Published Work


The Boy with a Bird in His Chest, a queer coming-of-age novel about the secrets we carry, the ways we try to stay safe, and growing up having to hide what makes you lovable to the world and to yourself was sold at auction to Atria Books. It is slated for release in Spring 2022.

The Sacred Text of Rosa who is Great was published by Quiet Lightning Books (Spring 2016). It is a collaborative art book that was originally posted across social platforms. Written by Emme Lund. Illustrated by Stella Peach.

Prose & Poetry

The essay “Everything I know About Queer Community I learned from Swamp Thing” was published in Electric Literature

The essay “Saying you Support Trans Rights isn’t Enough. Here’s How you Prove it.” was published in TIME

The essay “A Body Full of Ghosts” was published by The Rumpus

A guest post for friend Zoe Tuck’s Reading Blog on reading Elena Ferrante Neapolitan Novels and transitioning

Emme wrote about her writing process for the Oregon Literary Arts Blog. You can read it here

The short story “How to Paint Mountains” was featured on the Apt Magazine website

The poem “A Prayer for Rain (Formerly known as Speak this Spell When in Need of Rain)” appeared in issue 53 of sPARKLE & bLINK

The poems “READ ALL ABOUT IT,” “Power Through,” and “SMOOCH” all appeared in Vol. 2 Issue 6 of the chapbook that accompanies each Writing Without Walls reading

“A Shed is a Shed is a Shed” appeared in Vol. 5 (print) of Paper Darts

The essay, “On Obsession” appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of 580 Split

Emme Lund was part of the experimental translation issue of McSweeney’s wherein her translated words appear next to the words of Jeffrey Eugenides, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, Andrew Sean Greer and many more. Issue 42 can be purchased here

“Their Trash is My Treasure” appeared in issue 1 of Nib Magazine (defunct)

“The Sound a Rocket Makes When it Blasts off into Outer Space” appeared in issue 4.0 of sPARKLE & bLINK

“the god of getting what i want” appeared in Issue 3.5 of sPARKLE & bLINK

“A Sinfonia Do Circo” appeared in Vol. 5 No. 3 of Brink Magazine (defunct)

“An Evening with a Noctiphile” appeared in Issue 1.0 of Bad Futurist (defunct)

“Losing It” appeared in the Summer of 2011 issue of Xenith Magazine (defunct)

Her essay, “Among the Giants,” appeared in Issue 43-100 of Boneshaker: A Bicycle Almanac and was also included in the ten year anniversary Best of Boneshaker Collection

“In Search of Spare Change” appeared in Issue 10 of 34th Parallel

Non-Fiction Articles

Emme Lund was a contributing editor for Skate[Slate] Longboarding Magazine. “Duplex: RipCity and Subsonic” appeared in Issue 2

“Zoobomb” appeared in Issue 1

She was also a contributor for the website, (That was a lot of fun)


Emme Lund was a script advisor for the Liz Lewis film Positive