ToC: The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition, ed. Rich Horton

“The Daughters of John Demetrius” by Joe Pitkin (Analog)

“Endless Forms Most Beautiful” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Analog)
“Twelve and Tag” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Asimov’s)
“Mutability” by Ray Nayler (Asimov’s)
“Acres of Perhaps” by Will Ludwigsen (Asimov’s)
“Unearthly Landscape by a Lady” by Rebecca Campbell (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“The King in the Cathedral” by Rich Larson (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“Little Sisters” by Vonda M. McIntyre (Book View Cafe)
“The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld)
“Asymptotic” by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld)
“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld)
“Today I Am Paul” by Martin Shoemaker (Clarkesworld)
“The Deepwater Bride” by Tamysn Muir (F&SF)
“The Two Paupers” by C.S.E. Cooney (Fairchild Books)
“Hello Hello” by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions)
“The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red, Red Coal” by Chaz Brenchley (Lightspeed)
“Time Bomb Time” by C.C. Finlay (Lightspeed)
“And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed)
“The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club” by Nike Sulway (Lightspeed)
“My Last Bringback” by John Barnes (Meeting Infinity)
“Drones” by Simon Ings (Meeting Infinity)
“The Heart’s Filthy Lesson” by Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
“Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Idea Countness Rathagan” by Ian McDonald (Old Venus)
“The Graphology of Hemorrhage” by Yoon Ha Lee (Operation Arcana)
“Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman (Stories for Chip)
“The Game of Smash and Recovery” by Kelly Link (Strange Horizons)
“This Evening’s Performance” by Genevieve Valentine (The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk)
“Please Undo This Hurt” by Seth Dickinson (
“Consolation” by John Kessel (Twelve Tomorrows)
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang (Uncanny)

Submission Guidelines: The Mammoth Book of Kaiju

Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shake the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: kaiju. And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters—we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim. Now, collected here, larger than life short stories—gigantic entertainment certain to rock your world!

I'm now taking reprint submissions for The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, to be published by Constable & Robinson in the UK and Running Press in the US in 2016. Stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words can be emailed at The deadline is May 4th, 2015. (This Monday! I only have a few slots left, unexpectedly, and that's why I have a short deadline.) You will be notified soon after the deadline if your work is accepted or rejected.

Please spread the word.

Free Subscriptions: The Dark Magazine

May is coming up soon, which means the next issue of The Dark will be coming out. Now I wouldn't mind hitting the five hundred subscribers mark by the first of that month, but I'm short by about a hundred-and-fifty. I've got twenty-nine days . . . can we do it? To help us out we've got a nifty new widget on the website courtesy of Jeremy Tolbert that makes it easier to sign up. If you see “Join The Dark Newsletter to receive each new issue in your inbox!” at the top then it’s working for you smile emoticon

TOC: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

“The Little Dog Ohori” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“In Lieu of a Thank You” by Gwynne Garfinkle, Strange Horizons
“Cosmobotica” by Costi Gurgu & Tony Pi
“Blood and Gold” by Erin M. Hartshorn
“Thief of Hearts” by Trent Hergenrader
“Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story” by Jay Lake & Shannon Page, Clarkesworld
“Black Sunday” by Kim Lakin-Smith, Cyber Circus
“Act of Extermination” by Cirilo S. Lemos, translated by Christopher Kastensmidt, Dieselpunks
“We Never Sleep” by Nick Mamatas
“Into the Sky” by Joseph Ng
“Tunnel Vision” by Rachel Nussbaum
“Dragonfire is Brighter than the Ten Thousand Stars” by Mark Philps
“Floodgate” by Dan Rabarts
“Mountains of Green” by Catherine Schaff-Stump
“Vast Wings Across Felonious Skies” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Instead of a Loving Heart” by Jeremiah Tolbert, All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
“The Wings The Lungs, The Engine The Heart” by Laurie Tom, Galaxy’s Edge
“Steel Dragons of a Luminous Sky” by Brian Trent
“This Evening’s Performance” by Genevieve Valentine
“Don Quixote” by Carrie Vaughn, Armored
“The Double Bind” by A.C. Wise

I would post the cover but they mispelled Nick's name. I'll post that when they make the changes.

Submission Guidelines: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

I'm now taking original submissions for The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, to be published by Constable & Robinson in the UK and Running Press in the US in 2015. Stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words can be emailed at The deadline is August 1st, 2014. You will be notified soon after the deadline if your work is accepted or rejected. Pay rate is five cents a word to eight cents a word for originals and three cents for reprints..

If you need to know what dieselpunk is, it's a subcategory of steampunk, essentially, covering the 1920s through the 1950s, including the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, World War II, and even a little beyond that, but here's the thing: I want material from all over the world, I don't want a white-washed representation of this theme.

Spread the word.

if you have any reprints that you'd like to recommend, please feel free to help us out here.

TOC: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures

Introduction by Ann VanderMeer
“Smoke City” by Christopher Barzak
“Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Bloodby Aliette de Bodard
“Love Comes to Abyssal Cityby Tobias Buckell
“Canary of Candletownby C.S.E Cooney
“On the Lot and In the Airby Lisa L. Hannett
“Beyond Calaisby Samantha Henderson
“La Valseby K.W. Jeter
“The Colliers’ Venus (1893)by Caitlin R. Kiernan
“Benedice Teby Jay Lake
“Good Huntingby Ken Liu
“Selin That Has Grown in the Desertby Alex Dally MacFarlane
“The Curse of Chimèreby Tony Pi
“Tanglefootby Cherie Priest
“Ticktock Girlby Cat Rambo
“Edison’s Frankensteinby Chris Roberson
“The Governess and the Lobsterby Margaret Ronald
“I Stole the D.C.’s Eyeglassby Sofia Samatar
“The Clockworks of Hanyang” by Gord Sellar
“The Return of Cherie” by Nisi Shawl
“Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, original
“Green Eyed Monsters in the Valley of Sky, An Opera” by E. Catherine Tobler, original
“Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil” by Carrie Vaughn
“Terrain” by Genevieve Valentine
“A Mouse Ran up the Clockby AC Wise
“Anna in the Moonlightby Jonathan Wood, original

Out: August 2014 (UK) and October 2014 (US).

My thanks to all the magazines and anthologies that previously published these stories,
and to all the authors who provided original material!