May was a month of good things happening, on the fiction front: it began with the publication of I Know All of His Names at Liminal Stories. (I’m really happy to see that it’s on the SFWA recommended reading list).
The month ended with the announcement that my story “The Seven O’Clock Man”, in Clockwork Canada, is one of a dozen stories on the long list for the Sunburst Awards! I think this is the first time any fiction of mine has been on any kinds of award list, long or short, so I am very pleased. And to be in such company!
In between those two things, I sold a couple of short stories: a reprint of “Cattail Heart” to the upcoming Flame Tree Time Travel anthology, and an original called “Not Valid for Spain” to the Bundoran Press anthology 49th Parallels. Both will be out later this year.
This weekend, I’ll be at the Limestone Genre Expo in Kingston, moderating panels on Killer Stories and Poetry, and on a panel about Historical Fantasy.
I’m revamping my newsletter: from now on it’ll go out like clockwork (or at least like 18th century clockwork) at the beginning of each month, and include a few notes about what books I’m reading, what I’m working on, and news like the stuff I’ve gathered in this post. You can subscribe here if you like.