Clarkesworld Readers’ Poll 2018

It's been a banner year for me already, and it couldn't happen at a better time, given I'm still hunting for a full time job. So far, I've had three acceptances, signed two contracts, and I've just learned I'm a finalist in the Clarkesworld Readers' Poll for favourite story of 2018 for my short, The … Continue reading Clarkesworld Readers’ Poll 2018

Awards Eligibility 2018

It's that time of year again, and I'm happy to have a story out that the SFF community can read and consider, or just enjoy. The Anchorite Wakes was published in Clarkesworld in August, and you can read it here for free.  This is my first pro sale, and makes me eligible for the Campbell, Nebula, … Continue reading Awards Eligibility 2018

It’s Official! I’m in Clarkesworld Magazine!

Delighted to announce that my short story, 'The Anchorite Wakes', is now available in the August issue of Clarkesworld Magazine! You can read it here. This is a dream sale for me, to a market and editor I've long admired. I'm still pinching myself to make sure it's real. Check out the other excellent stories … Continue reading It’s Official! I’m in Clarkesworld Magazine!

I Have Sold Things!

Long time no see. Happy to say I've been busy and now I can talk about it. I've sold my short story 'The Bois', which made the 2017 recommended reading list for the Nebulas, to three markets. In my first translation sale ever, Spanish lovers of scifi will be able to read 'The Bois' in … Continue reading I Have Sold Things!

The Sunspot Jungle Anthology Cometh!

My Nebula recommended short, 'The Bois', is going to be in Rosarium Publishing's new Sunspot Jungle two-volume anthology! You can read the announcement here. I mean, did you see the names I'm going to be appearing alongside? DID YOU SEE? AND LOOK AT THIS COVER! I'm beyond flattered and excited to be included, and I'll … Continue reading The Sunspot Jungle Anthology Cometh!

2017 Awards Eligibility

I've never done this before, so I'll just jump right into it. Hi, my writing name is R.S.A. Garcia and I have a story eligible for awards this year. You can read 'The Bois' for free at this link. Really nice people said some really nice things about the story here and here. There's a … Continue reading 2017 Awards Eligibility

I’m On the Nebula Awards Recommended Reading List!

The title says it all! I'm so shocked and SO SO HAPPY! You can click on this link to see my name up in lights with all the other writers, a lot of whom I admire and can't believe I'm keeping company with! I'm recommended reading! Me! No idea how it happened, but I'm taking … Continue reading I’m On the Nebula Awards Recommended Reading List!

Still Doing the Grind

I really suck at this posting regularly thing, don't I? I make all these resolutions every year and manage to still manage to be more erratic than Trump's tweeting schedule. Well, anyway, here I go again. Haven't got that much to say except sorry for being silent so long and I hope I do better … Continue reading Still Doing the Grind

New Short Story – The Bois

Hello! It's been a while, right? Well, I have good news. I have a new short story out! It's called 'The Bois' and it's in Truancy Magazine's final issue, Truancy 4. It's a futuristic take on the Caribbean mythical figure, Papa Bois, set in a colony of Caribbean descendants. You can find it here: The … Continue reading New Short Story – The Bois

The Official NOC #CrossLines Reading List

This has been up since May and I had no idea my book was on such a great list. Seriously, the company I’m keeping is far above my station. It also happens to be a kick-ass list for fiction by and about people of colour.

My only quibble is the link to my book leads to someone else’s book instead of mine. You can find mine here, or you can just click the link right here on my blog. You know, if you still care and all, seeing as this was posted in May and we’re in November. But some of you have Christmas presents to get right? Well, here’s a list full of good options. Go have fun with it!

The Nerds of Color

This past weekend in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts & Industries building was home to the most important gathering of artists you have ever seen. The CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality brought together over 40 artists and scholars to explore race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.

I was fortunate enough to be invited and helped organize a Reading Lounge and live podcasts — while artist Matt Huynh painted a mural in real time the entire weekend. One of the questions I got asked the most was about the books we included, so after the jump you can find a complete list of books we had in the Lounge!

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