Time for another round-up of contributor news! Starting with new books: Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce, includes, as the title suggest, letters to Tiptree by many familiar names, including but not limited to Theodora Goss, Rose Lemberg, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Brit Mandelo, Sarah Pinsker, and (reprinted in our last issue) Gwyneth Jones. N. K. Jemisin's new novel came out at the start of the month, and is getting excellent reviews: The Fifth Season (Here's Niall Alexander at Tor.com). Stories for Chip, edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell, has a stellar table of contents including Chris Brown, L. Timmel Duchamp, Hal Duncan, Anil Menon, Benjamin Rosenbaum, and many others. Tom Doyle's new book is The Left-Hand Way, second in his contemporary fantasy American Craft series. The collected first-season of Daniel Ausema's serial Spire City ("where giant beetles pull picturesque carriages over cobbled streets") is now available. And finally, Octavia Cade's The August Birds is free at Smaswords for the next day, with the coupon HD22E.
New stories: Apex Magazine has "It is Healing, It is Never Whole" by Sunny Moraine, and "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant's Tale" by Damien Angelica Walters. Continuing the mini-trend for long titles, Tor.com has Tina Connolly's story "That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda's One Hundredth Birthday Part." Aidan Doyle's "How I Saved the Galaxy" (on a Limited Budget)" appeared at Daily SF, while in slightly shorter title news Sarah Pinsker's latest story, "And We Were Left Darkling", is in Lightspeed. Naru Dames Sundar's "Infinite Skeins" appeared in the "portals" issue of Crossed Genres. Natalia Theodoridou's "Waiting for the Flood OR The Bathers" appeared in Litro. Orrin Grey's "The Insectivore" appears in Cthulu Fhtagn!, an anthology of (you guessed it) Lovecraft-inspired weirdness.
What about new poetry? Mary Turzillo's new chapbook is A Guide to Endangered Monsters; and the 101st issue of Dreams & Nightmares will be out in the next few days. The latest issue of Modern Poetry in Translation features Lawrence Schimel's translations of two poems by Mexican writer Gabriela Cantú Westendarp. John W. Sexton has four speculative poems in the just-released Storm Cycle 2014: The Best of Kind of a Hurricane Press. Joel Best's poem "We Eat" is in the latest issue of Carnival Literary Magazine." And if you head over to Section8 you can read Jessy Randall's "The Most Beautiful Sound in the World: A Found Poem", a tribute to the TARDIS. AJ Odasso's poem "Transition Metal" appears in My Dear Watson: Elemental Poetry, out soon from Beautiful Dragons Press. And Elizabeth Barrette has published a number of poems in her "Polychrome Heroics" superhero series.
Non-fiction: At Clarkesworld, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro moderates a conversation about writing for video games with Yoon Ha Lee, Seth Dickinson, Robert Reed, E. Lily Yu, and Karl Schroeder. Carmen Maria Machado reviewed The Daughters by Adrienne Celt, for NPR. James Dorr was interviewed about his collection The Tears of Isis and related (and not-so-related) writerly topics by Sonnet O'Dell at Dusty Pages. And Tom Speelman published a two-part essay on Gail Simone's Batgirl run at The Mary Sue: part one and part two.