Random Epiphanies

A late announcement and an award consideration post

It’s been a while! First things first, I was awarded a 2018 James Tiptree Jr. Fellowship.

In her application, Cruz described the many faces of feminism and resistance in the Philippines: “Together, warrior, witness, writer, and witch amount to a uniquely Filipino feminist identity that live on in strains despite the erasure of colonization. I hope to reclaim and round these out by telling stories led by such characters.” Funding from the Tiptree Fellowship will help Cruz continue her work on an ongoing series of alternate-history stories set in a present-day Philippines inhabited by Filipinos and local mythological creatures. Each story is written as a feature article by a sharp-eyed Filipina journalist who seeks to heal and galvanize her society by writing and bearing witness, and eventually by becoming a warrior and perhaps even a witch.

The Tiptree Fellowship program, now in its fourth year, is designed to provide support and recognition for the new voices who are changing our view of gender today. Each Fellow will receive $500. The work produced as a result of this support will be recognized and promoted by the Tiptree Award.

I was awarded based on my Archipelago Daily series of short stories. If you’d like to read the first in the series, head on over to Expanded Horizons!

Secondly, if you’ve got an attending or supporting membership to WorldCon and are looking for work to nominate, I have two novelettes that are eligible:

  • “Odd and Ugly” in Writers of the Future vol. 34, Galaxy Press (April 2018)
  • “Song of the Mango” in Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction vol. 10, Epigram Books (May 2018)

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