Short Stories

Interzone is really spoiling me when it publishes Jason Sanford so regularly. As far as I’m concerned, they couldn’t publish too much of this author if they named it Jason Sanford’s Science Fiction Magazine.
— Sam Tomaino at SFRevu


"May Our Voices Sing Like Blood from Open Wounds"

"Blood Grains Speak Through Memories"

"Death Flowers of Never-Forgotten Love"

"Duller's Peace"

"What Is Sand but Earth Purified?"

"We Eat the Hearts that Come for You"


"Monday's Monk"


"Heaven's Touch"

"The Ever-Dreaming Verdict of Plagues"

"Her Scientifiction, Far Future, Medieval Fantasy"

  • Novelette in issue 234 (May/June 2011) of Interzone.

"The Blue Room"

"The Never Never Wizard of Apalachicola"


"Peacemaker, Peacemaker, Little Bo Peep"

"Millisent Ka Plays in Realtime"

  • Originally published in issue 231 (Nov./Dec. 2010) ofInterzone.
  • Reprinted in the Russian magazine ESLI (IF).

"Plague Birds"

"A Twenty-First Century Fairy Love Story"

  • Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated, issue 30, spring 2010.


  • Originally published in OCHO #28, the print companion to the literary and arts magazineMiPOesias. This special issue was edited by Kirk Curnutt. Fall 2009.

"Into the Depths of Illuminated Seas"

  • Originally published in Interzone, issue 226 (Jan./Feb. 2010).
  • Placed third in the 2010 Interzone Readers' Poll.
  • An earlier version of the story was published in issue 2 of Tales of Moreauvia
  • Reprinted in StarShipSofa Stories, Volume 2.
  • Reprinted in the Czech SF magazine XB-1.

"Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows"

  • Originally published in issue 225 (Nov./Dec. 2009) ofInterzone.
  • Reprinted in Apex Magazine, Czech SF magazineIkarie and the French book anthology Ténèbres.

"Sublimation Angels"

"When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees"

"The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain"

"Where Away You Fall"

"Book Scouts of the Galactic Rim" 



  • Originally published in  Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Issue 5, July 2007.
  • Reprinted in the anthology Beyond the Sun.

"For Aging Kids Who Dream of Star Treks"

  • Originally published in  Tales of the Unanticipated, April 2002

"Enucleation Means to Remove an Eye"

  • Southern Gothic Online (nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

"One More Expert Speaks to Jury"

  • Diagram 4.6

"Blue Doily Dreams"

  • Fiction Warehouse (feature story of the week for Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2004)

"God's Words to Bucky Guisman, Airport Angel"

  • Pindeldyboz, summer 2002; reprinted in 3 A.M. Magazine January 2003


  • The Mississippi Review Online, winter 2000

"Cold Pelts"

  • Beloit Fiction Journal, spring 2000

"Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye"

  • Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #2

"Mai's Magic"

  • Girls to the Rescue, Book #4