Our incredible contributors have been published in other venues including Asimov’s SF, Strange Horizons, Metaphorosis, Abyss & Apex, Daily Science Fiction, Analog, Apparition Lit, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, among others. Their work has also been transformed into podcasts by PseudoPod, PodCastle, Escape Pod, The Overcast, and more!
Interviews with the cover story authors from each issue can be found HERE.
Emily Blue is a ghostwriter and top-rated freelancer on Upwork.com. She pens sickly-sweet romance novels so she can afford to buy food for her pets (and overlords). When not writing, she collects craft materials and occasionally uses them. She has stories published in A Room is Locked: An Anthology, Volume 1 of The Monsters We Forgot anthology, and Clockwork Dragons.
V. R. Collins
V. R. Collins writes speculative fiction. She’s usually wandering a city by a river, somewhere in the US.
Alex Evans is a French author who juggles an absorbing job, a lively family and the craft of writing. She is the author of the Sorcières Associées series in French (Actusf publisher) and multiple short stories. The latest can be found in Fudoki Magazine (in English). She blogs in French and English at www.romansdefantasy.com.
Michael M. Jones
Michael M. Jones lives in southwest Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who turned out to be the best gamble of his life. His work has appeared in places such as Mad Scientist Journal, G is for Ghost, Unidentified Funny Objects 8, and MetaStellar. He is the editor of several anthologies, including Scheherazade’s Facade, and Schoolbooks & Sorcery. For more, visit him at www.michaelmjones.com or on Twitter at @oneminutemonkey.
Isobel is a Scottish writer living in London. She writes science-fiction and fantasy short stories, loves stories set on other worlds, and spends her time cycling and visiting bookshops. She is currently working on her first fantasy novel. You can find her on twitter @isobelmackwords.
Anna Madden lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Her fiction has appeared in DreamForge Magazine, Upon a Once Time (anthology, Air and Nothingness Press), DreamForge Anvil, Zooscape, and Apparition Literary Magazine. She has a Bachelor of Arts: English degree with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. In her free time, she gardens, mountain bikes, and is a first reader for DreamForge Magazine and Dark Matter Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @anna_madden_ or visit her website at annamadden.com.
Sadie Maskery lives in Scotland by the sea with her family. Her writing will be found in various publications both online and in print, and she is on Twitter as @saccharinequeen where she describes herself, optimistically, as “functioning adequately.”
K. A. Sutherland
K. A. Sutherland is a speculative fiction writer with a lifelong love of storytelling. Her work has appeared in Coffin Bell Journal and she participated in AWP’s Writer to Writer Spring 2018 mentorship program. She and her husband live in New York.
J. S. Alexander
J.S. Alexander grew up wandering the forests of the North West U.S. He lives there still with his wife and cat. When not writing or reading, he spends his time thinking about writing or reading. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram, @WurdsByJustin.
Elou Carroll is a graphic designer and freelance photographer who writes. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Aloe, Emerge Literary Journal, 101 Words, Apparition Lit, Underland Arcana, Walled Women and perhappened mag. In 2020, her short story, “The Great Green Forever,” was shortlisted in the HG Wells Short Story Competition (Grand Senior Prize). When she’s not creating wonder herself, she can be found editing Crow & Cross Keys, and spending far too much time on twitter (@keychild).
Jennifer R. Donohue
Jennifer R. Donohue grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in central New York with her husband and their Doberman. Though she got a bachelor′s degree in psychology, she has always wanted to write. She currently works at her local public library, where she also facilitates a writing workshop. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Syntax & Salt, Escape Pod, Truancy, Fusion Fragment and elsewhere. Her Run With the Hunted novella series is available on most digital platforms. She tweets @AuthorizedMusin.
Rebecca Fraser is an award-nominated Australian author of genre-mashing fiction, whose short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines and journals. Her first novel wasreleased in 2018, and a collection of her short fiction is due for release April 2021, (both through IFWG Publishing Australia). To provide her muse with life’s essentials, Rebecca copywrites and edits in a freelance capacity . . . however, her true passion is storytelling. Say G’day atwritingandmoonlighting.com / Facebook: @writingandmoonlighting or Twitter/Insta @becksmuse.
Anna Madden lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Her fiction has appeared in DreamForge Magazine, Upon a Once Time (anthology, Air and Nothingness Press), and DreamForge Anvil. She has a Bachelor of Arts: English degree with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. In her free time, she gardens, mountain bikes, and is a first reader for DreamForge Magazine and Dark Matter Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @anna_madden_ or visit her website at annamadden.com.
Disha is a Kumaoni writer whose journey so far has been a dull rendition of some prime-time opera about following one’s dreams. After braving the turbulent waters of Political Science and wading through the quicksand of Law, she’s finally found herself in an oasis that offers her the many wonders of writing. She spends her days in Gurugram penning tales and obsessing over ideas for secondary worlds. Her fiction has appeared in Spark.
Joshua Green is a husband, father, and speculative fiction writer with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies. When not reading, writing, gaming, or chasing his two children around, you can find him outdoors disc golfing. For more information on previous and upcoming publications you can find him on Twitter at @byjoshuagreen.
Vanessa Fogg dreams of selkies, dragons, and gritty cyberpunk futures from her home in western Michigan. She spent years as a research scientist in molecular cell biology and now works as a freelance medical writer. Her fiction has appeared in Liminal Stories, Daily Science Fiction, GigaNotoSaurus, The Future Fire, and Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4. A complete bibliography and more can be found at her website www.vanessafogg.com. Vanessa is fueled by green tea.
Archita Mittra is a 23-year-old writer and artist, with a fondness for dark and fantastical things. She completed her B.A. (2018) and M.A. (2020) in English Literature from Jadavpur University and a Diploma in Multimedia and Animation (2016) from St. Xavier’s College. She is also a graduate of the Foundry Photo-Journalism Workshop (2018) and a participant in the Clarion West Write-A-Thon (2020). Her work has been featured in Strange Horizons, Mithila Review, Interstellar Flight Magazine, and ScreenRant, among others. She lives in Kolkata, India, with her family and rabbits and may be found playing indie games, making jewelry out of recycled material or baking cakes. Say hi to her on Twitter or Instagram or check out her blog: https://architamittra.wordpress.com/.
Ioanna Papadopoulou is a Greek author, currently residing in Glasgow. She studied Art History and Heritage Visualization and has worked in museums, libraries, and community centres. She is currently working at the University of Glasgow and is on a Museum studies postgraduate programme. She has stories forthcoming in Idle Ink and From the Farther Trees.
L Chan hails from Singapore. He spends most of his time wrangling a team of two dogs, Mr Luka and Mr Telly. His work has appeared in places like Translunar Travellers Lounge, Podcastle and The Dark. He tweets occasionally @lchanwrites.
Deborah L. Davitt
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and has appeared in over fifty journals, including F&SF and Asimov’s Science Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge and Flame Tree anthologies. For more about her work, including her Edda-Earth novels and her poetry collection, The Gates of Never, please visit www.edda-earth.com.
C. M. Fields
C. M. Fields is a non-binary astrophysicist and writer of horror and science fiction. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with their beloved cactus, Borne, and spend their days studying the climates of other worlds. Fields’ work can be found in Vulture Bones, Lovecraftiana, Selene Quarterly Magazine, and more.
Feng Gooi was born and raised in the sunny tropical island of Penang, Malaysia but is currently in snowy Buffalo, New York studying for his Masters in Mental Health Counseling. He enjoys staring out the window while eating Doritos and is an easy prey for salesmen of all sorts. His work has been published in Teleport Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity and Alchemy.
Taylor Rae is a recently-reformed mountain troll who is trying out city living. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature from the University of Idaho. Her writing can be found at /r/shoringupfragments.
John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident. Recently published in Hawaii Pacific Review, Dalhousie Review, and Qwerty with upcoming work in Blueline, Willard and Maple, and Steam Ticket.
Michael M. Jones
Michael M. Jones lives in southwest Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who means the stars to him. His stories have appeared in places such as Constellary Tales, Robot Dinosaurs! and Mad Scientist Magazine. He has also edited several anthologies, including Scheherazade’s Facade and Schoolbooks & Sorcery. For more information, visit www.michaelmjones.com.
Evan Marcroft is a speculative fiction writer from Sacramento, California, currently residing in Chicago with his wife, where he uses his degree in literary theory to do menial data entry. He hopes to one day write for video games, but will settle for literature instead. His works have appeared in such publications as Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. For more information, you can find him on Twitter at @Evan_Marcroft, or you can visit www.evan-marcroft.squarespace.com.
Nicholas C. Smith
Nicholas C. Smith is a short story writer from England who enjoys writing character-driven science fiction. He is currently working on his first collection of short stories due for release at the end of the year.
M. C. Tuggle
M. C. Tuggle is a writer living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. His fantasy, science fiction, and literary short stories have been featured in several publications, including Unbound, Space Squid, and Metaphorosis. In summer 2020, Mystery Weekly Magazine will publish his first mystery story. For more information, visit www.mctuggle.com.