Speculative Poetry, Fiction & Art

Marge Ballif Simon freelances as a writer-poet-illustrator
for genre and mainstream publications such as
Awards 32, Strange Horizons, Flashquake, Flash Me
Magazine, Dreams & Nightmares, The Pedestal Magazine
Vestal Review.

Marge is a former president of the Science Fiction Poetry
Association.  She edits the column "Blood and Spades:
Poets of the Dark Side" for the monthly newsletter of the
Horror Writers Association  Marge's poetry has received
the Bram Stoker Award, the Rhysling Award, the Dwarf
Stars Award, the Strange Horizons Readers Award, and
the Grand Master Award of the SFPA.  She has also
illustrated five Bram Stoker Award collections.

In addition to her solo work, Marge has written and
published collaboratively with many other authors,
Bruce Boston, Charlee Jacob, Mary Turzillo,
Malcolm Deeley.  

You can view Marge's fiction, poetry, and art, and
contact her for freelance art assignments, through the
links below.

Marge is available for freelance art assignments at
Half tone or b/w: $15 per piece
Color paintings: $25 and up, depending on subject
Book Covers (art only, no lettering): $30 and up
All hands-on work, not digital.
Recent Books

Naughty Ladies
poetry collection
with art by Sandy De Luca.

Sweet Poison
Collaborative poetry collection
with Mary Turzillo.
Dark Renaissance Books, 20134

Dangerous Dreams, dark poetry,
with Sandy De Luca,
illustrated by Marge Simon
Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2013

Currently available  
(publisher Bad Moon Books) with four sections written
by four HWA Bram Stoker winners, Marge Simon
(Earth), Rain Graves (Water), Charlee Jacob (Fire) and
Linda Addison (Air), cover art by Daniele Serra and
interior section illustrations by Marge Simon.

Vampires, Zombies, and Wanton Souls
dark poetry and fiction
Bram Stoker Award
color art by Sandy DeLuca
Bram Stoker Award Winner
Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2012

Uneathly Delights  
dark poetry,
color illustrations by Marge Simon
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2011

The Mad Hattery  
dark and humorous poetry
color art by
Sandy DeLuca

Vectors: A Week in the Death of a Planet
collaborative poetry with Charlee Jacob
Bram Stoker Award Winner
Dark Regions Press, 2007

Christina's World
flash fiction
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2008

Legends of the Fallen Sky
collaborative poetry & fiction with Malcolm Deeley
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2008

Dragon Soup
collaborative poety & fiction with Mary Turzillo
Van Zeno Press, 2008

Like Birds in the Rain
flash fiction
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2007

Night Smoke
collaborative poetry & fiction with Bruce Boston
Kelp Queen Press, 2006

The Dragon's Dictionary
with Mary Turzillo
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2010

City of a Thousand Gods
fiction and poetry with Malcolm Deeley
Sam's Dot Publishing, 2010

Signed copies of the above titles
directly from Marge Simon
Vectors at The Horror Mall