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Obligatory Eligibility Post: 2018

'Tis the season, I guess! I always forget about it until I see social media buzz, and I wonder if I ever would get around to making these posts if I didn't see other people get around to it as well. 
In 2018 I published two cute stories and one dark one:
"When the Bough Breaks" in Mythic Delirium, a story about hostile spirits terrorizing children in a high-rise luxury condominium.
"A Field of Sapphires and Sunshine" in Glass and Gardens: Tales of Solarpunk Summers, my second foray into solarpunk. It's about an international student returning home to her family's business, dwelling on a breakup while on her solar-dirigible ride home. 
"Magic Potion Behind-the-Mountains" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, which follows the misadventures of a young magistrate as he struggles to learn the recipe for a magic potion in the rural hinterlands of his assigned county.
I doubt these will rouse anything more than a murmur, but I'm fairly proud of mysel…

New Fiction! "By the Storytelling Fire"

I have a new short story out in the Fireside Fiction Quarterly! They have an amazing selection of short fiction available online, but my story, "By the Storytelling Fire" is only available in the print quarterly, which you can get by subscribing to them for just $10 a month! You can also get it by buying it as a $5 back issue; I'm in Issue 63.
It's a beautiful print issue, with illustrations by fantastic artists and so many excellent writers like Brandon O'Brien and Sheree Renee Thomas! I'm very excited to be part of the Fireside oeuvre ^^
"By the Storytelling Fire" is about two people telling each other fairytales that may or may not be about themselves. One is a remix of Sleeping Beauty, examining consent that is not given in the original tale; the other is a tale of an illegitimate prince who rejects toxic masculinity. 
I wrote this for my final week of Clarion 2016, and I'm so glad it's out in the world! I hope you like it!

Upcoming fiction: NEW SUNS

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It's a new year, and I've got new fiction coming up! I'll be in New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by the inimitable Nisi Shawl! It'll be published by Solaris Books in March! 
I encounter LeVar Burton once more as he's written the introduction of this book, and I'm sharing pages with some of the most exciting writers right now, such as Rebecca Roanhorse, and Darcie Little Badger and SFF stalwarts such as Tobias Buckell and Andrea Hairston! Here's the table of contents: Foreword, LeVar BurtonThe Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex, Tobias BuckellDeer Dancer, Kathleen AlcaláThe Virtue of Unfaithful Translations, Minsoo KangCome Home to Atropos, Steven BarnesThe Fine Print, Chinelo Onwualuunkind of mercy, Alex JenningsBurn the Ships, Alberto YáñezThe Freedom of the Shifting Sea, Jaymee GohThree Variations on a Theme of Imperial Attire, E. Lily YuBlood and Bells, Karin LowacheeGive Me Your Black Wings Oh Sister, Silvia Moreno-Garc…