Daniel José Older to guest edit Music issue of CG Magazine

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: CG Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that Daniel José Older will guest edit the upcoming MUSIC issue (#18) of Crossed Genres Magazine!

Daniel José Older is a Brooklyn–based writer, editor and composer. Salsa Nocturna, Daniel’s debut ghost noir collection, was hailed as “striking and original” by Publishers Weekly. He has facilitated workshops on storytelling, music and anti–oppression organizing at public schools, religious houses, universities, and prisons. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Haven Review, TOR.com, PANK, Strange Horizons, and Crossed Genres among other publications. He’s co–editing the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From The Margins Of History, and his forthcoming urban fantasy novel The Half Resurrection Blues, the first of a trilogy, will be released by Penguin’s Ace imprint. You can find his thoughts on writing, read his ridiculous ambulance adventures and hear his music at ghoststar.net and @djolder.

The Music issue of CG Magazine will be accepting submissions in February 2014:

From the afrofuturisitic jams of Parliament Funkadelic and Janelle Monáe to the conjure songs of of Andrea Hairston’s Redwood and Wildfire, music and speculative fiction have plenty to say to each other. How can rhythm and melody interact on an even deeper level with our literature of the fantastic? What lost histories of music and music-makers can be unearthed through critical reimaginings? What will music be like after the zombie/ werewolf/ volcano/ nuclear apocalypse that everyone’s always talking about? For this issue of Crossed Genres we will be exploring the power of music within speculative fiction.

We’re super-excited for Daniel’s issue, and we hope to have additional guest editors over the 2014 year.

(Note: The Music issue was originally scheduled later in 2014, but has been moved forward; the other themes have been shifted back one month to accommodate the change. The new order and dates for themes are now on the submissions page.)

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