Rose Lemberg is a queer immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Her work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose co-edits Stone Telling, a magazine of boundary-crossing poetry, with Shweta Narayan. She is currently editing a new fiction anthology, An Alphabet of Embers. For a quick taste of Rose's writing, try the Sampler. You can support her work on Patreon.

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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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Story sale to Uncanny Magazine

I’ve signed the contract and I can announce that my new Birdverse short story, “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar,” will appear in Uncanny Magazine. It’s the happiest story I wrote since… hm. It might just be the happiest story I’ve ever written, period. It’s about two artists and their art and a

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“The Shapes of Us, Translucent to your Eye”

When the Unlikely Academia call came out, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write anything at all. I’m not very good at writing for specific calls. But then I read Amal El-Mohtar’s story Pockets, and I sat down and this story came out of me. “The Shapes of us, Translucent to your Eye” is

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“Geometries of Belonging” reviewed

My new Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” has been well-received so far. As I wrote before, this is a painful and hopeful story for me; I guess it’s just generally emotionally fraught to be showing a close PoV of someone who is so conflicted, someone who has so often been on the receiving end of

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Geometries of Belonging

My novelette “Geometries of Belonging” is out today in the BCS anniversary double issue. Content notes: the story features queer, trans, and autistic people, often in combinations. It does have D/s themes. It is decidedly NOT a queer, trans, or autism tragedy. TWs for depression, familial abuse, ableism, and misgenderings. When I started writing, those

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It’s everything at once day

October is here, and new things with it! 1) Queers Destroy Horror special issue of Nightmare Magazine, edited by Wendy Wagner, is out! Unlike other Queers Destroy issues, this one includes a poetry section. That’s terrific – dark poetry has a long tradition, and I am glad to see it honored here. The poetry selection

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Recent Short Stories Reviewed

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) has had a very warm reception from readers and reviewers so far. Here are two samples: Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews writes (read the full review here): Well this is a long but very good story about self-determination, about transition, about making a choice.

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Congratulations, Galen Dara!

I learned that Galen Dara has been shortlisted for the Chelsey Award with her illustration to my story “A City on its Tentacles” in Lackington’s Magazine. I am so incredibly happy for Galen. It was truly an honor to have my work illustrated by her, and the octopus painting is just so true to the

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Birdverse: Grandmother’s Cloth is out

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This story has queer families (a cultural default for Khana women), and striving for acceptance within the family; it has generations of women and trans people, and friendships, and autism, and very many bonus carpets. It takes place in the south, and

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Joy and joy again

Today’s mail included a hefty package from PM Press. Inside was my contributor’s copy of Sisters of the Revolution, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. And here, between James Tiptree, Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” and “The Evening, the Morning, and the Night” by Octavia E. Butler, is my little story. This happened. This really, really

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