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Kat Howard’s short fiction has been performed on NPR, included in year’s best and best of anthologies, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the WSFA Small Press Award. A Cathedral of Myth and Bone is her first collection of shorter works.




Kat Howard’s short fiction can be found in select anthologies.


Release date: Dec 31, 2019

The Best of Uncanny anthology collects the best stories and poems from the first 22 issues of Uncanny Magazine.


“An Invitation to a Burning”

Release date: Oct 1, 2019

Hex Life features brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors writing in their own bestselling universes!


“Curses Like Words, Like Feathers, Like Stories”

Release date: Sept 3, 2019

The Mythic Dream is an all-new anthology of eighteen classic myth retellings.


“Glass Wings”

Mechanical Animals is a speculative fiction safari that riffs on the traditional ideals of automata to explore our strange and competitive relationship with the natural world.


“Just Another Love Song”

Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.


“The Least of the Deathly Arts”

The Best of Subterranean collects 30 pieces of Subterranean's best, representing diverse, breathtaking short fiction from today's modern masters.


“The Sound of Salt and Sea”

Chosen from a wide variety of venues, the stories for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 include sinister fairy tales, dreadful new legends, and spooky tales sure to spur the shivers.



A retelling of The Snow Queen featured in The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe.


“Stories of the Trees, Stories of the Birds, Stories of the Bones”

Story inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Juniper Tree,” featured in The Grimm Future.


“The Universe, Sung in Stars”

Cosmic Powers is a collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action.


“With Her Hundred Miles to Hell”

Glitter and Mayhem: Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery.


“A Tornado of Dorothys”

Oz Reimagined: Editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together leading fantasy writers to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans – and, really, any reader with an appetite for richly imagined worlds.


“Sweet Sixteen”

Futuredaze 2: Reprise includes fifteen of the best and most brilliant young adult science fiction stories, written by the hottest SF and YA authors, gathered for the first time in one anthology.


“Choose Your Own Adventure”

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.


“A Year in Fictions”

Stories: All-New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, presents never before published short works from a veritable Who’s Who of contemporary literature.



Literary Magazines

Stories not included in A Cathedral of Myth and Bone can be found in these literary magazines.


"A Brief Guide to the Seeking of Ghosts." Lightspeed issue #100, September 2018.
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"A Recipe for Magic," co-written with Fran Wilde,, 2017.

"A Nest of Ghosts, A House of Birds," Uncanny issue #17, July/August 2017.
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Seven Salt Tears," Lightspeed issue #80, January 2017.
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"The Key to St. Medusa's," Lightspeed issue #77, October 2017.
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The Sound of Salt and Sea," Uncanny issue #10, Maye/June 2016.
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"A User's Guide to Increments of Time," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction issue #128, March/April 2015.

"The Universe, Sung in Stars," Lightspeed issue #59, April 2015.
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"A Flock of Grief," Lightspeed issue #54, November 2014.
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"A Meaningful Exchange," Lightspeed issue #51, August 2014.
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"The Lady of Situations," Bound By Chance, 2014.

"Hath No Fury," Subterranean Magazine, Spring 2014.
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"A Different Fate," Lightspeed issue #46, March 2014.
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"Migration," Uncanny issue #1, November/December 2014.
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"Variant Text," Offline Magazine #3, 2014.

"Haruspicy and Other Amatory Divinations," Apex Magazine issue #55, December 2013.
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"Stage Blood," Subterreanan Magazine, Summer 2013.
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"The Face of Heaven So Fine," Apex Magazine issue #45, February 2013.
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"The Heart of the Story," Firefide Fiction #2, July 2012.
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"Sweet Sixteen," Lightspeed issue #14, July 2011.
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"Choose Your Own Adventure," Fantasy Magazine issue #49, April 2011.
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"Beauty and Disappearance," Weird Tales #356, Summer 2010. Audio reprint in PodCastle 306, read by Ann Leckie.
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The H Word: Changelings and the Horror of Almost, Nightmare issue #52, January 2017.
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"Philip Pullman—His Dark Materials" and "Susanna Clarke—Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," Literary Wonderlands, edited by Laura Miller, 2016.
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"Writing Stories, Wrinkling Time, Lightspeed Special Issue—Women Destroy Science Fiction, 2014.
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Interview: China Miéville, Subterranean Magazine, 2012.

The Pen and the Sword, Fantasy Magazine issue #56, November 2011.
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Featured Interview: Mary Doria Russell, Lightspeed issue #14, July 2011.
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Don't Let It Be Forgot: The Once and Future Story, Interfictions 0, edited by Delia Sherman and Helen Pilinovsky, July 2011.