Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction

I’m proud to have a story, “With Sheep” (co-written with Carol Guess), in this cool anthology! Buy it here.

Stories that affirm the indelible bond among humans and animals

The relationships among human and non-human animals go back to the beginning of time—and the ways in which these relationships have evolved (and sometimes not) is the inspiration for this collection of contemporary short fiction, penned by writers from across the globe.

This diverse collection of stories explores the ways in which we live among—and often in conflict with—our non-human counterparts. These stories feature animals from the familiar (dogs and cats) to the exotic (elands and emus), and in these stories animals are both the rescuers and the rescued. Within these pages are glimpses of the world through the eyes of a zookeeper, a shelter worker, a penguin researcher, and a neighborhood stray, among many others—all highlighting the ways in which animals and humans understand and challenge one another.

Among Animals is a dynamic collection of stories from the world’s most gifted contemporary authors—those who pay close attention to the creatures with whom we share our planet, and who inspire us to pay closer attention as well.


Outrageous Fortune — a litmag for undergraduates

There are more and more literary magazines specifically for undergraduates, and this is one of them. From their About Us page:

Outrageous Fortune is the first online literary magazine created for undergraduates by undergraduates. It was begun by a group of students at Mary Baldwin College, where its headquarters are still situated.

And from their call for submissions:

Mary Baldwin College’s online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for our second annual publication. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as short videos or video recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, and art. As professors and department heads we would greatly appreciate it if you let your undergraduates know about this opportunity to submit their work for publication.

Gingerbread House LitMag

I just had recommended to me this literary journal, Gingerbread House, which looks wonderful. Check it out! From their submission guidelines:

The Gingerbread House staff is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element.  Take your fairy tale and twist it.  Bend your fantasy to suit your needs.  Be original and fresh, loose and lovely.

What we  want:  Stories that we’ve never seen before.  No fan fiction of any sort.  No sword & sorcery.  Retellings are fine, but should offer a new spin.  We’re not particularly into sci-fi. Our favorite writing is along the lines of Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Alice Hoffman, Karen Joy Fowler.  We lean toward the literary, but are open to anything well written.