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In February, our contributors published a bevy of new stories. Nisi Shawl published “Queen of Dirt” in Apex and “Slippernet” in Slate Magazine’s Trump Story Project. Rich Larson had “You Too Shall Be Psyche” in Apex and “There Used to Be Olive Trees” in F&SF. Aidan Doyle’s story “The Thing Without Color” appeared in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Nin Harris had “Prosthetic Daughter” in Clarkesworld. Su-Yee Lin published “Dream Machine” in Day One. Andrew Kozma’s pieces “The Ocean Above Her” appeared in Phantaxis and “Clear Skies, No Rain” appeared in Grievous Angel. D.K. Latta’s story “Tourist Trap” was in Perihelion. L. S. Johnson published “Females of the Species” in D is for Dinosaur, volume 4 in the Alphabet Anthologies series from Poise and Pen Publishing and had a collection Vacui Magia: Stories win the 2nd Annual North Street Book Prize. (Congrats, L.S.!) Marissa Lingen’s story “Out of the Woods” appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Philip Suggars’ “Dependent Assemblies” was featured in the Far Fetched Fables podcast. Rachael K. Jones published “All The Rarest Beasts on Earth” in Daily Science Fiction. Sabrina Vourvoulias’ piece “Sin Emargo” appeared in the Latin@ Rising anthology from Wings Press. Alexandra Seidel also had a story appear in D is for Dinosaur anthology. A story by A.C. Wise appeared in Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, as did Usman T. Malik’s story, “The Fortune of Sparrows”. Stefon Mears’ story, “Quest for Beer” appeared in Tavern Tales, a new anthology from Fiction River. Sarah Pinsker’s “The Ones Who Know Where They Are Going” is in the March/April issue of Asimov’s. Michelle Ann King published “The Five Stage of Grief” in InterGalactic Medicine Show. Jay Werkheiser had “Ecuador vs the Bug-Eyed Monsters” in the March/April issue of Analog. Bogi Takács has a story appear in Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic published by Instar Books. Adele Gardner’s peice, “The Good Son”, appears in Deep Waters, volume 2, published by Golden Fleece Press. And Karen Myers published “Second Sight”.

On to new poetry, Karen Bovenmyer’s poem “Save our Souls” was in Silver Blade, and “The Blind Elephants of Io” was nominated for the 2017 Rhysling Award. (Congrats, Karen!) Jeannine Gailey’s book of poetry, Field Guide to the End of the World, is a finalist for the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award in Poetry. Elizabeth McClellan’s poem, “Getting Winterized: A Guide to Rural Living”, was nominated for the 2017 Rhysling Award. (Congrats, Jeannine!) Peg Duthie published “Snake Dancer” as a free poster by Broadsided Press. Linda Addison’s “Sycorax’s Daughters Unveiled” appeared in the Sycorax’s Daughters anthology. Ting Gou’s first chapbook, The Other House, was published by Blue Lyra Press. Tlotlo Tsamase published “ Fetal Sundays” and “Home?” in Elsewhere Lit. Margaret Wack’s poem “Mother Demons” was in What Fresh Witch is This. Nicasio Reed’s piece, “Except Thou Bless Me”, was published in Uncanny. And Margarita Tenser’s poem “End-Time Tables” appeared in Star*Line.

On the nonfiction front, Carmen Maria Machado’s essay “The Trash Heap Has Spoken” was in Guernica. Kate Heartfield’s essay “The right books for dark times” was in Article. And James Dorr’s piece “What Is a Novel-In-Stories?” appeared as a guest post on Heidi Angell’s blog.

Rounding out contributor news, Sheree Renée Thomas guest-edited a special double-volume issue of OBSIDIAN, “Speculating Futures: Black Imagination & the Arts”. David Kopaska-Merkel published Dreams and Nightmares no. 105. Paul Jessup started a Patreon! And Jessy Randall had a few comics appear in 521.

And that’s it for February!



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