S. Qiouyi Lu
salt and salt and glorious salt.

Short Fiction

Short Fiction

“At Your Dream’s Edge.” The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, forthcoming March/April 2019. 1,900 words.

“Your Luminous Heart, Bound in Red.” Speculative Masculinities, forthcoming from Galli Books. 7,500 words.

“Mother Tongues.” Asimov’s, January/February 2018. 3,700 words.

  • Listen: EscapePod
  • Reprint forthcoming in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 13, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

“From Something Emerging.” Strange California edited by Jaym Gates and J. Daniel Batt, April 2017 from StoryJitsu. 5,000 words.

A Complex Filament of Light.” Anathema 1, April 2017. 3,400 words.

  • Listen: Cast of Wonders
  • Buy: Anathema
  • Reprinted in Transcendent 3: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction edited by Bogi Takács from Lethe Press.

What Could Be.” Daily Science Fiction, August 24, 2017. 150 words.

Introduction to the Journal of Interplanetary Lycan Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1.” Mad Scientist Journal, June 2017. 900 words.

“Vector.” Gamut, April 2017. 1,000 words.

An Abundance of Fish.” Uncanny, March/April 2017. 800 words.

Curiosity Fruit Machine.” GlitterShip, February 2017. 700 words.

“Someone’s Checking You Out Right Now!” Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman, October 2016 from DefCon One Publishing. 1,000 words.

Th Fifth Lttr.” Daily Science Fiction, September 12, 2016. 900 words.

Her Sacred Spirit Soars.” Strange Horizons: Our Queer Planet, July 18, 2016. 5,400 words.

  • Listen: Strange Horizons
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award long list, 2017.
  • Locus Recommended Reading List, 2016.
  • Reprinted in Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction edited by Bogi Takács, October 2017 from Lethe Press.
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The lines on your palms — have they always been twisted and braided as they crease your skin? Forks and branches, wrinkles creating canyons in the membrane of your being.

—”At Your Dream’s Edge”