Audiobooks read by the author
The Witch in the Almond Tree and Other Stories
Desdemona and the Deep
Bone Swans: Stories

Saint Death’s Daughter (Solaris, April 2022)
The Twice-Drowned Saint (collected in A Sinister Quartet, Mythic Delirium, June 2020)

Dark Breakers (series)
“The Breaker Queen” (novella, Dark Breakers, Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)
“The Two Paupers” (novella, Dark Breakers, Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)
Desdemona and the Deep (novella,, July 2019)
“Salissay’s Laundries” (novella, Dark Breakers, Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)
“Longergreen” (novelette, Dark Breakers, Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)
“Susurra to the Moon” (short story, Dark Breakers, Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)

Dark Breakers (Mythic Delirium, Feb 2022)
The Witch in the Almond Tree and Other Stories (C. S. E. Cooney Presents, Oct 2020)
Jack o’ the Hills (Papaveria Press, March 2016)
Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium, July 2015)

Short Stories
“Snowed In” (with Carlos Hernandez, Bridge to Elsewhere, edited by Julia Rios and Alana Joli Abbott, 2022)
“From the Archives of the Museum of Eerie Skins: An Account” (Uncanny Magazine, July 2021)
“A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid” (with Carlos Hernandez, Mermaids Monthly, April 2021)
“Or Perhaps Up” (
Where the Veil is Thin, July 2020)
“As for Peace, Call it Murder” (Sword and Sonnet, Sept 2018)
“Though She Be But Little” (Uncanny Magazine 2017)
“Lily-White & The Thief of Lesser Night” (Mad Hatters and March Hares, Dec 2017)

“The Bone Swans of Amandale” (reprint, Lightspeed Magazine, August 2016)
“The Big Bah-Ha” (reprint, Apex Magazine, July 2016)
“The Book of May” (with Carlos Hernandez, from
Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mythic Delirium 2016)
“The Bone Swans of Amandale” (reprint, Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas 2016, Prime Books, Guran, ed. 2016)
“The Two Paupers” (reprint, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2016)
“Witch, Beast, Saint” (reprint, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015,  (Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2015)
“Martyr’s Gem” (reprint,
Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2014)
“The Last Sophia” (reprint,
Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012, Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2012)
“Braiding the Ghosts” (reprint
, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, Prime Books, Horton, ed. 2011)
“Canary of Candletown” (The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures, 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)
“The Canary of Candletown” (SteamPowered II; More Lesbian Steampunk Stories, Torquere Press, Vanderhooft, ed. 2011)
Clockwork 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


“Werewoman” (Strange Horizons, December 2021)
“The Sole-Stitcher” (The Deadlands, November 2021)
“Nightworld” (Ghoul II, March 2021)
“Visiting Child” (Ghoul II, March 2021) “The Ogress” (Ghoul II, March 2021)
“The Wyrm of Lirr” (The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan, July 2020)
“The Sea King’s Second Bride” Nebula Awards Showcase 2013,  (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)
“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)
“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)
“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)

12 responses 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

  2. Incurable Kindle User

    Hello! I clicked on the link to see Dark Breakers on Amazon, and the link was broken. Then I thought, “Wait a minute, I already bought both Dark Breakers books for Kindle,” and opened my Kindle app and discovered that they were gone. (I have the emailed receipts from Amazon, I’m not losing my mind, I swear!) Have the Dark Breakers books been pulled from Amazon and Kindle? How can I obtain them again?

    • csecooney

      Hello–I’m so sorry about that! It is true I did pull them from my ADP account for some re-furbishing (other times when I’ve tried to edit the content, it never seemed to change my own copies, which I had to buy myself for my Kindle!), and I wanted to do a few significant edits, due to another Dark Breakers novella, _Desdemona and the Deep_, coming out with this summer. I had to make that one a stand-alone novel, so some of the facts shifted, and I wanted to make sure that the first two novellas could fall in line again.

      That said, I had no idea that putting the books “out of print” would steal what was rightfully bought by readers right out of their Kindle! That’s like someone coming in through the window and saying, “Why, these old books by George MacDonald are all out of print, I’d better take them off these strangers’ shelves!” It’s appalling. I, too, will write to Amazon and try to sort all that out. It’s my first time trying to make my own work unavailable; please accept my apologies.

      If you like, I can email you PDFs of the first two books–as they are–so that you can have your copies back. Write to me at csecooney (at) gmail (dot) com so I know where to send them, and they’re yours.

      Again, I’m so sorry–I’ll try to get this worked out. And thank you so much for writing! And for reading.

      – Claire

      C. S. E. Cooney

  3. Hi,
    I enjoyed your work a great deal where I’ve run across it in anthologies and in “The Witch in the Almond Tree.” But the Amazon links to your novel The Breaker Queen and some others appear to be broken. Will keep looking for your work elsewhere.

    Is there another place where I can purchase these and support your work? Super happy not to give Jeff Bezos extra money, just unclear on how to give YOU that money… and where your books are…?

    • csecooney

      Hi there! Thank you so much for writing to me. I took my novellas The Breaker Queen and The Two Paupers offline in order to undergo some revisions. You can read older versions of them in anthologies: Two Paupers is in a Year’s Best by Rich Horton, and Breaker Queen was re-printed in a Lightspeed Magazine e-book. If you haven’t read my collection Bone Swans yet, I think you can get that directly from the publisher, Mythic Delirium. And my latest work, Desdemona and the Deep, you can get through any Indiebound bookstore, I believe!

      I will re-release the two aforementioned novellas in a little collection probably next year or the next, as I get things done. I have a novel out on submission right now and have been working on a few other things.

      I deeply appreciate your interest, and your readiness to support me as an artist directly! Thank you!!!

    • csecooney

      In the meanwhile, here are the links to the BREAKER QUEEN reprint at Lightspeed, which is available for purchase:

      And the Two Paupers, in Rich Horton’s anthology:

      At the bottom of the latter, there is a drop-down where you can select which kind of store you want to buy it from!

      Again, thank you so much for your interest!

  4. Hello! I am an indie audiobook narrator and was wondering if as a writer and narrator yourself you would be willing to review a children’s sci-fi/fantasy audiobook. I haven’t had a review from the voice acting perspective and would love to hear what you think of it. Please let me know and I’ll be happy to give you more information! Here is a link to the book’s page on Audible: Thank you!

  5. Hello,

    I’m writing on behalf of Hangar 7, small Croatian publishing house specialising in science fiction and fantasy. We would like to publish your novella The Bone Swans of Amandale in our SF-magazine, Sirius B. If you are interested, could you please get in touch with us so we can agree on a fee for the translation rights.Thank you.

    All the best,

    • csecooney

      Hi there! How exciting–thank you! If you want to email me at csecooney (at) gmail (dot) com, I will forward it on to my agent! Thank you so much for reaching out!

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