This spring has been a CRAZY one in terms of events, news, and pubs. I usually do 1-2 blog posts a month, but there has been a ton of stuff going on, so I want to make sure my updates are timely. Here's the latest news:
It's been a while since the acceptance, but my story "Afterlife" has been published at On Spec! I'm especially thrilled by this publication, since not only is On Spec a fabulous publication, but it's a double issue and my story is the first full-length one in the magazine. It's a ghost story and a love story, but neither part of these themes are what you'd call "traditional" in the story.
And, in keeping with April poetry month, I had two poems published in The Mark Literary Review: "Two-Cat Town" and "Lucky Number Seven." You can read them for free online HERE.
They keep rolling in! I am thrilled that my story "The Prototype" was picked up at Exoplanet Magazine, and should be published soon. And my flash fiction story "Liquid" will be published at Quail Bell Magazine, a really beautiful online and print magazine.
I had a very fun interview at Rachel Michelle's website Free the Writer, which is a great site featuring writing tips, news, and other writerly-themed posts.
I'm thrilled that the art for my book cover of science fiction short stories (coming out in 2020) has been finished! The creator is Richard Ong, the same fabulous artist who did the cover for my latest book release, Enchantress of Books and other stories. It's taken from a scene from my short story "The Prototype," which will be one of the stories featured in the collection. The title of the painting is "Skyward Bound," which I love so much that I'm making it the title of the book: SKYWARD BOUND: SF SHORTS. There will be more info about that later in the year, but for now, here's a sneak preview of Rich's amazing retro-SciFi-inspired artwork!
There is more news on the horizon, including local events in Connecticut where I'll be doing readings and workshops in the next couple months, plus more of my books coming out this summer and fall - so stay tuned!
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I'm the Book Reviews Editor for the magazine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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