Author: Rachelle Harp

Galaxy’s Edge Stories Now Available


I’ve got two short stories out this summer in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine. The latest, As Sunlight Grabs Me, is available to read for free through October on their website. Or you can go to Amazon to purchase a copy. Each issue is full of some awesome spec fiction stories. I hope you enjoy!

  • As Sunlight Grabs Me–Galaxy’s Edge Magazine Issue 28: September 2017

Issue 28


  • Termination Pending–Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 27, July 2017

Issue 27


Cover Courtesy of Arc Manor Publishing, ©2017


A Lone Star in the Sky




Some of my local Texas writer friends have put out an awesome spec fiction anthology, A Lone Star in the Sky. I’m honored to be included with so many great writers in this collection of award-winning stories. You can check out my award-winning story, Ghosts to My Fingertips.

Also included in the anthology are stories by Nebula Award Nominees Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and Jake Kerr, as well as this year’s Nebula Award Winning novelette, The Long Fall Up by William Ledbetter. Other fantastic authors include Melanie Fletcher, J. Kathleen Cheney, Michelle Muenzler, Rook Riley, Gloria Oliver, and C.A. Rose.

All online proceeds through 9/30 will be donated to various charities for aiding those affected by Hurricane Harvey.



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DFW Writers Conference

DFW Writers Conference



I’m going to be teaching about Creating Compelling Female SFF Characters at this year’s Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, also known as DFWCon. It’s May 6-7 in downtown Dallas. There will be 81 lectures, panels and interactive workshops for you to choose from over the weekend. Doesn’t matter what your skill level or genre is, the classes will help you intensify your writing career. And there will be 14 literary agents from around the country, flying in specifically to meet and talk with Texas writers like you. Join me! It’s going to be a fun and productive weekend. You can find out more and register at
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Indie Author Brunch


I’ll be at the Roanoke Public Library Saturday, March 18th for the Indie Author Brunch. It’s going to be a lot of fun and a chance to meet local authors, hear their tales of publishing. I hope to see you there!


Skinners is up on Perihelion

Read more of my latest short story on Perihelion SF Magazine for free here: Skinners

Exiled from the old world. Set apart because they were different. The Mechanized humans were created to be the ultimate soldiers. They’ve started a new life, free from war.

Until the makers return.

They are known as Skinners.


My Pitch Wars Interview

A couple of months ago, I was chosen to be a mentee in the 2016 Pitch Wars Contest, hosted by Brenda Drake. Approximately 2,000 hopeful novelists submitted their manuscripts, and about 125 were chosen. I’ve been busily working with my awesome mentor, Dan Malossi, for the past two months to make my manuscript, #FeedWar, ready to submit to agents. I’m nearing the end–the agent showcase is coming up next week, so I’ll post the info for that later. But my Pitch Wars interview is up, and I thought I’d share. There’s info about my book and my mentor, so I hope you enjoy!

My Pitch Wars Interview for #FeedWar:


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I’m excited to be part of Pitch Wars 2016, and hope to bring you some great news soon about my book! Fingers crossed!!


On Trial is on StarShipSofa


My flash fiction story, On Trial, is on StarShipSofa today. I’m excited to be on the show and hope you guys enjoy the story. The amazing Setsu Uzume narrates the story, and she does a fantastic job! The show also hosts Effie Sieberg’s tale Rocket Surgery, so check it out, too!

So thanks to everyone at StarShipSofa, including the amazing host, Tony C. Smith, and awesome editor, Jeremy Szal, for having my story on the show and doing a great job as always.

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Hope you guys enjoy! Let me know what you think!

StarShipSofa No 450 Effie Seiberg and Rachelle Harp



2nd Annual Roanoke Writers’ Conference


If you’re in the Dallas area, come check out the Roanoke Writers’ Conference September 2 & 3. Registration is now open! I’ll be teaching a workshop there, “5 Ways to Go From Ordinary to Dazzling.” And there will be a ton of other amazing speakers and presenters attending.

For more info and registration:

Keynote Speaker is Tex Thompson!! She is awesome if you haven’t heard her teach yet. Don’t miss it!

Also presenting: J. Kathleen Cheney, Melanie Fletcher, Kristi, Hutson, Kevin Kaiser, William Ledbetter, Sarah MacTavish, Jenny Martin, Henry McLaughlin, Michelle Muenzler, and Shawn Scarber.

Writing Mentors: Frank Ball, Justin Cartlidge, J. Kathleen Cheney, and Debbie Rodia.

This will be a fabulous conference! I hope to see you there!


2nd & Starlight is Live


I’m so thrilled to say that the 2nd & Starlight Anthology is now live on Amazon. One of my Silver Honorable Mention stories from the Writers of the Future Contest is included. I’m happy to be a part of such a fabulous collection of stories and to be among so many amazing authors.

Here’s the blurb about what’s inside:
Journey into the future where androids fight our wars, and into magical lands where fiances are turned into… cows. From deep space to war-torn countrysides, these eleven tales will whisk you far away to other lands, and into the dark mind of a supernatural being.

My story is Ghosts to My Fingertips. The inspiration behind the piece comes from my grandfather, a WWII vet. I grew up not knowing much about his war experiences until I was in middle school when he finally told me about the German buzz bombs flying over the ordnance base he was stationed at. One day, he heard the engine of a bomb cut off, so he dove under his bunk. That day, he was the lone survivor in the bunkhouse.

I had never realized before that moment he almost wasn’t my grandpa. To me, he’d always been the one who babysat me or fixed things when they were broken. Since then, he’s shared many other stories over the years, and now I realize he’s my grandpa and a hero. I wrote this story for him, all with a sci-fi twist of course.

So check out the anthology and let me know what you think! I hope you enjoy!


Summer Writing Update

With summer nearly here, it seems like time for a writing update. (I know, I’m terrible at those!) My WIP novel is nearly finished and ready to begin submitting to agents. I got another request from an agent at a recent conference to send it his way when I’m done, so that’s really exciting. I’m hoping to be ready to submit later this summer.

In the meantime, I’m thrilled to say I’ve got a story coming out soon on StarShipSofa. I’ll let you guys know when it comes out. The awesome people at StarShipSofa do a podcast, so my story, On Trial, will be turned into an audio version. Pretty cool!

I also found out my Writers of the Future short story first quarter entry won Honorable Mention. 🙂

And later this summer, I’ve got a short story coming out in a new anthology. So more details to come there as well.


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