So, I thought I would announce the acceptances as we read through the final pieces.
But then I realized I haven’t been announcing the acceptances since the beginning, so…I need to play catch up.
Here’s what we’ve accepted to appear in You Are Here (so far):
- Walked About by Jez Patterson – a neat little piece of horror where a map leads folks to a special cairn.
- The Bilingual by Andrew Leon Hudson – a tale of cultures clashing in which a map bridges the gap between understanding, but may lead to the collapse of one.
- Mapping the Buzz of Insects by Daniel Ausema – living maps infuse the most unlikely of creatures in this swamp-inspired tale of an indigenous culture pressing against their boundaries.
- The Final Atlas by Robert A. Francis – when searching for the devil, one need not go farther than one’s skin…an excellent horror piece that exemplifies the meaning of commitment.
- Forward by Igor Ljubuncic – using a map of time, a lively investigator attempts to outsmart the very man who invented time-travel.
- Wetware by Wilson Geiger – maps play an integral part to any military infiltration or defensive tactics and that proves true in this immersive far-future, military science fiction tale that will having you seeing double… or sexdecuple?
- The Bronze Man and the Second Son by Lee Blevins – exploration is dangerous, even for a golem. In this quiet and thoughtful piece, seemingly indestructible explorers find the limits of their maps.
- The Shape of the World’s Skin by Adam R. Shannon – a strangely satisfying tale of a boy in an post-apocalyptic world who eventually embraces his idiosyncrasies and follows his inner map.
- The Map of Secret Desires by Alec Hutson – this is a fun fantastical story with an imp and a map. What can possibly go wrong?
- The Cell Wall by Christopher Walker – in this meta-literary (is there such a thing?) piece, set on an alien world, we learn the importance of telling our stories.
- Eleusinian Mysteries by Charlotte Ashley – a great adventure piece about a cartographer making her way to the moon.
(Those in bold are SFFWorld.com forum members.)
We also accepted another piece by Igor Ljubuncic called A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats that will appear on this very blog – watch for it!
AND!!!! We got our featured piece from Lindsay Buroker, Remnants. It’s a fine military, science fiction escapade on an asteroid long ago mapped by a mutated race of humans. This story is part of her Fallen Empire series. If you are subscribed to her email list, then you would have gotten an invite to read this story. But it is only available to her subscribers until this weekend (when I will wrest it from her so it is mine mine mine…oops, I mean, it belongs to the anthology…).
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ll keep you all posted of any other acceptances going forward.