2021 Eligibility

Eligible Stories (first published in 2020)

  • "Heart of Gold," a flash piece of about 300 words published in Pseudopod in March 2020. This story explores the dark possibilities of misusing kintsugi.

  • "A Party Planner's Guide to the Apocalypse," a flash piece of about 700 words, published in the September 2020 anthology Glitter + Ashes from Neon Hemlock Press (Purchase Here.) This story is a tutorial about celebration and remembrance, and was reviewed in Quick Sip Reviews.

  • "What Eyes Can See," a short story of about 1800 words, published in the October 2020 anthology Recognize Fascism from World Weaver Press (Purchase Here.) This story takes an eye-opening approach to gardening, biohacking, and surveillance.

  • "Sunrise, Sunrise, Sunrise," a short story of about 4400 words, published in the October 2020 edition of Apparition Lit (Issue 12). This time loop story asks the question "when is a curse not a curse?" and was included on Tor.com's "Must-Read Speculative Fiction Short Fiction" list for October 2020. This story was also nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

  • "The Best Latkes on the Moon," a flash piece of about 1000 words, published in the November 2020 anthology If There's Anyone Left (Purchase Here.) This story, told in recipes, follows the last survivor of a lunar colony as she learns to cook.

  • "Asymptotic Sunset," a flash piece of about 900 words published in Nature: Futures in November 2020. What if all we had left of life above ground was a photo archive?

  • "All the World in Seafoam Green," a short story of about 2500 words, published in the November 2020 anthology Rebuilding Tomorrow from Twelfth Planet Press (Purchase Here.) This is a story about grief, told from the perspective of a faceblind, autistic seashell painter who must paint a stranger's portrait.

Astounding Award Eligibility

2021 is my first year of eligibility for the Astounding Award.