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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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“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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“Stalemate” Podcast!

“Stalemate” podcast is live on Glittership! It’s the seventh episode – I am so happy to have this podcast around, and have loved the choices Keffy has made so far. “Stalemate” was originally published in Lackington’s, which has just received a very well-deserved Prix Aurora Award Nominee in “Best Related Work – English” category.  

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Story sale to Journal of Unlikely Academia

When Unlikely Story first announced their “Journal of Unlikely Academia” issue, I thought it would great to write for it. But I could not write anything until I read Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful short story “Pockets,” in Uncanny Magazine. Warda, a music librarian, is one of the characters. When I talked to Amal about this story,

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These are the Roads that Loop and Entwine me

My magic realist memoir, “These are the Roads that Loop and Entwine me” is up at the Bahamut website. Bahamut is a print journal, but my story is one of the two pieces from the inaugural issue which are also published online (the other is Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s “The Romance of Flying on Dead Languages.”) I

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