Who I Am


Susan Rukeyser writes fiction, literary and otherwise. Lately she can’t stop telling the truth. She was a Senior Book Buyer for the wholesaler Baker & Taylor, and formerly served as Reviews Editor for Necessary Fiction. Her Creative Writing MA is from Lancaster University, UK. For a while she owned a tiny used bookstore in New York’s Hudson Valley. It was there she found inspiration for her debut novel, Not On Fire, Only Dying (Twisted Road Publications), an SPD Fiction Bestseller and finalist for the Lascaux Fiction Prize. A chapbook of linked flash fictions in the form of classified ads, Swap / Meet, was published by Space Cowboy Books. In 2018, Susan published 35 contributors in Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology, under her newly formed imprint: world split open press. She created Joshua Tree’s feminist, queer, and otherwise radical Desert Split Open Mic to continue the conversation started by that book. Susan’s short fiction and multimedia work can be found in Mojave He[art] Review, SmokeLong Quarterly*82 Review, and elsewhere, online and in print, and adapted for the Simultaneous Times podcast.  Her creative nonfiction appears in journals including River Teeth, Mom Egg Review, and Hippocampus Magazine, where she won their inaugural Remember in November contest. Susan performed personal essays at the recent Desert Stories XIV and Long Beach’s Out Loud: Queer Futures. In 2017, Susan moved home to the Mojave, despite growing up in Connecticut.

Click HERE for a complete list of / links to published work.

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