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Rose Lemberg is a queer immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Rose's 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."

For a quick taste of Rose's writing, try the Sampler. You can support their work on Patreon.

Header image courtesy of M. Sereno.

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“Mirrored Mappings” up at Through the Gate

My Birdverse poem “Mirrored Mappings” is up at Through the Gate today! This poem takes place in the Burri desert; the “I” and the “you” of the poem reference the two main characters of the new Birdverse novella I just finished, “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power.” Thanks to the editor Mitchell Hart

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Coming soon: Birdverse in Chinese translation!

I signed the contract and am very happy to announce that my Nebula-nominated Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” will appear in Chinese translation in Science Fiction World. Here is the website with some recent issues, and here is an English-language Wikipedia page about the magazine. I am very excited about this translation, and glad

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#pridecreators: 10 LGBTQIA creators of color in SFF

To celebrate Pride Month, I am highlighting ten LGBTQIA creators of color in the field of SFF.  I ask those of you who would like to participate, to highlight your favorite LGBTQIA creators using the hashtag #pridecreators Ten LGBTQIA creators of color (order is arbitrary!) 1. Nalo Hopkinson has just created the Lemonade Award to “to recognize five people and groups

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A Cityscape

A few years ago in Kansas City, I visited the Mission Road Antique Mall. I love going to places that have old beautiful old objects, because I love art and material culture. My parents have done a lot of interior design work, and I grew up around it. Looking at old and intricate things is soothing to me,

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World Fantasy Award nominations are open

I just heard from my editor that the World Fantasy Award nominations are open, with a very narrow voting window: they are due on June 15, 2016. WFA is mostly a juried award, but 2 slots in each category are open for voters. Members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 World Fantasy conventions are eligible

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200 issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

I have published in a variety of speculative genres: science fiction, magic realism, surrealism, slipstream, horror, and even dubiously a bit of memoir which might or might not be speculative. But secondary world fantasy, and epic fantasy in particular, remains my favorite genre – the genre that sustains me, the genre I read, the genre

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Post-Nebula Post

I am back from the Nebula Awards weekend, which I attended with my wonderful spouse, Bogi Takács. It made all the difference to be there with Bogi rather than on my lonesome. The con was excellent. I met many wonderful people face-to-face for the first time, participated in two panels (“Language as Rebellion” and “Historical Research

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Essay reprint

My essay “The Priviliege and Necessity of Writing” (this blog) will be reprinted in the 2015 edition of Speculative Fiction: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary edited by Foz Meadows and Mark Oshiro. Really happy about that.

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Empathy and hope: an essay on Birdverse

I have been honored and moved to read Sessily Watt’s latest (and last) Facing the Raven’s Eye column at Bookslut, titled In Hope, which focuses on my Birdverse work. But when literature includes moments of empathy — of growing the world, fictional or otherwise — it offers hope in the midst of pain. In this sense, Rose Lemberg

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Glassmaker and Jeweler reviewed

A new review of my Birdverse story “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar” (Uncanny), by Kate Lechler at Fantasy Literature: What I absolutely loved about this story was how rooted in natural landscapes it was. Maru tells Vadrai about the desert, full of wind and the “striated bones of forgotten beasts.” Vadrai in

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