Publisher’s Weekly Review and Pushcart Nomination

Thrilled to get my first advance review for Magic for Unlucky Girls from Publisher’s Weekly. Here’s a snippet:

There isn’t a single tired trope here—in fact, there are few familiar elements at all—so readers looking for something askew from any fantasy they’ve read before will want to get to know the unlucky but determined girls of Balaskovits’s stories.

I’ve also been nominated for a pushcart prize for my short story, “How One Girl Played at Slaughtering” in Gingko Tree Review. It’s an odd-ball take on the Grimm’s story, which is one of my favorite fairy tales. You really can’t get any weirder than child-cannibalism (I hope).