The Winter 2014 issue of Amethyst Arsenic I guest-edited with Rosebud Ben-Oni is up and running. I'm grateful to Samantha Milowsky, the journal's publisher and managing editor, for giving me the opportunity to help shape this lovely issue.
The lineup of writers for the second issue of LONTAR can be found here. And while you're at it, please check out the awesome reviews for the first issue and buy a copy or two (or three!). Jason Erik Lundberg (whose book, Strange Mammals, has been praised by The Guardian) and I are reading for the third issue. LONTAR is super gorgeous, pays for accepted work, and is lovingly and professionally curated. So, please send us your stories and poems!
I have several work forthcoming in some really nice places. My story, "The Wire Mother," has been accepted for the Fall 2014 issue of Confrontation Magazine. "The Wire Mother" is a 2,700-word story told from the point of view of the titular wire mother of animal experimenter Harry Harlow.
Another short story, "Chelsea and the Bobo Doll," will be published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn's April 6, 2014 Sunday Stories edition. "Chelsea and the Bobo Doll" is a rendering of the controversial Albert Bandura experiment featuring Bobo dolls and “learned” aggression.
"Pet," which first appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 7, will be reprinted in the anthology Around the World in 80 Science Fiction Stories from Germany-based publishing outfit, Saphir im Stahl. The anthology is edited by Erik Schreiber.
And here are some of my recently published pieces after my last blog entry:
Jelly Bucket 5 contains two of my poems, "Up Close" and "Arnold downloads his virtual muse." This issue also ran features on Kevin Wilson and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, which were particularly engaging.
Two of my poems, "The Happiness Bottle" and "The Smug Aquarium," found a wonderful home in Susan Yount’s Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal 2013.