Rhonda Parrish


Author, Editor and Hydra-tamer

I have the attention span of a magpie and am constantly distracted by shiny things.

I’m the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. I live with my husband and our three cats in Edmonton, Alberta, where I can often be found playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas, doing crafty stuff or cheering on the Oilers.

As for that ‘hydra-taming’ thing? I call my to-do list The Hydra because every time I knock one thing off it two more spring up in its place. If you check out the illustrations spread across this website you may discover a story about how I went from a hydra-slayer to a hydra-tamer 🙂

My Patreon is the best way to keep up with everything I’m doing and support my work.

Every patron at every single level gets behind-the-scenes access and information, cover reveals and announcements ahead of the general public, dozens of short stories and poems and even full-length novels and anthologies.

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Recent Releases

Dark Waters Cover

Recent Announcements

Rhysling Nomination – Value Measure

Joseph Halden and I are excited to share that our poem, "Value Measure" has been nominated for this year's Rhysling Award in the 'Long Poem' category. "Value Measure" was originally published in Dreams and Nightmares 125 which was in itself an honour because it's one...

Capital City Press Featured Writers

I'm excited to share the news that I am one of Capital City Press' Featured Writers. So that's really fun 🙂 My tenure will be August - October (which includes Halloween!) and during that time I'll be participating in/running some programming. I'm not sure what the...

Looking Back at 2023

Each year I like to set some goals for myself and an important part of that process is looking back at them afterward to see how well I did at actually reaching them. Last year I set my goals here and now is that 'looking back' part. I share this process publicly, in...

“Rhonda Parrish is a shapeshifter with talents to match her every incarnation- magpie tenacity for picking the shiniest submissions, nightingale notes for crafting tales, and bright, feline eyes for seeking out her photographic subjects. She balances on the knife-edge of darkness and light, a sorceress of both realms.”

Dr. Sara Cleto

Folklorist, teacher, and writer, Carterhaugh School

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