The results of the Strange Horizons Readers Poll came out, and i am extremely happy to see so many of my favorite people and pieces represented. In particular, the poetry slate looks like this: First place: “You Are Here” by Bogi Takács Second place: “Salamander Song” by Rose Lemberg and Emily Jiang Third place: “Seeds”
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During the Kickstarter campaign and editorial work for An Alphabet of Embers, I have also been editing a poetry anthology, Spelling the Hours. Taking Sofia Samatar’s “Girl Hours” as a cornerstone, this anthology focuses on underrepresented and forgotten figures of science and technology. The anthology is a part of An Alphabet of Embers rewards, but
For 2014, I am eligible with prose (short stories), poetry (short poetry category), and as Best Fan Writer. Regarding Best Fan Writer, I’ve never before considered myself a candidate, but in the spirit of #dontselfreject, I do think I qualify. For my essays, look in Essays the category. Especially highlighted are: “Encouraging Diversity – An
The last day of 2014 saw the publication of the Fall issue of the ever-wonderful Goblin Fruit. The artist was a bit delayed, so I created a quick placeholder layout for the issue. The placeholder melted on the 2nd of January, to be replaced by a glorious “Winter is Sown” layout by Grant Jeffery, which
Today I am announcing two excellent bits of Birdverse news, and I am very excited about both of them. First, some of you might remember my long poem, I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz, which appeared in Goblin Fruit in Summer 2013. Earlier this year, it was nominated
My poem “Earth Map” is now up at Mythic Delirium. It is a prose poem in the land poems series, and I am very happy with how it came out. Hope you enjoy, too. Speaking of prose poems, Bogi Takács’s “You Are Here” an animated SFnal poem about a war memorial, and it is mind-blowing.
This year, I have three pieces in the short story category, of which I would like to promote two for fiction award eligibility. (Please promote yours, too!) “A City on its Tentacles” – a slipstream/fantasy/magic realist short story about a mother and a chronically ill child. It appeared in in the inaugural issue of Lackington’s,
So, earlier this week, Strange Horizons published my poem “The rivers, the birchgroves, all the receding earth.” It is a very Russian poem; it is short and has hares. Each spring the rivers rose, I pushed my boat out to the drowning forest. Hares stood on tree stumps, shaking. Each to each rattled the babble
My surrealist piece “Theories of Pain”, which first appeared in Daily Science Fiction, will be reprinted in The Humanity of Monsters, an anthology edited by Michael Matheson for ChiZine Publications. It is scheduled to be published in late 2015. Thank you, Michael – and special thanks to Jonathan and Michele at DSF for publishing it,
My poem “After the Mistress of the Copper Mountain,” a queer retelling of one of my beloved childhood stories, is up at Through the Gate. This poem is dedicated to Shweta Narayan. My notes about the poem are at the website. This issue also contains work by Sonya Taaffe, Mari Ness, Michele Bannister, Jack H.