Kristine Ong Muslim (b. September 1980, Philippines) is the author of several books, including the forthcoming short story collection The Age of Blight (Los Angeles: Unnamed Press, 2016) and poetry collection Lifeboat (Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2016), as well as We Bury the Landscape (Texas: Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and Grim Series (Wisconsin: Popcorn Press, 2012). A new edition of A Roomful of Machines, her first book originally published in 2010 by UK-based Searle Publishing, will come out from ELJ Publications this year. 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, Harpur Palate, Hobart, Narrative Magazine, New Welsh Review, Sou’wester, Southword, The Pedestal Magazine, The Puritan, The State, Verse Daily, and numerous pulp magazines, 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 grew up and continues to live in a small farming town in southern Philippines.