2021 Year in Review

I’ve never done one of those year in review achievement things before, but here goes nothing. I put out an updated Complete Mauskaveli comic book in January (Dooky Zines). I released Within Me, Without Me a book of poetry and prose in October (Dooky Zines). My sweetie Emily Flummox and I created an online course on Kink in Horror Fiction for the Speculative Fiction Academy. I won the Ladies of Horror Fiction grant award.


My poem “Darkest Night of Faerie Bright” was included in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol VIII (edited by Stephanie Wytovich). My essay “Centered and Seen” was accepted into It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflection on Horror Film (edited by Joe Vallese). My poem “With December Comes Elune” was published in Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope & Resilience from the Pandemic (edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni).


I started volunteering on the Horror Writers Association social media team this spring, and became it’s social media manager this fall. I spent another year as the host of the Erotic Storytelling Hour. My Mauskaveli business did better than ever before, as I sold a lot of kink-themed art covered wooden paddles at Second Saturdays SOMA, Folsom Street Market and Megahood.


I participated in LitQuake and LitCrawl, Clockwork Alchemy, Horror for the Humanities, HorrorAddict’s Tales of Terror, Horror Writers Association San Francisco’s Haunting Halloween, the Speculative Fiction Poets Association’s Halloween series, AfroComicCon, StokerCon, WorldCon, and SiliCon this year, both in person and online, despite this global pandemic.


I started a relationship with my partner Empress in April, and with my partner Wednesday in August. My partner Princess and I celebrated our second collaring anniversary and will be celebrating our third anniversary in less than three weeks. I got to visit with Empress in DC. I got to do a lot of great things with all of my partners, and had a lovely year.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on December 29, 2021.

One Response to “2021 Year in Review”

  1. Wow! You really accomplished a lot of wonderful things this year!

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