• Biography

    C.S. MacCath is a PhD student of Folklore and a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work has been shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and nominated for the Rhysling Award. Her first collection, THE RUIN OF BELTANY RING, has been called 'wonderful, thoroughly engaging, always amazing' and a book of 'tiny marvels'. Advance reviewers have called her second collection, THE LONGEST ROAD IN THE UNIVERSE, 'a vivid, epic and touching journey', 'elegant and elegiac', and 'packed full of lush worlds, lyrical prose, three-dimensional characters and honest emotions'. She lives in Atlantic Canada, which might just be far enough north for her tastes, unless something opens up in Iceland.

    Publications
    • The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. Print.

    • The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. Print.

      Selected Poetry
    • "A Path Without Bones." Eternal Haunted Summer. Rebecca Buchanan, Mar. 2010. Web. 5 June 2010. <www.eternalhauntedsummer.com>. 

      ⤷ Reprinted in: The 2011 Rhysling Anthology. Raven Electrick Ink, 2011. 32. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 54. Print.

    • "Among the Silent Steppes." Mythic Delirium Nov. 2007: 29. Print.

    • "Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men." PanGaia Jan. 2008: 38-41. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 72-74. Print.

    • "Coming of Age." Polu Texni. Dawn Albright, Mar. 2014. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. <http://www.polutexni.com>.

    • "Fetters." Goblin Fruit. Amal El-Mohtar, Jessica P. Wick and Oliver Hunter, Jan. 2010. Web. 5 June 2010. <www.goblinfruit.net>.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 3-4. Print.

    • "Godtouched." Witches & Pagans Sept. 2009: 11. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 80. Print.

    • "Holy Stones." PanGaia Sept. 2005: 36. Print.

    • "Leviathans." Strange Horizons. Strange Horizons, 20 Sept. 2010. Web. 20 Sept. 2010. <www.strangehorizons.com>.

    • "Mine Is the Night Ocean." The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 71. Print.

    • "Sol Prayer: By the Oracle Duality Chang Shen / Song of the Star Cradle." Mythic Delirium Dec. 2006: 3. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in: Astropoetica. Emily Gaskin, July 2014. Web. 11 July 2014. <http://www.astropoetica.com>.

    • "The Cradle." Astropoetica. Emily Gaskin, July 2014. Web. 11 July 2014. <http://www.astropoetica.com>.

    • "The Harper." The Lorelei Signal. Carol Hightshoe, Apr. 2008. Web. 21 July 2009. <www.loreleisignal.com>.

      ⤷ Reprinted in: A Time To... Volume 3: The Best of The Lorelei Signal 2008. Security: WolfSinger Publications, 2009. 61. Print.

    • "The Interstitial Fairy Demolition Crew Casts a Circle." Eternal Haunted Summer. Rebecca Buchanan, 20 June 2010. Web. 20 June 2010. <www.eternalhauntedsummer.com>.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 30-33. Print.

    • "The Warrior." Goblin Fruit. Amal El-Mohtar, Jessica P. Wick and Oliver Hunter, Jan. 2008. Web. 21 July 2009. <goblinfruit.net>.

    • "Two Servants of the Morrighan." Mythic Delirium June 2007: 17. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 55-56. Print.

    • "Upon the Death of My Host and Waiting for Uplink: by Event Horizon, Formerly of the Oracle Duality Liselle Marie Michaud/Event Horizon." Strange Horizons. Strange Horizons, 8 Sept. 2008. Web. 21 July 2009. <www.strangehorizons.com>.

    • "When I Arrived, This Is What She Said." Goblin Fruit. Goblin Fruit, 20 October 2011. Web. 20 October 2011. <www.goblinfruit.net>.

      ⤷ Reprinted in: The 2012 Rhysling Anthology. Hadrosaur Productions, 2012. 37. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 14. Print.

    • "White." Arabesques Review 3.1 (2006): 53. Print.

    • "Ηφαιστος." Illumen Oct. 2006: 9. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 15-16. Print.

    • "ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΣ." Mythic Delirium May 2006: 7. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 29. Print.

      Short Fiction
    • "Akhila, Divided." Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness. Winnetka: Norilana, 2008. 226-45. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 84-107. Print.

    • "Ammonite Baby." NewWitch May 2006: 57-61. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 17-28. Print.

    • "Casting Sin." Murky Depths May 2008: 64-67. Print.

      ⤷ "Casting Sin." South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2015. Digital file.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 77-83. Print.

    • "C is for Change." B is for Broken. Edmonton: Poise and Pen, 2015. 22-54. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 4-50. Print.

    • "From Our Minds to Yours." The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales. Woodbury: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2008. 87-104. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 34-53. Print.

    • "Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven." South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2015. Digital file.
      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 164-199. Print.
    • "Ink for the Dead." NewWitch Dec. 2004: 59-62. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 5-13. Print.

    • "N is for Nanomachine." A is for Apocalypse. Edmonton: Poise and Pen, 2014. 109-126. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 108-127. Print.

    • "Sing the Crumbling City." Mythic Delirium. April-June 2015. Digital file.

      ⤷ Reprinted in Mythic Delirium Volume Two. Mythic Delirium Books, 2015. 144-151. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 128-137. Print.

    • "Surgery." The Stolen Island Review (2003): 84-89. Print.

      ⤷ "Surgery." South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. Digital File. 

    • "The Daemons of Tairdean Town." Scheherazade’s Façade. Cambridge: Circlet Press, Inc., 2012. 22-41. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 51-76. Print.

    • "The Longest Road in the Universe." Murky Depths Jan. 2009: 26-35. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 138-163. Print.

    • "The Ruin of Beltany Ring." Witches & Pagans Sept. 2009: 17-19. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 75-79. Print.

    • "T is for Three (at the End of All Things)." C is for Chimera. Edmonton: Poise and Pen, 2016. 197-200. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2016. 200-204. Print.

    • "Yundah." PanGaia Dec. 2005: 33-37. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales. South Haven: Triskele Media Press, 2013. 57-70. Print.

      ⤷ Reprinted in The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction Sep. 2012: 258-272. Print.

    Awards
    • "Akhila, Divided." Received Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.

    • "A Path Without Bones." Nominated for the 2011 Rhysling Award.

    • "C is for Change." Nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. 

    • "From Our Minds to Yours." Finalist for the Pagan Fiction Award.

    • "N is for Nanomachine." Nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. Shortlisted for the 2015 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.

    • "When I Arrived, This Is What She Said." Nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Award.