To my fellow American Readers, I wish you a happy and safe Independence Day!
For the past few months, I’ve been a regular contributor to the online feminist magazine Luna Station Quarterly. It is a magazine that features up and coming female speculative fiction writers, and columns about all things related to science fiction and fantasy. The magazine debuted in 2011 and features a subscription-based magazine and free online columnists that write on subjects connected to speculative fiction. There is also an anthology of stories put out by Luna Station Quarterly that can be found on Amazon.
This May, Luna Station Quarterly has reprinted my book review of the vintage fantasy novel The Blue Sword by author Robin McKinley. I hope you will stop by the magazine and read the offerings by columnists such as myself.
Scifaiku has become a passion of mine over the past year. It is a form of poetry that combines science fiction themes with Japanese haiku in a “bastard” form. I took a workshop on how to write this form of poetry at a local science fiction convention and it has had an impact on my writing.
I’d like to encourage science fiction writers to take a look at Scifaiku and wrote a primer about how to go about writing it. I’ve included some of my scifaiku illustrations that you see here on my blog with the article. It is published in the online magazine Lit Central OC, edited by DeAnna Cameron.
I’m pleased to announce that three of my Scifaiku poems have published in the April 2015 Anniversary issue of Far Horizons Magazine. The magazine is free to readers and can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or printed from Joomag. I hope you’ll stop by and read not only my work, but the other fine stories to be found there.