anthology:story

Catching Up on New Publications

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, roar of sky | Comments Off on Catching Up on New Publications

I hate it when I fall behind on website updates, but sometimes it just can’t be helped. January brought a barrage of small projects, and then my edits for Roar of Sky dropped on me at the end of the month. February was alllll about book edits. I finally have those done–the first stage, anyway–and now I’m trying to catch up on the stuff I fell behind on during February. Whee! The grand circle of life, for a writer.

All that said, my bibliography page is now up-to-date with the latest fiction, poetry, and podcasts! Here are the newest additions:

Short story:
“The Library is Open,” Daily Science Fiction

Poetry:
“After Her Brother Ripped the Heads from Her Paper Dolls,” Mythic Delirium issue 4.3
“This Body Made,” Mythic Delirium issue 4.3
“Call Me Home Again, Child,” Spirit’s Tincture Issue 5
“Porom,” Special Feature for Skiffy and Fanty’s Month of Joy
“The Stars Sing,” Star*line 41.1
“So Old” and “Border Cowboy at the Border,” Grievous Angel

Podcasts:
Read for Pixels 2018 (IWD Edition): Beth Cato Reading+Q&A Session
O&F Podcast, Ep. 177: Beth Cato

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New Story at DSF and a Special Poem at Skiffy and Fanty

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog | Comments Off on New Story at DSF and a Special Poem at Skiffy and Fanty

The year has started of with some pretty cool things. First of all, Daily Science Fiction posted a new post-apocalyptic story of mine. “The Library is Open” is about libraries, and more.

The awesome site and podcast Skiffy and Fanty just debuted a new website, and to celebrate, they invited back many of their past contributors to take part in a month of joy. I wrote up a post that evolved into a poem… a very special, personal poem about my Porom, and loss, and love. Yeah, yeah, leave it to me to take the subject of joy and create something that makes people cry.

Porom with books

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New Publications for December 2017

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, podcast | Comments Off on New Publications for December 2017

Life hasn’t been kind the past while, and I’ve fallen behind on posting my latest publications. My Bibliography page is now up to date; these are the new additions:

Story:
“Powers of Observation,” Nature

Poetry:
“Wayfaring King,” Star*line 40.4

Podcasts:
Toasted Cake 155: So You Have Been Claimed by a Magical Cat by Beth Cato (original story)
Storypunks Podcast #4: Interview with Beth Cato
Archivos Brainstorm with Guest Host Beth Cato
Archivos Insights Podcast: Interview with Beth Cato

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New Publications & Podcasts to Start September

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in anthology:story, Blog, breath of earth, call of fire, online publication, public speaking, red dust collection, writerly advice | Comments Off on New Publications & Podcasts to Start September

It’s Labor Day already? How did that happen? I fell behind on website updates, as in often the case with book release time, but my Bibliography and the Blood of Earth Trilogy media page are now current. Below are some highlights from August… and two chances to enter to win my books over on Goodreads, including a galley of my collection, out in two months!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Red Dust and Dancing Horses by Beth Cato

Red Dust and Dancing Horses

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends September 10, 2017.

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at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Crown

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends September 10, 2017.

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at Goodreads.

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New Story:
“Excerpts from the 100-day Food Diary of Angela Meyer,” Nature

Podcasts:
– O&F Podcast, Ep. 161: Once & Future Live Megacast, Gen Con 2017: Beth Cato & Mercedes Lackey
The Two Gay Geeks podcast 127: interview with Beth Cato
– Unscrambled Authors Episode 32: Beth Cato

Call of Fire Guest Blogs:
– Scalzi’s Big Idea: Beth Cato’s Call of Fire
My Favorite Bit: Call of Fire
Historical Research Tips from Beth Cato
– Author Beth Cato on Writing Her First Sex Scene
– Page 69 Test: Call of Fire

Other Guest Blogs:
At the Nature Blog: The Story Behind the Story of ‘Excerpts from the 100 day Food Diary of Angela Meyer’
– Tor.com Feature: Five Books Set in the Pacific Northwest

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Stories out in Uncanny Magazine & in book Little Green Men–Attack!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in anthology:story, Blog | Comments Off on Stories out in Uncanny Magazine & in book Little Green Men–Attack!

Today’s a big double-whammy publication day! I have two brand-new stories out in the world, both in awesome publications.

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First of all, my story “With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips” is in Uncanny Magazine! Not only can you read the story, but it’s also featured in their podcast along with an interview with me. I kinda love this story. It’s about a girl sleuth/apprentice ghost sealer who happens to talk to animals, and like so many child sleuths, her investigation leads her down a very dangerous path indeed.

Little Green Men Attack

My other release is in a humorous anthology from Baen: Little Green Men–Attack! All of the stories use little green aliens in some way. Mine happens to be about a violent take on Victorian roller derby, “A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning.” And it’s funny! With an alien named Elvis! (I don’t have much luck with funny stories. I try to write funny, and I’m told it’s “whimsical”. But this story actually turned out to be humorous, and now it’s in an anthology with my literary hero Elizabeth Moon. So forgive me if I need to flail and dance.)

You can buy this book at Amazon, B&N, and pretty much anywhere.

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Breath of Earth on the Locus List!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in anthology:story, awards, Blog, breath of earth | Comments Off on Breath of Earth on the Locus List!

Huh. Breath of Earth made the 2016 Recommended Reading List at Locus in the Fantasy category. How about that?!

Breath of Earth

This is the time of year when initial nominations are due soon for some major genre awards. The Nebula deadline is February 15th. I do hope folks keep Breath of Earth in mind. It’s available for sale at all the usual places and is also found in many libraries worldwide.

I’m also asking readers to consider my story “The Souls of Horses” from Clockwork Phoenix 5–which also made the Locus list under anthologies! Ellen Datlow recommended my story on Twitter and it was also called out in a starred Publishers Weekly review of the anthology. The story can be read for free in its entirety online. If you’re a SFWA member, the PDF is available for download in the forums; look in the 2016 short stories section. Actually, take a look in the novel section, too. You might find some pleasant surprises.

Clockwork Phoenix 5

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