anthology:story

New Story at Beneath Ceaseless Skies PLUS a Book Giveaway Tomorrow

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in anthology:story, Blog | 0 comments

Beneath Ceaseless Skies just published a new story of mine called “The Blighted Godling of Company Town H.” It’s about manufactured gods, bureaucratic magic, and nuclear waste. It can be read online for free–and you can download or play the story narrated by the wonderful Tina Connolly!

That’s not all! Beneath Ceaseless Skies is also hosting a giveaway of my story collection Red Dust and Dancing Horses. To quote the details:

This giveaway will take place Wednesday Jan. 9 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite fairy story from BCS is.

If you haven’t read any stories at BCS, this is a great time to start! My previous story there qualifies, and the contest page lists a number of their other fairy tale stories. Good luck–and happy reading!

Red Dust cover

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2018 Work for Award Consideration

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in anthology:story, awards, Blog | 0 comments

All the cool kids are doing it, so I suppose I should raise my hand from the shadows. It’s award nominations time!

I have only one work that I’m putting forth for consideration, in the short story category:
“To This You Cling, With Jagged Fingernails” published in Fireside Magazine in July 2017.

The story has had some nice notice, including a review at the B&N SFF Blog that said, “Cato perfectly captures the bittersweet moment when you feel the magic of childhood slip away, a moment haunted by sadness, and by the loneliness you can feel in a crowd when you think no one else feels the same, or as deeply, as you.”

Quick Sip Reviews wrote a beautiful review, saying, “It’s a graceful read, though, careful and with a blush of defiance, a hope that maybe magic isn’t just for those too young to know better.”

The story is also included on the SFWA Nebula Reading List.

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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.

See the giveaway details
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.

See the giveaway details
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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