October 2021: I will be presenting a paper titled “Taking the Measure of Madness,” about assessing representations of mental illness in speculative literature, at Sirens (Denver, CO) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, in Alpine 3.
September 2021: My short story “Tía Abuela’s Face, Ten Ways” is featured on the podcast LeVar Burton Reads. As a kid who grew up watching Reading Rainbow, this is a dream come true! Listen here.
June 2021: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers, the Latinx anthology including my short story “Tía Abuela’s Face, Ten Ways,” received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which called the book “a knockout” and lauded its “38 masterful stories.” The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
April 2021: My short story “Men In Cars,” originally published in Anathema Magazine, will be reprinted in an upcoming issue of Lightspeed Magazine.
Now in addition to a Ko-fi account, I have a Patreon account. Whether you’re looking to buy me a virtual cuppa coffee or want to support my work on a month-to-month basis, I’ve tried to make it an easier process. Although the Patreon is focused on art journaling and poetry, the funds it brings in ensure I can write novels and short stories, too–anything my muse dictates!
January 2021: Climbing Lightly Through Forests, A Poetry Anthology Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by R.B. Lemberg and Lisa M. Bradley, is now available for purchase as paperback or ebook via the publisher, Aqueduct Press; Indiebound.org; Amazon; and many fine bookstores. I recommend A Room of One’s Own.
October 2019: I’ll be at Sirens in Denver, CO, October 24-27 to deliver a talk based on my experience as Poetry Editor for Uncanny‘s special issue Disabled People Destroy Fantasy: “Trends in Speculative Poetry by Disabled Poets.”
My short story “Revival” is now available to read for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. A headstrong atheist is drawn to a traveling tent revival by rumors of miraculous healing, only to find herself in the role of savior.
July 2019: I will be at Readercon (July 11-15) in Quincy, MA. I’m moderating three panels: Latinx Authors Tear Down the Wall (Friday 2pm); Writing While Chronically Ill or Disabled (Saturday 1pm); and What Does Authenticity Look Like? (Sunday 1pm). And I’ll be doing a reading from EXILE on Sunday 2:30pm!
April 2019: I am the new co-editor for Climbing Lightly Through Forests, a poetry anthology in tribute to Ursula LeGuin, forthcoming from Aqueduct Press. In the weeks to come, Editor Rose Lemberg and I will be responding to all outstanding submissions and finalizing the Table of Contents.
Also, I will attend WisCon (May 24–27). Look for me on the panels “The Perception of Everything: Writing the Senses of Disparate Bodies”; “Borders and the United Earth”; and “Food Shaming.” I’ll also be at the Sign Out to sign books. Hopefully, there will be printed ARCs of EXILE at WisCon, if not the final version!
March 2019: I will attend Readercon in Quincy, Massachusetts, July 11-14. Look for me on special-interest panels “What Does Authenticity Look Like?” and “Latinx Authors Tear Down the Wall.”
January 2019: My debut novel, Exile, will debut on Memorial Day weekend at WisCon, the feminist science fiction convention in Madison, WI. Official release date is June 4, 2019.
July 2018: I’ve set up a Ko-fi account. You can support my work for the price of a coffee! Also, my story “Tia Abuela’s Face, Ten Ways” has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming anthology The Latinx Archive: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers.
May 25-28, 2018: I’ll be attending WisCon in Madison, WI. Look for me on panels about Villainesses & Antiheroines and Stigma & Neuroatypicality on Friday, and the first-ever Disabled People of Color panel on Saturday.
March 2018: “By the Mother’s Trunk” now live at Fireside Fiction. This short story about an elephant named Tillie is based on an event in St. Louis history.
August 2017: poem “Strandbeest Dreams,” cowritten with José M. Jimenez, now available in Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation.
October 21, 2016: Sirens conference in Denver, CO. Presented “How to Read a Poem.”
November 6, 2015: New poems in Uncanny Magazine and Interfictions. Click on the “Selected Poetry and Fiction” tab for links.
October 2, 2015: Sirens conference in Denver, CO. Presented “The Pen Is the Sword: Sara Estela Ramirez, the Revolutionary as Poet.” My poem “The Skin-Walker’s Wife” appears in the Queers Destroy Horror! special issue of Nightmare Magazine. Also, my poem “Levity” is now available to read at Through the Gate.
March 23, 2015: Nebula-nominated author, editor of Goblin Fruit, and NPR reviewer Amal El-Mohtar reviewed The Haunted Girl for Lightspeed magazine:
“There is a theme, throughout the collection, of false prisons and false escapes, reflections on who and where one is and where one’s going. … at the collection’s core: resistance to norms, to imposition, be they of language, sexuality, or mortality. There is a sharpness, a sting to most of these poems, of the kind that makes you hiss and then seek it out again. I loved the collection’s bilingualism, both in the presence of Spanish and the musings on being between languages, on the thermodynamics of translation…”
December 5, 2014: Author and translator David Bowles reviewed The Haunted Girl for my hometown newspaper, The Monitor: “Bradley possesses a real gift for language and unflinching insight into the best and worst of human nature.” At Stone Telling, editor and author Alex Dally MacFarlane has also reviewed the collection.
10/11/2014: The Mythic Delirium anthology is now available for purchase on Amazon. Mythic Delirium volume 1 includes my creepy Southern Gothic poem “Backbone of the Home.” Publisher’s Weekly gave the book a starred review and said: “This anthology is a winner from cover to cover.”
9/4/2014: The Haunted Girl is now available for purchase from Aqueduct Press.