Julie C. Day

Julie C. Day

"Her capacity for engaging bizarre ideas in the exploration of deeply felt and deeply damaged characters can be stunning."--Locus Magazine

The Books

Novella: The Rampant

The Rampant (Aqueduct Press) is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Paperback:  Amazon | PublishereBook: Amazon | Publisher Goodreads list. What Others Are Saying “Equal parts playful and heartbreaking, this apocalyptic novella offers one-of-a-kind answers about...

Collection: Uncommon Miracles

Hardcover:  Amazon| Waterstones A grieving man travels through time via car crash. A family of matriarchs collects recipes for the dead. A woman gains an unexpected child in the midst of a bunny apocalypse. An outcast finds...

Latest News

The Kickstarter pre-launch for my latest project as editor and publisher, STORYTELLER: A Tanith Lee Tribute Anthology, just went live!
You can check out all the project details here. I’m both excited and relieved to finally begin the countdown. (It’s been in the planning stages for over a year!) The book includes all new fiction by Terri Windling, Martha Wells, Nisi Shawl, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Theodora Goss, Andy Duncan, Maya Deane, C.S.E Cooney, plus an open submissions window once the Kickstarter funds.

The STORYTELLER crowdfunding campaign starts soon!

Read my entire interview for the Women in Horror series at The Ginger Nuts of Horror!
What advice do you have to women working in the field?
DAY: There are so many more avenues and gatekeepers now, including self-publishing, which has its own gatekeeper, social media algorithms. Aim for the work you want to create and find the places that will connect with what you are trying to do. Unless that is truly your writing purpose, don’t just keep knocking on the same damn doors. (Continued…)

“Forty Seconds to Looking Glass Road,” just came in The Sunday Morning Transport! Magic, loss, and family lore in Far West Texas. It’s my first publication this year and my first with The Sunday Morning Transport. I’m thrilled to know it’s out in the world and with such a good home!

A series of interviews with myself and Carina Bissett just went up on the Essential Dreams Press YouTube channel! Carina, one of the co-editors on my latest anthology project, STORYTELLER, and I discuss the origin of the project, our connection to Tanith Lee’s work in our own fiction, my press, and our long-term collaboration on publishing projects.

Latest Short Fiction Publication

First Lines

“Forty Seconds to Looking Glass Road”

Standing in Jorge’s hidden garden, with its water-impoverished stand of willow trees, Carl wasn’t so much surprised as resigned. The Quinone family curse had struck again. This time it was in the form of a sealed glass booth, seven feet tall and three feet wide, set on an empty stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert—a trip to Looking Glass Road via Texas public lands.

A strange truth: Carl was now the only Quinone left living in Alpine.

“Goodbye,” Mama had said all those weeks ago, as though she were just heading out for another drive, as though there wasn’t a nurse standing nearby.

“Goodbye,” Jorge had repeated today. (Continue here…)

Latest Books

Latest Book Written by Julie C. Day

The Rampant: A Lambda Award Finalist

The Rampant (Aquaduct Press), my dark fantasy novella, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Paperback:  Amazon | Publisher
eBook:  Amazon | Publisher

What others are saying

“Equal parts playful and heartbreaking, this apocalyptic novella offers one-of-a-kind answers about the end of the world…This clever and surprisingly fun take on the rapture is the perfect theological horror story.” 
— Publishers Weekly

Latest Book Edited by Julie C. Day

Latest Published Book from Essential Dreams Press

Pricing Information
Paperback: $20.00
eBook: $7.99

Dreams for a Broken World (Dreams 2)

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“This is not an anthology that begs to be read in one sitting; not that it doesn’t merit such a binge, but because each story requires a breath between them, and, frankly, deserves to be savored… it never ceases to be a pleasure to read” —Locus Magazine

“This anthology offers seriously admirable work. Highly recommended.” —Lightspeed Magazine

“24 impressive stories of healing and rebuilding…These hopeful stories offer something for any speculative fiction reader.” —Publishers Weekly