Category Archives: My publications

What Lies at the Edge of a Petal Is Love

“What Lies at the Edge of a Petal Is Love” began with a dream. For a while, I was writing dream stories, such as this one and “How the World Became Quiet: A Post-Human Creation Myth.” It hasn’t happened lately. … Continue reading Continue reading

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“I will be wild. I will be brutal. I will encircle you.”

A few people have made graphics featuring a quote from one of my short stories. I’m including two of them below, which take the quote and make a narrative out of it (using movie images), which is neat. It’s awesome … Continue reading Continue reading

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On Writing and Mortality

This essay originally appeared on the blog Big Other and was later reprinted on the SFWA website. I’ve rewritten it to make its points more sharply and eliminate repetition. The original version is still available on the other sites. It was originally … Continue reading Continue reading

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Poem: A Season with the Geese

This poem originally appeared in Abyss & Apex Magazine.   A Season with the Geese by Rachel Swirsky Once when we were young, we flew to Europe with the geese. Twined neck to neck we sailed the Seine chasing ripples and water bugs, lost … Continue reading Continue reading

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Flashback to 2008: “Marrying the Sun”

For a while, I was linking weekly (from my twitter and facebook) to stories of mine from the past decade. I let it lapse, but I thought I’d pick it up again on some Mondays. So: “Marrying the Sun,” published … Continue reading Continue reading

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New to the Net: “Monstrous Embrace”

Continuing my theme of reporting late on my news–for the first time, “Monstrous Embrace” is online in print, courtesy of Lightspeed Magazine. The first line came to me in one of those strange, clear moments: I am ugliness in body and … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Story: “Between Dragons and Their Wrath”

February is always one of the busiest months for me. This February was so busy that I didn’t remember to click “post” on the entry I’d written about my new story in Clarkesworld Magazine, “Between Dragons and Their Wrath.” I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Quick Notes: Poetry Planet podcast, & Tiptree Anthology 99 Cents

A few quick notes for this week. Poetry Planet podcast Diane Severson puts together the poetry planet podcast that aired recently in this episode of starship sofa. She includes my poem, “Terrible Lizards,” which is about — as you might … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Story: “Love Is Never Still”

“Love Is Never Still” just came out in Issue 9 of Uncanny Magazine, a story about Galatea and Aphrodite, and their broken, bittersweet love affairs. The story begins with the sculptor’s perspective: “I’ve loved other sculptures. Though I’m not yet … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mad Hatters, Jews, and Aliens: What I Published in 2015

I didn’t publish much in 2015. People who know me well will know that I’ve been dealing with health issues (and related writers block) for a few years now. I hope last year was the nadir, as far as publishing … Continue reading

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