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All the Catching Up

Illustration by Matthew Johnstone

Illustration by Matthew Johnstone

Where has the time gone? Semester Two is well under way, I’ve got four million students (lovely, all of them), and a heap of projects to complete before heading overseas in October (YAAAAAAAAAAY for World Fantasy!!!!)

*ahem*

As I was saying.

Things have been busy, but in a good way! First, and most exciting:

THE NOVEL IS FINISHED!!!! I polished the final draft on Friday and sent it off to the publisher — huzzah!! All told, Lament for the Afterlife weighs in at just under 110,000 words, and I’ve got to say, I was a bit sad to see the end. I mean, happy (obviously) but I’ve grown quite attached to those people and that world, so it’s weird not to be working on it anymore!

Second bit of excitement — the official ToC for issue #1 of The Dark (edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace):

“The Carpet” by Nnedi Okorafor
“What Lies at the Edge of a Petal is Love” by Rachel Swirsky
“By My Voice I Shall Be Known” by Angela Slatter
“Another Mouth” by Lisa L. Hannett

It is soooo cool being in the first issue of this new magazine (www.thedarkmagazine.com) and with such AWESOME writers. Seriously. WOW.

Speaking of ToCs, look for issue #27 of Electric Velocipede in September:

POETRY
“Dream Vision” by Megan Arkenberg
“Cloth Leaves and Wire Vines” by Gillian Daniels
“sarah” by Nancy Hightower
“sarah (revisited)” by Nancy Hightower

FICTION
Short Stories
“Seven Ways of Bringing Down the Regime” by Daniel Ausema
“Bones” by Helena Bell
“Song of Mary” by Geoffrey W. Cole
“The Coronation Bout” by Lisa L. Hannett
“Eating the Pomegranate” by Megan Kurashige
“Ondine’s Curse” by Katherine Mankiller
“The Fungi That Talk Softly” by Haralambi Markov
“The Beasts We Want to Be” by Sam J. Miller
“The Girls of the Forest” by Margaret Ronald
“The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown” by Caroline M. Yoachim

NONFICTION
Editorial by John Klima

I love this magazine and am delighted to have ‘The Coronation Bout’ appear in its pages — and to share a table of contents with the ever-lovely Haralambi Markov!

Finally (at least for now), a couple of weeks ago, Ellen Datlow published the list of Honorable Mentions for the Best Horror of the Year, Vol 5 and four of my stories made the cut!

Hannett, Lisa L. & Slatter, Angela “Burning Seaweed for Salt,”Midnight and Moonshine.
Hannett, Lisa L. & Slatter, Angela “The Red Wedding,” Midnight and Moonshine.
Hannett, Lisa L. “Sweet Subtleties,” Clarkesworld December.
Hannett, Lisa L. “The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds,” Aurealis  55.

Wonderful news all around!

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