Laura Cranehill lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and two sons. She wrote "We Let You Live" in the beginning of 2020 as a sci-fi poem, but after being tear-gassed repeatedly in the streets with her fellow brethren, she's not so sure how speculative it is anymore. She's published under different aliases in multiple venues, including Abyss & Apex, Eye to the Telescope, and Eclectica Magazine.
We would like stories that are joyous, horrific, hopeful, despondent, powerful and subtle. Write something that will take our breath away, make us yell and cry. Write unapologetically in your local patois and basilects in space; make references to local events and memes to your heart’s content. Write something that makes you laugh and cry. Indulge in all the hallmarks of your heritage that you find yourself yearning for in speculative literature, but know that we will not judge you based on your authenticity as a Southeast Asian.
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