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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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Two new pieces up, and a poem sale

My poem “After the Mistress of the Copper Mountain,” a queer retelling of one of my beloved childhood stories, is up at Through the Gate. This poem is dedicated to Shweta Narayan. My notes about the poem are at the website. This issue also contains work by Sonya Taaffe, Mari Ness, Michele Bannister, Jack H.

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“These are the roads…” sale

I am pleased to announce that I sold “These are the roads that loop and entwine me,” a short story/magic realist memoir about leaving the Soviet Union, to the inaugural issue of Bahamut. Bahamut is a new biannual print journal focusing on the progressive fringe in transnational literature. It is edited by Darin Bradley and

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Two new sales

I’m happy to announce that my poem, “The Mikveh of Past Meanings,” will appear in Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévien and Gareth Prior. I am very excited about this project and cannot wait to see the final product. I have also sold a SFnal short story, “Stalemate,” to Lackington’s for their Institutions

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Great Stories and Projects from Around the Web

Bogi Takács has a new story, This Shall Serve as a Demarcation, up at Scigentasy. I was a beta reader for it, and I love it. It’s an environmental, post-colonial SF with two non-binary protagonists in a supportive D/s relationship. It’s moving and heartfelt, and I think it’s one of the best pieces of Bogi’s

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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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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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New review of “A City on its Tentacles”

Editor Ranylt Richildis alerted me to a new review of the first issue of Lackington’s #1 by Vanessa Fogg, who highlights my story “A City on its Tentacles” for an in-depth and very positive writeup. Luba is both a mother and storyteller. She dreams wonderful tales and grows within herself a magic pearl. But her daughter

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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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An audio reprint and a review

“Giant,” my magic realist flash piece about Alan Dundes, will be podcast at Toasted Cake. I love Tina Connoly’s podcast work, and am looking forward to hearing the story in that format. Sofia Samatar has a lovely review of the first issue of Lackington’s magazine. She has this to say about my story: A City on

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