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| PublisherSigned Limited Edition: Publisher 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...

Latest News

My story “Forty Seconds to Looking Glass Road” is forthcoming with The Sunday Morning Transport.

My latest project as editor and publisher, STORYTELLER a Tanith Lee Tribute anthology, is underway.

Latest Short Fiction Publication

“Whole Bodies Are Never Left Behind”

Purchase Black Static 82/83, the magazine’s final issue.

First Lines

Reaching the Ocean

The house slumped across its lot, a worn-out carcass, stretches of graying, wooden bone exposed. After seven highways and six states, the three of them, Minnow, Momma, and Annabelle, had finally reached Cape Cod, Massachusetts—just as Momma had promised they would. This place was what Great Uncle Tobias called his rental property. Whatever its name, it definitely wasn’t their real home.

“It’s okay, Annabelle.” Clutching the cat to his chest, Minnow stared at the house. He pressed his lips against one of her flattened ears, breathing in her oily, dry-fur scent. But even Annabelle couldn’t disguise the musty odor of rot and saltwater that flooded in from all directions.

The Rampant: A Lambda Award Finalist

The Rampant (Aquaduct Press), my dark fantasy novella, was a 2020 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

Editing & Publishing

Pricing Information
Paperback: $20.00
eBook: $7.99

Dreams for a Broken World (Dreams 2)

Release Date: November 1, 2022.

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"[These stories are] beautiful, they're fresh, and they are painful. 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

Series Editor: Julie C. Day
Guest Editor: Ellen Meeropol

All proceeds go directly to the Rosenberg Fund for Children.