William R. Eakin:

Publications and Awards

(November 2008 update)

Nebula recommendation [5Kb]Nebula-recommended by SFWA members

Tangent recommended listTangent recommended list

Dozois honorable mentionHonorable mention by Gardner Dozois

Locus recommended listLocus Annual Recommended Reading

Honoredadditional awards (below)

1. Recent Sales

Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Bob and the Mermaid." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. (Rumson, NJ: forthcoming 2009.) Realms of Fantasy

Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Mary Nackley." New Writings in the Fantastic #2. Dave Hutchinson, ed. (book anthology, Pendragon Press: forthcoming, 2009).

Short story (horror): "Darshan." Holy Horrors. T.M. Wright and Matt Cardin, eds. (book anthology, forthcoming)

Short story ("Redgunk"/literary speculative): "LOOB." Albedo One. John Kenny, ed. (Lusk, County Dublin, Ireland, issue #34, 2008) Albedo One.

Short story ("Redgunk"/literary horror):"The Shadow out of Redgunk." Southern-Fried Weirdness 2007: An Annual Anthology of Speculative Southern Fiction. T. J. McIntyre, ed. (book anthology, Southern Fried Weirdness Press, 2007).

Short story (literary horror): "X." City Slab: Urban Tales of the Grotesque. Scott Standridge and Dave Lindschmidt, eds. (February 2007)

Novel (satire/horror): Tick Hill. Yard Dog Press (ISBN # 978-1-893687-78-3; May, 2006).

Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Trimalchio's Chamber Pot." Eidolon I, The Anthology, Jonathan Strahan and Jeremy G. Byrne, editors (Eidolon Books, Australia: November 2006 and Prime Books, USA: November 2006). Eidolon Books

Short Story (literary science fiction): "Alexandria and Nebs." Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest. Jason Sizemore, ed. (see www.apex digest.com; forthcoming, Winter 2005).

Short story: "Cloud Run." Vestal Review #21, 5th Anniversary Issue (reprint of 15 best stories; April, 2005).

Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Still Man.", Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: (forthcoming, December, 2003).

Short Story (horror): "Morning." Cockroach Suckers (Vampire Roaches). David Niall Wilson, ed. (forthcoming, 2003)

Short short (literary): "Morning." Vestal Review (Issue 13, 2003).

Short Story (horror): "Weird, Erotic Dark." Black October Magazine, John DiDomenico, ed. (Spring, 2003).

Locus recommended listShort story: "Grandmother Mist," SciFiction, Ellen Datlow, ed. (December, 2001)

Novelette (Special Guest Feature, electronic) "The Footpath." Neverworlds, December 2000. Jonathan Sullivan and K. L. McPherson, eds. Previously published in German as "Der Trampelpfad," see below.

Locus recommended listBook collection of short fiction: Redgunk Tales: Apocalypse and Kudzu from Redgunk, Mississippi. Invisible Cities Press ( ISBN 0-9679683-4-8; Spring, 2001).

See contents below (incl. previously published material and first publication of "Roadkill Fred," "A God for Delphi," and "The Miracle of Swamp Gas Jackson").

Short Story (science fiction): "The Lion and the Lamb." Fantastic Stories of the Imagination,, Winter 2002, Edward J. McFadden, ed. Reviewed at SFReader.com

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Dozois honorable mention Honored Short Story (reprint): "Encounter in Redgunk" reprinted from Amazing Stories (Summer, 1998) in Falstaff, Spring, 2000.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (anthology reprint): "Meadow Song" reprinted as "These Meadows," from Realms of Fantasy (see below) in Best of fthe Web, 99 (Eternity Press, Spring 2000).

Tangent recommended list Nebula recommendation [5Kb]Short Story (science fiction, electronic reprint): "Monogamy" from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (below), at Northern Lights, Special Collection

Novelette ("Redgunk"/SF): "Plain Female Seeks Nice Guy." Science Fiction Age. Scott Edelman, ed. Reston,VA. Sovereign Media (November, 1999).

Short Story ("Redgunk"/humor): "How Boy Howdy Saved the World." Quantum Speculative Fiction. Kurt Roth, ed. Ames, Iowa. Obscura Press (October, 1999).

Honored Short Story ("Redgunk"/SF): "Homesickness." Amazing Stories. Kim Mohan, ed. Renton, WA (Vol. 71/Issue 3, Number 598, 1999).

Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary SF): "Redgunk, Texas." LC-39. Matthew Walls, ed. Baltimore, MD (Fall, 1999).

Novelette (science fiction/German language print anthology): "Der Trampelpfad." ("The Foot-Path"). Die Drachen von Morgen: Bd. I: Science Fiction. (ISBN 3-932261-25-9). Michael Plogmann, ed. Storisende Verlag. Spenge, Germany: June, 1999.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (electronic reprint): "Meadow Song" reprinted as "These Meadows" from Realms of Fantasy (see below), Eternity: On-Line Journal of Speculative Imagination at www.pulpeternity.com. (September 1999)

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "A Dragon of Conspiracy." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: February, 1999.

Tangent recommended list Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (SF/Dutch translation): "Monogamy" from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (below). Visionair. Klaas Wassenaar, ed. The Netherlands: #2/Herfst 1998.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Dozois honorable mention Honored Short Story ("Redgunk"/SF): "Encounter in Redgunk." Amazing Stories. Kim Mohan, ed. Renton, WA: Vol. 70/Issue 2, Number 594, Summer, 1998.

Tangent recommended list Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (SF): "Monogamy." The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. G. van Gelder/ Kristine Kathryn Rusch, eds. West Cornwall, CT: June, 1998.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Novelette ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Unicorn Stew." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: April, 1998.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story ("Redgunk"/audio reprint): "Meadow Song." Year's Best Fantasy. Kristine K. Rusch and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (publication series cancelled)

Novelette (SF/German language electronic): "Der Trampelpfad." ("The Foot-Path").

Story of the Month, "Die Story des Monats," electronic version storisende.com. August, 1998.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (cybertech/science fiction) Reprint: "Samsara." Dark Regions. John B. Rosenman, ed. Special VR/Computers issue. Shawano, Wisconsin: #10/1998.

Short Story/book anthology ("Redgunk"/horror): "Old River Mouth's Seeds." More Monsters from Memphis. Beecher Smith, ed. Memphis, TN: Zapizdat. December, 1998

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story (science fiction): "St. Dennis, of Him Who Rides the Ancient Skies." Age of Wonder. Paul A. Recchia, ed. Evanston, IL: Spring, 1998

2. Publications and Awards (Nonfiction and Scholarly)

Book edited and Introduction, 8th printing (current): After Patriarchy: Feminist Transformations of the World Religions. (see below) October, 1997.

Book Reprint (India): After Patriarchy; Feminist Transformations of the World Religions Cooey, Paula M., William R. Eakin & Jay B. McDaniel (eds): (Sri Garib Dass Oriental Series No. 202). Delhi: Satguru, 1996 (ISBN 81-7030-508-X)

Book Series Edited, Orbis Books, Ecology and Justice. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992-93, including:

  • Sustainability: Economics, Ecology and Justice, John B. Cobb, 1992.
  • Hellfire and Lightning Rods, Liberating Science, Technology and Religion, Frederick Ferre, 1993.
  • Good News For Animals? Pinches, McDaniel, 1993.
  • Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth, R. Habito, 1993.

Book edited and Introduction: After Patriarchy: Feminist Transformations of the World Religions. Co-edited with Paula Cooey and Jay McDaniel. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.

Book edited and Introduction: Liberating Life: Contemporary Approaches to Ecological Theology. Co-edited with Charles Birch, etc. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990.

Article: "The Daemonic in the Early Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley." Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association. Spring, 1988. Vol. 14, No. 1.

Instruction Manual/Chapter: "Perception (Epistemology)" in The Tree Book. Arkansas Governor's School, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992.

Article: "William Blake and the Four-Fold Vision." Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association. Fall, 1987. Vol. 13, No.2.

Book Review of The Soft Machine by J. Porush. Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association. Spring, 1987. Vol 13, No. 1.

Book Introduction: "Reid: First Principles and Reason in the Lectures on Natural Theology" in Thomas Reid's Lectures on Natural Theology (1780). Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1981.

Personal Development Instructional Manual: Connecting Up With the Cable Industry. Concord, California: Worldwide Educational Services, 1981.

Article: "A Discourse on the A. S. C.'s of Philosophy." Breviloquium Philosophicum (graduate publication). Waco, Texas: 1981.

Article: "Some Thoughts on the World." Breviloquium Philosophicum. Waco: 1980.

3. Awards (Fiction and Drama)

Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois's annual anthology, The Year's Best Science Fiction (St. Martin's Press, 1999). "Encounter in Redgunk."

1998 Tangent Suggested Reading list: "Monogamy."

1st Place, Best of Soft SF Contest, 1996 ("Redgunk"): "Homesickness" (Soft SF Writer's Association, Merritt Island, FL).

1st Place, North Texas Professional Writer's Association First Annual Fiction Contest ("Redgunk"): "Homesickness" (1996).

1st Place, Andre Norton Fantasy/SF Short Story Award for 1995 ("Redgunk"): "Encounter in Redgunk" (Cash award from Andre Norton).

1996 Tangent Suggested Reading List: "The Secret of the Mummy's Brain," (see below).

1994 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Short Story ("Redgunk"): "How Boy Howdy Saved the World." Brownbag #6. Shannon Frach, ed. Fayetteville, AR.

1st Annual Arkansas Playwrights Competition, 3rd Prize for "Captain Clarence (The Myth)," Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Russellville, 1995.

Fiction Award, (speculative/time travel): Second Place Arkansas Fiction Writer's Award (from among 1700 entries) for "Like the Falling Rain." June, 1989.

4. Other Fiction Sales

Nebula recommendation [5Kb]Short Story (literary fantasy): "Welcome to Merland." Space and Time, 30th Anniversary Issue. Tom Piccirilli, Gordon Linzner, eds. NY, NY: #87/Summer, 1997.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Honored Short Story/book anthology ("Redgunk"/horror): "The Lizard Queen." Monsters from Memphis. Beecher Smith, ed. Memphis, TN: Zapizdat Publications, October, 1997.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short story (techno/surrealist): "A Threat of Vegetarianism on Mati-Syra-Zemlya." Cyber-Psycho's A.O.D. Jasmine Sailing, ed. Denver: #7/June, 1997.

Short Story (surrealist/reprint): "Tasbih Dud." Symphonie's Gift. Bryan Edward Lindenberger, ed. Erie, PA: #7/Summer, 1997.

Short Story (science fiction): "Getting Flesh from Mr. Chang in Indian Territory." Little Green Men. Greg Meronek, ed. Lake Forest, CA: Summer, 1997.

Short Story (experimental dark fantasy): "Boiling." Symphonie's Gift. Bryan Edward Lindenberger, ed. Erie, PA: (#6/Spring, 1997).

Nebula recommendation [5Kb]Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Meadow Song." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: October, 1997.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb]Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "Lawnmower Moe." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: April, 1997.

Tangent recommended list Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary fantasy): "The Secret of the Mummy's Brain." Realms of Fantasy. Shawna McCarthy, ed. Rumson, NJ: December, 1996.

Short Story (speculative fiction/surrealist): "Tasbih Dud." Lost Worlds: The Writers' and Artists' Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum. Holly B. Drye, ed. Concord, NC: Vol. 8/#5, March 1996.

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story(speculative fiction): "A Matter of Translation." Fortress. Bryan E. Lindenberger, ed. Erie, PA: #2/August, 1996 (and in continuous electronic form at Symphonie's Gift URL).

Short Story (surrealist/speculative): "Red." Puck, the Unofficial Journal of the Irrepressible, [psiber]Puck Issue. Brian Clark, ed. San Francisco: Spring, 1994.

Short Story (cybertech/science fiction): "A Real Man." bOING-bOING. Mark Frauenfelder and Gareth Branwyn, eds. Studio City, CA: Spring, 1993.

Short Story (science fiction): "Jealousy." Samsara. R. David Fulcher, ed. College Park, Maryland: Issue #3/ 1995.

Short Story (horror/dark fantasy): "Mr. Sandman." Outer Darkness. Dennis Kirk and Keith Stayer, eds. Tulsa, OK: #5/October, 1995.

Short Story (philosophical/speculative fiction): "Music of the Spheres." Symphonie's Gift. Bryan Edward Lindenberger, ed. Albuquerque, NM: #3/1995.

Short story (techno-horror/speculative fiction): "The Gates of Babylon." Heliocentric Net. Lisa Jean Bothell, ed. Seattle: October, 1994.

Short Story (surrealist/speculative): "The Seventh Seal Again." Nocturnal Lyric, San Francisco: #38/September, 1994.

Short Story (cybertech/science fiction): "Samsara." Forbidden Lines, Magazine of SF, Horror and Fantasy. Paul B. Thompson and Charles Overbeck, ed. Chapel Hill: #16 Summer/1994.

Short Story (metaphysical/fantasy): "Samsara is Nirvana." Being, Oceanside, CA: Sept. 1993: Vol. 5, No. 3.

Short story ("Redgunk"/literary): "The Rise and Fall of B. Ryan Howdy." Epiphany: A Journal of Literature. Fayetteville, AR: Spring, 1992.

5. Additional fiction sales, where publications were cancelled, missing or on hiatus

Short Story (science fiction) "Grandmother Mist." XX Magazine. Jon Hodges/Steve Algieri, eds. Blindside Publishing (see http://blindside.net) (zine/publisher folded).

Nebula recommendation [5Kb] Short Story ("Redgunk"/audio reprint): "Meadow Song." Year's Best Fantasy. Kristine K. Rusch and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (publication series cancelled)

Novelette ("Redgunk"): "Trimalchio's Chamber Pot." Pulp Eternity. Steve Algieri, ed. Norcross, GA (not published, Vol 5 "Eternity Unbound" Issue; publisher folded).

Short Story (literary erotica): "Lack." Maiden Voyage, (book anthology), Mary Anne Mohanjaro, ed., Masquerade (book cancelled).

Novel (young adult): World-Leapers. Colonial Press (Press folded).

Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary): "Conversions." American Journal of Fantasy. John Liptow, ed. Janesville, Wisconsin: (publication ceased)

Short Story (literary/fantasy): "City Dionysia." Eclipse. John Liptow, ed. Janesville, WI: (publication ceased).

Short Story ("Redgunk"/literary): "Don: Interviews from the Documentary." Gypsy Blood Review, Tulsa, OK: Winter 1994 (status unknown/missing).

6. Publications and Awards (Poetry)

"Daemon" and "Pens and Guns." Paradigms. Conway, Arkansas. Spring, 1986.

John Parkhurst Award for Best Religious Poem, for "Wrestling with an Angel," Ozark Creative Writers Association, 1986.

"From the Kansas Turnpike." Poetry of Love--Past and Present. Kingsport, Tennessee: Fine Arts Press, 1982.

"The Last" and "The Sleeping Beauty." The Poet, Peu a Peu. Mishawaka, Indiana. Autumn, 1981.

"Slanting Mass," "As if Peering: Cambridge, Nebraska," and "America," Phoenix. Waco, Texas: 1980.

"The Interior" and "A Song for Calling." South and West: An International Literary Quarterly. Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 1978-Winter, 1979).

"Men's" and "A Murder in Saffron." Lunch: Double Issue. No. 12. Rutherford, New Jersey: 1979.

"From the People's Street 'T' Head." South and West: An International Literary Quarterly. Vol. 14, No. 3 (Winter, 1978).

"What, then my friend is off for marriage" and "In the Section." Ululatus: A Magazine of Modern Poetry. Vol. 1, No. 1., Fayetteville, Arkansas: 1978.

"How we trained the monster." Slick Press. No. VII. Chicago: May, 1978.

selections, National Council of Teachers of English Award Booklet. Omaha, NE: 1976.

National Council of Teachers of English Award for writing, Spring, 1976.

7. Awards (Miscellaneous)

Listing, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996.

Listing, in Who's Who in America in Religion, 1992-current

Listing, in International Who's Who, 1993-current

8. Contents of Redgunk Tales: Apocalypse and Kudzu from Redgunk, Mississippi

  • FROG SINGING
  • Lawnmower Moe
  • The Secret of the Mummy's Brain.
  • Encounter in Redgunk
  • Homesickness
  • Meadow Song
  • A God for Delphi
  • MUD (The Vulgar)
  • How Boy Howdy Saved the World
  • Unicorn Stew
  • Roadkill Fred
  • A Dragon of Conspiracy
  • KUDZU AND STAR
  • Plain Female Seeks Nice Guy
  • The Miracle of Swamp Gas Jackson
  • Redgunk, Texas


Copyright 2003 by William R. Eakin


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