C.S.E. Cooney


Bone_Swans_mockup_ALT-1Cooney’s first collection Bone Swans: Stories is a World Fantasy Award finalist and contains Nebula Award finalist “The Bone Swans of Amandale.



Two novellas from her Dark Breakers trilogy can be found on Amazon. The second of these, “The Two Paupers,” appears as well in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016.




0BreakerFinalAlso on Amazon:  Jack o’ the Hills and How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes (Papaveria Press 2012), the latter of which features her Rhysling Award-winning poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride.”

The first of her erotic fairytales from The Witch’s Garden SeriesWitch, Beast, Saint” appears in Strange Horizons, and the second, The Witch in the Almond Tree, is available to purchase for Kindle.




2012YearsBestSFF-679x1024Other examples of her short fiction and poetry can be found in Rich Horton’s Years Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas (2016), The Nebula Awards Showcase (2013), The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014), Rose Lemberg’s The Moment of Change Anthology, Mike Allen’s Clockwork Phoenix Anthologies (3, 5), and JoSelle Vanderhoof’s Steam-Powered II.

For other short stories and poems, check out Uncanny Magazine, Lakeside Circus, Black Gate Magazine, Apex, Subterranean, Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, Ideomancer, The Book of Dead Things, Cabinet des Fées, Stone Telling, Goblin Fruit, and Mythic Delirium.



How-to-Flirt-in-FaerielandLightspeed Magazine “The Bone Swans of Amandale” (reprint)

Apex Magazine “The Big Bah-Ha” (reprint)

Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas 2o16 (Prime Books, Guran, ed. 2016)

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, “The Two Paupers” (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2016)

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, “Witch, Beast, Saint” (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2015)

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, “Martyr’s Gem” (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2014)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2013, “The Sea King’s Second Bride” (Pyr, Asaro, ed. 2013)

The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry, “The Last Crone on the Moon” (Aqueduct Press, Lemberg, ed. 2012)

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012, “The Last Sophia” (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2012)

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, “Braiding the Ghosts” (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2011)

51+aAdLMzFLThe Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures, “Canary of Candletown” (Wallace, ed. September, 2014)

“Witch, Beast, Saint” (Strange Horizons, July 2014)

The Witch in the Almond Tree” (Fairchild Books, July 2014)

“How the Milkmaid Struck a Bargain with the Crooked One” (GigaNotoSaurus, November 2013)

“Ten Cigars” (Strange Horizons, July 2013)


“Martyr’s Gem” (GigaNotoSaurus, May 2013)

“Life on the Sun” (Black Gate, February 2013)

Godmother Lizard” (Black Gate, November 2012)

“The Last Sophia” (Strange Horizons, March 2011)

SteamPowered II; More Lesbian Steampunk Stories, “The Canary of Candletown” (Torquere Press, Vanderhooft, ed. 2011)


ST10-COVERClockwork Phoenix 3; New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, “Braiding the Ghosts” (Mythic Delirium Books, Allen, ed. 2010)

“Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising” (Apex, December 2010)

“Household Spirits” (Strange Horizons, November 2010)

“Three Fancies from the Infernal Garden” (Subterranean Press, Winter 2009)

“Oak Park Eris” (Ideomancer, December 2009)

“Stone Shoes” (Subterranean Press, Summer 2007)

Book of Dead Things, “Lorelei’s Little Deaths” (Twilight Tales, Jens, ed. 2007)

Hell in the Heartland, “My Body Your Banquet” (Annihilation Press, Sardina & Trexler, eds. 2007)

HairTrigger 29, “Glass Eyes” (Columbia University Scholastic Press Association, 2006) – First Place in Experimental Fiction



“Foxgirl Song Cycle 1” (Uncanny Magazine, March/April 2016)

“What Is Owed” (Corvidae, July 2015)

“Toujours Il Coûte Trop Cher” (with Mike Allen, Spectral Realm, Vol. 3, Summer 2015)

“The Saga of Captain Jens” (Uncanny Magazine, July/August 2015)

“Deep Bitch” (Uncanny Magazine, March/April 2015)

“Little Sally and the Bull Fiddle God” (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2014)

“Steal Me” (Goblin Fruit, Spring 2014)

“Threnody” (Lakeside Circus, February 2014)

MD22“And I’ll Dance With You Yet, My Darling” (Stone Telling, January 2014)

“What Is Owed” (Goblin Fruit, Fall 2013)

“Voyage to a Distant Star” (Mythic Delirium, Inaugural E-Zine Issue 0, August 2013)

“The Hooligan” (Goblin Fruit, Spring 2013)

“It Only Takes a Cauldron and a Dash of Thyme” (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2012)

“Sleeping Furies” (Mythic Delirium, Issue 26, Winter/Spring 2012)

“Last Crone on the Moon” (Goblin Fruit, Winter 2012) – Rhysling Nomination 2013: Long Form

“Postcards from Mars” (Stone Telling, December 2011) – Rhysling Nomination Long Form 2012

“How to Flirt in Faerieland” (Cabinet des Fées, May 2011)

Corvidae“Ride of the Robber Bride” (Goblin Fruit, Spring 2011)

“Dogstar Men” (Apex Magazine, August 2010) – 3rd Place Rhysling Award 2011: Short Form

“Winterbird” (Mythic Delirium, Issue 23, Summer/Fall 2010)

“The Wide River Road” (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2010)

“The Sea-King’s Second Bride” (Goblin Fruit, Spring 2010) – 1st Place Rhysling: Long Form

“Ere One Can Say It Lightens” (Mythic Delirium, Issue 22, Winter/Spring 2010)

“Coyote Does Chicago” and “Cody Coyote” (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2009)

“Sunday Ramble” (Goblin Fruit, Fall 2008)

“Love Song to Beowulf” (Goblin Fruit, Spring 2008)

“Sedna” (Goblin Fruit, Winter 2008) – Rhysling Nomination 2009: Long Form

“Wild Over Tombs Does Grow” (Featured Poet, Doorways Magazine, 2008) – Rhysling Nomination 2009: Long Form


Podcastle 306: “Ten Cigars” (Podcastle, April 2014)

Zing Zou Zou” (Toasted Cake, June 2012)

“Wild Over Tombs Does Grow” (Tales to Terrify 3, January 2012)

Podcastle 178: “Braiding the Ghosts” (Podcastle, October 2011)

Podcastle 156: “Household Spirits”
 (Podcastle, May 2011)

“My Body Your Banquet” (Pseudopod, July 2010)

One response to “Publications

  1. Robert Rodriquez

    Dear Ms. Cooney: Very interested in reviewing your collection “Bone Swans”. Please call me at your earliest convenience at (212) 862-3526. Any evening from 7pm to midnight. Thank you. Robert Rodriquez

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s