Rachel Swirsky has been published in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Tor.com, Subterranean Magazine, Weird Tales, and Fantasy Magazine, and her stories have been collected in year’s best volumes edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. She wrote "Great, Golden Wings" as part of a writing exercise spurred by a friend’s prompt, "cinema and high fantasy."
Stories by Rachel Swirsky:
“Great, Golden Wings” — Issue #28, October 22, 2009
"a lovely little story" —Rich Horton
Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 27 (ed. Gardner Dozois)
Podcasts by Rachel Swirsky:
BCS 027: Great, Golden Wings — Issue #30, November 19, 2009