Woohoo! My YA science fiction story Anjali is now live at Inscription. Inscription is a great new magazine that publishes science fiction and fantasy for teens. All the stories are free to read online, and you don’t have to be a teen to enjoy them. 🙂
I think Inscription is filling an important niche. It’s one of the very few pro-paying markets for Young Adult science fiction and fantasy, and among those, perhaps the only one that actively seeks diversity in its content. While they are currently closed to submissions, they will hopefully re-open next year and publish lots more fantastic stories.
Anjali is set in Mumbai, a city I lived in as a child and returned to as an adult. I have always loved it – and I hope current Mumbaikars will forgive the liberties I have taken with its geography.
The story was critiqued by my crit group and I also put it through Critters, a free online SF/F/H critique community that I recommend to anyone who is serious about their writing and willing to work at it.
Most folks who’ve read/critiqued Anjali think it’s a superheroine origin story. I think so too, and at some point I’d love to return to Anjali’s world and write a sequel. (Can you clone me, Doctor?)
I hope you enjoy the read!