About Me

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140-character bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and geek. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.

Short bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and geek. In her spare time she works toward a degree in Business / Public Administration, listens to music, watches indie films, cooks everything, reads voraciously, publishes a magazine, and sometimes gets enough sleep. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.

100-word bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and geek. Her writing often subverts classic science fiction, blending it with feminism, anti-colonialism, myth, poetry, weird, and more. (Plus, she really likes robots.) Recent publications can be found in Apex MagazineStar*LineLiminality Magazine, and Unlikely Stories.

Cuinn founded Dagan Books, Ltd. in 2010, and Lakeside Circus, a digital magazine of very short fiction, in 2013. In her spare time she is works toward a degree in Business / Public Administration, listens to music, watches indie films, cooks everything, reads voraciously, and sometimes gets enough sleep. She’s online at @CarrieCuinn and at http://carriecuinn.com.

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OK, the long version …

I currently work as a freelance editor, offering a range of editing and manuscript services, including workshops. Learn more at http://cuinnedits.com.

I also write literary speculative fiction, including science fiction, apocalypse stories, magic realism, fucked up fairy tales, and things which nudge up against and fall outside of other labels. I have a perverse fascination for slipping genre themes into rigidly structured poetry forms, like Petrarchan sonnets and pantoums. I sometimes write non-fiction on a range of academic and technical subjects (including vintage printing techniques, comic books, and technology). My first short fiction collection, Women and Other Constructs, was published in July 2013, and can be found here.

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Codex Writers Group, Interstitial Arts Foundation, Science Fiction Poetry Association, Speculative Literature Foundation, and SFWA, because I believe that limiting your exposure to other work is the fastest way to limit your own potential.

As an art historian, my academic specialty was Early American Books and Prints: specifically the research on and preservation of the books, newspapers, and broadsides printed when our country was new. I have degrees in both Fine Arts and History of Art, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, before running out of student loans. In 2015, I went back to college, pursuing degrees in Business Administration with a focus in Public Administration.

In the summer of 2010 I founded a small, independent publishing company, Dagan Books, Ltd. In 2013, I started Lakeside Circus, a quarterly magazine devoted to literary SFF in its shortest forms.

On a personal note: I am an introvert who prefers to get my socializing done in large bursts at literary conventions, and then retire to my quiet little college town for the rest of the year. No con like Barcon, and no rest for the wicked.

Born and raised in California, I am currently living in a North-Eastern state.

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