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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, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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My poem “Pollen,” about pollen cosmonauts and my childhood years in Vorkuta, is out in Mithila Review. This issue of Mithila is fantastic, with so many wonderful voices – I hope you check it out. My poem “The Repository” has been accepted for publication in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. I have fallen behind on updates,

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Work in Uncanny and Daily Science Fiction

While I was moving house and waiting for my internet to be reconnected, multiple works of mine came out! I’m trying to catch up now. First, my short poem “Domovoi” came out in Uncanny Magazine Issue 17, with a wonderful podcast by Amal El-Mohtar (hurray!!) My poem is in wonderful company: this issue features work

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Birdverse novella “Portrait…” is out

While I was away from the computer for a rather dramatic and unpleasant move, my Birdverse novella A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power became available for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Part 1: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/a-portrait-of-the-desert-in-personages-of-power-pt-i/ Part 2: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/a-portrait-of-the-desert-in-personages-of-power-pt-ii/ A 5-hour long EPIC audiobook/podcast narrated by the indomitable CSE Cooney: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/audio/bcs-200-a-portrait-of-the-desert-in-personages-of-power/ This is one of the best

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“Portrait…” is going to be an AUDIOBOOK!!

I have wonderful news to share with you today. As I have already written here, “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” the Birdverse origin novella of queer/trans supermages, consent, power exchange, and giant flaming birds, will be published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. We now have publication dates: the first part will appear on 7/6/2017,

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GlitterShip podcast, and a poem sale

My Queers Destroy SF! story, “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” has been podcast by the fabulous GlittershipSF and narrated by Rose Fox! Glittership also reprinted the story – the first time it appears online for free. Hope you give it a read, a listen, or both! My short poem “Pollen” will appear

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“The Book of How to Live” is live! + some notes

My new Birdverse novelette, “The Book of How to Live,” is live in Beneath Ceaseless Skies’ 8th Anniversary double issue. Here are some notes about this story: I first became a fan of Mikhail Lomonosov as an eight year old living in Vorkuta, when I read his “Ode to Glass.” I memorized some of his

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New from Birdverse: Glassmaker and Jeweler

I have a new Birdverse story out at Uncanny Magazine, and for a change, it’s not a novelette. “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar” is a happy, hopeful story about two artists and their art, and I am very happy to share it with you. Charles Payseur reviews it at Quick Sips: And

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BOOK BIRTHDAY!!

My debut poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird, is out and available from Aqueduct Press! as a paperback, or in ebook format! In this powerful debut collection, Rannu Award-winning poet Rose Lemberg explores the deep-rooted fluidity of gender, tradition, language, and desire in landscapes as familiar as high fantasy and as foreign as San Francisco.

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Ranra’s Unbalancing

My Birdverse poem “Ranra’s Unbalancing” is up at Strange Horizons. It’s about a ruler trying to save her people from disaster; also about quince seeds. For those following Birdverse, Ranra is the mythic matriarch of the Ranravan/Kekeri family (who appear in Geometries of Belonging and in my older novelette Held Close in Syllables of Light).

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“The Shapes of Us, Translucent to your Eye”

When the Unlikely Academia call came out, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write anything at all. I’m not very good at writing for specific calls. But then I read Amal El-Mohtar’s story Pockets, and I sat down and this story came out of me. “The Shapes of us, Translucent to your Eye” is

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