Some years feel harder than others and 2022 felt like a marathon. We’re so proud that we managed to put out each issue on time, even though behind the scenes we were working like muppets on fire.
We published some outstanding pieces this year, worked with new and returning writers, and even published stories in Spanish thanks to Sabrina Vourvoulias’ translation service.
The stories listed below are eligible in either the short story categories of the SF/F awards. We are not yet members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America so are unable to nominate ourselves. We’re always happy to send out our ebooks to any potential reviewers or nominators. Please read on and consider nominating these amazing pieces; we hope to see these authors in the winners circle soon!
Short Stories (Under 5100 Words):
Apparition Lit 17: Charm (January 2022) – Guest Editor, Lauren Ring
- Tea and Owls by Teresa Milbrodt
- Mentioned in: Trollbreath Reviews
- Silver Bells by Jaime Marvin
- The Goblins of South India by Naethan Pais
- She Calls by Nelly Geraldine Garcia-Rosas
Apparition Lit 18: Wanderlust (April 2022) – Guest Editor, M.L. Krishnan
- The Grief Portal by Aun-Juli Riddle
- Mentioned in: Short Stories in Second Person Point-Of-View (2nd POV)
- Six Steps to Become a Saint by Avi Burton
- Mentioned in: Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction for April 2022
- A Spring Divine by Armaan Kapur
- Hitchhiker by Lindz McLeod
Apparition Lit 19: Omen (July 2022) – Guest Editor, Kevin Casin
- Infinite Clay-Tablet Memories Sung Into the Flesh of the World by Ann LeBlanc
- A Personal Apocalypse by Léon Othenin-Girard
- Just One Death by Matt Richardson
- Heart-Eater by Tania Chen
- Mentioned in: Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction for July 2022
Apparition Lit 20: Nostalgia(October 2022) – Guest Editor, Sabrina Vourvoulias
- The Hungry Tree by Auden Patrick
- A, B, B, A by Russell Nichols
- Solo le quedaron ocho (Then There Were Eight) Por elena félix
- Wing/Flower by Endria Isa Richardson
- Entre cráteres, nosotros Por Ana Hurtado
All our poetry can be nominated for the Rhysling Award. The nomination deadline is February 15, 2023. We’ve added the number of lines so you can confirm which are Long Poems or Short Poems.
- Charm of Goldfinches by Crystal Sidell (59 lines)
- Creek Bed Charms by Gretchen (33 lines)
- After Inventing Time Travel by Mary Soon Lee (18 lines)
- While Alice Sleeps in Wonderland by Marisca Pichette (57 lines)
- What Use are Wings to a Creature of the Sea by Vanessa Jae (15 lines)
- Apples in Hell by Marie E. Kopp (25 lines)
- Icarus, and the Truths That Bore Him by Jessica Cho (48 lines)
- Backward Compatibility (Quinceañera on a Generation Ship) by Katherine Quevedo (31 lines)
Additional pieces for your consideration:
As a semi-pro magazine, we are eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award. You can also nominate our Guest Editors the Best Editor (Short Form) Hugo Award.
Our Guest Essayists talked about the multiverse and ruminated on different ways of dealing with loss. These fantastic pieces are eligible for the Best Related Work Hugo Award:
- The Ghosts of Goodbyes by Marie Baca Villa
- Here There Be Dragons by Maria Schrater
- Multiverse Reimagined by Kamilah Yasmin
Last, but certainly not least, all our cover artwork is original, lovingly crafted just for these issues.. If you love what you’ve seen, please nominate our 2022 Artist-in-Residence Erika Hollice for Best Fan Artist Hugo Award.