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I’m working on stories for two Crystal Lake projects, a story for Hybrid Sequence Media, a poetry collection with Maxwell I. Gold and How to be a Human/Inhuman, my own poetry collection I expect to have out next April. I’m also working on the third book for my Bitter Suites trilogy. There’s also a follow up to Black Cranes and Tortured Willows I’ll be working on with Lee Murray, but I’m not sure how much I can say about that until contracts are signed. At the end of November, I have a poem coming up in Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas from Hex Publishing. I’m also putting together two poetry collections from Amy Zoellers to publish before the year’s end.
Manuscript Magic for HWA’s Horror U.
With Lee Murray, practical tips and strategies for polishing and presenting your manuscript for submission. Classroom companion to Mark My Words, attendees receive a PDF copy free. The course is $65 USD. Register here.
HorrorAddicts.net 193, Angela Yuriko Smith
May 7, 2021, Horror Addicts Episode# 193, SEASON 16 Cultural Horror with Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich and Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe. Interviewed by the amazing Naching T. Kassa. Find all articles and interviews here.
Galactic Terrors March 2021
Galactic Terrors, a monthly online reading and Q&A series from the Horror Writers Association New York Chapter (HWANY.org) features readings by Alp Beck, Gary Frank, Gordon Linzner, and Angela Yuriko Smith! Enjoy stories from beyond the shadows and live Q&A with the authors. Celebrate Women in Horror Month with the HWA NY! Watch on YouTube here.
I was happy to join fellow Giving the Devil His Due authors Jason Sanford and Rebecca Brewer for READ FOR PIXELS 2021: The Devil at Home – Writing about Domestic Violence in Speculative Fiction, a discussion of domestic violence in spec fiction and how we can approach these issues appropriately in our work. This went live here at 8:30 pm EST/7:30 CST.
Friday, July 16, 12:00 pm CST: Making Your Word(s) Count: The Best Short Fiction of the Pandemic An online version of Camp V-Con/Necon’s annual “Frank Michaels Errington Five Star Books Kaffeeklatsch, but for short fiction. Let’s face it, many of us have comforted ourselves and passed the time of the last year-plus between the covers of a book! With Daniel Braum, Ellen Datlow, doungjai gam, Nate Kenyon, Rena Mason, Kyle Rader, Angela Yuriko Smith, Morgan Sylvia, John F.D. Taff, Sheri White. Monday, June 21, 6:30 pm CST Woodneath Press Book Launch: Community Voices II Celebrate the release of the newest Storytelling Certificate Anthology, Community Voices Vol. II which contains a story from both Ryan and I. Woodneath Writers is a monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels. Celebrate the release of the newest Storytelling Certificate Anthology, Community Voices Vol. II. Via Zoom (registration required) Sunday, June 19, 2 pm CST Poetry Live on Instagram with Amy Zoellers. Amy Zoellers and I go live on her Hipness and Outrage channel and read poetry—ours, yours and public domain. Want me to read your poem live? No guarantees, but I will do my best to read all I can. If you’d like me to read your poetry, send me a message via my contact form here. Saturday, June 12, noon CST: SFFCon Poetry Panel Speculative poetry allows a unique exploration of this world and beyond. Join poets as they read some of their work and discuss some of their creative process. Poets reading will be Wendy Van Camp (moderator), Akua Lezli Hope, Deborah P Kolodji, DA Xiaolin Spires, Angela Yuriko Smith Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ_8xZMNZAU Register for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention—registration is free.
BALTICON MAY 27-30
Friday, May 28 at 9 pm CST : “Otherness” through the Lens of Asian Horror
Lee Murray (moderator), Geneve Flynn, Angela Yuriko Smith, Rena Mason
Black Cranes, Tales of Unquiet Women is a recent anthology featuring horror fiction by female writers of Southeast Asian descent, exploring the cultural and familial tensions of the authors’ unique backgrounds. Contributors to this anthology will discuss the horror genre’s role in opening dialogue and promoting diverse voices. (in schedule)
Saturday, May 29 at 12 pm CST: Flash Fiction: Tips, Tricks and Travails
dave ring (moderator), Angela Yuriko Smith, Mari Ness, Gabriella Etoniru, Julia Rios
Flash fiction has increasingly been given the attention it deserves as a distinct, distilled pleasure. Writer Nuala NíChonchúir suggests that “A good flash story is intense, urgent and often a little explosive, but also deep and clear, so the effect on the reader is like that of a poem – as you read it you admire its concision and, afterwards, it lingers.” Our panel will discuss sterling examples of the genre, pitfalls they’ve encountered, and suggestions for further reading. (in schedule)
Saturday, May 29 at 4:30 pm CST: Freelancing in the Publishing Industry
Angela Yuriko Smith (moderator), Nick Mamatas, Geneve Flynn, Valerie Frankel, Danielle Ackley-McPhail
How can one survive on their own in the wild, ever-changing world of genre publishing? Get some advice from people who have! (in schedule)
Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 pm CST: Warning Signs for New and Independent Authors
Joshua Bilmes (moderator), D.H. Aire, Alex Shvartsman, Julayne Hughes, Angela Yuriko Smith
It’s a jungle out there for new writers. Do you know the difference between a real publisher and a vanity press? What kind of scams are currently circulating? What rights are you giving away when you sign that contract… or even enter that contest? Panelists will give advice on how to navigate these and other pitfalls and give information on resources and communities that can help you out. (in schedule)
Sunday, May 30 at 1:30 pm CST: Stepping Outside Your Genre Comfort Zone
Ryan Van Loan (moderator), John Wiswell, Angela Yuriko Smith, Nino Cipri
When you’re interested in exploring other genres, it can be hard to figure out where to start. How do you find others who share your taste and will also expand your to-be-read pile with new authors? (in schedule)
Sunday, May 30 at 6 pm CST: Self-Publishing Your Novel: Critical Steps
Brenda Clough (moderator), Doc Coleman, Julayne Hughes, Angela Yuriko Smith, Wendy Van Camp
So, you have finished your novel and are thinking of hitting the publish button. Hold up! Has your book been properly edited? Do you have cover art that doesn’t look like a writer made it? (With apologies to those who can do their own covers). Our experts will talk about how to turn your manuscript into a book that looks like a real publisher made it. (in schedule)
Sunday, May 30 at 8 pm CST: Angela Yuriko Smith Reading “Vanilla Rice”
Author and poet Angela Yuriko Smith will read slipstream fiction in the Readings breakout room in Consuite. (in schedule)
STOKERCON MAY 20-22
Saturday, May 22 at 4 pm CST: Mentorship in the HWA
Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith discuss the benefits of participating with the HWA Mentorship Program as both mentor and mentee.
Friday, May 21 at 10:30 am 2 pm CST: Horror After COVID
A panel on the state of the horror genre now that a global horror has changed our real world landscapes, with Grady Hendrix, Cynthia Pelayo, Angela Yuriko Smith, Kaaron Warren, Michael Arnzen, Tim Waggoner (moderator). Please note the time change.
Thursday, May 20 at 2 pm CST: Manuscript Magic for HWA’s Horror U.
Teaching this class with Lee Murray, practical tips and strategies for polishing and presenting your manuscript for submission. All attendees will receive a link to download our new book Mark My Words free. The course is $65 USD. Register here.
Dec. 15 Season 10, Episode 18 “How I Became a Professional Liar” | The Wicked Library
Nov. 23 #191 Holiday Ghost Story Special | HorrorAddicts.net
Nov. 21 Local Author Fair Panel | Story Center at MCPL
Nov. 18 Skeleton Hour 04: Black Cranes | Horror Writers
Nov. 17 Poetry Live on IG| Hipness and Outrage
Oct. 31 Ghost Story Game | Omnium Gatherum
Sept. 25 Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Lee Murray II | Gingernuts of Horror
Sept. 24 Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Lee Murray I | Gingernuts of Horror
Sept. 26 Black Cranes Release Day Panel | Omnium Gatherum
November 2019 Shift Happens: Writing as Therapy | Evolving Magazine
June 22, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith: The Bitter Suites | Madness Heart Radio
June 6, 2019 Hour of the Wolf with Jim Freund | WBAI Free Speech Radio 99.5 fm Pacifica Radio in New York City
May 2019 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon
May 2019 Binaural Beats to Get Your Muse Singing | Evolving Magazine
March 10, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith Takes on All of Space & Time-DreamForge
February 23, 2019 Bitter Suites | Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
January 1, 2019 Angela Yuriko Smith named new publisher for Space and Time magazine
December 21, 2018 Spotlight on Angela Yuriko Smith | Stephanie Ayers
November 18, 2018 WAR Reviewed by Angela Yuriko Smith
September 10, 2018 5 Questions for Angela Yuriko Smith | Loren Rhoads
March 25, 2018 March Madness: Angela Yuriko Smith | HorrorAddicts.net
March 2018 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon
July 29, 2017 It’s Time to Go Indie Now | Episode 17
July 2017 | Featured poet in SoWal Life newspaper
Summer 2017 Featured in Word Ninja | Space and Time Magazine #129 | Linda D. Addison
March 2017 guest columnist-Horror Writer Association’s Blood & Spades | Marge Simon
2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Elgin Award nominee for In Favor of Pain
Published with Poems-for-All | 1671 | Yin and Yang Hours
Published with Poems-for-All 1670 | My Elements
July 27, 2016 Angela Yuriko Smith Lost 50 Pounds | 310 Nutrition
July 26, 2016 Where The Stars Rise: Angela Yuriko Smith ‘Vanilla Rice’
November 1, 2015 First Draft: Angela Yuriko Smith | Northwest Florida Daily News
July 30, 2011 It’s an Indie Party | SL Enquirer
June 17, 2011 Goodreads Q&A with Author Angela Yuriko Smith