Welcome to the website of Cynthia Ward



"Pour Down Like Silver" is in  Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense: Issue #3 / Spring 2020

"The Girl Who Sang in the  Country of Morning" is in Issue #6 of #pulp journal StoryHack Action & Adventure

"On Stony Ground," in the May/June issue of Analog: Science Fiction and Fact

"Trouble In Mind," Black Cat Mystery Magazine #4, (1/2019) 

"On the death of Ursula K. Le Guin" [poetry],  blogspot, Aqueduct Press (1/28/2018)

"Body Drift," Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine, edited by Trevor Quachri (11-12/2018)

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum (Aqueduct Press, 9/2018)

"Roadsong," Pulp Modern (Volume Two Issue Three), edited by Alec Cizak (7/2018)

"Leaving Malaga," Weirdbook-Magazine #38, edited by Douglas Draa and published by Wildside Press (3/2018)

The Adventure of the Incognita Countess (Aqueduct Press, 1/2017)

"Red as Heart's Blood," Twice Upon a Time: Fairytale, Folklore & Myth, Reimagined & Remastered, edited by Joshua Allen Mercier, 2015.

"#rising," Weird Tales, Spring 2014, edited by Marvin Kaye, 2014.

"The Last Stand of the Calaveras Kid," Argosy Volume 1: Fantastic Frontiers, edited by Daniel Bazinga, 2013.

"The Dragon-Bone Tower," Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears, edited by R. Jackson, 2011.

"Norms," Triangulation: Last Contact, edited by Steve Ramey and Jamie Lackey, 2011.

"Sea-Child," Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress XXIV, edited by Elisabeth Waters, 2009. Also appeared as "Seachild," Pirates & Swashbucklers, Nicholas Alhelm, 2009.

"The First Casualty," Front Lines, edited by Denise Little, 2008.

"The Woman Who Married a Wolf," Garden of the Perverse: Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults, edited by Sage Vivant and M. Christian, 2006

"Feeding the Cat," fictionwise.com, 2005. "Feeding the Cat" has been published by the Galician language webzine Nova Fantasia, based in Portugal.

"The Lost Homeland," Bending the Landscape: Horror, edited by Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, Overlook Press, 2001.

Trade paperback reprint, Bending the Landscape: Horror, Overlook, 2003.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"The Tears of the Moon," Sword and Sorceress XVII, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, 2000.

"Brass in Pocket," New Amazons, edited by Margaret Weis, DAW Books, 2000.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"Regenesis," Nature, 2000.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"The Sealed Sky," The Age of Wonders, edited by Jeffry Dwight, SFF Net Books, 2000.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"The Accursed Villa," Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Worlds of Fantasy, 1998.

"The Birth of Artificial Intelligence," Xoddity Magazine, 1998.

"A Matter of Names," Sword & Sorceress 15, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1998.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"Six-Guns of the Sierra Nevada," Pulp Eternity Magazine, 1998.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"White Beauty," Horrors: 365 Scary Stories, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble Books, 1998.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"Blood Moon," Sword & Sorceress 14, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1997.

"Hackers," Fortress Magazine, 1997.

"I was There When They Made the Video," Absolute Magnitude Magazine, 1997.

Czerwony Karzel (Red Dwarf Magazine), Poland, 1998.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"On the Last Day of School," Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1997.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"Feeding the Cat," Keen Science Fiction Magazine, 1996.

"Beat Surrender," Blood Muse: Timeless Tales of Vampires in the Arts, edited by Esther Friesner & Martin H. Greenberg, Donald I. Fine, 1995.

Fictionwise, 2003.

"Dances with Elves," Galaxy Magazine, 1995.

Druha mamuti kniha Humoristicke Fantasy 2, Aurora, 2005 (Czechoslovakia)

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II, edited by Mike Ashley, Carroll & Graf, 1999.

The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy, edited by Mike Ashley, Robinson, U.K., 1999.

"Gabriella," Space & Time Magazine, 1995.

"The Longest Night," 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995.

"The Midwife," Desire Burn: Women's Stories From the Dark Side of Passion, edited by Janet Berliner, Carroll & Graf, 1995.

Anthology reprinted in Germany as Teuflische Lust, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1996.

"Photo Opportunity," VB Tech Journal, 1995.

"The Robbery," 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1995.

"Wellspring," Tapestries, edited by Kathy Ice, HarperPrism, 1995.

Tapestries, Harper Mass Market Paperbacks, May 1996

"When the Summons Came from Camelot," The Ultimate Dragon, edited by Byron Preiss, John Betancourt, & Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dell, 1995.

The Ultimate Dragon, edited by Byron Preiss, John Betancourt, & Keith R.A. DeCandido, iBooks, 2003.

"The Big Chill," Galaxy Magazine, 1994.

Galaxy Audiotape, 1994.

Monsters from Memphis, edited by Beecher Smith, Zapizdat Publications/Hot Biscuit Productions, 1997.

"The Froglover," Tomorrow Speculative Fiction Magazine, 1994.

"I'm Nothing Without You," Galaxy Magazine, 1994.

"The Justice-Bearer," Galaxy Magazine, 1994.

"Night-Beast," Sword & Sorceress 11, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1994.

Anthology reprinted in Germany, 1999.

"Through the Gate," Offworld Magazine, 1994.

"Ex Machina," The NOVA Express Magazine, 1993.

"The Enchanted Frog," Sword & Sorceress 9, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1992.

Anthology reprinted in Germany, 1998.

"Ghost in the Machine," Tales of the Unanticipated, 1992.

"The One that Got Away," Aberrations Magazine, 1992.

"The Price of Paradise," Xizquil Magazine, 1992.

"The Kitchen Sink," Midnight Zoo Magazine, 1991.

"The Opal Skull," Sword & Sorceress 8, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW, 1991.

Best of the Midwest's Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror, edited by Brian Smart, ESA Books, 1992.

Sword & Sorceress 8 reprinted in Italy, 1994.

Sword & Sorceress 8 reprinted in Germany, 1998.

"Video," 1992 Midnight Zoo Calendar, 1991.

Midnight Zoo Magazine, 1993


Cynthia's essay, "2019 in Review: Women Highwaymen and Others" appeared in Ambling Along the Aqueduct in December, 2019. 

"2018 in Review: Wonder Women and Others", Ambling Along the Aqueduct: The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing and Listening in 2018, Aqueduct Press Blogspot.com

Review: Fair's Point, Melissa Scott, 2014.

"Mark," Locus #615, with Amy Wolf, Daniel Marcus, Gene Bostwick, Todd McCaffrey, and Tom Marcinko, 2012.

Review: Point of Dreams, Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett, 2013.

Review: A Cup of Normal, Devon Monk, 2010.

Market Reports, The SFWA Bulletin.

Review: "Harmonic Convergences: A Review of Howl's Moving Castle," Locus Magazine Online, 2005

"Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction, A Practical Approach," with Nisi Shawl, Aqueduct Press,

Reviews, DVD and Audio, Amazing Stories, November, 2004, edited by Dave Gross, 2004

Review: Review: Haibane-Renmei Vol. 1: New Feathers , fps magazine, 2003. Regular edition; Limited edition with series box

Freelance book reviews, Amazon.com, 204 reviews as of July 2003.

Freelance book reviews, Science Fiction Weekly, seven reviews as of April 2003.

"Market Maven," Speculations: The Magazine for Writers Who Want to be Read, 106 monthly columns as of July 2003.

"Hayao Miyazaki: The Greatest Fantasy Director You Never Heard Of?" Locus Online, 2003.

"Mystery in Retrospect: The Blue Place and Stay," Mystery Readers Journal, 2003.

"A Bestiary of Underpublished Writers," Speculations, 2002.

"Dossier," The NOVA Express Magazine, 2002.

"Readers Guide: Feminist Science Fiction," 3SF Magazine, U.K., 2002.

"Worlds That Weren't: A Definitive Anthology of Alternate History?" Strange Horizons, 2002.

"The Troika," The NOVA Express, 1997.

"Author Profile: Cynthia Ward," Tangent Magazine, 1996.

"Wizard's First Rule," Hardwired: The Magazine of Opinion, Science Fiction, and More Opinion,1996.

Freelance book reviews, Tangent, 25 reviews, 1996-1998.

Review: When the Music's Over, edited by Lewis Shiner, 1991.

Review: Heads, Greg Bear, 1991.

Review: Bone Dance, Emma Bull, 1991.

Freelance book reviews, Midnight Zoo, two reviews, 1991-1992.