Author of The Patron Saint of Plagues and The Magician and the Fool.
Jarod K. Anderson is a writer of speculative and horror fiction. His poems and stories have appeared in numerous online and print publications. Growing up, he wanted to be either a ninja or a maple tree. These aspirations led him to teach English. Find him online at: www.jarodkanderson.com.
Peter Andrews has written articles about science, innovation and computers. He has worked as a speechwriter, a radio producer, a research chemist and a consultant. He loves exploring the interface between technology and society. Ever since he polished up that oil lamp he found in a trash heap, he's been selling short stories as fast as he can write them.
RJ Astruc's fiction has appeared in a bajillion places including Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex, and Midnight Echo. Her latest novel is A Festival of Skeletons, available from Crossed Genres.
Bo Balder is a freelance writer who lives and works in the ancient Dutch city of Utrecht, close to Amsterdam. When she isn't writing, you can find her madly designing knitwear, painting or reading anything and everything from Kate Elliott to Iain M. Banks or Jared Diamond.
Her fiction has appeared in Penumbra, The Colored Lens and quite a few anthologies. Her sf novel The Wan will be published in 2015 by Pink Narcissus Press.
She can be found on the web at
Since his debut many years ago in the late-lamented Pan Book of Horror, Chris Barnham has published a series of horror and SF stories, including in Black Static, Phantaxis, Devolution Z and Compelling SF. He lives in London, a city which is a constant inspiration for those who want to write about dark secrets from the past haunting the present. His novel, Among the Living, is available on Amazon. You can find him on Twitter: @barnham_chris
Jay Barnson is a writer, software engineer, and an award-winning video game developer. He has written for The Escapist and Cirsova magazines, has been published in several anthologies, and was the winner of the 2016 DragonComet writing award. A transplant to Utah, Jay was born in the hills of West Virginia, and uses the word "ya'll" by choice, not by habit.
His website / blog is Tales of the Rampant Coyote: http://rampantgames.com/blog/
James Bizzell lives in the subtropical outskirts of Atlanta with his wife and two little ones. In the last six years he has eked out drafts of two novels and written a few short stories. He can be reached at jamesbizzell.com or on Twitter, @jamesbizzell.
Blaylock, Sidney, Jr.
Sidney is a beginning PhD student in English and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department at Middle Tennessee State University. He has previously worked as a Library Assistant, Adjunct Instructor, Bookseller, and 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher. He is an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy and writes creatively in those genres as well.
Sidney's most recent publication is a Sci-Fi story, "WarLight," in the upcoming anthology, Visions VI: Galaxies., Ed. by Carrol Fix (November 2016). Previous publications (in print via Amazon.com) include the Sci-Fi story, "Ship of Shadows," in the anthology Visions IV: Space Between Stars, Ed. by Carrol Fix (April 2016), a fantasy story, "Faerie Knight," which appeared in the anthology Fae, Ed. by Rhonda Parrish (July 2014), and which was selected for inclusion on Tangent Online's 2014 Recommended Reading List, and a fantasy short-story entitled, "Dragonhawk," in the magazine Tales of the Talisman (Winter 2013 issue), Ed. by David Lee Summers.
You can find more about Sidney (including a complete bibliography of his works) at his blog: OtherWorlds (https://sidneyblaylockjr.wordpress.com)
Blount, S. Hutson
S. Hutson Blout has worked with nuclear propulsion systems, robotic laser welders, and mutant cats, but as yet no cybernetic tanks. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with a wife who tolerates his foolishness to an alarming degree.
Derrick Boden is the author of "Chasing Frisbees." His website is http://www.derrickboden.com/.
Gustavo can be found online at
I've been an avid reader of fantasy since I was 10 years old and have been writing short stories for the last year. I live with my wife and feral cat in the Canadian prairies, where I enjoy writing, reading, and slaying monsters in video games. This will be my first time being published.
Maureen Bowden is a Liverpudlian, living with her musician husband in North Wales. She has had eighty-eight stories and poems accepted for publication by paying markets, and Silver Pen publishers nominated one of her stories for the 2015 international Pushcart Prize. She also writes song lyrics, mostly comic political satire, set to traditional melodies. Her husband has performed these in Folk Music clubs throughout England and Wales. She loves her family and friends, Rock 'n' Roll, Shakespeare, and cats.
David Bowles is a Mexican-American author from deep south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Associated Press, he has written eleven books, most recently Chupacabra Vengeance. His work has also been published in venues like Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Stupefying Stories, Eye to the Telescope and Rattle. You can learn more about him at www.davidbowles.us or on Twitter @DavidOBowles
Samantha Boyette lives in Upstate NY and works in the wine industry when she isn't writing. She was the 2010 Textnovel.com co-winner in their fiction contest and her most recent short story can be found in the Winter 2011-2012 issue of the Red Penny Papers. You can read more of her work at www.samanthaboyette.com and find her book Morning Rising for sale on Amazon, B&N, and Lulu.com.
Graham Brand trained as a metallurgist, casting gold bars in Zambia before returning to the UK and drama school. He spent ten years in the theatre, as an actor, musician and musical director, before becoming a father and switching to IT project management, which has taken him round the world. He now lives in the Yorkshire Dales and blogs far less frequently than he should at crosstimers.com.
Melinda Brasher spends her time writing, traveling, and teaching English abroad. She loves the sound of glaciers calving and the smell of old books. Her short fiction appears in Enchanted Conversation, Ellipsis Literature and Art, On the Premises, and others. Check out Far-Knowing, her YA fantasy novel, or visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com/.
Jim Breyfogle is a graduate the Odyssey Writing Workshop. He currently resides in Pennsylvania gathering an army of terra-cotta warriors with which to aggravate his English Mastiff. Thus far, the dog still wins.
Daniel Brock is a young writer of horror, dark sci-fi, and urban fantasy. He currently lives in a small town in South Carolina where he divides his time between working, writing, and trying to write at work. His stories have been part of Migla Press's "Darkness Abound" and 9Tales "9Tales from Elsewhere #4."
David Brookes is a writer of mainstream and genre fiction currently living in the UK. He has stories published in many magazines including Pantechnicon, Bewildering Stories, Whispering Spirits, Morpheus Tales, The Cynic and Aphelion. His fiction has appeared in printed anthologies, most recently Skull & Crossbones from Bedazzled Inc. His first novel, Half Discovered Wings, was published internationally by Libros International in 2009. Read more about his work at his website (www.spinninglizard.co.uk) or blog (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Brown, Tiffany Michelle
Tiffany Michelle Brown is an archer, Aikido practitioner, whisky enthusiast, and writer who lives near the sunny beaches of San Diego, California. Tiffany has published short stories with Liars' League NYC, Shooter Literary Magazine, Romance Magazine, Popcorn Press, and Line by Lion Publications. To follow her adventures, check out tiffanymichellebrown.wordpress.com.
Erik Bundy lives in the magical North Carolina woods where chocolate is a vegetable, female chipmunks are called chipnuns, and mice claiming to be cousins move in for the winter then take the towels when they leave in spring. The federal government pays him not to work in one of their offices. His fantasy fiction appeared last year in Paradigm Shift, Tales of the Talisman, Abyss & Apex, Aoife's Kiss, and Bards and Sages.
Neil Carstairs can be reached at email@example.com .
Chapman, Jason K.
David Cleden lives in the UK, works in London and is the 2016 winner of the James White Award, having previously published work in Electric Spec, Betwixt, The Colored Lens and other venues. His day job is writing business proposals but at the weekend he writes science fiction. He can't stress enough how important it is not to muddle them up. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and is @DavidCleden on Twitter.
Lane is a lawyer and lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife, Barbara, three horses - BLT, Gus, and Dallas, his dog Ollie, and Cady, his fascinating barn cat. Over the years, Lane has published numerous short-stories. His most recent is "Best's Laid Plans", included in the Nov 2014 edition of Electric Spec, in which The Beatles original drummer, Pete Best, travels back in time to prevent being fired by The Beatles. Works in progress: "Anthem," a road-trip comedy in which a man is challenged to sing the national anthem at all 30 major-league baseball parks within 60 days; "Below Par," where a young man goes from non-golfer to a touring pro within nine months, and; "Under the Rim, Beneath the Goalposts, and Into the Dirt" - a non-fiction narrative compilation of the incredibly stupid off-the-field antics of basketball, football, and baseball players.
Corner, Jason L.
Jason L. Corner lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and daughter. He teaches English at the Ohio State University at Newark, and is currently at work on a novel. He has ninja-level powers over tofu and tempeh, and can be reached at email@example.com .
Morgan Crooks grew up in a hamlet in Upstate New York and now teaches ancient history in Massachusetts. Links to his stories are available on the Ancient Logic website (www.ancientlogic.blogspot.com). He lives with his wife, Lauren, near Boston.
Jennifer Crow's work has appeared in a number of print and electronic venues, including poetry in Strange Horizons and Goblin Fruit, and fiction in DAW Books' Ages of Wonder anthology. She lives near a waterfall in western New York state.
Daley, Mary J.
Author Mary J. Daley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
D. A. D'Amico is a playful soul trapped in the body of a grumpy old man. In early years, this presented a problem, but the author's grown into the role quite nicely. He's had more than forty works published in the last few years in venues such as Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres, and Shock Totem... among others. He's a winner of L. Ron Hubbard's prestigious Writers of the Future award, volume XXVII. He's also begun transcribing his memoirs onto the moon with a 25 petawatt pulse laser borrowed from his evil twin, but he's afraid the beautiful 12-point Old Century Gothic font he chose is lost among the bright dust of Tycho crater. He can be found at http://www.dadamico.com, or on Facebook at authordadamico, or in the crevices between those pesky floorboards you've been meaning to fix--if you can find him.
Information about author Brant Danay can be found at his Facebook account at www.facebook.com and my MySpace account at www.myspace.com/infiniverse.
Neil Davies was born in 1959 and has found everything else to be an uphill struggle. He currently lives in the North West of England with his wife, two grown-up children and two cats. Any spare time he can find he spends writing Science Fiction and Horror stories.
You can find him at http://www.nwdavies.co.uk/ and email@example.com
Robert Dawson teaches mathematics at a Nova Scotian university. When not teaching, doing research, or writing, he enjoys fencing, hiking, and cycling. His stories have appeared in Nature Futures, Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Compostela: Tesseracts XX, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies. He is an alumnus of Cambridge University, Sage Hill, and Viable Paradise.
Laura DeHaan is a healthcare practitioner in Toronto. When she's not helping people feel better, she likes making them feel kind of sad and awful and like they could really use a massage. And so the cycle continues. You can find some of her other stories online at Theme of Absence, The Sockdolager, Body Parts Magazine, The Colored Lens and Allegory. She sometimes tweets nonsense @WritInRooster.
Del Carlo, Eric
Dines, Steven J.
Steven J Dines lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. His story "Unzipped" was selected as a Notable Story in StorySouth's Million Writers Award and received an Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008. He has over sixty online and print publications to date and is currently writing his first novel.
Sharon Dodge is the former editor-in-chief of Reflection's Edge, which ran for six years. Now that she has free time for writing and reading again, Sharon is amazed to discover how many great new magazines have appeared online and how bad her penmanship has become.
Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsey Duncan is a life-long writer and professional Celtic harp performer, with short fiction and poetry in several speculative fiction publications. She feels that music and language are inextricably linked. She lives and performs in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a student at Indiana University, working on a self-designed major.
Earle, T. Lucas
T. Lucas Earle is an aspiring filmmaker who hopes that one day he will be "discovered" in Brooklyn. (If anyone reading this finds him, please call his mother.) He has worked as a pizza delivery boy and in a tube factory. His humorous and thoroughly irreverent movie reviews can be found on his blog.
Charles Ebert been writing science fiction on and off since high school. One of his stories will be released on Kaleidotrope in 2015. He has published stories in Aoife's Kiss and Aphelion. His stories have won honorable mentions in Xignals and the Writers of the Future contest. He is a librarian in Durham NC and reviews movies at: http://theotherebert.wordpress.com/
Malon Edwards was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, but now lives in the Greater Toronto Area, where he was lured by his beautiful wife. He serves as a Grants Administrator for the Speculative Literature Foundation's Older Writers and Gulliver Travel Research Grants, which provides $750 and $800, respectively, for writers of speculative literature.
And here is the link to his website: eastofmars.blogspot.com.
Ellis, Sara Kate
Sara Kate Ellis lives in Tokyo where she practices the art of seat nabbing during crowded commutes. Her stories appear in Allegory, Brain Harvest and the forthcoming Rockets, Swords and Rainbows anthology. She can be found now and then at
Merlion Emrys can be contacted at email@example.com
Filipek, Steele Tyler
Steele Tyler Filipek is the author of several short stories of speculative fiction, published in such places as Aphelion, The Fantasy Gazetteer, Phalanx and others. In addition, he works as a Transmedia Producer/Writer for Starlight Runner Entertainment, has written several children's books, and had plays produced in the United States and England. Filipek was born in Pittsburgh but now resides in New York, where he likes to brew, watch hockey, and have a good time.
Frazier, D. Lynn
D. Lynn Frazier can be found in Northern Maine, where she is owned by a cat, a Pug and her money pit of a house. She adores all three, but wishes that there were more time in the day to get things done so she can both write and catch up on her humongous to-be-read pile. Her past includes such dubious occupations as personnel manager, telephone psychic, Army patrol dog handler, and police dispatcher. She enjoys writing, the occasional beer, and reading. Other interests vary according to whim.
Grey Freeman studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He currently lives and writes in East London and is working hard on his first novel. He has also been published in Twisted Tongue Magazine and Tales of the Zombie War. You can read his blog at the following link:
Dean lives with his wife and three young children in Kent, UK. By day he's a Product Development Manager for a telecommunications company, and by night he's usually tired and prefers an early night. Somehow, he has written several short stories, a few have appeared in small press. Available on Amazon etc. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Glaser, Dale W.
Dale W. Glaser is a lifelong collector, re-teller and occasional inventor of fantasy tales, and wrangling monsters comes with the territory. His short stories have been included in such anthologies as How the West Was Weird and the PulpWork Christmas Specials, from PulpWork Press; Under a Dark Sign from WolfSinger Publications, and Eldritch Embraces from Dragon's Roost Press. He is a member of the editorial staff for Creepy Campfire Quarterly - http://www.emppublishing.com/creepy-campfire-quarterly.html. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and three children, and can be found online at https://dalewglaser.wordpress.com.
Andy is currently serializing The Only City Left, a science-fiction/fantasy adventure story, at http://lithicbee.wordpress.com/
Frances lives and works in London, UK and has previously been published in a variety of magazines, including: Liquid Imagination, Aurora Wolf, The Lorelei Signal, Bewildering Stories, The WiFiles and The New Accelerator. She has recently co-authored, as FG Laval, the Carentan Series: medieval fantasy adventures for young adults, published by Double Dragon Publishing. Visit her blog at: www.francesgow.com.
Keith Graham can be reached at email@example.com
Jude-Marie Green is a recent graduate of Clarion West and current co-editor of 10Flash (http://10flash.wordpress.com/category/oneoff/) She lives and writes in Southern California. Her adventures and publications are noted at http://judemariegreen.wikispaces.com.
John Grey is an Australian born writer, US resident. Has been published in Weird Tales, Tales of the Talisman, Flapperhouse, Strangely Funny 2, and the scifi anthology, "A Robot, A Cyborg And A Martian Walk Into A Space Bar" amongst many others. Is a past Rhysling winner for genre poetry.
KC Grifant writes tales that are sometimes scientific, often fantastical and vaguely horrific. Her stories include "What Storms Bring" (in Lovecraft eZine) and "Out to Pasture" (in the horror-science fiction anthology, What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?). Connect on Twitter @SciFiWri or SciFiWri.com.
Michael Griffin lives in Portland, Oregon where by day he works as IT Manager and Business Analyst at a steel company. Evenings he runs a record label, Hypnos Recordings, which specializes ambient electronic music. In his remaining free time he writes fiction. His blog is at griffinwords.livejournal.com and twitter @mgsoundvisions
Hager, K R
Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of Death Wind, The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance's Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
He enjoys cycling, martial arts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and zombies. He has three long-cherished dreams: a produced screenplay, a NYT best-seller, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.
In 2015, he's moving to New Zealand with a couple of lovely ladies and a burning desire to claim Hobbiton as his own.
T. A. Hernandez grew up with her nose habitually stuck in a book and her mind constantly wandering to make-believe worlds full of magic and adventure. She began writing stories after reading J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for the first time at age 10. Thankfully, her writing has improved significantly since then, though she will happily admit that she has much more to learn and is looking forward to a long and exciting journey in her Quest to Tell Better Stories.
She is the proud mother of two girls and a college student working towards her degree in social work. She also enjoys drawing, reading, watching movies, riding her motorcycle, and making happy memories with her family and friends.
Larry Hodges, of Germantown, MD, is an active member of SFWA with 60 short story sales, over 40 of them since summer 2008. His story "The Awakening" was the unanimous grand prize winner at the 2010 Garden State Horror Writers Short Story Competition. His story "Rationalized" won the November 2011 Story Quest Competition. He's a graduate of the six-week 2006 Odyssey Writers' Workshop, the 2007 Orson Scott Card Literary Boot Camp, and the 2008 Taos Toolbox Writers' Workshop. He's a full-time writer with five books and over 1300 published articles in over 130 different publications. He is a member of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame (Google it!), and once beat someone using an ice cube as a racket. Visit him at www.larryhodges.org.
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
Over the past twenty-some years, Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold adult and YA novels and more than 250 short stories. Her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, and Endeavour awards. Her first novel, The Thread That Binds The Bones, won a Stoker award, and her short story "Trophy Wives" won a Nebula Award in 2009.
Her novel Fall of Light came out from Ace in May, 2009. Her middle-school novel Thresholds will come out from Viking in August, 2010.
Nina does production work for the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She also works with teen writers. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, with several cats and many strange toys and imaginary friends.
For a list of Nina's publications, check out: http://ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html.
Matt Hollingsworth has loved writing (especially science fiction) all his life. He has been previously published or is forthcoming in Fabula Argentea, Nebula Rift, and The J.J. Outré Review. Read his blog at https://jmhollingsworthblog.wordpress.com/ .
Matthew Howe has spent the last decade working professionally in film and TV. Besides selling more than a dozen low-budget screenplays, Matthew has written ten prime-time documentaries for The History Channel and The Discovery Channel, including "Carrier: City of Steel, Tank School," and "Submarine: Hidden Hunter." "Original Sins", an ultra low-budget horror feature Matthew co-wrote and co-produced was hailed by noted genre author Ramsey Campbell thusly: ...Sins displays an imagination and daring seldom seen in horror films today... It's an outrageous delight. Film is Hell, a comedic memoir of Matthew's days as a run and gun desperado filmmaker was published by Laurelton Media in 2010 and is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Matthew is also an avid concert photographer.
T.L. Huchu's fiction has appeared in Interzone, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The
Sockdolager, AfroSF, Omenana, One Throne Magazine and elsewhere. He is a
creative writing PhD student at Manchester University. Between projects, he
translates fiction between the Shona and English languages. He writes other stuff as
his evil twin Tendai Huchu. - @TendaiHuchu
Hughes, Van Aaron
Van Aaron Hughes is the author of "Butcher's Hook."
Johns, Clifford Royal
Cliff Johns' stories have appeared in various small press magazines including most recently in Farthing, Shimmer and Story Station magazines. His novel, Unforgettable, is with the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency and looking for a publisher who's interested in SF/Mystery crossovers. He lives in Northern Illinois with his wife and two elderly spaniels.Clifford can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Juneau is a 28-year-old software engineer living in Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies are writing, video games, reading, and eating as much barbecue as he can find. His writing philosophy is "Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." (G.K. Chesterson)
Daniel Kason lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he is teaching and pursuing a PhD in American Literature. His first novel, The Leech World, is forthcoming from Hunt Press. Daniel's short stories have appeared in Anotherealm Magazine, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Deepwood Publishing and JewishFiction.net, among others. He can be found at http://danielkason.blogspot.com/.
Sam Kepfield is a writer who is forced to work as a criminal defense lawyer by day. His work has appeared in Science Fiction Trails, Cemetery Moon, The Future Fire, as well as various anthologies. "Salvage Sputnik" won Third Place in the Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Heinlein Society in 2008. He currently lives in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Simon has had four short stories published in Electric Spec. He lives in the UK with Alison and their two daughters Eleanor and Rose. His debut fantasy novel is to be published by Morrigan Books in 2013. Find him at http://simonkewin.co.uk.
Jamie Killen's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications including Mythic Delirium, Scheherezade's Bequest, Space and Time, and Heiresses of Russ 2013. She lives in Arizona and blogs at http://jamieskillen.wordpress.com.
Kinch, Erin M.
Erin M. Kinch lives and writes in Fort Worth, Texas, where she shares her home with her husband of six years and their exuberant golden retriever. Her stories have been published in a variety of print and online publications, including Allegory, A Thousand Faces, Every Day Fiction, Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic, Static Movement, and Perpetual Magazine.
Ryan Kinkor has worked in education and social service fields much of his life, but finds writing to be one of his few true pleasures. He particularly likes exploring different realities, the paradoxes of human existence, and space opera (though he's not above destroying the world on occasion). His works have shown up in The Absent Willow Review, Crossed Genres, Allegory, and Fly in Amber online magazines, as well as the print magazines Encounters and Title Goes Here and the anthology Doomology: The Dawning of Disasters. He lives in Nevada City, California.
Gwendolyn Kiste is a horror and fantasy writer based in Pennsylvania. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including History and Horror, Oh My! and Whispers from the Past: Fright and Fear as well as online at Danse Macabre, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and 99 Pine Street among others.
Landrum, David W.
David W. Landrum teaches literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His speculative fiction has appeared widely. Two of his novellas, The Gallery and Strange Brew, are available through Amazon.com.
Malcolm Laughton lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. His stories appeared in: Eulogies II, Tales From The Cellar; Bards and Sages Quarterly, Volume 5 Issue 2; Deep Wood Publishing, Fantasy Friday; Dark Horizons, the Journal of the British Fantasy Society 57; Abandoned Towers Magazine 2 & 5; Whispers of Wickedness 16; Quantum Muse; and Wild Violet, Mystic Mist Issue.
Levenson, Barton Paul
Barton Paul Levenson has a degree in physics. Happily married to poet Elizabeth Penrose, he confuses everybody by being both a born-again Christian and a liberal Democrat. His work has appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, ChiZine, Cricket, Cicada, the New York Review of Science Fiction and many small press markets. His novel Year of the Human is available from Solstice Publishing, and The Celibate Succubus from Barking Rain Press--both can also be purchased through amazon.com or BN.com. Barton was banned from entering the Confluence Short Story Contest again after winning first prize two years in a row.
By day Eric Lewis is an organic chemist still learning how to be a person again after surviving grad school. His other stories appear in Bards and Sages Quarterly, the upcoming Alban Lake anthology Into Darkness Peering, the blog Short Fiction Break and other seedy little corners of the web.
Naomi Libicki was born in Columbus, Ohio, and has lived in Israel since age sixteen. She is currently a bored housewife who gets up to wacky hijinks, and her husband never lets her perform in his show. She likes making fiendishly intricate food and messing around on the internet.
Lincoln, K. Bird
K. Bird Lincoln spent 4 years in Japan precariously perched on a bicycle with 2 girls under the age of 5. Now she resides in Portland, Oregon and guiltily drives a car. Her other work has been published hither and thither in places such as Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, and Flytrap.
Jennifer Linnaea is a bicycle commuter and an ex marine botanist. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with assorted housemates including a husband and a cat named after a windstorm.
Littlewood, Alison J.
Alison J. Littlewood has contributed to Read by Dawn Vol 3, Black Static,
Murky Depths, Aoife's Kiss and the Midnight Lullabies anthology. She lives in WestYorkshire, England, where she spends far too much time dreaming and
writing strange notes to herself on scraps of paper.
Dawn Lloyd is an American who got bored and set out across the world looking for adventure. Four continents later, she's settled in Afghanistan where she teaches English at the American University of Afghanistan. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in a variety of magazines including Space and Time, The Future Fire, and OG's Speculative Fiction Magazine.
Links can be found at http://dawnlloyd.wikispaces.com/.
A champion of NaNoWriMo, words have been Vanessa MacLellan's companions since she was ten, forcing atrocious adverbs upon her mother. Her novel, Three Great Lies, has recently been accepted by Hadley Rille Books and is scheduled for release in the winter of 2014. When not in the office or writing, she's out watching birds.
Vanessa can be found at http://vanmaclellan.com.
Main, Ray E.
Dana Martin is an illustrator, book designer, and tea addict who plays sonatinas in the dead of night and scribbles at her novel when no one is looking. View her work at dana-martin.com.
Rich Matrunick is a mechanical engineer living in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. He occasionally writes non-meat related fiction.
Gere McClellan's past jobs include clerk at a country market, gift-wrapper at a funeral home and crew trainer at an Italian restaurant (better described as a pizza place with a superiority complex), but her career as a newspaper journalist keeps the bills paid. She lives in a small farming community in Northeast Ohio.
Timothy McDaniel has taught English as a Second Language in Thailand and in various institutions in the Seattle area. He now lives in Auburn, Washington, where he teaches at Green River Community College and lives with an assortment of plastic (or are they?) dinosaurs. He's been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Chimeraworld, Asimov's Science Fiction, A Thousand Faces, Afterburn SF, and Dark Recesses.
Devin can be reached at email@example.com
Minton, D. Thomas
D. Thomas Minton writes speculative fiction from somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. His stories have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, and other fine publications. His idle scribbles hold court at dthomasminton.com and would appreciate your visit.
Timothy Mudie was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, and now lives outside of Boston, where he is an assistant editor at a general interest publishing house. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Abyss & Apex, The Colored Lens, The Worcester Review (nominated for a Pushcart Prize), Spinetingler, Isotropic Fiction, Roar & Thunder, and several other magazines and anthologies.
Karen Munro's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Hunger Mountain and Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology. She is at work on a novel about strangeness in the great northwest, and sometimes posts words at http://munrovian.wordpress.com.
Charlotte Nash took a long detour on the road to writing, completing degrees in engineering and medicine, and enjoying an eclectic technical career. She counts the best moments as building rockets, traversing the Pilbara mines, and learning medicine on an army base. These days she sails, motorbikes, ogles military airplanes and writes fiction of many persuasions, flavoured with technical, medical or nautical spice. Find her at http://charlottenash.net.
Stuart Neville is the author of short stories and the novel The Twelve.
Fredrick Obermeyer lives in Cooperstown, NY and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He enjoys writing science-fiction, horror, crime and fantasy and has had stories published in the Dead Inn, Alternate Realities, NFG, Fedora, Electric Spec, the Fifth Di, Newmyths.com, Fusion Fragment, Space Westerns and the Destination: Future anthology.
Joe Ollinger grew up in a small swamp town in Florida. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he holds a BFA in Writing for Screen and Television and a BA in Psychology from USC and JD from Southwestern Law School, and worked for several years as a reader and story analyst for an Oscar-winning filmmaker. Formerly ranked #1 in the world at Tetris (timed battle) on Playstation Network, he hopes to one day either coach the Miami Dolphins or eat a 100-ounce steak. Joe's debut novel, A Game Before the Darkness, is currently available on Amazon.com.
Karen Osborne is a videographer, violinist and vorpal writer from Baltimore, MD. She can usually be found reading your book, haunting your bardic circle, taking your picture or editing your story. She edits www.thirdorder.org.
Colum has been published in Bards and Sages, Daily Science Fiction, Hub Magazine, Jupiter Magazine, Kasma SF and the Anywhere but Earth anthology. He has work forthcoming in the Dead Robot Society's Explorers anthology and Ian Sales' Rocket Science anthology. He blogs infrequently at http://thesingularitysucks.blogspot.com.
Charles Payseur grew up in the sprawl of the northern Chicago suburbs but currently resides in the icy reaches of Wisconsin where his partner, good cheese, and craft beer get him through the long winters. His fiction has appeared at Perihelion Science Fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, among others. When not busily writing and reading, he contributes to the blog Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together (www.nerds-feather.com) as well runs a home for his own wayward thoughts on stories at Quick Sip Reviews (www.quicksipreviews.blogspot.com). He can be found gushing about his favorite stories and novels on Twitter as @ClowderofTwo.
Tony Peak lives in rural southwest Virginia with a wonderful view of New River. When not writing, he enjoys hiking or researching historical eras such as the Late Bronze Age or the Crusades. He's shopping around his first fantasy novel Knights of Baphomet and completing a second, Prophet of Pathways.
Josh Pearce is the last of the freelance hackers and greatest swordfighter in the world. He has recently lost his job as a pizza delivery driver for the Mafia and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at http://bookoftangents.blogspot.com.
Roderick Phillips is a quality assurance manager, who finds relief from technical concerns by retreating into his fantasy world and coming back with a story.
Sarah Pinsker is a singer-songwriter with three albums and a fourth in production. Her fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction and Stupefying Stories, and she has stories forthcoming from Strange Horizons and Fireside. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and has an odd fascination with South African rugby. She can be found on Twitter @sarahpinsker
Author Nick Poniatowski can be reached at A< href="http://nickponiatowski.blogspot.com">http://nickponiatowski.blogspot.com.
Irene Punti writes science fiction, fantasy and magical realism. She lives in Tarragona (Barcelona).
Rapino, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Rapino lives inside his head with a few friends of varying origins. He occasionally consults these friends on life choices and often regrets it. His first novel, Soundtrack to the End of the World, will be available from Bad Moon Books in late 2011. Viable proof of his psychosis can be found on his website: http://www.anthonyjrapino.com.
Reiss, Alter S.
Alter S. Reiss is a scientific editor and field archaeologist, whose fiction has appeared in Daily SF, Abyss & Apex, and elsewhere. He lives in Jerusalem with his son Uriel, and wife Naomi, whose work has appeared in Electric Spec a while back ("A Girl and her Tentacle Monster").
Mark Rigney is the author of numerous plays, including Acts of God (Playscripts, Inc.) and Bears, winner of the 2012 Panowski Playwriting Competition, as well as the non-fiction book Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical (Gallaudet University Press). His short fiction appears in The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Black Gate, Witness, The Long Story, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Black Static, among many others. Two collections of his stories are available through Amazon, Flights of Fantasy, and Reality Checks. His website is http://www.markrigney.net.
Aaron Michael Ritchey grew up as a garbage can for stories including way too much Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Early on, he started writing and he's tried to quit, but he just can't kick. His debut novel, The Never Prayer, was published by Crescent Moon Press in 2012. He blogs, interviews authors, and gnashes his teeth in the darkness. His current work in progress is part sci-fi western, part steampunk family drama. He lives in Colorado, born and raised.
Steve Rodgers is a writer of science fiction and fantasy, an unholy obsession that has been with him since he was 17. He has had various writing jobs, including crafting financial self-help books for a small publisher, as well as all types of technical writing. His speculative fiction efforts restarted in 2010, and since that time he has written a fantasy novel and several short stories. His fiction has most recently appeared in KY Story's Dysfunctional Family anthology, and in Deepwood Publishing's Ruined Cities anthology. You can contact him at email@example.com, or visit his website at http://www.steverodgersauthor.com/.
Patricia Russo's stories have appeared in many places, online and off, including Daily SF, Fantasy, The Dark, Clockwork Phoenix Four and Five, and Rich Horton's Year's Best SF and Fantasy 2015. Her first collection of short stories, Shiny Thing, was published by Papaveria Press.
Mark Salzwedel is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He has ghostwritten two autobiographies for major publishers, and his nonfiction articles on science and health appear on a variety of websites. He is a regular contributor to the "Stranger Things of Our Minds" publication at Medium.com.
Erica Satifka's short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Ideomancer, and the Greek newspaper supplement 9. In addition to short stories, she also runs a zine and comics distro, Black Light Diner. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
George Schaade is a retired history teacher living in the Big Thicket forest of East Texas. He's been an avid SF reader since he was first introduced to the genre by Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Although he occasionally ventures into fantasy or humor, his true passion is writing science fiction for his wife, Cathy, and anyone else that will listen.
By day Rebecca Schwarz is a mild mannered editorial assistant for a scientific journal, by night she writes science fiction and fantasy stories. Her story Futile the Winds recently received an Honorable Mention from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. Read about her writing life and link to more stories at www.curiousworlds.blogspot.com.
Nina Shepardson is a biologist who lives in the northeastern US with her husband. She's a staff reader at Spark: A Creative Anthology, and her writing appears in Allegory, Luna Station Quarterly, and Page & Spine, among others. She also writes book reviews at ninashepardson.wordpress.com.
Lyle Skains lives in North Wales (United Kingdom), with her husband, two cats, and two dogs (one naughty, one nice). She teaches writing, mostly to fund her PhD studies, and spends her spare moments making things up. When she's not writing, she's usually out taking photographs, riding horses, or playing soccer. Visit http://lyleskains.com/Home.html to read more of her work, scroll through her blog, or contact her.
Clint Spivey spent eight years as a meteorologist in the U.S. Navy. After completing grad school, he now teaches English part-time at two Japanese universities. His work has appeared in Bastion, The Lorelei Signal, Perihelion, and Liquid Imagination.
Jeff and his wife live in the woods of northern Minnesota, where he divides the seasons into canoeing, cross-country skiing, and those few weeks in between when his writing output improves. His fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Jim Baen's Universe, and Unidentified Funny Objects.
The Ferrett is a graduate of both the Clarion and Viable Paradise workshops, and has had stories accepted by Asimov's, GuD Magazine, online podcast Pseudopod, and Edge of Propinquity, among others. In his spare time he blogs about puns, politics, and love at The Watchtower of Destruction and plays too damn much Rock Band.
Jason's Sturner's website is http://jasonsturner.blogspot.com/.
Nicholas Sugarman is a student at CU Boulder, currently working on getting that English degree so people will hire him. He likes giant robots, movies, pretending to be a knight, and hanging out with other people's dogs.
John Sunseri lives and writes in Portland, OR, and has been spinning tales his whole life. He's been published in myriad small-press magazines and anthologies, and is the co-author, with David Conyers, of THE SPIRALING WORM. During the day he's a normal, hard-working guy, but at night...okay, he's still normal at night. But he drinks more beer then.
Miranda Suri's work has appeared twice in Electric Spec (Nov. 2010 and Nov. 2013). In addition to writing speculative fiction, she teaches anthropology at Queens College and co-directs an archaeological field school, which takes her on adventures that would make Indiana Jones green with envy. When she's not curled up with a good book at her Brooklyn apartment, she can be found indulging one of her hobbies, which include practicing Pilates, exploring New York's culinary scene, and traveling the world.
BLOG ADDRESS: www.mirandasuri.com
Swed, Kate Sheeran
Kate Sheeran Swed loves hot chocolate, plastic dinosaurs, and airplane tickets. She has trekked along the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu, hiked on the Myrdalsjokull glacier in Iceland, and climbed the ruins of Masada to watch the sunrise over the Dead Sea. Following an idyllic childhood in New Hampshire, she completed degrees in music at the University of Maine and Ithaca College, then moved to New York City. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, Verdad, and HOOT Review. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University. Find her on Twitter @katesheeranswed, or at katesheeranswed.com.
Maigen Turner is an Electric Spec author and can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Spartezda.
Larisa Walk, a native Russian, lives in California with her husband and two formerly homeless cats. She writes paranormal fiction that is more often than not populated by characters from the Russian fairy world. Her short fiction appeared in several anthologies and magazines. She has published a historic fantasy novel, A Handful of Earth, and a modern paranormal novel, A Witch Without Magic, which are available from Amazon.
Chris is a writer and lover of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction. His background is in the space and software engineering industries. Over the years, he's worked on spacecraft design and mission operations, astrodynamics, and control & monitoring systems. He lives in the UK with his wife, son, and two dogs. He loves good coffee and single malt whiskey, depending on the time of day.
His website is: http://www.chriswalkerbooks.com
Walker, George S.
George S. Walker is an engineer and writer in Portland, Oregon, USA. He has sold stories to Electric Spec, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Every Day Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Ideomancer, Bastion, Plasma Frequency Magazine, Perihelion SF, The Colored Lens, Steampunk Tales, Bards and Sages, Comets and Criminals, and elsewhere. Anthologies containing his stories include Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond, Bibliotheca Fantastica, and The Third Science Fiction Megapack.
Krista is a writer, actor and musician. She has her BFA in Theatre from University of Victoria, and has found her acting background invaluable for writing. In between frequent binges of writing fantasy, she sings in a jazz band, and uses her acting skills in the area of Health Professional education. She lives near Vancouver, BC, with her Incomparable Spousal Unit, awesome progeny, and two mythical creatures made of stone.
Walus, Yvonne Eve
Mark Webb's midlife crisis came in the form of attempting to write speculative fiction at a very slow pace. His wife maintains this is a good outcome considering the more expensive and cliched alternatives. Evidence of Mark's attempts to procrastinate in his writing, including general musings and reviews of books he has been reading, can be found at his website and you can connect with him on Twitter at @webb_ma.
Williams, J. A.
Yang, Margaret and Harry R. Campion
Margaret Yang and Harry R. Campion live in Michigan and have been writing together for more than a decade.
David K. Yeh is based in Toronto, Canada, where he works as a youth counselor While he enjoys backwoods camping in northern Ontario, he has yet to come across human remains (he did pick up a coyote skull at a flea market the other day). "The Bog Man" is his fourth published spec fiction short story.
Kathryn Yelinek lives in Pennsylvania, where she works as a librarian. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Her fiction has appeared previously in Daily Science Fiction, NewMyths.com, and Metaphorosis, among others. Visit her online at kathrynyelinek.com.
D.L. Young is a Dallas-based SF author and ghost writer. You can follow him at www.dlyoungfiction.com or @DLYoungWriter on Twitter.
L. Young was born in Auckland, New Zealand and currently resides there with his family
Steven Young is from rural Norfolk in the UK. He is a marine biologist working with the fishing industry and spends much of his time at sea, in either the Antarctic or somewhere tropical. This is his first published story.