Rosamund Hodge

Short Story: “Don’t Look”

My latest piece is up at The Hanging Garden! (And it’s my last one for this year.) Our theme for this round was urban legends, and I wrote

Don’t Look

— a story about friendship and being scared of the dark.

CRIMSON BOUND cover reveal!

It’s finally here! You can see the gorgeous CRIMSON BOUND cover on the Epic Reads blog.

(If you’re wondering–the reason why that post calls it a “companion novel” to CRUEL BEAUTY is that they’re both similar fairytale fusions. They’re not set in the same world.)

Short Stories

I have a new short story up at The Hanging Garden:

But World Enough And Time

My sixteenth birthday is the worst, because I have to get surgery to expand my headphones.

Also, I forgot to post it here at the time, but I had another short story in August:

Ways of Being a Mermaid’s Daughter

There is only one way to be a mermaid stolen by a human as a wife. There are a hundred ways to be her daughter.

Sirens Conference!

I’m excited to say that when I attend Sirens Conference this October, I will be on two panels:

Portal Fantasy: Threat or Menace?
Rosamund Hodge, Cora Anderson, Rachel Manija Brown
Everybody knows about portal fantasy, where characters from the “real world” cross into a separate fantasy world. It is a classic trope that still draws readers—the Chronicles of Narnia have never been out of print. And yet new portal fantasies are very seldom published, and many agents and editors have said that they’re unmarketable. What exactly is this subgenre, and why is it so loved and so shunned at the same time? What new stories does it still have to offer?

A Tourist’s Guide to the Undiscovered Country
Rosamund Hodge, Cora Anderson, Kendare Blake, Joy Kim
From The Descent of Inanna to Dante’s Divine Comedy to Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Farthest Shore, journeys to the underworld/afterlife have been a staple of fantastic literature. This panel will discuss both the ancient tradition of underworld journeys and how this tradition is used in modern fantasy. Why does this theme have such an enduring appeal? How do modern novels use and transform it?

Q&A on Goodreads

Today through Thursday (July 24), I’m doing a Q&A on Goodreads. If there are any weird trivia questions about my book you were dying to have answered, now is the time to ask!