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My Love for You Is A Ruby, An Emerald, A Diamond In a Box

Let Me Hoard My Treasure

Pam McNew
22 June
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One morning, as a small child, playing barefoot and feral on the wild green lawn, I stepped upon a bee. I cried. Loudly. My parents gave me a bribe--my own book. Grocery-store Golden Book, but that didn't matter, there was wonder on its pages and I looked at the pictures and eventually learned to read the words. And there it began. My fascination with stories.

And my allergy to bee stings.

My bibliography:


"Breakfast" in AnotheRealm September 2000

"Tiffany's Boxes" in AnotheRealm May 2001

"Me and That Alien Guy" to Quantum Muse June 2001

"Only Children" in AnotheRealm July 2001

"Me and That Bigfoot Guy" in AnotheRealm
October 2001

"A Daughter, Lost" to Chiaroscuro July 2002

"A Daughter, Lost" to Folens Publishers, Models for Writing - Essential Fiction February 2003

"Along Your Way" to Fortean Bureau April 2003

"Five Little Girls" to Fortean Bureau January 2004

Six of "Forty Beers" to Fortean Bureau February 2004

"Sad Weeping Angels" to Darker than Tin, Brighter than Sin February 2004

"Tempest in a Teacup" to Say...why aren't we crying? May 2004

Maggie's Christmas List" to Lone Star Stories December 2005

"Across A Blackened Landscape" to From the Trenches, to be published by Carnifex Press in 2006


"This Place" to Snow Monkey:An Eclectic Journal Volume 4, Issue 3 2002

"The Gardener" to ChiZine April 2002

"Visiting Mama" to Snow Monkey:An Eclectic Journal Volume 5, Issue 3 2003

"Visiting Ross" to ChiZine January 2004

"Rural Blessing" to Strange Horizons November 15, 2004

"Little Dark Stupa Girl" to Lone Star Stories February 2005

"My Brother, He Has a Wonderful Thing" to Lone Star Stories June 2005

"Thoughts, From A Sin Eater" to The Fortean Bureau publication September 2005

"Beneath, Beyond, Because" to Star*Line, March/April 2006.

"Distant Stars" to Lone Star Stories October 2006.

"Ursine Conversation" to Lone Star Stories April 2007.

"Twelve Dancing Daughters" to Apex and Abyss April 2007.

"My Android Bob" to Lone Star Stories October 2007.

"No Word for Goodbye" to Sybil's Garage No. 5 publication upcoming.

"Twelve Dancing Daughters," to The Best of Apex and Abyss, Volume One, to be released in 2008.


"Mini-Interview with Elizabeth Bear" at Lit Haven November 8, 2004

"Mini-Interview with M. Rickert" at Lit Haven December 3, 2004

"Mini-Interview with Greg van Eekhout" at Lit Haven February 13, 2005

"Mini-Interview with Daryl Gregory at Lit Haven October 2, 2005.



Honorable Mention in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Edition
by Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor) for my poem, The Gardener

Editor's Choice at OWW for "Still Life in Green Chair"

Winner of the Hey Trey! October Writing Challenge

Honorable Mention in Vestal Review's "Soft Thunder" Fiction Contest


Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin Grant and Kelly Link for my story, "Along Your Way."


My poem, "Rural Blessings," was nominated for a 2005 Rhysling Award.

"Rural Blessings" received Honorable Mention in the Strange Horizons' "Reader's Choice Awards."


My poem, "Thoughts, From A Sin Eater," was nominated for a 2006 Rhysling Award.


Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin Grant and Kelly Link for my poem, "Distant Stars."


My poems, "Ursine Conversation" and "My Android Bob," were nominated for a 2008 Rhysling Award.

Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Twenty-first Annual Collection edited by Kelly Link, Gavin Grant and Ellen Datlow for my poem, Ursine Conversation."


My poem, "No Word for Goodbye," was nominated for a Rhysling Award.