This week, Ellen Datlow released her longlist of stories published in 2021 for Best Horror #14. I was incredibly surprised and thrilled to see my story "What Remains to Wake" was included in that list! "What Remains to Wake" was originally published in The Deadlands Issue 5, and is still available to read on their … Continue reading “What Remains to Wake” Recommended for Best Horror #14!
Author: Jordan Taylor
Awards Eligibility Post 2022
I had one awards-eligible story published in 2022: "Bramblewilde," which appeared in Issue 47 of Uncanny Magazine. "Bramblewilde" is a Regency fairy tale focused on queerness, found family, and difficult family relationships. It's one that's especially close to my heart - and one I tried writing several different ways before finally hitting upon a version … Continue reading Awards Eligibility Post 2022
I’m now on Mastodon!
With everything going on in the realm of Twitter, I'm trying out a new platform. I've joined the wandering.shop mastodon, along with several other writers in the SFF space. If you too are considering migrating over (or have been there all along), you can find me at @firstname.lastname@example.org!
Where’s Jordan: October/November ’22
My next few weeks are going to be very busy! I've got a very exciting end of October and early November planned. The last week of October, I'll be taking my first trip to Europe! We plan to stay in London and Paris and do lots of sight-seeing, visiting museums, bookstores, and the opera, and … Continue reading Where’s Jordan: October/November ’22
Support The Deadlands’ Kickstarter, and receive a story critique from me!
The Deadlands recently launched their Year 3 Kickstarter, running all this month through Halloween. The Deadlands is a speculative fiction magazine run by Elise Catherine Tobler, formerly of Shimmer. The Deadlands publishes "short stories, poems, and essays about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere." Last year … Continue reading Support The Deadlands’ Kickstarter, and receive a story critique from me!
Riding the Writing Roller Coaster
Strap in. Three days ago, I got my first full manuscript rejection on the novel I'm querying. I should preface this by saying: the agent was incredibly kind. He provided wonderful feedback - both encouraging and critical - read and responded to my manuscript in a very reasonable amount of time, and even emailed me … Continue reading Riding the Writing Roller Coaster
Upcoming Story Translation
I'm really excited to announce that my story "The Nine Scents of Sorrow" is getting a Polish translation! "The Nine Scents of Sorrow" originally appeared in Uncanny Magazine in 2020, and was nominated for a 2021 World Fantasy Award. It's getting translated into Polish and will appear in a future issue of Nowa Fantastyka, a … Continue reading Upcoming Story Translation
“Bramblewilde” is now live at Uncanny Magazine!
"Bramblewilde" is now free to read on Uncanny Magazine's website! "Bramblewilde" has: One vine-covered cottageTwo members of fairy royaltyThree fake marriagesFour angry mothersThe greatest number of em-dashes ever used in a single story This is a story that's especially close to my heart, one I tried to tell several different ways that weren’t working before … Continue reading “Bramblewilde” is now live at Uncanny Magazine!
Support Uncanny’s Year 9 Kickstarter, and receive a manuscript critique from me!
Today, Uncanny Magazine launched their Kickstarter for Year 9, including their special 50th issue. Uncanny is a speculative fiction magazine run by Lynne and Michael Thomas, who put an incredible amount of hard work and passion into their promotion of the magazine and its contributors. My World Fantasy Award-nominated story "The Nine Scents of Sorrow" … Continue reading Support Uncanny’s Year 9 Kickstarter, and receive a manuscript critique from me!
“Bramblewilde” in Uncanny Issue 47
Uncanny Issue 47 is out - and look at that incredible cover! Seriously, I'm in love with this one. Issue 47 includes my story "Bramblewilde," a Regency fairy tale exploring class, gender, and rebellion (but, like, in a fun way). "Bramblewilde" has: One vine-covered cottageTwo members of fairy royaltyThree fake marriagesThe greatest number of em … Continue reading “Bramblewilde” in Uncanny Issue 47