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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deal

I always feel like I should do something special for this weekend, and this year I remembered in time. So this year, for the Thanksgiving blow-out, there’s a big discount on live classes. This applies to all 2020 classes, which … Continue reading

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Fiction Reading: Hands (Prose Poem)

This prose poem appeared last century! 1997 to be precise. It originally was printed in small press magazine Dreams & Nightmares. It features dancing mice, dreams, and of course…hands.

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Fiction Reading: Tongues of Moon/False Toads

Because who doesn’t like a good toad story?

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Round-up of Awards Posts by F&SF Writers, Editors, and Publishers for 2020

It’s that time again! Once again I have created this post for consolidating fantasy and science fiction award eligibility round-ups. If you are an F&SF writer, editor, or publisher working in comics, fiction or games, I hope you’ll let people know what you have that they should be reading. People on my Discord server have already been gently prodded about this.

Past things I have written about why writers should do this include On Awards: To Be Pushy Or Not To Be Pushy (2014), The Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated Awards Process (2015), and To Eligibility Post or Not to Eligibility Post? (2016).

Here are the previous such posts from 2017, 2018, 2019
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Awards-Eligibility Post for 2020

Hello! I have only a scattering of stuff this year (but 2021 is going to be a doozy, I can tell you that right now, because at least two books, a novelette, stories in BCS and Mag of F&SF, and some other stuff are all coming up, wheeeee!)

Anyhow. When you are reading for awards, here’s what I published in 2020. But if you want a huge batch of them, what you should really do is consult the big post of awards eligibility posts — and if you’ve got something that should be on there, let me know.
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Update: The Reinvented Heart

We’ve got the details finally nailed down a bit better on this project and so I am posting an official announcement. I am very delighted to say that Jennifer Brozek is co-editing. Jenn’s put together a couple of dozen anthologies … Continue reading

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Fiction Reading: I Decline

You can read the story at Daily Science Fiction.

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Fiction Reading: The Silent Familiar

Was thinking about Halloween and ended up taping this story.

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Rambo Academy Campus Calendar for November

November’s a lighter month than most, because I’m taking a two week vacation for my birthday. I’ve tried to make sure everything continues as normal for the most part during that time, which is November 2 through the 15th. Zoom … Continue reading

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Vacationing, plus Reinvented Heart Update

There’s a section in the LotR where Bilbo talks about feeling like a bit of butter that’s been scraped over too much toast, and while I have done nothing as noble as being a Ring bearer, I do identify strongly with that physical state. My eyes are scratchy and I’ve got that rubbed-raw, sleepless mode that has me awake at 2 am wondering about where this world is wandering. Sometimes the urge to go lie down is overwhelming, but it’s so hard to turn the hamster wheels of my thoughts off long enough to nap. I’m more distractible and I can tell I’m missing details sometimes (more than usual, at least). Time to take a breath.
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