New in Fiction: The Marzipan Dog by Octavia Cade

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Fiction, News, Race and Ethnicity | 8 comments

The Marzipan Dog Octavia Cade Beth’s new dog is helpful and protective. But there’s something unusual about him too. Sometimes he changes under her touch… Sometimes those around her are inexplicably frightened by his presence… Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Octavia Cade has a PhD in science communication and is currently experimenting on New Zealand’s sole seagrass. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and The Dark, amongst other places, and she recently published her first sci-fi novel, the science-history themed The...

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How We Began – Guest Post by Vanessa North

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, New Release Books, News | 0 comments

Today is the release day of How We Began, an anthology of LGBTQ+ young adult and new adult romance stories, including stories from Alexis Hall, Delphine Dryden, Vanessa North, Amy Jo Cousins, Annabeth Albert, Geonn Cannon, and edited by Edie Danford. All proceeds from this anthology will go to support The Trevor Project’s work with crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. From the Blurb: How does love begin? A glance, a gesture, an unexpected offer of help from a stranger…or from a good friend. A smile across a counter at a coffee shop or video store. A secret...

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Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters, which will be edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and published by Twelfth Planet Press in mid 2016. Defying Doomsday is currently crowdfunding via Pozible. You can find the campaign here:     Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. When these characters do appear, they usually die early on, or are secondary characters undeveloped into anything more than a burden to the protagonist....

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Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 – Table of Contents

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Last week Twelfth Planet Press announced their table of contents for the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein. I would have shared this sooner, but had some internet-y troubles. It’s definitely one worth sharing all the same. I’ve read a number of these stories from their original publications and enjoyed all of them. If those stories are a reflection on the quality of the rest of the anthology, this is going to be a great read with a lot of inclusive content and diverse characters. Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 is coming...

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2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Guest Posts, News | 0 comments

Dreaming Robot Press is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new diverse middle grade science fiction anthology, titled 2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. The anthology includes stories by Visibility Fiction authors Anne E Johnson and Deborah Walker. Corie Weaver is here to tell us a little more about the project: Sally Ride, first woman in space and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, famously said: “Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what...

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Interview with Kathryn Allan co-editor of Accessing the Future

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Guest Posts, News | 0 comments

Today Kathryn Allan is here to talk about the upcoming anthology, Accessing the Future. Kathryn Allan will be co-editing the anthology with Djibril al-Ayad of Publishing. The anthology is intended to explore disability—and the intersectionality of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class—in both the imagined physical and virtual spaces of the future. Kathryn wants people of all abilities to see themselves, as they are now and as they want to be, in our collective human future(s). The campaign passed the minimum target this week, and is now closing on the pro-paying...

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