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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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New poem in Uncanny Magazine

I have neglected updating this website, but I’m trying to get back to it! Today I have a new poem to share: “‘Eating Disorder’ does not begin to describe it” in Uncanny Magazine’s special issue Disabled People Destroy Fantasy. This poem is about an eating disorder – but also about Jewishness, the war, immigration, family

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FORESTS update!

I am writing with a happy update – Lisa M. Bradley and I have finished responding to all submissions, and we are now working on contracts. We are very excited — this anthology is going to be wonderful. Thank you to everybody who submitted work – there was so much wonderful poetry to consider, a

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Heads up: New byline

After many years of agonizing and hesitation, I am changing my byline from Rose Lemberg to R.B. Lemberg. This change reflects how my thoughts about my gender and gender presentation have evolved over the years, what I thought was possible, and what I thought wasn’t possible (more things are possible now! That’s good!) What to

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Forests anthology update: Co-editing

Climbing Lightly Through Forests, the Ursula Le Guin tribute poetry anthology, has been delayed, but it is moving forward. Unfortunately, I had many health setbacks this winter and spring, and have fallen behind on submissions. I needed help, and so I asked Lisa M. Bradley to join me as the project co-editor, and Lisa kindly agreed.

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New publications

I have neglected updating here – my apologies. I have had so many health setbacks over the last few months; but it’s finally spring here, and so I want to be optimistic. My science fictional short story “These are the attributes by which you shall know God” has appeared in GlitterShip, edited by Keffy M.

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I have an agent

The end of 2016 has been so horrible for me that I’ve been sitting on this bit of good news for a while. At long last, here it is. My querying process for my Birdverse novel THE UPHOLDING was surprisingly short and eventful; I sent out a dozen queries and received three offers of representation and a

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Coming soon: Birdverse in Chinese translation!

I signed the contract and am very happy to announce that my Nebula-nominated Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” will appear in Chinese translation in Science Fiction World. Here is the website with some recent issues, and here is an English-language Wikipedia page about the magazine. I am very excited about this translation, and glad

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Award Eligibility 2015

2015 has been a great year for my work. Prose-wise, I am most proud of the two Birdverse novelettes in BCS. I cannot decide which one I think is more award-worthy, but I feel “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” may win for me with a very narrow margin. NOVELETTES “Geometries of Belonging,” (Birdverse novelette), Beneath Ceaseless

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How to Suppress Disabled Fans

With thanks to Joanna Russ. I am keeping the “she” pronouns as in Russ’s text, and also because it refers to the experiences of Mari Ness, Haddayr Copley-Woods, and Lee Martindale (in this I09 essay and interview), but this is applicable to people of all genders, and to all people who need access. ———— She

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#accessiblecons and Geek Social Fallacies

Earlier today, I had a series of tweets on accessibility and geek social fallacies under the #accessiblecons hashtag. I am putting my tweets in a post with some additional links and edits. #ACCESSIBLECONS I have thoughts about #AccessibleCons and Geek Social Fallacies. There’s been a lot of talk about Geek Social Fallacies in the last

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