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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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Poetry sale and a review

My poem “The rivers, the birchgroves, all the receding earth” will appear in Strange Horizons. A new review of “A City on its Tentacles” (Lackington’s, #1) has appeared in Black Gate. The reviewer has very complimentary things to say: And “A City of Its Tentacles by” Rose Lemberg was artful and brilliant. The voice and

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Landwork

My poem Landwork, which is related to the Journeymaker Cycle, is up at Goblin Fruit.The issue’s artwork by Paula Friedlander references the poem! Hurray! This is the second issue of Goblin Fruit with art that references my poem (first was the issue of Summer 2013). I am very, very happy. This piece also has a recording, which

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Onions and Salamanders

  My whimsical magic realist/surrealist flash piece, “No Longer Lacking an Onion,” about (un)loss, (un)immigration, and onions, is up at Goldfish Grimm. There is also a short author interview. “No Longer Lacking an Onion” is a part of The Jewish magic realist project. My poem “Salamander Song,” featuring genderqueer parents and salamanders, will appear in

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Two mentions, and poem sale

Diane Severson Mori at Amazing Stories profiles Sonya Taaffe, and has kind things to say about Stone Telling 10: Body, and the  new Stone Telling blog. Benjanun Sriduangkaew highlights my story “A City on its Tentacles” alongside work by Ann Leckie, K. M. Ferebee, and Vajra Chandrasekera. Finally, I am pleased to announce that my poem

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An updated projects page

I have expanded and updated the PROJECTS page to serve as a gateway to my various projects. As a part of this redesign, I created three additional subpages. First is the Jewish magic realist page, collecting works about immigration, pain, belonging, and family. I was surprised to discover, while working on this today, how many of those

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A Sale, and an Award Nomination

My magic realist flash story, “No Longer Lacking an Onion,” has been accepted to appear in Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi. Hurray, and thanks to editors Kelly Stiles and Michael Haynes, as well as to first reader Natalia Theodoridou for passing it up! My short poem “The Journeymaker, Climbing” from Winter 2013 issue of Goblin

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Poem sale, and Hugo shoutouts

My poem “Peregrinations in Change and Fear,” which some of you have read in drafts as “untitled,” will be published in Poems for the Queer Revolution edited by Jude Sandelewski. I have made two other sales which I cannot announce yet, but hopefully soon. Hugo shoutouts: Major congratulations to Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice), Catherynne M.

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Tidbits from around the web

Charlotte Ashley’s review column, Clavis Aurea, has migrated from Chizine to Apex. In her first Apex column, Charlotte writes about my story A City on Its Tentacles: Rose Lemberg paints another ambiguous setting in her stunning story “A City on Its Tentacles” (Lackington’s #1). The City is Luba’s city, a wondrous place on the Undersea

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The Rotten Leaf Cantata

Today, my poem “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” was published as a part of Strange Horizons speculative poetry issue. The issue looks wonderful – with editorial roundtable, reviews, and poetry. I am looking forward to reading it. “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” is a divorce poem. It tore out of me, like my best work does sometimes,

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A smattering of good news, a whiff of controversy

The ToC for How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (aka Immigrant SF) has been released, and it’s a thing of beauty. I am happy to share a ToC with Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sonya Taaffe, Nisi Shawl, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Bogi Takács, Bryan Thao Worra, Zen Cho, and oh so

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