For Your 2014 Hugo Nomination Consideration

I kinda missed posting this before the Nebula deadline, but there’s still almost a week before the Hugo nomination deadline (3/31). So, for your 2014 Hugo Nomination Consideration:

Short story “Trixie and the Pandas of Dread” published in the January 2013 issue of Apex Magazine and podcast in March of 2013 by Escape Pod (read by Mur Lafferty).

[Edit: I just learned that “Trixie” is up for Best Escape Pod Episode of 2013! *squee!* Voting ends April 2nd.]

Short story “Whatever Skin You Wear” published in the anthology Solaris Rising 2, edited by Ian Whates.


* Anyone who was or is a member of the 2013, 2014, or 2015 Worldcons as of January 31, 2014 is eligible to nominate for the 2014 Hugo Awards. To nominate head over the Loncon 3 Hugo Awards Website.

Sale to Cicada and The Book of Apex: Volume 4 Table of Contents and Cover

In non-”C”-word news, I just sold a reprint of “Beautiful Winter” to the YA magazine Cicada (of the Cricket Magazine Group stable of publications), slated for publication in their April/May 2014 issue. My very first fiction sale was to Cicada, and this magazine holds a very special place in my heart. I’m delighted to be appearing in it again.

And I saw that the cover and Table of Contents of The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, has been revealed:

Book of Apex V4 cover

Cover art by Julie Dillon and jacket design by Justin Steward

Contents:

  • “The Bread We Eat in Dreams” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The Leavings of the Wolf” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “The 24 Hour Brother” by Christopher Barzak
  • “Faithful City” by Michael Pevzner
  • “So Glad We Had This Time Together” by Cat Rambo
  • “Sweetheart Showdown” by Sarah Dalton
  • “Bear in Contradicting Landscape” by David J. Schwartz
  • “My Body Her Canvas” by A.C. Wise
  • “A Member of the Wedding of Heaven and Hell” by Richard Bowes
  • “Copper, Iron, Blood and Love” by Mari Ness
  • “The Second Card of the Major Arcana” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • “Love is a Parasite Meme” by Lavie Tidhar
  • “Decomposition” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “Tomorrow’s Dictator” by Rahul Kanakia
  • “Winter Scheming” by Brit Mandelo
  • “In the Dark” by Ian Nichols
  • “The Silk Merchant” by Ken Liu
  • “Ironheart” by Alec Austin
  • “Coyote Gets His Own Back” by Sarah Monette
  • “Waiting for Beauty” by Marie Brennan
  • “Murdered Sleep” by Kat Howard
  • “Armless Maidens of the American West” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “Sexagesimal” by Katharine E.K. Duckett
  • “During the Pause” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “Weaving Dreams” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Always the Same. Till it is Not” by Cecil Castellucci
  • “Sprig” by Alex Bledsoe
  • “Splinter” by Shira Lipkin
  • “Erzulie Dantor” by Tim Susman
  • “Labyrinth” by Mari Ness
  • “Blood from Stone” by Alethea Kontis
  • “Trixie and the Pandas of Dread” by Eugie Foster :)
  • “The Performance Artist” by Lettie Prell

Due out later this month.

Happy 2013! No Resolutions. Well, maybe just one.

This is normally when I look back over the previous year and make some resolutions for the new one, but I’m sort of off resolutions. It’s not that I don’t have any goals or good intentions to enumerate. To the contrary, I have many items I’d like to accomplish, improvements I’d like to make, tasks I want to complete. But coming off of 2012, I find I made all my deadlines and am caught up on my urgently outstanding to-do items. Aside from feeling like I should beware the impending Apocalypse, it makes me realize that I haven’t found resolutions all that helpful. When a deadline pops up, I’ll work my ass off to meet it because that’s what I do with deadlines. When a project lands on my plate, ditto ass ditto off ditto just ‘cuz. And I’m fully aware of personal items I’d like to address with an eye towards improvement as they’re largely the same ones dogging me most if not all my life. Me making a list isn’t going to up my motivation or change my work habits, or at least it certainly hasn’t up to this point.

So I’m going to skip the resolution list-making. Instead, I’ll just resolve to do my best, and if/when my best doesn’t pan out the way I’d like, I resolve not to let it get to me.

In lieu of a list of resolutions, herein a rundown of my work published in 2012:

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*reprint
†free fiction