Marge Simon

Sunrise at the Universe's End (with Michael Roderick Fosburg), poetry, Issue 27, December 1, 2011

The Green Bird, poetry, March 1, 2010

Painters in the Dark, poetry, June 1, 2009

Birthdate? A bright September morning, A.D.

When did you start writing? In my head, when I was about four; for publishing purposes, around 1985

When and what and where did you first get published? Cat Magazine, 1984

Why do you write?  Because I have to. It's like eating and breathing.

What themes do you like to write about? Psychological horror, off kilter fantasy, science fiction.

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Bruce Boston, John D. Carr, Ruth Rendall, Du Marier, Ted Sturgeon, Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury

Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? All of them are unique masters of their craft. This question requires a way too long answer!

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? SF/F is constantly challenging.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? Ted Sturgeon, Charles Beaumont, Bruce Boston; story: The Stars My Destination by Alfred BesterBester...And another answer for another story: Ellison, Cormac McCarthy, B. Boston, more. Story: (varies from day to day) Gentleman Farmer, B. Boston, The Indigo Man, Gene O'Neil.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? Give folks something to think about, or laugh, or cry.

Do you blog? Where? No. And I don't plan on it.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? Gone Today, Back Tomorrow.

When not writing flash fiction and poetry, Marge Simon dabbles in art for publication.

In between art and writing, Marge also edits a column for the HWA Newsletter Blood and Spates, Poets of the Dark Side and is editor of Star*Line, digest of the SF Poetry Association. A few of her awards include a Rhysling for Best Long poem, 1995, the Stoker for 2008 Vectors: A Week in the Death of a Planet with Charlee Jacob and the Strange Horizons Reader's Poll for Poetry, 2011. Recent collections this year are The Mad Hattery, illustrated by Sandy DeLuca, Elektrik Milk Bath Press, and Unearthly Delights, Sam's Dot publications. Website at: