Acceptance in Lightspeed Queer Issue + Publication in EscapePod

Two bits of great news to report.

First, my post-apocalyptic story “Blight” has appeared in EscapePod, the audio SF magazine. Read it here: http://escapepod.org/2015/03/17/ep486-blight/.

Second, my story “Trickier With Each Translation” was accepted for the Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Science Fiction special issue highlighting queer science fiction. I don’t normally announce acceptances here, but I’m really psyched. I love Lightspeed and I love what they’re doing with the Destruction Series. Here’s the rest of the awesome lineup.

To read my essay from their successful Kickstarter campaign on why queer representation in SFF is important to me, click here.

“Everything Beneath You” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Read it here: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/everything-beneath-you/

Based on a medley of myths, “Everything Beneath You” concerns a goddess, a dragon ship, and woman who wants it all. It’s my first publication in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and I am psyched to have work in one of my favorite magazines.

“Sleepers” — Interzone (March 2014)

My short story “Sleepers” appeared in the March 2014 issue of Interzone and was reprinted online in the December 2014 isssue of Fantastic Stories.

Art by Martin Hanford
Art by Martin Hanford

First line: “The newscasters say that the sleepers came without warning, that one day they weren’t here and the next, they were.”

Inspiration: In February of 2013, my partner had spinal surgery. On my birthday one day later, I broke my ankle in a car crash. This left us both rather helpless in a 700 square foot duplex, but it also gave me six free weeks of writing time and some misery for inspiration. Naturally, I wrote about a young woman struggling with panic and the drawn-out death of her father in a hospital.

Praise for “Sleepers”:

Buy a copy of Interzone, the high quality British SFF magazine where “Sleepers” first appeared (Issue 252): http://ttapress.com/interzone/backissues/

Read it for free on Fantastic Stories: http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/short-story-sleepers/

Art: The Tempest by Jennifer Stufflebeam

“Sleepers” reprinted in Fantastic Stories

My story “Sleepers,” which originally appeared in Interzone, has been reprinted in Fantastic Stories, which means it’s now free to read online: http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/short-story-sleepers/

“The newscasters say that the sleepers came without warning, that one day they weren’t here and the next, they were. I don’t believe them. There must have been signs we were too wrapped up in our busy lives to see.”

“Where You Came From”

Have a new story out in Three-Lobed Burning Eye, which also happens to be the companion piece to one of my poems:

“In Agape the people starve themselves, of food, of blood, of water, of rosy cheeks and sex; they go to school and church and then to their houses where they lock themselves in and try to ignore the howls in their own throats. In Agape a group of high school friends used to sneak out and lose themselves to the moon every month. There was the wind against our skin as we ran through streets empty of life. There were the bones we buried in our parents’ backyards. Small towns are full of secrets.”

http://www.3lobedmag.com/issue26/3lbe26_story2.html