Welcome

I'm a writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator. I'm one of the three fiction editors for Strange Horizons and I host the Outer Alliance Podcast (celebrating QUILTBAG speculative fiction). My other work, including fiction, non-fiction, podcasts, and narration, is listed below. I'm @omgjulia on Twitter, and if you're interested in what I'm working on, or where you might meet me in person, check out my news page.

Some of my work:

The Skiffy and Fanty Show: I'm part of the regular cast of The Skiffy and Fanty Show, which was Hugo-nominated in the Best Fancast category in 2014! Yay! I participate on interviews and discussions, as well as in almost every Torture Cinema episode, where we discuss bad SF movies. Here's a list of movies we've skewered: The Midnight Chronicles, Season of the Witch, Zardoz, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Jumper, 10,000 B.C., King Arthur, Eragon, Stargate, The Avengers (1998), Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Transformers, Sharknado, The Gate, Reign of Fire, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sons of Steel, Mannequin, Highlander II: The Quickening, Inspector Gadget, Yor, the Hunter from the Future, The Happening, Hawk the Slayer, The Omega Man, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Mac and Me, Ernest Saves Christmas, The Fantastic Four (1994), Baby Geniuses, The Black Hole, Logan's Run, Waterworld, Krull

The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013: The first volume in a series of year's best volumes I'm co-editing with Alisa Krasnostein for 12th Planet Press. The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 came out in the end of 2014.

Cast of Wonders: This is a science fiction and fantasy podcast that showcases YA stories. I narrated a charming fantasy story called "Aisha Bets Her Life on Magic" by Jarod K. Anderson.

PodCastle: I occasionally read stories by other people for this awesome fantasy fiction podcast. "The Transfiguration of Maria Luisa Ortega" by E. Lily Yu is charming and short, while "Who in Mortal Chains" by Claire Humphrey, "Mermaid's Hook" by Liz Argall, and "Haunts" by Claire Humphrey are charming and longer.

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories: An anthology for teens, which I co-edited with Alisa Krasnostein of Twelfth Planet Press. There are 20 wonderful stories in Kaleidoscope, and they are fun and funny and scary and heartbreaking. Kaleidoscope came out in North America on the 5th of August, and in Australia on the 1st of October 2014. In 2015, it won the Ditmar and Aurealis Awards as well as appearing on the Tiptree Honor List.

Oracle Gretel: A modern day continuation of Hansel and Gretel with unrequited love, a talking cat, and beautiful illustrations by Erik Amundsen. Originally sold as a limited edition handbound chapbook, "Oracle Gretel" is now available in audio format on PodCastle, in text only format in Heiresses of Russ 2013, and in fully illustrated e-book version at Amazon. This volume is part of the Kindle Unlimited program, so if you've signed up for that, you can read it for free!

Noticing Language: An Interview with Rose Lemberg: An interview I did with Rose Lemberg, which appeared in Strange Horizons on the 22nd of April, 2013.

Love and the Giant Squid: A short story about a giant squid, a ghost, and some humans. This is available in print and ebook format in the anthology Pen-Ultimate, edited by LJ Cohen and Talib S. Hussain. All proceeds go to the SFWA Emergency medical fund (to help writers pay for medical expenses).

Queers Dig Time Lords: An essay collections by QUILTBAG fans of Doctor Who. My essay, "A Kiss From Romana: Lesbian Subtext in 'The Stones of Blood'" appears within. Available directly from Mad Norwegian Press, or through your book retailer of choice.

Pseudopod: This is a horror fiction podcast. I've read a couple of stories for them. "In The Poor Girl Taken By Surprise" by Gemma Files is a dark and twisty fairy tale set in northern Quebec. "Pawn" by Jaki Idler is one of three flash pieces bundled together in a longer episode.

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