New Poetry, Readercon, Nebula
The Winter Goblin Fruit is up, with glorious illustrations, beautiful work by Mat Joiner, Shweta Narayan, Alicia Cole, Ada Hoffmann, Sally Rosen Kindred, and others! I have two poems in this issue, both fragments from the Crow Epic – “The Journeymaker, Climbing” and “The Journeymaker to Keddar.” The latter is a love poem (of sorts), for those to whom these things are important today.
Another shiny I failed to mention is the new issue of Through the Gate. It only contains three poems. I admire Mitchell’s minimalism – he is unafraid to publish an issue of three poems because they go perfectly together, like an intricately crafted puzzle box. His epigraph is appropriate: “Two pieces of coin in one bag make more noise than a hundred.” This issue contains work by Bogi Takács, myself, and Sonya Taaffe.
A special interest panel I proposed, “Sociolionguistics and SFF,” has been accepted for Readercon.
I made my Nebula nominations last night. I have not done an eligibility post this year, but my short story “Seven Losses of Na Re” is eligible this year, and some folks have recommended it. This is the story that will be reprinted in the Vandermeers’ feminist anthology.