‘Tis that time of year…where writers howl into the void, unleashing the chaos of their hearts, offering up their stories for the abyss to judge, and the abyss wails back at them. It is… SFF AWARDS SEASON The Nebula Awards have opened for nominations (and this year, both Active and Associate members can vote!) and soon… Read More 2018 Awards Eligibility Post
A list of some of my favorite short fiction published in 2017!… Read More Some Awesome Stories From 2017
Short fiction published in 2017 that is eligible for awards.… Read More Awards Eligibility 2017
Forthcoming from Lethe Press in May 2017! You can preorder now. The artwork is by the fantabulous Matthew Timson, and the interior layout is by Inkspiral Design.
Welcome to 2017. I’d like to help kick it off with a story about dismantling the patriarchy, resisting oppression, and fighting for what matters. It contains monsters. Monster Girls Don’t Cry It’s free to read online at Uncanny Magazine, alongside a knock-out table of contents by other stupendous authors. There’s also an interview with me,… Read More New Story, New Year, New Resistance
The Nebula Awards nomination period is open and SFWA members can nominate until February 15th, 2017. I’m very proud of the work I had published this year, and would be honored if you were to consider any of my stories. So, I present to you my award-eligible works from 2016: This Is Not a Wardrobe Door * (1,800 words)… Read More Award Eligibility 2016
September launches with a few exciting updates from your friendly neighborhood Merc! Shimmer Issue 33 is here! It has gorgeous fiction from Fran Wilde, Lora Gray, Ryan Row, and me! “What Becomes of the Third-Hearted” will be available online 9/18/16–and of course you can read it right away in the ebook (along with a bonus interview). Diabolical… Read More Patreon and New Stories!
Thrilled to share my dark fantasy story about a trans guy assassin who plays the long game to get what he wants. The Gentleman of Chaos It’s up at Apex Magazine, along with an interview with me conducted by Andrea Johnson! This issue has a fabulous TOC and I am honored to be a part… Read More THE GENTLEMAN OF CHAOS + author interview published at Apex Magazine!
The latest volume in Wilde Stories, a Year’s Best collection of gay speculative fiction edited by Steve Berman, is loose in the wilds! It includes a reprint of my story, “To the Knife-Cold Stars” (originally published in Escape Pod). There book has a fantastic line-up of excellent authors, and I’m honored to be included in such… Read More Wilde Stories 2016 is now available!
Huzzah! The reprint of my cute, upbeat SFF story, Finding Home, is live on Lightspeed Magazine–you can read it now for free! It features a happy gay trans guy and his boyfriend, and also many realities, family, and hope. There’s also an interview with me in the Author Spotlight. I hope you enjoy! 🙂