2011 in review, and nominations/eligibility

I guess this is an obligatory nominating post for your nominating considerations; here are All the Things I published in 2011.

Short Fiction of 2011:

Held Close in Syllables of Light,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, novelette. (If you know me, you know how important this one is to me!)
A Mother Goes Between,” Jabberwocky, short story.
“Giant,” Not One of Us, flash.

Also, I am nominating for the Nebulas this year. Please recommend works to me in the following categories: novella; novelette; short story. My novel ballot is more or less finalized. If you’re reading this, you probably know what I like to read!

Poetry of 2011:

If I had reb Yoel’s violin,” inkscrawl #1
Three Bone Masks“, Goblin Fruit Winter 2011
The tenured faculty meets to discuss the moon’s campus visit,” Mythic Delirium 25 (this is the only one not online, but I made it available on my website). Give it a try – it’s kind of hilarious!

Reap the Whirlwind,” Jabberwocky 5
Strong as Salt,” Goblin Fruit Winter 2011
Kytgy and Kunlelo,” Cabinet des Fees 2011
Thirteen Principles of Faith,” Apex April 2011. Apex took this poem down, I have no idea why. It now lives on my website.
In the Third Cycle,” Strange Horizons, the poem that won of the Rannu competition

Now, it’s not hard to guess what I am most proud of, but here:
1. “In the Third Cycle,” I keep repeating it because it is true.
2. “Thirteen Principles of Faith.” it’s Jewish magic realism. It’s my life. I love it.
3. “If I had reb Yoel’s violin.” It just happened, and it is only six lines, but I think there is something in it that is important to me.

I have no idea who of you is nominating poetry this year, if any, but hey, this is a chance for me to say – these works happened, and I am very proud of them. This has been my strongest year in poetry so far, and in fact, I am a little unsure as to how to grow from here – but I hope I will! This will be an adventure!

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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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