Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Valya’s Work


Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us About Raising a Family, Quirk Books (April 5, 2016)

The Silence of Trees, Wolfsword Press (October 2010)

The Silence of Trees audiobook (Iambik Audio), narrated by Xe Sands (July 2012)


Sticks & Bones, 1900 Ink (September 2012)


Boys on Bikes,Strange Horizons (July 2017)

“On Loving Bad Boys: A Villainelle,” Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, Apex Books (December 2016)

“Phantom Leaf Effect,” “Tree People,”and “I need to sleep on this poem,” Black Fox Literary Magazine (Summer 2015)

The Mermaid of Lincoln Park Lagoon,” Strange Horizons (November 2014)

Deepwater,” Mythic Delirium (August 2014)

“Daughters of Melisseus,” Abyss & Apex (January 2014)

Singing the Dirge” and “For Collectors Not Children,” Fickle Muses (January 2014)

“Live Feed,” Danse Macabre Du Jour (June 2013)

Pray,” The Pedestal Magazine (Ekphrastic Issue: April 2012)

“AU Followed by a Number,” Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics No. 6.(2008)


“Honey,” in A World of Horror, an anthology of all-new dark and speculative fiction stories from authors all around the world, Dark Moon Books, (forthcoming Autumn 2018)

“Lament,” Gargoyle Magazine, 40th Anniversary, Issue 66 (2017) Read an excerpt here.

“Seven,” KROnline, Kenyon Review (January 2016)

Shower Muse,” Scheherezade’s Bequest – Volume 1, Issue 2 — Something Rich and Strange: Tales from the Sea (Summer 2015)

Cask,” Schlock Magazine (March 2015)

Dried Flowers,” PERSEPHONE, January 2015 issue of Pantheon Magazine

Lipstick,” Gone Lawn 15 (Summer 2014)

As The Bright Scythe Swept Through the Waving Grass,” Crack the Spine (Issue 123, 2014)

Relics,” Jersey Devil Press, Issue 54 (May 2014)

“A Writer’s Apologia: On Loving a Writer,” Medium (2013)


“Five Super-Dads Who Helped Their Kids Become Heroes,” with Stephen H. Segal., June 17, 2016.

“‘Happy Parents’ Day’  — A Transformative Way to Greet the Future,” with Stephen H. Segal., June 16, 2016.

“Five Books With Families We’d Like to Live Alongside as Neighbors,” with Stephen H. Segal., May 12, 2016.

“What Superman, Daenerys, Hillary, and Trump Learned from Their Parents,” with Stephen H. Segal. The Daily Beast, May 8, 2016.

“To Shatter and Create: In Conversation with Matthew Kressel,” The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics, and Culture, December 9, 2015.

“How a persecuted dance genius bound Ukraine to Philly”, Philadelphia Weekly, August 20, 2014

Erasure’s Angelic Ecstasy: The dance-pop icons celebrate a new 
album at the Borgata
,Atlantic City Weekly, September 25, 2014.


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