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Naomi Kritzer's Short Stories
|Masks||New Wyrd, the Wyrdsmiths' 2006 chapbook|
|The Long Walk||Tales of the Unanticipated #26, October 2005. Co-written with Lyda Morehouse.|
|St. Ailbe's Hall||Strange Horizons, January 2004. Published in two parts here and here.|
|Comrade Grandmother||Strange Horizons, September 2002. Reprinted in Hebrew and in Year's Best Fantasy 3, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.|
|In the Witch's Garden||Realms of Fantasy, October 2002.|
|The Golem||Realms of Fantasy, December 2000. Reprinted in the Year's Best Fantasy, edited by David Hartwell.|
|Spirit Stone||Realms of Fantasy, October 2000.|
|The Price||Tales of the Unanticipated #21, April 2000.|
|Gift of the Winter King||Realms of Fantasy, April 2000. First professional sale.|
|Brother Mac, You Are Healed!||Planet Relish, December 1999. This is set in the 1980s. If you've never heard of a "Mac Plus" and don't know what it is, don't tell me. I feel old enough already.|
|Faust's SASE||Scavenger's Newsletter, September 1999. Reprinted in Planet Relish as "The Devil's Mailbox," December 2000. First Sale.|
I am also an internationally published poet.
OK, that deserves an explanation, since it's not nearly as impressive as it sounds (but I don't want anyone thinking I got published by the National Library of Poetry, either). When I was in college, I spent a semester studying abroad in Nepal. One morning at the schoolhouse, one of the other women from the program announced that she was having lunch with the editor of a bilingual literary magazine called Himalaya. If we had any poetry we'd written about Nepal, we could submit it to the magazine by handing it to him during lunch.
As it happened, I'd written quite a bit of poetry while in Nepal. So, I carefully copied out two of my favorite poems (yes, by hand - you can do that when you're in a Third World country). During lunch, I approached him and handed the poems.
He checked them for length and said, "Wonderful! I'll publish them both!"
I'm not knocking any publishing credit (except for the National Library of Poetry) but you know, it would have been a much more emotionally validating experience if he'd read the two poems before accepting them.
He did call back later to say that he'd read them and really liked them, and would thus be publishing them both in the upcoming issue, which would come out before I left the country. Sure enough, I got two contributor's copies the week before I was due to leave.
The following year, I got another poem published in the study-abroad program's alumni newsletter. Voila: internationally published poet