Chris Kelso is an award-winning genre writer, editor, and illustrator from Scotland. His short stories and articles have appeared in magazines and journals across the UK, US, and Canada, including Antipodean-SF, Lovecraft ezine, Daily Science Fiction, SF Signal, Dark Discoveries, Pantheon, Evergreen Review, Sensitive Skin, Shoreline of Infinity, The Airgonaut, New Coin, Verbicide and many more. His work has been translated into French and he is the two-time winner of the Ginger Nuts of Horror Novel of the Year (in 2016 for 'Unger House Radicals’ and in 2017 for its sequel 'Shrapnel Apartments').’The Black Dog Eats the City’ made Weird Fiction Reviews Best of 2014 list.
Donald Carrick is a writer and public speaker from Glasgow, Scotland and he is currently based out of the city of Edinburgh. He has previously collaborated with Max Taylor and 600 Second Saga contributor Andrew Milne on the science fiction short fiction collection 'Tales of the Verse' and has delivered several lectures for the charity organisation 'The Ragged University'. You can hear him fortnightly on the film review podcast 'Two Friends Watch'.
His writing is mainly focused on the genres of science fiction and horror. His first novel, solo short fiction collection and comic book series remain, for now, works in progress.
Olga Werby, Ed.D., has a Doctorate from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on designing online learning experiences. She has a Master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in Education of Math, Science, and Technology. She has been creating computer-based projects since 1981 with organizations such as NASA (where she worked on the Pioneer Venus project), Addison-Wesley, and the Princeton Review. Olga has a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Astrophysics from Columbia University. She became an accidental science fiction indie writer about a decade ago, with her first book, “Suddenly Paris,” which was based on then fairly novel idea of virtual universes. She writes about characters that rarely get represented in science fiction stories — homeless kids, refugees, handicapped, autistic individuals — the social underdogs of our world. Her stories are based in real science, which is admittedly stretched to the very limit of possible.
Simon Kewin is the author of over 100 published short and flash stories. His works have appeared in Analog, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss and Apex and many more. He lives in England with his wife and their daughters. He has recently completed the third volume in his Cloven Land fantasy trilogy. Find him at simonkewin.co.uk.
A. Katherine Black is a writer on some days and an audiologist on others. She lives in Maryland with her family, their cats and her coffee machines. Her stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, Farther Stars Than These, and others. Her thoughts occasionally land at flywithpigs.com. Find her on twitter @akatherineblack
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Hailing from Canada, Kim spends most her time either studying, fencing on her school’s varsity team or working, and writes in her spare time, both in French and English, though most of her published work is in French. Her genre of predilection is fantasy, both for writing and for the media she consumes, though she has dabbled in science fiction. She mostly writes short stories though she has hopes of one day finishing the novel she has been working on, which Aurelius originally comes from. She harbours love for anything related to creativity, from music to tattoos, without forgetting 50s fashion.
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Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Find more on his blog: https://eddiedmoore.wordpress.com/.
Munib is a paediatrician, medical editor, writer and runner. He lives in Yorkshire where he is trying to tame a wild imagination.
Nyla Bright writes in Seven Hills, Ohio. She is a member of several local writing groups including The Cajun Sushi Hamsters from Hell and The Gentle Ladies Adventure Society & Liquor Adjacent Debate Club. Her Bachelors in English Literature and Masters of Science in Management Information Systems come in handy when wrangling her human son, real dog, live cat, non-robotic turtle, and cyber-enhancement-free husband. She owns two dead Roombas, a dead Furby, and a nearly dead HootBot. She swears she is not a serial robot murderer.
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Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Recent stories in Helios Quarterly Magazine, Not One of Us, Third Flatiron, and others. Finalist in The Canopus 100 Year Starship Awards 2016-2017.
Russ Bickerstaff is a professional theatre critic and aspiring author living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and two daughters. His short fictions have appeared in over 30 different publications including Hypertext Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine, Sein und Werden, and Theme of Absence.
Since birth he has been, in one way or the other, involved with both writing and reading. Firstly, he drew simple, childish comic-books, with heavy dialog, before dwelling deeper into the matter of putting pen to paper, discovering world of books and writing on a different level. Around 16 he made his first steps into the world of short stories. Gradually, it gripped him to the point where his job choice was based on how much time it could offer to the writing part of his day. Until, finally, after period of rejections his first short story was officially accepted and published.
Jaslyn Heaphy is a queer femme from New Zealand. She is co-host of High Expectations Podcast, which about relationships, pop culture, friendship, films, books, sex positivity, music, and whatever they feel like talking about!. She is also a standup comedian, pun battle champion, zine maker, and a bullet journal enthusiast.When she’s not being creative she can be found on a bicycle or enjoying pizza. She has always had a fascination with time travel, space travel, and parallel universes. Any time they combine with her other love of cheesy rom coms, she is happy.
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Liam Burke is a horror/sci-fi independent author. He is a father of one, and a husband of another. He currently works in the IT industry, studies Bujinkan Budo-Taijitsu, and enjoys several types of LARP. He has several novellas, which are collections of short stories.
His most recent release is Tom’s Adventure, a faerie tale with illustrations about concepts, and how we shape them.He will be releasing a longer fairy tale with illustrations in the next coming weeks.
Ellen is a pagan with a passion for vampires, folklore and the supernatural. She has a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Bath Spa University and based her dissertation on vampires as society’s scapegoats throughout the monstrous centuries. By day she writes for websites. By night she blogs about everything from crystals to coffee and works on herself and her novels.
Jennifer Flath lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her family and her cats. The land of rain and mountains and moss and rivers and oceans is constant fodder for her writing. Her first love is a young adult fantasy series called The Black Pearl. She’s self-published the first two books in the series so far (along with their companion short stories) and is working on a third. As a writer, she loves to take serious things lightly and light things seriously. In her past life, she was an elementary school teacher, so she has a particular fondness for the antics of young people.
Nick lives at the Jersey Shore and works as an IT Systems Administrator. He spends his few free minutes writing short science fiction and fantasy stories.
Equanimous Rex is a writer, podcaster, and esotericist.
He is the creator of The Witch-Doctor serial fiction podcast, which is a part of the Fallen Cycle mythos, a collaborative transmedia universe.
Additionally, he currently writes non-fiction articles for the websites Disinformation and Modern Mythology.
Cameron is currently brushing up on his Japanese for an upcoming teaching interview and wrote this to procrastinate when he really should have been hitting the books. In his spare time he jams out on his guitar, reads, enjoys killing his friend’s characters as a merciless Dungeon Master, and occasionally volunteers as a grief counsellor. He has written two horrendous novels that will never see the light of day, but is currently seeking representation for his comedy fantasy which his test readers adored (and he is sure that they are in no way biased…). He is sorely out of touch with his generation and has only just joined social media. Say hi on twitter @TheWorstAuthor.
Andrew Milne is a 2012 graduate of the University of Dundee with a degree in English Literature and Politics, currently living and working in Shrewsbury, England. By turns a blogger, a critic and a podcaster in his free time, he is also a lifelong popular-science and science-fiction addict and determined to make his mark on the genre. He has had short stories published in Silver Blade, 600 Second Saga and Massacre Magazine, and is now working on his debut novel, “A White Scar across the Firmament.”