I mentioned awhile back that I was invited to submit an essay to a really important and exciting feminist anthology for tweens and teens, Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, edited by the fantastic Kelly Jensen, and now the cover is live! Go have a look (and you can preorder it here!). It’s got some amazing contributors, and I’m so proud to be a part of it.
I just learned my latest poem is out, “जंगली गुलाब/Jangli Gulaab (Briar Rose),” in Ad Astra.
And you can read it here! Hope you like it.
If you missed it the first time, “Hungry” has been reprinted in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. Enjoy!
I’ve been waiting to share this! I’ll let the Publishers Weekly announcement speak for itself (except that my name isn’t in it, but I can assure you I’ll have a story in the anthology just the same 😉 ).
You can add it to your Goodreads list here!
I’m so excited to share this with you! I’m going to have a story (presented as a scroll which you can hang or roll up) in the autumn quarterly box from Sihaya and Company. This is the brainchild of jeweler Christina Allen Page of Sihaya Designs, and I couldn’t be more delighted to be working with her.
The theme for Autumn is Sisterhood of the Moon — we’re going to put you under our spell! Full of witchy delights, it is sure to bring some magic into your Fall season.
The Box Will Feature:
* A delightfully spooky enamel pin by Cat Coven.
* An exclusive 3g mini highlighter by Corvus Cosmetics.
* A small package of skull-shaped sugar cubes by Dem Bones.
* An exclusive 1 oz specialty tea by Dryad Tea presented in a blue glass jar.
* An 8 oz candle by Sihaya & Company. Sisterhood of the Moon: Amber, crackling fires, woody oakmoss, and warm vanilla.
* An exclusive 6ml perfume by Sixteen92. Liber Officiorum Spirituum: Ancient parchment, leather bindings, smoldering resins, frankincense tears, ritual candles, black fire, soot, steel, dust and smoke.
* A beautifully-presented short story by Rhysling-nominated author, Shveta Thakrar.
* A wonderfully witchy full size black soap by Villainess Soaps. Autumn Armour: a protection spell in a bar of soap.
Hi! I’m pleased to share my story about a hungry rakshasi with you today and hope you’ll check it out. It’s part of a Summer Fling showcase hosted by the lovely people behind The Hanging Garden Tumblr.
“Hungry” was written in response to this GIF:
And a little info on rakshasas and rakshasis for the curious.
Also, stay tuned: a post about desi fantasy is coming!
I have a couple fun things to share with you this week, and here’s the first:
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold, edited by Paula Guran, is out today!
My fusion retelling of “Tatterhood,” titled “Lavanya and Deepika,” is snugly nestled among a roster of work from shining stars in the speculative fiction genre (including luminaries like Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Theodora Goss). I couldn’t be happier; “Lavanya and Deepika” was my first story sale back in 2011, to Demeter’s Spicebox. Now it’s in a book you can buy and put on your shelf!
I got my contributor copy the other day, and it’s beautiful! I hope you’ll check it out.
I’ve been sitting on this for a couple months, but the contract’s been signed, so I can finally announce that I sold my story “The Mango Tree” to Mothership Zeta. Yay!
The lovely people of Geekadelphia.com interviewed me for their blog. I had a lot of fun answering the questions and hope you enjoy reading them. 🙂