|Friends, we need this.|
I really, really, REALLY want to see this project fund, and I hope you'll support it! Rose is a brilliant editor--she co-edits Stone Telling with Shweta Narayan, and has produced the wonderful collections Here, We Cross: a collection of queer and genderfluid poetry from Stone Telling 1-7 and The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry. The submission guidelines for An Alphabet of Embers--in which Rose seeks "lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose"--are delicious.
Beyond this, Rose is one of my favorite living speculative artists (two of my fave pieces to give you a taste: "Bone Shadows" and "Theories of Pain"). She is an activist. She believes in community, and her work as a writer and editor reflects that. It feels weird to say this about someone I know personally, but Rose Lemberg is important. She's a key figure in speculative writing today. Trust me: we need An Alphabet of Embers.