Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace writes literary and science fiction.

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Dominica Phetteplace has had work published in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, Ecotone, Copper Nickel and Zyzzyva. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a MacDowell Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Clarion West.

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How I Lost The Girl

Published Oct 27, 2020 · 1,933 words (8 minutes) · 95 views

Fantasy Humor #cyclops #gargoyle #merman #SanFrancisco

A brief tale describing the dating habits of San Francisco's hippest monsters.


Featured March 26, 2020



Project Empathy

Published Mar 20, 2020 · 8,334 words (31 minutes) · 5 likes · 819 views

Science Fiction #surveillancecapitalism

Bel is a small-town fish out of water when she scores a sponsored placement in the most exclusive of cities: San Francisco. Luckily, she has a Watcher 2.0 chip to help her navigate her new environment... whether she knows it or not.

Dominica Phetteplace is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize, MacDowell Fellowship and Rona Jaffe Award. Her subversive storytelling has appeared in F&SF, Clarkesworld, Zyzzyva, Lightspeed, Asimov's, and many other publications.


Featured March 27, 2019



The Story of a True Artist

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 4,125 words (15 minutes) · 8 likes · 1171 views

Humor Literary Fiction

This week’s featured story is the Pushcart Prize-winning “The Story of a True Artist,” now available online for the first time ever. Cam&Lo, dynamic YouTube star duo, are on top of the world with a Taco Bell endorsement and 800,000 followers. But when Cam ditches her to go solo, Lo must navigate the fickleness of internet celebrity and the gig economy alone. Author Dominica Phetteplace bridges science fiction and literary fiction in her stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed and more, and her honors include a MacDowell Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Award.