Novella Announcement: Lovely Creatures, By KT Bryski

Written By Sean Markey

Sean lives in an old farmhouse in northern Vermont, and is pretty sure the house isn’t very haunted… He works as a marketer during the day and is also the publisher of The Deadlands, a little magazine about beginnings and endings you may or may not have heard of.

Eugie Award and Aurora Award finalist, playwright, and Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 contributor KT Bryski’s Lovely Creatures, a novella that transforms classic fairy tales into a traveling circus led by the sinister Mr. Once-Upon-A-Time, through a land beset by dust and drought, to E. Catherine Tobler at Psychopomp by Kim-Mei Kirtland at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.

From The Author:

Lovely Creatures began with the image of a wooden whale trundling through dust, and I’m thrilled that its journey now continues at I have always loved taking apart fairy tales and refashioning their bones into something new. While searching for her missing sister, Bryony stumbles into an unexpected found family…and a sinister storyteller who knows they’re all running from something (even him). Lovely Creatures explores the power of the stories we tell ourselves, and how changing the narrative can change everything.

From the Publisher

From the very first sentence this story fascinated me. I couldn’t stop reading about Bryony’s adventures. The dust storms are terrifying, and I couldn’t wait to see what they’d find at the river at the end of the world. Lovely Creatures has stayed with me long after I finished reading it, and I cannot wait to share it with everyone later this year.

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    About KT Bryski

    KT Bryski is a Canadian author with short fiction appearing in many publicationsincluding Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and The Deadlandsand debut novella LOVELY CREATURES forthcoming from KT has been a finalist for the Sunburst, the Aurora, and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. In addition, they co-founded and co-chair the ephemera reading series: a monthly showcase of diverse speculative fiction.

    When not writing, KT frolics about enjoying craft beer and choral music. Learn more at