Archive for March, 2012

The Moment of Change – cover!

Behold the cover in all its glory! So tremendously happy about this. The painting is by the wonderful Terri Windling. The table of contents is here! The anthology would be released at Wiscon; I have organized an open-mic reading (everyone is welcome to read!) – and will announce the details here when I have them.

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Stone Telling 7 (the Queer Issue) is here!

And it is glorious! In addition to the poetry, don’t miss the roundtable, B.’s article on translating queer poetry, the second installment of Brit Mandelo’s article on the poetry of Joanna Russ… in fact, I hope you won’t miss anything! Special thanks to Julia Rios on her work on the roundtable, and Jennifer Smith for

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No Coming out Narrative, or Growing up Queer in the Soviet Union.

In April 2011, I had a discussion about my participation in an online queer space with a person who ran it, with whom I had casually interacted with before. She said, among many things, “Look, I have no idea what “coming out” even means to you, frankly, if you’re in a heterosexual marriage.” I no

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A Single Copper Coin

When I was eight (I think), I read a folklore collection that included a Central Asian folktale that I want to share with you. Since I was only eight, I no longer remember the name of the folktale, or the specific collection from whence it came (I do vividly remember the illustrations, but it is

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Queer Speculative Poetry recommendations

As you may know, I am putting together a Queer chapbook with work from Stone Telling (including the queer issue) to launch at Wiscon. One of the contributors to Stone Telling 7 and the queer chapbook, Dominik Parisien, is asking: Just out of curiosity, have you considered including a brief “Recommended Reading” section in the

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A great review

Bogi Takács, who has done a lot of wonderful reviews of Hugo-eligible work this year, offers a clueful and detailed, and very positive, review of “Held Close in Syllables of Light.” What a treat – thank you, Bogi! Bogi raised two issues about worldbuilding: one pertaining to the class representation in “Held Close…” and another

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Feminist SF/F: on Feminist Characters

During #FeministSF twitter chat yesterday, a question was floated about what kind of women we want to see more often in speculative fiction, and what kinds of characters are feminist. Keri@Feministfantasy.com called for strong female characters: independent women who save themselves and make their own choices, and are not defined by men. This is, I

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