Lawrence Schimel (New York, 1971) is an author and anthologist, who's published over 80 books, including Two Boys in Love (Seventh Window), The Future Is Queer (Arsenal Pulp Press), The Drag Queen of Elfland (Circlet), Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism (Circlet), Tarot Fantastic (DAW), Camelot Fantastic (DAW), Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (Cumberland House), and PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen; Cleis), which won a Lambda Literary Award.
Writing in Spanish, and working with the Spanish artist Sara Rojo Pérez, he has published numerous children's books, such as La aventura de Cecilia y el dragón (Bibliópolis), Manual práctico para viajar en OVNI (Bibliópolis), Cosas que puedo hacer yo solo (Macmillan), and Misterio en el jardín (Kalandraka); his No hay nada como el original (Destino) was selected by the International Youth Library in Munich for the White Ravens 2005 and his ¿Lees un libro conmigo? (Panamericana) was chosen by the International Board of Books for Young People for Outstanding Books For Young People With Disabilities 2007.
His poems have been published in a diverse range of periodicals, such as the Christian Science Monitor, the Saturday Evening Post, Physics Today, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and The Lyric, and have been widely anthologized in Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Book of Dreams, Lives: Poetry about Famous Americans, Chicken Soup for the Horse-Lover's Soul 2, and The Random House Treasury of Light Verse, among others.
He won the Rhysling Award in 2002 for his poem "How to Make a Human."
His writings have been translated into Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, and Spanish.
He lives in Madrid, Spain.