Nora E. (Liz) Derrington


About Me

Display Name

Nora E. (Liz) Derrington

Twitter Handle

@lizardqueen137

What I Write

What I Write

I write fiction and personal essays; my current two long-term projects are completing a speculative novel I outlined in 2016 at the KU Center for the Study of Science Fiction’s novel workshop, and slowly chipping away at a collection of personal essays loosely centered around issues of mental health and queerness.

I am, I believe, the most dedicated groupie of Clarion West’s Class of 2017. Team Eclipse forever!! My pronouns are she/her and they/them.

Publications

My work has appeared in The Future Fire, North Dakota Quarterly, Pilgrimage, the anthology Poems for the Queer Revolution, and elsewhere. You can read my short story “Free State,” about a queer werewolf in Bleeding Kansas, at this link.

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

During the 2020 Writeathon I hope to accomplish the following:

  • Complete and submit (by 7/10) a personal essay with the current working title of “Soft Butch.”
  • Write a minimum of 1000 words a week on my novel, with the aim of completing Part 2 (of 4).
  • Read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day.