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. Her fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Weirdbook, and GigaNotoSaurus. She is Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press.
See the Publications page for a full list of her published creative work.
Cool Things Other People Have Said About Sarena
"It’s a moving and bittersweet story that really dives into pain and family, aftermath and illness. And it’s one heck of a read!"
"... 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."
"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."
"'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?"