This newsletter is a month late. I’ve been sending them out every two months, but this year has really kicked us all around a bit more than normal, so… there was a delay. May came and went and I just did not have the time to put together this newsletter. But here’s June, and here’s a writerly roundup, finally!
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My latest reviews and roundups
- The second instalment of my quarterly short fiction roundup Short Fiction Treasures is now at Strange Horizons! It’s called Read it here. The unofficial theme for this quarter’s column is “family”.
- My April short fiction roundup at Curious Fictions.
- My May short fiction roundup at Curious Fictions.
- The audio versions of my monthly roundups are available on YouTube!
- Read my roundup of excellent Speculative Short Fiction From Around the World. It’s a public post on my Patreon!
- Read my review of E. Catherine Tobler’s short story collection THE GRAND TOUR
- Read my review of Suzanne J. Willis’s novella LISETTE OF THE RAVEN, ASH OF THE ROOK.
- Read my review of Lisa L. Hannett’s short story collection SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS
Stories in the wild
- My story “Six Dreams About the Train” is available in the July issue of Flash Fiction Online. Read it / buy from Weightless Books / buy from Amazon / subscribe via Weightless Books / subscribe and support via Patreon.
- My story “Hare’s Breath”, originally published in Shimmer, is now available in the anthology The Best of Shimmer. Available as an ebook and paperback. Read more about the anthology at Shimmer’s website.
- My story “It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog”, originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, is now available as a podcast at Tales To Terrify, wonderfully narrated by Josie Babin. Listen to the podcast.
- “It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog” is also in the forthcoming Flame Tree anthology “Footsteps in the Dark”. The full table of contents is at Flame Tree Publishing. The anthology is available for pre-order at Amazon.
- My story “Margaery the Wolf”, originally published in See the Elephant, was recently the featured story at Curious Fictions.
- My story “Owl, Girl, Rooks”, written for The Word Count Podcast is available online. Listen. / Read.
- “Wolfmother” – a flash story written for my Patreon & Curious Fictions supporters, is available to read online. Read at Curious Fictions. Read/download as a supporter on Patreon.
- My short story “The Jagged Edge–an Astra Militarum Short Story” is available from Black Library. Buy the ebook from Black Library / Amazon / Apple Books / Read more about the Warhammer 40K universe.
Reviews, award nominations & mentions
- I am thrilled and honoured that my story “Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint” from Augur Magazine 2.1 has been nominated for an Aurora Award in the short fiction category. The full ballot is up on the Aurora Awards website. If you want to check out my story, you can buy the issue. A sneak peek at my story is available online, and you can also subscribe to Augur Magazine.
- I am also thrilled and honoured that my story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” from Fireside has been longlisted for a Sunburst Award. Read the full announcement from The Sunburst Award Society / Read my story at Fireside (or listen to it, narrated by C.S.E Cooney
- My story “The Jagged Edge–an Astra Militarum Short Story” for Black Library has received some great reviews at Track of Words and The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer.