2016 Award Eligibility Post

 

I’ve spent a great deal of the year working on longer projects–including edits for Her Body and Other Parties–so my eligibility post for 2016 is pretty short. I published two original short stories this year: “The Old Women Who Were Skinned” at The Fairy Tale Review and “My Body, Herself” at Uncanny Magazine. I also published two nonfiction/related-work pieces this year: “The Morals of the Stories” at Tiny Donkey and “How to Suppress Women’s Criticism” at Electric Literature.

Best American SF&F 2015, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and The Rumpus

Three bits of news!

First, a story of mine (the title of which is currently top-secret!) is going to be in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, edited by Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams. The lineup in this anthology is sort of unreal; I’m going to in be there alongside Karen Russell, Kelly Link, Sofia Samatar, Nathan Ballingrud, Sam J. Miller, T.C. Boyle, Neil Gaiman… I’m so excited.

Next, I have a new story, “I Bury Myself,” in the newest issue of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet! You can order a hard- or e-copy at the link. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning:

Here is what you do when you need to choose the end.
First, find a person who knows your body, and fuck them for three days.
Then, drive to a meadow, where there is so much life.
There, dig a hole long enough and wide enough for your body to fit.
Next, climb in.
Then, wait…

Last, there’s a lovely essay about Angela Carter and the writers she influenced over at The Rumpus, and Claire Burgess takes a minute to talk about my story “The Husband Stitch.” “Like [Angela] Carter before her,” she writes, “Machado combines humor and horror to an evocative and disturbing effect.” Thanks, Claire!

“O Adjunct! My Adjunct!” & Fairy Tale Review

My essay “O Adjunct! My Adjunct!” – about the adjunct instructor who changed my life, and why that’s so complicated – is out at The New Yorker. (It actually came out last week, but I’ve been traveling.) I spoke about the adjunct issue on KCUR’s Central Standard this morning.

Also, a story sale! My story “The Old Women Who Were Skinned” will be in the The Ochre Issue of Fairy Tale Review next spring. I’m a longtime fan of Fairy Tale Review, so I’m really excited about this news.