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 spirit of my story, and it’s such a beautiful and heartfelt painting – I love it so much and I am thrilled to see it honored.

Another person who absolutely deserves a sea of kudos is Ranylt Richildis, the editor of Lackington’s Magazine. Yes, I am a contributor, so I am a bit biased. That said, Ranylt has consistently produced a beautifully curated and presented magazine that showcases an inspiring variety of writers and artists; it’s always such a joy to read the magazine.

And now you have seen Rose gush, a less than frequent occurrence!

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R.B. 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, Crawford, and other awards.

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