Other Writing Projects
Here are some other amazing writing projects I've been a part of!
Astral Waters Review Inaugural Issue
Published By: Astral Waters Press
Published Date: May 1, 2019
Author: Various Authors
This inaugural issue of Astral Waters Review is here! According to their website: Astral Waters Press was founded in 2018. We specialize in creative works of science fiction and fantasy by writers and artists from historically underrepresented communities. In our digital literary magazine, Astral Waters Review, we publish short stories, novel excerpts, poetry, visual art, and reviews by creative people who are POC and/or LGBTQ+. The first issue of Astral Waters Review was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in December 2018 and published on May 1, 2019. We have the utmost gratitude to everyone who participated in our fundraiser.
My science fiction short story titled Corporeal Colors is featured! Purchase it in Astral Waters Press’ store.
Life (as it) Happens - Nerdfighter Poetry Book
Published By: N M Williamson Publishing
Published Date: November 20, 2018
Author: So Many Cool Nerdfighters!
Format: ebook, print
Price: $7.99 ebook or $10.99 paperback
This book is an amazing collection of poems written by members of the nerdfighter community, because poetry increases awesome. Profits of this book go to the Foundation to Decrease World Suck.
The nerdfighter community is a community that has sprung up around the vlogbrothers youtube channel. The community aims to increase the amount of awesome in the world and decrease the amount of suck. The foundation to decrease world suck, was created by the vlogbrothers- Hank Green and John Green. Each year in December, during the project for awesome, Hank, John and the nerdfighter community choose charities that will receive money from the Foundation to Decrease World Suck. These are always worthy causes. To find out more about the Foundation please visit fightworldsuck.org.
My poem is titled The Criminality of Love. Get it here!
Impact - Queer Sci Fi & Other Worlds Ink Flash Fiction Anthology
1) One object colliding with another, 2) An impinging of something upon something else, 3) An influence or effect on something or someone, and 4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology. Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 110 of our favorites. Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi. Welcome to Impact.
Published by: The Regal Fox
Date: March 14, 2018
The Regal Fox, a relatively new online magazine, published my flash fiction piece called The Curse. The story fits with their magazine quite well, and I was honored to be chosen by their editors! They even published the photo I included with the submission, too, which was pretty cool.
Check out The Curse today, and stick around to read more of their content, too. (They have stories of all kinds and author interviews.)
A Desert Welcome - Prompt Plot 2017 Holiday Gift
In honor of the holidays I decided to write a free short story based on prompts my lovely readers picked for me.
Genre: Fantasy | Setting: Desert | Animal: Falcon | Color: Purple
I wrote a short story called A Desert Welcome, and it was such a fun process that I'm probably going to make it an annual event! Click on the title below to read a PDF copy of the story: A Desert Welcome
I hope you enjoy the read, and be sure to check out my books, too!
Mission 20 - BOB Press November 2016 Quest Zine
Published By: Back of Beyond Press
Published Date: Nov. 27, 2016
Cover & Artwork: Erika Schnatz
Arri is an AI on the battleship, Warrior. Under the command of the Nyxian Empire, the Warrior—and by extension, Arri—has been tasked with the retrieval of goods from surrounding planets, by any means necessary. A task which Arri diligently carries out, until she realizes that sometimes the ends do not justify the means.
Fall of 2017 Update: It's with great sadness to announce that BOB Press disbanded, so the only way to get copies of this zine and story is through me. Contact me to see if there are any copies left!
Flight - Queer Sci Fi & Mischief Corner Books Flash Fiction Anthology
A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written. Queer Sci Fi's Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. "Flight" leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances. Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions, and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.
My flash fiction piece was entitled A Sub Mechanic's Panic.