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!
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
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 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!
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!
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
Typically I'd post these ahead of time or within the same month to help facilitate meet-ups or spread the word about readings and appearances, but May was a very busy month for me, so this one is a little bit late! This May, I was excited to be able to attend the New York International … Continue reading Where (was) Jordan: May 2022
I recently received my contributor copies for Underland Arcana Issue 5 and Megara Publishing's The Haunted Quill. Underland Arcana's February Issue contains my story "The Witches' Parliament," an alternate history piece featuring Benjamin Disraeli, while The Haunted Quill contains my story "La Orpheline," which originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I especially love the tarot … Continue reading Underland Arcana 5 and The Haunted Quill
My story "The Witches' Parliament" was published in February's Issue 5 of Underland Arcana. Underland Arcana publishes speculative fiction with a focus on the Tarot, and it seemed a perfect fit for this story that features the Tarot pretty heavily! "The Witches' Parliament" opens with a quote from Benjamin Disraeli: "England is governed not by … Continue reading “The Witches’ Parliament” in Underland Arcana Issue 5
If you're reading for the 2021 Hugos, Nebulas, World Fantasy Awards, or any others... My one awards eligible story of 2021 is "What Remains to Wake," published this October in Issue 5 of The Deadlands, edited by E. Catherine Tobler. I'd be honored if you gave it a read!