I've received my contributor copies and my regular subscriber copy of the September issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, which has my short story, "Scouting Report" in it. I'll paste in the magazine cover. The story offers a fresh take on the classic deal-with-the-devil story, and
references both the famous blues artist Robert Johnson and his famous "Crossroad Blues" song. It has both aliens and baseball in it, and it's set mostly in gorgeous Puerto Rico, a place we visited last year and really liked.
The story was helped along a great deal by my pal James Stevens-Arce, an award-winning science fiction writer who also works in advertising and also writes some great science fiction (you should take a look at his terrific Soulsaver novel). Jim lived in Puerto Rico for many years, is perfectly fluent, and vetted the story's Spanish and Spanglish for me. Any mistakes I still managed to make are all mine, of course.