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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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“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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Three Honorable Mentions!

We went to Prairie Lights as a reward for all the relentless packing (moving for the fifth time in a year — this is not a drill!), and I spotted a copy of Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best SF on display. I looked at the Honorable Mentions section in the back and it appears I have THREE

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Notes on trans themes in “Cloth…”

“Grandmother-na-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is a Nebula nominee. As such, it is getting a lot of attention. I usually let my stories stand on their own. When this story came out, I had written brief story notes focusing on Kimi’s autism in the context of the Khana culture. Even that felt too much for me. I want

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“Stalemate” Podcast!

“Stalemate” podcast is live on Glittership! It’s the seventh episode – I am so happy to have this podcast around, and have loved the choices Keffy has made so far. “Stalemate” was originally published in Lackington’s, which has just received a very well-deserved Prix Aurora Award Nominee in “Best Related Work – English” category.  

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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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Good News from Birdverse

Today I am announcing two excellent bits of Birdverse news, and I am very excited about both of them. First, some of you might remember my long poem, I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz, which appeared in Goblin Fruit in Summer 2013. Earlier this year, it was nominated

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Post-Binary Gender and Language column up at Tor.com

I participated in Post-Binary Gender in SF Roundtable: Languages of Gender, which went up at Tor.com today. Alex Dally MacFarlane asked wonderful, insightful questions; the other respondents were Benjanun Sriduangkaew and Bogi Takács. I talk about non-binary/post-binary gender, grammatical gender and how it influences writing, Soviet SF, and more. Here is a short excerpt: You’ve talked about English offering different

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Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions,” and the rabbinical approaches to nonbinary gender

Caveat: I am a close friend of the author, and so this is not an objective review (if such is even possible), but rather a combination of dialogue, musings, and disputation. Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions” is story is important for me to discuss, my friendship with Bogi aside, because it combines two elements much on

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“Held close…” and other news

Thank you everybody who voted in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies readers’ poll. It was truly an amazing competition. I am happy and humbled to report that “Held Close in Syllables of Light” was the winner, and will be reprinted in Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Four. Thank you again! In addition, my poem Resh,

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