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Read These Hundreds of Stories in UP AND COMING, STORIES BY THE 2016 CAMPBELL-ELIGIBLE AUTHORS, Now Available as a FREE Download!

The anthology Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors edited by S.L. Huang & Kurt Hunt is now available as a free download!

Here’s more about it:

This anthology includes 120 authors—who contributed 230 works totaling approximately 1.1 MILLION words of fiction. These pieces all originally appeared in 2014, 2015, or 2016 from writers who are new professionals to the SFF field, and they represent a breathtaking range of work from the next generation of speculative storytelling.

All of these authors are eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. We hope you’ll use this anthology as a guide in nominating for that award as well as a way of exploring many vibrant new voices in the genre.

And here’s the HUGE Table of Contents:

  1. “La Héron” by Charlotte Ashley (F&SF) (Short story)
  2. “Sigrid Under the Mountain” by Charlotte Ashley (The Sockdolager) (Short story)
  3. Belt Three by John Ayliff (HarperVoyager) (Novel excerpt)
  4. “To Sing of Chaos and Eternal Night” by Lucas Bale (Dark Matter Publishing) (Novelette)
  5. “Pirate Songs” by Nicolette Barischoff (The Future Fire) (Novelette)
  6. “Follow Me Down” by Nicolette Barischoff (Unlikely Story) (Novelette)
  7. “In the Woods Behind My House” by Nicolette Barischoff (Podcastle) (Short story)
  8. “A’ is for Alacrity, Astronauts and Grief” by Sofie Bird (Zombies Need Brains LLC) (Short story)
  9. “Clay Soldiers” by Derrick Boden (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  10. “The Last Mardi Gras” by Derrick Boden (Flash Fiction Online) (Short story)
  11. “The Traveler” by Stefan Bolz (Samuel Peralta) (Short story)
  12. “The Water Finder’s Shadow” by David Bruns (Hip Phoenix) (Novelette)
  13. “I, Caroline” by David Bruns (Short story)
  14. “It Was Never The Fire” by Martin Cahill (Nightmare Magazine) (Short story)
  15. “Vanilla” by Martin Cahill (Fireside Fiction) (Short story)
  16. “Dining Out” by Aaron Canton (Phobos Magazine) (Short story)
  17. “A Most Unusual Patriot” by Aaron Canton (Michael DeAngelo) (Short story)
  18. “Room 42” by D.K. Cassidy (Windrift Bay Limited) (Short story)
  19. “Between Screens” by Zach Chapman (Galaxy Press) (Short story)
  20. “Zugzwang” by Curtis C. Chen (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  21. “Making Waves” by Curtis C. Chen (SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror) (Short story)
  22. “Laddie Come Home” by Curtis C. Chen (2016 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide) (Short story)
  23. “Agents of Change” by ZZ Claybourne (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  24. “The Ties That Bind, The Chains That Break” by Liz Colter (Galaxy’s Edge Magazine) (Short story)
  25. “Echoes” by Liz Colter (Urban Fantasy Magazine) (Short story)
  26. “The Clouds in Her Eyes” by Liz Colter (Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol 30) (Short story)
  27. “Last Transaction” by Nik Constantine (F&SF) (Short story)
  28. “The God Whisperer” by Daniel J Davis (Galaxy Press) (Short story)
  29. “Strange Attractors” by S.B. Divya (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  30. “The Egg” by S.B. Divya (Nature) (Short story)
  31. “Ships in the Night” by S.B. Divya (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  32. “Jane” by Margaret Dunlap (Shimmer) (Short story)
  33. “Broken Glass” by Margaret Dunlap (Wisdom Crieth Without) (Short story)
  34. “Bookburners, Episode 5: The Market Arcanum” by Margaret Dunlap (Serial Box Publishing) (Novelette)
  35. LINESMAN by S. K. Dunstall (Ace Books) (Novel excerpt)
  36. “First Do No Harm” by Jonathan Edelstein (Strange Horizons) (Novelette)
  37. “A Long Horizon” by Harlow C. Fallon (The Immortality Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Anthology Series)) (Short story)
  38. “The Lady of the House of Mirrors” by Rafaela F. Ferraz (Lethe Press) (Novelette)
  39. “She Gave her Heart, He Took Her Marrow” by Sam Fleming (Apex Magazine) (Short story)
  40. “Seven Things Cadet Blanchard Learned From The Trade Summit Incident” by Annalee Flower Horne (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) (Short story)
  41. “Game Not Over” by Ron S. Friedman (Galaxy’s Edge) (Short story)
  42. “LUCA” by Ron S. Friedman (Analemma Books) (Short story)
  43. “The Harsh Light of Morning” by David Jón Fuller (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) (Short story)
  44. “Caged” by David Jón Fuller (Crossroad Press) (Short story)
  45. “In Open Air” by David Jón Fuller ( Publishing) (Short story)
  46. “Bargain” by Sarah Gailey (Mothership Zeta) (Short story)
  47. “Haunted” by Sarah Gailey (Fireside Fiction) (Short story)
  48. “The Backup” by Patricia Gilliam (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  49. “Liminal Grid” by Jaymee Goh (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  50. “Number One Hit” by Elad Haber (Interfictions Online) (Short story)
  51. “Adaptation and Predation” by Auston Habershaw (Escape Pod) (Short story)
  52. “A Revolutionary’s Guide to Practical Conjuration” by Auston Habershaw (Galaxy Press) (Novelette)
  53. “Spatchcock” by Philip Brian Hall (AE The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Novella)
  54. “The Waiting Room” by Philip Brian Hall (Flame Tree Publishing) (Short story)
  55. “The Man on the Church Street Omnibus” by Philip Brian Hall (The Sockdolager) (Short story)
  56. “The Antares Cigar Shoppe” by John Gregory Hancock (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  57. “Sang Rimau and the Medicine Woman” by Nin Harris (Lackington’s Magazine (editor: Ranylt Richildis)) (Short story)
  58. “Your Right Arm (Clarkesworld Magazine” by Nin Harris (Publisher: Neil Clarke)) (Short story)
  59. “Y Brenin” by C.A. Hawksmoor (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) (Novelette)
  60. “Murder on the Laplacian Express” by C.A. Hawksmoor (Interzone) (Short story)
  61. “Boomer Hunter” by Sean Patrick Hazlett (Grimdark Magazine) (Short story)
  62. “Entropic Order” by Sean Patrick Hazlett (Outposts of Beyond) (Short story)
  63. “Chandler’s Hollow” by Sean Patrick Hazlett (Perihelion Science Fiction) (Short story)
  64. “The Monastery of the Parallels” by Holly Heisey (Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show) (Short story)
  65. “An Understanding” by Holly Heisey (Escape Pod) (Short story)
  66. “Contents of Care Package to Etsath-tachri, Formerly Ryan Andrew Curran” by Holly Heisey (Human English Translated to Sedrayin) (EGM Shorts) (Short story)
  67. “Revolver” by Michael Patrick Hicks (Dark Matter Publishing) (Short story)
  68. “Preservation” by Michael Patrick Hicks (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  69. “Hunting Monsters” by SL Huang (The Book Smugglers) (Short story)
  70. “By Degrees and Dilatory Time” by SL Huang (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  71. Zero Sum Game by SL Huang (self-published) (Novel excerpt)
  72. “Paolo, Friend Paolo” by Kurt Hunt (Ecotones) (Short story)
  73. “QSFT7mk2.7853 Has a Name” by Kurt Hunt (Perihelion) (Short story)
  74. “Tigerskin” by Kurt Hunt (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  75. “Vacui Magia” by L.S. Johnson (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  76. “Little Men with Knives” by L.S. Johnson (Crossed Genres) (Novelette)
  77. “The Economist & The Dragon” by Cameron Johnston (Buzzymag) (Short story)
  78. “Head Games” by Cameron Johnston (Swords and Sorcery Magazine) (Short story)
  79. “The Shadow Under Scotland” by Cameron Johnston (The Lovecraft eZine) (Short story)
  80. “Makeisha In Time” by Rachael K. Jones (Crossed Genres) (Short story)
  81. “Who Binds and Looses the World With Her Hands” by Rachael K. Jones (PodCastle) (Short story)
  82. “Charlotte Incorporated” by Rachael K. Jones (Lightspeed) (Short story)
  83. “Broken” by Jason Kimble (Escape Pod) (Short story)
  84. “Hide Behind” by Jason Kimble (The Sockdolager) (Short story)
  85. “Rememorations” by Paul B. Kohler (Windrift Bay Limited) (Short story)
  86. “The Soul Collector” by Paul B. Kohler (Global Endeavor Publishing) (Short story)
  87. “Unsealed” by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth (2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide) (Short story)
  88. “View from Above” by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth (2016 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide) (Short story)
  89. “And Now, Fill Her In” by Jamie Gilman Kress (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  90. Unexpected Rain by Jason LaPier (HarperVoyager UK) (Novel excerpt)
  91. Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee (Flux) (Novel excerpt)
  92. “Universal Print” by Fonda Lee (Crossed Genres) (Short story)
  93. “Ffydd” by S Lynn (Faith) (Crossed Genres Publications) (Short story)
  94. “into the waters I rode down” by Jack Hollis Marr (FutureFire Publishing) (Short story)
  95. “City of Salt” by Arkady Martine (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  96. “When The Fall Is All That’s Left” by Arkady Martine (Apex Magazine) (Short story)
  97. “Adjuva” by Arkady Martine (Lakeside Circus) (Short story)
  98. “Blood Moon Carnival” by Kim May (WMG) (Short story)
  99. “The Void around the Sword’s Edge” by Kim May (WMG) (Short story)
  100. “Grandmother Winter” by Alison McBain (On the Premises) (Short story)
  101. “The Lost Children” by Alison McBain (Abbreviated Epics) (Short story)
  102. “The Heart of Yuki-onna” by Alison McBain (Frozen Fairy Tales) (Short story)
  103. “Charaid Dreams” by Rati Mehrotra (Apex Magazine) (Short story)
  104. “Ghosts of Englehart” by Rati Mehrotra (AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Short story)
  105. “Slow” by Lia Swope Mitchell (Apex Magazine) (Short story)
  106. “Decay” by Allison Mulder (Crossed Genres Magazine) (Short story)
  107. “Ossuary” by Ian Muneshwar (Clarkesworld Magazine) (Short story)
  108. “Strange Matter” by Brian Niemeier (Jason Rennie) (Novelette)
  109. Nethereal by Brian Niemeier (Novel excerpt)
  110. “Rain Like Diamonds” by Wendy Nikel (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  111. “The Tea-Space Continuum” by Wendy Nikel (AE) (Short story)
  112. “The Book of Futures” by Wendy Nikel (Broken Eye Books) (Short story)
  113. “A Rise to the Surface” by George Nikolopoulos (SFComet) (Short story)
  114. “Razor Bill Vs Pistol Anne” by George Nikolopoulos (Bards and Sages Quarterly) (Short story)
  115. “Of Blood and Brine” by Megan E. O’Keefe (Shimmer) (Short story)
  116. Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe (Angry Robot Books) (Novel excerpt)
  117. “Tear Tracks” by Malka Older ( (Short story)
  118. “The Box Wife” by Emma Osborne (Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted) (Short story)
  119. “Zip” by Emma Osborne (Bastion Science Fiction Magazine) (Short story)
  120. “Clean Hands, Dirty Hands” by Emma Osborne (Aurealis) (Short story)
  121. “Upgrade” by Chris Ovenden (Penny Shorts) (Short story)
  122. “Peace for our Times” by Chris Ovenden (Every Day Fiction) (Short story)
  123. “Behind Grey Eyes” by Chris Ovenden (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  124. “Switch” by Steve Pantazis (Galaxy Press) (Novelette)
  125. “Here Be Monsters” by Carrie Patel (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) (Short story)
  126. “The Color of Regret” by Carrie Patel (PodCastle) (Short story)
  127. The Buried Life by Carrie Patel (Angry Robot) (Novel excerpt)
  128. “The Merger” by Sunil Patel (The Book Smugglers) (Short story)
  129. “The Robot Who Couldn’t Lie” by Sunil Patel (Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show) (Short story)
  130. “The Attic of Memories” by Sunil Patel (Fantastic Stories of the Imagination) (Short story)
  131. “I am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire, Destroyer of Galaxies, Supreme Overlord of the Planet Earth. Ask Me Anything.” by Laura Pearlman (Flash Fiction Online) (Short story)
  132. “A Dozen Frogs, a Bakery, and a Thing That Didn’t Happen” by Laura Pearlman (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  133. “In the End, You Get Clarity” by Laura Pearlman (UFO Publishing) (Short story)
  134. “Hereafter” by Samuel Peralta (David Gatewood) (Short story)
  135. “Humanity” by Samuel Peralta (David Gatewood) (Short story)
  136. “In Loco Parentis” by Andrea Phillips (Escape Pod) (Short story)
  137. Revision by Andrea Phillips (Fireside Fiction) (Novel excerpt)
  138. “Dragonfire is Brighter than the Ten Thousand Stars” by Mark Robert Philps (Robinson) (Novella)
  139. “Judgment” by Monica Enderle Pierce (Windrift Books) (Novelette)
  140. “The Keresztury TVirs” by Ivan Popov (Sci Phi Publications) (Short story)
  141. “The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto” by Bill Powell (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) (Short story)
  142. “Stripped to Zero” by Stephen S. Power (Nature) (Short story)
  143. “Wire Paladin” by Stephen S. Power (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Short story)
  144. “Automatic Sky” by Stephen S. Power (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Short story)
  145. “The Hymn of Ordeal, No. 23” by Rhiannon Rasmussen (Lightspeed (Women Destroy Science Fiction))(Short story)
  146. “Charge! Love Heart!” by Rhiannon Rasmussen (The Sockdolager) (Short story)
  147. “How to Survive the Apocalypse” by Rhiannon Rasmussen (ZEAL) (Short story)
  148. “The Kasant Objective” by Chris Reher (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  149. THE UNDYING: SHADES by Ethan Reid (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) (Novel excerpt)
  150. “Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson ( (Novella excerpt)
  151. “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” by Kelly Robson (Clarkesworld Magazine) (Short story)
  152. “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson (Asimov’s Science Fiction) (Short story)
  153. “The Doom Of Sallee” by Andy Rogers (Grantville Gazette) (Short story)
  154. “Brothers In Arms” by Andy Rogers (Star Citizen Jump Point Magazine) (Novella)
  155. “The Eleventh Hour” by Lauren M. Roy (Fireside Magazine) (Short story)
  156. “Grand Tour” by Steve Ruskin (Zombies Need Brains LLC) (Short story)
  157. “We Fly” by KB Rylander (Baen) (Short story)
  158. “Mr. Reilly’s Tattoo” by Hope Erica Schultz (Fireside Magazine) (Short story)
  159. “The Princess in the Basement” by Hope Erica Schultz (Diabolical Plots) (Short story)
  160. “Re: Little Miss Apocalypse Playset” by Effie Seiberg (Fireside Fiction) (Short story)
  161. “Rocket Surgery” by Effie Seiberg (Analog Science Fiction and Fact) (Short story)
  162. “Thundergod in Therapy” by Effie Seiberg (Galaxy’s Edge) (Short story)
  163. “The Djinn Who Sought To Kill The Sun” by Tahmeed Shafiq (Lightspeed Magazine) (Novelette)
  164. “Archana and Chandni” by Iona Sharma (Betwixt) (Short story)
  165. “Alnwick” by Iona Sharma (Middle Planet) (Short story)
  166. “Ice in D Minor” by Anthea Sharp (Timberland Regional Library) (Short story)
  167. “The Sun Never Sets” by Anthea Sharp (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  168. “Fae Horse” by Anthea Sharp (Fiddlehead Press) (Short story)
  169. “Edge of The Unknown” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Broken Eye Books) (Short story)
  170. “The Diatomic Quantum Flop” by Daniel Arthur Smith (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  171. “Tower” by Daniel Arthur Smith (Holt Smith ltd) (Short story)
  172. “Hugh Howey Lives” by Daniel Arthur Smith (Holt Smith ltd) (Novella excerpt)
  173. “The Soulless: A History of Zombieism in Chiitai and Mihari Culture” by Lesley Smith (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  174. “Götterdämmerung” by William Squirrell (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Short story)
  175. “Fighting in the Streets of the City of Time” by William Squirrell (Bewildering Stories) (Short story)
  176. “I am Problem Solving Astronaut: How to Write Hard SF” by William Squirrell (Blue Monday Review) (Short story)
  177. “Outpatient” by Dan Stout (Nature) (Short story)
  178. “The Curious Case of Alpha-7 DE11” by Dan Stout (Mad Scientist Journal) (Short story)
  179. “A Revolution In Four Courses” by Naru Dames Sundar (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  180. “Infinite Skeins” by Naru Dames Sundar (Crossed Genres) (Short story)
  181. “Broken Winged Love” by Naru Dames Sundar (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  182. “Uncle Allen” by Will Swardstrom (Windrift Books) (Novelette)
  183. “The Control” by Will Swardstrom (Windrift Books) (Novelette)
  184. “Daega’s Test” by Jeremy Szal (Nature) (Short story)
  185. “Last Age of Kings” by Jeremy Szal (Fantasy Scroll Magazine) (Short story)
  186. “Skingame” by Jeremy Szal (Perihelion Science Fiction) (Short story)
  187. “Forge and Fledge” by Lauren C. Teffeau (Crossed Genres Magazine, Issue 16) (Short story)
  188. “Jump Cut” by Lauren C. Teffeau (Unlikely Story) (Short story)
  189. “The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul” by Natalia Theodoridou (Clarkesworld Magazine) (Short story)
  190. “On Post-Mortem Birds” by Natalia Theodoridou (Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts) (Short story)
  191. “Android Whores Can’t Cry” by Natalia Theodoridou (Clarkesworld Magazine) (Short story)
  192. “Bonfires in Anacostia” by Joseph Tomaras (Clarkesworld Magazine) (Short story)
  193. “Thirty-Eight Observations on the Nature of the Self” by Joseph Tomaras (Haikasoru) (Short story)
  194. “The Joy of Sects” by Joseph Tomaras (Unlikely Story) (Short story)
  195. “The Storymaster” by Vincent Trigili (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  196. “Moon Dust” by P.K. Tyler (Evolved Publishing) (Novelette)
  197. “Avendui 5ive” by P.K. Tyler (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  198. “The Metamorphoses of Narcissus” by Tamara Vardomskaya (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) (Short story)
  199. “Acrobatic Duality” by Tamara Vardomskaya ( (Short story)
  200. “Collar” by Leo Vladimirsky (F&SF) (Short story)
  201. “Dandelion” by Leo Vladimirsky (Boing Boing) (Short story)
  202. “ReMemories” by Nancy SM Waldman (Fantasy Scroll Magazine) (Short story)
  203. “And Always, Murder” by Nancy SM Waldman (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review) (Short story)
  204. “Sound of Chartreuse” by Nancy SM Waldman (Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine) (Short story)
  205. “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” by Thomas M. Waldroon (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) (Novelette)
  206. “It’s OK To Say If You Went Back In Time And Killed Baby Hitler” by Jo Lindsay Walton (Self-Published) (Short story)
  207. “The Book of Safkhet: Chronicler of the Journey, Mistress of the House of Books” by Kim Wells (Windrift Books) (Short story)
  208. “King Tide” by Alison Wilgus (Terraform) (Short story)
  209. “Noise Pollution” by Alison Wilgus (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  210. “Trials” by Nicolas Wilson (Windrift Publishing) (Novelette)
  211. “Multiply” by Nicolas Wilson (Windrift Publishing) (Novelette)
  212. “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong (Nightmare Magazine) (Short story)
  213. “The Fisher Queen” by Alyssa Wong (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction) (Short story)
  214. “Santos de Sampaguitas” by Alyssa Wong (Strange Horizons) (Short story)
  215. “Fibonacci” by Eleanor R. Wood (Flash Fiction Online) (Short story)
  216. “Pawprints in the Aeolian Dust” by Eleanor R. Wood (Sci Phi Journal) (Short story)
  217. “Daddy’s Girl” by Eleanor R. Wood (Crossed Genres) (Short story)
  218. “Season of the Ants in a Timeless Land” by Frank Wu (Analog) (Novelette)
  219. “H” by Jeff Xilon (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  220. “All of Our Days” by Jeff Xilon (Fireside Fiction) (Short story)
  221. “A House Of Anxious Spiders” by JY Yang (The Dark magazine) (Short story)
  222. “Temporary Saints” by JY Yang (Fireside Fiction) (Short story)
  223. “Song Of The Krakenmaid” by JY Yang (Lackington’s) (Short story)
  224. “Milagroso” by Isabel Yap ( (Short story)
  225. “The Oiran’s Song” by Isabel Yap (Uncanny Magazine) (Novelette)
  226. “Good Girls” by Isabel Yap (Shimmer Magazine) (Short story)
  227. Inish Carraig by Jo Zebedee (Self published) (Novel excerpt)
  228. “Galen and the Golden-Coat Hare” by Jon F. Zeigler (Uncanny Books) (Short story)
  229. “The Pixie Game” by Anna Zumbro (Daily Science Fiction) (Short story)
  230. “The Cur of County Road Six” by Anna Zumbro (Grievous Angel) (Short story)

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on Read These Hundreds of Stories in UP AND COMING, STORIES BY THE 2016 CAMPBELL-ELIGIBLE AUTHORS, Now Available as a FREE Download!

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // March 8, 2016 at 4:44 am //

    Even Sarah Chorn couldn’t read this in a day 🙂

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