Short Stories & Novellas

Forthcoming
“Mary When You Follow Her.” The Gigantic Book of Tiny Crimes.
“Eight Bites.” Gulf Coast.
“Difficult at Parties.” Survivor. (Reprint)
“Difficult at Parties.” Latino/a Rising(Reprint)

2016
The Husband Stitch.” Granta Reads Series. (Audio Reprint)
“Inventory.” Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind’s Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny(Reprint)
My Body, Herself.” Uncanny Magazine.
“Descent.” Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8(Reprint)
“Transcription of an Eye.” Watchlist (2nd Edition) (Reprint)
“The Husband Stitch.” Nebula Awards Showcase 2016(Reprint)
The Husband Stitch.” Podcastle. (Audio Reprint)
“The Old Women Who Were Skinned.” The Fairy Tale Review.
“Mothers.” The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, No. 20. (Reprint)

2015
“The Husband Stitch.” Long List Anthology(Reprint)
Horror Story.” Granta.
— NOTABLE STORY: Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016
— Reprint: Great Jones Street
“The Husband Stitch.” Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2. (Reprint)
“Observations About Eggs…” Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2(Reprint)
“Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead.” Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015. (Reprint)
“Inventory.” Strange Horizons: The First Fifteen Years. (Reprint)
I Bury Myself.” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
— LONGLISTED: Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year: Vol. 8
— Reprint (Audio): Small Beer Press podcast
“The Husband Stitch.” Science Fiction World (科幻世界) (Reprint/Translation)
Descent.” Nightmare Magazine.
— Reprint (Audio): Nightmare podcast
— Reprint: Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8.
Transcription of An Eye.” Watchlist. OR Books.

2014
Mothers.” Interfictions.
— FINALIST: American Short Fiction Contest
— THIRD PLACE: Franz Kafka Award in Magic Realism
— Reprint: The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, No. 20. 
The Husband Stitch.” Granta.
— NOMINATION: The Shirley Jackson Award
— NOMINATION: Nebula Award
— SPECIAL MENTION: Pushcart Prize XL: The Best of the Small Presses
— LONGLISTED: Tiptree Award
— LONGLISTED: Hugo Award
— LONGLISTED: Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year: Vol. 7 
— Reprint: Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2
— Reprint: Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
— Reprint: Long List Anthology
— Reprint/Translation: Science Fiction World (科幻世界)
— Reprint (Audio): Podcastle
— Reprint (Audio): Granta Reads
Ekphrasis.” Yalobusha Review.
Help Me Follow My Sister into the Land of the Dead.” Lightspeed Magazine.
 Reprint: Help Fund My Robot Army & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects
— Reprint: Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015
— Reprint: JJA Sampler, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy!
— Reprint/Translation: Douban Read (豆瓣阅读)
— Reprint: Great Jones Street
California Statutes Concerning Defrauding an Innkeeper.” AGNI.
Observations About Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.” Lightspeed Magazine.
— FINALIST: 2015 Calvino Prize
— Reprint: Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2
— Reprint: Great Jones Street

2013
The Squeeze.” KGB Bar Lit Magazine.
The Hungry Earth.” Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond.
We Were Never Alone in Space.” Shimmer Magazine.
Miss Laura’s School for Esquire Men.” Tin House’s Open Bar.
Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU.” The American Reader.
“Real Women Have Bodies.” Five Chapters.
Inventory.” Strange Horizons.
— Reprint (Audio): Strange Horizons podcast
— FINALIST: 2015 Calvino Prize
— THIRD PLACE: Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll 2013
— THIRD PLACE: storySouth Million Writers Award
— Reprint: Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind’s Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny
— Reprint: Strange Horizons: The First Fifteen Years

2012
Difficult at Parties.” Unstuck.
— WINNER: Richard Yates Short Story Contest
— Reprint: Survivor
— Reprint: Latino/a Rising
— NOMINATED: Pushcart Prize
— FINALIST: Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest
Down.” Indiana Review.
— FINALIST: Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award

2011
“Drought.” Filament Magazine. (as Olivia Glass)
— RUNNER-UP: Filament’s Erotic Fiction Contest
— Reprint: Best Women’s Erotica 2012
— Reprint (Audio): Best Women’s Erotica 2012 (audiobook)
“Flood.” The Madison Review.
— FINALIST: Louise M. Young Memorial Prize for Literature
— FINALIST: Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers

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  9. Alicia

    Just read “The Husband Stitch” in the Nebula Awards Showcase 2016. Liked it so much, I came to the library to search for more of your work. Happily found you had a website to guide me in those efforts…So many ways the story moved me, even though I never have been and am not married, and am unable to have children. I am in my 40s and increasingly an ancillary to other’s lives. Been thinking a lot about marriage and if it would happen and what it might mean for me. Definitely a case of “the hell you know and the one you don’t” and “be careful what you wish for.”

    1. Hi Alicia,

      Thanks so much for your kind words about my story! I hope you enjoy my other work that’s linked-to here. I also have a book coming out next fall, called Her Body & Other Parties, which includes “The Husband Stitch.”

      Best,
      Carmen

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