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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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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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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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Birdverse poem sale

Mitchell Hart will be publishing my Birdverse poem “Mirrored Mappings” in Through the Gate. This poem was an experiment in that I initially posted it unlocked on my Birdverse Patreon last year. I do not think that anyone except patrons read it. I love this piece and wanted more readers to see it, and so I asked

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Tiptree Award Longlist

The Tiptree Award lists came out, and I am very pleased to report that “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is on the Tiptree Longlist. It’s the first time my work appears on the Tiptree lists. The lists this year are excellent. Glad to see work by A. Merc Rustad, Nino Cipri, Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Caren Gussoff,

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Hugo and Nebula deadlines

The deadline to vote in the Nebulas and to nominate work for the Hugo is March 31st – just around the corner. My Birdverse story “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is on the Nebula ballot this year. It is Hugo eligible in the novelette category. I hope you will give this story a try. To everyone who has considered, discussed,

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One Trans Response to “Cloth…”

I recently blogged my notes on trans themes in my Nebula-nominated “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” Shortly after that, Corey Alexander/Xan West posted an essay titled “One Trans Response to “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”. It is a powerful, hard-hitting entry. I am very honored to have this perspective and this reaction to my work. I hope you

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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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