Damien Angelica Walters


Recent News:
“The Floating Girls: A Documentary” has been selected for inclusion in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015, edited by Paula Guran.
An Orchestra of Scars – Guest post at Locus Online.
Interview at Tor.com – The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe.
Sing Me Your Scars makes Kirkus’ list of New Speculative Fiction Debuts You Won’t Want to Miss.
Sing Me Your Scars is now available in paperback and for your Kindle devices.
“The Floating Girls: A Documentary” has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.
Anton Cancre of Eviscerating Pen reviews Sing Me Your Scars.
The South African Speculative Fiction Review and SFCrowsnest review Sing Me Your Scars.

Recent Publications:
“Girl, With Coin” (reprint) in Choose Wisely
“The Sons of the Father” in LampLight
“Sing Me Your Scars” (reprint of Sing Me Your Scars title story) in Apex Magazine
“Requiem, for Solo Cello” in Apex Magazine
“A Lie You Give, and Thus I Take” in Lightspeed Magazine
“Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?” in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One
“The Floating Girls: A Documentary” in Jamais Vu Issue Three

From Tangent Online: “Wow. Damien Angelica Walters, with “The Floating Girls: A Documentary,” has crafted one of the most powerful stories I have read in recent memory. I wasn’t very far into it before I discovered what it was really about, but that made it even stronger for me. Every word became an identifier—a tell—that reinforced and expanded the underlying theme. The story alternates between flashbacks to childhood (of the documentary’s creator, I can only assume) and the research and interviews related to the day 300,000 young girls simply floated away, never to be seen again. It was a world-wide phenomenon, and one that was quickly covered up. I won’t delve further into the plot than this, as the reader must discover for themselves the meaning. This piece is both beautiful in its ethereal qualities, and horrible in its foundation. I had a hard time classifying this story, though. It starts out reading like soft sf, or possibly fantasy, but ends up neither. This one should be read in groups, and then discussed. Highly recommended.”

Recent Sales:
“All That We Carry, All That We Hold” to Warren Lapine at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.
“Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant’s Tale” to Jason Sizemore at Apex Magazine.
“Tooth, Tongue, and Claw” to CM Muller for the forthcoming anthology Nightscript.
“Umbilicus” to Paula Guran (Prime Books) for the forthcoming anthology The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu: New Lovecraftian Fiction.
“Sewn into Pieces, Stitched into Place” to Joe Pulver for the forthcoming anthology Leaves of a Necronomicon.
“Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning,” a novelette co-written with E. Catherine Tobler, to Joe Pulver for Cassilda’s Song, a King in Yellow anthology of all new stories written by women.