Rose Fox is a managing editor at PCMag, and a program co-chair for Readercon 31.
Previously, Rose was the director of BookLife Reviews, a Publishers Weekly service that provides professional, thoughtful reviews to self-published authors. Before that, as a senior reviews editor for Publishers Weekly, they spent 12 years covering the genres of SF, fantasy, horror, romance, and erotica. Rose has written over 100 reviews, articles, and opinion pieces for Publishers Weekly, Strange Horizons, National Public Radio, Some Fantastic, ChiZine, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Lambda Book Report, Clamor Magazine, Bookmarks Magazine, The SFWA Handbook, and various other venues. From 2016 to 2019, Rose wrote Story Hospital (storyhospital.com), a weekly advice column for writers that was inspired by a workshop they ran at Readercon 27.
Their anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Stories from the Margins of History, coedited with Daniel José Older, was published by Crossed Genres in May 2014 and shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. They collaborated with Gregory Benford on two compilations of futuristic tales from the Popular Mechanics archives: The Wonderful Future That Never Was (Hearst, 2010) and The Amazing Weapons That Never Were (Hearst, 2012). Rose's original short fiction, fan fiction, and poetry have appeared in Dark Furies (ed. Sneed; Die, Monster, Die!, 2005), Alleys and Doorways (ed. Schwartz; Lethe Press, 2006), Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry (ed. Enszer; A Midsummer Night's Press, 2011), Farrago's Wainscot, and Goblin Fruit, as well as on the Hugo Award–winning Archive of Our Own. They formerly served as the dissociative editor for the Annals of Improbable Research, and as program chair for Readercons 22, 23, 24, and 30.
In their copious free time, they mentor the teen staff of the SF/F magazine Tapestry and volunteer at Kolot Chayeinu. They live in Brooklyn with two partners, one child, three cats, and an eclectic selection of books.