Announcing the TOC for our First Collection: The 2022 Selected Sunday Morning Transport … and more!
Hello and Good Morning!
This month, in addition to sending four free stories to Sunday Morning Transport readers and offering a 20% Discount on new membership, we are today delighted to share with you the cover and table of contents for this year’s The Sunday Morning Transport : Selected Stories 2022 collection:
We are especially excited about this collection because you, our Sunday Morning Transport readers, helped to build it, through your interactions with the stories and especially your lists of favorites that you shared with us throughout last year.
Stay tuned, because we’ll be doing that again this fall. As well, paying subscribers will get to take part in the “best of Sunday Morning Transport” poll at years’ end.
from the 2022 Selected Stories Editor’s Letter:
When we began planning for the first year of The Sunday Morning Transport, Editor In Chief Julian Yap said something very simple, which has resonated through everything we do in the magazine.
He said: “I want to read a great story on a Sunday morning. Almost every Sunday morning. I just want one to land in my inbox, effortlessly.”
While Julian does a lot more than read the final product — by the time they reach inboxes these days, both Julian and Managing Editor Fran Wilde have read them multiple times, and guided them through edits and polishing … the moment each Sunday’s story appears in our nearly 3,000 readers’ inboxes, it feels to everyone on staff like we also get to read a great story every Sunday morning.
That’s thanks to all of our authors — 50 in total in our first year — who wrote spectacular stories of adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror, hauntings, slipstream, fairy tales, and bees (there were so many bees!). Stories that looked deep into what it means to be human — or something entirely not-human; stories that touched our hearts, and ones that sparked new connections in our minds.
They connected with others too, appearing in years’ best collections, awards finalist and recommended reading lists, and garnering insightful discussion in Locus Magazine, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. Sharp-eyed readers captured their favorite phrases and shared them in drawings, posts, and links. We are so glad to see these kinds of conversations around the stories, and hope they will continue to be vibrant in the coming years.
The table of contents for the The Sunday Morning Transport : Selected Stories 2022 is as follows:
Max Gladstone, “To Make Unending”
Karen Lord, “Legend”
Juan Martinez, “A Subscribers-Only Sneak Peek into the Preliminary Report on the Conditions of the Camps”
Kat Howard, “Telling the Bees”
Yoon Ha Lee, “Nonstandard Candles”
Sarah Pinsker, “Now Is the Time for Expansion and Growth”
Kij Johnson, “Ratatoskr”
E.C. Myers, “Hello From Tomorrow”
William Alexander, “A Body in Motion”
Meg Elison, “Fifteen Minutes of Grace”
Miyuki Jane Pinckard, “The Tree at the Edge of an Unknown Land”
Sarah Gailey, “The Daily Commute”
Ian Tregillis, “The Owl and the Reptiloid”
E. Lily Yu, “Serenissima”
Cassandra Khaw, “We Can Make Death Work”
David Bowles, “Relocation”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Part You Throw Away”
Annalee Newitz, “A Hole in the Light”
Christopher Rowe, “The Mourning Quilt”
C.C. Finlay, “We’ll Call Home Tomorrow”
How do you get your copy?
For paying subscribers: The e-book for The Sunday Morning Transport : Selected Stories 2022 will be shared with all paying members of the Sunday Morning Transport at the start of August.
For 2022 Founding Members: 2022 Founding Members will receive a printed copy in the coming months. (All 2023 Founding Members will receive a printed copy of the 2023 edition next year.)
Meanwhile, the collection will also be available for public preorder on Weightless Books beginning later this week. We hope this collection will become a welcome to new Sunday Morning Transport subscribers in the future, allowing us to continue bringing everyone the best short fiction out there, one Sunday morning at a time.
We are grateful to all of our authors, to you, our readership , to our staff — Kaitlin Severini, Delia Davis, Christine Ma, Ryan T. Jenkins, Devin Singer — and to Michael J. DeLuca who helped with the collection’s production and distribution. As always, it is a pleasure traveling with you on this journey.
In addition to the collection, we have cool new Kathleen Jennings Transport logo stickers to share (sizes may be larger or smaller than they appear below). You’ll be able to get them both in person at events, and during irregulars zooms and interviews, as giveaways. Check them out, below!
Made with the artist’s permission, and with more to come, they represent the heart of the Transport and its stories.
Find us (Devin especially) at Readercon this month, and keep an eye on our socials (instagram, bluesky, twitter) for more information, and for when you can suggest a question for our upcoming interviews.
We can’t wait for you to read what our authors have in store for you this month, and all the coming months. This journey wouldn’t be possible without your support, sharing and cheering for your favorite stories, discovering new authors, and helping others find us. If you know someone who might like what we’re doing, consider a gift of great Sunday stories, all year long, using this link:
And if you’re a free reader who would like to power-boost your reading experience, definitely take advantage of July’s 20% off subscription sale for new subscribers.
Stay tuned for more great, free-to-read July stories from Nino Cipri, Sara Ryan, and Cadwell Turnbull. Meanwhile, we hope you are as excited about the The Sunday Morning Transport: 2022 Selected Stories as we are.
Fran Wilde and Julian Yap