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E.B. Gula is a former audiologist and science major who ultimately turned to the arts side, now a PhD student in French specializing in Québécois literature, narratology, and the cognitive processes involved in reader reception.
As a writer of both contemporary and speculative fiction, she dabbles in a broad range of story genres and forms.
When she's not reading, writing, or studying literary theory, she enjoys cos-play, learning languages, and watching Korean dramas.
Born and raised in the South of France, J.F Sebastian is a queer, neurodivergent science fiction writer who has been living and teaching in Toronto, Canada, for the last 18 years.
Writing in English, and under different pen names, is a way for them to better explore and express their identity beyond their social and professional “established self”.
Their latest stories in English have been published in Interzone (January 2023) and Tree and Stone Magazine (Queer as F* issue, October 2022).
Robert Pettus is an English as a Second Language teacher at the University of Cincinnati.
He was most recently accepted for publication at The Horror Zine, Allegory Magazine, The Horror Tree, JAKE magazine, The Night Shift podcast, Libretto publications,
White Cat Publications, Culture Cult, Savage Planet, Short-Story.me, Yellow Mama, Apocalypse-Confidential, Mystery Tribune, Blood Moon Rising, and The Green Shoes Sanctuary. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Mary, and his pet rabbit, Achilles.
Connor Fisher is the author of The Isotope of I (Schism Press, 2021) and three poetry and hybrid chapbooks including Speculative Geography (Greying Ghost Press, 2022).
He has an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English from the University of Georgia.
His poetry has appeared in journals including Denver Quarterly, Random Sample Review, Tammy, Tiger Moth Review, and Clade Song.
He currently lives and teaches in northern Mississippi.
Bruce Boston is an American speculative fiction writer and poet, known for his awardwinning work in both genres.
He has won the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry a record seven times and the Asimov's Readers' Award for poetry also seven times. Boston has published over a hundred short stories, several novels, and his work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies.
He is the recipient of the Bram Stoker Awards and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Andy Graber was born and raised in the northeast part of The United States.
Currently, living in the Western part. Besides writing stories and creating various types of art, He finds magicians and illusionists to be very fascinating. He is also a big fan of most sports. And enjoys playing chess, and solving riddles. He has been known to sing. Rumor has it he was actually born and raised in another galaxy in our never ending mysterious universe. Recently, he packed all of his belongings, and moved
Ben Coppin is a talented writer, editor, and web developer.
In addition to his technical expertise, he has also written several short stories and is currently working on the third draft of his first novel.
He has been published in a number of literary journals, including Altered Reality Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Short Fiction Break.
In 2007, Coppin launched and edited Darker Matter, an online science fiction magazine that ran for five issues.
Steven French is a semi-retired academic, living in Leeds UK.
He’s been a fan of science-fiction for over fifty years but has only recently started writing stories himself.
Assorted examples of his speculative fiction have appeared at eastoftheweb, Bewildering Stories, Land Beyond the World, Liquid Imagination, 365Tomorrows, Literally Stories and Idle Ink.
You can follow him on Twitter @StevenFrench4
Alex Foster was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia.
He has experienced everything from living overseas, to being nearly blown-up in a car. Alex has been known for hosting parties and where cops have been called in… uninvited.
Alex currently is a first year student at Deakin University where he studies both journalism and history, and hopes to go volunteer in South America soon-ish as a newspaper intern.
Greg Bear was the author of The Unfinished Land (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021), Killing Titan (Orbit 2015), Hull Zero Three (Orbit 2010), City at the End of Time (Del Rey 2009), Mariposa (Perseus paperback November 2010), Halo: Cryptum, Halo: Primordium, and Halo: Silentium (Tor, 2011, 2012, and 2013). He was the father of two young writers, Erik and Alexandra, and is married to Astrid Anderson Bear, who has written for San Diego Noir. Sadly, he passed away in November 2022.
John Grey is Australian born, US resident, poet. Has been published in numerous magazines including Weird Tales, Space and Time, Speculative Poetry, Christian Science Monitor, Greensboro Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Prism International, Poetry East, Agni, Poet Lore and Journal Of The American Medical Association.
Winner of Rhysling Award for short genre poetry in 1999.
J. W. Benford's last publication was for the literary magazine Occam's Razor. He won 2nd in the Helen Jackie DeClercq competition that same year. He lives, works, and writes in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia where camel meat is a delicacy and the princes are handsome.
When Eddie D. Moore isn’t playing with his grandchildren, he is driving and visiting strange new worlds via audiobooks, or he is lost in his imagination writing his own tales. Pick up a copy of Misfits & Oddities today! You’ll be glad you did.
John Rodzvilla teaches in the Publishing and Writing programs at Emerson College in Boston.
His work has appeared in Harvard Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, gorse, DecomP, Verbatim and Bad Robot Poetry.
D.M. Woolston enjoys writing the wrongs he finds while trekking across the only planet he knows as home. He is also the indentured webmaster for his local writer's group, so that keeps his hands from becoming too idle. You can find his small slice of the Universe at
Born and raised in the South of France, Cass Richards has been living and teaching in Toronto, Canada, for the last 17 years.
Even though they have dozens of unfinished stories in French, it was during a creative writing course that they realized that writing in English was much more enjoyable.
Using different pen names is also a way for them to discover more about their identity beyond the limitations of their “imposed” and established self (work, family, friends).
Based on Boston’s South Shore in the USA, Avram Lavinsky writes character-driven novels, short stories, and creative nonfiction.
He has placed in the Writers of the Future contest and was a recent semifinalist in Ruminate Magazine’s VanderMey Prize competition.
His work has appeared in or has been accepted to appear in Boston Literary Magazine, the San Antonio Review, and Mystery Tribune.
Tim Minneci is a Columbus, Ohio-based writer, musician, and personal assistant.
He co-hosts the weekly 1990s alternative music-centric podcast ‘Dig Me Out’ and spends as much time in the garden as possible.
Michael Fowler has contributed stories and humor to countless zines and webzines that now are mostly defunct, among them Kittenpants and Raging Face.
He has short science fiction stories upcoming in Schlock! and Piker Press.
K. A. Williams has published over 110 speculative, mystery/crime, and general fiction stories in many magazines including Theme Of Absence, 365 Tomorrows, Aphelion, Mystery Tribune, Yellow Mama, Trembling With Fear, Corner Bar, Altered Reality, and The Rockford Review winning one of their Editor's Choice Awards for prose in 2009.
In 2010, the North Carolinian began submitting poetry which was published in various magazines such as Nuthouse, The Creativity Webzine, Tigershark, and others.
Anthony D Redden is a science fiction and horror writer from England. He has been writing for over twenty-five years building up a list of publishing credits including Ether Books, Kyanite Publishing, Schlock webzine, Crystal Lake Publishing and Terror Tree Publishing to name but a few.
He works nights as a therapy assistant and carer, and in his spare time managed to graduate from the University of Teesside in 2018 with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing.
Jamal Hodge is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and writer who is a sitting Board Member of Harlem Film House and Axs Lab. Since May of 2016, Jamal Hodge's films have been an official selection in over 100 Film Festivals, and have won over 50 awards including The Vanguard Award (Best of The Fest) at the Hip Hop Film Festival (2020), Best Director at The Chelsea Film Festival (2020) and Best Director at GenreBlast (2020), screening at Tribecca Film Festal, Sundance, and others.
Devin Vandriel has been or will soon be published in Academy of the Heart and Mind; Down in the Dirt; Children, Churches, and Daddies; an Essential Anthology; and, The As You Were: The Military Review Literary Journal.
She recently graduated with degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.
Although dyslexic, she was encouraged to write by her 8th-grade history teacher.
Check out her website at DevinVandriel.com
Thomas Koperwas began his professional teaching career in the high arctic working several years in Canada's Northwest Territories.
He is at present a retiree living in Windsor, Ontario with his wife (his # 1 editor) and enjoys writing short stories of horror, crime, fantasy, and science fiction.
His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in: Anotherealm; Jakob’s Horror Box; Literally Stories; The Literary Hatchet; Literary Veganism; Bombfire; Pulp Modern Flash; Savage Planets; Blood Moon Rising Ma
Emma Louise Gill is a British-Australian speculative fiction writer and coffee addict.
She has two cats and two kids, all of whom strive to sit on her keyboard way too often, so she is usually found writing in random cafes instead.
Emma's short fiction has been published in AntipodeanSF and Flash Fiction Magazine, and is forthcoming in Curiouser Magazine and others.
She blogs at emmalouisegill.com and procrastinates on Twitter @emmagillwriter.
Mike Waller is a multi-award winning author and independent publisher who has written in some form or other for many years in relation to other occupations, but has only recently turned to writing fiction.
During his life, he has been many things, ranging from public servant to computer programmer to boat designer, and has now decided to do that for which he has a great passion. His books FALCON'S CALL and HAWK: HELLFIRE are B.R.A.G. Medallion Honorees in the genre of Science Fiction 2019 and 20
Paul Ballard is an author and security professional who writes fiction and non-fiction.
He was born in New England and holds formal degrees in the fields of History, Security, and Law.
Ballard’s favorite genre is Speculative and Science fiction but enjoys and practices writing in any genre.
He can be contacted at: email@example.com
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