Elizabeth Shack lives in central Illinois with her spouse, cat, and an expanding collection of art supplies and fitness equipment. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The MacGuffin, Writers Resist, Daily Science Fiction, and other magazines and anthologies.
Elizabeth grew up near the science-fictional setting of Johnson Space Center and earned a master’s in physics, but most of her novels and short stories are fantasies set in secondary worlds. She also likes near-future SF and has played with the odd contemporary setting as well. Her nonfiction career includes marketing and technical writing, scientific copyediting, and journalism.
She has read submissions for Flash Fiction Online. In 2012 she attended the Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel Writers Workshop at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. She has been a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
- “Love Perceived” in The MacGuffin (2020)
- “Spring” in Sleet (2020)
- “Maybe When” in Courtship of Winds (2020)
- “No Vacancy” in Writers Resist (2020)
- “The Siren Queen Sings of Silence” in Crows on the Line (2019)
- “All That Matters” in Schoolbooks & Sorcery (forthcoming)
- “The Vector of our Love” in Freeze Frame (2018)
- “Sticking Together” in Abyss & Apex (2015)
- “Alpaca Tricks” in Fictionvale (2014)
- “Pictures in Crayon” in Cast of Wonders (2014; podcast reprint)
- “The Girl with Flowers for Hair” in Daily Science Fiction (2013)
- “Kalar’s Wall” in Plasma Frequency (2013)
- “Pictures in Crayon” in Daily Science Fiction (2013)
- “The Breeding Pond” in The Crimson Pact: Volume Four (2012; prequel to “The Demon’s Tomb”)
- “A Talent for Death” in Shelter of Daylight (2011)
- “The Demon’s Tomb” in The Crimson Pact: Volume Two (2011)