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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose is a Nebula Award nominee for their Birdverse novelette, "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds."

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I recently learned that Marginalia to Stone Bird is the first poetry book to be nominated for the Crawford Award. I am really honored. Two of my poems, “The Ash Manifesto” (Strange Horizons) and “The Journeymaker to Keddar II” (Marginalia to Stone Bird) were nominated for the Rhysling Award. I am traveling back home from

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Marginalia to Stone Bird is a Crawford Award Finalist

I learned today that my debut poetry collection Marginalia to Stone Bird was a finalist for the William L. Crawford Award for a first fantasy book. I am really honored. ETA: I learned that Marginalia is the first poetry book to be nominated for the Crawford. Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky

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Glassmaker and Jeweler story tile

Uncanny Magazine made this beautiful story tile for my Birdverse short story from the January/February 2016 issue, “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar“. I just love this. This story is eligible for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy in the short story category.

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Likhain (M. Sereno) for Fan Artist HUGO

I am promoting Likhain/M.Sereno for the Hugos, specifically for Fan Artist Hugo. I am also voting for her in the Professional Artist Hugo category. WHO: Likhain, aka M. Sereno, a queer Filipina immigrant artist currently living in Australia, artist and poet. WHAT: Fan Artist Hugo; also eligible for Professional Artist Hugo (justification below). WHY: Likhain’s

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“Book…” reviews and recommendations roundup

My Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has been getting attention from readers and reviewers, for which I am very grateful. “Book…” is on the Tangent Recommended Reading list – two stars. Fran Wilde posted “Things to Read While Rebooting: An awards Post of Sorts” in which she recommends “The Book of How

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“Cloth….” illustrated (and grief)

I have mentioned before that I have been very fortunate to work with Renne Chon of Science Fiction World, to get my Nebula-nominated novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” translated into Chinese. I have posted some translation Q & A with Renne Chon on my Patreon as a rare public entry. In November, I received two issues of

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I have an agent

The end of 2016 has been so horrible for me that I’ve been sitting on this bit of good news for a while. At long last, here it is. My querying process for my Birdverse novel THE UPHOLDING was surprisingly short and eventful; I sent out a dozen queries and received three offers of representation and a

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Award Eligibility 2016

This is my customary award eligibility post for the year. I did not have as much short pieces out because I was concentrating on longer work, but I am very proud of what I did publish this year. I have bolded pieces I feel are most deserving of award consideration. Short fiction nominating folks, if you

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“Book…” at the Monthly Round

My Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” made The Monthly Round at Nerds of a Feather: Bracing. Spicy. Lightly bitter. It’s how I would profile a Session IPA, a drink that speaks to me of autumn and the smell of burning leaves. It’s also how I imagine “The Book of How to Live”

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A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power

Friends, this has been a difficult week. Devastating for many of us. I have spoken at length on twitter about my feelings about this election, and will continue to do so there: @roselemberg. I posted on Twitter last night that I am reluctant to announce the sale of my novella — it feels weird to have good

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