Fiction sales

A few more upcoming fiction publications to add to the list. My poem ‘How to bake a child’ will appear in Spirit’s Tincture, my flash fiction ‘Traditions’ will appear in The Martian Wave, and my climate change story ‘The Last Polar Bear’ will appear in Ecotastrophe II anthology.

New short story publications

My story “Harmless” is out in issue 63 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and my flash fiction “Timely Drop” is out in issue 26 of Neo-opsis SF Magazine.

Story at Flash Fiction Press

My flash fiction piece, The Masterful Chef, is up at The Flash Fiction Press today.

http://www.theflashfictionpress.org/2016/02/22/the-masterful-chef/

The monster under my bed

My short story, ‘The monster under my bed’, is in Aurealis # 79 now.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/535645

 

AntiSF

I have a little quirky tale up at AntiopodeanSF.

http://www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/shifting

Happy dance!!!

My short story ‘Virtually Human’ is now online at Daily Science Fiction.

And I recently sold my first Sci Fi story for children to The School Magazine.

Great news

My flash fiction ‘Rochelle’ is now online at Perihelion

And to add to the excitement, my short story ‘Virtually Human’ has been accepted by Daily Science Fiction.

Here’s a special happy dance to celebrate the occasion.

Story published in Cosmos!

Exciting news! My story, The Dragon, is now online at Cosmos.

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/fiction/6060/the-dragon

Third time’s a charm now online

I’m excited to announce my story ‘Third time’s a charm’ is now up on the Daily Science Fiction website.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/melanie-rees/third-times-a-charm

Do you enjoy the outdoors?

I just started writing blog posts for Snowys. If you like camping, hiking or anything to do with the outdoors, please come check out my blog posts, ask a question or leave a comment.
http://blog.snowys.com.au/author/melanie-rees/

Seven Sins now online

My story ‘Seven Sins’ is now online at DSF.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/fairy-tales/melanie-rees/seven-sins

Seven Sins published today

Great news. My story ‘Seven Sins’ has been published on Daily Science Fiction. It has been sent out via email today and should appear online in a week or so. I’ll provide a link when it’s on the website.

Silence Broken now in Bards and Sages Quarterly

My story, Silence Broken, is now available in Bards and Sages Quartlery.

Available at http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/bards_and_sages_quarterly

 

Hard Boiled

My flash fiction ‘Hard Boiled’ is now online at Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.
http://www.untiedshoelacesofthemind.com/Issue6/boiled.php

A Time to Kill now online

A Time to Kill is now online at Daily Science Fiction

Shifting book launch

I just finished a very different project. A small group of Professional Writing students and Print Making students at the Adelaide College of the Arts were chosen to hand-make a book. The collaborative student-project has taken us almost a year, but we have finally finished making 20 books and we had the official launch last night.

This has certainly provided me with an appreciation of the “other side of the fence”. I never knew there was so much to know about paper and book binding. It has been a real insight.

My literary contribution was a one page poem called ‘the longest shift’ and is about ambulance shift workers. Poetry isn’t my “thing” but I’m really pleased with this poem so I am trying to get it published somewhere online so I can share it with everyone.

Rapunzel’s Daughters anthology reviews

Another positive review for Rapunzel’s Daughters from Library Journal.

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/ljinprint/currentissue/890960-403/sffantasy_reviews_july_2011.html.csp

Reviews for Rapunzel’s Daughters anthology

There have been some great reviews for Rapunzel’s Daughters and this one mentioned my story!

http://abookishaffair.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-rapunzels-daughters.html

Quoted from A Bookish Affair

What’s the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: “What happens after the “Happily Ever After”…?
30 writers answer questions that no one has dared ask before about your favorite fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and legends. What dark arts will Little Miss Muffet employ to exact her revenge on the spider? Can a guide help the Big, Bad Wolf succeed in eating Little Red Riding Hood without getting caught? Is Prince Charming gay? And will the Beast get tired of ravishing Beauty, and instead turn his attention to Lady Gaga?

All of these answers and more can be found in 31 original stories full of indecisive princesses, talking wolves, unhappy frogs, wicked witches, with a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust, magical transformations, and psychotherapy.”

My Two Cents:

What a cool book! I have always loved fairy tales and I personally have been very happy to see the resurgence in new takes on some of my favorite fairy tales.  This book is filled with some great sequels and retellings of fairy tales that were old favorites and a few new-to-me fairy tales that were really wonderful.

Some of my favorites from the book:

  • A Wolf’s Guide to the Fairy Tale by Dave Sellars: A play by play of Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf’s point of view. Very funny.
  • Dr. Zum: Psychotherapist to the Surreal by Melanie Rees: The title says it all. Can you imagine having some of these fairy tales recline on your therapist couch???
  • Testing the Waters by Stuart Sharp: What if you got a chance to kiss more that one frog to find your perfect prince? Oh and you’re really, really, really picky.
  • Cinderella’s Niece by Nicci Mechler: What if your aunt happened to be a famous fairy tale character who was still obsessed with her story and it’s made her a little crazy.

There are over 30 stories in this book. Each one is a unique take on a classic. It was so interesting to see what people came up with.

Bottom line: This is a great read for all my fellow fairy tale lovers.

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Issue 48 of ASIM now available

My story ‘Holding’ is available in issue 48 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/