Carmen Maria Machado, Val Howlett and Marne Litfin Are Each Other's Editors

The three of them live in a tall, old Victorian home. It is all staircases, piles of books. Carmen Maria Machado’s first short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties—an inventory of the monstrous that includes fabulist Law & Order fanfiction and a ribbon cloaking an unspeakable secret—developed a broad cult following. Carmen is known around the house as “big tall vampire lady.”

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