Shira Lipkin's short fiction and poetry have appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 4 (ed. Mike Allen, 2013), Interfictions 2 (eds. Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, 2009), Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Apex Magazine, Mythic Delirium, Through The Gate, Niteblade, Steam-Powered: Steampunk Lesbian Stories (ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft), ChiZine, Cabinet des Fées, Lakeside Circus, Lone Star Stories, Electric Velocipede, Abyss & Apex, Polu Texni, the benefit anthology Ravens in the Library (eds. Phil Brucato and Sandra Buskirk, 2009), and more. They is a co-editor of the speculative poetry magazine Liminality. Their nonfiction has appeared at Salon.com. Their poem "The Library, After" won the 2012 Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem, and has been reprinted in The Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 (ed. Kij Johnson). Their short story "The Angel of Fremont Street" was shortlisted for the 2010 Story South Million Writers Award. Their stories "Salt Brides" and "The Library, After" was a finalist for the Micro Award, and their poems "When Her Eyes Open" and "The Changeling's Lament" were nominated for the Rhysling Award. "The Changeling's Lament" was also nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has been reprinted in "Here, We Cross" (ed. Rose Lemberg, 2012). "I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between" was shortlisted for the Million Writers Award, is on Tangent Online's 2011 Recommended Reading List, and has been reprinted in The Book of Apex: Volume Three of Apex Magazine (ed. Catherynne M. Valente, 2012). "Splinter" is on Tangent Online's 2012 Recommended Reading List and has been reprinted in The Book of Apex: Volume Four of Apex Magazine (ed. Lynne M. Thomas, 2013). "Happy Hour at the Tooth and Claw" is on Tangent Online's 2013 Recommended Reading List. "Becca at the End of the World" has been reprinted in Zombies: More Recent Dead (ed. Paula Guran, 2014), "Wool and Silk and Wood" has been reprinted in The Best of Electric Velocipede (ed. John Klima, 2014), and "Valentines" has been reprinted in The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (ed. Macfarlane, 2014). Shira can often also be found on programming at Wiscon, Arisia, Boskone, Vericon, and PiCon. They live in Boston with their family, the requisite cats, and one ridiculously tiny dog, and work in community outreach and mobilization at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Apparently they write novels now. You can follow their movements at http://shiralipkin.com and http://shadesong.livejournal.com. Please do. They like the company.