I am pleased to announce that I sold “These are the roads that loop and entwine me,” a short story/magic realist memoir about leaving the Soviet Union, to the inaugural issue of Bahamut. Bahamut is a new biannual print journal focusing on the progressive fringe in transnational literature. It is edited by Darin Bradley and
We’re about 2 weeks away from the end of the reading period for An Alphabet of Embers. We are reading until Sep 30th (inclusive of that day). We’ve received many wonderful stories, and are hoping to receive many more before closing to submissions. Please do not be discouraged from submitting! You’ll never know whether something
We are happy to announce the cover and lineup for the 11th issue of Stone Telling magazine, featuring all new-to-us voices. The issue is scheduled to go live in the next 2 weeks. Poetry: Isabel Yap, The Monkey Climbs the Tree, as the Turtle Watches Valeria Rodríguez, Vertigo and Annihilation Gillian Daniels, To the Creature
I am pleased to announce that my poem “Archival testimony fragments/minersong” will appear in Uncanny. This is a SFnal poem, which is rare for me, and it is set in the same SFnal universe as another poem of mine, “Dualities, ” which is forthcoming in Mythic Delirium. I am thrilled that “Archival testimony fragments/minersong” has found a
I’m happy to announce that my poem, “The Mikveh of Past Meanings,” will appear in Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévien and Gareth Prior. I am very excited about this project and cannot wait to see the final product. I have also sold a SFnal short story, “Stalemate,” to Lackington’s for their Institutions
The essay mirrored below was written by Shweta Narayan. I mirror it here because it is important, insightful, and timely; it draws on Shweta’s research into cognitive science to help us understand how we process and are affected by cultural concepts (such as ‘bird’, ‘whiteness’). Comments should go to Shweta’s Livejournal entry or its Tumblr
When I first envisioned the anthology, I knew that I wanted to do more than to create a book: I wanted other artists to create art that relates to the book. The whole process of fundraising for An Alphabet of Embers became just that, art enabling more art to be born. The adventure began with
Shortly before we hit goal, I promised to draw cheerful critters for the next 5 backers of An Alphabet of Embers. I have recently discovered the program Artrage, which is a natural media simulator for Tablet computers. I can no longer use natural media due to disability, but e-drawing with Artrage is proving to be relatively pain-free.
WE ARE FULLY FUNDED THANKS TO OUR AMAZING WONDERFUL BACKERS AND SUPPORTERS!!!! And we are now officially OPEN to submissions. Submissions guidelines have been updated and are available here! But wait! We’re not done! Still 9 days to go! CONSIDERING INCREASING YOUR PLEDGE? Available now: one postcard with a random Letter of Embers
Today, I wanted to talk a bit about Spelling the Hours, a bonus poetry chapbook that is offered for our higher-tier backers of An Alphabet of Embers (you can get an ebook of both An Alphabet of Embers and Spelling the Hours for 20$, and a paperback of both books + ebook versions for 45$).