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04 January 2012 @ 08:56 pm
2011 Publications  
It's awards season and time for a little self-promotion.  I found Mary Robinette Kowal's SFWA post on "How to deal with self-promotion and award season" encouraging, so here goes:

"Where Sea and Sky Kiss" appeared in Daily Science Fiction in early October.  This is the second spec fic story I've written and dear to me for a couple reasons: The gender of the protagonist is never stated, nor does the reader need to know--and I hope that allows readers to read themselves into the story more easily. I also feel the story conveys the peculiar mix of joy and grief we meet at the (inevitable) crossroads of love and loss.

Two of my poems were published this year: "the boy in the cardboard box" in Goblin Fruit's Autumn issue and "'cubus" in the recently released fourth issue of Fantastique Unfettered (I'll happily forward a copy of my poem to anyone who wants to read it). The first is deeply personal, written in the first few days that I began writing poetry again--and rediscovered a part of myself I'd almost forgotten. The second is a macabre response to the male gaze and the tropes of predation-masquerading-as-love in popular media (like Twilight and True Blood).

Current Location: Cedar Grove, NC
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Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on January 5th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
And it's a lovely story. I just met a friend of yours, M. David Blake, at the SFWA forums :) You should consider joining as an associate!

Excited about FU - they've been doing cool things lately.

articulate_ungulateart_ungulate on January 5th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I'm very impressed with Alexa's work with FU.

I'm still mulling whether to join SFWA now or after I get a third pro story sale.

Marc is great, btw! We realized well after the event that we had sat beside each other at a panel at NASFIC, then come to find out we live in the same town! Did you get a chance to read his 'Absinthe Fish'? It's one of my favorite stories from Bull Spec this past year.
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on January 5th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I didn't get a chance to read his story.

If you join now, you could nominate work (just saying). It's actually fun, and I see a lot of associate people in the forums.

I should ask him for Absinthe Fish!

BTW, I have one of my own very favorite stories at Bull Spec now, the one I think you might enjoy :) Please keep fingers crossed!
articulate_ungulateart_ungulate on January 5th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Ooo! Motivation! :-) (And I haven't spent everything from my latest sale, so...)

Fingers crossed!!!
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on January 5th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
Let me know if you do join :-)
articulate_ungulateart_ungulate on January 6th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Have done, and just got the acceptance! Now I am dreading wading into the forums, but must do...
barry_king: one handed writingbarry_king on January 5th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Toss me a copy of "cubus", would you?
articulate_ungulateart_ungulate on January 5th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Will do! Thanks!
_starlady__starlady_ on January 15th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Congrats on your recent sales. I would like to read 'cubus too, if you don't mind. Sounds interesting. I enjoyed "the boy in the cardboard box." Heading off to read your DSF story now . . .
Glad to hear you didn't wait to join SFWA. There's a ramp-up period in learning about the organization and it's best to start as soon as you can.

articulate_ungulate: cowart_ungulate on January 15th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Diane! I'll send 'cubus along via email.

(I still need to wade into the SFWA forums... Maybe later today. ;-)
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