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Dorianne Emmerton grew up in rural Northern Ontario and now lives in Toronto with various loved ones and an ill-tempered black cat.

She helps organize the Brockton Writers Series and the Bi+ Arts Festival, and occasionally writes for the pop culture site Biff Bam Pop! 


Issue #9 of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy featured Dorianne’s short story “Whiteout”, which is about anxiety, infertility, colonization, and the sleep-deprived horror of parenting.

Room Magazine’s new issue is on the theme of Neurodivergence and there’s a flash piece in it you should check out.

It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! A far-future mini space opera featuring cyborgs and two-dimensional alien’s, Cyborg’s Lament has been published online by The Fantasist!

If you’re a subscriber to Daily Science Fiction, maybe you received “We Float” in your inbox – if not, you can read it online.

Pinafores and portals, oh my! Read this sweet romance over at The Bronzeville Bee.

You can now order a kindle or paperback copy of Nevertheless (Tesseracts 21), a collection of optimistic speculative fiction stories, featuring Dorianne’s genderqueering, sex magickal romp, “Inside The Spiral”.

Read “Two Adults, A Toddler and A Teenager”, about chosen family and how awful two-year-olds can be, published on Write Out Publishing.

Ink Stains Volume 7: Decay from Dark Alley Press is now out! Look for a creepy story called “The Mating Habits of the Late Adopting Smoker” in it. Ask at your favourite bookstore, or order it on Amazon.

In June of 2017, the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon produced Dorianne’s script “Human Refuse” as part of a one act play festival.

A new dirty story! “Like Lights in the Northern Sky” is in Best Women’s Erotica Of The Year Volume Two! You can order on Amazon, and if you like it, leave a review both there and  Goodreads.

Dorianne was interviewed for Our Queer Art in February 2016. Read to find out more about her development as a writer, obstacles she faces, and creating non-traditional characters.

“Bisexual Nursery Rhymes” was featured at Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret on January 18th, 2015. They were presented visually, in a collaboration with artist Catherine Jones.

Cyborg’s Lament is an science fiction concept double album by the band Saturnfly, who approached Dorianne about potentially writing an accompanying narrative. The first album was launched on October 18th, 2014, with a reading from the novella, and Ottawa Showbox raved about the event.

Beer & Butter Tarts is now publishing the content from Issue #1 online, so you can read “Battle of The Brunches” here for free.

“Ada, Alone” is a short story about heartbreak, published in Incendies, a feminist magazine out of York University. You can read it online for free! 

In a rare instance of Dorianne writing non-fiction, she has a personal essay in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships, published April 2014 by Touchwood Editions. Quill & Quire called this piece “stunning.”

Empty Sink Publishing has the experimental short story “The Sad Saga Of The War Vet” in Issue #2 of their online magazine.

A short story about a message board troll called A Series of Tubes is in the Friend. Follow Text. Anthology. You can order it on Amazon or buy it at Glad Day Bookshop.

A Day By The Lake, a story about swimming and revenge served very cold, is in the Zhush Redux anthology. It is available at Glad Day Bookshop or can be ordered online at the OUTwrites site. Dorianne is ecstatic about being compared to Alice Munro in the Zhush review by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

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