I sent a short story (unpublished) and three poems (“Woman of Wood” in Goblin Fruit, Winter 2012; “the art of domesticity” in Stone Telling, issue 8, 2013; and “Sea Change” in Strange Horizons, October 15th, 2012).
Of my work, one of the jurors wrote: “The poetry is beautifully executed, with wonderful use of language–spare and direct. The short story pulls you into a new world with consistent internal rules and delightful attention to detail.”
Thank you to the Speculative Literature Foundation for this opportunity, to managing director Malon Edwards and all the jurors for their efforts in coordinating and awarding this grant, and for their generous, kind words regarding my writing.
Big congratulations to Nino Cipri, this year’s winner! Of Cipri’s entry, “The Shape of My Name” in tor.com: “This is a very original story, with an unusual take on time travel as well as gender and transgender issues. Pitch perfect. Very polished and potent.”
And congratulations to my fellow Honorable Mentions Alix Heintzman and Molly Moss! I had the pleasure of meeting Nino at WisCon earlier this year and got to congratulate *in person*, Alix and Molly I must congratulate over the Internets.
Stories and words by these authors (including Malon Edwards!) are out there for you to read and enjoy.