Elly Bangs


About Me

Display Name

Elly Bangs

Twitter Handle

@elly_bangs

Website

http://elbangs.com/

What I Write

Writing Sample

For a solid year I was riding high, getting my fix, partying all night and sleeping all day–just like Phinneas, cool and white as snow, who had mortals of all genders falling over themselves to be tasted; who had been twenty-something for centuries. I thought we’d surf that ruby-red high forever, me and him and the other Cool Kids, and I’d never have to suffer my own reflection again. But I woke up one night with an awful taste in my mouth, and when I brushed my teeth, there I was again in the silvered glass above the sink: hazy, translucent, but undeniably there. I almost screamed.
“When’s the last time you drank, Jason?” Phinneas muttered, stretching awake.
“If I don’t get blood I turn human again?” I sounded like a noob, but I was panicking. I could feel my skin rising above room temperature like a fever.

Continued at: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/Monsters/elly-bangs/the-cool-kids

What I Write

I have sworn my life to the production of emotionally charged and adventurey science fiction, fantasy, and spec fic novels and short works — mostly dystopian stories about love, heartbreak, and the grim future of all humankind. Also stories about magic clothes, evil godlike soda pop, and cute little sentient blobs of water.

For me the Clarion West writer’s workshop was a grand creative awakening, an invaluable education, and a transcendent six weeks of writerly kinship. I can’t be hyperbolic about what it meant to me to be able to attend — and I would never have had that chance without the support of donors like you.

Publications

Out now or coming soon:

“A Handful of Sky” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies

“Dandelion” in Clarkesworld

“The Curse of the Octopodes” in Daily Science Fiction

“This Must Be The Place” in Strange Horizons

More at elbangs.com

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

MUST GET DONE AT ALL COSTS: Finish a new major revision of my post-apocalyptic cyberpunk novel
REALLY REALLY WANT TO GET DONE: Finish a draft of my road trip fantasy romance novella
HAD BETTER GET DONE: Finish two new short stories

STRETCH GOAL: Finish three or more short stories

Fundraising Goals

$(any) – I will tweet my sincere thanks

$10 – Upon request I will doodle an extremely simple piece of fan art for a story of your choice

$20 – Upon request I’ll send you eBook copies of my ten published stories — plus an extra never before seen!

$50 – Upon request I will hand-bind a signed paperback copy of the aforementioned compilation with hot glue in my kitchen and mail it to you (limit 10)

$100 – Upon request I will sew, bind, sign, and mail you a hardback copy of the aforementioned compilation (takes approximately 3 hours per copy) (limit 5)