Short bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, bibliophile, modernist, and geek. In her spare time she listens to music, watches indie films, cooks everything, reads voraciously, publishes a magazine, and sometimes gets enough sleep. You can find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.
100-word bio: Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, bibliophile, modernist, and geek. Her work often references and subverts classic science fiction, blending SF tropes with feminism, anti-colonialism, hard science, myth, magic, poetry, and more. Recent stories can be found at Unlikely Stories, Daily Science Fiction, Chaosium, and in her latest collection, Women and Other Constructs (June 2013). She founded Dagan Books, Ltd. in 2010, publishing SF/F anthologies, novellas, and Lakeside Circus, a quarterly magazine of very short fiction.
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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, in a job I’m not authorized to discuss here, so I won’t. 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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