2022 Year-End Writing and Awards Eligibility Post

Greetings, Friends!

I had meant to post a year-end writing recap on New Years' Eve, but I had friends over to play D&D for two days straight, and I'm the glass cannon of the party (sorcerers FTW!). Clearly, casting Tasha's Caustic Brew on invisible giant spiders was far more important than writing about writing. Anyway, here I am, and here's the recap. 

But I can't really call this a "writing" recap, can I? My first publication of the year was Shatter and Rise, an EP of three songs I released into the world on May Day. Of all the work I brought to the table this year, I'm most proud of these three songs. They were a long, long, long time in coming. Welcome to the world, little musics. If you're Canadian, I hope you'll consider "Shatter and Rise" and "Cruel Johnny" for the 2023 Aurora Award in the Best Poem/Song category. 

Buy Shatter and Rise on Bandcamp | Stream Shatter and Rise


Several months passed, and the podcast radio play I wrote in 2021 aired on November 30, 2022. Commissioned by the Odyssey Theatre in Ottawa as part of The Other Path series, I hope you'll consider it for the 2023 Aurora Award in the Best Related Work category, the Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category, and the Nebula Award in the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation category.

Learn more about "The Belt and the Necklace" on The Other Path website.

Listen to "The Belt and the Necklace" here


Last, but not least, I continued my four-year dispatch and podcast series on the intersections of folkloristics and creative writing into its fifth year. The first of its kind, Folklore & Fiction: Folklore Scholarship Meets the Storytelling Craft covers topics ranging from the uses of myth in storytelling to the creation of magic systems in fiction using "Tam Lin." I hope you'll consider it for the 2023 Aurora Award in the Best Related Work category and the Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category.


Onward into 2023! This time next year, I hope to have added "Dr." to the front of my name, published The Storyteller's Guide to Folklore, and perhaps even finished Threnody for a Dark Earth, the first in the Song and Covenant novel series. I'll also have broken ground on Lead On, Wild God, my second EP.

Happy New Year, everyone!