We're very happy to release a new issue of LCRW into the world. Away, zine, away! And now with more translation! Edward Gauvin provides a taster of his upcoming collection of French author Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud's lovely, weird stories in "A City of Museums" and Chinese author Haihong Zhao translated her own award winning story, "Exuviation."
Apart from that, this issue contains no BHCPs, LLCs (we'll get there one day!), manganates, managements, or manatees. Maybe next time.
"As fine as ever."—Locus
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, "A City of Museums"
(translated by Edward Gauvin)
Jennifer Linnaea, "Fire-Marrow"
Ben Francisco, "This is Not Concrete"
Sean Adams, "The Famous Detective and His Telepathy Goggles"
Richard Gess, "Circumnavigation, With Dogs "
Eilis O’Neal, "The Sleeper"
Richard Parks, "The Queen’s Reason"
Daniel Braum, "Music of the Spheres"
Sarah Tourjee, "The Problem With Strudel"
Thomas Israel Hopkins, "Elephants of the Platte"
Haihong Zhao, "Exuviation"
Gwenda Bond, "Dear Aunt Gwenda"
The Patient Writers
Susannah Mandel, "Box."
Jeannine Hall Gailey, "Three Poems"
Christa Bergerson, "Heliotrope Hedgerow"
Abby Denson, "Tales from Dolltopia: The Candies"
Made by: Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, Michael J. DeLuca.
Readers: Diana Coa, Kristen Evans, Su-Yee Lin, Nicholas Miriello, and Abram Thau.
Ursula update: Ursula Annabel Link Grant was discharged from (the truly fantastic) Franciscan Hospital for Children in early April. Gavin & Kelly won’t be taking her into crowds for a while (say 2011) as her premature arrival left her with compromised lungs. But she is growing, is very much enjoying life & bringing joy up to the maximum. Thank you for your patience & for all help received in the last year or so.
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No.25, May 2010. ISSN 1544-7782. Text in Bodoni Book. Titles in Imprint MT Shadow.
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The Patient Writers
Sean Adams is a graduate of Bennington College. His writing has appeared in the Berkeley Fiction Review and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He also writes a humor blog as a character named Landrew Kentmore which can be found at landrewstake.com. Right now, he might be in his hometown Pine Plains, NY. He might also be in Iowa. You can never be too sure.
Christa A. Bergerson’s poem appeared with a line out of place in LCRW 23. She is a guardian of Nature and all of her wondrous inhabitants, even those who writhe betwixt the veil. Her poetry has appeared in Quantum Pulp, The Candor, Open Ways, and Faerie Nation Magazine. She was a finalist in The Mattia Family 11th International Poetry Competition. Her poem “Sekhmet Upon the Horizon” garnered third place in the 2008 B.S.F.S. Poetry Contest.
Gwenda Bond is an international woman of mystery who recently received the Veritas Media Award.
Daniel Braum likes bats, rose water lassis, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and the old rail cars on the Long Island Rail Road as opposed to the new ones. His fiction often resides in the fuzzy areas between genres and has appeared in publications ranging from Electric Velocipede and Full Unit Hook Up to Midnight Echo and Cemetery Dance.
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud is the author of nine novels and over one hundred short stories. He is a recipient of the prestigious Prix Renaudot and the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. This spring Small Beer Press is publishing A Life on Paper, his first collection of stories to be translated into English.
Ben Francisco’s short stories have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Realms of Fantasy, Dreaming Again, Shimmer, and PodCastle. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner. His day jobs have included receptionist for a church rectory, volunteer coordinator for an LGBT community center, and program director for a foundation.
Edward Gauvin has published George-Olivier Châteaureynaud’s work in AGNI Online, Conjunctions, Harvard Review, Words Without Borders, The Café Irreal, and The Brooklyn Rail. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he is the recipient of a residency from the Banff International Literary Translation Centre and translates graphic novels for Tokyopop, First Second Books, and Archaia Studios Press.
Jeannine Hall Gailey’s first book of poetry, Becoming the Villainess, was published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book were featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily and were included in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize for Poetry and a Washington State Artist Trust GAP grant. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Mythic Delirium, and Ninth Letter, and have been nominated for the Rhysling Award. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the MFA program at National University.
Richard Gess is a writer, musician, and photographer from Decatur, Georgia. He’s currently working on a novel, making pictures with a vintage Diana camera and a customized Brownie Hawkeye, and drumming for the nascent Atlanta bands My Lost Heart and The Last Lilies. He has an MFA in writing from UNC-Greensboro, and a dayjob at Emory University, cataloging rare twentieth-century poetry ’zines from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.
Zhao Haihong, a science fiction writer and translator, gained an M.A. in English literature from Zhejiang University in 2002 and has been teaching English literature in Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China. She started writing science fiction in 1996, and has received the Galaxy Award from Science Fiction World Magazine, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the sixth National Writers Association Award for outstanding children’s literature in China. Her first story collection, Eyes of the Birches, was published in 1999. “Exuviation” (the Chinese version), first published in 2000 in Science Fiction World Magazine, was honored with the Galaxy Award.
Thomas Israel Hopkins owes a debt of gratitude to chapter three of Merrill J. Mattes’s history The Great Platte River Road; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s essay “The Canal-Boat,” published anonymously in the New-England Magazine in 1835; and modern dentistry. He dreams of a future in which his blog, tomhop.com, is wind-powered; as of this writing, it still appears to be running on energy generated by squirrels, magnets, and inertia.
Jennifer Linnaea is or has been a research scientist, bicycle superhero, personal growth workshop assistant, and landlord, not necessarily in that order. She lives in Oregon and her fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Flashquake, and other magazines.
Susannah Mandel’s poetry and fictions has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Sybil’s Garage, Goblin Fruit, Peter Parasol, The Lamplighter Review, Shimmer, and Escape Clause. Her flash fiction appears regularly at DailyCabal.com, and she writes a column for Strange Horizons on the fantastic in pre-modern literature. Susannah has lived in California, Boston, Philadelphia, and northern France, and is delighted to be paying her first visit to Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
Eilis O’Neal lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is Managing Editor of Nimrod International Journal. Her YA fantasy novel, The False Princess (Egmont) will be published this summer. Her short stories have or will appear in Fantasy, Interfictions II Online, ASIM, Zahir, Leading Edge, and others.
Richard Parks lives in Mississippi with his wife and a varying number of cats. He collects Japanese woodblock prints but otherwise has no hobbies since they all require time. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, LCRW, Fantasy, Weird Tales, and numerous anthologies, including Year’s Best Fantasy and Fantasy: The Best of the Year. His collection, The Ogre’s Wife, was a World Fantasy Award finalist. His novel, The Long Look, was on the Locus Recommended Reading list.
Sarah Tourjee lives and works 9–5 in Boston, MA. Her short fiction has appeared in the Sonora Review.