I received an email this past week from Port Iris Magazine editor Casey Seda announcing the release of their latest issue in addition to a site revamp with some very cool new features. My story "Leap Day" about a young woman with a time bubble in her living room (What's a time bubble? I'm glad you asked. You'll have to read it and find out!) is now available online via this link. Two additions that weren't available before: you're able to change the story's font as well as its size, and there's a new comment box below—just in case you'd like to share your thoughts at the story's end.
In addition to the site changes, there's also the option now for you to download issues for free. Here's the PDF version of Issue #4, and you can find my story "Leap Day" on page 9. Seriously, I think it looks awful nice—the next best thing to actual print! And for my fellow Kindle owners, there's the option to email it to your @free.kindle.com account with "convert" in the subject line, and you can enjoy entire issues away from your computer. So what are you waiting for? Go check out Port Iris Magazine today!
In other news, my story "Soulless in His Sight" has caught the interest of Shimmer editor Beth Wodzinski, who said, "I like it very much," but "the ending still makes me hesitate." I emailed her back, clarifying my intent to the best of my ability and offering a rewrite if necessary. So, fingers crossed on that one. Ideomancer, however, rejected my story "Dahlia's Feast" this week because the protagonist's motivation was unclear, but they liked the "world-building." I polished it up and sent it off to Strange Horizons posthaste. I can dream big, right?