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Why An Alphabet of Embers is Love

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

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An Alphabet of Embers Day 1, now with letters

In case you missed it, the Kickstarter for An Alphabet of Embers has launched last night.  We are kickstarting for an anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose. The book will have beautiful cover art by Galen Dara, and there are so many wonderful rewards –

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Keep yourself safe

I was going to write an essay on landscape impermanence to expand on this storify of my tweets about landscape, competence, immigration, privilege. For a reason I cannot share, the essay is not happening right now. It might happen later. Instead, I offer this video by Melnica and a translation, for those who need it, today

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Poem sale, and a future kickstarter

My poem “Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money” has been accepted for publication at Apex. I am very happy about this! This is a humorous (of sorts) poem about the perils of fundraising. Speaking of fundraising, this June I am planning to kickstart for an anthology of short, weird, surrealist pieces of up to 1200

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2013 in review

This was a very difficult year for me. I got divorced, started single-parenting my kid after the ex left town, and went up for tenure. My health has been frustrating and often outright scary. While my personal life was in upheaval, some SFF things happened; here they are.   Stories published: “Teffeu: A Book from

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Queer Speculative Poetry recommendations

As you may know, I am putting together a Queer chapbook with work from Stone Telling (including the queer issue) to launch at Wiscon. One of the contributors to Stone Telling 7 and the queer chapbook, Dominik Parisien, is asking: Just out of curiosity, have you considered including a brief “Recommended Reading” section in the

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November-December summary

I sold a magic realist short story, “Seven Losses of Na Re,” to Daily Science Fiction – which means that I now qualify for SFWA. In poetry news, my mythic-folkloric poem “Kytgy and Kunlelo” came out at Scheherezade’s Bequest, and the whimsical “The Tenured faculty meets to discuss the Moon’s campus visit” came out at

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Publishing news and appearances

My small poem “The Journeymaker in Kestai,” featuring two Cycle characters, has been accepted for publication at Mythic Delirium for the Spring 2012 issue. Mike Allen announced the ToC yesterday; my piece is in a very good company. Joshua Gage has written to accept “Walrus,” the only short poem I’ve written and published in 2010,

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