A.M. Dellamonica’s first novel, Indigo Springs, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her fourth, A Daughter of No Nation, has won the 2016 Prix Aurora for Best Novel. She has published over forty short stories in Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and numerous print magazines and anthologies. She was the co-editor of Heiresses of Russ 2016. She teaches writing at two universities and is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at a third.

Alyx is married to Nebula Award winning author Kelly Robson; the two made their outlaw wedding of 1989 legal, in 2003, when the Canadian Supreme Court conferred equality on same sex couples.


A.M. Dellamonica has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Another Word: Klingon Time Management

NON-FICTION by A.M. Dellamonica in Issue 146 – November 2018

Today is a good day to write! With Halloween in the rearview and the other momentous end of year holidays not quite gnawing at our ankles, some of you are naturally going to turn your thoughts to NaNoWriMo. For anyone who hasn’t heard of this ancient challenge, the basics are: you write a 50K novel […]

Another Word: Your Life is Epic!

NON-FICTION by A.M. Dellamonica in Issue 142 – July 2018

I once caught a burglar and made twenty bucks. I can winnow Twenty Dollar Burglar down to a pretty boring story. Here’s the tl;dr: I once had a minimum wage job at an all-night answering service. Some of the gig was answering 24-hour hotlines, mostly for engineering firms that serviced the Alberta oil patch. The […]

Another Word: Grains of Salt, Lumps of Gold

NON-FICTION by A.M. Dellamonica in Issue 133 – October 2017

Overthinking everything is a cheap hobby. There’s no start-up cost, and you don’t need a library card to do the research anymore, because Internet. It doesn’t require heavy equipment, so you can do it on the bus or the beach. When I encounter a shiny new idea or a radically different new perspective on something, […]

Another Word: The Elizabeth Effect

NON-FICTION by A.M. Dellamonica in Issue 128 – May 2017

Story creates alternate realities. The laws of our universe, as we imperfectly understand them, are where these realities begin, yet the results are not always bound by those rules. This is especially true in the literature of the fantastic, of course, and it’s something I don’t really need to tell Clarkesworld readers.  So, why am […]
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