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Rachel headshot over shoulderRachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she graduated from Clarion West in 2005. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy and Sturgeon Awards. She’s twice won the Nebula Award: for her 2010 novella, “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window” and her 2014 short story, “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.”

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New Story “Tea Time” in Lightspeed Magazine!

1907 Hatter and HareIt is never polite to go out-of doors without a hat… Even if the rest of one’s clothing should happen to be removed by some improbable whim of the weather, such as a particularly dexterous gale with a penchant for buttons, one must be sure to hold one’s hat fixedly on one’s head.

The hatter is a poor man. He has no hats of his own.

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Short Story Collection, How the World Became Quiet, available now

How_the_World_Became_Quiet_by_Rachel_SwirskyHow the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future collects the body of Swirsky’s short fiction to date… While these stories envision pasts, presents, and futures that never existed, they offer revealing examinations of humanity that readers will find undeniably true.

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