Erin Keating

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

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

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

Tadayoshi Kohno

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

Frances Koziar

Frances Koziar has published work in over 90 different literary magazines and anthologies, including Daily Science Fiction and Best Canadian Essays 2021. She has also served as an author panelist, a fiction contest judge, and a microfiction editor at a literary magazine, and she is seeking an agent. She is a young (disabled) retiree and a social justice advocate, and she lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

D.K. Lawhorn

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

Roderick Leeuwenhart

Roderick Leeuwenhart writes SF from a Dutch angle and frequently dreams about East Asia. He won the 2016 Harland Awards, the Netherlands' top prize for speculative fiction. His work has been translated all the way to China. The Gentlemen XVII is his most recent novel, asking the question of what would have happened if the Dutch East India Company had never ceased to exist. Find him online at

Marissa Lingen

Marissa Lingen writes science fiction, fantasy, poems, and essays. She lives in Minnesota atop some of the oldest bedrock in North America. She promises that she is really a very nice person and the consistent return to monsters in her work is probably a coincidence of some sort.

Monica Louzon

Monica Louzon (she/her) is a queer, Maryland-based writer, translator, and editor. Her words have appeared in Apex Magazine, After the Storm, Dark Recesses, Paranoid Tree, Shoreline of Infinity, and others. She is Acquiring Editor for The Dread Machine. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @molo_writes.

Anne Marie Lutz

Anne Marie Lutz is the author of three fantasy novels. Her Color Mage novels were re-issued in 2019 as Black Tide and Sword of Jashan. Her newest novel, Taylenor, was released in 2019. She has also written several short stories, appearing most recently in the Blood on the Blade sword & sorcery anthology, the Dark Recesses Press webzine, and the Sleepless Decompositions podcast. For more about Anne Marie’s work, you can check out her blog at