New story out in SQ Mag

My story “Thou Hast by Moonlight at Her Window Sung” is in the latest edition of SQ Mag, from Australia.  They publish in a webzine format, with all the stories available to read for free online.  So check it out, and check out the other stories in the magazine!  I haven’t read them yet (it just came out today), but there’s a story by Mike Resnick, so it’s not all newbie authors (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

Editor Sophie Yorkston wrote the perfect blurb for the story, so I’m just going to quote it here instead of trying to come up with my own:

Trapped in another world, lured there with lies, the servants of the castle toil in the kitchen at dishes both tantalising and glorious. If not for the beauty of this world, perhaps they could leave…

I originally wrote this story at the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2008, where it was critiqued by none other than Connie Willis (and my 16 wonderful classmates).  (If you don’t know who Connie Willis is, you should remedy that–start with To Say Nothing of the Dog and Doomsday Book.)  I’m thrilled that it’s finally found a home, although not before tying with my 2014 story “It Is Beautiful Here” for most-rejected-but-still-eventually-published, at 31 rejections.  (Writing isn’t a game for the thin-skinned!)

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