Recommendations: November 2021


Apolo Licio, Apolo Veráva by Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría, translated by Art Sierra

Deep in the Gardener’s Barrow by Tobi Ogundiran (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

I Call Upon the Night as Witness by Zahra Mukhi (Apex Magazine)

No Say by Jonathan Louis Duckworth (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

The Burning Girl by Carrie Vaughn (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)


16.44: World and Character Part 1: All Your Characters Are Biased (Writing Excuses)

16.46: World and Plot: The Only Constant is Change (Writing Excuses)

Listening Like a Conlanger: Word Avoidance on the Internet (Conlangery)

Recommendations: September 2021


Chanson D’Amour by Orrin Grey (Nightmare Magazine)

Mister Dawn, How Can You Be So Cruel? by Violet Allen (Lightspeed Magazine)

Sometimes You Get the Bear by Tim Pratt (The Deadlands)

The Revolution Will Not Be Served with Fries by Meg Elison (Lightspeed Magazine)

What is Mercy? by Amal Singh (Fantasy Magazine)


Alone? or, How a Survivalist Reality TV Show Defangs Publishing’s Narrow Definition of Agency by Maria Dong (Apex Magazine)

Debarkle by Camestros Felapton

Trials By Whiteness: Orientalism and Liberal Multiculturalism by Jaymee Goh (Strange Horizons)


Game of Tones (about tone in language) by Artifexian (Youtube)

Recommendations: August 2021


Doll Seed by Michele Tracy Berger (Apex Magazine)

Face Changing by Jiang Bo, translated by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld)

Faithful Delirium by Brent Lambert (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Golden Girl by A. M. Guay (khoreo Magazine)

Promises We Made Under a Brick-Dark Sky by Karen Osborne (Clarkesworld)

The Clock, Having Seen Its Face in the Mirror, Still Knows Not the Hour by Adam Stemple (Clarkesworld)

The God Skrae Eats Death by Stephen Case (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Where Things Fall from the Sky by Ally Wilkes (Nightmare Magazine)

Worth the Whistling by Adriana C. Grigore (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)


Writing Excuses 16.33: Tell, Don’t Show