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Samuel R. Delany Fellowship shortlist

Here’s a link to the Catstone Books-sponsored inaugural Samuel R. Delany Fellowship shortlist–Take a moment to check out some of their work, & take a good look at their faces. This is the future of speculative fiction & poetry, & … Continue reading

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Samuel R. Delany fellowship longlist announced!

I am so excited about this! The inaugural Samuel R. Delany fellowship for diverse voices in speculative fiction has released its longlist of candidates. From this group of outstanding emerging and early career writers, a short list of 5 will … Continue reading

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“Mary’s Waking Dream” now up at Reunion: Dallas Review Online

I’m so pleased to be able to share that my short story, “Mary’s Waking Dream,” was chosen as the Reunion: Dallas Review Online October selection. You can read it here: https://ah.utdallas.edu/reunion/reunion-online/?fbclid=IwAR0p8omTHI16jRECgFr4UlkpT7NSaytCZSD0PDYmA0HCqHVfF_ceGfvR-ys Hope you enjoy it! For those who are more … Continue reading

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Manifesting Done Right

Ten-year old me: I wish I could just write and read things I like and talk about them and be nerdy for a living. Adult me: Hey, Kiddo, knock yourself out. Just your semi-occasional reminder that your ten-year old self … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Hot Minute, Hasn’t It?

Hello, Blogosphere! So, I just logged in to this space for the first time in . . . a while. Reading through my last post, written in July of last year, I find it truly resonates with me, and I … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Jayzomon Pop Culture Expo!

Hi everyone, I am excited and honored to announce that I will be signing copies of Arthurian Things at the Jayzomon Pop Culture Expo this weekend. This is two major life dreams come true–doing a book signing and being an … Continue reading

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Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems, now available!

I am thrilled to announce that Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems is now available! Here’s what it looks like: You can buy it here (Preferred, support independent publishers!): https://www.mythmart.com/product-page/arthurian-things-a-collection-of-poems and here: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1652488510?pf_rd_p=ab873d20-a0ca-439b-ac45-cd78f07a84d8&pf_rd_r=HNP7HBQ7HCT1911Z9Z1M and here: Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arthurian-things-melissa-ridley-elmes/1136276779?ean=9781652488514Continue reading

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Another Sneak Peak of “Arthurian Things!”

Just one more sneak peek before my first book of poetry, Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems, is available from Dark Myth productions next week!  I can’t wait to share this book with readers. This poem remarks upon a correlation … Continue reading

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Shadow Syllabus

Originally posted on Sonya Huber:
I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me. I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of…

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What I’ve Been Reading: June

With the academic year behind me, and not yet teaching my summer course, June was a great month for me as a reader. Here are my June completed readings (The little white paperback above Decolonizing Academia is Brian W. Foster, … Continue reading

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