Another cool bit of news (Out of Excuses writing retreat)

So yesterday I said I have a few bits of news. Here’s another!
You might remember I won a scholarship to attend last year’s Out of Excuses workshop and retreat on a boat. Well, I’m super excited to announce I’m joining the Writing Excuses staff on this year’s retreat! (To the Caribbean, no less.) I’ll be Outreach Coordinator for the incoming scholarship students, and I’m SO excited.
 
Thank you, Writing Excuses, for having me!

BEYOND THE WOODS is out today!

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.

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My writing was profiled on TOR.COM!

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*

Happy updates!

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 . . .

My 2015 awards eligibility post

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.

Short Story

Poetry

Long poem

Short poem

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.