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Good afternoon, one and all!

It was another good month for stories. L.S. Johnson had “Vendémiaire” in Far Fetched Fables. A.T. Greenblatt published “A Place to Grow" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Susan Jane Bigelow had a good month with a story, "Mercy”, in GlitterShip and "The Heart's Cartography" in Lightspeed. Karolina Fedyk published "The Early History of the Moon" in Metaphorosis Magazine. Karen Bovenmyer’s “What the Dollhouse Said” appeared in Mrs. Rochester’s Attic. Charles Payseur also a had a good month, with "Feathers and Void" in Shimmer Magazine and "The Sound of” in Nightmare Magazine. Richard Larson collected two awards; "All That Robot Shit" won the Asimov's Reader Award and "Fifteen Minutes Hate" won the 2017 Roswell Award. Ken Brady had "Lips Together" in ANALOG. Sarah Pinsker published an original story, "The Smoke Means It's Working”, in the Behind the Mask superhero anthology. M.K. Hutchins’ novelette "The Chaos Village" was Podcastle -- a stand-alone sequel to "Golden Chaos". Nisi Shawl published "Sun River" in Clockwork Cairo from Twopenny Press. Andrew Kozma had "Tiny Boxes" in DarkFuse Magazine. Stefon Mears published “Here I Will Dance” in No Humans Allowed from Fiction River. Donna Royston had "The Mists of Lu-shan" in Fantastic Defenders. Lora Gray’s story "Water like Air” appeared in Flash Fiction Online. And last but certainly not least, Kate Heartfield had "Ad Infinitum" at Daily Science Fiction.

Not too many books this month, dear readers, but all the better for you to take your time enjoying them. Marie Brennan’s Lightning in the Blood, the second Varekai novella, is out from Tor.com. Faith L. Justice published Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome. And Margaret L. Carter’s vampire romance CRIMSON DREAMS has just been re-released with a new publisher.

You like poetry? We got lots of it. Bogi Takács had "Gently chew to soften the ridges" in Twisted Moon. David Kopaska-Merkel was May’s featured poet at polutexni.com. Peg Duthie’s poem "Continuing Ever After" appears in the free ten-sonnet chapbook BOUTS-RIMES FOR HOPE put together by Mary Alexandra Agner. Jessy Randall published three diagram poems in Jubilat. SH’s very own poetry editor AJ Odasso had "Systems Inertia" in The Bees' Breakfast anthology from Beautiful Dragons Press and "Origin Story" in Dreams & Nightmares #126. Mary Soon Lee published "The Path to Peace" in F&SF. Jeannine Gailey had "In Which I Declare My Resistance" in the Rise Up Review. Lawrence Schimel’s translation of Jordi Doce's collection NOTHING IS LOST: SELECTED POEMS was published by Shearsman Books. Salik Shah's first collection of poetry in English and Nepali, Khas Pidgin, is now out on Amazon. And Deborah P Kolodji published a haiku in Write Like Issa:  A Haiku How-to.

Non-fiction was a little thin on the ground in May, but what our contributors did publish is looking fantastic. Carmen Maria Machado’s review of Florence in Ecstasy went up at NPR Books. Nin Harris’ review of Letters to Tiptree was published in the University of Queensland's Australian Women's Book Review under academic pen name of Anita Harris Satkunananthan. Heather Morris wrote about Meredith Ann Pierce's The Darkangel for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books' Squee From the Keeper Shelf feature. Christina Scholz published "Deep State and the Future of Theatre", an article on China Miéville's film collaboration with Karen Mirza and Brad Butler in Alluvium Journal.

On the miscellany front, Benjamin C. Kinney has taken over as the new Assistant Editor at Escape Pod. (Congrats, Ben!) Liz Argall drew folks at WisCon. And two books Tom Speelman copyedited and/or proofed were published by Seven Seas Entertainment: the first volume of Ao Jyumonji's fantasy light novel series Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash; the third volume of Hosoka Tanaka's Holy Corpse Rising.

That’s it! See you next month with another look at what SH’s stellar contributors are up to.



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