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  • Bibliography:
    40 Books
  • First Book:
    July 2001
  • Latest Book:
    February 2024
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Book List in Order: 40 titles



  • “An alchemical mix of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” -- Salon.com (Best of the Year)“A delightful collection.” -- Cleveland Plain Dealer“My favorite fantasy writer.” -- Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered"Link's st...



  • “Fabulous tales.” -- The Washington Post

    “No unblinkered, gloveless reader can resist the stream of associations unleashed by Ford’s story and the rest of Trampoline: influences as disparate as science fiction, magic realism, pulp, a...



  • AN ENTIRE VILLAGE takes up residence in a woman's handbag. A man becomes convinced that his dead wife is having an affair. A family moves to their dream house in the suburbs, where gradually everything they have becomes haunted. The mundane mingles w...



  • For twenty years this award-winning compilation has been the nonpareil benchmark against which all other annual fantasy and horror collections are judged. Directed first by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and for the past four years by Datlow and Kel...



  • The crossover literary sensation...now in paperback! Through the lens of Kelly Link's vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. From the multiple award- winning "The Faery Handbag," in which a teenager's gr...





    • A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. These are just a few of the people readers first met online thanks to the explosion of Webzines. Ellen Datlow, editor of Omni Online, Event Hor...



  • When the zombie apocalypse comes, it''s not just those crusty old folks who will struggle against the undead, it''s the young people. What happens when you come of age during the zombie apocalypse? Z: Zombie Stories has the answer to that question. Z...






  • In the first major YA steampunk anthology, fourteen top storytellers push the genre's mix of sci-fi, fantasy, history, and adventure in fascinating new directions. Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers a...





  • The latest issue of LCRW features magic, killing curses, broken lands and broken lands, a wandering octopus, a robot on the run, invisibility, neighbors, and The Book of Judgment. What is not to love? Our cooking columnist Nicole Kimberling returns w...



  • The new issue of LCRW (#29!) is best read while at work. There is a cooking column ("How to Seduce a Vegetarian") by Nicole Kimberling as well as fiction and poetry from Jennifer Linnaea, Neile Graham, Sarah Blackman, Claire Hero, and many more wonde...



  • With the thirtieth issue, LCRW -- the only zine named after Winston Churchill's mother -- changes everything. We turn blue into tree. We make electricity solid. We publish stories that shake the world so hard it takes a left at Albuquerque and is nev...



  • If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories b...



  • We’re almost sure this issue of LCRW is made up of more than a 100,000 letters and can guarantee that most are in the right place. Two huge stories anchor the issue, Nicole Kimberling explains that CSA means Crazy-Sexy Agriculture, and zombie horde...



  • She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection -- her first for adult readers in a decade -- proves i...



  • Guest edited by Michigan writer Michael J. DeLuca, LCRW #33 approaches its theme of humanity's relationship with the earth with a little humor, a touch of horror, and seventeen different kinds of understanding. Includes multiple award winner Sofia Sa...



  • We kick off this issue with A. B. Robinson’s amazing “Sonnet Crown for Third Officer Ripley.” Then there are stories of beasties and strange places and stranger people; long, long journeys; and questions, so many questions. Also: Nicole Kimberl...






  • There are no ghostly bumps in the night, no loud noises, no cheap shot surprises to knock you out your seat. Instead: stories and poetry -- so much excellent poetry! -- that knock all the dust off your edges, the pencil off your table, the crown ...



  • Three million years from now a thought form called oufaobf will randomly coalesce into LCRW 35 at the same time as 1.2 million monkeys type it out. Which means there will be 2 copies out there in that there far future galaxy. Will Nicole Kimberling's...



  • Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is partially a prose nod...



  • 2 x 18. 3 x 12. 4 x 9. 6 x 6. There are many ways to look at or approach the number 36. It is a square and therefore seemingly as far from a prime number as it is possible to get. (37 is a prime: so the previous statement sounds interesting, but is w...



  • THE INAUGURAL ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE'S MOST PROMISING NEW VOICES"A welcome addition to the run of established short story annuals, promising good work to come." -- Kirkus ReviewsMany writers who are household names today got their start when an ed...



  • This electronical edition was shot into the sky, bounced off the moon, and floated gently into the internet. There are names you may know and, excitingly, names you may not. This zine: always and forever a good read. Here: Two Poems. There: Three Poe...



  • In LCRW 39 your neighbor’s secrets are exposed. Yours too, sorry. Whereas in this one if it the pure fictive product poured upon the page, dried in the sun, and brought to you by the lovely people at your local indie bookstore. Then we take that...



  • This is the issue in which we promised your neighbor’s secrets would be exposed. Your secrets too. So sorry to be the bearer of bad news: the secrets, they have been exposed. Check CNN right now. Or, look under that thing at the back of your fr...




    • / Science Fiction / Fantasy
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  • This is issue Forty (Extraordinary) One of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet which is being published in June of 2020 and is being sent out free to subscribers as a bonus to add joy to this daily more complicated world. (Contributors were paid ...



  • This is issue Forty (Extraordinary) One of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet which is being published in June of 2020 and is being sent out free to subscribers as a bonus to add joy to this daily more complicated world. (Contributors were paid ...



    • / Science Fiction / Fantasy
    • Buy Buy





  • Who is ready for the fourty-eleventh issue of LCRW? It has stories, poems, a cooking column, & a bonus novel excerpt. Cometh the hour cometh the zine but wait it is written that a zine must sometimes be delay’dLady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristle...



  • May: gone. June: gone. July: moving fast. Here are gods, snakes, death, and demons. On the lighter, crunchier side: carrots and apples. Twice a year this zine slips out into this world, less internationally than it used to. Maybe I just need to stand...



  • What is on the inside? Short stories, four poems from Marge Piercy, and a cooking column because once I read a zine with a cooking column and loved it and I thought it would be fun and interesting to ask Nicole Kimberling to write one and I’ve been...



  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “The Brothers Grimm meet Black Mirror meets Alice in Wonderland. . . . In seven remixed fairy tales, Link delivers wit and dreamlike intrigue.” -- Time   Finalist for the...



  • Four score and three issues ago this zine did not exist. Two score and three issues ago LCRW popped into being just like the big bang -- but with less burning hot plasma and fewer planets forming. The formation included a twice-yearly space for fic...



  • LCRW 47, the May, the June, the July, the August, the September of this year issue. Made byGavin J. Grant& Kelly Link. As in my LCRW 46 note, I am chronically ill and limited compared to the previous times. I’m still planning (hoping? how zin...






  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In the long-awaited first novel from short story virtuoso and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, three teenagers become pawns in a supernatural power struggle.“A heart-wrenching exploration of love and loss.” -- Time...


Award-Winning Books by Kelly Link

Magic for Beginners: Stories
2006 Locus Award -- Collection
2006 Locus Award -- Novella
Pretty Monsters
2009 Locus Award -- Novella


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kelly Link has published 40 books.

Kelly Link does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Book of Love, was published in February 2024.

The first book by Kelly Link, Stranger Things Happen, was published in July 2001.

No. Kelly Link does not write books in series.