Our First Year in Summary, and Further Reading

It's January! That time of year when we all scramble to catch up on our reading before Awards Season begins in earnest!

What We've Been Up To

In 2015, The Sockdolager published 31 stories by 27 authors from around the world, some of them seasoned professionals and others making their first sale. All of them charmed and captivated us with their prose, and we're so glad to have had the opportunity to share fantastic work like this with our readers.

The new stories we featured this year were:

Charge! Love Heart!, by Rhiannon Rasmussen
Panoptes, by Laurence Brothers
Common Knowledge, by A. E. Decker
The Man on the Church Street Omnibus, by Philip Brian Hall
Wearing the Hat, by Mike Reeves-McMillan
Palimpsest, by Frances Rowat
Hadley Full of Hate, by Michael Hernshaw
Zofta, by Jasmine Fahmy
Sigrid Under the Mountain, by Charlotte Ashley
The Road to Babel, by Yaroslav Barsukov
A Fistful of Forever, by Igor Teper
What Happened to Lord Elomar during the Revolution, by Kelly Jennings
Mother Made a Lovely Feast!, by Laura DeHaan
Lock and Key, by Mike Reeves-McMillan
Voice and Silence, by Julia August
The Temple of Thirteen Pleasures, by Laurence Raphael Brothers
Storm on Solar Seas, by T.L. Huchu
Hide Behind, by Jason Kimble
The Will of Parliament, by Charlotte Ashley
Excerpt Regarding the Departed from the Diagnostic and Necromantic Manual, 5th Edition, by Stewart C Baker
Au Ciel Monte, by Aimee Ogden
Stealing the Sun, by Juan Paulo Rafols
Tamers of the Green, by David Steffen
Things my Mother Told Me, by Nelson Stanley
Casualty, by Whitney Bishop
Ars Longa, Amor Brevis, by David Twiddy

(For those of you here on Awards Reading business: all of our fiction is less than 7,500 words long, and thus eligible in the "short story" category)

Other Excellent Things To Read

We consider ourselves quite lucky to have worked with so many talented authors in our first year, and are delighted to say that many of them have had other work published this year! 

Charlotte Ashley
La Héron, Fantasy & Science Fiction (March/April 2015)
The Posthuman Condition, Kaleidotrope
Eleusinian Mysteries, Luna Station Quarterly

Julia August
Soteriology and Stephen Greenwood, The Journal of Unlikely Academia
The Girl who Talked to the Sea, Unsung Stories
Rite of Passage, Kaleidotrope
Durus Amor, Two Words
Unraveling, Lackington's

Laurence Brothers
Innumerate, Daily Science Fiction
(Also podcasted by Far-Fetched Fables)

A.E. Decker
The Falling of the Moon, World Weaver Press (novel)

Laura DeHaan
Apartmentia, Theme of Absence
Theater Amorpheus, Electric Spec

Angela Enos
The Shivering Girls, Body Parts Magazine
Posing for Tarkins, Flapperhouse (co-author)

Philip Brian Hall
The Old Man on the Green, T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog
The Waiting Room, Chilling Ghost Stories, Flame Tree Publishing

Jason Kimble
At Her Fingertips, Betwixt
Broken, Escape Pod
Detritus, Sci Phi Journal
Tall, Twice Upon A Time, Bearded Scribe Press

Aimee Ogden
The Light of the Moon, The Warmth of the Sun, the Strength of the Storm, Frozen Fairy Tales, World Weaver Press
Newton's First Law, Star*Line

Rhiannon Rasmussen
How to Survive the Apocalypse, Zeal
The Hymn of Ordeal, No 23, Women Destroy Science Fiction (audiobook)

Mike Reeves-McMillan
Auckland Allies (novel)
There's a Tattoo, but the Robes Hide ItIn Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett
Axe Stone: Svart Detective, Alternate Hilarities: Hysterical Realms
Something Rich and Strange, Digital Fantasy Fiction
(Also podcasted by The Overcast)
The Well-Presented Manuscript, C-Side Media (non-fiction)

Frances Rowat
Five Drinks in Siltown, Betwixt
Abishag Mary, The Weird Wild West, eSpec Books

David Steffen
Marley and Cratchit, Cast of Wonders (podcast)
Thus Spake Robby, The Overcast (podcast)

David Twiddy
Mea Maxima Culpa, Daily Science Fiction

Deborah Walker
Eve of the White Moon, SQ Mag
Good for Something, Nature
Sister, Dear SisterAlternate Hilarities: Hysterical Realms

John Wiswell
The Terrible, Daily Science Fiction
Bones at the Door, Fireside