Two of my stories made it on the Locus and Nerds of a Feather recommended reading lists! Also I’ll be on a Stabbycon panel!

I am thrilled to announce that both my novella The Giants of the Violet Sea and my short story How the Girls Came Home are on the Locus Recommended Reading List! It has been a privilege to have two things on this list. I still can’t believe it! 

This means that the Locus Awards are open for anyone to vote and even write in their own choices from last year! If you’d like to vote for the stories you loved last year here is the link. I would be honored if you considered any of my stories. 

Furthermore, The Giants of the Violet Sea is on the 2022 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Recommended Reading List fot the novella category! Nerds of a Feather is a 2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Fanzine and an awesome site all around so being included on their list makes me swell with joy. Check out their list and recommendations to discover new writers! 

Finally, I will be taking part in StabbyCon this year! StabbyCon is an online convention organized by Reddit’s r/Fantasy community and the programming is super cool! I will be on the panel Putting Your Heart on the Page: Writing from the Margins (Short Stories) with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Johannes T. Evans and John Wiswell. An awesome group of people who I am sure will have many interesting things to say. Our panel will be help on Feb 7th, 12pm EST | 5pm GMT.

Come and asks us some questions and check out all the other interesting discussions happening between Jan 31st and Feb 11th! 

MY AWARDS ELIGIBILITY POST FOR 2021

Another year has passed and one I am very grateful for. I was a finalist for three (!) different awards, the Ignyte, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award with my story “My Country Is a Ghost“. I did not win any of the awards but just being a finalist, and being able to attend cons online, talk to other writers, and cheer the winners was enough for me. I got to spend time with some lovely people this year, even though we were on lockdown most of the time. My heart is full.

As it is customary I will post my stories that were out this year and later I will post some of my favorite stories in an always incomplete list. I had quite the productive year with a lot of firsts but all in good time.

Here are the stories I published this year and are eligible for awards:

The Giants of the Violet Sea – novella – 27000 words – Uncanny Magazine, issue #42

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This is the first novella I ever wrote and it sold to Uncanny Magazine! It’s available online for free and I would be honored and grateful if you gave it a read and considered it for awards. It is a mystery set in a far future colony with death tattoos and sea beasts and it is in the Nebula Recommended Reading List!

“It is an intricate thing, the tattooing of the dead. The body doesn’t heal. So it must be done with the utmost precision. And the shape and the color must be in perfect harmony for the soul to move on.”

How The Girls Came Home – short story – 5200 words – Uncanny Magazine, issue #40

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This is one of my Clarion West stories and it comes with so many fond memories. It is also published in Uncanny Magazine and free to read online. It is a dark fairytale about a girl who wakes up every day having different animal feet. It is also in the Nebula Recommended Reading List!

“Where her human skin stops, bone and muscle twist and take shapes. Shapes that should not be there. Her feet are only sometimes covered in fur. Other times they are sleek and lustrous as if draped in sequins, or cloaked in glossy, kaleidoscopic feathers.”

Tomatoes – short story – 4500 words – Khōréō Magazine, issue #1.4

Another story that sprouted (pun intended) from Clarion West and the first one I wrote while there. I am so happy to share it with you. It’s free to read in Khōréō. It’s a dark fantasy story about family bonds and duty, about two rival witch families, and, well, about tomatoes too.

“Filaments of my flesh turn into rootstalks and move on and on until there is nothing but the plants. I exist only in this garden now. Even if my body can leave this house and walk around the village, my roots can only stretch so far.”

Fish Tale – short story – 3800 words – Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World

I got solicited for the first time this year to write a story for Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World! Fish Tale is a fantasy story that takes place in the famous Fish Church (Feskekôrka) in Gothenburg and explores family and community dynamics but also a strange curse.

“The boys crossed themselves and clutched tight at the little wooden fish charms. All the fishermen wore one when they fished the open sea but now all the fishmongers had one too. Because the sea had come inside the market the day she had helped her husband kill that fish.”

Another first for me was that I got to write a side story for Magic: the Gathering’s Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Sisters is the first IP work I ever got to do and the experience was amazing, as was the fan reception of the story. I hope this will be the first of many.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading this far. If you enjoyed any of these stories it would be an honor if you voted them for awards.

I hope the next year treats you well friends. Many hugs.

My Awards Eligibility Post for 2020

What a year. Yes, I know. I did not end up reading as much as I had hoped *gestures at the world* but the little I did read was a lovely break from reality and I’ll soon post my recs for 2020.

I did not end up writing so much either but I am very proud of two things: 1) I wrote and published my first ever essay (!) about living in Greece during the pandemic (and it went pretty well!) and 2) I published a story I love, that is also the most personal piece I have written yet.

Here are the stories I published this year and are eligible for awards:

My Country Is a Ghost – Uncanny Magazine, issue #32 

If you were to read just one I would recommend “My Country Is a Ghost” since I love it to bits. It is free to read online and it is in the Nebula Recommended Reading List.

Those We Serve – Interzone, issue #287

I hope next year is far far better on many fronts and that this post finds you well, friends.

My Awards Eligibility Post for 2019

It’s time for lists! Lists of the stories I published this year but also lists of my favorite stories!

This year had been a little busier than usual for me, both because I moved but also because I participated in the Clarion West Writers Workshop during the summer. It is a wonderful and fulfilling experience for any writer but left little room for other activities. As a result I have fallen a little behind on my reading but I plan on catching up soon.

Here are the stories I published this year and are eligible for awards:

We Are Here to Be Held – Strange Horizons

It is free to read online and it is in the Nebula Recommended Reading List.

What Cannot Follow – Fireside Magazine

April Teeth – Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance

Her Blood Like Rubies in the Ground –  Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Pantheon Magazine

 

My Awards Eligibility Post

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.

 

 

Awards Eligibility Post 2018

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.