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:

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).

The Skiffy and Fanty Show: I've joined the regular cast of The Skiffy and Fanty Show! I participate chiefly in the Torture Cinema episodes, 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

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 is charming and longer. "Mermaid's Hook" by Liz Argall is also charming and longer.

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.

Oracle Gretel: A modern day continuation of Hansel and Gretel with unrequited love, a talking cat, and beautiful illustrations by Erik Amundsen. Available directly from me as a handbound chapbook. --As of March, 2013, the chapbook is officially sold out! "Orace Gretel" is now available in audio format on PodCastle.

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.

Stone Telling Roundtable: A series of interviews for Stone Telling: The Magazine of Boundary-crossing Poetry. Roundtable interviews are group discussions, exploring the themes of each issue. Issue One, Issue Two, Issue Three, Issue Four, Issue Five, Issue Six, Issue Seven, Issue Eight, Issue Nine.

Galactic Suburbia Award Shortlist for 2012: I am extremely honored to be recognized again this year! The Galactic Suburbia Award is for activism and/ or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction. You can see more about all the excellent people they've chosen to recognize on the Galactic Suburbia website.

Reaching into the QUILTBAG: the Evolving World of Queer Speculative Fiction: An article about QUILTBAG spec fic in issue 34 of Apex Magazine. This essay was reprinted on the Apex Publications blog in January of 2013.

Seeds: A poem about Persephone in the September 2012 issue of Niteblade. This one got nominated for the Pushcart Prize!

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