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Special Reading from My Cruel Invention!

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To celebrate the release of My Cruel Invention, here is a special reading of one of the poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Karen Skolfield reads her poem, “Musical Instrument Adapted to Emit a Controlled Flame.” Get your copy of My Cruel Invention: A Contemporary Poetry Anthology, edited by Bernadette Geyer, today at Amazon.


Meerkat’s Pushcart Prize Nominations

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We are extremely pleased to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize! This was not an easy task given the quality of poetry and short fiction we’ve been so fortunate to include in our publication this year. But we had to choose so, without further ado, here are our nominations:


  • “To 5-FU,” by Brett Foster
  • “Musical Instrument Adapted to Emit a Controlled Flame,” by Karen Skolfield
  • “On Violin Pedagogy,” by Clare Louise Harmon

Short Fiction:

  • “A Concise Protocol for Efficient Deicide,” by Mel Paisley
  • “Jacinta’s Lovers,” by Steve Simpson
  • “The Sorcerer’s Unattainable Gardens,” by A. Merc Rustad
(Note: "The Sorcerer's Unattainable Gardens," originally appeared in one of our favorite publications, Daily Science Fiction, on 4/17/15, and is included in Love Hurts. A Speculative Fiction Anthology)

Love Hurts Cover Reveal!

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December 1st, Love Hurts will be available for purchase in both paperback and digital formats! In the meantime, we wanted to give everyone a first look at the Cover. Are you as excited as we are?

Stories by:

A. Merc Rustad
Steve Simpson
J. D. Brink
Matt Leivers
Michael Milne
Holly Phillips
Michal Wojcik
Carla Dash
Hugh Howey
Terry Durbin
Michelle Ann King
Kyle Richardson
Mel Paisley
Leah Brown
Jeff VanderMeer
G. Scott Huggins
Aliette de Bodard
Dan Micklethwaite
Victoria Zelvin
Shannon Phillips
Charlie Jane Anders
Keith Frady
Jody Sollazzo
David Stevens
Morgen Knight
Karin Tidbeck