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New poem: “Odessa”

araiza-whispers_650pxI can honestly say I never thought I’d make a post like this. Although I’ve been writing poetry for years (officially since that epic poem when I was 9 that took up half a notebook), I’ve never submitted it anywhere or shown it to anyone. It was my private little thing, just some fun with words for my own enjoyment.

So, imagine my shock when the first poem I’ve ever submitted anywhere was accepted for publication! And a venue like Strange Horizons, a publication I’ve been a huge fan of for years. It’s been… slightly surreal.

Read “Odessa” at Strange Horizons

If I had to give this poem a summary (do people do that? is it a thing?) I’d say it was about time-traveling Jewish ladies. I hope you read it and enjoy it! It was written during a fairly difficult time in my life when I was too sick to write anything longer than a poem, and I’m so immensely excited to see it posted publicly for all to read.

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You can now buy a book with a story by me in it!

51le-xafxfl-_sx331_bo1204203200_My short story “Life and Death in the Frozen City” has now been published in a real book that you can really buy!

The story is about a traveler who has to survive on an occupied planet where gender is binary and It’s part of FUTURISTICA 1, an anthology of really great scifi stories I still can’t believe I’ve really been included in.

It’s especially “wait, is this really happening?” for me because “Life and Death in the Frozen City” was the first original short story I ever wrote, about 7-8 years ago, and the version in my final draft from that time is almost identical to the one in the book. I’m a very different writer these days, but I still love that story, and am so, so happy to be able to share it with people at last.

You can get FUTURISTICA on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

And of course, if you do end up picking it up, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. (As a reviewer I am… ridiculously excited about the possibility of there being reviews of something I wrote.)

Update on “The Princess and the Demon”

running_20bunny_20issue_20cover_20_238_400wSo, a while ago I updated to say that my short story The Princess and the Demon was featured in issue #8 of The Running Bunny, but you could only get the issue by singing up for Patreon.

I am very happy to announce that you can now get the issue at their online store, without the need to sign up for Patreon! 🙂

As a reminder: the story is a queer fantasy with a happy ending, and is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Ursula Grey. (A sample of the illustrations.)

You can get it here: Issue #8 of The Running Bunny >>

Short story: “The Princess and the Demon”

065de4_ca250c26526f42c7bfd08beae493f927 You can now, for the first time, read an original short story by me! With bonus awesome illustrations!

“The Princess and the Demon” is about 2700 words of feel-good, queer fantasy about, well, a princess and a demon.

It appears in issue #8 of The Running Bunny! Between now and January 31st you can get it at a discount by supporting the creators on Patreon. After January 31st you’ll be able to get it for slightly more at the digital store.

A preview of the amazing illustrations by Ursula Gray:

4 Webcomics (Written by Women) You Should Check Out

tj_and_amal_cover_detail_view_by_bigbigtruck-d422o1r-702x336Over the weekend my article for Women Write About Comics, about some of my favorite free comics on the internet, got published! I’m really stunned at howbeautiful it looks. There are pictures all over, and so many different colors and a colorful background – none of my previous articles have looked like that!

Anyway, to read my recommendations for “The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal”, “Check, Please!”, “Starfighter” and “The Substitutes” head on over to WWAC for the full article.

October linkspam!

Welcome to the inaugural linkspam!

I keep tossing links up on my twitter and then not being able to find them because everything is a jumble, so – it occured to me collecting them in one place might be a good idea. Mostly this is stuff related to writing and reading – cool things to think about, cool places to submit your work.

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