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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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Glassmaker and Jeweler story tile

Uncanny Magazine made this beautiful story tile for my Birdverse short story from the January/February 2016 issue, “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar“. I just love this. This story is eligible for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy in the short story category.

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“Book…” reviews and recommendations roundup

My Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has been getting attention from readers and reviewers, for which I am very grateful. “Book…” is on the Tangent Recommended Reading list – two stars. Fran Wilde posted “Things to Read While Rebooting: An awards Post of Sorts” in which she recommends “The Book of How

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“Cloth….” illustrated (and grief)

I have mentioned before that I have been very fortunate to work with Renne Chon of Science Fiction World, to get my Nebula-nominated novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” translated into Chinese. I have posted some translation Q & A with Renne Chon on my Patreon as a rare public entry. In November, I received two issues of

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Award Eligibility 2016

This is my customary award eligibility post for the year. I did not have as much short pieces out because I was concentrating on longer work, but I am very proud of what I did publish this year. I have bolded pieces I feel are most deserving of award consideration. Short fiction nominating folks, if you

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New reviews, and a poem!

My new Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has received some positive reviews. The first from Tangent, by reviewer Michelle Ristuccia: Rose Lemberg brings us another moving LGBTQIA fantasy piece set in the Birdverse, the novelette “The Book of How to Live.” Lemberg’s love story follows two strangers who struggle to be accepted in

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The Sippys

Last year I found myself a recipient of a new fan award, The Sippy, bestowed by none other than Charles Payseur, reviewer extraordinaire. My Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies received The Big Sip for excellent relationships in short SFF! This year, in preparation for 2016 Sippys, Charles redesigned the award and

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“The Book of How to Live” is live! + some notes

My new Birdverse novelette, “The Book of How to Live,” is live in Beneath Ceaseless Skies’ 8th Anniversary double issue. Here are some notes about this story: I first became a fan of Mikhail Lomonosov as an eight year old living in Vorkuta, when I read his “Ode to Glass.” I memorized some of his

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BCS Eighth anniversary double issue!

The Beneath Ceaseless Skies Eighth anniversary double issue is available to purchase early through Weightless Books! It contains my new Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live.” This piece will go live for free on the BCS website on October 6th, and I will have some notes for you then! Happy reading!

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Two awesome reprints for “Cloth….”

Two awesome reprints for “Cloth….”

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” has been chosen to appear in Heiresses of Russ, edited by A.M. Dellamonica and Steve Berman. This is my first year’s best reprint, and the first time “Cloth…” will appear in print — I’m really excited!! Aaaand… “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” appears in Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year 7!! I’m

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New Birdverse novelette sale

I am very pleased to announce that I sold “The Book of How to Live,” A Birdverse novelette, to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. “The Book of How to Live” has two protagonists, both artificers without magical ability: Efronia Lukano, an autistic woman who is a peasant (and also ace), and Atarah-nai-Rinah, a Lainish Khana woman who is

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