Short bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, bibliophile, modernist, geek, and cyborg. In her spare time she studies Early American books and prints, 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, bibliophile, modernist, geek, and cyborg. Her work often subverts classic science fiction, blending it with feminism, anti-colonialism, myth, poetry, weird, and more. Recent publications can be found at Liminality Magazine, Unlikely Stories, Chaosium, and in her latest collection, Women and Other Constructs (June 2013). She founded Dagan Books, Ltd. in 2010, and Lakeside Circus, a quarterly magazine of very short fiction, in 2013.
In her spare time she studies Early American books and prints, 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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I 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 also 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 current 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.
My academic specialty is 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 AA degrees in both Fine Arts and History of Art. I studied History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, for a BA I haven’t quite completed yet.
On a personal note: By day, I work for the government. 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.
Proper disclaimer posted here, if you really need one.
Wondering where to start with my writing? Read This!
Oh, and if you’re wondering what makes me a cyborg, read about my stapedectomy here.