We recently interviewed Pittsburgh-based author Schereeya about their new book of poetry, Prayers & Pixies, which will be available starting Nov. 1 through Red Hawk Publications. They tell us about their love of poetry, seeing more Black people in fantasy settings, and their novel in progress.Continue reading “Schereeya’s Prayers & Pixies Drops on Nov. 1”
Projects I’m Supporting, Part Eleven
It’s been a minute since I did one of these. That doesn’t mean I stopped supporting projects throughout the pandemic — I just forgot to post about them! Here’s a list of projects I’ve supported over the last few months. There are some Kickstarters in there that are currently going, too, if you’re interested in backing something before the holiday season gets going!Continue reading “Projects I’m Supporting, Part Eleven”
#SaturdayNightSciFi Black Horror Shorts Playlist
If you missed our live tweet with the #SaturdayNightSciFi folks on Twitter on 10/23, click here to watch the horror shorts we talked about on YouTube!
Interview with #BIPOCWitchDay Creator
We recently talked to Broooklynite Noa M., the creator of #BIPOCWitchDay, which takes place on Oct. 23 & 24!
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for BIPOC Witch Day?
NM: Since I’ve seen Black Fae Day and BIPOC Vamp Day take off so well, I thought to myself, why not make my own day? I thought about it one day and asked my friends if I should do it. When they immediately said yes, BOOM, BIPOC Witch Day was born.
Midwest BSFA Write-In on Nov. 17!
SAVE THE DATE: We’re hosting a futuristic write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! We’ll be writing around a doozy of a premise that our co-founder came up with so if you’re interested in participating email email@example.com for the link to our Discord server!
Midwest BSFA Co-Founder Writes Steampunk Course
Our co-founder, Ofeibea Loveless, is a teacher now! Her online course, Steampunk 101, is available on the Speculative Fiction Academy‘s website. The course “teaches writers about the subgenre’s origins and dives deeper into character and world building in this space.” Call her Professor Loveless!
Interview with #BIPOCWerewolfDay Creator
We recently talked to Virginia native Alexandra H., the creator of #BIPOCWerewolf Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 20!
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for #BIPOCWerewolfDay?
AH: After seeing the reception for Black fae, BIPOC vamp, and Black mermaid days, I wanted to have the werewolves have their own, too. I debated about it a lot about actually doing it…not sure how people will take it. Werewolf media hasn’t always been the best and many werewolf fans have to fall back on creating their own stories and works to make up for it.
#SaturdayNightSciFi Live Tweet on Oct. 23
In honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, we’re hosting a live tweet of Black indie short films with the folks over at #SaturdayNightSciFi on Saturday, Oct. 23,! Just log on to Twitter and use the hashtag to follow along. The fun begins at 10 p.m. EST so don’t miss it!
Happy Black Speculative Fiction Month!
October is Black Speculative Fiction Month and we at Midwest BSFA would love to know what you are doing to celebrate Black creators who work in the genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction! Have you read P. Djeli Clark‘s Ring Shout or The Black God’s Drums? Have you listened to Tonia Ransom’s horror podcast NIGHTLIGHT? Have you picked up a copy of FIYAH Literary Magazine? There are so many people and projects to support! What are you waiting on? Click here to read about BSFM from one of its founders.