About Sarena Ulibarri
Sarena Ulibarri is a fiction writer who lives in New Mexico. She attended the Clarion Workshop at UCSD in 2014 and earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press, and a regular judge for NYC Midnight. Her fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Weirdbook.
See the Publications page for a full list of her published creative work.
Follow her on Twitter @sarenaulibarri
Listen to an audio interview with Sarena here. See a video interview with her here.
Cool Things Other People Have Said About Sarena
"... there’s not a single wasted word in this story, and the bare style only enhances the mood. The sparse environment, the repetitious occupation that brings a dread-inducing inevitability of returning to that bolt and those tentacles, all serve to conjure up a terrific air of uneasiness."
—from a review of "The Bolt Tightener", James G. Harper of ten to infinity
"'True horror is seeing something approach.' That's where horror lives, the second before something becomes. These stories, all short, all focused and all perfect, embody that second and explore it from every single angle. "Other People's Houses" by Sarena Ulibarri folds something else in there too. She shows us the moment our story intersects with something older and darker...But then she does something even cleverer, showing us that sometimes horror transforms not just ourselves but our outlook. Sometimes that transformation is positive. Or is that just what we're told to think?"
—from the introduction to Whispers From the Abyss, Alasdair Stuart, October 2013
"Ulibarri shows off an impressive wit right from the get go. Chad's scathing retort to NASACorp's shameless corporate panhandling is so drenched with sarcasm that you wish you wrote it yourself."
—from a review of "Fun(draising) with Meteoroids", Zach Lisabeth, December 2015