Subverting Racist Tropes in Fiction

Over at Apex Magazine, I published a powerful short story by Maurice Broaddus titled "Super Duper Fly." The author confronts the deeply ingrained "passive" racism that still exists in contemporary literature. In particular, offensive stereotypes of black people: the magical negro, the mammy, and others. It struck me after reading "Super Duper Fly" that writers…

Booksigning on Saturday: Bookmamas in Indianapolis, IN

Bookmamas in Indianapolis, IN is hosting a book event this Saturday for Dark Faith: Invocations from 4 – 6pm. Editors Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon will be there with me, along with authors Lucy Snyder, Gary Braunbeck, Kyle Johnson, and RJ Sullivan. Even my senior editor Janet Harriett will be joining in the fun. Come…

My Fandomfest schedule for this weekend

I am a literary guest at Fandomfest 2012 to be held this weekend in Louisville, KY. This is a pretty big shindig with tons of high profile media guests (Bruce Campbell!) AND literary guests (Timothy Zahn!). I'm pleased to have been invited to be part of the madness. Apex will be running a table in…

Dark Faith–Four tips to woo the editors

Yesterday I shared the open submissions announcement for Dark Faith 2. I can tell you right now that competition for these spots in the book will be fierce. The second volume will be trimmed to 80,000 words (the first volume was 135,000 words with a 15,000 supplemental chapbook). Less space for everyone. Also, thanks in…