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2022 Awards Eligibility

Hello! I’ve published three stories this year, and I hope you enjoy them:

Dragon by by Linda BlackWin24 Jansson

“Choose Your Own,” Daily Science Fiction, April 2022

“You need to get to the market, but there are dragons waiting.

It’s all right; you know how to deal with dragons. You’ve been thwarting them all your life. You know the rules: don’t reveal too much flesh. Don’t try to hide. Don’t contradict a reptile when it is speaking, but assert yourself early, and often. Smile. Never smile too much, or too widely. Be polite. Be bold.”

Can you make the right choices? Free to read.


“‘Til Death,” PodCastle, June 2022

“My dear Clarinda,

They tell me that when you heard of my wedding, you shattered a goblet, fell to the floor in a swooning fit, and did not arise for three days. I hear that the entirety of the manor was wreathed in black. Really, darling, it seems a bit much. I’m fine.”

You don’t abandon your best friend just because you’ve married an undead lord of the night. Free to read in text and audio.


Bee by Sona Toksova

“Bees in Winter,” Corvid Queen, December 2022

“Her honey budget was getting ridiculous.

It was also getting more challenging to take the subway—though it was more pleasant, since people were starting to give her space. When the bees began flitting out from her pockets, forming an exploratory cloud around her in the car’s wet heat, Kelly found she had two feet clear on either side of her, even in the rush hour crowd.”

A woman finds a bee in her apartment. Everything escalates from there. Free to read.


This is also my second year of eligibility for the Astounding Award. If you are kind enough to consider me for that nomination, you can find the rest of my stories here, as well as information about my 2020 novel, In Veritas. Thanks very much for your time.

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2021 Awards Eligibiliy

Hello! This will be my first year of eligibility for the Astounding Award. Your consideration for my work is very much appreciated.

I published two short stories in 2021:

“Wednesday’s Child”, Fusion Fragment #7, July 2021

“It’s something my mom used to say. It only comes to me in snatches. I don’t know if it’s true. I actually don’t know what day today is. I want you to think about the necessity of parents, though: how nice it is when they tuck you in at night and scare all the monsters out from under the bed.

Parents are important. I can be good for you.”

Aliens, ground beef, and delusions of sympathy. Available in PDF, epub, or print form — electronic access is pay-what-you-want, including free.


“Cenotaph”, Augur Magazine 4.2, December 2021

“I’ve already been on shift for three hours when the statue comes in. Some guy in a puffy coat holds the door for her.

She’s got snow crumbling off her head and shoulders, little rivulets of melt running down her carved hair. She’s grime-dulled marble, not well-maintained, with grey streaks running from her shoulder down through that hint of sculpted gown. Her face is young, but she is not; her hair is pitted, and there’s a crack running down her left cheek, just to the edge of her mouth. Her right wrist is chipped. Her nose is still pert and smooth, though, and her eyes have the unseeing gloss of a once-polished finish.”

A preview is available online, with full Augur issues available by subscription.

Thank you so much.

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2020 Awards Eligibility

Hi! This post is just to note that my literary urban fantasy novel In Veritas, published in May 2020 by NeWest Press, is currently eligible for the 2021 awards season. Thanks so much for your consideration.

In Veritas follows Verity Richards, a woman whose synaesthesia allows her to perceive multiple realities. As she learns to navigate the city of Ottawa and its many secrets, she tries to save a dying community and a hidden world.

More information about the novel is available here, or on the NeWest Press website.

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