Published Work


  • "Request to Vanish" - The Reinvented Detective

  • "This Week in Clinical Dance: Urgent Care at the Hastings Center" - Diabolical Plots


Short Fiction Fridays

'Short Fiction Fridays: a newsletter' text overlaid on a digital painting of sun shining onto empty train seats

Short Fiction Fridays is my free email newsletter. Each issue contains a themed list of speculative fiction recommendations (one reader described it as "like a little anthology in your inbox"), complete with content warnings and spoiler-free plot blurbs. I’m not trying to review the whole field or all the newest releases. I just want to share some stories I’ve enjoyed over the years! You can subscribe below with the embedded Buttondown form, or read past newsletter issues online.

Author Bio

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Lauren Ring (she/her) is a perpetually tired Jewish lesbian who writes about possible futures, for better or for worse. She is a World Fantasy Award winner and Nebula finalist, and her short fiction can be found in venues such as F&SF, Nature, and Lightspeed. When she isn’t writing speculative fiction, she is most likely working on a digital painting or attending to the many needs of her cat, Moomin. You can keep up with her at or on Twitter @ringwrites.

Photo Credit: Rowan Hurt