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M. Sereno (@likhain) has published Reasons I checked out of of Diversity Discussion Du Jour – a poem that gives voice to the heart’s cry of many marginalized. Read the poem and while you’re at it, check out her patreon and her art.

Hannah Chutzpah’s Beacon resonates strongly and surely. In particular the fourth and fifth stanzas which sound through like a clarion call to keep standing up for what we believe in.

Editing this entry to add Lev Mirov’s poem Columbus. Go read and you’ll understand why.

Athena Andreadis has unveiled the cover art for To Shape the Dark along with the full ToC. I eagerly look forward to the release date when I can finally get my hands on this wonderful anthology. Andreadis’s sharp eye and close to perfect sense for story promises a volume worthy of accolades and recognition.

Catherine Lundoff has published a sequence of her tweets on publicity pushes. Worth checking out.

Nightmare Magazine, Issue 37 (Queers Destroy Horror Special Issue) is now out and available. Check it out.

Booksmugglers Publishing has put out an open call for short story submissions. Check out the link and submit.

There still six days left to help Strange Horizons reach full-funding. Check out the site and while you’re at it, check out Kari Sperring’s excellent Matrilines column. This week, she writes about Evangeline Walton.

Rose Lemberg’s work hits a resonant chord in me. Her short story, Geometries of Belonging, is just beautiful. Check it out on Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Omenana’s September Issue is out. I love the focus and the vision behind this publication and it’s a joy to read through this publication. I wish Omenana a long and glorious publication life.

Finally, there’s an ongoing blog tour focusing on life as a creator and as a parent. On twitter, follow the hashtag #creatingParenting.