Phenderson Djèlí Clark writes an essay about The Education of a Would Be Speculative Fiction Writer. This essay is informative and entertaining. Here’s an excerpt:
“I was going to write speculative fiction, like the sci-fi and fantasy books I’d spent so much of my younger life reading. I was going to be a PoC writing awesome speculative fiction that no one had seen before, away from the run-of-the mill elves, dwarves and what-not. And the very novelty of my work would gain accolades and applause.”
Prepositions by Lionel Shriver This short story won the BBC National Short Story Awards. Click to download and read.