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. 🙂
I ended up combining the beginnings of a poem with the idea for this one, and I’m pleased with how it turned out in just a thousand words. I hope you like it!
This is seriously one of those dreams you think will never happen. Or at least, I didn’t imagine it happening to me. But the insightful and generally awesome Haralambi Markov asked if he could profile my writing for his new column at Tor.com, and I practically threw myself through the computer screen to say yes.
Here is the absolutely lovely result: http://www.tor.com/2016/03/24/innumerable-voices-shveta-thakrar/.
I hope you enjoy! I sure did. *dancing on the moon*
I’m delighted to share that my creepy story “The Shadow Collector” is live at Uncanny magazine, and you can both read it and listen to it narrated by the wonderful Amal El-Mohtar. Plus I was interviewed in the podcast by Deborah Stanish.
I’ve been hiding away from winter, finishing up the second draft of my novel and working on other projects, and now I have a couple happy pieces of news to share.
First, my story poem “A Love in Twelve Feathers” was nominated for a Rhysling award in the long poem category! I’m so delighted! Just look at the company it’s in.
Also, I sold a story, “Songbird,” to Flash Fiction Online. I can’t wait for you to read it!
Okay, back to the word mines I go . . .
Hi! I thought you might like to know what I published in 2015 that’s eligible for speculative fiction awards. Last year was really a banner year for me, so I’ve got a few things on offer.
Thanks for the consideration, and definitely go look around to see what else is eligible, too. There’s so much great work to enjoy and nominate.