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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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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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Stone Telling 10: Body

The new Stone Telling is here, after a long wait. “Body” is a double issue with 23 poems, and it is especially hard-hittng. We are now reading for ST11, so if we’ve never published you before, please send us your work. If we have published you before, please nudge other poets our way!

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A short post

…to report two poetry acceptances. My poem “Landwork” will appear in Goblin Fruit (spring 2014), and my poem “The Three Immigrations” will be reprinted in How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens. Happy new 2014, everyone!  

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Apex, Lackington’s, and other news

I am not around much these days. Life’s been happening. My short story “A City on its Tentacles” will appear in the inaugural issue of Lackington’s. I might have finally gotten this one right; very happy it found a good home. My prose poem “Earth Map” will appear in Mythic Delirium. Apex Magazine 54 is

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poetry sale, reviews, remembrance

My mythic SF poem “Dualities” has been accepted to appear in Mythic Delirium. Lois Tilton at Locus gave my Strange Horizons story Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona a “recommended” rating: A beautiful little meditation on the love of books and languages and words, and the narrator’s attempt to hold fast to that

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New poems and a reprint: now with more Birdverse

Happy things! First of all, a new issue of Through the Gate is up, featuring my poem “Resh” alongside excellent work by Sara Norja, Bogi Takács, Mari Ness, and Sonya Taaffe. It is a small, but perfectly formed issue with poems that work with each other to create a lovely harmony. Major kudos to editor

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