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!

New Story Out: Cherry Wood Coffin is up in Apex Magazine!

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I feel very proud to have a story in issue #108 of Apex magazine this month. It will not be free to read until the 29th of May but if you are a subscriber (wink, wink) you can read it now or you can buy the issue here . I’m sharing a TOC with some amazing writers and I hope my story does it some justice.

This is a story that sprang from a prompt I read in Codex’s Weekend Warrior competition in 2017 and I am so thankful for that.

Suddenly I was stuck with this very strong image of a talking coffin and wondered what the coffin would say or ask. The answer while pretty obvious didn’t clue me in on what the plot should be about, so I let the idea shimmer for a weekend and speed-wrote the story at the last minute in its complete form.

I hope this story is as chilling as I was aiming for. Please enjoy!

Awards Eligibility Post 2018

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This is my first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for New Writers and I am super excited about it.

It has been an amazing year and looking back I am so thankful for the opportunities it has given me, and for all the new people I got to meet during Worldcon75 and online. Not only my productivity increased dramatically but I got to make some good friends.

So let’s cut to the chase. I had two stories out in 2017 both of them fall under the Short Fiction category.

If you read only one of my stories I would recommend “The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter”  – in Liminal Stories issue #4.

A woman with a fox’s heart meets the devil she has long forgotten about. It is a dark fantasy story about war, a mother’s love and the sacrifices we all make.

I also published “What We Are Molded After” – in Black Static issue #56.

A witch and her golem husband live together secretly in a little cottage in the outskirts of a village. This is a story about identity and abuse and how people cope with it.

 

New Story: The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter is up in Liminal Stories!

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I am so happy about this one! Liminal Stories is one of my favorite publications to go when I feel like ready something that will break my heart.

Liminal Stories issue #4 features some amazing stories and poems, including my story The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter

The story is close to home for me as it draws inspiration from Greece, the Greek folklore and the Civil War.

I always wanted to write a story that had shapeshifters in it. I tried to juxtapose the wild nature of animals with the war-like nature of people. I also enjoy stories where characters are not what they seem at first glance.

The artwork by CPKM is equally chilling and beautiful and fits the story perfectly.

I hope you enjoy!

 

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