“Just Another Date Night on the Highway Out of Town”

Two exes and their new girlfriends on double-date hell night at the rankest pizza dive in creation end up biting off more than they can chew. A bittersweet first-contact story best consumed nowhere near mealtime.

In print (Pulp Literature #32) and now FREE AUDIO at StarShipSofa!!! Narrated by bestselling author Alethea Kontis.

includes “Just Another Date Night on the Highway Out of Town” by Zandra Renwick

3 play poems in NOUS Magazine

20170518_081608NOUS is without doubt the most adorable magazine my work has ever appeared in. Seriously adorable, simply the physical object of it.nous 2017-3

My copy arrived from the UK in a tidy collection-worthy packet, complete with wee little sticker and limited edition poster. Billing themselves as the “magazine for mind culture & empathic thinking,” these guys use an artisan printing process and mindful application of vivid interior color.  This thing oozes loving craftsmanship.

Check out NOUS 8, the Play Issue. Includes my poems “played out,” “play me,” and “play time.”


NOUS direct link: nous 2017 -4http://www.nous-magazine.de/play

cover reveal: Those Who Make Us

twmuCover has been revealed for Those Who Make Us, an anthology of Canadian creature, myth, & monster stories including my future Canadiana sasquatch tale “The Hairy Man.”

The Hairy Man showed me his pénis today at the castle and though my maman would not have approved I looked with Great Interest and when he pushed his matted brownish hair back over his man-thing and covered it up again he waited and I knew it was hoped I would return the Favour. I did not…

I pretty much adore this story. Love it for its Edwardian ladies’ digest overtones and its bildungsroman fragile rawness. Happy to say it’s been chosen also to appear in the Exile Literary Quarterly.

Pre-order the anthology here.


full frontal nerdity

There are only a few days left to get in on the incredible Kickstarter action with full frontal geeky goodness in the form of GEEK LOVE, a 200-page, hard-bound, full-color collection of geeky, erotic stories and illustrations, photographs and comics.  This one will include the brand-spanking(!)-new Camille Alexa story “Goodness, Her Tail.”

So many of the Hip Kitties and the Cool Cats are involved in this project, I can’t even list them all.  Meeeeeow!



“Seeds of the Lotus” to appear in Shanghai Steam

At long last! A new Matty and the Mandroid story has been written, set among the Twelve Domed Cities of Mars.  The first two — “The Clone Wrangler’s Bride” and “Droidtown Blues” — are still available online for free-range reading.

This new anthology, SHANGHAI STEAM (a Wuxia/Steampunk mash-up) promises to be Awfully Good Fun.  A full table of contents has been revealed:

  • The Fivefold Proverbs of Zhen Xiaquan – Tim Ford
  • Qin Yun’s Mechanical Dragon and the Cricket Spies  – Amanda Clark
  • Moon-Flame Woman – Laurel Anne Hill
  • Love and Rockets at the Siege of Peking – K. H. Vaughan
  •  The Master and the Guest – Crystal Koo
  • Ming Jie and the Coffee Maker of Doom – Brent Nichols
  • A Hero Faces the Celestial Empire; A Death by Fire is Avenged by Water – Julia A. Rosenthal
  • Riding the Wind – William H. Keith
  • Mistress of the Pearl Dragon – Shen Braun
  • Song of My Heart – Jennifer Rahn
  •  Last Flight of the Lóng Qíshì – Emily Mah
  • Protection from Assassins – Frances Pauli
  • Seeds of the Lotus – Camille Alexa
  • The Ability of Lightness – Tim Reynolds
  • Fire in the Sky – Ray Dean
  • The Legend of Wong Heng Li – Frank Larnerd
  • Flying Devils – Derwin Mak
  • Legend of the Secret Masterpiece – Nick Tramdack
  • Jing Ke Before the Principle of Order – Minsoo Kang


His Sweet Truffle of a Girl

According to the publisher’s site, the FUNGI paperback includes (in no particular order):

  • Ann K. Schwader, “Cordyceps zombii” (poem)
  • A.C. Wise, “Where Dead Men Go to Dream”
  • Andrew Penn Romine, “Last Bloom on the Sage”
  • Camille Alexa, “His Sweet Truffle of a Girl”
  • Chadwick Ginther, “First They Came for the Pigs”
  • Daniel Mills, “Dust From a Dark Flower”
  • Ian Rogers, “Out of the Blue”
  • Jane Hertenstein, “Wild Mushrooms”
  • Jeff Vandermeer, “Corpse Mouth and Spore Nose”
  • John Langan, “Hyphae”
  • Julio Toro San Martin, “A Monster In The Midst”
  • Kris Reisz, “The Pilgrims of Parthen”
  • Laird Barron, “Gamma”
  • Lavie Tidhar, “The White Hands”
  • Lisa M. Bradley, “The Pearl in the Oyster and the Oyster Under Glass”
  • Molly Tanzer and Jesse Bullington, “Tubby McMungus, Fat From Fungus”
  • Nick Mamatas, “The Shaft Through The Middle of It All”
  • Paul Tremblay, “Our Stories Will Live Forever”
  • Polenth Blake, “Letters to a Fungus”
  • Richard Gavin, “Goatsbride”
  • Simon Strantzas, “Go Home Again”
  • Steve Berman, “Kum, Raúl (The Unknown Terror) – b. 1925, d. 1957”
  • W.H. Pugmire, “Midnight Mushrumps”

The three extra stories included in the hardcover edition are:

  • E. Catherine Tobler, “New Feet Within My Garden Go”
  • J.T. Glover, “The Flaming Exodus of the Greifswald Grimoire”
  • Claude Lalumière, “Big Guy and Little Guy’s Survivalist Adventure”

Look for Fungi, with cover artwork by Oliver Wetter, in the fall of 2012.

Contributors announced for launch issue of Cutaway Magazine

cutaway magazine

A full list of contributors has been posted for the launch issue of UK’s Cutaway Magazine. This one will include two Camille Alexa poems: “Naked I” and “Dog.”  From the site:

When Cutaway Magazine launches in May, we will be featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, literary fiction, borderline genre fiction and photography. We are now very pleased to announce the names of our contributors . . .

Max Dunbar (fiction)
Sissy Buckles (poetry)
Claire Massy (fiction)
LS Johnson (fiction)
Lauren Coulson (poetry)
LJ Spillane (fiction)
Amanda Gowin (fiction)
Allison Louis Walker (poetry & photography)
Brian Kutanovski (fiction)
Arthur Levine (fiction)
Jeffrey Alfier (poetry)
Wol-vriey (fiction)
Catfish McDaris (poetry)
Chris Bissette (fiction)
Ashley J Allen (poetry)
Berit Ellingsen (fiction)
Camille Alexa (poetry)
SJ Bradley (fiction)
Caren Starry White (poetry)
Eleanor Bennett (photography)
Shelly Sometimes (photography)
Dave Schofield (photography)

“Particular Friends” – Episode 3

Still at Orycon. Schedule here. Super congratulations to David Marusek on his Endeavour Award win.  Don’t forget to come to Powell’s Books AuthorFest in Portland this Sunday!

Episode 3 of my serialized novella “Particular Friends” is now live!

The unseemly circumstances of Christopher’s death assured my pariah’s stature among the other boys for good. No amount of friendly overtures on their parts could dispel the taint of scandal hanging about me like a cloud. “A suicide!” I heard them whisper at the back of classrooms and in the dining hall, “… And you know they were most particular friends!”

Episode 1 here  <> Episode 2 here