Short Fiction Round-Up #74
In April, I pulled back from social media and posted quite a few less stories than weekdays of the month, only ten (10). I also won't be posting the first week or two of May because I will be mostly off all social media.
3:33 a.m. by Joelle Killian was published at Maudlin House in March.
Duckie's Revenge by Mar Vincent was published by hyphen punk.
Friday Flash Fiction published Self-Protection by Emma Burnett in April.
Short Fiction Round-Up #73
In March, I suggested eighteen (18) stories. I took the last week of March off from story suggestions due to various and sundry life stuff. Nothing major. Just enough to keep me from getting stories out via social media.
I also removed my personal Facebook page which also removed my ability to post to my author Facebook page. Right now, you can only get my suggested stories and announcement via my Newsletter, here at my blog, on Twitter (yes, still), Mastodon, and Tumblr.
ZNB Presents published:
The Smell of Sawdust by P.A. Cornell in March
Eugie and the Last Angel by A. Katherine Black in February
It's the End of the World (As We Know It) by Crystal Sarakas in 2022
Cossmass Infinities published Carrying Stones by Avi Burton in February
We Died Sleeping by Andrew Kozma was published by ergot
Cat Rambo published an Untitled Poem from Seven Years Ago (in 2022) on their patreon
I hope you enjoy these stories, mostly from this year. See you on the next first Monday of the month for another short fiction round-up.
Short Fiction Round-Up #72
In February, I suggested nineteen (19) short stories for readers to check out. If you missed them on Twitter, Mastodon, Facebook, or Tumblr, here they are in one list. This is not the order I posted them in. This groups magazines together.
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig by Tonya Liburd was published by Akashic Books
Deathmatch by Chana Kohl in 2022
Moondust by Chana Kohl in 2021
Apex Magazine published:
Hoodie by Tonya Liburd in 2022
Barefoot and Midnight by Sheree Renée Thomas in 2021
Aunt Dissy's Policy Dream Book by Sheree Renée Thomas in 2017
The Black Stallion Exposed: 3 Flash by Megan Giddings was published by Ghost Ocean
Vice published The Binding of Isaac by Tochi Onyebuchi in 2022.
Smokelong Quarterly published Twenty-Five Minute Wait by Megan Giddings in 2013.
"Narratology" by Peter Young written by Cadwell Turnbull was published by Many Worlds in 2023.
I hope you enjoyed these stories. Suggestions pop-up at 8a.m. weekdays on my social media platforms.
Short Fiction Round-Up #71
In January, I suggested twenty-two (22) short stories by other authors for readers on my various social media. Every weekday at 8:00 am on Twitter, Facebook, Mastodon, and Tumblr I post these links (see connected social media on sidebar for links). I do this because if you like what I like to read, though I'm aware my tastes are pretty wide and eclectic, you might also enjoy my writing. I don't have a ton of it published yet. There's also so much incredible writing and many incredible stories out there, I want readers to get a sampling of stories and maybe find new writers to follow and new magazines to subscribe to.
With that said, I point out, as I have in the past, that I do not wish to promote problematic people or magazines. Please let me know if one of those exists in my suggestions. Feel free to comment on a blog post, on a social media post, send me an email, or a DM.
This particular reminder comes up due to a discussion in a group of short fiction writers about such markets.
The Arcanist published
Cross-Generational Cryptid Theory by Hailey Piper in 2022
A Dream, A Bee, A Storytree by Wendy Nikel in 2022
Solarpunk Magazine published
The Lantern Festival by Ai Jiang in 2022
Maybe We Are All Witches by BrightFlame in 2022
Smokelong Quarterly published He Called Me Honeybunch by Karen Serk Chio in 2015.
Paper and Pencil by Andrew Griffin was published by The Dread Machine in 2022.
The Maul published A Hand to Hold, a Mouth to Speak by Ai Jiang in January.
Curses and Cake by Sarah Beth Durst was published by The Sunday Morning Transport in 2022.
Fireside Fiction published Song of the Balsa Wood Bird by Katherine Quevedo in 2022.
Short Fiction Round-Up #70
I took the last week of the year for writing and reading reflection, planning my next year, and overall re-centering myself. Today, I have seventeen (17) stories for you to check out if you missed them when I posted on social media.
Apparition Literary Magazine published Silver Bells by Jaime Marvin in 2022.
Medusa and Herophile by L.M. Spann was published by Cul-de-Sac of Blood in 2022.
The Dread Machine published A Mortal in Armour, Among Immortals Walking by Ai Jiang in 2022.
Smokelong Quarterly published in 2015
Things You Won't Tell Your Therapist by Colleen Kearney Rich
The Butterfly Effect by Marc Joan
The Arcanist published in 2022
Dead-Go by Matt Tighe
Entropy in a Fruit Bowl by Nicole Lynn
Happy New Year! I hope to suggest many more stories in 2023.
Short Fiction Round-Up #69
In November, between social media meltdowns and power outages and holidays, I was a bit chaotic in my suggested story posts. I have twelve (12) stories for today's blog post, in case you missed my various social media. Several, not all, were featured in Lauren Ring's Short Fiction Fridays, where I first heard of them. I recommend subscribing to her weekly newsletter for more great selections.
The Sprawl Magazine published What Not to Do When You're Polymorphed and Stuck in a Time Warp by Stewart C. Baker in October. Just a fun little romp!
The Arcanist published Head in the Grave, Listening by Elizabeth Guilt in October. I like the slight open-endedness of it.
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky was published by Apex Magazine in 2013. This is another that I learned of from Lauren Ring's Short Fiction Fridays. This story is about expressing your love in the face of grief.
Travel Guide to Spaceport Rest Stops by Seoung Kim was published by If There's Anyone Left in January. This story is a story by reviews. I really love stories in this format.
Short Fiction Round-Up #68
I apologize for the delay in this post. Normally it goes up the first Monday of the month, rounding up all the previous month's short fiction I suggested. I normally write the post the weekend before that first Monday. Unfortunately, I had a major power outage at my home, limiting my ability to do things like blog posts.
Hopefully this November you're still in the mood for creepy because October is the spooky month and I focused on that, for the most part. Not all of these stories are horror or dreadful, but they are all speculative under my SFF/H umbrella that I enjoy. I've sorted them by magazine. Enjoy!
Recipe by Tina S. Zhu was published by Fireside Fiction in September. It's a 500-word piece and I love the format!
The Arcanist published
Door to Door Detaial by Michael James in September. This short had good creeping dread factor.
Treat Me Like the Sea by Taylor Rae in September. Another creeping dread one about what we give of ourselves.
We Watch the Nimble Dancers by Megan W. Shaw in October. This one was so bittersweet!
The History Eaters by Marissa James is a surreal short story.
Lisa's Garden by Jennifer Hudak is a short story about emotion and expression.
Short Fiction Round-up #67
We're getting into the spooky season and I started early. Please enjoy theese 17 stories. Not all are horror and there are fewer than normal because I am on an unexpected social media hiatus. I planned one for mid-October but sometimes life demands things on a different time scale.
HOAX published A Panther in Every Pantry, a Lion in Every Living Room by Andrew Kozma as a reprint from 2016.
Tilly's Dolls by Sarah Jackson was published by 96th of October in September.
Balancing the Scales by Cislyn Smith was published by ZNB Presents in September.
All the Boys in the Sea by Marie Croke was published by Fireside Fiction in August.
The Sleep Cure by Alice Gauntley was published by The Dread Machine in September.
This Shattered Vessel, Which Holds Only Grief by Izzy Wasserstein was published by Apex Magazine in 2021.
Short Fiction Round-up #66
These are supposed to post on the first Monday of the month, but yesterday was a Holiday in the US and I really wanted to work on my current project instead of blog. First Tuesday of the month after a US Holiday is going to be good this time.
I've got twenty-one (21) stories for you from the month of August.
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The Earthquakes are Coming by Ai Jiang was published by The Puritan Magazine in August.
The Tourist by Em Liu in July
Like Stars Daring to Shine by Somto Ihezue in July
The Sun and the Sweet, Black Earth by Sarah Jackson published by Lavendar Bones in August.
Fireside Fiction is coming to a close soon and Daily Science Fiction is going on an extended or permanent break. Both used to send my stories into my inbox. I visit many speculative fiction magazines, but few send stories in their newsletters regularly. They tend to pick favorites (much like I do in my newsletter). Send me your favorite magazines, especially if they have email newsletters with their stories.
Short Fiction Round-Up #65
I suggested lots of fiction during July. Most of it has been published this year, but every so often I dipped back a year or few. Here are the 21 stories I thought you might enjoy because I did.
The Coffe Cup Song by Cat Rambo published at Kittywumpus.
The Sunday Morning Transport published The Daily Commute by Sarah Gailey in July.
Writer of spec fic.