Monday, December 4, 2017

Singing Ballads

My poem, "You Sing Your Murder Ballad," is available in Star*Line's Fall 2017 issue! 

The cover art for this one by Anita Endrezze is just lovely and I'm excited to share the pages with some truly talented poets. Thank you Vince Gotera for taking a chance on my poem.

Hope everyone out there is taking care of themselves this winter season. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Reviews Are In

I thought the best review for my short story, "His Wife and Serpent Mistress," (now available for free on Beneath Ceaseless Skies) would be from my mom. 

(Pictured left.)

But here comes Charles Payseur over at Quick Sips, ready to compete for that valued title.  He reviewed my story and called it, "a wonderfully joyous story that keeps an eye on what people really want, on compassion and belonging and people helping people." 

I have been floating all day. 

Thanks for getting it, dude.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Ballad, Breath, and Serpent Mistresses

What a harvest.

In quick succession, I've managed to finalize three sales. The first is to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, a market I've been wanting to get into for a long time. Editor Scott H. Andrews has made my story, "His Wife and Serpent Mistress," available in issue #238, which you can buy on Kindle for $0.99. I'm flattered to be published alongside author Marie Brennan.

I've also just sold a flash piece, "Beast of Breath," to Fireside Fiction. I'm ecstatic and deeply grateful to editor Julia Rios.

I'm also enormously pleased to be a part of the 40.4 Fall 2017 issue of Star*Line with my poem, "You Sing Your Murder Ballad." I'm so happy editor Vince Gotera is taking a chance on the piece.

This has been a year with a lot of ups and downs, but the "ups" have been in the stratosphere.


This year, I've decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot. I want to finish a draft of a novel (or novella). A lot. I'm hoping this is my key to doing so. If you want to say hi, I'm listed as gillianeatsbooks.