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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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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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“Cloth” is a Nebula Award nominee!

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) is a Nebula Awards finalist! This is the first time my work has been nominated for the Nebula. It is a tremendous honor, and a huge personal milestone. I am grateful to my editor, Scott Andrews of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, who believed in my Birdverse work

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New reactions to Birdverse

I’m excited to have quite a few new and newish Birdverse pieces out, and the reactions have been amazing. Here are some recent ones: Kate Elliott talks about “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”: In the Birdverse universe, relationships and language and magic intertwine so tightly they can’t be fully pulled apart because none of them exist

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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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This Award Season and “Grandmother-Nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”

I am thrilled and honored to see my Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) on many awards and reading lists this award season. It has been included in: SFWA award reading list Tangent Online 2015 Recommended reading list (three stars!) Tiptree Award recommendations Beneath Ceaseless Skies award recommendations, Best Novelette Nerds of

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Strange Horizons poll results are in

The Strange Horizons readers’ poll results are in. “Ranra’s Unbalancing” placed first in the poetry category. “Long Shadow” placed second in the poetry category. My folkloristics essay “The Uses and Limitations of the Folklorist’s Toolkit for Fiction” shares first place with “Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in SF: A Conversation” by Polenth Blake and Bogi Takács.

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Birdverse recognition!

Charles Payseur has started the Sippy Awards, which he gives out in five categories. The first category is The “I’d Ship That” Sippy for Excellent Relationships in Short SFF, and my Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” won the Big Sip award in this category! This story features a deeply complex relationship between Parét and his

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Award Eligibility 2015

2015 has been a great year for my work. Prose-wise, I am most proud of the two Birdverse novelettes in BCS. I cannot decide which one I think is more award-worthy, but I feel “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” may win for me with a very narrow margin. NOVELETTES “Geometries of Belonging,” (Birdverse novelette), Beneath Ceaseless

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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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Two in-depth reviews of “Geometries…”, and a bonus!

My Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” has been reviewed  by Ada Hoffmann for her Autistic Book Party series and by Paige Kimble for their Unmonstering series. These are both in-depth, thoughtful engagements with the story and especially with the story’s focus on  disability,  neuroatypicality, and mental illness. I am extremely grateful to these and other reviewers

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