My biggest ongoing project is the Earthkeepers arc, a series of (sometimes loosely) connected stories set in my secondary world, Birdverse. Most, if not all of the stories in the arc take place in the aftermath of an environmental disaster that in the beginning goes all but unnoticed until it rapidly and precariously deteriorates, threatening the land’s very existence. Against this backdrop, installments of the Earthkeepers arc each tell their own stories of political developments and individual lives entangled.
I completed the first novel in the arc, Bridgers, in late 2012 and plan to begin sending it out for consideration in early 2013. You can read more about Bridgers in this interview.
In addition, I am working on the following smaller projects:
1) Charovnik: a book of transformations. A collection of mythic poems about people who change shape, and those who love them. There is a strong queer vibe running through the collection. The title Charovnik is a riff on a lost Old Russian manuscript so titled (Charovnik means ‘charmer’ or ‘wizard’); this manuscript allegedly held the instructions for taking the shapes of twelve animals. The collection is currently on submission.
2) Thirteen Principles of Faith: A collection of surrelaist/magic realist stories and poems with a strong Jewish undercurrent. I have five flash stories and four poems completed for this collection, but I am letting it grow organically, and don’t expect it to become real for a few years yet.
In terms of editing projects, I have founded and am currently co-editing Stone Telling magazine with Shweta Narayan. We publish boundary-crossing, diverse speculative poetry with a strong emotional core. As a part of Stone Telling, I have edited and published Here, We Cross, a collection of queer and genderfluid poetry from Stone Telling 1-7.
I have also edited The Moment of Change, a critically acclaimed anthology of speculative feminist poetry that has come out of Aqueduct Press in 2012.