A little disturbing–or disturbing little–poem I wrote appears in the January/March 2012 volume of Star*Line: the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s quarterly publication. You can read the Editor’s Choice poems for this issue online; I love the quality and imagination and variety of the work in this issue. And I am over the moon (Ganymede, to be precise) that I stumbled across the SFPA–as they are the wonderful people who bring us the Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards.
Microfiction is the genre I like to read on my mobile, and not only because it fits. Little story bites are like desk candy or sips of coffee. You end up wanting more but are satisfied just the same. Therefore, I was happy to find trapeze magazine on Twitter. You’ll find everything from moody dystopias to SF poetry to silly space opera. My microfic was published on November 3rd. And it, of course, falls under the “utterly ridiculous” category. The humorous stories are usually too on-the-nose to be reader favorites, but they serve as Kit Kat breaks for the serious stuff. Trapeze is edited by Jessica Otto. And her varied choices make the mag fun.
I have a short, short story out in the October-December 2011 issue of The Lorelei Signal. If you like your fantasy with fiesty females–or if you are a fiesty female who doesn’t appreciate being called fiesty–then this is a fun publication. The editor, Carol Hightshoe is open to new writers. This issue is packed with swords and sorcery, so please check it out.
My short prose piece “OTR” is in August 7th’s issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly. SFD is an everyman’s literary apéritif: a palate teaser for the reader. And I like the strict word counts–420 characters for prose–and a fairly consistent tone (as promised by the SFD title). SFD is edited by Joseph Quintela, and he usually replies to submissions within a couple of days. So, if you’ve written something short, fast, and deadly, see if it might fit SFD and send it his way. Also, check out the topics of upcoming theme issues.
Have a genre microfiction story you want to share with the internet? Send it over to G.W. Thomas, who publishes a story a day on “Flashshot.” I have two stories up this month. The first is posted today.
*EDIT: The second flash is up 8/11/11.
6S is a welcoming site for writers, including new writers who want to work on telling stories in six sentences. This is definitely a community effort, so when you post your six sentences, make sure to comment on others.
I posted the vignette “Blue” on the site back in June.
And, for the online publication: Six Sentences, which is edited by Robert McEvily. Twitter: @sixsentences.