Holly Walrath

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Holly Lyn Walrath’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, Liminality, and elsewhere. She is the author of Glimmerglass Girl, (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She is a freelance editor and host of The Weird Circular, an e-newsletter for writers containing submission calls and writing prompts. Find her online at her website or on Twitter.

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Holly Walrath Developing a daily practice of writing can be helpful. When you start to understand that writing is a practice, not a chore, you automatically begin…moreDeveloping a daily practice of writing can be helpful. When you start to understand that writing is a practice, not a chore, you automatically begin to come to that place of writing each day. It helps to be consistent, but all writers are different. Finding what works for you and sticking to it is more important than following the age-old advice of "write every day." (less)
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I have an essay up at Medium today, on the anniversary of Ursula K. Le Guin's death, about her famous short story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." If you haven't read this powerful story, I suggest you get thee to a bookstore and pick up her short story collection, The Unreal and the Real. It will make you rethink your worldview.  

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“Each day Marda gets closer. The sub circles coral reefs off the coasts, where mermaids are said to like the colors of the schools of fishes, and train them to swim around their necks like jewelry or live behind their ears, beneath their long hair. Sometimes mermaids like shallow places, but mostly they like the dark and the beautiful, uncharted, abandoned, soulless parts of the undiscovered world.”
Holly Walrath, Pulp Literature Issue 7 Summer 2015

“We live in a world of unfulfilled fairytales.”
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“But he goes all quiet. His ghost eyes roll / up in his head, white-on-white-on-white, / and he runs his shaking hands over his scars, / looks up like he’s going to wish on a / star.”
Holly Walrath, The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2016 Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association

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“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
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“It’s amazing how much easier it is to bake a cake when you’ve got an eternity to get it right.”
Holly Walrath, Luna Station Quarterly: Issue 030

“War is what happens when language fails.”
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“fluttering amidst the stars / stands the thin black/ stalk / of a glimmerglass girl /”
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