Later 2020 has been good in terms of forthcoming publications, despite the world outside... happening. I've placed an article with Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society titled "More of Us Beyond This Room’: Solidarity and Feminist History(s) in The Future of Another Timeline," and also a short story titled "The Span of His Wrist" to Uncanny Magazine.
I expect the article will be released at some point in 2021, with the short story forthcoming a bit sooner!
Oh, and another small bonus: I recently contributed a column to Andrew Liptak's Reading List newsletter on Reading Trans & Nonbinary Writers.
As was announced yesterday: I've sold a novel to the folks over at wonderful, weird Tor.com -- thanks to all the dedicated friends & colleagues who read multiple, multiple versions of this manuscript over the past few years, to Tara Gilbert and Saritza Hernandez for being excellent agents, and of course Carl Engle-Laird plus the editorial team who loved the book enough to give it a home!
Like the announcement says, "One-third The Sound and the Fury, one-third The Fast and the Furious, and one-third The Secret History, Lee Mandelo’s debut novel Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that will be published by Tor.com Publishing in September 2021!"
It's a big, gay, spooky book about codependency & trauma.
January 31, 2020
I'll be a guest at ICFA 2020, with a reading scheduled on Thursday, March 19th at 4:15 pm -- featuring host Elle E. Ire and fellow writers Ellen Klages, Nancy Hightower, and L. X. Beckett. Looking forward to seeing y'all! No panels this year, so I'll be available for a chat almost any time.
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