Profile of Darja Malcolm-Clarke

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Darja Malcolm-Clarke's work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Ideomancer, and Greatest Uncommon Denominator, among others. She attended Clarion West in 2004.  Her short story "The Beacon" was long-listed for the British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction of 2007.  She is currently revising a novel titled A Map to Dig By.

She holds master’s degrees in Folklore and in English and is a Ph.D. candidate in the latter at Indiana University, studying post-WWII speculative literature and critical theory.   
She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where there are many thunderstorms, which suits her just fine. 


Short Stories

•  "A Song, a Prayer, an Empty Space", Greatest Uncommon Denominator, Issue 3, Fall 2008.

•  "His One True Bride", Fantasy Magazine, June 16, 2008.
Shortbits: "Darja Malcolm-Clarke writes some great, disturbing religious imagery. The 
        mystery of the Harper’s religion and what’s going wrong remain intriguiging throughout this 
        excellent story."

        Lois Tilton at

•  "Pearl in Shadow", Ideomancer, June 2008.

• "The Beacon," Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #11, August 2007.  Nominated for the British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction of 2007.  Honorable Mention in the 25th Annual Year's Best Science Fiction, ed. Gardner Dozois.  Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2007. 

        Spontaneous Derivation calls "The Beacon" "storytelling of exquisite strangeness"

"Shade's Globe, or Sibylwort (Umberia medianus)" forthcoming in A Field Guide of Surreal Botany, eds. Janet Chui and Jason Erik Lundberg. 

"The Sending," Scheherezade's Bequest (Cabinets des Fées webzine), May 2006

"The Sibyl of Tamarish," TEL: Stories anthology, ed. Jay Lake, 2005


•  "Charon of Birds," Mythic Delirium, #15, November 2006

•  "On a Martian Riverbank, Before the Freeze," Dreams and Nightmares, #75 November 2006

F/SF Critical Work 

•  "Tracking Phantoms," The New Weird, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, eds.  (February 2008)

"Subversive Metropolis: The Grotesque Body in the Phantasmic Urban Landscape," Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Summer 2006 (won the IAFA Graduate Student Award at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, March 2006) 

•  Review of ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction, eds. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Strange Horizons (September 6, 2006)