I’m being published in two magazines this January!

My reprint, “The Ace Of Knives”, is reprinted in Apex magazine!
I’ve had the honour of having both Nisi Shawl use it in her Writing The Other workshops, and Tananarive Due has used it as well, in her Black Horror course in UCLA. In both cases my story was used as an example of code-switching.

I have Rachel Nussbaum to thank, for if it wasn’t for her asking to interview me for an interview series she was doing on he Facebook page, Maurice Broaddus’ attention wouldn’t have been caught, and I wouldn’t have been reprinted.

I’m happy it gets such a great opportunity for reprinting!
It will be available for reading on Jan. 16th.
https://www.apex-magazine.com

Speaking of code-switching, I had originally conceived of “10 Steps To A Whole New You” walking back from rescuing an injured starling and handing it in to The Humane Society, near Queen and Broadview, around the middle of December last year, and had planned to do this story as an assignment to turn in as part of Richard Thomas’ Short Story Mechanics class. Based on how the course was designed, that didn’t work out. But I still wanted to work on it, seeing as I had never done a story in this way before. Writing a story in complete Patois had been done; heck, I’d spearheaded the way for SFF stories written in complete Patois, which is basically an English creole unique to the Caribbean, and it varies distinctly from island to island. Writing small segments of a story in Patois I’d done in The Ace Of Knives, for example. But actively switching between standard English and Patois? I hadn’t seen that done yet. So I’m assuming that’s how it got started, because I’m always striving to do something I hadn’t done previously in my work.

Fantasy Magazine will have it available for reading… and I also did the narration!… on the 19th.
https://www.fantasy-magazine.com

My award Eligible fiction for 2019

So, it’s that time of the year again, isn’t it?
Here’s my list of award eligible work for the year, folks.

1. “Bootleg Jesus”, published by Diabolical Plots, June 17th, 2019:
diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-52b

2. “Fear Of A Black Planet”, in It Came From Miskatonic University, published by Broken Eye Books:

Story: Tonya Liburd – Fear Of A Black Planet partial
Anthology: brokeneyebooks.com/store/c27/It-C

3. “Sometimes You”, in the Nothing Without Us anthology, published by Renaissance Press, September 30th 2019:

Story: Tonya Liburd – Sometimes You partial
Anthology: renaissancebookpress.com/product/nothin

4. “Mimosa Versus The Soucouyant”, in American Monsters 2, edited by Margrét Helgadóttir, published by Fox Spirit Books, forthcoming December 2019. The table of contents:

Story: Tonya Liburd – Mimosa vs the Soucouyant partial
Anthology: https://www.foxspirit.co.uk/american-monsters-part-2-toc/

And thanks for your consideration!

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!

Quick Sip Reviews examines my story, “Bootleg Jesus”!

Quick Sip Reviews has an AWESOME review of my story “Bootleg Jesus”.
Among other awesome words:
“It’s this clue from a young age that some rules can not only be broken, but must be in order to reach for justice. Because Jesus was a rebel, was a revolutionary…”
“…this is a story that nicely explores the need to escape those kind of abusive situations by any means, prioritizing first the victim and not pausing to consider the feelings of those who let the abuse happen in the first place. It’s often difficult and complex, but it’s also very much worth spending some time with. A great read!
http://quicksipreviews.blogspot.com/2019/06/quick-sips-diabolical-plots-52.html