About Me

Carrie Cuinn, Dec 2016.

For publication:

140-character bio: Carrie Cuinn is a writer, editor, historian, and geek. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.

Short bio: Carrie Cuinn is a writer, editor, historian, and geek. In her spare time she researches local history, enjoys music and art house cinema, cooks everything, reads voraciously, and tries to find time for sleep. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.

100-word bio: Carrie Cuinn is a writer, editor, historian, and geek. Her writing often blends science fiction and fantasy with feminism, anti-colonialism, myth, poetry, and whatever weirdness she’s fascinated by today. Recent fiction can be found in Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Luna Station Quarterly, Apex Magazine, and Unlikely Stories. As an academic, she holds degrees in Fine Art and History of Art, with a focus on Early American printing. In her spare time she researches local history, enjoys music and art house cinema, cooks everything, reads voraciously, and tries to find time for sleep. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.

Alternative Universe bio: Miss Carrie Cuinn is a lady editor for hire, and technological fantasist of some repute. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and other fine institutions across these United States. Author of several short works, many of which have been described as “wholly unsuitable for a woman to have penned but otherwise (intriguingly) quite good”. In another time, you might find her online at @CarrieCuinn and at http://carriecuinn.com.

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I currently work as full-time as a freelance editor, offering a full range of editing, content creation, and manuscript services. Plus, I occasionally teach workshops. You can 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 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 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. I am currently researching local history for a project on the early centuries of Ithaca, NY.

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. While we’re currently on hiatus, I hope to get back to this work soon.

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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