Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2017. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, AGNI, NPR,VICEBest American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. She has been the recipient of a Millay Colony for the Arts residency, the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship, and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, as well as nominated for a Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards and longlisted for a Tiptree Award. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.


A Girl’s Guide to Sexual Purity

A candid, captivating personal essay about a young woman’s sexual awakening by way of Christian youth groups, traumatic sexual assault, and an inappropriate confidant in the form of a youth pastor with boundary issues....


To read Kelly Link’s stories is to understand the sheer possibilities of form, of genre, and how rules can be twisted, snapped, shattered....

No Bible Without the Devil

As in the best speculative fiction, the allegory of Goodhouse is complex and doesn’t map cleanly onto a single set of ideas....

Beyond Measurable Time and Space

IN HIS NOVEL If on a winter’s night a traveler, fabulist Italo Calvino commented, regarding sex and reading, that the ...

Worlds Flipped Sideways

DURING A READING at Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore last month, Karen Russell described the process of writing a novel as “kind ...

On the Borderlands

IT IS 2012. The future, to some. The discussion of genre fiction and literary fiction as two distinct and separate entities ...

On the Borderlands
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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