Thomas Zimmerman (he/him) teaches English, directs the Writing Center, and edits The Big Windows Review at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. His poems have appeared recently in Sledgehammer, The Sparrow’s Trombone, and Spellbinder. Find him at @bwr_tom.
Elizabeth Zuckerman has loved mythology since before she knew how to pronounce “Aphrodite.” Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, NonBinary Review, Timeless Tales Magazine, TANSTAAFL’s anthology Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns, and Footnote, where she was long-listed for the Charter Oak Award. She also read the audiobook for Kassandra Flamouri’s The Chalice and the Crown, in case you wondered what good her theater degree ever did her. She lives in Philadelphia with a charming trickster, makes doll clothes when she needs something to do with her hands, and occasionally livetweets movies at @LizCanTweet.
Miriam Allen deFord (August 21, 1888 – February 22, 1975) was a novelist and short fiction writer with works published in Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, and many others. A women's suffrage and birth control activist, she later became a follower of Charles Fort, dedicating herself to the study of paranormal phenomena.
Sonya Dorman (April 6, 1924 – February 14, 2005) was a Rhysling award-winning poet and short fiction writer most well known for the poem "Corruption of Metal." Her work has also appeared in the anthology Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison.
T. D. Hamm (1905 – 1995) was a science fiction writer with stories published in If, Tomorrow's Universe, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and several others.
Katherine MacLean (January 22, 1925 – September 1, 2019) was a Nebula award-winning science fiction author best known for her novella The Missing Man, first published in Analog in 1971. She is one of only 14 people honored as an Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Viola Meynell (15 October 1885 – 27 October 1956) was a successful novelist and poet of the early 20th century, best known today as an early champion of writers like Herman Melville and D. H. Lawrence. She was also vital to the operation of Nonesuch Press, a private press started in the basement of a Soho bookshop.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, playwright, and feminist activist whose writing actively worked to subvert the gender norms of her time and whose life has since served as a prime example of social resistance for other writers and acitivists following in her footsteps. Essentially a rockstar, she traveled the country reading to eager audiences and authored some of the most well-known poetry of the 20th century.
Andre Alice Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, though she also wrote historical, crime, and contemporary fiction, among many other genres. She was named SFWA Grand Master and Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, the first woman for each to be so honored.
Alfred Noyes (16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958) was a poet, short fiction author, and playwright most well known for the romantic ballad poem "The Highwayman." The only fiction that he ever published was called The Last Man (1940), in which weapons of mass destruction wipe out every living person except those few in steel chambers at the bottom of the sea.