• Songs of Love and Defence in the Dawn, forthcoming in GlitterShip
  • How to Build a Woman, Sodden-Flowered and Strong, forthcoming in Mithila Review
  • How to Trick Bees into Singing, forthcoming in Ligature Works
  • Asunder, Concrete Queers, Issue 7, 8 February 2017
  • The Things She Finds in the Dark Places, Concrete Queers, Issue 7, 8 February 2017
  • Under Silver WavesStrange Horizons, 29 November 2016
  • The Stars Above Me, Through the Gate, 25 August 2016
  • The Sparrows in Her Hair, Strange Horizons, Our Queer Planet, 18 July 2016
  • Wattle Skinned, Liminality Magazine, Issue 8, Summer 2016
  • For ours is the glory, Liminality Magazine, Issue 7, Spring 2016
  • When the gods come knocking, Apex Magazine, Issue 78, 19 November 2015
  • Gunmetal, Liminality Magazine, Issue 4, Summer 2015

Short stories


Hester J. Rook is an itinerant Australian with an unhealthy obsession with myth, dead languages and the circus. She spends a lot of time writing speculative fiction and upside down on a trapeze – not usually at the same time. She is one of a team of editors running Twisted Moon, a magazine of erotic speculative poetry. You can find her on Twitter at @kitemonster.