We are very pleased to announce that Unsung Stories will be publishing The Arrival of Missives, the latest work by Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty.
The Arrival of Missives is a story of fate and destiny, examining interlocking themes of free will, individual choice, and the changing role of women in society. It’s a unique work of fiction, deftly marrying literary, historical and science-fiction influences - so exactly the kind of thing we love here at Unsung.
We are very excited to be publishing it and to be working with Aliya again, continuing our commitment to publishing challenging literature; we believe she’s a real talent and can’t wait to bring this novel to you all.
The Arrival of Missives will be published in Summer 2016.
Aliya Whiteley writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit's European Monsters and Lonely Planet's Better than Fiction I and II. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and won the Drabblecast People's Choice Award in 2007.
Her recent novella for Unsung Stories, The Beauty, was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Sabotage Award, and appeared on the Honors List for the James Tiptree Jr Award. She blogs at: aliyawhiteley.wordpress.com and tweets most days as @AliyaWhiteley.