Brave New Words Award 2020 Announced

STARBURST Magazine has released the shortlist for its Brave New Words Award. The winner will be announced on July 11.

The nominees are:

STARBURST invited nominations from publishers and creators earlier this year.  The award goes to an individual, not a specific work. The magazine’s team actively sought out examples published in 2019 that most define a creator’s output. STARBURST editorial staff assembled the shortlist from roughly 100 entries, which included blog posts, comic books, short stories, screenplays, poetry, anthologies and novels. This was then discussed vigorously amongst the team at the Starburst International Film Festival in March.

STARBURST Magazine’s own Literary Editor, Ed Fortune, is the head judge.  He said “Blimey, it gets harder every year. Some very different entries this year, but we are very proud of this year’s short list and recommend any book on this list.”

The panel of judges for the Brave New Words Award includes genre critics and media professionals. The panel includes Urban Fantasy author Russell Smith, media expert Rebecca Derrick, book podcaster Jane Hanmer and book blogger Matt Cavanagh. Finally, we welcome narrative expert Professor Esther MacCallum-Stewart to the team.

A ceremony presenting the awards is planned to take place at Edge Lit 9, the UK’s premier annual indie book event. In 2020 the event will be held at the Derby Quad on the 11th and 12th of July. Guests will include John Gwynne and David Quantick. If the event cannot go ahead due to current circumstances, an online ceremony will replace it.

[Based on a press release.]

2019 Aurealis Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Aurealis Awards were announced March 25 by the Continuum Foundation (ConFound). The award recognizes the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

  • Scorch Dragons by Amie Kaufman (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Race for the Red Dragon by Rebecca Lim (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)
  • Jinxed!: The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie (author) & Sharon O’Connor (illustrator) (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Glimme by Emily Rodda (Omnibus Books)
  • The Lost Stone of SkyCity by Heather Waugh (Fremantle Press)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED WORK

  • Haphaven by Louie Joyce (Lion Forge)
  • Yahoo Creek by Tohby Riddle (Allen & Unwin)
  • Black Magick by Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott (Image Comics)
  • Super Nova by Krys Saclier (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renee Treml (Allen & Unwin)

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

  • “The Jindabyne Secret by Jo Hart (Deadset Press)
  • “Glass-Heart by K S Nikakis (SOV Media)
  • “Dragon by Subscription” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Patreon, self-published)
  • “Seaweed” by Andrea Teare (Breach #11)
  • “Each City” by Ellen Van Neerven (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories, Walker Books Australia)
  • “Rats” by Marlee Jane Ward (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories, Walker Books Australia)

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

  • “Loose Stones” by Joanne Anderton (Infinite Threads)
  • “The Mark” by Grace Chan (Verge 2019: Uncanny)
  • “Pilgrimage” by Matthew R Davis (Breach #10)
  • “The Unwrapping” by Terry Dowling (Echoes)
  • “Of Meat and Man” by Jason Fischer (SNAFU: Last Stand, Cohesion Press)
  • “Vivienne and Agnes” by Chris Mason (Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Day Tripper)
  • “The Moth Tapes” by J Ashley Smith (Aurealis #117, Chimaera Publications)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

  • Yellowheart by Alan Baxter (Served Cold)
  • Supermassive Black Mass by Matthew R Davis (Short Sharp Shocks! #21)
  • Into Bones Like Oil by Kaaron Warren (Into Bones Like Oil)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

  • “Loose Stones” by Joanne Anderton (Infinite Threads, Brio Books)
  • “1078 Reasons” by Aidan Doyle (Translunar Travelers Lounge)
  • “Pigshit and Gold” by Aiki Flinthart (Dimension6 #18, coeur de lion)
  • “CurioQueens” by Ephiny Gale (Constellary Tales Magazine #4)
  • “Good Dog, Alice” by Juliet Marillier (Wonderland, Titan books)
  • “Dragon by Subscription” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Patreon, self-published)

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

  • Like Ripples on a Blank Shore by J S Breukelaar (Collision: Stories, Meerkat Press)
  • The Orchard by Ephiny Gale (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #76)
  • Out of Darkness by Chris Mason (Tales of the Lost, Things in the Well)
  • ‘Scapes Made Diamond by Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 280)
  • To Hell and Back by Michael Pryor (Aurealis #120, Chimaera Publications)
  • The Final Prologue by Christopher Sequeira (Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not, IFWG Publishing Australia)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

  • “Sky Tears” by Mike Adamson (Alien Dimensions #17, Maldek House)
  • “Wreck Diving” by Joanne Anderton (Aurealis #123, Chimaera Publications)
  • “Riding the Snails” by Jason Fischer (War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia, Clan Destine Press)
  • “Canute” by RPL Johnson (SNAFU: Last Stand, Cohesion Press)
  • “What We Named the Needle” by Freya Marske (Analog Science Fiction and Fact Jul/Aug 2019, Penny Publications)
  • “Micro” by Angela Meyer (Kill Your Darlings, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Showcase 2019)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

  • Ventiforms by Sean Monaghan (Asimov’s Science Fiction Jan-Feb 2019)
  • ‘Scapes Made Diamond by Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 280)
  • You Will Remember Who You Were by Cat Sparks (Dimension6 #16)
  • Prisoncorp by Marlee Jane Ward (Seizure)

BEST COLLECTION

  • Collision: Stories by J S Breukelaar (Meerkat Press)
  • Blackbirds Sing by Aiki Flintoff (CAT Press)
  • Scar Tissue and Other Stories by Narrelle M Harris (Clan Destine Press)
  • Five Dragons by Pamela Jeffs (Four Ink Press)
  • Stray Bats by Margo Lanagan (Small Beer Press)
  • Men and Machines I: Space Operas and Special Ops by Charlie Nash (Flying Nun Publications)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories edited by Michael Earp (Walker Books Australia)
  • Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not edited by Christopher Sequeira (IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 13 edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)
  • Mission: Critical edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

  • The Darkest Bloom by P M Freestone (Scholastic)
  • Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller (UQP)
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier (Macmillan Australia)
  • I Heard The Wolf Call My Name by K S Nikakis (SOV Media)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

  • Chuwa: The Rat People of Lahore by Brian Craddock (Broken Puppet Books)
  • Remains by Andrew Cull (IFWG Pub Aus)
  • A Riddle in Bronze by Simon Haynes (Bowman Press)
  • The Rich Man’s House by Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Body Farm Z by Deborah Sheldon (Severed Press)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • Angel Mage by Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin)
  • Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Wailing Woman by Maria Lewis (Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier (Macmillan Australia)
  • The Darkest Bloom by P M Freestone (Scholastic)
  • Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor (Allen & Unwin)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • The Subjects by Sarah Hopkins (Text Publishing)
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Trespassers by Meg Mundell (UQP)
  • The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack (IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson (Affirm Press)
  • Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson (Allen & Unwin)

2020 Lefty Awards

2020 Lefty Award

Left Coast Crime 2020 announced the winners of the Lefty Awards for mystery fiction on March 23.

The votes, which are usually cast by members at the convention, had to be submitted online because this year’s event in San Diego was abruptly cancelled at the end of the first day when local health officials began to restrict large gatherings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The winners are:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

  • Catriona McPherson, Scot & Soda (Midnight Ink)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel
(Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1970

  • Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (Soho Crime)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel

  • Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows (Oceanview Publishing)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

  • Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia (Midnight Ink)

2020 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis Shortlist

The nominees for the Deutsche Science Fiction Preis 2020 were announced March 24.

The juried award for the best short story and best novel written in the German language is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. Each winner will receive €1000.

The awards will be presented at WetzKon 3 (July 3-5) this year’s annual con of the Science Fiction Club Deutschland. 

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German Language Short Story

  • “Partition” by Gabriele Behrend, published in “Gegen Unendlich 15”, edited by Michael J. Awe and Andreas Fieberg
  • “Ich bin dein Mensch” by Emma Braslavsky, published in “2029 – Geschichten von morgen”, edited by Stefan Brandt, Christian Granderath and Manfred Hattendorf, Suhrkamp Verlag
  • “Vom Krug auf dem Hügel in Tennessee” by Christopher Ecker, published in “Exodus 39”, edited by René Moreau, Olaf Kemmler and Fabian Tomaschek, Eigenverlag René Moreau
  • “Requiem” by Karl Wolfgang Flender, published in “ 2029 – Geschichten von morgen”, edited by Stefan Brandt, Christian Granderath and Manfred Hattendorf, Suhrkamp Verlag
  • “Der letzte Bibliothekar” bzw. “Byzantium” by Dimitrios Kasprzyk, published in “Andromeda Nachrichten 267”, edited by Michael Haitel, Science Fiction Club Deutschland, as well as in “Krieg der Mondvölker”, edited by Peggy Weber-Gehrke, Verlag für moderne Phantastik
  • “Koloss aus dem Orbit” by Jacqueline Montemurri, published in “ Exodus 39”, edited by René Moreau, Olaf Kemmler and Fabian Tomaschek, Eigenverlag René Moreau
  • “Coleo” by Nadine Muriel, published in “Alien Eroticon: Erotische SF”, edited by Detlef Klewer, Eridanus Verlag
  • “Don’t Be Evil” by Tom Turtschi, published in “Nova 28”, edited by Michael K. Iwoleit and Michael Haitel

Bester deutschsprachiger Roman / Best German Language Novel

  • GRM by Sibylle Berg, Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • Metropole 7 – Der letzte Admiral Band 1 by Dirk van den Boom, Cross Cult (Amigo Grafik)
  • Resonanz – Die Reise der Scythe Band 3 by Dirk van den Boom, Cross Cult (Amigo Grafik)
  • Das Netz der Sterne by Andreas Brandhorst, Piper-Verlag
  • K.I. – Wer das Schicksal programmiert by Christian J. Meier, Polazise (dpunkt.verlag)
  • Der Würfel by Bijan Moini, Atrium Verlag
  • Die Starfarer-Verschwörung – Die Sax-Chroniken Band 1 by Richard Schwartz, Piper-Verlag
  • Shape me by Melanie Vogltanz, Verlag ohneohren

2020 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award

M.T. Reiten

M.T. Reiten has won the grand prize in the 2020 Jim Baen Memorial Short story Award competition with his short story “Bagala Devi Objective.” Persistence paid off — it’s Reiten’s first win, after twice placing third in previous years (2017 and 2019).

The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest has been held annually since 2007 and is focused on stories of space exploration and discovery, with an optimistic spin on those activities for the human race.

FIRST PLACE

  • “Bagala Devi Objective” by M.T. Reiten

SECOND PLACE

  • “Spinners” by Kate MacEachern

THIRD PLACE (tie)

  • “Sample Return by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • “The Caretaker” by Tiffany Smith

The contest judges were Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim Minz, Tony Daniel, David Afsharirad, and Baen author David Drake.

The Grand Prize winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional story submittals, currently .08/word. The author will also receive an engraved award, free entry into the 2020 International Space Development Conference (unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak), a year’s membership in the National Space Society and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise.

Second and Third place winners will receive a year’s membership in the National Space Society and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise. They were also to have received free entry into the now-cancelled 2020 International Space Development Conference.

What the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award looks like.

2020 Recommended SF/F List

By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2020-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers.

There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for people who want to find something to read which will be eligible for the Hugos or other awards (Nebula, Locus, Asimov’s, etc.) next year.

If you’re recommending for an award other than / in addition to the Hugo Awards which has different categories than the Hugos (such as Locus Awards’ First Novel), then be sure to specify the award and category.

You don’t have to stop recommending works in Pixel Scrolls, please don’t! But it would be nice if you also post here, to capture the information for other readers.

The Suggested Format for posts is:

  • Title, Author, Published by / Published in (Anthology, Collection, Website, or Magazine + Issue)
  • Hugo or other Award Category: (Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Related Work, Graphic Novel, Lodestar, Astounding, etc)
  • link (if available to read/view online)
  • optional “Brief, spoiler-free description of story premise:”
  • “What I liked / didn’t like about it:”
  • (Please rot-13 any spoilers.)

There is a permalink to this thread in the blog header.

2020 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

The Strong National Museum of Play announced the 2020 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists on March 19: 

  • Bejeweled
  • Centipede
  • Frogger
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Guitar Hero
  • King’s Quest
  • Minecraft
  • NBA Jam
  • Nokia Snake
  • Super Smash Brothers Melee
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Nominations came from the public. (People are invited to make recommendations for next year’s class here).

Fans may vote for their favorite finalists from March 19 to April 2 as part of a “Player’s Choice” ballot“. The three games that receive the most public votes will form one ballot and will join the 29 other ballots submitted by members of the International Selection Advisory Committee, which is made up of journalists and scholars familiar with the history of video games and their role in society. (The public, collectively, will have the weight of one judge.) The final inductees will be announced during a special ceremony at The Strong museum at a date to be determined. 

The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong was established in 2015 to recognize individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general. 

Images and descriptions of all 12 finalists follow the jump.

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2020 CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlists

The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, were announced on March 19. CILIP is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Selected by volunteer Youth Librarians from longlists of 20 books per Medal, these titles reflect the very best in children’s writing and illustration published in the UK.

The 2020 shortlists are as follows. The works of genre interest are flagged with their book covers.

2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (alphabetical by author surname):

  1. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar (Hachette Children’s Group)
  2. Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake (Hachette Children’s Group)
  3. Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
  4. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Little Tiger)
  5. Lampie written and illustrated by Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson (Pushkin Children’s Books)
  6. Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon (Walker Books)
  7. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
  8. Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick (Head of Zeus)

2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist (alphabetical by illustrator surname):

  1. You’re Snug with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry and written by Chitra Soundar (Lantana Publishing)
  2. The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes (Faber & Faber)
  3. The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Nosy Crow)
  4. The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander(Andersen Press)
  5. The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond (Walker Books)
  6. Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey (Andersen Press)
  7. Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan (Walker Books)
  8. Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters (Child’s Play)

The winners for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2020 will be announced on June 17 at a special daytime event at The British Library. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library, a specially commissioned golden medal and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.

Now in its second year, theShadowers’ Choice Award – voted for and awarded by the children and young people who shadow the Medals – will be announced alongside the two Medal winners in June 2020. Now that the shortlists are announced, children and young people across the UK and internationally will take part in the Awards Shadowing Scheme, reading and reviewing the books and sharing their creative responses on the Awards website. CILIP partners with Amnesty International to provide human rights focused resources, activities and discussion points alongside questions on representation and inclusion from new partners, Inclusive Minds.

[Based on a press release.]

Salam Award Open for Submissions

The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, is taking submissions through July 31.

Eligible for consideration are original, previously unpublished English-language stories of 10,000 words or less by persons residing in Pakistan, or of Pakistani birth/descent. The full guidelines are at the link.

The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction is named for Dr. Albus Salam, one of the pioneers of science in Pakistan.

The members of the 2020 Salam Award jury are:

Ellen Datlow: An editor of sff short fiction for almost forty years, she currently acquires short fiction and novellas for Tor.com and the new Tor horror imprint Nightfire. She’s edited more than ninety anthologies, and has won multiple awards for her work.  Her most recent original anthology is Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories. She co-hosts the long-running monthly reading series, Fantastic Fiction at KGB with Matthew Kressel.

A.T. Greenblatt is a graduate of Viable Paradise XVI and Clarion West 2017. Her work has been nominated for a Nebula Award, has been in multiple Year’s Best anthologies, and has appeared in Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fireside, as well as other fine publications.

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer and comedian. Sami has been performing award-winning and highly acclaimed comedy for over a decade, and used his acerbic wit to address world affairs and social issues, in comedy clubs and even international platforms like TEDx. His autobiography, I, Migrant (Allen & Unwin) has been nominated for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, WA Premier’s Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humor Writing. His first novel Fire Boy (Fantastica) was released in 2016, with its sequel Earth Boy In 2017. His latest non-fiction book is The Islamic Republic Of Australia (Harper Collins) was released in June, 2017.

2020 Rhysling Award Nominees

The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2020 Rhysling Award candidates, reports David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Eighty-four members nominated.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

SFPA members have until June 15 to vote on the winners.

Short Poems (77 poems)
“Abeona, Goddess of Outward Journeys, Pilots the Interstellar Ark” • Nisa Malli • Apparition Lit 7
“Aliens declutter” • PS Cottier • Scifaikuest, August
“All-Father” • Vince Gotera • Dreams and Nightmares 111
“Alternate Galatea” • Amelia Gorman • Liminality 21
“Area 51 Custodian Gets Coffee” • Juleigh Howard-Hobson • Star*Line 42.4
“Blood Moon” • Sara Backer • Polu Texni, November 24
“The Book of Fly” • John Philip Johnson • Rattle 63
“The Certainty of Seeing” • Michelle Muenzler • Polu Texni, 3 June
“Collie Dogs In Space” • Debby Feo • A Poet Explores The Stars, ed. J. Alan Erwine (Nomadic Delirium Press)
“Continuum” • G. O. Clark • Analog, September/October
“Creation: Dark Matter Dating App” • Sandra J. Lindow • Asimov’s SF, July/August
“Crimson Faces” • Maxwell I. Gold • Space & Time Magazine 135
“The Day the Animals Turned to Sand” • Tyler Hagemann • Amazing Stories, Spring
“Disassembly at Auction” • Robin Wyatt Dunn • Mobius: The Journal of Social Change 30:4
“Don’t Open the Box!” • Kyla Lee Ward • The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities (P’rea Press)
“drag strip drag” • Francine P. Lewis • Eye to the Telescope 32
“Eldritch Horror” • Katie Manning • Bowery Gothic I
“Encore” • Tim Jones • Big Hair Was Everywhere (ESAW)
“Fallen But Not Down” • Sarah Cannavo • Liminality 20
“Fallen Star” • Clay F. Johnson • Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice
From “Moon Sonnet” • Lily Zhou • Poetry, May
“The Ghosts of Those” • Ron Riekki • Star*Line 42.2
“The Girl who Loved Birds” • Clara Blackwood • Amazing Stories 3
“Goddamn These Minotaurs” • Persephone Erin Hudson • paintbucket, November 10
“haiku” • Juan M. Perez • haikuniverse, June 8
“Halsted IV” • Jeff Crandall • Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October
“How to Care for Your Yesterday’s Camel” • Christina Olson • The Last Mastodon (Rattle Foundation)
“How to Colonize Ganymede” • Mary Soon Lee • New Myths 48
“How To Dance With Dark Matter” • Mary Soon Lee • Uppagus 37
“Huitzilopochtli” • Lorraine Schein • Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice
“If All the Seas Were Blood” • D. L. Myers • Oracles from the Black Pool (Hippocampus Press)
“The Journey” • Deborah L. Davitt • Polu Texni, April 1
“Lady Macbeth’s Green Gown” • Jacqueline West • Liminality 19
“Mary Agnes Chase (1869–1963)” • Jessy Randall • Strange Horizons, December 9
“Mary Poppins, 2100” • Cathy Tenzo • Typehouse 18
“The Mother Searches for Her Own Story” • Mary McMyne • Strange Horizons, November 11
“Mothsong” • John Philip Johnson • Liquid Imagination 42
“My Ghost Will Know The Way” • Beth Cato • The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August
“New Stars” • F. J. Bergmann • Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
“The Night the Unicorn Leapt from the Tapestry” • Kate Pentecost • Liminality 19
“No Fairy Tale World” • Lisa Timpf • New Myths 47
“The Nonpareils: As Told by the Woman in the Gingerbread House” • Kathleen A. Lawrence • Star*Line 42.4
“Objects of Desire” • Gerri Leen • Dreams and Nightmares 113
“Óòjí Íjè [Kola Journey]” • Uche Ogbuji • FIYAH Literary Magazine 11
“The Planets? Sweet …” • Harris Coverley • Star*Line 42.4
“Phobos and Deimos” • W. C. Roberts • Chrome Bairn 82
“Prayer on a Friday Morning” • L. R. Harvey • American Diversity Report, December
“A Purring Cat is a Time Machine” • Beth Cato • Daikaijuzine 1
“Regarding me” • Michael H. Hanson • HWA Poetry Showcase VI
“Reparation” • Christina Sng • Spectral Realms 11
“Revisiting the origins of language” • Terrie Leigh Relf • Space & Time Magazine 133
“Robert Goddard at Roswell” • Alan Ira Gordon • Star*Line 42.4
“The Root King’s Winter” • Jessica P. Wick • Enchanted Living/Faerie Magazine, Winter
“A Rose Waits” • Adele Gardner • Dreams and Nightmares 113
“The Ruined Library” • Bruce Boston • Asimov’s SF, May/June
“The Sacrifices” • Mike Allen • Sycorax 2
“Samsara” • Jason O’Toole • The Scrib Arts Journal, Fall
“Seven Reasons to Have Hope for a Better Future. Number Five Will Really Get You!” • Catherine Kyle • Quail Bell, February
“shoals of Miami” • Greer Woodward • Troutswirl, December 4
“Singing Ghost” • Catherine Kyle • Quail Bell, February
“The Snow Globe” • Marge Simon • Polu Texni, 8 December
“The Solace of the Farther Moon” • Allan Rozinski • Weirdbook Annual 2
“Sphere” • Francis W. Alexander • Scifaikuest XVI:1
“Steampunk Christmas” • David Clink • Star*Line 42.4
“Styx” • Christina Sng • Spectral Realms 11
“Taking, Keeping” • Jessica J. Horowitz • Apparition Lit 5
“Ten-Card Tarot, Pentacles Wild” • F. J. Bergmann • Eye to the Telescope 32
“Three of Swords, King of Cups” • Ali Trotta • Fireside Fiction, July
“To Skeptics” • Mary Soon Lee • Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August
“The Unseen” • Fran Wilde • Fireside Fiction, March
“Wake Up, Little Stevie” • Christina Olson • The Last Mastodon (Rattle Foundation)
“What You Hear When Your Best Friend Falls for a Supervillain” • Beth Cato • Star*Line 42.1
“when my father reprograms my mother {” • Caroline Mao • Strange Horizons, Fund Drive
“Where Have the Space Heroes Gone?” • Darrell Schweitzer •  Amazing Stories 77:1
“The Wishing Clock of Gassytown” • Deborah Wong • Frozen Wavelets 1
“Witch” • Mary Soon Lee • Polu Texni, October 21
“The Wolfman and Space Girl” • Neil Sloboda • Neon 48
Long Poems (49 poems)
“Afterlife” • F. J. Bergmann • Shoreline of Infinity 14
“Borrower” • Cislyn Smith • Strange Horizons, July 29
“Bright Record” • John W. Sexton • Polu Texni, April 8
“Cannibal Rex” • Allan Rozinski • Anatomy of Hate, ed. Karen Otto (Alban Lake Publishing)
“Childhood Memory from the Old Victorian House on Warner” • Beth Cato • Uncanny 27
“Children of the Trees” • Deborah L. Davitt • Polu Texni, March 11
“The Cinder Girl Burns Brightly” • Theodora Goss • Uncanny 28
“The City That Changed Hands” • Maya Chhabra • Strange Horizons, December 23
“Consumption” • Emma J. Gibbon • Eye to the Telescope 33
“Crop Circles” • Lori R. Lopez • Deep Fried Horror, Mother’s Day Edition
“The Daily Freak Show” • Bruce Boston • New Myths 47
“Driven” • Marcie Tentchoff • Outposts of Beyond VII:1
“Eight Simulations for the Missing” • T. D. Walker • Small Waiting Objects (CW Books)
“Envoy” • F. J. Bergmann • Polu Texni, October 28
“For My Daughter Who Will Ask for a Seismograph Implant” • T. D. Walker • Small Waiting Objects (CW Books)
“Fune-RL” • Emma J. Gibbon • Strange Horizons, 15 July
“Green Sky” • Herb Kauderer • Influence of the Moon, ed. Shannon Yseult (518 Publishing)
Heliobacterium daphnephilum” • Rebecca Buchanan • Star*Line 42.3
“If Love is Real, So Are Fairies” • Cynthia So • Uncanny 29
“In The End, Only The Gods” • Christina Sng • Tales Of The Lost Vol. 1, eds. Eugene Johnson & Steve Dillon (Things in the Well)
“Inside My Belly” • Alessandro Manzetti • The Place of Broken Things (Crystal Lake Publishing)
“Keep My Course True” • Gerri Leen • Dreams and Nightmares 112
“Lines Written by Moonlight at Whitby Abbey” • Clay F. Johnson • Influence of the Moon, ed. Shannon Yseult (518 Publishing)
“The Macabre Modern” • Kyla Lee Ward • The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities (P’rea Press)
“Maculation” • F. J. Bergmann • Spectral Realms 10
“The making of dragons” • Herb Kauderer • Altered Reality Magazine, January 30
“The Mining Town” • Holly Lyn Walrath • 2019 SFPA Poetry Contest
“My Stories Are Hungry” • John C. Mannone • American Diversity Report, April 10
“Nan-e” • Leon Mackenzie • Neon 49
“Nocturnal Embers” • Lori R. Lopez • The Sirens Call 43
“Obsidian” • Fungisayi Sasa • New Myths 46
“Ode to the Artistic Temperament” • Michael H. Payne • Silver Blade 42
“Reincarnation” • John C. Mannone • Abyss & Apex 69
“A Ride through Faerie” • Clay F. Johnson • Enchanted Conversation, September
“The Scarecrow’s Lover” • Alexandria Baisden • Abyss & Apex 72
“The Scroll of Thoth” • Frank Coffman • The Coven’s Hornbook and Other Poems (Bold Venture Press)
“Scylla and Charybdis” • Wade German • Weird Fiction Review 9
“Sea Witch From the Deep” • Ellen Huang • Apparition Lit 7
“The Storm Witch” • Colleen Anderson • Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice
“Stormbound” • Marsheila Rockwell • Polu Texni, February 11
Sycophantam astrum” • Rebecca Buchanan • Eye to the Telescope 34
“Tarot Times” • Bruce Boston • Illumen, summer
“tetrahedral edifices of a sticky rice realm” • D. A. Xiaolin Spires • Mithila Review, November 20
“Treason” • Shana Ross • Liminality 20
“the undrowned” • Catherine Kyle • Crab Fat Magazine, January
“why not?” • Gerri Leen • New Myths 49
“witches we” • Adele Gardner • Bluff & Vine 3
“The Wolf Isn’t The Only One Who Hides in Human Clothes” • Natalie Wang • Corvid Queen, January 5
“The Woman Who Talks to Her Dog at the Beach” • Geoff Inverarity • Geist 113

[Thanks to F. J. Bergmann for the story.]