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Short Story in Women Destroy Fantasy!

So Women Destroy Fantasy! is a real thing that definitely exists (I have external confirmation that I am not solipsistically hallucinating this… though I guess that doesn’t mean much if we’re going to carry solipsism to its logical conclusion) and I have a story in the book version, which you can get hold of here! I am thrilled and amazed and slightly terrified about this: it’s my first pro sale and the first story that sold on first submission, and I am so deeply grateful to Cat Rambo for picking ‘Drowning in Sky’ out of slush. ❤ Importantly, I’ve had the proofs of this for the last couple of weeks, so I can say for certain that everything in this massive special issue is amazing, starting with Kate Hall’s story The Scrimshaw and The Scream, which you can read for free on the Fantasy Magazine site.

All going well, there should be another piece of news about ‘Drowning in Sky’ soon, but since it isn't currently available for free I'll say here that it's a pretty busy story. There's an author spotlight in which I talk about some of the things that went into it (the Arachne myth / the sinking of Helike / the statue of Nike Apteros), but other ingredients include a line borrowed from Aristotle, the ancient Athenian festival of Anthesteria, and probably some things I’ve already forgotten. And if you were curious about how Ann, who certainly hasn’t read Plato’s account of the death of Socrates in the Phaedo, jumped to a certain conclusion so quickly, well, my Lakeside Circus flash Aqua Vitalis has the answer.

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Flash Fiction at Lakeside Circus

I have a piece of flash fiction in Issue 2 of Lakeside Circus! Woke up this morning to find it’s gone up here: Aqua Vitalis, a poisonous little story in which, I’m afraid, the dog dies. It’s from the St. Ann collection, though, so you should expect that.

There are some really lovely stories in this issue. I like dan campbell’s siren, Sonya Taaffe’s Skerry-Bride and Alexandra Grunberg’s The Seam of Creation particularly.

Story in Star Quake 2 Anthology

This was a bit of bright news: my story ‘The Poet and the Lily’ (SQ Mag, Nov. 2013) was chosen for inclusion in the SQ Mag anthology for 2013, Star Quake 2, available for order here. The TOC is here, so you can see all the other amazing authors in it.

I have other short story news (about new stories, even!) coming up, but I’m going to keep it to myself for now, because I never quite trust ETAs until they materialise.