We made it!!!

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I am beyond thrilled to say that my GoFundMe Campaign has just been fully funded!  I can’t begin to explain how much it means to me that friends but also people I have never met or spoken to, have my back and support me in such an important moment of my life.

So let me take a moment to say thank you to my Twitter and Facebook friends, my Clarion West classmates, to Codex, ALEF, and the entire writing community!

If you are still looking to donate to a Clarion West or Clarion campaign it would be wonderful if you could help out these soon-to-be classmates:

Celeste Rita Baker

Barton Aikman

M. Shaw

Dianne M Williams

Thank you so very much everyone! You are amazing!

 

NEW STORY OUT: APRIL TEETH

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I am very excited to announce that my story “April Teeth” is part of the DO NOT GO QUIETLY anthology by Apex Publications.

Part of my excitement is because I am sharing a TOC with so many awesome writers. I could have never imagined being in the same anthology with even one of those people, let alone all of them.

As for how the story came to be, I already had the vague idea of a ceremony or a celebration involving teeth but I did not know how to turn it into a solid plot until the element of resistance clicked into place and the story felt completed in my head.

So if you enjoy stories about unnerving ceremonies and bloodthirsty deities, but also women who stand up for themselves, you are welcome to give this one a read!

You can buy the anthology here. Enjoy!

 

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NEW STORY OUT: HER BLOOD LIKE RUBIES IN THE GROUND

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Stoked to announce that my flash story “Her Blood Like Rubies in the Ground” is out in the anthology Gorgon: Stories of Emergence.

This was one of the stories I drafted in Codex’s Weekend Warrior competition in 2017. It had been a very prolific few weeks and I feel very good about the stories that came out.

The story began as a title that another author was kind enough to donate. When I started thinking about why someone would feed their blood to the ground the plot came to me in its entirety. I imagined a pair of witches and how they use magic to cope with loss. How personal that struggle can be and what conflicts might arise between them from the use of magic.

You can order the anthology here.

Please enjoy!

My Awards Eligibility Post

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It is that time of the year again and I have to say I am proud of many things.  Some of them are my own accomplishments and some are friends’ successes (i.e. Natalia Theodoridou winning the World Fantasy Award in the short story category.)  Here are the two stories I published this year. Both of them fall under the Short Fiction category and I would be extremely happy if you considered either of them.

If you were to read just one I would recommend my short story  “Cherry Wood Coffin” in Apex Magazine. This particular story is both in the Nebula Reading List and in the Bram Stoker Award Reading List. So if any of you is reading for the Bram Stoker Award as well, I would be honored if you kept my story in mind.

This is my second year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for New Writers.

Cherry Wood CoffinApex Magazine issue 108, May 2018

It’s a Gothic horror piece about one day in the life of an unusual coffin maker and the decisions that haunt him.

Ghost Mapping – Lost Films, August 2018

This is a weird story about a couple’s love, death and the icy ghosts of antarctic explorers from another dimension.

 

 

New story out: We Are Here to Be Held

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I have a new story out! You can read it here in the new issue of Strange Horizons or listen to the podcast here, in awe of Anea’s spectacular narration.

The idea came to me when I stumbled upon the weirdest pictures by photographer Ian Turner, of pelicans fighting over food scraps and stealing them from each other stomachs!

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This photo in particular gave me instantly the impression of a mother swallowing her daughter. I wonder what Freud would have to say about that.

This story is very personal to me and I feel like I’ve managed to handle the symbolism and the themes exactly as I intended to. It is about familial relationship and how complicated they can get sometimes. There isn’t one solution for everyone. Each of us has to find their own balances with the people they call family and sometimes the decisions might seem cruel but are necessary.

I hope you enjoy this one and maybe find something in this story that speaks to you.

An incomplete list of my favorite short stories I’ve read this year (by publication month).

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It has been an amazing year for short fiction and I feel like I have learned so much writing-wise just by reading these stories. Thank you people!

Sour Milk Girls, by Erin Roberts, in Clarkesworld

The Court Magician, by Sarah Pinsker, in Lightspeed

We Head For the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes, by Eleanna Castroianni, in Podcastle

Unplaces: An Atlas of Non-existence, by Izzy Wasserstein, in Clarkesworld

The Triumphant Ward of the Railroad and the Sea, by Sara Saab, in Shimmer

And Yet, by A.T. Greenblatt, in Uncanny Magazine

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, by LaShawn M. Wanak, in Fireside

Strange Waters, by Samantha Mills, in Strange Horizons

Now Watch My Rising, by A. Merc Rustad, in Fireside

Leviathan Sings to Me in the Deep, by Nibedita Sen, in Nightmare

Tank!, by John Wiswell, in Diabolical Plots

Quietly Gigantic, by K.C. Mead-Brewer in Strange Horizons

Every Good-Bye Ain’t Gone, by Eden Royce, in Strange Horizons

The Pull of the Herd, by Suzan Palumbo, in Anathema

The Stories We Tell about Ghosts, by A.C.Wise, in  The Dark

Jewel of the Vashwa, by Jordan Kurella, in Apex Magazine

In the Garden Watching Nim Noms, by Osahon Ize-Iyamu, in Omenana

The Fainting Game, by Nino Cipri, in PseudoPod

The House of Illusionists, by Vanessa Fogg, in Liminal Stories

When Leopard’s-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven, by Vajra Chandrasekera, in Liminal Stories

It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog, by Maria Haskins, in Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Find On Your Body the Bruise, by Maricat Stratford in Shimmer

The Names of Women, by Natalia Theodoridou, in Strange Horizons

Toothsome Thing, by Chimedum Ohaegbu, in Strange Horizons

Mouths, by Lizz Huerta, in Lightspeed

On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog, by Adam R. Shannon, in Apex Magazine

 

 

 

 

New Story Out: Ghost Mapping!

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It’s here people! The Lost Films Anthology! This is not a test!

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I am sharing a TOC with some amazing writers like Gemma Files, Brian Evenson and Kristi DeMeester and many others!

The front cover is by the amazing George Cotronis and the interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.

The idea of this story came to me in 2015 when I was reading about 22 unprocessed negatives from Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, that were found in a block of ice.

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Ever since I saw this image it haunted me. I knew I had to write a story about these film-ghosts and their expedition, that in my head spanned parallel universes and never truly ended.

It is also the story of a couple, Jacob and Adrian, and all the possibilities they didn’t get to explore because of Jacob’s sickness.  It’s a weird story with a lot of surreal imagery and I am very glad it has found such an amazing home.

Lastly, I am so proud that this is the first time Publishers Weekly mentioned my name and one of my stories, ever. And in a very positive way!

“…and Eugenia M. Triantafyllou’s “Ghost Mapping” are exceptional offerings that sacrifice neither storytelling nor style in realizing their thought-provoking concepts.”

-Publishers Weekly

You can order the anthology here. I hope you enjoy this one!