It has become something of a tradition in SFF to post a recap at the end of the year so that friends and readers know what work is eligible for awards, etc.
More so, I like the opportunity to reflect.
Late in 2016, I got back into writing and submitting short fiction after a long hiatus. I had been in school (twice), but I also struggled with what to do next and how I wanted to approach my stories in the years after my MFA.
I took a workshop, spent time on revisions and reading around the markets, and decided to jump in re: submissions.
And I am thrilled to say that this year (2017), I made my first professional sales:
My cyberpunk short story, “Whatever Tower, However High,” appeared in Escape Pod in April.
Then, Clarkesworld published my biopunk novelette, “My Dear, Like the Sky and Stars and Sun,” in June.
(Yes, I really like punk.)
In addition, my deep-space Lovecraftian gothic, “In Strange, Far Places,” found a home in Luna Station Quarterly.
And Jersey Devil Press featured my slightly cracked Frankenstein reimagining, “In Which Liz Frankenstein Lives,” in their Victorian Mash-Up issue.
Lastly, I was delighted to place my Poe-inspired flash, “A Girl’s Guide to Being Buried Alive,” with NonBinary Review; they were, as noted, kind enough to nominate it for Best of the Net.
Interested readers can check out my other publications and get a jump on 2018 here. Thanks, as always, for reading and for your support.