Great news that Wolf Alice (named for Angela Carter) recently won the Mercury Music Prize.
“She” and “Blush” are from their 2013 EP.
New Fears 2 is out now from Titan. It’s non-themed anthology edited by Mark Morris that reflects the diversity of work that appears under the horror banner. I loved New Fears and am proud to be included in New Fears 2 alongside some truly awesome writers.
MAW — Priya Sharma
THE AIRPORT GORILLA — Stephen Volk
THUMBSUCKER — Robert Shearman
BULB — Gemma Files
FISH HOOKS — Kit Power
EMERGENCE — Tim Lebbon
ON CUTLER STREET — Benjamin Percy
LETTERS FROM ELODIE — Laura Mauro
STEEL BODIES — Ray Cluley
THE MIGRANTS — Tim Lucas
RUT SEASONS — Brian Hodge
SENTINEL — Catriona Ward
ALMOST AUREATE — V.H. Leslie
THE TYPEWRITER — Rio Youers
LEAKING OUT — Brian Evenson
THANATRAUMA — Steve Rasnic Tem
PACK YOUR COAT — Aliya Whiteley
HAAK — John Langan
THE DEAD THING — Paul Tremblay
THE SKETCH — Alison Moore
PIGS DON’T SQUEAL IN TIGERTOWN — Bracken MacLeod
I was lucky enough to see KT Tunstall live a few years ago in Liverpool, where she performed this gorgeous song.
I am thrilled to bits that “All the Fabulous Beasts” has been review by John Langan for the Sept 2018 issue of Locus magazine.
This issue includes features interviews with Kelly Robson and Rebecca Roanhorse; obituaries for Michael Scott Rohan and Gerald M. Weinberg; a column by Cory Doctorow; the Hugo, Retro-Hugo, Mythopoeic, Chesley, and Sidewise awards winners; Worldcon & NASFiC Site Selection news; US and British Forthcoming Books; a spotlight on Jason Kirk of 47North; George R.R. Martin in Conversation with John Picacio; and reviews of short fiction and books by Sonya Taaffe, Dave Hutchinson, Deborah Harkness, Janeen Webb, and many others.
Priya Sharma’s stories are indeed fabulous beasts, chimeras composed of the fantastic and deeply human, bound together by sinewy sentences, their strange hearts richly alive. The chorus of their animal mouths announces the arrival of a major voice.
This issue features:
Alexandra Seidel, Indrapramit Das, Damien Krsteski, Dennis Mombauer, Sarah M. Prindle, Bhushita Vasistha, Rahad Abir, Rajendra Shepherd, Alexandria Baisden, Yuan Changming, F.J. Bergmann, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Sarah Ang, Julie Novakova
Thanks to Paul StJohn Mackintosh for taking the time to read my collection and review it.
British weird fiction writer Priya Sharma has been appearing in numerous year’s best anthologies for some time, and her story, “Fabulous Beasts” (included in this volume of course) was a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award and won a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction. Now a first full collection of her short fiction has appeared, from the very wonderful Undertow Publications, with striking covers in both the hardback and paperback edition. It’s no wonder that the volume opens with praise from both Ellen Datlow and Paula Guran, two of the most revered editors and anthologists in the current weird/dark fiction scene. I’m more than happy, then, to report that All the Fabulous Beasts both exceeds expectations, and confounds them.
Read the full review here.
I’ve been very fortunate to have work published by Albedo One, Ireland’s magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror, so I am delighted to join the Grand Judges Panel of Juliet E. McKenna, Ian Watson and Michael Carroll. The panel decides on the top three stories of the six finalists.
Ireland’s Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror proudly announces the 13th International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest:
The Aeon Award 2018
Grand Prize: €1000
Second Prize: €200
Third Prize: €100
Plus guaranteed publication in Albedo One for the top three stories as chosen by our esteemed Grand Judges
Ian Watson, Juliet E. McKenna, Priya Sharma and Michael Carroll
The short story has traditionally been an American love affair. Hemingway, Carver and Vonnegut are often cited among the ‘greatest’ of all time. Across the Atlantic, hundreds of new short stories are published each week through independent small presses, the New Yorker publishes one each issue, which is unpicked and put back together again during their hour-long podcast, and many more are written by nervous MFA students.
In the UK, the form has at worst been ignored, but recent literary prizes seem to have played their part in elevating interest. The popularity of creative writing degrees has helped to produce a new wave of writers who are firmly committed to mastering the art. Despite this, securing publication for a collection from a first-time writer remains difficult.
A Golden Moment for Short Stories by Farhana Shaikh.
Read the whole article here on The Asian Writer.