Award nomination season is upon us and I’ve had things published this year that I’m really proud of. I’d be honoured if anyone were to consider my work for nomination. I am also in my first year of elibigility for the Campbell Award.
So, with less self-deprecation than in the past couple of years, here are my award-eligible works for 2016:
(eligible for the Hugos, Nebulas and World Fantasy)
“The City Beneath the Sea” (c. 1,100 words)
Published in the anthology An Alphabet of Embers, edited by Rose Lemberg. This is a story on the borders of dream and waking. “They say it appears when the stars shift up right, shuffle into a straight line in their slow dance. And here we are, waiting.”
“Water, Birch, and Blood” (c. 4,100 words)
Published in Strange Horizons, the special issue Our Queer Planet. This was inspired by summers spent in Finnish summer cottages, and wondering what happens to the children who save magical worlds and get sent back home. “Crows, their granite grey and black wings beating victory into the air, the flash of an unknown face like a fir tree–”
“Creation” (c. 1,000 words)
Published in the August 2016 issue of Flash Fiction Online. Faerie is grim, but hope can be born even amid despair. “When the Queen of Faerie orders you to do something, you don’t refuse.”
(I’m very proud of all three stories, but especially since An Alphabet of Embers is not freely available, I’d like to recommend “Water, Birch, and Blood”.)
Poetry (short poem):
(eligible for the Rhysling Award)
- “Village Woman” in the Winter 2016 issue of Goblin Fruit.
- “Witch’s Lens” in Polu Texni.
- “After Selling Your Soul to the Trickster God” in Issue 59 of Abyss & Apex.
- “Taboo” in Strange Horizons.
- “Bird People” in Volume 1, Issue 4 of Remixt.