I haven’t been posting a lot here because of health and related mobility issues. Today I was supposed to present a poster at SRCLD, a child language conference, but I had to cancel my attendance and ask my coauthors to present the poster instead of me. I was really looking forward to meeting some of you at SRCLD, so this is a bit sad… I hope you liked the poster I am really grateful to Karla McGregor and Katherine R. Gordon for both their comments and additions to the poster, and also for presenting it instead of me.
I will be taking my PhD comprehensive exams soon, which is a multi-week process, so I will mostly focus on doing that and also on trying to maintain some semblance of health… but besides that, Alphabet of Embers is almost ready to print after many hitches, so that will be a thing hopefully soon, G-d willing. The next issue of Inkscrawl is also close to being finished… And I haven’t forgotten about my promised review of Bone Gap either. I have mostly written it, but I need to insert quotes from the book to substantiate my claims that it really does say the things I mentioned, some of it is really hard to believe!
Some more cheerful news:
I just had a flash story titled All Talk of Common Sense in Volume 3 of Polychrome Ink. This is a print and ebook magazine and I just received my author copy – I’m very much looking forward to reading it! If you are interested it, you can purchase it in various formats on the website of the press. If you are a writer, they pay decent semi-pro rates and are very friendly and inclusive.
I will do my best to post story notes for this one soon! It is a tie-in story to my novelette coming later this year in GigaNotoSaurus, and in this one I was experimenting with #ownvoices and how it would work in a quasi-historical fantasy setting. Autistic protagonist in a medieval-Hungary-esque world!
And here is a little teaser:
Another piece of good news – my space opera story The Need for Overwhelming Sensation, originally published in the launch issue of Capricious, will be reprinted in Transcendent – The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by K. M. Szpara.
You can do many things:
* read the story in Capricious (free!)
* read my bonus story notes (also free it has content warnings for before reading and spoilery bonuses after reading)
* preorder Transcendent, with a $5 preorder discount!
I really like the cover art:
The cover artist is Noel Arthur Heimpel and they are also trans.
It’s also really cool that the person on the cover has a headcovering, not very many trans people wear headcoverings, but I am one. I know this is totally incidental, but awesome nonetheless.
I’m looking forward to reading the book, there are many stories in it that I haven’t read before, actually. I’ll also need to see what I can put on the #ownvoices trans SFF list from the table of contents! This is also a reminder that the list is open for further additions on Goodreads. If you are a trans/nb/gq author and have an #ownvoices SFF story or book, but Goodreads doesn’t let you put your own work on lists, you can comment and I can put it on for you.