Short bio: Carrie Cuinn (she/her) is a deaf writer, artist, historian, and gamer. (Also: “enthusiastic disaster bisexual”). Recent publications include writing for Wasteland 3, Kaleidotrope, Apex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Chaosium. In her spare time she loves books, gaming, and sewing. Find her on Twitter @CarrieCuinn or online at carriecuinn.com.
Longer bio: Carrie Cuinn (she/her) is a deaf writer, artist, historian, and gamer. (She’s also been described as an “enthusiastic disaster bisexual”, which is not wrong). Carrie’s work often blends together science fiction and fantasy with feminism, anti-colonialism, disabled and queer perspectives, myth, poetry, and whatever weirdness she’s fascinated by today. Recent publications include writing for Wasteland 3, Kaleidotrope, Apex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Chaosium. In her spare time she loves studying old books, video games + RPGs, and sewing. You can find Carrie on Twitter at @CarrieCuinn or online at carriecuinn.com.
Last updated October 14, 2020
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Born and raised in California, I’m currently living in a little college town in the middle of New York State. I am a deaf and disabled full-time freelance writer and editor as well as parent of a disabled teenager, which should answer the question, “Why do you look tired?” without you having to ask.
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 create brightly colored art in a variety of mediums, including pen+ink illustrations, linoprints, acrylic or watercolor paintings, digitial pixel art, and more. I also write non-fiction on a range of subjects (including food history, pop culture, fashion, vintage printing techniques, RPGs, comic books, and tech news). You can find an updated list of my fiction publications here, and my nonfiction work is listed here.
I am a current member of the American Copy Editors Society, Interstitial Arts Foundation, Speculative Literature Foundation, and am an Active member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), based on my professional fiction sales, because I believe that limiting your exposure to other work is the fastest way to limit your own potential.
As an art historian, my specialty is Early American Books and Prints: specifically the study of and preservation of books, newspapers, and broadsides printed when our country was new. (Sometimes known as “the study of the book” or “the book as an art object”.) I’m also fascinated by the history of books in general including writing and printmaking throughout time, as well as culinary history, textile history, and the history of innovation. I have degrees in both Fine Arts and History of Art, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, before running out of student loans.
I am usually writing at least one novel and several short stories, all at once, because my brain works better when I keep it busy, but I’ll always make time for interesting projects that come along.
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. Also, I’m functionally deaf, so I’m probably not ignoring you – I just didn’t know you were speaking to me.
Unless you’re a jackass. Then I’m definitely ignoring you.