Today marks the online release of the last bit of Uncanny magazine’s Year One content and accompanying podcast! Episode 6B is a bit me-heavy, as I’m both reading a story and a poem (my own!) but I hope you’ll give it a listen all the same.
The story I’m reading is “Never Mind the Watching Ones” by Keffy R. M. Kehrli, and features glitterfrogs, unfulfilling sex, and teenage ennui. I loved reading it; I also loved learning that this story was originally intended for the Glitter & Mayhem anthology, which would have made Keffy and me ToC-mates! I’m glad to still get to be so in this issue of Uncanny.
The poem I’m reading is “Biting Tongues,” which I wrote initially at Nisi Shawl’s request for The WisCon Chronicles (Vol 5): Writing and Racial Identity. It’s a bit of a love letter to my experience of WisCon, in particular to the one where Mary Anne Mohanraj was one of the Guests of Honour and gave a speech that I still think about with gratitude and respect. This is the poem’s first appearance online.
The podcast also includes a really charming interview with Keffy, conducted by Dangerous Deborah Stanish.
I’m so proud of Uncanny — I really think its first year has been tremendous, and I continue to be grateful for how excellent everyone is to work with. Here’s to many more years! Onwards and upwards!