American Monsters Part 2 TOC announced – I’m in it!

The Table Of Contents for American Monsters 2 was announced.
I’m in it! My story’s “Mimosa vs The Soucouyant”

American Monsters Part 2 – TOC

It includes a reprint of “Douen Mother” by R.S.A. Garcia, originally published at Abyss & Apex!

How Abyss & Apex fared in the 2015 Hugo voting: The Numbers

2015 Hugo Awards Semiprozine presentation

Best Semiprozine Nomination numbers (660 ballots)
229 votes: Intergalactic Medicine Show edited by Edmund R. Schubert 34.7 % (Withdrawn)
159 votes: Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant 24.1%
152 votes: Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison 23.0%
111 votes: Abyss & Apex edited by Wendy S. Delmater 16.8 %

100 votes Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine Edited by David Kernot & Sue Bursztynski 15.2%
94 votes: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Edited by Scott H. Andrews 14.2%
84 votes: The Book Smugglers Ana Grilo, Thea James 12.7 %
49 votes: Interzone Andy Cox 7.4%
39 votes: Pornokitsch Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin 5.9%

38 votes: Apex Magazine Jason Sizemore 5.8 %
38 votes: Clarkesworld Magazine Neil Clarke 5.8 %
30 votes: Apex John Joseph Adams 4.5 % 30
30 votes: Goblin Fruit Amal El-Mohtar and Caitlyn Paxson 4.5 %
29 Votes: Crossed Genres Bart R. Leib and Kay T. Holt 4.4%
29 votes: Sci Phi Journal Jason Rennie 4.4% 26
26 votes: Escape Pod Norm Sherman 3.9%



In fact our total is almost their combined total…

So this is the gig I’m doin’…

So I mentioned that once I felt confident, and been doing it consistently for a while, I’ll announce what I’m doing and where?

Well here it is.

I’m the Associate Editor for Abyss & Apex.

One of the first orders of business:- Our award-winning, nominated, and honourably mentioned stories are now FULLY listed on our Announcements page. There’s a lot. (

These include stories by Barth Anderson, Aliette de Bodard, Paul Di Filippo, Caren Gussoff, Howard V. Hendrix, Nora K. Jemisin, Jay Lake, Lisa Mantchev, Mary-Ann Mohanraj, Ruth Nestvold, one of my favourites-Tony Pi’s Aurora-nominated “Metamorphoses in Amber”-, Cat Rambo, Bud Sparhawk, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, Lavie Tidhar, and Genevieve Valentine.

Apparently, after Wendykins took over, she created a monster and became overwhelmed with submissions. I’m helping her swim. She had to cut down the submissions period to a week from a month, because we went from 200 pieces of slush to read, to over 1500.

Yeah. O_o

Wendy goes into some detail on this over at Abyss & Apex’s blog.

At this point we’ve got a good rep, and I’m here to help ensure that we keep it that way, and improve on said rep.

So bring it.

Your submissions, I mean.