My list of Award eligible 2018 Publications

For your consideration!
A thread of my award eligible 2018 publications.

“A Stitch In Time”, Survivor anthology:
https://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p453/Survivor.html

“Superfreak”, Shades Within Us:
http://laksamedia.com/shades-within-us-an-anthology-for-a-cause

“An Accounting, Of Sorts”, See The Elephant Magazine Issue 4: Beyond Death:
https://t.co/IAxoSpvJ3R

“Chronology Of A Burn”, Vastarien: A Literary Journal​, issue 3:
Issues

“Damned Cat”, Polar Borealis Magazine, Jan/Feb 2018:

Click to access POLAR-BOREALIS-5-Jan-Feb-2018.pdf

“Fear Of A Black Planet”, in the anthology “It Came From Miskatonic University”, is still forthcoming. Unless I am informed otherwise, I will assume it is still slated for publication during the remainder of the year. I will edit this post to suit.

Patreon Patrons given extensive overview of my short story writing process

I’ve just given my Patrons screenshots to detail the process I’m currently going through to produce a story that’s hopefully between 1,000 – 3,500 words.
 
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Rich Horton mentions me in his review of Shades Within Us!

Rich Horton over at Locus Magazine has this to say about my story “Superfreak” in the anthology Shades Within Us:

“…the story is a powerful look at the protagonist taking control of her life and her body.”

EEEEE!!!

(Runs around screaming)

You can read the whole review here:
https://bit.ly/2z4UdRs

New Story of mine available in See The Elephant magazine!

GOOD MORNING!
See The Elephant magazine, with my story “An Accounting, Of Sorts”, is now ready for purchase by the public in PFD, EPUB and Mobi formats on the MCP website and Amazon!
 
 
Buy and leave reviews at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHJCDX4/
 
Available at Weightless Books Soon!

Publisher’s Weekly calls my story “A Stitch In Time” a “Standout” story!

Standout stories include Tonya Liburd’s “A Stitch in Time,” in which a young man uses his gift of time travel to relive moments with his deceased girlfriend only to sink into an addictive pattern…

The Survivor anthology appears to be slated for an August release, according to the review’s tag.
You can read the whole review here:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59021-174-8

I made Rich Horton’s Campbell Recommendation List!

So, yesterday, I got a private message that I made Rich Horton’s Campbell Recommendation List and I had to see it for myself.

From his website:

Finally, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This is given to the best writer whose first professional publication in the SF or Fantasy field appeared in the past two years (2016 or 2017). Writertopia has a page, not guaranteed to be complete, with a list of eligible authors: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell .

I went through that list and came up with the following writers who have done something that impressed me:

G. V. Anderson (who already has a World Fantasy Award!)
R. S. Benedict
J. R. Dawson
Giovanni di Feo
Tonya Liburd
Benjamin C. Kinney
Finbarr O’Reilly
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Rebecca Roanhorse
D. A. Xiaolin Spires

(…just WHAT…!?!?! THERE I AM!!!)
So excuse me I’m a be passed out on the floor with the vapours…

My Award Eligible publications for 2017

2017 is almost over. These past twelve months were filled with landmarks for my writing career: My first professional publication, getting two pro sales under my belt for SFWA qualification, a Rhysling nomination for my poetry, my first ever pro sale being on the Nebula Suggested Reading List…
…and without further ado, dear readers/followers, the obligatory Awards Eligible List of my works for 2017…!

  1. “Through Dreams She Moves”, longlisted for the 2015 Carter V Cooper (Vanderbilt)/Exile $15,000 Short Fiction Competition; appearing in the UnCommon Minds anthology, January 2017
  2. “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig”, “Mondays Are Murder” Series, Akashic Books, Feb 6th, 2017
  3. “A Question Of Faith“, BookSmugglers, July 11th, 2017.
    (On the The Nebula Awards Suggested Reading List)
  4. To Have And To Hold” (flash fiction),  Polar Borealis Magazine,  July/August 2017
  5.  “Strange Ink” (poem), Polar Borealis Magazine, July/August 2017
  6. Let Me In” (poem), “ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWERS” Unnerving Magazine chapbook