About/Contact Me

A.C. Wise was born and raised in Montreal, and currently lives in the Philadelphia area. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Uncanny, Tor.com, Shimmer, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies. Her fiction has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and been a finalist for the Nebula Awards, the Sunburst Awards, the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Aurora Awards, while her work as a reviewer has been a finalist for the Ignyte Awards.

Her debut novel, Wendy, Darling, was published by Titan Books in June 2021, and a companion novel, Hooked, is forthcoming from Titan Books in July 2022. She has two collections, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, and The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories, published with Lethe Press, and a novella, Catfish Lullaby, published with Broken Eye Books. Her newest short story collection, The Ghost Sequences, was published by Undertow Books in October 2021. In addition to her fiction, she contributes review columns to Apex Magazine and The Book Smugglers.

Contact the author at a.c.wise@hotmail.com or find her on Twitter as @ac_wise.

She is represented by Barry Goldblatt at BG Literary.

A.C. Wise

Photo by Steve Schultz

34 Responses to About/Contact Me

  1. Richard M. Renneboog

    Just read your story “Still Life” in the Daily Science Fiction emailer. A perfectly brilliant piece of literature that works on many levels. Bravo!

  2. Thanks, Richard. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Hi
    I just read Still Life on the DSF page.

    Wow this is a great story. Mark my word it has award caliber all over
    it! Something about it just tripped all the right switches and I
    couldn’t stop reading.

    Do you remember Brian Aldiss’ Super Toys? This is so much like an
    updated version. Better in so many ways.

    My name is Paul Cole I host a weekly program on our community supported
    radio station WRFR lp/fm in Rockland Maine (wrfr.org)

    I love to talk about science and often take time to read some of the
    fiction that I have found that was especially good.

    I would love to read this story at some time in the future if you
    wouldn’t mind. It wouldn’t be commercial, just to have listeners
    entertained by good science fiction.

    I do have an archive that has recordings of my latest broadcasts
    (beammeuppodcast.com). All very low key. News, views reviews and stories.

    That’s about the long and short of it. Of course with the reading I
    like to tell where I found the story so it and others can be found and
    enjoyed and where they can learn more about the author (even though I
    like to have a bio as well to add to the story) and thats it.

    Thanks for your time and great fiction!

    Paul Cole
    WRFR lp/fm community supported radio Rockland Maine usa
    Beam Me Up podcast

  4. Hi!
    I have begun reading Mz Wise’s very moving tale “Still Life” on WRFR our community radio station in Rockland Maine. Anyone outside the listening area can listen in on wrfr.org. The program starts from 4 and runs until 5 – Saturdays. If you would rather not be tied down, I do put up a podcast file of each program. on Beammeuppodcast.com. Part 1 is available in episode 312.

    Enjoy and thank you A.C.

    Paul Cole
    WRFR lpfm in Rockland Maine
    Beam Me Up podcast

  5. Joseph Gats

    I’m sure you’re way past simple reader praise but I just listened to your story last girl theory on pseudopod and I just wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed it. It grabbed me right away and never let go. I liked the open endedness of it very much. Thanks for the great read (listen).

  6. Hi, Joseph. I’m so glad you enjoyed Final Girl Theory! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Serhan Gok

    Hi, I’ve watched! Last Girl Theory last night and liked it very much. Hope it’s made into a movie one day. If that happens, which movie(s) you’d think come closest as stand-ins for the Kaleidoscope?

  8. I’m so glad you enjoyed Final Girl Theory. I can’t really think of any movies that would make good stand-ins for Kaleidoscope. Ideally, they’d make a movie within a movie, if it ever did become a film. Thanks!

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  10. Cat B

    I just finished Venice Burning in the Future Lovecraft anthology and wanted to say what an amazing story it is. The imagery is simply wonderful, and having finished I immediately came to find out where I could get more of your work. Thank you for an excellent read!

  11. Hi, Cat! Thank for the kind words regarding Venice Burning – I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m particularly fond of that story. It’s going to be podcast by Pseudopod sometime next year, and I can’t wait to hear what they do with it.

  12. I also really enjoyed Final Girl Theory and the “Bucklin Mills” interview. I think I still have the “Buck, Mills, Berry, Me” poster somewhere. Great reference.

  13. I’m so glad you enjoyed Final Girl Theory and Bucklin Mills. I wondered whether anyone would get the Buck, Mills, Berry, Me reference. I’m glad someone did!

  14. Mike Albright

    Loved Where Dead Men Go to Dream. Just read it Weird Fiction Review. It really is a brilliant story. Cheers.

  15. Thanks, Mike! I’m so glad you enjoyed Where Dead Men Go to Dream.

  16. Deborah

    “Still Life” is a great story, AC … evocative, visceral. I enjoyed they way you engaged the sense of touch throughout the telling. And now … I’m on a hunt for your other work. I read earlier pieces but there are many gaps to fill. I’m looking forward to the journey.

  17. J.J. Smith

    Ms. Wise, if you weren’t already aware, during the June 11 podcast of Lovecraft.ezine Joe Pulver singled out your story “The Paradox Collection” as the best in Tales from the Miskatonic University Library. His remarks are at about 1:12 of the podcast.

  18. J.J. Smith

    Sorry, that was Rick Lai who made the comment (that’s what I get for listening without watching the video portion).

  19. Hubert

    I just read “A catalogue of sunlight at the end of the world” from the best of science fiction of the year vol 3. Having read the previous volumes as well I can say without a doubt your short story was my favorite. In just a few pages I felt like I connected with the characters in a way sometimes a full novel fails to do. Your skill as an author had me reminiscing my fond memories with sunrises/sunsets just like the protagonist. Great work overall, can’t say it enough. Can’t wait to read more of your work.

    • I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed “A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World”. It’s one of my personal favorites, so I’m always happy to know other people are enjoying it!

  20. Jay

    Hi, A. C. Ditto what Hubert said about “A Catalogue.” I want to add that your use of language is the phenomenonal. How a writer says something is just as important as what they say, and it is heartening to see such a young writer dedicated to this!

  21. bob golding

    read one of your short stories in a neal clarke anthology. loved it so much i brought the kissing booth girl and the ultra fabuolous glitter girls as well . loving them both. thank you.

  22. Hi A.C.,
    First heard about you a couple year ago when I listened to a reading of We Are Not These Bodies on Pseudopod. Loved everything I’ve read of your since. It’s not often I find a new author whose every story impresses me profoundly.

  23. Chris R Noble

    How the trick is done was fantastic. I usually like stories about Magicians but this was one of the best ever. My vote for the Nebula.

  24. Hi, A.C. Your latest in DSF, “How to Find Yourself in a Fairytale,” was wonderful. Thanks for your efforts. You do a lot of twisty, allusive and clever constructions all the way through it. It’s impressive.
    – James Van Pelt

  25. David Fleissig

    Did Henry kill the people and make the tapes in Exhalation 10? No, right, because the killer was the dead body on the bed? Anyway, very good story.

  26. Tiana Marmotta

    Hi A.C! I just wanted to say that your debut novel “Wendy, Darling” is one of the best books I have read all year! I was just wondering if you plan to write anymore twists on classic fairytales as I would love to read more from that genre from you!