Forthcoming Short Fiction 


Short Fiction Bibliography

Newer publications are toward the top. If a story's been repinted, translated, or podcasted, dates and places are noted in the original entry.

 


2016

“The Ultimate Package”
KJ Kabza’s New Fiction Alert List
November 2016

3,200 words, science fiction

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“How Black the Sky”
Motherboard
November 2016

800 words, science fiction


“The Garden of Ending”
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
October 2016

2,800 words, fantasy

Podcasted (simultaneously)Beneath Ceaseless Skies


“Sputnik 2, Interior,” “The Harvest,” “Our Abstract World,” and “North”
PEN-ULTIMATE II: A SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Interrobang Books)
July 2016

200 words, 100 words, 200 words, and 100 words, respectively; all science fiction


“This Is a Letter to My Son”
Strange Horizons
April 2016

5,000 words, science fiction

“Concise. Beautiful.” —Katherine Nabity, The Writerly Reader
“Recommended.” —Greg Hullender, Rocket Stack Rank

Podcasted (simultaneously), Strange Horizons


“All Souls Proceed”
Flash Fiction Online
March 2016

700 words, fantasy

“Elegant and ethereal… read this one. Like right now.” —Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

Reprinted, FLASH FICTION ONLINE 2016 ANTHOLOGY VOLUME III: HORROR (Flash Fiction Online, LLC), May 2017
Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“Castles in the Clouds”
Daily Science Fiction
February 2016

200 words, science fiction


“If You See Him on the Road”
AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
January 2016

2,400 words, science fiction


2015

“Her Echo”
F&SF
November 2015

600 words, fantasy

“Brilliantly done.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
“Just fine.” —Steve Fahnestalk, Amazing Stories
“This fable works perfectly.” —Lois Tilton, Locus Online

Translated, Ha’meimad Ha’asiri (The Tenth Dimension), August 2016


“Road Test”
Daily Science Fiction
August 2015

300 words, science fiction


“Rowling in the Year 3000”
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
April 2015

1,100 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 4th Quarter 2010

Reprinted from IN PIECES


“The Greatest Prophecy of All”
Plasma Frequency Magazine
March 2015

1,900 words, fantasy

“Short and sweet.” —Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

Reprinted from IN PIECES


“Steady on Her Feet”
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
March 2015

5,600 words, fantasy

Notable StoryTHE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY (2016) (Mariner Books)

“If Dickens had written science fiction.” —Terry Weyna, Fantasy Literature
“Heartwrenching perfection… an ending with just the right tone.” —Charlotte Ashley, Apex Magazine

Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“Gallery”
Daily Science Fiction
March 2015

200 words, fantasy


2014

“The Bomb-Thing”
F&SF
November 2014

6,100 words, science fiction

“Pure fun.” —C.D. Lewis, Tangent

Reprinted, Starship Sofa (podcast), May 2015


“Ghost Town”
Dreams & Nightmares
September 2014

100 words, fantasy


“A Matter of Perception”
Every Day Fiction
June 2014

100 words, science fiction


“Bed 17”
AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
June 2014

1,800 words, science fiction


“Tourists”
SpeckLit
June 2014

100 words, science fiction

Second PlaceThe Best of SpeckLit 2nd Quarter 2014 (reader poll)


“The Other Half”
SpeckLit
May 2014

100 words, fantasy


2013

“The Soul in the Bell Jar”
F&SF
November 2013

10,300 words, dark fantasy

Recommended Reading2013 Locus Recommended Reading List
Recommended Reading2013 Tangent Recommended Reading List
Riot Round-Up: The Best Books of 2014Book Riot

“The writing in this story is incredible.” —Colleen Chen, Tangent
“Classic horror.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
“Worthy of Edgar Allan Poe.” —Eamonn Murphy, SFcrowsnest
“A fantastic dive.” —Kierce Sevren, Kierce Sevren Tells Tales
“Fabulously creepy.” —Becky LeJeune, No More Grumpy Bookseller
“Up my alley… a Frankenstein tale in overdrive.” —Katherine Nabity, The Writerly Reader
“A ghost/mad scientist story from a new angle.” —Melody, JC’s Book Haven
“Really stand[s] out.” —Jackrabbit Slim, Go-Go-Rama

ReprintedTHE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, VOLUME SIX (Night Shade Books), May 2014
ReprintedTHE YEAR’S BEST DARK FANTASY AND HORROR, 2014 (Prime Books), June 2014
Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“The Game Room”
F&SF
September 2013

3,800 words, fantasy

Recommended Reading2013 Tangent Recommended Reading List

“A lot of imagination.” —Chuck Rothman, Tangent
“Fascinating, unique, imaginative story.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu


“The Flight Stone”
Daily Science Fiction
July 2013

1,000 words, fantasy

“[Something that] stuck with me.” —Danielle N. Gales, Danielle N. Gales

Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“In The Shadow of Dyrhólaey”
PEN-ULTIMATE: A SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Interrobang Books)
July 2013

3,700 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 2nd Quarter 2011
ReprintedFantasy Scroll Magazine, April 2014
InterviewFantasy Scroll Magazine, April 2014
ReprintedDRAGONS, DROIDS, AND DOOM (Fantasy Scroll Press LLC), November 2015


“The Color of Sand”
F&SF
July 2013

7,000 words, fantasy

Recommended Reading2013 Tangent Recommended Reading List

“A charming tale with an original premise. RECOMMENDED.” —Lois Tilton, Locus Online
“Such a pleasure to read. Smart and funny.” —Colleen Chen, Tangent
“Exactly what the very best fantasy should do.” —Guy Stewart, Possibly Irritating Essays
“An excellent fairy tale.” —Eamonn Murphy, SFcrowsnest
“Rich in magic, quite fantastical, and very beautifully told.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
“Ridiculously imaginative… all but irresistable.” —Danielle N. Gales, Danielle N. Gales

Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“The Separatists”
Nature
March 2013

900 words, science fiction


2012

“The Terms of Our Alliance”
Like a Breath of Flame (anthology)
November 2012

1,300 words, WARNING: erotica


“Heaventide”
F&SF
November 2012

8,400 words, fantasy

Recommended Reading2012 Tangent Recommended Reading List

“Intelligent and sublime – a powerful combination.” —Barbara Melville, Tangent
“Quite touching.” —Eamonn Murphy, SFcrowsnest

Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“Nathan and the Amazing TechnoPocket NerdCoat”
Daily Science Fiction
October 2012

3,100 words, science fiction

“7 out of 7.” —Steven W. Gordon, Songs of Eretz Poetry Review


“Something to Be Tamed”
Buzzy Mag
May 2012

6,200 words, science fiction

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 1st Quarter 2011


“Heart of Brass”
Fantastic Fiction Publishing
March 2012

10,800 words, WARNING: erotica

ReprintedOF PASSION AND STEAM (Fantastic Fiction Publishing), January 2017
InterviewForbidden Fiction, January 2017

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“The Idiot”
Big Pulp
March 2012

8,000 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 1st Quarter 2009


“Gnarly Times at Nana’ite Beach”
F&SF
March 2012

7,500 words, science fiction

“Does not end as you’d expect, but in an even better way.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu


“Surface Tension”
Flash Fiction Online
February 2012

1,100 words, fantasy

“A very good, subtly written tale.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu

ReprintedFar Fetched Fables (podcast), September 2014


2011

“Neighbors: A Definitive Odyssey”
WTF?! (anthology)
December 2011

7,500 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 1st Quarter 2008
Nomination, by Publisher, WSFA Small Press Award, 2011

“Just brilliant.” —April L’Orange, Aging Backwards


“The Expurgated Version”
Brain Harvest
November 2011

400 words, science fiction


“Get Happy”
AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
August 2011

1,700 words, science fiction

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 3rd Quarter 2009
ReprintedBeam Me Up! (podcast), December 2011


“The Ramshead Algorithm”
F&SF
July 2011

13,500 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 2nd Quarter 2008
InterviewF&SF blog, July 2011

“Worth the trip.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
“Fascinatingly weird.” —Brit Mandelo, Mandelo at Work
“There’s an exact tone of the gonzo here, over and above the arcane. A fun read.” —Lois Tilton, Locus Online
“Quite effective.” —Rich Horton, Locus
“A well-structured, entertaining romp. RECOMMENDED.” —Joey O’Donnell, SFF World
“A tantalising end.” —Mark Watson, Best SF

Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“Switch”
Like Heaven and Hell (anthology)
April 2011

5,300 words, WARNING: erotica


“Scales Made Manifest”
New Myths
March 2011

4,000 words, fantasy

Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, 2nd Quarter 2009
InterviewNew Myths, March 2011


“Hero”
Every Day Fiction
February 2011

600 words, fantasy


2010

“One Year Later”
Daily Science Fiction
November 2010

700 words, science fiction

“Something Special. Recommended.” —Frank Dutkiewicz, Diabolical Plots


“Boulder No. III”
On the Premises
November 2010

4,100 words, fantasy

Nomination, by Editor, Million Writers Award, 2011


“The Perfect Find”
Every Day Fiction
November 2010

300 words, regular-type


“How the Snake Got the Fork in His Tongue”
Every Day Fiction
October 2010

1,000 words, fantasy


“Now Open”
Flash Fiction Online
September 2010

600 words, fantasy

“A clever little piece.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu


“Ovum Tempi”
Bards and Sages Quarterly
April 2010

1,000 words, fantasy


“The Leafsmith in Love”
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
March 2010

7,600 words, fantasy

Finalist, Writers of the Future Contest, 3rd Quarter 2007
Recommended Reading, THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2011 (Prime Books)

“Delightful fantasy.” —Lois Tilton, Locus Online

ReprintedTHE BEST OF BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES ONLINE MAGAZINE, Year 2 (Firkin Press), September 2011
ReprintedCEASELESS STEAM (Firkin Press), July 2012
Reprinted, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORTHIM AND OTHER STORIES (Pink Narcissus Press), January 2018


“Forever in Heaven”
Everyday Weirdness
February 2010

100 words, horror


“One-Sided”
Every Day Fiction
February 2010

300 words, science fiction


2009

“You Don’t Know Where That’s Been”
Spaceports and Spidersilk
December 2009

1,300 words, fantasy


“We Have an Objective”
Brain Harvest
August 2009

200 words, slipstream


“Upriver”
Tower of Light Magazine
July 2009

2,400 words, fantasy


“Billions of Stars”
Flash Fiction Online
May 2009

500 words, fantasy

“Very clever, indeed.” —Sam Tomaino, SFRevu

ReprintedBeam Me Up! (podcast), March 2012


“Other Than This”
580 Split Online
March 2009

200 words, slipstream


“Hi Jason”
Transcendent Visions
January 2009

1,500 words, regular-type


“Super Hero, Uncensored”
The Town Drunk
January 2009

2,600 words, fantasy


2008

“The Hornets’ Nest”
Spaceports and Spidersilk
December 2008

1,300 words, fantasy


“In Case of Apocalypse”
The Circlet Press website
September 2008

600 words, WARNING: erotica


“Epiphany Sale”
Every Day Fiction
February 2008

200 words, regular-type

Reprinted, THE BEST OF EVERY DAY FICTION 2008 (Every Day Publishing), December 2008


2007

“Happinex”
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS (Graveside Tales)
December 2007

3,800 words, horror


“Solidly Grounded”
The Ranfurly Review
December 2007

500 words, regular-type


“Merry Christmas and Lucky Jibblewooch”
KidVisions
December 2007

2,700 words, science fiction


“From Mutsumi”
Quantum Kiss
November 2007

1,300 words, science fiction

Reprinted, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, August 2015


“Flow”
Every Day Fiction
November 2007

400 words, science fiction


2004

“Jakkit’s Ferocious Mount”
Beyond Centauri
July 2004

2,000 words, fantasy


2003

“This Girl”
Happy
November 2003

500 words, regular-type


“If Looks Could Kill”
Kisses for Kids
June 2003

2,800 words, fantasy

ReprintedBeyond Centauri, October 2003


“Memories of Happy Childhood”
The Fifth Di…
March 2003

900 words, science fiction

“A good twist; a good read.” —Dennis Kriesel, Kansas City infoZine


2002

“Cat Fight”
Kisses for Kids
December 2002

2,200 words, horror


“Watch Out, It’s Catching”
Short Stuff Magazine
November 2002

500 words, fantasy


“You Make Bath Times Much More Fun”
Kisses for Kids
September 2002

900 words, horror

Nomination, James B. Baker Award for Genre Fiction (from Sam’s Dot Publishing), 2002
ReprintedPORTALS (Sam’s Dot Publishing), October 2003