|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 “Birthday Girl” in Uncanny Magazine
Bella and her sister stood awhile in silence, toeing the dirt. Her sister crossed her arms over her chest. She kept trying to smile, but awkwardness wiped it from her face.
Bella’s sister spoke first. You didn’t make her sick.
Bella snapped back. You’re the one who said I did.
New Story “Love Is Never Still” in Uncanny Magazine
New Story “Between Dragons and Their Wrath” in Clarkesworld Magazine
Short Story Collection, How the World Became Quiet, available now