Mark Rich


Two full-length collections of stories have appeared nearly simultaneously. Edge of Our Lives (RedJack Books, November 2008) contains fiction ranging from experimental/ whimsical to science fiction/fantasy, with poetry. It includes some new material, including the title short story.
Across the Sky ((Fairwood Press, January 2009) emphasizes science fiction, with some poems.


Chapbook The Sound of Dead Hands Clapping, containing dark-fantasy stories, is due April 2009, from Gothic Press.


Recent, current, and upcoming stories include these: "Foe" in Analog -- look for the April 2009 issue; "What We Love" in Talebones; "Premature," "No Friday" and "The Tenant" in Kaleidotrope; "The Leap" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet; "Ice for Pangi" in Zahir; "Flight of Angels" in Tales of the Talisman; "Dead Man Come A-Calling" in Tales of the Unanticipated.


Recent and upcoming poems appear in The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Fine Lines, Ship of Fools, Asimov's Science Fiction, and Lilliput. Starship Sofa (U.K.) has also podcast a handful.

"Into to the Fog" will appear in issue #31 of Rattle June 2009.

Favorite recent poems:

"Light Across an Impossible Lake," Asimov's, July 2008;

"Streamside," The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Spring 2008.


1992 Lifting. Winner, Leslie Cross Award for book-length fiction, Council of Wisconsin Writers.
1987 "Winter." Third prize, short fiction award, Council of Wisconsin Writers.