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It’s a bumper crop of publication news! This post will address both June and July—lucky you!

On the stories front, Nisi Shawl guest edited a special issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination: POC Take Over FSI. Karolina Fedyk published "Seams" in The Dark Magazine, and her graphic poem "Of Iliaster", co-authored by Elzbieta Glowacka, appeared in Liminality. Maggie Clark published "Belly Up" in the July/August issue of Analog. Marissa Lingen published "An Unearned Death" in the Jul/Aug issue of F&SF. Michelle Ann King published “Light Winds With a Chance of Velociraptors” in Metaphorosis Magazine. Richard Larson published "An Evening with Severyn Grimes" in the July/August issue of Asimov's, "Pherobomb" and “15 Things You Should Know Before You Say Yes” at Daily Science Fiction, "Travelers" in Clarkesworld, "Spiked" in Abyss & Apex, "L'appel du vide" in Apex, and "Ghost Girl" in StarShipSofa. Commendations, Rich—that’s quite a run. Benjamin C. Kinney published “Cyborg Shark Battle (Season 4, O’ahu Frenzy)” in the Kurt Vonnegut tribute anthology Cat’s Breakfast from Third Flatiron Press. Su-Yee Lin published "What Futures" in the special issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination edited by Nisi Shawl and "A Flock, A Siege, A Murmuration" was published in Bennington Review 3, and won third place in the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest with "An Interlude: Pig River". A.C. Wise published “Wendy, Darling” in Daily Science Fiction. Charles Payseur published "Riding Red" in the Less Than Three Press anthology Fairytales Slashed: Volume 8. Sarah Pinsker published a reprint of SH story, "Left the Century to Sit Unmoved", in The New Voices of Fantasy, edited by Peter Beagle and Jacob Weisman. ZM Quynh had “Drink Brother, For the Pain” published in Kweli Journal. Melissa Moorer published “It Was Never Like This, It Was Always Like This” in Cosmonauts Avenue. Sara Norja published "Don't Look a Wish Horse in the Mouth" in Cosmos Pen: A Travel Guide to Finnish Weird, i.e. the English-language special issue of the Finnish SFF magazine Kosmoskynä. Davian Aw published the flash fiction story “Hero” in Daily Science Fiction. Aidan Doyle published "The Shadow Over His Mouth" in Diabolical Plots. Karen Munro had short story up in Portland Monthly, "The Flame”. Carmen Maria Machado published "Eight Bites" in Gulf Coast. Naru Sundar published "The Waduf" in the summer issue of Kaelidotrope and "A Ghost Among The Mangroves" at PodCastle. Octavia Cade published "The War on Space and Time" in GigaNotoSaurus. Heather Morris published "Maps of Infinity" in Shimmer. Natalia Theodoridou published "The Starling of Her Name" in Gamut.

A few novels this month! Stefon Mears’ novel Three Fae Monte has just been released by Thousand Faces Publishing. James Dorr’s novel, TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, was published by Elder Signs Press. Christopher Brown’s novel TROPIC OF KANSAS was published by Harper Voyager.

As always, there’s lots of excellent poetry on offer. Alexa Seidel published “The Echo of Water” in Liminality. Jessy Randall published "The Fizziest Death" in Non-Binary Review. Alice Fanchiang published “Night Swim” in Liminality. Mary Soon Lee published "Shade" in Silver Blade #34. Davian Aw published “They Came in Peas” in the July 2017 issue of children's SFF magazine Spaceports and Spidersilk, and “rainfall” came out in Abyss & Apex. David Kopaska-Merkel published “A Dinosaur for the Natural History Museum on Sirius 3," in the July’s Spaceports and Spidersilk and “The Wood that Rings the World” in Outposts of Beyond. Jenny Blackford published “The Hair in the Bag” in the summer issue of Pulp Literature. Gwynne Garfinkle published "50 Foot" in the new issue of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Daniel Ausema published "Naming the Trash Moons" in Eye to the Telescope. A.J. Odasso’s poem, "The Devil in Boston," was Barking Sycamores, Issue 12.

And hey, don’t miss this excellent non-fiction! Carmen Maria Machado published interview with Roxane Gay in Guernica. Kate Heartfield published "The Art of Story Mechanics" at the SFWA blog. L.S. Johnson an essay out at Fiction Southeast in July, “Writing as a Painter”. Catherine Rockwood published a short essay on Naomi Mitchison's “Memoirs of a Spacewoman” in the latest issue of Tin House.

Need a little miscellany to spice up your life? Our contributors have got you covered. Octavia Cade won two Sir Julius Vogel Awards at New Zealand's national science fiction convention: best novelette/novella for The Convergence of Fairy Tales (The Book Smugglers) and best fan writing for the Food & Horror series, also published by The Book Smugglers. Rachel Kahn illustrated an essay in "Metal Gods: a Tribute to Judas Priest", out now from Decibel Magazine.  Jonah Sutton-Morse published two episodes of the Cabbages & Kings podcast in June. Mary Anne Mohanraj published Invisible 3, which she co-edited with Jim C. Hines. Jenny Blackford’s “Younger every week” was Highly Commended in the Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017. A.J. Odasso’s work was short-listed for Eyewear Publishing's 2017 Sexton Prize. Mary Soon Lee’s "Not Like This" placed 3rd in the long-poem category of the Rhysling Awards. Faith Justice published an illustrated, middle-grade chapter book out, based on a 14C Japanese folktale, Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter. L.S. Johnson’s Vacui Magia: Stories is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award—and the title story was published in Strange Horizons! Tina Connolly’s On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories is also a finalist for the WFA, and the title story was also published in SH! Finally, Neile Graham is a finalist in the WFA's Special Award Non-Professional category "for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West."



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