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Rose Lemberg is a queer immigrant from Eastern Europe. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose co-edits Stone Telling, a magazine of boundary-crossing poetry, with Shweta Narayan. She is currently editing a new fiction anthology, An Alphabet of Embers. For a quick taste of Rose's writing, try the Sampler. You can support her work on Patreon.

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Forthcoming: New Essay and a Birdverse Poem

I have been quite sick for a while and on top of that, moving, but I have two new things to report. First, will have a letter in Letters to Tiptree from Twelfth Planet Press; it’s about translations of feminist SF, samizdat, and more. Thrilled to see the collection – the full ToC is here.

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Queers Destroy Horror

I’ve signed the contract, so this can be announced: I’ve sold a reprint of my Strange Horizons prose poem, “The Rotten Leaf Cantata,” to Queers Destroy Horror! special issue of Lightspeed. I’m very grateful to Bogi Tak√°cs, Sofia Samatar, Shweta Narayan, and Sonya Taaffe for their support of this poem and of my work. Thus

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Recent Short Stories Reviewed

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) has had a very warm reception from readers and reviewers so far. Here are two samples: Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews writes (read the full review here): Well this is a long but very good story about self-determination, about transition, about making a choice.

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Spelling the Hours – the lineup!

At long last, here’s the table of contents announcement for the poetry chapbook focusing on forgotten figures in science and technology, Spelling the Hours! This chapbook is one of the bonuses for the forthcoming An Alphabet of Embers anthology. The chapbook is very cool – different styles, people, time periods – but I think that

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Poetry collection forthcoming!

I am thrilled to announce that I sold my first poetry collection, titled Marginalia to Stone Bird, to Aqueduct Press. It includes forty-six reprinted and nine original poems, and it will appear in the Conversation Pieces series. I’m really happy with this. I loved working with Aqueduct for my first edited anthology, The Moment of

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Congratulations, Galen Dara!

I learned that Galen Dara has been shortlisted for the Chelsey Award with her illustration to my story “A City on its Tentacles” in Lackington’s Magazine. I am so incredibly happy for Galen. It was truly an honor to have my work illustrated by her, and the octopus painting is just so true to the

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Poem sale!

I sold a short mythic poem titled “A Riddler at Market” to Uncanny Magazine. It’s short, homey, and has many food items. It’s dedicated to Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, and it’s a part of AoE backer rewards. Very happy about this!

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Birdverse: Grandmother’s Cloth is out

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This story has queer families (a cultural default for Khana women), and striving for acceptance within the family; it has generations of women and trans people, and friendships, and autism, and very many bonus carpets. It takes place in the south, and

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QDSF! and other shinies

The Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special issue of Lightspeed Magazine is out and available for purchase with new stories, flash, non-fiction articles, and interviews. My full-length short story, “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” is available as an exclusive ebook/print content. I also have an author spotlight in this issue! (Some

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Joy and joy again

Today’s mail included a hefty package from PM Press. Inside was my contributor’s copy of Sisters of the Revolution, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. And here, between James Tiptree, Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” and “The Evening, the Morning, and the Night” by Octavia E. Butler, is my little story. This happened. This really, really

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