Beltane 2012 Newsletter

Greetings Everyone,

Welcome to Issue #3 of my quarterly newsletter, posted to and e-mailed to subscribers on around Beltane 2012.

Award Nomination:
I am delighted to report that my poem entitled, "When I Arrived, This Is What She Said", which appeared in the autumn issue of Goblin Fruit, has been nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Award in the Short Poem category. A full list of the nominees can be found here. The winners of the Rhysling Awards will be announced at Readercon 23, where I will be in attendance and participating in various poetry readings to be announced at my web site when the details are finalized.

Anthology News
At long last, I am able to report that I have sold my short story entitled "The Daemons of Tairdean Town" to the Scheherazade's Facade anthology, edited by Michael M. Jones. After a financial crisis forced the original publisher of the anthology to orphan the project in 2009, Michael searched tirelessly to find a new home for it until Circlet Press agreed to take it on if it could generate its own startup costs via a Kickstarter campaign. We raised the necessary $5,000 in a week. I can honestly say that I've never been prouder to be part of a project, and when you see the Table of Contents, I'm sure you'll agree:

∗ Alma Alexander– “The Secret Name of the Prince”
∗ C.S. MacCath — “The Daemons of Tairdean Town”
∗ Paolo Chikiamco – ”Kambal Kulam”
∗ Tiffany Trent — “Driftwood”
∗ Melissa Mead — “Pride”
∗ Tanith Lee– “Keeping the World on Course”
∗ Aliette de Bodard — “A Bitter Taste”
∗ Lyn C.A. Gardner – ”Going Dark”
∗ Sunny Moraine — “The Cloak of Isis”
∗ Shanna Germain — “How to Dance While Drowning”
∗ Sarah Rees Brennan — “Treasure and Maidens”
∗ David Sklar — “Lady Marmalade’s Special Place In Hell”

The anthology will be out in paperback and e-book later this summer, and I'll let you know where to find it when it's released.

Vegan Recipe of the Quarter:
No nomz for you! Instead, I'm linking to the coolest candle I've ever seen in my life, made from an orange rind and some olive oil. While I was drafting this newsletter, my sneaky husband sneaked into the kitchen and made one for me, then put it on my desk and said "Merry Beltane!" Now my living room smells like oranges, and I'm completely geeked out. Go make one for yourself! Go! Do it! Dooo iiit!

That's all for now. Thanks for reading, and I'll be back at Lughnasa with more news and (probably) nomz.

All the best,
C.S. MacCath