Mari Ness (mariness) wrote,
Mari Ness

End of year publication round-up post

Ah, yes, the hellish annual ritual of looking back at this year's publications.


Four short stories this year.

The Fox Bride, up at Daily Science Fiction, and also in a podcast over at Podcastle.

Inhabiting Your Skin, which appeared in both Apex Publications and The Mary Sue.

Sometimes Heron managed to survive a tangled history to see life in Lackington's at last.

The Dollmaker's Rage, also up at Daily Science Fiction.

And four flash fiction pieces:

The shortest was, I think, The Petals, up at Daily Science Fiction.

Also in Daily Science Fiction, The Forge.

But it wasn't all Daily Science Fiction! The other two flash pieces appeared elsewhere:

The Knot, Pantheon Magazine. (This was also the only non-speculative story I published all year; it's very rare for me to even write something non-spec these days, let alone publish it).

Sea Dreams, appearing in Something Rich and Strange, an anthology published to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

And nine or eleven (depending on how you count them) poems:

After the Dance, Uncanny Magazine

Understand, Polu Texni

Three limericks, over at Stone Telling. Also, the first (and probably the last) time I managed to work the word "dinoflagellates" into a poem, with bonus points for keeping it scientifically accurate.

The Binding, Eye to the Telescope. (Appears midway through the page.)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Dragon, My hands down personal favorite of the year.

a note found beneath a moonstone, inkscrawl.

Kore, Through the Gate.

The Thirteenth Child, Uncanny Magazine.

Briars, Polu Texni.

So, a so-so year for fiction, but a pretty decent year for poetry. And dragons.

My most popular work this year, however, seems to have been not fiction, or poetry, but the Disney Read-Watch posts over at We're about halfway through the series now, with rants coming up about Captain John Smith (a solid candidate for Worst Person in History or at least 1607), Disney's all time worst animated film, and a few other things.

Fingers crossed that both writing and publications go a bit better for me in 2016. I should get back to doing what I can to make that happen.

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