- Short spec at World SF Blog, from New Zealand writers I know:
First off, Grant Stone's "The Salt Line"
And from a writer I'm proud to know, Lynne Jamneck's "Magique"
- From Hugo nominated writer Rachel Swirsky, another person I'm proud to know in a round about way, "The Lady Who Plucked Flowers Beneath The Queen's Window", at Subterranean Press.
- Ursula K. Le Guin: "A few words to a young writer".
- NK Jemisin: "Women, Warriors and Gender Policing". 'There’s more to being an active, powerful woman than being willing to go it alone and blow up shit.'
- Chally Kacelnik at BitchMedia: "Octavia E Butler and Rewriting The Other". 'There’s an image of sci fi as a genre of the white man, going out and exploring, conquering, the universe. She took these elements of striving for other futures and turned them to social justice. She took the alien other and confronted us, her readers, with the otherness in our experiences.'