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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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Call for Submissions: Ursula K. Le Guin tribute poetry anthology

I am seeking submissions for an anthology of poetry in tribute to the life and works of Ursula K. Le Guin. The anthology is tentatively titled CLIMBING LIGHTLY THROUGH FORESTS, and it will be published by Aqueduct Press sometime in 2019. Ursula K. Le Guin was perhaps most known for her SFF fiction, but she

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Story and Poem sale

My science fiction short story “These Are The Attributes By Which You Shall Know God” (about aliens and Spinoza and architecture) will appear in Glittership: An LGBTQ Science Fiction & Fantasy podcast, edited by Keffy M. Kehrli. My poem “core/debris/core” will appear in Disabled People Destroy SF (via Uncanny Magazine). Poetry for DPDSF is edited by S. Qiouyi Lu. I’m

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Ursula K. Le Guin tribute anthology

It is official – I will be editing an anthology of speculative poetry in tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin’s life and work, for Aqueduct Press. I will also be contributing a retrospective essay on Le Guin’s poetry; she was a prolific and wonderful poet, and I feel her poetic work is not celebrated enough

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Poetry news

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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Poem sale

I’m very pleased to announce that my short poem “Domovoi” will appear in a future issue of Uncanny Magazine.

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Journeymaker to Keddar (II)

Today I am making  “Journeymaker to Keddar (II)”, the final poem from Marginalia to Stone Bird, publicly available: in part as defiance against the world’s darkness, in part to mark its Rhysling nomination, and in part to celebrate our fourth anniversary as a couple – I read this poem during our wedding last year. I hope you

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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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Reviews and thoughts, March edition

ICFA concluded today. I was not there, but hope to be next year. I heard it was a great con, and I heard that my poetry book Marginalia to Stone Bird was mentioned, as a Crawford finalist. Still really honored by this. I do not know if the timing was accidental or not, but Ada Hoffmann featured

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Marginalia to Stone Bird – Elgin

My poetry collection Marginalia to Stone Bird has been nominated for the Elgin Award. That’s the second award nomination for it, after the Crawford. My publisher (Aqueduct Press) sent a pdf to the Elgin chair to share with SFPA members, so if you are a SFPA voter and are interested in checking out the book,

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