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


This week was pretty special when it comes to publication milestones for me. First, Beth Cato and I have two poems in the most recent issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Two! That feels so crazy to me. Almost every writer I speak to has a list of dream publication...

The Naughty List

Every year I participate in ‘Advent Ghosts’ which is an event where people tell spoopy stories around Christmas time. I enjoy the challenge of writing something dark or haunting with the season in mind, as well as reading what everyone else has put together. My story...

$1,388 Raised for the Edmonton Food Bank!

Wow, you guys, look what we did! Together, we raised $1,388 for the Edmonton Food Bank! That is enough for them to provide 4,164 meals to people who need a little help this holiday season. That is amazing! Thank you so much! Everyone who donated, signal boosted or...

“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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