Short Stories and Poems
Fata Morgan 2023
So pleased to hear that Polar Borealis is publishing my poem “Fata Morgana” in Feb 2023, issue #24.
Photo by Nikhita Singhal on Unsplash
2022 Quarter 3 WOTF Honorable Mention
I won a 2022 Quarter 3 WOTF Honorable Mention for my story ‘The Good Winds’ a portal fantasy with an Edmonton Alberta setting. it wasn’t my best result but all HMs are appreciated! I have no idea who will publish it. This story features the faux waterfall / art installation that was on the High Level Bridge and my Bonnie Doon neighborhood of the early 90s.
May 2022 FINALIST WOTF Q1 – The Lady M
My fabulous WOTF result Quarter 1 2022! My story ‘The Lady M’ made it into the Top 8! It’s not awarded, nor am I going to the Gala week for the winners, however there is a chance that it makes it into the annual anthology if I get lucky, which would be a huge boon to my creative career.
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New Tudors is out!
Get your copy at Neo-opsis.ca
Sweet Morning Fog poem published by Polar Borealis #21 May 2022
I missing logging this one due to going to Banff World Media Festival in May 2022 when it came out. But was pleasantly reminded because it’s on the Aurora Nominations long list!
image: Cover – Lady Starlight – by Michael D. Jackson
to March 2022
Sold! Nope! still available!
was to appear in “Synthetic Reality” in mid-2022 but the magazine went down.
Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash.com
WOTF WIN #8 and #9 – More wonderful Writers of the Future competition news.
I won a Silver Honorable Mention for my story “Daze” that chronicles what happens when a portal to the underworld that opens on a film set.
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i won an Honorable Mention for my story “New Tudors” which has gone on to sell to Neo-opsis in 2022!
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JUNE 26, 2021
WOTF WIN #7 – I moved up a notch in the Writers of the Future competition. I won a Silver Honorable Mention for my story “Rachel’s Vacation”. They sent me a lovely certificate and am awaiting the online badge.
April 28, 2021
WOTF WIN #6 – I got another Writers of the Future Honorable Mention for the 2021 Q1 contest for my story “Some Thing”.
March 2021 – I just sold two more poems!
More information later on when I have the cover and details to post!
This is Cat Girczyc’s bibliography covering publications from 2015 on. Also, below this are historical credits.
October 2020 Stellar Evolutions is published and available on Amazon.ca for kindle.
Also as a print book if you like on Amazon.ca
Fantastic to get another of these awards! Hoping to crack the top level and win the contest!
My story “La bella ragazza” won a WOTF Honorable Mention for Quarter 4, 2020!
Wonderful news! My story “Tail Creek” won a WOTF Honorable Mention for Quarter 2, 2020!
My poem “A NEW DAY” is published by Polar Borealis Magazine, Issue #13, Jan 2020.
You can get the magazine as a free pdf download at http://polarborealis.ca/currentback-issues/
My story ABSINTHE KIND has just been published by Polar Borealis Magazine, Issue #12 Dec 2019.
Free pdf download at Polarborealis.ca
My story WRASSE has just been published by Neo-opsis Magazine. Link to the issue information is http://www.neo-opsis.ca/Thirty.htm
This issue contains stories by several writers including my friend Craig. I’m looking forward to reading it. You can buy a copy or get a subscription at http://www.neo-opsis.ca/Store
Pleiades Cat Reprint
Very happy to announce that my story “The Pleiades Cat” in Polar Borealis Magazine! It’s a reprint, originally appearing in On Spec in the 1990s and I’m pleased to see it get a new home! It was the first short story I ever had published, so it’s special to me. Interestingly, I’d sold radio drama, had plays produced and had screenplays written before I turned to short stories.
“The Pleiades Cat” story (a reprint) appears in Polar Borealis #10, May 2019. To download, go to PolarBorealis and navigate to POLAR BOREALIS #10 May 2019.
Poem in Polar Borealis #6
To download “Law of Love” my poem in Polar Borealis #9, go to Polar Borealis and navigate to POLAR BOREALIS #9 March 2019.
Great Cover art Airship #1 by Akers
Poem in Polar Borealis #6
“Forgiveness ” (poem) in Polar Borealis #6 2018.
Poem in Polar Borealis #8
“Dangerous gods” (poem) in Issue #8 of Polar Borealis, Dec 2018
story in the vancouver sci-fi anthology
Night Market” accepted by The Vancouver Sci-Fi Anthology! September 2017 and published November 2017.
So pleased to be in this book to be published by Reality Skimming Press. See Amazon sale page for buying information.
Poems in tesseracts #20 compostela
My poems are in Tesseracts 20: Compostela are Ancient tech and Card.
An Amazon EXCLUSIVE (only available for KINDLE devices and apps.) June 5 thru Sept. 3, 2017
It will then become available for KOBO, NOOK, i-BOOKS, google PLAY and for other devices and apps on September 4th.
The print edition officially becomes available in Canada on September 11; and in the US on October 9, 2017.
writers of the future wins!
story in polar borealis #2
My short story “The Cup” appears in Polar Borealis Magazine!
POLAR BOREALIS Magazine #2 is finally published and available for free download to anyone who wants to read it.
Just go to http://polarborealis.ca and click on “Current/Back Issues” in the header, then scroll a short distance down to the link.
Also, big news for me – I will have 2 poems included in the Tesseracts 20 book to be published by Edges press in 2017. Edited by Spider Robinson and James Alan Gardner, Tesseracts 20 is part of a very prestigious Canadian sf/f anthology series.
About Tesseracts 20
writers of the future wins!
Quarter 1 – 2016 Award! Writers of the Future
Honorable Mention Winner for my story “Teacup” subsequently published as “The Cup”!
Quarter 3, 2015 – Writers of the Future, Honorable Mention winner for my story “Steamer Plane”.
Quarter 4, 2015 – Writers of the Future, Honorable Mention winner for my story “Absinthe Kind”.
Cat Girczyc’s Bibliography ~ TV Writing
TRUE PULP MURDER – Story Consultant 13 eps. & Writer -3
THE COLLECTOR III – Ep. III-4 Vampire
COMMANDER’S LOG – Ep. 5 & 6 Doc & Boom
THE COLLECTOR II – Ep. II-02: Ufologist
JUST CAUSE – Ep. I-14: Dream House
BAND ON THE RUN – 2 eps. Glam Band & Birdland
SCI SQUAD CADET – 2 episodes Grade 4
BILLY THE CAT – 1 episode Eau de Junkyard
CYBERSIX – 1 episode Terra
ESPRESSO – 1 radio drama Vanishing Point
Some of the above credits are listed on IMDB.com.
Cat Girczyc’s Bibliography ~ Plays
DEAD SLOW, Edmonton Fringe Festival 1993, co-writer Tom Crighton. A “Hit of the Fringe” directed by Brian Paisley, creator of the Edmonton Fringe.
FOLDED SPACE performed at Edmonton Fringe Festival 1991 and at the ConText 91 Science Fiction Convention 1991.
LONE SHARK, Edmonton Fringe 1987 then performed at the ConText 89 Science Fiction Convention 1989 and then published in Spintrian, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Issues 4&5.
ISLANDARY PHYSICS, University of Alberta Drama Dept., Edmonton, AB
RHEA, M.F.A. Thesis play 1988, Northern Lights Theatre workshop, Edmonton AB.
RHINESTONES, produced while in the University of Alberta, MFA program and also in the Edmonton Fringe Festival 1986.
Cat Girczyc’s Bibliography ~ Stories & Poems
- CARD, Tesseracts 20 Compostela 2017.
- ANCIENT TECH, Tesseracts 20 Compostela 2017.
- PARK EARTH, PARSEC MAGAZINE Fall 1996.
- NIGHT OF DANCES, HORIZONS SF 1998
- RAVEN RATTLE, PARSEC MAGAZINE Winter 1997-98.
- FATA MORGANA, (poem) On Spec Sum 1994
- NODE TO NODE, (poem) On Spec Fall 1990
- THE PLEIADES CAT, (story) On Spec Win 1992
- WINDY AND 35 BELOW, The Anthology 1992 Stroll of Poets, Edmonton
- NEW LOVE, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- VERY LATE THAT NIGHT, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- DAHLIA LADY, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- YOU FOLLOW, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- DUEL, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- WALKING ACROSS, edges anthology 1990s, Edmonton
- MESSAGE FROM A GODMOTHER, espresso publishing, 1989, 1990, Edmonton
- ANTI-LOVE POEM, espresso publishing, 1989, Edmonton
- CELLS, Antigonish Review, 1985
- EVENING FRESH, Antigonish Review, 1985
- LIKE RENAISSANCE ITALIANS, Wascana Review, 1983
- PRAIRIE SONG, CHEZ FM RADIO, Ottawa, broadcast 1983