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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. Rose is a Nebula Award nominee for their Birdverse novelette, "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds."

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Archive for October, 2014

An Alphabet of Embers: Slush Update

I have been posting slush updates on twitter (@roselemberg), and now I am posting an official update here. During the submission period, I received 884 stories as of last count. That’s a LOT of stories, and many of them were strong. I am a rereader, so each story that was a possibility received an additional

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Reading, writing, and submitting

I have updated The Lemberg Sampler; the featured short poem is now Dualities. I continue to be amazed that I appear to have so much work out that I need a Sampler; most of it is small pieces. I remain very grateful to all the editors who published and supported my work through the years.

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Theories of Pain, and two poem recommendations

My surrealist piece “Theories of Pain”, which first appeared in Daily Science Fiction, will be reprinted in The Humanity of Monsters, an anthology edited by Michael Matheson for ChiZine Publications. It is scheduled to be published in late 2015. Thank you, Michael – and special thanks to Jonathan and Michele at DSF for publishing it,

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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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Editorial confidentiality: a public statement

by Shweta Narayan and Rose Lemberg Recently, an editor outed a pseudonymous writer using the writer’s private information available to him as an editor/publisher. The editor in question later claimed that he received permission from the author in question. The author in question has not, to our knowledge, made a public statement either confirming or

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Dualities

My mythic SFnal poem “Dualities” is up in Mythic Delirium. The universal flow of prime numbers unleashed from your/my sleeves surrounds you/me in pillars of light. I/you never understood math, you/I never knew much about architecture, languages, the processing of speech into data and storysong, that wordshaping that anchored me/you in the ground. You/I navigate

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