Published Short Work

Last update: 07/2022

To see all published stories from 2022, check out my monthly posts sharing links to where you can find my stories.


Christinea poem inspired by the Parker-Hulme Murder. (The Five-2)

Phantoman acrostic poem about possession. (Arsenika)

Demon at My Windowpoem about a little girl capturing a demon. (FIYAH)

Come to Medialogue between a space cadet and planet. (Anathema Spec from the Margins)


It Came Gentlyscience fiction flash first contact story about a world gone dry and saved by a mysterious aquafer that moves and changes. (Lightspeed Magazine)

Unwantedsscience fiction story where a homeless man reaches out to his estranged daughter to help him solve a haunting. (NIGHTLIGHT)

Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences- horror story written like a news article reporting on a haunting. (NIGHTLIGHT)

Pew Pewdark gay sci-fi story about two friends who play video games as a way of coping. (The Ghostlight Theater)

A Crisisscience fiction story that reflects on the difficulties of the future and self. (Vice)

Lucky Number 8dark science fiction story about a young man searching for the ghost of his dead brother in the stars while battling racism and homophobia in 1950s New Jersey. (Beyond Ballyhoo: Carnival Themed Speculative Fiction)

Select Nonfiction

Book Review of Premee Mohamed’s Annual Migration of CloudsI’m a reviewer for Lightspeed Magazine and had the pleasure of reading this wonderful novella about leaving and home. (Lightspeed Magazine)

Cozy Management Games Remind Us How to Carea reported article with interviews from narrative designers and an art director behind several triple A games, asking and answering the question what is it about cozy management games and their ability to teach us how to care. (WIRED)

The 20 Best True Crime Podcastssocially conscious true crime podcasts. (Discover Pods)

Using Dialogue to Show Character Growthtutorial on how to show character development through dialogue. (Writer’s Digest)

Getting Out of the Slush Piletips from my work as an editor and judge of how to get out of the slush pile for fiction writers. (The Writer)

The Heartbeat of Horroran interview with horror writer Cass Khaw. (Tor Nightfire)

Does She Make You Scream? a write up of the term horror babe and what it means for the horror genre. (Tor Nightfire)

10 Best Horror Poetry Collections of 2020roundup of horror poetry collections published in 2020. (Discover Pods)

Your Guide to Africanfuturist Science Fictiona primer for the africanfuturist literature published in Tordotcom. (

A Complete Self-Editing Guide for the Successful Writeran in-depth guide to self-editing fiction and nonfiction novels for professional publication. (Better Humans)

What Communities Can Domy experience finding community within the speculative fiction writing community and the benefits of it. (SFWA Blog)


Apparition Literary Magazine: Contamination IssueI served as guest editor on a themed issue featuring both stories and poems

What Anger Builds and Breaks by Devin Miller– story about queer found family and using a storm built of anger to rescue dead love. (Strange Horizons)

Annunciation by P. Akasaka– story about a woman becoming pregnant with a language. (Strange Horizons)

NIGHTLIGHT Horror Podcastwork as an associate editor selecting stories for publication

Fireside Fiction January 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Fireside Fiction February 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Fireside Fiction March 2022I served as guest editor on an issue featuring both stories and poems

Editorials, Reviews, Featured In, & Interviews

20 Must Read Online Literary Journals

Charles Payseur Reviews Short Fiction: Diabolical Plots, Lightspeed, Fantasy and F&SF

Guest Editor Q&A: Aigner Loren Wilson