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Bio

Rochita  Loenen-Ruiz attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 2009 as that year’s Octavia Butler Scholar. Her work has been published in print and online, both abroad as well as in the Philippines.  Some  of  the  publications  she  has  appeared  in  are:  Weird Tales  Magazine,  Fantasy  Magazine,  Apex  Magazine,  and  the Philippine  Speculative  Fiction Anthology (second and fourth volumes). She has stories coming out in the Second Apex Book of World SF and Realms of Fantasy.  She is currently working on a tribal sf novel.

Birthday:: 26 April

Favorite Genres::
weird, sf/f, poetry

Fandoms:

Currently Reading

The Promise of the Nation, Gender, History and Nationalism in Contemporary Ilokano Literature by Roderick G. Galam

Body of Work

Short Fiction:

Dark Angel, Benigno first published at The Sword Review

Dark Angel, Benigno anthologized in The Best of Double-Edged Publishing

World in A Bubble, Reflections Edge

Rituals of Grief, Reflections Edge

Six Events in a Love Story, Byzarium

Mistress Vogel, Byzarium

The Wordeaters, Weird Tales Magazine, International Issue

Borealis, in Philippine Speculative Fiction volume two

Breaking the Spell, in Philippine Speculative Fiction volume four

**Breaking the Spell is on Rich Horton’s recommended list for The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2010

**Rich Horton’s Review of PSF IV where he commends Breaking The Spell

Teaching a Pink Elephant to Ski, in Fantasy Magazine

**Teaching a Pink Elephant to Ski is reviewed by Lois Tilton on IROSF

Hi Bugan ya Hi Kinggawan, in Fantasy Magazine

**Hi Bugan ya Hi Kinggawan is reviewed by Emera on The Black Letters Blog

59 Beads, in Apex Magazine

**59 Beads received an honorable mention in The Year’s Best: 27th Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois

Mouse and I, in Kaleidotrope

**Here’s a review of Kaleidotrope #8 which includes Mouse and I.

Mouse and I, in the Ruins and Resolve Anthology

The Return of the Sun, in the Ruins and Resolve Anthology

Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life, in Interzone 229

**Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life will be reprinted in the second volume of The Apex Book of World SF

**Interzone 229 is reviewed by Colin Harvey at Suite 101

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Creative non-fiction:

Through the Woods, in PATMOS (a publication of the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture)

Echoes from My New Home, in Hope Away from Home (OMF Lit, Philippines)

Falling in Love, in Chickflicks Ezine (defunct)*

Missing Home on the Asia and Pacific Writers Network

My Skin, Us, first published in the Skin Byteback Book released by Route

**anthologized in Route Offline

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Poetry:

Estol, the Hunchback, The Orange Room Review

Through the Looking Glass, Dragons, Knights and Angels Magazine

Angel without Wings, Dragons, Knights and Angels Magazine

 

Samples of Work

Short Fiction:

Dark Angel, Benigno first published at The Sword Review

World in A Bubble, Reflections Edge

Rituals of Grief, Reflections Edge

Six Events in a Love Story, Byzarium

Mistress Vogel, Byzarium

Teaching a Pink Elephant to Ski, in Fantasy Magazine

Hi Bugan ya Hi Kinggawan, in Fantasy Magazine

59 Beads, in Apex Magazine

Creative non-fiction:

Missing Home on the Asia and Pacific Writers Network

Poetry:

Estol, the Hunchback, The Orange Room Review

Through the Looking Glass, Dragons, Knights and Angels Magazine

Angel without Wings, Dragons, Knights and Angels Magazine

 

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