I’m happy to announce that one of my short stories will be appearing in the debut issue of Lakeside Circus. Lakeside Circus is a new quarterly magazine, edited by Carrie Cuinn, and in its first issue will have 42 pieces spanning flash fiction, poetry, and short stories. My own story, titled “Natalie,” falls in the flash fiction category, and I’m quite pleased with how it came out. It’s a science fiction story, about a geologist who finds herself involved in a particularly unusual way with a mission to Saturn’s moon Titan.
The magazine will be released on November 29th; subscribers will receive it via e-mail, and will also receive .epub and .mobi versions (suitable for various e-readers). After that, the stories will gradually appear on the website over the next three months, one every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don’t know yet when my story will appear on the website (when that changes, I’ll update my “Stories” page accordingly), but in the meantime, you can receive my story and lots of others by subscribing to Lakeside Circus– I believe an annual subscription works out to $20 for around 200,000 words (about 800 pages) of original genre fiction. In addition, folks who subscribe by November 15th will receive the first issue of the magazine a week early, on November 22.
Right now they’re a semi-pro magazine, but their goal is to raise enough money through subscriptions to become a pro magazine. Moreover, I have a huge amount of like and respect for the editor, Carrie Cuinn, who’s repeatedly put herself on the front lines of the fight to make all of science fiction & fantasy field more socially aware, and more inclusive to less privileged folks. So beyond selfish reasons, I’d love to see this latest venture work out, and a new, forward-thinking pro magazine take root in the field.
Anyway, that’s my plug for my story, and for Lakeside Circus. Check ‘em out for yourself.