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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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Story sale to Journal of Unlikely Academia

When Unlikely Story first announced their “Journal of Unlikely Academia” issue, I thought it would great to write for it. But I could not write anything until I read Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful short story “Pockets,” in Uncanny Magazine. Warda, a music librarian, is one of the characters. When I talked to Amal about this story,

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Patreon and Publication Rights

This discussion started on Twitter, and I am moving it here because I feel this is a developing and gray area of publishing. Question is: are locked works posted on Patreon for pay considered published? Responses from SFWA-qualifying markets, from 2014, are collated here. (I just saw this link when Amal mentioned it on Twitter).

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These are the Roads that Loop and Entwine me

My magic realist memoir, “These are the Roads that Loop and Entwine me” is up at the Bahamut website. Bahamut is a print journal, but my story is one of the two pieces from the inaugural issue which are also published online (the other is Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s “The Romance of Flying on Dead Languages.”) I

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“Long Shadow” podcast and mp3 file

M Sereno highlighted my poem “Long Shadow” in her heartfelt entry Out of Fracture. I am very grateful to see my poem included among so many of my favorite pieces. I promised to let you know when the podcast of “Long Shadow” goes live. Here it is at Strange Horizons, together with poems by John

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Ten years

Ten years. A decade. A life. Alan Dundes was the first person – and the only mentor I’ve had – who saw me as a whole human being. In him, I had someone who accepted me as I was, who was interested in me as myself, not a construct in his mind. He made me

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Story sale to QDSF!

I am absolutely thrilled to report that I’ve sold a full-length story, “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” to Seanan McGuire for Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed. It will be my first appearance in Lightspeed. The fiction lineup for QDSF! has just been announced! “How to Remember to

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Two podcast sales!

My magic realist story “Seven Losses of Na Re” (originally in Daily SF; to be reprinted in Sisters of the Revolution ed. by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer) is slated to be podcast at Drabblecast. I’m really happy about this. Second, my SFnal story “Stalemate” (Lackington’s) has been accepted by GlitterShip, a brand-new LGBTQIA podcast run

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Assorted News, with Long Shadow

I have assorted news to report today, including one of epic nature. My curse poem “Beastwoman’s Snarled Rune,” aka the Monsterpoem (first published in Bull Spec 4, 2010), will be reprinted in Angels of the Meanwhile, an anthology to benefit PopeLizbet. My essay “On the pitfalls of merit,” published on this blog last year, will

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The Privilege and Necessity of Writing

I want to engage with Kameron Hurley’s chewy and important essay on “The Privilege to Publish and the Power to Persevere,” in which Hurley considers writing as an activity that is supported by privilege. Sometimes I think it’s because the only ones of us left in this business are the writers with safety nets. The

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Perseverance and the editorial process

Charles Tan has kindly storified my tweets on perseverance, writing, and the editorial process. Today I saw a few people wanting to refer to this conversation in blog entries, so I have very slightly tweaked these tweets and am putting them in an entry format here. This conversation continues various conversational threads from #dontselfreject (also

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