Eligible Stories (first published in 2021)
- "Things Remembered At Thirty Thousand Feet Above Sea Level," a flash piece of about 500 words, published in Daily Science Fiction in May 2021. This story outlines one mountain climber's desperate quest to be remembered, even as kaiju overshadow the summit of Everest.
- "Three Riddles and a Mid-Sized Sedan," a short story of about 3000 words, published in Diabolical Plots in May 2021. This story explores a near-future world where autonomous vehicles have begun to develop their own fae-like rules.
- "(emet)," a novelette of about 7600 words, published in the July/August 2021 edition of F&SF. This novelette is about truth. Truth, facial recognition software, and golems. (emet) has been thoughtfully reviewed by Maria Haskins in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Short Fiction Roundup, Sam Tomaino in SFRevu, and Charles Payseur in Quick Sip Reviews. Goodreads reviewer Michael Frasca calls (emet) "a cautionary tale for our time." In addition, (emet) has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
- "One Hundred Seconds to Midnight," a short story of about 5200 words, published in Escape Pod in August 2021. This story follows a kaiju insurance specialist caught in an airport disaster, and lingers on the small human kindnesses that make survival worthwhile.
- "Gold Medal, Scrap Metal," a short story of about 4800 words published in the September 2021 anthology It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility from Speculatively Queer. This story stars a butch hovercar racer who, despite her success, feels unworthy of the femme mechanic of her dreams.
- "They Call It Hipster Heaven," a short story of about 1300 words, published in the September 2021 issue of The Deadlands. This story exists in the liminal space between the eye and the mind, and also in the back alley outside what might be a dive bar. "They Call It Hipster Heaven" was featured in Words for Thought by A.C. Wise for Apex Magazine.
Astounding Award Eligibility
2022 is my second and final year of eligibility for the Astounding Award. In the span of my two years in the SFF publishing world, I have been nominated as a Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novelette for "(emet)," published 13 stories and sold 3 more to be published in 2022, received a listing for Notable Story for "Sunrise, Sunrise, Sunrise" in John Joseph Adams and Veronica Roth's 2021 edition of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, served as the guest editor for a themed issue of Apparition Lit, and illustrated the cover of an issue of Metaphorosis.