Two poems of mine have been accepted for an anthology of immigrant science fiction. It definitely feels like a great way to start the week.
The anthology, presently titled How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens, will be published by Upper Rubber Boot in 2015. It is being edited by Joanne Merriam.
The anthology sought narratives that explore the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting: what it means to acculturate, enculturate, assimilate or otherwise deal with living in a new place with strange inhabitants, customs, languages and/or landscapes.
I was fairly certain I had a few pages that could meet those requirements. The call for submissions is still open until January 31st, but take note that they are specifically looking for previously published work.
For the time being, I will keep it a surprise which pieces of mine were selected for the anthology. But I submitted a total of five for consideration earlier this year. But as a hint: Several of the candidates appeared in DEMONSTRA, Innsmouth Magazine, Lakeside Circus, and On the Other Side of the Eye.
I wish Ms. Meriam the best of success as she goes through the remaining submissions and begins the long work ahead putting it all together. But it's an anthology many of us have been interested in seeing, and I look forward to the final result.