4/24 Mark Galarrita has a wickedly sharp short up at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, How Your Filipino Science Fiction Novel Will be Adapted for Film.
4/12 Elizabeth Tannen's first poetry collection, Notes on Distance, has been shortlisted for Milkweed Press' Lindquist and Vennum Prize for Poetry! For a taste of her evocative, thoughtfully moving work, you can read a couple poems here in Body magazine.
4/10 Sally Franson's super-funny, super-smart, super-delightful debut novel, A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, is in the world today! From Kirkus: "Come for the hilarious narration, stay for the whirlwind plot, luxuriate in the satirical gleam."
4/9 Elly Bangs has a wonderfully bite-sized story (wink wink) up on Daily Science Fiction, The Cool Kids. The brief author's notes at the bottom are worth a read on this one!
4/1 Vina Jie-Min Prasad is a Hugo Award finalist in TWO CATEGORIES Y'ALL! Best Novelette: A Series of Steaks. Best Short Story: Fandom For Robots. She is also a finalist for the associated John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer!!!
4/1 Izzy Wasserstein has a fantastically creepy piece up at Pseudopod: read The Good Mothers' Home for Wayward Girls and shudder. She also has a short n sexxxy story in Glittership, Ports of Perception.
3/8 Robert Minto has a beautiful essay on the Wind in the Willows and its literary re-interpretations up at LA Review of Books, the Wound in the Willows. In his words, an essay on "Friendship and forgiveness, memory and oblivion, honesty and lies."
3/1 Vina Jie-Min Prasad's magnificent story of beef-forgery, A Series of Steaks, just won the Clarkesworld annual reader's poll for best short story of 2017, AND it's a finalist for the Nebula in the Novelette category! AND her story Fandom For Robots, which won my heart's poll for most feel-good story of the year, is a Nebula finalist in the Short Story category.
2/20 Maud Streep won the Pen/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her story, The Crazies, which came out in November's issue #234 of One Story.