Julie Allyn Johnson

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.

Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson is a writer and editor living outside Washington, D.C., where he recently earned an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. His published writing includes the novels The Pillars of Dawn and Carrier as well as short fiction from Gamut, Deracine Magazine, Crystal Lake Publishing, and Inked in Gray Press. He was editor-in-chief of phoebe journal, and in 2021, he was an Alan Cheuse Center Fellow and a Pushcart Award nominee. He is an HWA member. Learn more at

Elisabeth Kauffman

Elisabeth Kauffman is an author, an editor, a writing coach, and an artist. She edits novels and memoir for independent clients as well as publishing companies, and coaches writers to find their voices and connect to the magic in their creative lives. When she’s not making up stories, Elisabeth loves reading immersive fiction, doing puzzles, and playing co-op video games with her friends. Learn more about her at or email her at

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.

Natalie Kikić

Natalie Kikić is a speculative fiction writer and daughter of immigrants from the former Yugoslavia. She holds a Bachelors in Slavic Languages & Literatures and writes fiction inspired by her heritage. Originally from California, Natalie has called several places home, but she currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband and two polydactyl cats.

LP Kindred

LP Kindred is a Chicagoan-Angeleno writer, editor, teaching artist, and podcaster of speculative fiction from the axes of Black and Queer Identities. An alum of Hurston-Wright, VONA, and Clarion Workshop, Kindred's words feature on, Fiyah Lit Mag, Carnegie Hall website, Apex, Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Anthema Spec from the Margins. LP has guest edited issues of Speculative City, The Cosmic Background, and Haven Spec as well as co-editing and contributing VOODOONAUTS PRESENTS: (RE)LIVING MYTHOLOGY (Android Press). Kindred is a cocoa-founder of Voodoonauts, a grassroots collective addressing the underrepresentation and isolation of Black Creatives in Speculative Communities. LP is a co-host of Just Keep Writing, a podcast for writers by writers, to keep you writing. LP's 2022 short story WANDERLUST is Ignyte Award nominated.

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.