Giveaways, Cover Art, Diverse YA, and More

Welcome to this week’s grab bag blog post, wherein I try to fit in a bit of everything.

Thing one: Kaleidoscope is a YA anthology edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein that will be published by Twelfth Planet Press, and will feature teen protagonists from diverse backgrounds. They’ve already accepted stories from Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, and me.

My story is “Chupacabra’s Song,” and is about Nicola Pallas (from the Libriomancer books) discovering magic and trying to save a group of chupacabras. This is the story I asked for help with earlier this year. I received some very helpful feedback and suggestions.

The fundraiser page for the anthology is here, and they’ve already raised more than 25% of what they need to make this project happen. Once they reach the $7000 mark, they’ll open the anthology up for general submissions.

Thing two: io9 has posted the cover for my upcoming collection The Goblin Master’s Grimoire. The artwork is by Emily Fiegenschuh, and if you head over to the io9 post quickly enough, you can suggest a caption for the cover and be entered to win a copy of Libriomancer. The collection will be available as a hardcover and e-book. The hardcover is up for pre-order from the ISFiC Press site.

Here’s the full contents of the collection:

Introduction by John Scalzi
Goblin Lullaby
The Haunting of Jig’s Ear
Goblin Hunter
School Spirit
The Blue Corpse Corps
’Twas the Night of Midwinter: A Goblin Christmas
Sister of the Hedge
In the Line of Duty
Heart of Ash
Daddy’s Little Girl
Original Gangster
Ours to Fight For
Gift of the Kites
Blade of the Bunny
Spell of the Sparrow
Over the Hill
The Creature in Your Neighborhood
Untrained Melody
Mightier than the Sword
Jim Hines: The Wizard We Deserve by Seanan McGuire
A Jim C. Hines Bibliography by Steven H Silver

Thing three: I’m part of the SF Signal Mind Meld today, talking about media tie-in works. (Yeah, I misremembered the title of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. It’s been decades since I read that book, and I was working from memory 😛 )