Victoria Zelvin

Victoria Zelvin (she/her/hers) is a speculative fiction author living and working in Washington D.C.

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Short Fiction

★ Daring | Published by Abyss and Apex | Anticipated April 2024They Burned My Mother at Dawn | Published by Tales to Terrify (Podcast) | February 2023They Burned My Mother at Dawn | Published by Unstamatic | November 2022The Dwindling Forest of Kelp | Published by OutWrite in the 2021 OutWrite Festival Journal | August 2021A Sunrise Every 90 Minutes | Published by Flash Fiction Online | March 2021Dead Katherine | Published by Luna Station Quarterly | September 2020The Plants of Erebus | Published by Brave New Girls | July 2019The Dwindling Forest of Kelp | Published by Jaylee James in the Love & Bubbles Anthology | October 2018The Immortal and the Time Traveler | Published by OutWrite in the 2018 OutWrite Festival Journal | August 2018City of Cats | Published by Mason Jar Press in the Broken Metropolis Anthology | August 2018ATHENA | Published by Queer Sci Fi in the Impact Anthology | July 2018Goodnight New York, New York | Published by Shoreline of Infinity in the Edinburgh International Science Festival Special Edition | April 2018The Immortal and the Time Traveler | Published by Daily Science Fiction | November 2017Goodnight New York, New York | Published by Shoreline of Infinity | December 2016Back to Where I Know You | Published by Meerkat Press in the Love Hurts Anthology | December 2015★ The Last Flight Out of Saigon | Published by A Murder of Storytellers in the Broken Worlds Anthology | July 2015★ On Illness | Published by Short, Fast, & Deadly | June 2014★ Muses | 1st Place Andrew Murphy Fiction Award Winner, Published by On Concept's Edge | 2010


Victoria Zelvin is a speculative fiction author living and working in Washington D.C. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Luna Station Quarterly, Daily Science Fiction, Brave New Girls, Shoreline of Infinity, and is forthcoming from Abyss and Apex. Victoria has her MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing at Emerson College. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and was a panelist at the 2022 Nebula Awards Conference.For her day job, Victoria works in non-profit grassroots digital advocacy, connecting constituents to their elected officials about issues they care about, including climate change, environmental justice, education access, and ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. If you're in the US, she would like to encourage you to click here make sure you're registered to vote.In her spare time, she is also an amateur cat photographer of the cats she shares with her fiancé and the big ones in the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Marvel, a small orange kitten, bites a camera strap reading CANON.
Photo by dave rign


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2022 Nebula Conference | Online Galaxy-Wide | May 20-22, 2022Writers with Day Jobs: Is This How We Lose the Time War? The publishing industry disadvantages authors who struggle with sparse free time and income insecurity. Experienced authors discuss how to manage limited resources, discover new options, and build support systems. Panelist with Veronica G. Henry, Justin C. Key, Brooke (B.L.) Blanchard, and moderator Marie Vibbert.#OutWrite2019 | Washington DC | August 3rd 2019ECHO & SPARK - Speculative readings from Jay Wolf, Maria Romasco Moore, Ruth Joffre, and Day Al-Mohamed. Moderated by Victoria ZelvinBaltimore Book Festival | Baltimore, MD | September 29th 2018Readings from publications by Mason Jar Press from Erin Dorney, celeste doaks, Anthony Moll, and Victoria ZelvinBroken Metropolis Launch Party | Washington DC | August 9th 2018Celebrate the arrival of Broken Metropolis with Mason Jar Press, editor dave ring, and readings from contributors Jacob Budenz & Victoria Zelvin.#OutWrite2018 | Washington DC | August 4th 2018ON A PALE HORSE - Speculative readings from Alexa Black, Lyle Blake Smythers, Jackie D, and Victoria Zelvin. Moderated by Michael M. Jones


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