I'll have stories in two forthcoming anthologies from Anvil Publishing, Inc., the largest trade book publisher in my country. "The Island," the opening of a novel-in-stories manuscript I'm working on and the story which introduces my frontispiece character (a ghost in a lighthouse, inspired by the Taman Shud case), will appear in Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction 2015 (edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Angelo R. Lacuesta). Meanwhile, my flash fiction, "Leviathan," a subtly polemical piece on how doomed we are as human beings, will soon appear in Fast Food Fiction Delivery (edited by Noelle Q. de Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta).
My two other soon-to-be-published tales are "The Wire Mother" in Confrontation Magazine and "The Six Mutations of Jerome" in Cardinal Sins.
My recently published poems include:
- "Levitation" in Kitaab
- "This Way to the Tower" in Euphony
- "Render" in Toe Good Poetry
- "The Landlord" in The Nervous Breakdown
- several reprinted darkish poems in Phantasmacore
- "Punks" in Bluepepper
- "Never Better" and "Sidewalk Class" in Zero Ducats
This latest issue of Zero Ducats, which houses fantastic work by Kristina Marie Darling, Mathias Svalina, and Scott Alexander Jones, also contains poems by James Franco, a name to be reckoned with when it comes to driving Web traffic to my little blog. ;-)
In print, my poems "The Curfew" and "God of Dung Beetles" appeared in the current issues of Common Ground Review and Hartskill Review, respectively.
Finally, I had my first published essay, "On Writing, Accessibility, and the Avant-Garde" in this mighty 400-page tome, The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility & The Avant-Garde (edited by Lily Hoang and Joshua Marie Wilkinson) from Nightboat Books. Pre-orders can be made via UPNE and Amazon. The full lineup of writers is listed here.