Welcome to the other side of warmth. The days will soon begin to chill, and it will be the perfect weather to cozy up in a blanket with a good book. I know I enjoyed my summertime adventures, of which there were many! (See picture above) But now it is back to school, back to the daily grind, and back to editing my novella (!!)
In the last few months I’ve had a few pieces come out.
“Draconic”, was published in my university’s HeforShe anthology, only available in print unfortunately, though it is included in my now-completed poetry book A Refuge of Tales. Refuge was funded through an Ontario Arts Council grant and is currently out on submission!
“Landscapes”, also came out, through Wild Musette, and is available in their issue, Frog Porridge.
I also placed “Beauty, Sleeping,” in one of my favourite new magazines, Augur. Augur is a Canadian sff/slipstream/beautiful ethereal masterpiece of a magazine. This poem is about Sleeping Beauty (the original), and shitty MILs. You can buy a copy of the magazine here.
I had a new and unfortunate publishing experience in which a magazine published some of my submitted works without a contract (and there still is no contract), and without clear agreement on payment. It’s honestly one of the most upsetting things to happen to me as a writer to date (and with over 200 rejections under my belt now, that’s saying something). You can read more about my experience with LiteLitOne here. That being said, I am still very happy with the poems and so you can read, “All the Unwritten,” “Kussaz” and “Work,” here.
Finally, I had my piece “Call to Action- In Translation” come out just yesterday from Arsenika! This piece is my love letter to Emily Wilson for all she did translating the Odyssey. I have always loved the epics but I got to love it in a new way because of her. You can check that piece out here.
If you’re interested in my work going forward here are some upcoming things you can look forward to:
- I’m going to be at Can*Con in Ottawa Oct 18th-20th this year. This con is super amazing, and I’m really sorry if you don’t already have tickets because pre-sales are 100% sold out. I’m going to be on at least one panel, but they haven’t been announced yet so I don’t want to spoil the surprise here!
- Later this year and next I have some pieces coming out from Truancy, New Myths, and Polar Borealis, as well as some not-yet-announced things! You can check out my full bibliography including confirmed forthcoming works here.
That’s all for now!
Lots of love,