Julie Allyn Johnson, a sawyer’s daughter from the American Midwest, loves long walks in the woods. She digs Halloween, photography, gravel-travel, art, poetry and haiku, reading and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Her current obsession is tackling the rough and tumble sport of quilting and the accumulation of fabric. Julie prefers black licorice over red, cigarette-length Tootsie Rolls and Hot Tamales, practically the perfect candy. Her poetry can be found in various journals including Lyrical Iowa, The Briar Cliff Review, Phantom Kangaroo, The Disappointed Housewife, Anti-Heroin Chic, Coffin Bell, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Better Than Starbucks and Chestnut Review.
Erin Keating is a grant writer at an arts education nonprofit. She earned her B.A. in creative writing and literature at Roanoke College. While earning her history M.A. at Drew University, she spent most of her time in the archives reading as many Shakespeare-related texts she could find. She has a library card from the Bodleian Library, Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, and, of course, her local public library. When she's not writing, she dabbles in bass guitar, rock climbing, language learning, and video games. Her fiction can also be found in Metaphorosis and Luna Station Quarterly.
Meghan Kemp-Gee lives somewhere between Vancouver, BC, and Fredericton, NB. She writes poetry, comics, and scripts of all kinds. She also teaches composition and plays ultimate frisbee. She co-created the webcomics Contested Strip and Space Heroines of El-Andoo, and her comics and short fiction have been published in numerous anthologies. Her poetry has recently appeared in PRISM, Copper Nickel, Rising Phoenix Review, The Shore, Stone of Madness, Altadena Poetry Review, Anomaly, Train, and Rejection Letters. You can find her on Twitter @MadMollGreen.
Annika Barranti Klein lives and writes in a tiny apartment in Los Angeles with her family. She is a lifelong lover of zoos and obscure facts. Her fiction has recently been and is forthcoming in Mermaids Monthly, Kaleidotrope, Weird Horror, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. Find her online at annikaobscura.com.
Tadayoshi Kohno (he/him) is a professor, science fiction writer, and karate instructor from Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Our Reality: A Novella, co-editor of Telling Stories: On Culturally Responsive Artificial Intelligence, and co-author of Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications. He is on Twitter at @yoshi_kohno and online at https://www.yoshikohno.net.
D.K. Lawhorn (he/him) has stories that have appeared in Pyre Magazine, Sick Lit Magazine, and Ghost Orchid Press. He is a citizen of the Monacan Indian Nation and lives on his ancestral land in Virginia with his legion of rescue cats. He is studying Native Speculative Literature at Randolph College’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Follow him on Twitter @d_k_lawhorn or visit his website at dklawhorn.com.
Avra Margariti is a queer author, Greek sea monster, and Pushcart-nominated poet with a fondness for the dark and the darling. Avra's work haunts publications such as Vastarien, Asimov's, Liminality, Arsenika, The Future Fire, Space and Time, Eye to the Telescope, and Glittership. The Saint of Witches, Avra's debut collection of horror poetry, is forthcoming from Weasel Press. You can find Avra on twitter (@avramargariti).
Claire McNerney is an actor, student, and writer from California, where she currently attends UCSD. She enjoys, among other things, sitting outside in the evenings. Follow her on Twitter @claire_mcnerney or Instagram @o.h.c.l.a.i.r.e to say hello and see what she does next!
Christi Nogle's debut novel, Beulah, was published in January 2022 by Cemetery Gates Media. Her short stories have appeared in over fifty publications, including PseudoPod, Vastarien, and Dark Matter Magazine, along with anthologies such as C.M Muller's Nightscript and Flame Tree's American Gothic. Christi is a member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and Codex Writers' Group. She lives in Boise, Idaho, with her partner Jim and their gorgeous dogs. Follow her at christinogle.com or on Twitter @christinogle.
Mahmoodah Oyeleye (she/her) is the sixteen-year-old Nigerian author of Faded Blues and a member of Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation. She has been shortlisted for literary prizes including the Writefluenza horror/suspense/thriller contest (2021), Abubakar Gimba prize for short story (February 2021), Wakaso Poetry prize (May 2021), Chinua Achebe Poetry Anthology Prize (2021) and BKPW poetry contest (February 2022). She is a Muslim, a foodie and a fan of Mobile games.