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Hex Publishers is an independent publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader, with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by the mainstream.


Mario Acevedo is the author of the bestselling Felix Gomez detective-vampire series, which includes Rescue From Planet Pleasure from WordFire Press. His debut novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Decade and was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. He contributed two stories for the award-winning horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, by Hex Publishers. His novel, Good Money Gone, co-authored with Richard Kilborn, won a best novel 2014 International Latino Book Award. Mario lives and writes in Denver, Colorado. Top
Linda D. Addison is the first African American recipient of the world-renowned HWA Bram Stoker Award® and has received five awards for collections: The Place of Broken Things written with Alessandro Manzetti; Four Elements written with Charlee Jacob, Marge Simon and Rain Graves; How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend short stories and poetry; Being Full of Light, Insubstantial; Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes. In 2018, she received the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, Addison was designated SFPA Grand Master of Fantastic Poetry. She co-edited Sycorax's Daughters anthology of horror fiction & poetry by African American women with Kinitra Brooks PhD and Susana Morris PhD, which was a HWA Bram Stoker finalist in the Anthology category. She currently lives in Arizona and has published over 370 poems, stories, and articles. Look for her story in the Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda anthology (Titan/Marvel). Top
Saladin Ahmed's first novel Throne of the Crescent Moon was nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He lives near Detroit. Top
Bill D. Allen is an Oklahoma red dirt-born and bred writer. The first book in his science fiction series involving the vagabond space trader Hank Jensen is Pirates of the Outrigger Rift (With Gary Jonas.) His Reluctant War God series highlights the adventures of Carl, a war god who wants to quit the family business. The first title in that series is Duty Calls. Bill is also a proud member of the Iron Butt Association which means he has been foolish enough to travel at least 1000 miles in 24 hours on a motorcycle. His website is Sign up for his preferred readers group and enjoy a free book. Top
Paul Goat Allen has been a genre fiction book reviewer for the last twenty years, working for companies like, PW, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus, Goodreads, and BlueInk, to name a few. He has written more than 8,000 reviews and interviewed hundreds of writers. He has published stories in a variety of genres and works as an adjunct faculty member in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program. Top
Quincy J. Allen Nationally bestselling Quincy J. Allen, is a cross-genre author with numerous short stories, including his most recent, “Sons of the Father,” appearing in Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter: Files from Baen. Chemical Burn, his first novel, was a finalist in RMFW’s 2011 Colorado Gold Contest, and Blood Curse, the latest installment in the Blood War Chronicles, is an action-packed western steampunk epic fantasy. His first media tie-in novel in the Aradio brothers’ Colt the Outlander universe, Shadow of Ruin, is expected out in February of 2018. He is the publisher and editor of Penny Dread Tales and runs RuneWright, LLC - a marketing and book design business based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Top
Steve Alten is a New York Times and International bestselling author, most known for his MEG series (a major motion picture soon to be released by Warner Bros.) about a giant, prehistoric shark. Top
Colleen Anderson lives in Vancouver, BC, where she searches for mermaids. She is a Pushcart, Aurora, Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Award-nominee, and has received Canada Council and BC Arts Council grants for writing. Her works have appeared in numerous venues such as Polu Texni, Silver Blade and HWA Poetry Showcases. A Body of Work, Black Shuck Books, UK (short fiction) is available online and her poetry collection, I Dreamed a World, is forthcoming from LVP Publications. Top
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 165 novels, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written novels in the Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files universes as well as his own original novels Spine of the Dragon, the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series, The Saga of Seven Suns, and two steampunk fantasy adventure novels with Neil Peart, legendary drummer and lyricist from Rush. Top
Sam W. Anderson lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two kids and the most expensive rescue mutt in history. He's the author of over forty published short stories and collaborative novels, and two short-story collections: Postcards from Purgatory, and American Gomorrah: The Money Run Omnibus. The latter will be updated and reissued from Rothco Press. The Nines is his first solo novel. He likes pie. Top
Meghan Arcuri writes fiction. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies, including Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press), Madhouse (Dark Regions Press), Chiral Mad, and Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards). She is currently the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley. Please visit her at,, or on Twitter. Top
Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and futurist living in Toronto. She is the author of the Machine Dynasty series from Angry Robot Books, and the forthcoming novel Company Town from Tor Books. She has created science fiction prototypes for the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, the WorldBank, and others. She also has a regular column in the Ottawa Citizen. You can find on Twitter @MadelineAshby. Top
Jedidiah Ayres is the author of Peckerwood. He’s never heard of you either. Top
Paolo Bacigalupi is a National Book Award Finalist, and a Hugo, Nebula, Michael L Printz. and John W. Campbell Award Winner. He currently lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son, where he is working on a new novel. Top
Andy Baker has spent the past two and a half decades working in film, television and videogames as a writer and creative producer. He has helped develop projects at Sony, Universal, and Dark Horse Entertainment, and worked side by side with Stan Lee writing for Stan Lee Media shows such as The 7th Portal, The Accuser, and The Backstreet Project. Most recently, he has co-written a pilot script for House of the Dead and worked as a writer and showrunner at Mixi America. Top
Shannon Baker is the author of the Nora Abbott mystery series from Midnight Ink. A fast-paced mix of Hopi Indian mysticism, environmental issues, and murder. Shannon is an itinerant writer, which is a nice way of saying she's confused. She never knows what time zone she's in, Timbuck-Three, Nebraska, Denver, or Tucson. Nora Abbott has picked up that location schizophrenia and travels from Flagstaff in Tainted Mountain, to Boulder in Broken Trust and then to Moab in Tattered Legacy. Shannon is proud to have been chosen Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2014 Writer of the Year. Top
Jon Bassoff was born in 1974 in New York City and currently lives with his family in a ghost town somewhere in Colorado. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, has been translated in French and German and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s biggest crime fiction award. Three of his novels, Corrosion, The Incurables, and The Disassembled Man have been adapted for the big screen. For his day job, Bassoff teaches high school English where he is known by students and faculty alike as the deranged writer guy. He is a connoisseur of tequila, hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels. Top
Branden Bendert was born in Colorado and raised in suburban mediocrity. When he can break away from the daily grind, he likes to create images that feed his imagination. He's been fortunate to work on projects for Sony, Warner Bros, Hanna Barbera, Capcom, FiXT, Leviathan Games, and Hex Publishers. You might find him hanging around the art museum, Clyfford Still Museum, I Want More Comics, or stuck in traffic on I-25 (He's usually stuck in traffic). Top
Patrick Berry is an author and professional puzzle constructor whose work has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. He's written several puzzle books, including a how-to book on crossword construction, and he has regular puzzle columns in The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Top
Lauren Beukes is an award-winning writer from South Africa. Famous for her bestsellers Moxyland, Zoo City, The Shining Girls and more recently Broken Monsters, Beukes is a writer with many facets. Her novels have achieved huge success in many countries including South Africa, the UK and the USA. Find out more at Top
Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Weird Dream Society, Arterial Bloom, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Hath No Fury, NonBinary Review, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V and VI. In addition to writing and research, she has worked as an editor on several projects. She teaches online workshops at The Storied Imaginarium, and she is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at Stonecoast. Carina Bissett is a member of Codex, SFWA, SFPA, and HWA. Her work has been nominated for several awards including the Pushcart Prize and the Sundress Publications Best of the Net. Connect with Carina on Twitter or Facebook. You can also find her on Goodreads and Amazon. Her website is Top
Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories which have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards. Her space opera books include The Tea Master and the Detective, a murder mystery set on a space station in a Vietnamese Galactic empire, inspired by the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Recent works include the Dominion of the Fallen series, set in a turn-of-the-century Paris devastated by a magical war, which comprises The House of Shattered Wings (Roc/Gollancz, 2015 British Science Fiction Association Award, Locus Award finalist), and its standalone sequel The House of Binding Thorns (Ace, Gollancz). Visit" for more information. Top
Darin Bradley is the author of three novels: Noise, Chimpanzee, and Totem. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Theory and has taught courses on writing and literature at several universities. Top
Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar residing in Southern California and is the editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy and Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Genre. The latter has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award® for Nonfiction. Michele actively supports several popular culture organizations in a variety of capacities that include serving as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and is the North American New Correspondent for Comics Forum. She serves as Co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. In addition, she is the Editorials Manager for Fanbase Press, a Los Angeles-based independent publisher. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. Top
A community organizer and teacher, Maurice Broaddus’s work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He is the author of the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court, and the (upcoming) middle grade detective novel series, The Usual Suspects. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. His gaming work includes writing for the Marvel Super-Heroes, Leverage, and Firefly role-playing games as well as working as a consultant on Watch Dogs 2. Learn more about him at Top
Edward Bryant is a Nebula award-winning author that helped bolster The New Wave movement of science fiction. The ongoing theory that it was a severe neuro–chemical event that switched him from writing sizzling science fiction to mildly unsettling horror still hasn’t been overturned. Ed's written a few decades' worth of short fiction, non fiction, Hollywood stuff, and the occasional novel. He lives in Denver, where he's preparing, On the Road to Cinnabar, a huge retrospective of his life's work. Top
Jesse Bullington is the author of three weird historical novels: The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, The Enterprise of Death, and The Folly of the World. Under the pen name Alex Marshall he recently completed the Crimson Empire trilogy; the first book, A Crown for Cold Silver, was shortlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. He’s also the editor of the Shirley Jackson Award nominated Letters to Lovecraft, and co-editor (with Molly Tanzer) of Swords v. Cthulhu. His short fiction, reviews, and articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the LA Review of Books, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13, and VICE. News of his latest projects can be found at Top
Sabiha Burhan are a resident of New York, where they moved to after their family left Palestine. They are enrolled in CUNY where they are focusing on intersectionality within indigenous feminist studies. They have a passionate interest in all science fiction, particularly Arabfuturism. Top
Kenneth W. Cain is an author of horror and dark fiction, and a Splatterpunk Award nominated freelance editor and graphic designer. To date, he has written over one hundred short stories and thirteen novels/novellas, as well as a handful each of nonfiction pieces, books for children, and poems released by many publishers, such as Crystal Lake Publishing and JournalStone. He has also edited seven anthologies. Top
Paul Campion grew up in the 1980s on a steady diet of horror films. He worked in the film industry as a visual effects artist on iconic movie monsters such as the Balrog, Fellbeast and Shelob in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He directed the award-winning short films Night of the Hell Hamsters, Eel Girl and The Naughty List, all of which have screened at major genre film festivals around the world. His feature film directorial debut, The Devil’s Rock—a WWII occult horror movie, showcased makeup effects by Oscar-winning studio Weta Workshop and so much fake blood it permanently stained the floor of the set red. Paul is in post-production on his fourth short film, Back in Business, starring Matthew Kelly, and is in development on his second horror feature film. Top
Dustin Carpenter is an author, cinematographer, and IronMan Triathlete, but feels most at home in a good story. Currently, he is working on the second book in the Apollo Pentalogy series, The Mask of Andrean, as well as laying the groundwork for Natrola, a transmedia experience. Dustin works as a creative media generalist, and has been typesetting for just over a decade. He is the author of Azimuth Falls. Top
James Chambers received the Bram Stoker Award® for the graphic novel, Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe and is a three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee. He is the author of the collections On the Night Border, described by Booklist as “a haunting exploration of the space where the real world and nightmares collide,” and Resurrection House as well as the dark urban fantasy novella, Three Chords of Chaos. Publisher’s Weekly gave his Lovecraftian collection, The Engines of Sacrifice, a starred review and called it “...chillingly evocative.” He is also a trustee of the Horror Writers Association. His website is: Top
Selena Chambers writes fiction and non-fiction from the swampy depths of North Florida. Her most recent work has appeared in such publications as Literary Hub, Luna Luna Magazine, and Beautiful Bizarre, all with an emphasis on women creatives. She’s been nominated for several awards including the Hugo and two World Fantasy awards. Her most recent book includes the mostly Historical Weird short story collection, Calls for Submission (Pelekinesis). Learn more at:, on Twitter at @basbleuzombie. Top
JoAnn Chaney is a graduate of University of California, Riverside’s, Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Colorado with her family. She is also the author of What You Don’t Know, which was named one of Book Riot’s Best Mysteries of the year and longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger award. Visit her online at Top
Michael Cisco published these novels: The Divinity Student, The Golem, The Traitor, The Tyrant, The Great Lover, The Narrator, CELEBRANT, MEMBER, ANIMAL MONEY, and UNLANGUAGE...a short story collection called Secret Hours....and a novella called THE KNIFE DANCE. His short fiction has appeared in: The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Lovecraft Unbound, Black Wings, Blood and Other Cravings, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, THE WEIRD, The Grimscribe's Puppets, LACKINGTON'S, Postscripts to Darkness, Penumbrae, and Aickman's Heirs, among others. His scholarly work has appeared in Lovecraft Studies, The Weird Fiction Review, Iranian Studies, Lovecraft and Influence, and The Lovecraftian Poe. He has translated stories by Julio Cortazar, Marcel Bealu, and Alfonso Reyes. Top
Merit Clark writes the Jack Fariel detective series set in Denver. Killing Streak, the first book in the series, won the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Book Award and was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. Killing Innocence, book two in the series, is scheduled for a 2018 release. Top
Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman are award-winning folklorists, teachers, and writers. Together, they founded The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, teaching creative souls how to re-enchant their lives through folklore and fairy tales. Their fiction and poetry can be found in Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, Apex Magazine, Liminality, and others. Top
Kay Chronister is a Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy Award-nominated writer from Tucson, Arizona. Her fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, The Dark, and elsewhere; her first collection, Thin Places, was published by Undertow Publications in 2020. Top
The poems of David Davies explore the traditional-made-new, something he has lived as a first-generation immigrant to the USA. His writing has been published in Typishly Literary Journal, The Underwood Press, Rise Up Review, and Green Lantern Press, among others. He is a two-time winner of the King Edward Prize for youth poetry, and an active member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association of America.Top
K. Nicole Davis received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She loves living in, exploring, and writing Colorado. Top
The mission of Denver Horror Collective is to facilitate, celebrate, and inspire horror writers and artists throughout the greater Denver metroplex and Front Range Colorado communities. You can reach DHC at, at Denver Horror Collective on Facebook, @denver_horror on Twitter, and @denver_horror on Instagram or email us at Top
Nicholas Diak is a pop culture scholar, specializing in Italian genre cinema (particularly Eurospy films), the sword and sandal genre (esp. neo-peplum), post-industrial music, synthwave music, and H. P. Lovecraft. He has contributed essays and reviews to various academic anthologies, journals and online magazines. He is the editor of The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s and Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays both from McFarland. He holds an MA from the University of Washington and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. While part of the HWA, he co-created and co-chairs the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. His hobbies include watching films, video gaming (both retro and modern), pinup art and photography, tiki culture, cooking, cocktail making, and comic books. He lives in Orange, CA, with his girlfriend Michele Brittany (also a pop culture scholar) and their two cats, Cecily and Algernon. Top
Kevin Dilmore has teamed with author and best pal Dayton Ward for nearly twenty years on novels, shorter fiction and other writings chiefly in the Star Trek universe. As a senior writer for Hallmark Cards, Kevin has helped create books, Keepsake Ornaments, greeting cards and other products featuring characters from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Trek, Star Wars, and other properties. He is a content approver for the recent Rainbow Brite comics series by Dynamite Entertainment. A contributor to publications including The Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Star Trek Communicator, and Famous Monsters of Filmland, he lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Top
Catherine Dilts made her first fiction sale by murdering an annoying coworker in the short story “The Jolly Fat Man.” She found it such a satisfying experience, she went on to kill again. A 2017 Derringer Award finalist, Catherine is better known for lighter fare, including her Rock Shop Mystery series, and two books in the Secrets of the Castleton Manor Library series. In a recent Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine appearance, she tested the waters on the dark side of fiction with “Unrepentant Sinner.” Catherine’s day job in a factory as an environmental compliance specialist provides inspiration to keep writing, with the hope of eventual escape. Top
Hillary Dodge is an author, librarian, food literacy consultant, and educator. Her short fiction has been published in magazines, anthologies, and podcasts including Pseudopod, Space Squid, and Hellbound Books. She also writes nonfiction on a variety of topics, including technology, medical history, and food literacy. In 2016, she and her husband quit their jobs and relocated their family of three to South America where they spent two years overlanding in Chile and Argentina while researching and writing about food, culture, and the ghosts of South America. Connect with Hillary on Twitter or Facebook. Her website is You can also find her on Goodreads. Top
Betsy Dornbusch is the author of over a dozen short stories, three novellas, and four novels. Her most recent trilogy is The Books of the Seven Eyes. She lives in Colorado with her family. Top
Sean Eads is a reference librarian living in Denver, Colorado. His first novel, The Survivors, was a finalist for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award. His second novel, Lord Byron's Prophecy, will be released in October 2015 from Lethe Press. His short fiction has appeared in various anthologies, including Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (Prime Books), Kaleidoscope (12th Planet Press), and Equilibrium Overturned (Grey Matter Press). Besides writing, he enjoys playing golf and watching University of Kentucky basketball games. His favorite writers and influences include Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, and William Faulkner. Top
Les Edgerton is an ex-con, matriculating at Pendleton Reformatory in the sixties for burglary (plea-bargained down from multiple counts of burglary, armed robbery, strong-armed robbery and possession with intent). He was an outlaw for many years and was involved in shootouts, knifings, robberies, high-speed car chases, dealt and used drugs, was a pimp, worked for an escort service, starred in porn movies, was a gambler, served four years in the Navy, and had other misadventures. He’s since taken a vow of poverty (became a writer) with 21 books in print. Work of his has been nominated for or won: the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award (short story category), Derringer Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Jesse Jones Book Award, Spinetingler Magazine Award for Best Novel (Legends category), and the Violet Crown Book Award, among others. Screenplays of his have placed as a semifinalist in the Nicholl’s and as a finalist in the Best of Austin and Writer’s Guild’s competitions. He holds a B.A. from I.U. and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Top
Minister Faust is an award-winning novelist and an award-winning radio broadcaster. His novels include the cult-hit The Coyote Kings (2004) which helped drive the new wave of Africentric science fiction and fantasy, Shrinking the Heroes (originally published as From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain) that won the Kindred Award, and the celebrated book The Alchemists of Kush. He’s written for television, radio, advertising, education, the stage, and video games (Mass Effect 2 and Darkspore), and he’s currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel about Canada’s most famous cowboy. His podcast MF GALAXY( features interviews with writers in every form about the craft and business of writing. Top
Alec Ferrell is a recording artist, graphic designer, and multimedia producer based out of Durham, NC. Check out his work at Top
Keith Ferrell is the author of close to twenty books, fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Passing Judgment and the NYT Nonfiction Bestseller History Decoded (co-written with Brad Meltzer). His short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Black Mist, Millennium 3,000, Nightmares Unhinged, and other publications, under his own name and pseudonymously. He has published more than 2,000 articles, essays, and reviews in magazines, encyclopedias, and journals. As a speaker, Ferrell often addresses the relationship between technology and culture. He has appeared frequently on television and radio. Keith Ferrell currently lives, writes and farms on 35 acres in the hills of southern Virginia, and is engaged with an immense new novel as well as a large nonfiction project. From 1990-1996 Ferrell was Editor-in-Chief of OMNI Magazine. Top
Brent Friedman has more than 30 years of experience in entertainment across all platforms. In the early 2000s, Brent was a transmedia pioneer and has since become an expert in worldbuilding for multiple franchises including Halo, League of Legends, The Walking Dead and Batman. Brent has worked with nearly all the major U.S. studios and networks with a passionate focus on science fiction and fantasy, including series such as the Emmy-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Twilight Zone, Star Wars Rebels and the cult NBC series, Dark Skies he co-created. In features, Brent has written several H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, The Resurrected and Necronomicon, as well as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Top
Anastasia Garcia is a Mexican-American writer of horror and speculative fiction. Anastasia’s writing is featured in the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast, an anthology from Ghost Orchid Press, the Nottingham Horror Collective magazine, and Corvid Queen. In 2020, Anastasia was named a recipient of the Ladies of Horror Fiction writer’s grant. Originally from Texas, Anastasia now works at Instagram and lives in New York City with her partner and her cats. Follow her writing journey on Instagram @anastasiawrites or at Top
Jaym Gates is an author, editor, and communications specialist. She's had work published in Kaiju Rising, Heroes!, By Faerie Light, Goldfish Grimm, and more. She's also edited the anthologies War Stories, Genius Loci, Eclipse Phase: After the Fall, and Broken Time Blues. In her 'spare' time, she trains horses and practices Systema. She can be found on Twitter as @JaymGates. Top
Owl Goingback is the author of numerous novels, children’s book, screenplays, magazine articles, short stories, and comics. He is a three-time Bram Stoker Award Winner, receiving the award for Lifetime Achievement, Novel, and First Novel. He is also a Nebula Award Nominee, and a Storytelling World Awards Honor Recipient. His books include Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Tribal Screams, Eagle Feathers, and The Gift. In addition to writing under his own name, Owl has ghostwritten several books for Hollywood celebrities. Top
Maxwell I. Gold is a Rhysling Award nominated prose poet whose work has been featured in numerous publications and anthologies including Spectral Realms, Space and Time Magazine, Weirdbook Magazine, Startling Stories, and many others. Maxwell has published over 100 prose poems and short stories since 2017 focusing mostly on weird and cosmic fiction. His debut prose poetry collection, Oblivion in Flux, was recently released from Crystal Lake Publishing. Top
Orrin Grey is a skeleton who likes monsters and the author of a number of spooky books. His stories have been published in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, and he regularly writes about film for places like Signal Horizon and Unwinnable, to name just a few. You can find him online at Top
Warren Hammond is a Denver-based author known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series. By taking the best of classic detective noir, and reinventing it on a destitute colony world, Warren has created these uniquely dark tales of murder, corruption and redemption. KOP Killer won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, released in December of 2014. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy novel set in a science fictional world. Always eager to see new places, Warren has traveled extensively. Whether it’s wildlife viewing in exotic locales like Botswana and the Galapagos Islands, or trekking in the Himalayas, he's always up for a new adventure. Top
Sarah Hans is an award-winning writer, editor, and teacher. Her short stories have appeared in over twenty publications, but she's best known for the multicultural steampunk anthology Steampunk World, which appeared on io9, Boing Boing, Entertainment Weekly Online, and Humble Bundle, and also won the 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award for Best Fiction. You can read more of Sarah’s short stories in the collection Dead Girls Don’t Love, published by Dragon’s Roost Press, or on her Patreon for just $1/month at You can also find her on twitter at Top
Dion Harris was born in Carbondale, Illinois, and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is a self-taught artist and a member of the Crimson Daggers art community. His work has been seen in the comic book and gaming industries for several years and featured by Kingdom Games and Paizo. He strives to improve his skills with each image he creates. Top
Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of Death Wind, The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online. Top
Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning editor (formerly of Clarkesworld Magazine) and the author of the nonfiction book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded (Melville House). He has also written about popular culture for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, and NPR. With Josh Viola, he's the co-editor of the Hex Publishers anthology Cyber World. When not buried in words, Jason plays guitar in the post-punk band Weathered Statues. He lives in Denver. Top
Angie Hodapp has worked in language-arts education, publishing, professional writing, and editing for the better part of the last two decades. After completing her master’s thesis, a work of creative nonfiction, and leaving academia, she gave herself permission to write what she really wanted to write: speculative fiction and romance. Angie is currently the contracts and royalties manager at Nelson Literary Agency in Denver. She and her husband live in a renovated 1930s carriage house near the heart of the city and love collecting stamps in their passports. Top
Jamal Hodge is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and writer from Queens, NY, who has won over 80 awards with screenings at Tribecca Film Festival, Sundance, and the Cannes Short Film Corner. As a writer, Hodge is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the SFPA, being nominated for a 2021 & 2022 Rhysling Award for his poems "Fermi's Spaceship" and "Loving Venus," while placing second in the 2022 Dwarf Stars. His poetry is featured in the anthology Chiral Mad 5 alongside such legends as Stephen King and Linda D. Addison. His written work was featured in the historical all-Black issue of Star*Line (43.4), Space and Time Magazine, Hybrid: Misfits, Monsters & Other Phenomena, Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Savage Planets, and many others. Top
Chris Holm is the author of the Collector trilogy, which blends crime and fantasy, and the Michael Hendricks thrillers. His first Hendricks novel, THE KILLING KIND, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, and Strand Magazine’s #1 Book of 2015. It won the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel, and was also nominated for a Barry, a Lefty, and a Macavity. His second Hendricks novel, RED RIGHT HAND, is now available. Chris lives in Portland, Maine.Top
Akua Lezli Hope has won two Artists Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Ragdale U.S.-Africa Fellowship, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from The National Endowment for The Arts. She’s won scholarships for the Hurston Wright writers’ program and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. A Cave Canem fellow, she has been in print since 1974 with over 400 poems published. Top
Kat Howard is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror who lives and writes in New Hampshire. Her novella, The End of the Sentence, co-written with Maria Dahvana Headley, was one of NPR's best books of 2014, and her debut novel, Roses and Rot was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel. An Unkindness of Magicians was named a best book of 2017 by NPR, and won a 2018 Alex Award. Her short fiction collection, A Cathedral of Myth and Bone, will be released in September 2018, and collects work that has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, performed as part of Selected Shorts, and anthologized in year’s best and best of volumes, as well as new pieces original to the collection. She is currently writing Books of Magic for Vertigo Comics' Sandman Universe. Top
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He’s the author of Coyote Songs and Zero Saints, the book reviews editor for PANK Magazine, and a columnist for LitReactor and CLASH Media. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias. Top
Stuart Jennett is a visionary concept and comic book artist/writer who has worked across the entertainment industry ranging from Marvel comics to the Star Citizen game franchise which has raised over $400MM in funding and will help develop the inspirational images that imagine the Unioverse. Top
Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning author whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and poetry have been published around the world. His work has appeared in publications including Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Pod, Fiction River, and StarShip Sofa. He has written official Star Trek and Doctor Who fiction, as well as comics for DC Comics and others. Robert has won an International Book Award, a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and grand prize in Pocket Books' nationwide Strange New Worlds contest. Visit him online at and You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter. Top
Gary Jonas is the author of the Jonathan Shade fantasy series, which includes the novels Modern Sorcery, Acheron Highway, Dragon Gate, Anubis Nights, Sunset Specters, and Wizard's Nocturne. His other novels include One-Way Ticket to Midnight, and Pirates of the Outrigger Rift (co-authored with Bill D. Allen). He created the Night Marshal western vampire series, and wrote the first volume before turning it over to other authors. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines including Robert Bloch's Psychos, It Came from the Drive-In, Prom Night, 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, Sword and Sorceress VII, and many others. The best of his short fiction is collected in Quick Shots. As if that's not enough, he's also written screenplays, and has had a couple of them optioned in Hollywood. Top
Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen novels, six story collections, and, so far, one comic book. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award a few times. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels. Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado. Top
Trevor Jones was a writer and herpetologist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An expert in venomous snakes, Trevor did academic research as well as consulting work for the FBI. He enjoyed writing as a hobby but never took it seriously until his late twenties, when he began co-writing stories with noted children's author Nikki Barringer. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2016. "Straight to the Top" is his first published work. Top
Jimena Jurado was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, in 1991. She is the author of the poetry books Confín de Nadie (FEDEM, 2018) and Fungifuturismo (which will be published in 2021 by Ediciones El Transbordador, in Spain). She was also a participant in From the Contour, Morelos poetry anthology (Ediciones Simiente, 2019), a fellow in the Under the Volcano 2019 program and, currently, a beneficiary of the PECDA Morelos 2020-2021 program, in the poetry category. Her virtual skylight is The PoemTube, a channel where she reviews literature and disseminates poetry, and she is part of Librosb4tipos, a group that makes intellectual work by women more visible.Top
Starlene Justice been teaching geography for over 10 years—most recently, as a tenured faculty member at Norco College in southern California. As a geographer, it could be said that place is her area of expertise! In addition to her degrees in geography and social science, she also holds an MFA in creative writing. Her published works include pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and one article on historical geopolitics. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a plethora of cats, dogs, and other pets. Writing, traveling, hiking, and horses are a few of her great loves.Top
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. His books include The Perdition Score, The Everything Box, Metrophage, Butcher Bird, Dead Set, and the graphic novel ACCELERATE. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime” and is in development as a feature film. Top
Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Alien. Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Naughty List, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions. The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania. Top
Tyler Kirkham is a New York Times bestselling artist and comic book author. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel, and Image on titles such as Green Lantern, Tomb Raider, Transformers, Amazing Spiderman, X-Men, and Teen Titans. Top
Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Boneset & Feathers, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, Pretty Marys All in a Row, and The Invention of Ghosts. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vastarien, Tor's Nightfire, Black Static, The Dark, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, and LampLight, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at Top
A Colorado native, Sam Knight spent ten years in California’s wine country before returning to the Rockies. When asked if he misses California, he gets a wistful look in his eyes and replies he misses the green mountains in the winter, but he is glad to be back home. As well as having worked for at least three publishing companies, Sam is author of six children’s books, five short story collections, three novels, and over five dozen short stories, including two media tie-ins co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson: Wayward Pines: Aberration (Kindle Worlds, 2014), Of Monsters and Men, and Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (Titan, 2016). As a stay-at-home father, Sam attempts to be a full-time writer, but there are only so many hours left in a day after kids. Once upon a time, he was known to quote books the way some people quote movies, but now he claims having a family has made him forgetful, as a survival adaptation. Connect with Sam on Twitter or Facebook. You can also find him on Goodreads and Amazon. His website is Top
Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award finalist. His first novel King of Shards, was hailed as "majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness" from NPR Books. The second book in the Worldmender Trilogy, Queen of Static, will appear in Fall of 2016. His short fiction has appeared in many publications including Clarkesworld, Lightspeed,, Nightmare, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, Interzone, the anthologies Naked City, People of the Book, After, and many other markets. He co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in Manhattan with Ellen Datlow, is a long-time member of Altered Fluid, a Manhattan-based critique group, and is an amateur student of Yiddish. He can recite Blade Runner in its entirety from memory. Find him online at @mattkressel. Top
Tessa Kum used to work for the government, but got out. She still lives with fibromyalgia, and while hers is thankfully quite mild, her horizons are closer and the infrastructure of social support and welfare are not utopian. Her publication history is sporadic at best. She studies horticulture, keeps ornery little plants, and lives in Melbourne, Australia with a small, angry bird. Top
J.V. Kyle is the pen name for Keith Ferrell and Joshua Viola. Top
Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series. As of 2018, he has written 45 novels and published 30 short-story collections along with many chapbooks and comic-book adaptations. His stories have won ten Bram Stoker Awards®, a British Fantasy Award, an Edgar Award, a World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, a Sugarprize, a Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, a Spur Award, and a Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and several of his novels have been adapted to film. Top
Gerri Leen is a Pushcart- and Rhysling-nominated poet from Northern Virginia who's into horse racing, tea, collecting encaustic art and raku pottery, and making weird one-pan meals. She has poetry published in Strange Horizons, Dreams & Nightmares, Polu Texni, Liquid Imagination, and others. She also writes fiction in many genres (as Gerri Leen for speculative and mainstream, and Kim Strattford for romance) and is a member of HWA and SFWA. Visit to see what she's been up to. Top
Beyond his current career as a Creative Director of Video for TIDAL, Jonathan Lees has spent over twenty years championing filmmakers through his programming work with the New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, TromaDance, and now, Final Frame. He moonlights as a writer of horror stories but promises that he is not a horror himself ... sort of. Jonathan’s new story, “Persistence,” will be published in 2021 within the next volume of Michael Bailey’s acclaimed Chiral Mad series. Top
Mike Libby is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes sculptures, collages, and drawings using diverse materials, conceptual curiosity, and diligent craftsmanship. His work explores subjects of time, nature, memory, ecology, and autobiography via various hands-on fabrication methods specific to the pursuit of each work. He is largely known for INSECT LAB started in 1999, a sculptural series exploring natural history themes through the scale and subject of insects-gracefully retrofitting preserved specimens with mechanical hardware. Mike graduated from RISD with a degree in Sculpture in 1999, and has since attended the Vermont Studio Center, been artist-in-residence at the University of Maine at Orono, has exhibited through the Peabody Essex Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Shows, Smithsonian and Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, in private European galleries, at Robot Kingdom in Japan and in Australia through horticultural shop owners. Through Insect Lab he has worked with Neiman Marcus, Hasbro, Anthropologie, Edmund Scientific and Louis Vuitton as well as contributing content to The Steampunk Bible and book cover designs for Tachyon Publications, Hachette Publishing, Chronicle Books and an ongoing trophy design for the Science Fiction Writers of America, among other projects. His work is in collections worldwide. He works and lives in Southern Maine, biking, recycling and always making. You can view his work at: & Top
Aaron Lovett is a mixed-heritage Asian American artist and has been published by AfterShock Comics,, The Denver Post, and Spectrum Fantastic Art 22 &' 24. His Nightmares Unhinged (Hex Publishers) cover art was licensed by AMC for their hit TV show Fear the Walking Dead. He was the artist for the HWA’s StokerCon™ 2021 Souvenir Anthology. You can see his most recent work in Monster Train (Shiny Shoe and Good Shepherd Entertainment), which was a number one Global Top Seller on Steam and named Best Card Game of 2020 by PC Gamer. His art can be found in various other video games, books and comics. You can view his portfolio at He paints from a dark corner in Denver, Colorado. Top.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award®-winner, anthology editor, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was a Netflix original series. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action; and he writes for adults, teens and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Ink, Glimpse, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, The Wolfman, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, Mars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. His comics include Black Panther: DoomWar, The Punisher: Naked Kills and Bad Blood. His Rot & Ruin young adult novel was adapted into the #1 comic on Webtoon, and is being developed for film by Alcon Entertainment. He is a board member of the Horror Writers Association, the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and the editor of Weird Tales Magazine. He lives in San Diego, California. Find him online at Top.
Josh Malerman is the New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Goblin. He's also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show "Shameless." He lives in Michigan with the artist/musician Allison Laakko.. Top.
Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and Hexen Sabbath. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many other venues. Nick is also an anthologist; he co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-winning Haunted Legends with Ellen Datlow, the Locus Award nominee Hanzi Japan with Masumi Washington, and the hybrid cocktail recipe/fiction title Mixed Up with Molly Tanzer. Top.
Ben Matsuya is an illustrator, comic artist, but above all, a storyteller. From superheroes, to horror, to fantasy, his work reflects his broad sets of interests and experiences growing up in Southern California. His first big break was Jupiter Jet, an all-ages action-adventure comic by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson. And then he switched gears with Midnight Massacre, a semi-autobiographically horror comedy graphic novel. He is now exploring the exciting new space of Web comics with LOOM, a high-fantasy drama on WEBTOON. When he’s not drawing, he’s…well, he’s always drawing. Top.
Brian W. Matthews has published four novels and several short stories. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, as well as a member of the International Thriller Writers. He lives in southeast Michigan with his wife.Top.
Seanan McGuire is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award–winning Wayward Children series, the October Daye series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot. Top
Michael McKibben is a diverse artist with a passion for bringing still art to life. He was the art lead for Leviathan Games, working on such titles as The Bane of Yoto. He is also president of Killbot Entertainment, specializing in PlayStation 4 Themes. Top
Jennifer Melzer is a speculative fiction author, poet and editor from Northeast Pennsylvania. When she’s not writing or drawing blood from manuscripts with a red pen, she can be found vicariously heroing through pixelated avatars in a variety of different universes–because if she can’t save the world she lives in, why not practice saving others? Top
Juliana Spink Mills was born in England but spent most of her life in Brazil. Now she lives in Connecticut, where she writes science fiction and fantasy and has a soft spot for making her characters suffer. She is the author of the Blade Hunt Chronicles YA series, and has short stories published in several anthologies. Besides writing, Juliana works as a Portuguese/English translator and as a library assistant. You can find her online at Top
Jeremy Aaron Moore's artwork depicts impressions of the imagination. It spans multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, historical, sub-pop culture and fashion. His work is published in a variety of media, including books, games, comics, and music. It continues to garner recognition and has been accepted into highly prestigious publications such as Spectrum and Prime. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he spends his time painting in pixels from a quiet studio on Capitol Hill. Top
Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, about music and magic, won a Copper Cylinder Award. Gods of Jade and Shadow was the 2020 American Library Association Reading List winner in the Fantasy category and won the 2020 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Mexican Gothic won a Pacific Northwest Book Award and made many best of the year lists. She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters), and others. Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. She co-edited the horror magazine The Dark with Sean Wallace from 2017 to 2020. She’s a columnist for The Washington Post and reviews books for NPR. She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis can be read online and is titled “Magna Mater: Women and Eugenic Thought in the Work of H.P. Lovecraft.” Top
Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw editor and writer of speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of the chapbook Havoc in Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019). Her work has been featured in Room Magazine, Prairie Fire, and Eye to the Telescope, among others. A member of the Indigenous Editors Association, she writes, edits, reads tarot and hunts UFOs in K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia.Top
Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert. Her work was described by the American Library Association's Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror as "consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening", and Famous Monsters called her "one of the best writers in dark fiction today". She began her career in Hollywood, co-writing the cult favorite Meet the Hollowheads (on which she also served as Associate Producer), but soon made a successful transition into writing short works of horror. After appearing in dozens of anthologies and magazines, including The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Dark Delicacies, The Museum of Horrors, and Cemetery Dance, in 2010 her first novel, The Castle of Los Angeles, was published to critical acclaim, appearing on numerous "Best of the Year" lists. Her book The Halloween Encyclopedia (now in an expanded second edition) was described by Reference & Research Book News as "the most complete reference to the holiday available," and Lisa has been interviewed on The History Channel, the Discovery Channel's series Perfecting History, and in The Wall Street Journal as a Halloween authority. She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, a recipient of the Black Quill Award, and winner of the 2012 Grand Prize from the Halloween Book Festival, and her most recent releases are the novellas Smog (Double Down #2) and Summer's End (both from JournalStone Publishing). A lifelong Californian, she lives in North Hollywood, and can be found online at Top
Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer from Aotearoa-New Zealand (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows). A double Bram Stoker Award®-winner, her work includes the Taine McKenna Adventures, The Path of Ra series (with Dan Rabarts), and fiction collection, Grotesque: Monster Stories. The editor of eighteen anthologies, including Shirley Jackson Award-winner Black Cranes (with Geneve Flynn), she is co-founder of Young NZ Writers and of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers, HWA Mentor of the Year 2019, NZSA Honorary Literary Fellow, and Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow for 2021. Lee’s debut poetry collection, Tortured Willows, is forthcoming from Yuriko Publishing. Read more Top
AJ Nazzaro is a freelance illustrator and concept artist living in Denver Colorado. He is a lifelong gamer and has worked in the trading card and video game industry for almost ten years. After working with Wizards of the Coast on the game Kaijudo, he began creating artwork for Hearthstone including thirteen expansions and over sixty cards. AJ also contributes artwork to two other Blizzard Entertainment titles, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. Top
Jess Nevins is the author of numerous reference works on genre literature, including The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana (2005), The Pulps (2012), The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4,000 Year History of the Superhero (2017), The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes (2017), Horror Needs No Passport: The History of International Horror Literature in the 20th Century (2018), and A Chilling Age of Horror: How 20th Century Horror Changed The Genre (2020). When he pauses to catch his breath from writing, he is an academic librarian in suburban Houston. Top
Annie Neugebauer is a novelist, blogger, nationally award-winning poet, and two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story author with work appearing in more than a hundred publications, including Cemetery Dance, Apex, Black Static, and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror volumes 3, 4, and 5. She’s a columnist and writing instructor for LitReactor. She’s represented by Alec Shane of Writers House. You can visit her at Top
Chinelo Onwualu is a writer, editor and journalist living in Abuja, Nigeria. She is a graduate of the 2014 Clarion West Writers Workshop, which she attended as the recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship. She is editor and co-founder of, a magazine of African speculative fiction. Follow her on twitter @chineloonwualu. Top
An (pronounce it "On") Owomoyela is a neutrois author with a background in web development, linguistics, and weaving chain maille out of stainless steel fencing wire, whose fiction has appeared in a number of venues including Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Lightspeed, and a handful of Year's Bests. An's interests range from pulsars and Cepheid variables to gender studies and nonstandard pronouns, with a plethora of stops in-between. An can be found online at Top
John Palisano is the author of Dust of The Dead, Ghost Heart, Nerves, Starlight Drive: Four Halloween Tales, All That Withers and Night of 1,000 Beasts. He won the Bram Stoker Award© in short fiction in 2016 for “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”. More short stories have appeared in anthologies from Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales, Space & Time, PS Publishing, Independent Legions, DarkFuse, Crystal Lake, Terror Tales, Lovecraft eZine, Horror Library, Bizarro Pulp, Written Backwards, Dark Continents, Big Time Books, McFarland Press, Darkscribe, Dark House, Omnium Gatherum and more. Non-fiction pieces have appeared in Blumhouse, Fangoria, Backstreets and Dark Discoveries magazines. He is currently serving as the President of the Horror Writers Association and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and Vanity Fair magazine. Top
Gary Phillips has family roots in Texas near the Guadalupe River and in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, which is why he must keep writing to forestall his appointment at the crossroads – and that’s why he churns out novels, novellas, short stories, graphic novels and other stuff. He has essays upcoming in the nonfiction books Anatomy of Innocence, about exonerated prisoners, and in Radical and Backlash Pulp and Popular Fiction on forgotten writer Roosevelt Mallory of the infamous Holloway House. Top
Sarah Pinsker is the author of the 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Award winning story, "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind," and her short fiction has been nominated for Nebula Awards for three consecutive years. Her stories have appeared in Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Uncanny, Apex, and Lightspeed, and in anthologies including Long Hidden and Accessing the Future. She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels. A fourth is forthcoming. She lives with her wife and dog in Baltimore, Maryland. Find her on Twitter @sarahpinsker. Top
Gerardo Horacio Porcayo (1966, Cuernavaca, Mexico). He has a Master's degree in Iberoamerican Literature from the Universidad Ibero Puebla. Winner of many short story awards in Spanish, national and international. He is considered the introducer of Cyberpunk to Hispanic-American literature with the publication of his first novel La primera calle de la soledad (1993). He is also considered a fundamental figure inside Mexican Neogothic for his literary works in this genre. He has published twelve novels, three short story compilations and three sf anthologies. In 2018 he attended Worldcon 76 as a panelist, as a member of The Mexicanx Initiative. Top
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and won the Shirley Jackson Award (The Grimscribe’s Puppets 2013; editor for Superior Work in an Anthology). He was the 2017 recipient of the Robert Bloch Award at NecronomiCon Providence. His editorial work includes, Walk on the Weird Side, A Season in Carcosa, The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Cassilda’s Song, and The Madness of Dr. Caligari (which was nominated in 2017 for the Shirley Jackson Award, as editor). He has released four mixed-genre collections, a collection of King in Yellow tales, and two weird fiction novels. His fiction and poetry have appeared in many notable anthologies, including Autumn Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, Ellen Datlow’s The Year’s Best Horror, and Best Weird Fiction of the Year. His work has been praised by Thomas Ligotti, Laird Barron, Michael Cisco, Livia Llewellyn, Jeffery Thomas, Anna Tambour, and many other writers and editors. Joe can be found at: Top
Cameron E Quinn is an eccentric story spinster, whether as captain on the blustery deck of a ship or costumed in a school library. Cameron is at home in the varied landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and passionate about protecting wilderness the world over. To explore more of their creative projects, visit Top
Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches atop a hill in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200-plus fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She is an Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, and her first novel, Beasts of Tabat, is a Compton Crook Award finalist. Her 2016 fictions include Hearts of Tabat (novel, WordFire Press), Neither Here Nor Here (collection, Hydra House) and the updated edition of Creating an Online Presence for Writers. Top
Manuel Ramos is a retired lawyer and the author of eight published novels. His fiction has won the Colorado Book Award, the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, the Top Hand Award from the Colorado Authors League, three Honorable Mentions from the Latino International Book Awards, and others. His first novel, The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (1993), was a finalist for the Edgar® award from the Mystery Writers of America and won the Colorado Book Award in the Fiction category. His published works include Desperado: A Mile High Noir (2013), winner of the 2014 Colorado Book Award in the Mystery category, several short stories, poems, non-fiction articles and a handbook on Colorado landlord-tenant law, now in a sixth edition. He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to La Bloga, an award-winning Internet magazine devoted to Latino literature, culture, news, and opinion. His short story collection, The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories, was published in 2015. Top
Paul Graham Raven is, at time of writing, a postgraduate researcher in infrastructure futures and theory at the University of Sheffield, UK. He's also a writer, science fiction critic and essayist—with bylines at MIT Technology Review, ARC, BBC Science Focus, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others—and a consulting critical futurist. He lives a stone's throw from the site of the Battle of Orgreave in the company of a duplicitous cat, three guitars he can barely play, and sufficient books to constitute an insurance-invalidating fire hazard. Top
Sarah Read’s stories can be found in various places, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year vols 10 and 12. Her collection Out of Water is available from Trepidatio Publishing, as is her debut novel The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, both nominated for the Bram Stoker, This is Horror, and Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Orchard won the Stoker and the This Is Horror Award, and is available in Spanish as El Jardin del Tallador de Huesos, published by Dilatando Mentes, where it has been nominated for the Guillermo de Baskerville Award. You can find her @inkwellmonster or at Top
By day, Kathryn Reilly investigates the power of words and helps her students master grammar’s awesomeness. As a mythology nerd, she loves introducing classes to simply everything, and begins with Gaiman's American Gods. In the evenings, she’s reading retold myths and fairy tales when she isn’t breathing life into new ones herself. Her poems and stories appear in several anthologies; you can find her on Instagram @katecanwrite to see what’s coming next.Top
Alistair Rennie is author of the novel, BleakWarrior, and has published fantasy, horror and SF fiction, essays and poetry in The New Weird anthology, Weird Tales magazine, Electric Velocipede, Mythic Delirium, Pevnost, Weird Fiction Review, DOA III and more. He was born and grew up in the North of Scotland, has lived for ten years in Italy, and now lives in Edinburgh in the South of Scotland. He holds a first class Honours Degree in Literature from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Literature from the University of Edinburgh. He is a time-served Painter and Decorator and a veteran climber of numerous hills and mountains in the Western Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Italian Dolomites. He is also the creator of the dark arcane music project, Ruptured World. Top
Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), plus other major awards in the USA, France, Poland, Croatia, Catalonia, Spain, and Japan. Mike is the author of 78 novels, 10 books of non-fiction about science fiction, close to 300 stories, and 3 screenplays. He has edited 42 anthologies, and is currently the editor of Galaxy's Edge Magazine and the Stellar Guild line of books. He was Guest of Honor at the 2012 Worldcon. Top
Kat Richardson is the bestselling author of the Greywalker paranormal detective series, as well as a small tantrum of short fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories. She lives in Western Washington, and is an accomplished feeder of crows. Top
Wyeth Ridgeway has been at the forefront of game design and engineering for 30 years. With over 100 games to his credit, he has worked with dozens of major licenses including Pirates of the Caribbean, MLB, The Terminator, Lord of the Rings and South Park. Wyeth cofounded Leviathan Games in 1998, and has been CTO and President for two decades, forging first-party development relationships with Disney, Sony, EA, Activision, and most other top-tier publishers. Top
Julia Rios (they/them) is a queer, Latinx writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Latin American Literature Today, Lightspeed, and Goblin Fruit, among other places. Their editing work has won multiple awards including the Hugo Award. Julia is a co-host of This is Why We’re Like This, a podcast about the movies we watch in childhood that shape our lives, for better or for worse. They’ve narrated stories for Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders. They’re @omgjulia on Twitter.Top
Aaron Michael Ritchey is the author of The Never Prayer and Long Live the Suicide King, both winners in various contests. His latest novel, Elizabeth’s Midnight, is now available through Staccato Publishing. In shorter fiction, his G.I. Joe inspired novella was an Amazon bestseller in Kindle Worlds and his story, “The Dirges of Percival Lewand” was recommended for a Hugo. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two ancient goddesses of chaos posing as his daughters. Top
Betty Rocksteady creeps and crawls around a small town in Canada, watching 1920s cartoons and introducing herself to stray cats. Her fiction explores body horror, weird sex and trauma, diving into the deepest darkest places she can go. Her debut collection of short fiction In Dreams We Rot is a nightmarish dive into neurosis and as sickening as a fever dream. Her cosmic sex horror novella Writhing Skies was the winner of the This Is Horror Awards' Novella of the Year 2018. Find out more at or by following Betty Rocksteady on Facebook or Twitter. Top
Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author, creator, and creative services provider living in Long Beach, California with the best girl in the world and too many pets. Top
Nisi Shawl’s story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2009 and was nominated for that year’s World Fantasy Award. “The Mighty Phin” is a sequel to stories published in the anthologies So Long Been Dreaming and The Other Half of the Sky. Shawl is coauthor of Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, and co-editor of Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler. She also co-edited Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, to which she contributed a collaboration with Nalo Hopkinson, “Jamaica Ginger.” Her Belgian Congo steampunk novel Everfair was published by Tor in September 2016. Top
Delia Sherman’s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, most recently in Ellen Datlow’s Mad Hatters and March Hares, on and in Uncanny Magazine. A collection of her early short fiction, Young Woman in a Garden, was published by Small Beer Press. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching, editing, knitting, and cooking. She is currently spending a year in Paris, working on a Huge Historical Novel, but her home base is a rambling apartment in New York City with spouse Ellen Kushner and far too many pieces of paper. Top
Marge Simon lives in Ocala, FL, City of Trees with her husband, poet/writer Bruce Boston and the ghosts of two cats. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side. Marge’s works have appeared in Pedestal Magazine, Asimov’s, Crannog, Silver Blade, New Myths, Daily Science Fiction. She attends the ICFA annually as a guest poet/writer and is on the board of the Speculative Literary Foundation. A multiple Bram Stoker award winner, Marge is the second woman to be acknowledged by the SF &F Poetry Association with a Grand Master Award.
Angela Yuriko Smith is an award-winning American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, to find out more visit Top
Bret Smith retired from IBM after thirty-four years as a program manager. He’s a lifelong Star Trek fan and loves all things pop culture. He met his wife Jeanni Smith on a blind date while she was attending the University of Arizona for her BFA. They’ve been happily married for over thirty years, attending conventions together since the 1980s—their most beloved decade—including over fourteen San Diego Comic-Cons. They raised two artistic sons, Xander—a successful Hollywood artist, and Cameron—a multi-talented musician. Today, when Jeanni isn’t busy working as an antiques dealer, she and Bret are focused on their responsibilities as co-founders of the Colorado Festival of Horror.Top
Xander Smith began drawing as soon as he was old enough to pick up a pencil. Art has been his lifelong passion and led to studies at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Concept Design Academy in Los Angeles, eventually paving his way to a career in Hollywood as a concept artist. His father’s chance conversation with actress Heather Langenkamp at a Star Trek convention led to Xander’s first job with AFX Studio illustrating the Red Devil in Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. Since then, he’s developed concept art and costumes for five seasons of American Horror Story. Xander’s work has also appeared in the feature films The Greatest Showman, Aquaman and Godzilla vs. Kong. He has worked for 21st Century Fox, Alliance Studio, Ironhead Studio, Gentle Giant Studios, Jim Henson Studios, Studio ADI and Digital Domain. He is currently the lead artist at Neon Evolution. His website is Top
Christina Sng is the two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Dreamscapes and A Collection of Nightmares. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and have garnered many accolades, including the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Pushcart Prize, as well as honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year. Visit her at and connect @christinasng. Top
Becky Spratford [MLIS] is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog “RA for All”. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal. Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and recently completed the 3rd Edition. She is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter. Top
Jeanne C. Stein wears two writing hats. Under her own name, she writes the national bestselling Urban Fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles, and as S. J. Harper, she writes The Fallen Siren Series. Top
Mark Stevens is the son of two librarians and was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the suburbs of Boston and from Principia College in Illinois. He worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles; as a City Hall reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver; as a national field producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS) and as an education reporter for The Denver Post. After journalism, he worked in school public relations before starting his own public relations and strategic communications business. He lives in Denver with his wife and has two grown daughters. He is a Colorado Book Award finalist and the author of the Allison Coil Mystery series. Top
Molly Tanzer is the author of Creatures of Will and Temper and the forthcoming Creatures of Want and Ruin, out November 13, 2018. For more information about her critically acclaimed novels and short fiction, sign up for her newsletter at, or follow her @molly_the_tanz on Twitter or @molly_tanzer on Instagram. Top
Steve Rasnic Tem has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Awards for his work. Steve's new novel Blood Kin is a Southern Gothic/Horror blend of snake handling, ghosts, granny women, kudzu, and Melungeons. His previous novels are Deadfall Hotel, The Man On The Ceiling (with Melanie Tem), The Book of Days, Daughters (with Melanie Tem), and Excavation. His next novel, Ubo, a dark SF meditation on violence, will appear from Solaris in the Spring of 2016. Steve has published over 400 short stories. They've been collected in Ombres sur la Route, City Fishing, The Far Side of the Lake, In Concert (collaborations with Melanie Tem), Ugly Behavior, Onion Songs, Celestial Inventories, Twember, and this year's Here With The Shadows, a collection of traditionally-inspired ghostly fiction from Ireland's Swan River Press. In 2015 Centipede will publish a giant collection of the best of his uncollected horror: Out of the Dark: A Storybook of Horrors. Top
James R. Tuck has written many books and some even as Levi Black. He used to throw people out of bars for money and people buy his bullshit because he is charming. Top
Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. Her latest novels include a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, and its sequel, The Wild Dead. She's written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories, two of which have been finalists for the Hugo Award. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her at Top
Joshua Viola is a 2021 Splatterpunk Award nominee, Colorado Book Award winner, and editor of the StokerCon™ 2021 Souvenir Anthology. He is the co-author of the Denver Moon series with Warren Hammond. Their graphic novel, Denver Moon: Metamorphosis, was included on the 2018 Bram Stoker Award™ Preliminary Ballot. Viola edited the Denver Post #1 bestselling horror anthology Nightmares Unhinged, and co-edited Cyber World—named one of the best science fiction anthologies of 2016 by Barnes & Noble. His first novel, The Bane of Yoto, won the USA Best Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, International Book Awards, and Independent Publishers Book Awards. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including DOA III: Extreme Horror Anthology, Doorbells at Dusk and Classic Monsters Unleashed. In 2022, he became the creative director of comics and novelizations for Random Games’ videogame franchise, Unioverse, a new series from the creators of Grand Theft Auto and Donkey Kong Country, and the writers of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Halo 4. When he isn’t writing and editing, Viola dabbles in art. In 2020, he collaborated with his husband, Aaron Lovett, on AfterShock Comics’ Miskatonic #1 Cover Alpha Comics variant. As a video game artist, he worked on Pirates of the Caribbean: Call of the Kraken, Smurfs’ Grabber and TARGET: Terror. Viola is the owner and chief editor of Hex Publishers in Denver, Colorado. Top
Critically acclaimed author Tim Waggoner has published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He’s a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and has been a multiple finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Top
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly forty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies and he's written for publications such as NCO Journal, Kansas City Voices, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Star Trek Magazine and Star Trek Communicator as well as the websites,, and Though he lives in Kansas City with his wife and two daughters, Dayton is a Florida native and still maintains a torrid long-distance romance with his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Find him on the web at Top
John Wenzel is an award-winning reporter and critic for The Denver Post whose writing about comedy, film, books, music, video games and other pop-culture topics has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Atlantic and Vulture. He hails from Dayton, Ohio, where he grew up thinking about the Wright Brothers and Guided by Voices. Top
Carter Wilson is a USA Today best-selling author. He explores the personal depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark thrillers. His novels have received critical acclaim, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Carter's third novel, The Comfort of Black, is the winner of three literary awards, including the 2016 Colorado Book Award (Thriller). His fourth novel, Revelation, will be released in December 2016 by Oceanview. Carter lives outside of Boulder, Colorado, with his two children. Top
Christa Wojciechowski is an American dark fiction writer who lives in Panama. She is the author of the Sick series and the founder of the Writers' Mastermind. Christa’s stories have been featured in multiple publications and anthologies. She is crafting her first long fiction projects for release in 2022. Christa Wojciechowski is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She loves to play Chopin and sip Hendrick’s gin. When she is not reading or writing, she can be found rambling through the wilds of Panama with her two dogs or traveling with her dashing husband, Marco. Top
Jezze Wolfe is a poet and author who has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications, such as Smart Rhino’s Zippered Flesh trilogy and the Insidious Assassins anthology, Crystal Lake’s Shallow Waters anthology, Western Legends’ Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope, Space & Time Magazine, and Weird Tales Magazine. Her debut poetry collection, Monstrum Poetica, was published in 2021 by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Top
Alyssa Wong is a Nebula-, Shirley Jackson-, and World Fantasy Award-nominated author, shark aficionado, and 2013 graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons,, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, and Black Static, among others. She is an MFA candidate at North Carolina State University and a member of the Manhattan-based writing group Altered Fluid. Alyssa can be found on Twitter as @crashwong. Top
Dean Wyant is a forty-year resident of Colorado with a decade of retail bookselling experience and a deep network of author contacts. Nightmares Unhinged marks Dean's short fiction debut. Top
Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous venues such as Weird Tales, Nightmare Magazine, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8, as well as many others. Her Bram Stoker award-winning poetry collection, Brothel, earned a home with Raw Dog Screaming Press alongside Hysteria: A Collection of Madness, Mourning Jewelry, An Exorcism of Angels, Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare, and most recently, The Apocalyptic Mannequin. Her debut novel, The Eighth, is published with Dark Regions Press. Follow Wytovich on her blog at and on Twitter @SWytovich. Top
Isabel Yap writes fiction and poetry, works in the tech industry, and drinks tea. Born and raised in Manila, she has also lived in California, Tokyo, and London. In 2013 she attended the Clarion Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared on, Uncanny Magazine, Apex Magazine, Interfictions Online, and Nightmare Magazine, among other places. She is @visyap on Twitter. Top
Mercedes M. Yardley is a dark fantasist who wears red lipstick and poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and Nameless. She won the Bram Stoker Award for her story Little Dead Red and was a Bram Stoker Award nominee for her short story “Loving You Darkly” and the Arterial Bloom anthology. Mercedes lives and works in Las Vegas with her family and strange menagerie. You can find her at Top
Caroline Yoachim is the author of over a hundred published short stories, appearing in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Uncanny, among other places. A Hugo and three time Nebula Award finalist, her work has been reprinted in multiple year’s best anthologies and translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Czech. Caroline’s debut short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out in 2016. For more about Caroline, check out her website at Top
Jane Yolen's 400th book came out in March 2021, and almost ten more will be published by year's end. She writes in almost all genres, but is best known for her poetry, children's books, short stories, and novels. Her three children and so far two of her grandchildren are published writers as well. She has won many awards, from Nebulas to Massachusetts State Awards for her work. The statuettes and certificates fill her house. She teaches writing and mentors writers. Six New England colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates. She lives in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and St Andrews Scotland with her second Husband, a poet and educator. They are working on a book of poetry together.Top
Adrian Van Young is the author of The Man Who Noticed Everything, a collection of stories, and Shadows in Summerland, a novel. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as Lumina, The Collagist, Black Warrior Review, Conjunctions, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Slate, VICE, The Believer, and The New Yorker online. He received a Henfield Foundation Prize and has twice been nominated for the Puschart. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and has taught writing at Columbia, Boston College, and Grub Street Writers, among others. Currently, he teaches creative writing at Tulane. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Darcy and son Sebastian. Top
E. Lily Yu received the 2012 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards and can be found in a variety of publications, from Clarkesworld to McSweeney's Quarterly. Recent works appear in F&SF and Uncanny. Top
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is a Hugo- and Locus-award finalist who has published over fifty stories and one hundred essays, reviews, and interviews in professional markets. These include Analog, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Galaxy's Edge, Nature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Locus,, Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cyber World, Nox Pareidolia, Multiverses: An Anthology of Alternate Realities, and many others. Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg was published in 2016. Alvaro’s debut novel, Equimedian, and his book of interviews, Being Michael Swanwick, are both forthcoming in 2023. Top