Rebecca Cuthbert is a speculative, slipstream, and dark fiction and poetry writer living in Western New York. She loves ghost stories, folklore, witchy women, and anything that involves nature getting revenge.
Her work has appeared in Brevity, Slipstream, Neworld Review, Blueline Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essay “What’s Left” is included in the anthology The Elpis Pages, a collective; and her story “Makeover” was featured on the Blood and Jazz Podcast by Last Girls Club. Her story “Joiner” placed as a finalist in the 2021 New Millennium Writing Awards, and her story “A Bargain at Twice the Price” earned an Honorable Mention from the Onyx Publications Winter Contest (2021), and was published in Etched Onyx magazine. It was also read on the Story Discovery Podcast.
Her story “Falling to Pieces” was just released in Defunkt Magazine‘s Anatomy issue, and two drabbles, “I Take” and “Ghost-Knocking,” were published in the Nom Nom Halloween anthology by Black Hare Press. “Research Cycle,” a piece of micro fiction, was published in Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal.
Her poem “Still Love” was published in Nocturne Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2022). Her sonnet “No Rest Nor Relief For You With Me Dead” will be a part of Shakespeare Unleashed (Monstrous Books and Crystal Lake Publishing).
A flash piece, “Dare You,” will be part of Dietmilk Magazine’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” Gothic Advent Calendar (Dec. 2022).
And coming in early 2023, her debut poetry collection, In Memory of Exoskeletons, will be published by Alien Buddha Press.
She is an Affiliate Member of the Horror Writers Association.
Rebecca teaches creative writing classes at SUNY Fredonia. She holds an MFA from West Virginia University (Fiction), and is going back to college one class at a time for a degree in Public Relations. Currently, she is in the querying stage with a 13-story collection, Six O’Clock House & Other Strange Tales, and is hard at work on a novella.
When she isn’t writing or teaching, Rebecca is in the garden or the kitchen. For more on those pursuits, check out her hobby project Dig, Bitch, Dig.
Daisy Lorraine, loved and missed
Mildred, a.k.a. “Millie Murder Kitty”
Humphrey the Russian Tortoise