Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, tarot reader, and conrunner. Her short fiction and essays have been published or are forthcoming from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. Her work has been nominated, longlisted, and recommended for the Ignyte Award, the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. (now Otherwise) Award. She is the author of a self-published fantasy short story collection, “Beyond the Line of Trees” and her next collection, “Song of the Mango and Other New Myths,” will be out from Ateneo Press in September 2022. Currently, she’s a freelance book editor with The Darling Axe and is co-director of BonFiyah under the larger umbrella of FIYAHCON, a BIPOC-centered convention for science fiction and fantasy readers and writers.

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Assembling a Short Story Collection (sponsored by Kurth Lampe Worldwide)

June 5, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join short fiction writers for a discussion about best practices for assembling and publishing a collection of your own stories.

Publishing Short Stories and Collections

May 20, 2022 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Panelists: Wole Talabi, Vida Cruz, T. R. Napper, Mari Ness and Eugen Bacon (moderator)

It starts with one story, but want to revisit the world, or you aren’t finished exploring this them. Once you’ve built a collection, how do you approach publication when most short stories are accepted one at a time? This panel talks about the business of traditionally publishing short story collections, from writers who have done so.