ch profileChristine Hanolsy is a queer science fiction and fantasy writer from Portland, Oregon, USA, who got her start writing prompted flash fiction and microstories. For six years, she served as the Microstories Editor for the online writing community YeahWrite before taking on the position of Editor-in-Chief in 2020. Her non-writing roles have included Russian language scholar, composer, interpreter, and general cat herder. She obsesses over beautiful things in tiny packages, the unexpected juxtapositions of ideas, and the mouthfeel of just the right word. She likes to invent worlds, and loves to share them.

Christine is an Associate Member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Association (SFWA). You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Mastodon.

If you’re looking for some good writing advice, Christine recommends Neil Gaiman’s 8 Good Writing Practices, especially #1 (“Write.”) and #2 (“Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.”)


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Awards & Contests


“Christine Hanolsy’s surreal “The Siren and the Switch” conjures a stunningly strange landscape and explores the potential destinies of those who travel through it.”Publishers Weekly, 9/23/19

Updated 1/3/2023