Clarion’s Creature Features 2018

It was my tremendous honor to participate in 2018’s Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. The writers I met there are some of the warmest, most thoughtful, and most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. And they had one hell of a 2018. Check out these delicious wilds:

38757708_10216981723677649_1640476420998168576_oSenaa Ahmad (winner of the Octavia Butler scholarship!) published two short stories this year: “The Glow-in-the-Dark Girls” with Strange Horizons and “Where the City Ends” with Augur Magazine. And she has stories forthcoming with Uncanny MagazineLightspeed, and Nightmare! (Check out her website: senaa-ahmad.com)

Mel Kassel published the short story “Ten Deals with the Indigo Snake” with Lightspeed in October. (Follow her @MelKassel and check out her website: melkassel.com)

Nic Anstett published the flash story “Rooftop” with Cagibi in April, which was then nominated for the Best of the Net anthology. (Follow her @NicAnstett)

Ashlee Lhamon is Fiction Editor of The McNeese Review and currently at work on a variety of wild tales (to be submitted in 2019!). (Follow her @theashbeaste)

Audrey Hollis published three stories this year: “Seedlings” with Strange Horizons, “Emily Post’s Guide to Alien Encounters” with Daily Science Fiction, and “Your Life Will Look Perfect from Afar” with the Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good anthology. (Follow her @audreyrhollis and check out her website: audreyrhollis.com)

Beston Barnett published the short story “Velaya, the Dreaming City” with Metamorphosis Magazine in March.

Ama Kirchner published the flash story “Pangolin” with Molotov Cocktail (vol. 9), which was then nominated for the Pushcart Prize. (Follow her @AmaKirchner and check out her website: amakirchner.com — she’s also an amazing visual artist!)

Silvia Park published two short stories this year: “shift+delete” with Sonora Review (Issue 73/74 Frenzy/Future), winning their 2018 Fiction Prize, and “Poor Unfortunate Fools” with the Transpacific Literary Project, which was then nominated for the Pushcart Prize. (Follow her @silviajpark and check out her website: silviajpark.com)

Shane Moring is currently at work on a variety of eerie tales (to be submitted in 2019!).

Eliza Ruslander published the short story “Heart of an Awl” with Interzone (issue 278) in November.

Ploi Pirapokin published two stories this year: “Gems” with Cosmonauts Avenue and “Filter Feeding” with Cleaver Magazine. (Follow her @ppirapokin and check out her website: ppirapokin.com)

Kathy Nguyen is currently at work on a variety of magical, transportive stories (to be submitted in 2019!).

David Armstrong published several stories this year: “Lingua Flanka” with Daily Science Fiction; “Parabolic” with Slippery Elm Literary Journal, winning the 2017 Slippery Elm Prose Contest and nominated for the Pushcart Prize; “Quality of Light” with Prime Number Magazine, winning the August 2017 Prime Number Flash Fiction Contest; “Let Mythical Beasts Flourish” with The Tishman Review; and his chapbook Missives from the Green Campaign was a runner-up in Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest. (Follow him @crumblymumbly and check out his website: davidarmstrongwriter.com)

Alanna Faelan has a short story forthcoming with Nightmare Magazine. Be on the lookout! (Follow her @AlannaFaelan and check out her website: alannafaelan.com)

Katherine Hernandez is currently at work on a variety of marvelous stories (to be submitted in 2019!).

Daniela Tomova published a short story in December of 2017 (so close to 2018! I’m going to count it!): “Behind Her, Trailing like Butterfly Wings” with Apex Magazine. (Follow her @Dani_nthetweets and check out her website: https://500px.com/dalinae)

James C. Opperman has a story forthcoming with Lumina. Keep an ear out–it’s on audio! (Follow him @cjaopperman and check out his website: jameschristianopperman.com)

K.C. Mead-Brewer (hey, that’s me!) published several stories this year, including: “Quietly Gigantic” with Strange Horizons; “The Hunted” with The Cincinnati Review; “The Cover-up” with SmokeLong Quarterly (a finalist in the Smokey Flash Contest); “To Unweave a Rainbow” with Modern Language Studies (a Pushcart Prize nom); “It’s Shaped Like a Grin, They Say” with Cheap Pop (a Best Micro Fictions nom); and “The Joke” with matchbook (a Best Small Fictions and Pushcart Prize nom). She also has stories forthcoming with Electric Literature and ROBOT DINOSAURS. (For more, check out the rest of this website.)