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Anna Madden

Speculative Fiction Writer


Anna Madden is a speculative fiction writer living in Fort Worth, TX. Her fiction has appeared in DreamForge Magazine and Upon a Once Time (anthology, Air & Nothingness Press). She has a Bachelor of Arts: English degree with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. 


She is a first reader for DreamForge Magazine and Dark Matter Magazine.


Forthcoming short stories in:

You can find her on Twitter @anna_madden_ or Facebook @AnnaMaddenAuthor.

Photo by Marissa Leland


Short Fiction

"Two Brothers, One Stone"

DreamForge Magazine

Publication details to follow.

A Silver Honorable Mention recipient from the Writers of the Future Contest for the 3rd Quarter of 2020. A tale of two dwarven brothers who've hit hard times.

"A Cure for Root Rot"

Hybrid Fiction

Publication details to follow.

This story was inspired by failure. I received two orchids as gifts and had no idea how to care for them. This got me thinking about a world full of giant orchids. What would be the risks? How would the plants grow or fail to thrive, and what creatures would live among them?


Dark Matter Magazine

Issue 4

July/August 2021

Proud to announce the acceptance of my first sci-fi short story. A space western fans of The Mandalorian will enjoy.

"Cloak of Bearskin"

Air & Nothingness Press

Upon a Once Time

November 2020

A gorgeous anthology which includes twenty-one stories, each with two fairy tales blended together. Mine combines Thousandfurs and The Brown Bear of Norway.

"The Last Petal" 

DreamForge Magazine

Issue 4: The Risks and Magic of Hope

December 2019

Inspired by my favorite fairy tale Beauty and the Beast and illustrated by the wonderful Jane Noel. Discussed in the Podcast 428 of Sci-Fi Saturday Night. 

Click HERE to read it.



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