It’s everything at once day
October is here, and new things with it!
1) Queers Destroy Horror special issue of Nightmare Magazine, edited by Wendy Wagner, is out! Unlike other Queers Destroy issues, this one includes a poetry section. That’s terrific – dark poetry has a long tradition, and I am glad to see it honored here. The poetry selection (available as an ebook or as a part of the paperback) includes work by me, Lisa Bradley, Amal El-Mohtar, Shweta Narayan, and others. Poetry for this issue was selected by Robyn Lupo.
2) Beneath Ceaseless Skies’ seventh (!!) anniversary issue is out today. It’s a double issue, with stories by Richard Parks, Naim Kabir, I.L.Heisler, and myself. All four stories are available in ebook; my story, a Birdverse novelette titled “Geometries of Belonging,” will be available online on October 8. I’ll post a separate entry with some notes about that story next week.
3) Strange Horizons is running a fund drive. As I’ve been saying year after year for a while now, Strange Horizons is superb. It’s one of the most venerable SFF publications, it excels in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and it is currently running its annual fund drive. Strange Horizons had my first professional short fiction sale (Kifli, 2010), and has published a number of my epic poems, including “In the Third Cycle” (Rannu Award winner, 1st Place in Strange Horizons Readers Poll), “Between the Mountain and the Moon” (1st Place in Strange Horizons Readers Poll, Rhysling award nominee), and, earlier this year, “Long Shadow”. I have donated a copy of my forthcoming poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird (Aqueduct, 2016) to the fund drive prize draw. But that’s not all! My Birdverse worldbuilding poem, “Three Principles of Strong Building,” is in the Fund drive Special Issue and will go live at $11,000. I hope you consider supporting this excellent magazine.