needs more magic.
Tamara Jerée is a games writer, poet, and fiction writer. A graduate of Purdue University’s Creative Writing MFA Program and the Odyssey Writing Workshop, they write angsty, sparkly speculative fiction centering queer protagonists. Their poem "goddess in forced repose" was nominated for the inaugural Ignyte Award. They are at work on a fantasy novel.
"Despair, Divided" - Baffling Magazine (forthcoming)
"Not Death, Nor the Storm" - Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness
"In Our Season" - Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology
"In Case You're the One to Devour a Star" - Beneath Ceaseless Skies
"At the Mouth of the Sea" - Mermaids Monthly
"A Serpent for Each Year" - Strange Horizons
"The Future in Saltwater" - Anathema: Spec from the Margins
"Our Souls to the Moon" - Strange Horizons
"On Lore" - Fireside Magazine
"When You Find a Dragon, Name Them for Me" - FIYAH Literary Magazine
"the most humane methods could involve a knife" - Uncanny Magazine
"if Saturn" - Arsenika
"Warship Captain Application [Section 29.2 saved as draft in SAIS]" - Strange Horizons
"goddess in forced repose" - Uncanny Magazine (Disabled People Destroy Fantasy)
"upon learning my girlfriend is a mermaid" - Twisted Moon
"in the Cult of Nearly-Lost Dreams" - Strange Horizons
"Self-Care for Villains" - Liminality
"Making the Most of Intro to Game Making" - Code Coven
"How to Make a Family: Queer Blood Bonds in Black Feminist Vampire Novels" - Strange Horizons
Phantom Brigade is a tactical RPG from Brace Yourself Games that follows a squad of mech pilots. My work includes pitching and writing narrative events, inventing backstories, and coordinating with the design team on narrative execution.
For Star Stable Entertainment's new magical MMORPG, I was part of the core worldbuilding team, working on storytelling tasks such as writing scripts, inventing and documenting lore, and pitching characters and their backgrounds.
Fallen London - "The Rose Giveth Its Verses to Devils and Also to You"
Fallen London is a text-based open-world RPG set in an alternate universe gothic London. At Failbetter Games, I authored new seasonal content including advent calendar items and story branches, expanding player interaction with the devils and their lore.