Genevieve Valentine's first novel, Mechanique : A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti (Prime, 2011), won the 2011 Crawford and was a Nebula and Locus (first novel) finalist. "Light on the Water," in the October 2009 Fantasy Magazine online, was a World Fantasy short story finalist, and "Things to Know About Being Dead," in Teeth (Datlow and Windling, eds.), is a current Shirley Jackson short story finalist. "Bespoke" and "The Nearest Thing" are in Year's Best SF 15 and 17 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.), "The Dire Wolf" in the 2011 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Guran, ed.), "The Zeppelin Conductor's Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball" in the 5th The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Strahan, ed.), and "The Sandal-Bride" in the 2012 The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Horton, ed.).

Other short fiction is in Federations, Brave New Worlds, The Living Dead 2, The Way of the Wizard, Under the Moons of Mars, and Armored (all Adams, ed.), Last Drink Bird Head (VanderMeer and VanderMeer, eds.), Bewere the Night (Sedia, ed.), Happily Ever After (Klima, ed.), Creatures (Tremblay and Langan, eds.), Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Fantasy, Subterranean, Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, and Electric Velocipede. Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR.org, and in Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, Tor.com, and Fantasy, and she is one of the authors of Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture (Quirk, 2011).

Her appetite for bad movies is insatiable, a tragedy she tracks on her blog, genevievevalentine.com.