August 2009 Short Fiction

This month’s list is very short, which makes me think I must be missing some stories. So if you’re a person of color and had a speculative fiction story published in August, please say so in comments. Also, please list your story on the Carl Brandon wiki (where everyone can go to see stories by POC pubbed in 2009 and in 2008). If you’ve got a story coming out in September or after that, please go to this form and let me know. It’s quick and easy — editors are welcome to fill it out as well!

Reading: Diaspora of the Fantastic: Black Women Writers of SF/F/H

If you’re in New York City this Thursday, you may be interested in a reading I’m participating in: Diaspora of the Fantastic: Black Women Writers of SF/F/H. Here’s the description:

Join science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors Linda D. Addison, K. Tempest Bradford, N. K. Jemisin, and Alaya Dawn Johnson for a reading and discussion on women of color in speculative fiction.

Far from being indifferent to the genre, people of color are creating and consuming SF literature and media more than ever. Come hear some of the best new and award-winning speculative voices of color writing today.

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street (one block south of Houston)
New York, NY

POC Short Fiction in Anthologies, Collections and Indie Pubs

With this post I’m all caught up with the short fiction published through July 2009 that I’m aware of. I only separated out anthologies, collections and etc. this time around to make my job a bit easier. Going forward, I’ll list all the short fiction in a month together.




And there we have it. Caught up to July 2009. Now, going forward, if you’d like to alert me of short fiction coming out in an anthology, magazine, or as its own volume, please let me know by filling out this form.

I also encourage any POC who’s had short fiction published in 2009 or 2008 to please go to the Carl Brandon Society wiki and add your fiction. We’re trying to create a comprehensive list but we’ll need help from the community. Also, you don’t have to add only your own fiction. If you know an author is POC and read a story b them, check and see if it’s on the wiki. If you’re an editor, please take part, too.