Kristine Ong Muslim (b. September 1980, Philippines) is the author of three books, most recently We Bury the Landscape (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and Grim Series (Popcorn Press, 2012). A Roomful of Machines, her first full-length poetry collection originally published in 2010 by UK-based Searle Publishing, will be reissued by ELJ Publications in 2015. Her third book, Grim Series, was included in the preliminary ballot of the Horror Writers Association’s 2012 Bram Stoker Award for poetry and was twice nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award.
The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2012 (selected by Dan Chaon) and the storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 included her tiny tales. Her work also received several Honorable Mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Best Horror of the Year. She garnered multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web 2011 (Dzanc Books), and the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Dwarf Stars Award and Rhysling Award.
Her poems and short stories were published and anthologized in the likes of Adbusters, Asia Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Boston Review, Confrontation Magazine, Contrary Magazine, Ellipsis, Existere, Gargoyle Magazine, Grasslimb, Harpur Palate, Hobart, Narrative Magazine, New Welsh Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pank Magazine, Potomac Review, Punchnel's, Sou’wester, South Dakota Review, Southword, The Pedestal Magazine, The Puritan, The State, Verse Daily, and Weber—The Contemporary West, as well as Dadaoism (An Anthology) (Chômu Press, 2012), Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011), The Best of Abyss & Apex Volume One (Hadley Rille Books, 2008), and several volumes of the annual Rhysling Award anthologies.
Kristine Ong Muslim is the poetry editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, the literary journal founded by Jason Erik Lundberg and published by Epigram Books in Singapore. She also guest-edited along with Rosebud Ben-Oni the Winter 2014 issue of the literary journal Amethyst Arsenic. She lives in a small farming town in southern Philippines.