co-editor (with Lisa M.Bradley), Climbing Lightly Through Forests, forthcoming from Aqueduct Press.

editor, An Alphabet of Embers – an anthology of short, surrealist, lyrical prose and prose poetry.

founder and co-editorStone Telling, a magazine of boundary crossing poetry (with Shweta Narayan)

editor, The Moment of Change, an anthology of feminist speculative poetry, Aqueduct Press (May 2012). Buy it through Aqueduct and Amazon; visit my author page at Aqueduct.

“A very impressive anthology of poetry featuring some of the best writers in the field -really an embarrassment of riches.” -Jeff VanderMeer

“Lemberg has managed, in The Moment of Change, to incorporate both a large spectrum of voices all vying for different themes and re-visions—and to create a perfectly coherent whole that sings together, as one.” – Brit Mandelo, Tor.com

“…a stunning treasury of speculative poets…” – Francesca Forrest, Versification

“This is a stunning collection of poetry, of deeply felt, painstakingly crafted expressions of doubt, hope, fear, courage, transformation, transgression, and other emotions and experiences that beg to be given form. More than that, though, it’s also a strong, undeniable collection of voices, all of which make their own individual cases to be heard.” – Adam Mills, Weird Fiction Review

“This anthology is, quite simply, beautiful and transcendent in every sense.” – Belle DiMonté, Cabinet des Fées

editor and publisher, Here, We Cross: a collection of queer and genderfluid poetry from Stone Telling 1-7. Buy it at Amazon.

“Here, We Cross is […] an engaging, provocative, ambitious collection of queer and genderfluid speculative poetry that I would recommend for any reader who’s hungry for more QUILTBAG narratives.” Brit Mandelo, Tor.com

publisherinkscrawl, a quarterly journal of minimalist speculative poetry edited by Samantha Henderson

ownerStone Bird Press: a press so tiny it is hardly even there!


  1. Mark Brandon Allen says:

    Ms. Lemberg,

    I have not received a response to the September 15, 2014 short story submission Et Vos Templar. Would you comment please?

    Thank you,

    A. L. Gengler ( Mark Brandon Allen)

    • Rose says:

      Mark – I have checked my records and editorial email, and I have no trace of your story. Do you have any proof of sending it to me, like a “Sent” email with a timestamp? If so, please resubmit it to me ASAP and I will still consider it.

  2. Mark Brandon Allen says:

    From: “Albert Gengler”
    Subject: SUBMISSION: Et Vios Templar
    Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:04 PM

    Ms. Lemberg,

    Please consider Et Vos Templar for inclusion in An Alphabet of Embers. The attached story is unpublished.

    Thank you,

    A. L. Gengler ( Mark Brandon Allen)

    Et Vos Templar

    By Mark Brandon Allen

    Approximate words: 5,920


    A. L. Gengler

    1350 Sherwood Drive

    Valparaiso, IN 46385

    Telephone: 219-462-6924

    Email: agengler1@comcast

    • Rose Lemberg says:


      It’s really not a good idea to post your phone and address openly online. Let me know if I should delete your comment. You should have written to the editorial address, as I indicated above when I said that you could resubmit.

      Unfortunately, though, I only considered stories between 500-1400 words in length, as my submission guidelines clearly indicate, and from your comment I see that your story is 5,920 long. That is not an appropriate length for An Alphabet of Embers. Please consult Duotrope or The Submissions Grinder to find a market for your story.

      All best,

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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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