|Rachel 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.”
New Story, “Thirteen of the Secrets in My Purse” in Uncanny Magazine
The shade is Heart’s Blood.
Morbid, if you ask me.”
New Story “The Problem with My Dachshund” in Guernica Magazine
Constantly. Unrelentingly. On rugs and furniture and laps.
New Story “Your Face” in Clarkesworld Magazine
I feel like I could reach out and touch your face. Your face! It’s so good to see your face.”
New Story “Compassionate Simulation” in Uncanny Magazine
“You are floating. No, not floating—numb. No, not numb—nothing.
You are nothing? No. Wait.”
Short Story Collection, How the World Became Quiet, available now