I’m a writer of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. You can read more about me on my Press page. The Novels, Stories, Poems, and Essays pages list my publications, including some that are available to read online. The Purchase page tells you where you can buy my work. The Free page links to writing of mine that is available online for free. This page is about what’s happening now. Look below to see what I have coming out, where I will be appearing this year, and where you can find more information about me. This page also tells you how to contact me.

My Blog is updated weekly, so if you would like to know what I’m working on or thinking about, you can always check there. I hope you enjoy browsing!


My poetry collection, Songs for Ophelia, and my short story collection, In the Forest of Forgetting, were both published last year by Papaveria Press. Songs for Ophelia includes eighty poems, some of which have been published in places such as Goblin Fruit, Mythic Delirium, and The Journal of Mythic Arts.  I’m very pleased to report that it’s a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award!

Songs for Ophelia

In the Forest of Forgetting was originally published by Prime Books and has been reissued by Papaveria Press in a new edition, with a story that didn’t appear in the original collection. The story is called “Her Mother’s Ghosts,” and you can read it online in Clarkesworld Magazine.  Papaveria Press has also put the first story from the collection online: it’s called “The Rose in Twelve Petals.”

Forest of Forgetting

This summer, an essay of mine, “The Fin-de-Siècle Monster,” was published in Story 2.

Story 2

An essay of mine, “Into the Dark Forest: The Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey,” was published in the Spring 2015 issue of Faerie Magazine.

Faerie Magazine Spring 2015 Cover

My story “England Under the White Witch,” which originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, has been reprinted in Clarkesworld: Year Seven.

Clarkesworld Year 7

A new story of mine, Cimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology,” came out last year in Lightspeed Magazine.  You can go read it online!  It has been reprinted this year in several Year’s Best anthologies, including The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine and The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2015.

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine

Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015


I’m in the process of editing an online anthology called Poems of the Fantastic and Macabre. If you like poetry with fantastical, macabre elements, take a look! I will be adding to the anthology on a regular basis.

Fabulous artist and illustrator David Wyatt painted a picture called The Word Witch that is based on me. You can buy a print on Etsy, or various Word Witch items on Redbubble.

Word Witch


In 2015, I’ll be attending Boskone and Mythcon.


I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

If you would like to contact me directly, you can email me at tgoss@bu.edu. If you would like to send me something, you can send it to the following address:

Dr. Theodora Goss
Boston University CAS Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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