Okay. Okay okay okay. I’m just bad at updating. I accept this. I’ve kept the bibliography page current, which is a very valid something, so I’m going to take that win and run with it.
But! Now is the time for end-of-year wrap ups and eligibility listings (despite there being over a full month left in the year…). It was a relatively slow year when it comes to number of pieces published, but I feel really good about the other stuff that’s happened, including people met, connections forged and achievements unlocked. At some point, I’ll do a full recap of WorldCon/ChiCon8, which was such an amazing, fulfilling experience it requires its own post. But for now, a list of pieces that came in out in 2022:
- “On Tattered Wings” – 3500 words, published in Death in the Mouth: Original Horror by People of Color, edited by Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart. Birds and body-horror, exploring life/death transitions and the power of wanting. (CN: terminal illness, animal and human death, reference to deadnaming)
- “A Message From Her Feline Self, Unborn, to Her Cousin, Whose Ancestors Were Once Wolves” – 50 lines, published in the March issue of Fireside Magazine. My longest and most favourite title, this piece is about dreams and moonlight, blood and fury, acton and change. I’m proud of all the pieces I had out this year, but especially this one.
- “Water, to Grow a Garden” – 41 lines, published in the September issue of Anathema: Spec from the Margins. This one was written to the theme of belonging, finding space and place, uprooting and generational change.
- “Declassified” – 14 lines, published in Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry, put out by Arsenal Pulp Press. A poem about queerness, cryptids and defying classification.
- “Icarus, and the Truths That Bore Him” – 48 lines, published in the Nostalgia issue of Apparition Lit., about feathers and loss and remembrance of all the things we once were (and could be again). I was also honoured to have this poem nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
- “Voyagers” – 36 lines, published in The Best of NewMyths III: Neosapiens. A poem about transformation of the self while struggling to navigate a world that won’t let you be. It’s super queer, y’all.
And that’s it, unles anything major changes between now and December 31st. Thanks for checking this out and, awards and eligibility aside, I hope you enjoy reading.