I have gone and created a Patreon creator page — https://www.patreon.com/ahmedakhan — just to see if my writing is appreciated or not. Here is hoping for the best.
My story, "Point, Counter-Point", has been nominated for the 2018 PUSHCART PRIZE.
My non-fiction piece, "Future of Futuristic Fiction", will be published in the June 1 issue of newmyths.com.
Found out that I am one of the 4 featured authors (along with Cat Rambo, Brian Dolton and Ann Leckie) at Anthology Builder: http://www.anthologybuilder.com/authordetails.php?byline=Ahmed%20A.%20Khan
As a proponent of Islamic Speculative Fiction (http://nova-sf.de/internova/?p=447), I am always on the look out for good novels and stories with Islamic elements, so it gave me great pleasure to come across Diana Wynne Jones's novel, "Castle in the Air." The Islamic elements are quite prominent. The protagonist is a likeable, young, resourceful, love-struck carpet seller named Abdullah. The story has good and bad jinns (both free and imprisoned in bottles). The novel is entertaining with a very satisfactory ending. The novel works on YA as well as adult level. Highly recommended.
A list of, and links to, my stories published this year is here: https://www.facebook.com/Ahmed-A-Khan-551203328315177/
Read and enjoy and feel free to comment - here or there.
Just submitted a story to the new magazine: http://www.thesingularitymagazine.com/