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So many good things to support, so little time!

Strange Horizons’ fund drive! Support good fiction! Various folks’ participation in the Write-A-Thon! Support Clarion West! Live Long And Marry! Support marriage equality! Clicky clicky clicky!

Con contemplation; the art of the schmooze

I’m thinking about going to World Fantasy Con. I’ve never gone before, mostly because I’ve always thought of that particular con as being primarily for pros. And though last year I finally became a pro by SFWA standards via short stories, I still didn’t think I was pro “enough” for WFC. I mean, what if […]

There ARE stupid questions.

So it’s been almost 4 weeks since I found out my novel was going to be published. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks and there have been a lot of changes in my life as a result, mostly good. But I’ve also had some variation on the following conversation three times. Me: So, yeah, 3-book […]

Viable Paradise — apply thru June 30th!

In 2002, I attended a one-week writers’ conference on Martha’s Vineyard called Viable Paradise. It was a transformative experience in more ways than one. Not only did I get over my arrogant refusal to touch short stories, I also hooked in with a top-notch writers’ group, the BRAWLers. (Formerly Boston Area SF Writers — they […]

OK. Let’s try this again.

This is my new, new blog. Hiya.


…Sorry. Random fangirl-mode attack, couldn’t help myself. Because today I got my contributor copies of Riffing on Strings, the anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays inspired by string theory, from Scriblerus Press. It’s a beautiful trade-paperback volume, packed and hefty at 250+ pages, nicely typeset, with lovely illustrations. My story “Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough […]

Top 10 Obscure-but-superb DIVERSE SF/F Novels

Read the explanation here on the Feminist SF blog, then go add your own! Some good choices already listed in the comments; now I know what I’ll be reading at the beach this summer.

So, here we go…

Welcome, welcome. This is the blog of author N. K. Jemisin. You can call me Nora. I’m not new to blogging, but I am new to the whole soon-to-be-published author thing, so bear with me as I learn to play with the big kids. =) My published short stories are available in the left-hand column, […]