Shahrazad Vol. 1 RemasteredSharazad Vol. 1: Gods and Monsters, the remastered edition, is complete!  (Alright, I’m actually about a month behind on this news, but that’s beside the point.)  All five issues of the original series have been remastered and republished under the Aspen banner, hurray!  I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to go back and revisit those issues – it’s not often as a writer you get the chance to keep revising after you’ve already published, and while I think Kim and I did great work on the original versions, I’m even MORE proud of these remastered versions.  If you’ve read the originals, there should be plenty of new stuff in these to keep you interested.  And if you haven’t read the originals, now you can jump right in to the remastered edition!

So that’s awesome.

Besides that, I have two upcoming publications that I’m excited to announce, both prose poetry.

The first is “Anyone,” which will be appearing in a volume tentatively titled Quick Shivers in the Midwest from the DailyNightmare.com: Volume Four.  The Daily Nightmare is…  well, it’s almost exactly what it sounds like!  It’s a website that hosts re-tellings of nightmares.  Anyone can write up and submit their nightmares; some of them are spooky, some gross, some just kind of oddball, but all provide a fascinating opportunity to peer deep into some stranger’s psyche.  They also have an anthology series of 100 word short stories and poems based on nightmares that have been posted on the website.  You can get a little sneak preview of sorts by reading Nightmare #314 – Fires for the Dead, which is the tale my poem is based on.

The second is “Holy Mystery,” which will be appearing in Polychrome Ink Volume Two.  Polychrome Ink is a great little lit mag that is committed to seeking out diverse voices and viewpoints with the following statement of purpose: We seek to bring under-represented voices and narratives into the public eye by focusing on authors and poets who do not embody the majority of the publishing industry. In doing so, we hope to normalize diversity, rather than allowing it to remain marginalized.  I happen to think that’s pretty important work, for a variety of personal and political reasons, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

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