James E. Guin’s fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Black Ice Magazine Vol. 1, Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine, Jerry Jazz Musician, Daily Science Fiction, , T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog, and The Story Shack. He received an Honorable Mention in the 2nd Quarter of the 2014 L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest and second place in Jenny Magazine Speculative Fiction Contest 008. For more information about James E. Guin please visit jameseguin.wordpress.com
Tris Matthews is a London boy (in an achy man's body) who lives in a rapidly developing borough. A natural pessimist, he takes deliberate pleasure in forcing himself to imagine how the future could be bright. He has had a career that skirts around both wordy, artsy stuff and formal science, and is now happily working for a science publishing company. He also loves to read and write sci-fi.
Austine Osas is a Nigerian, an executive of Peda Studio, creator of the kickstarter backed Chronicles of the New Born and co-organizer of the Lagos Comic Con 2016, whose writings has appeared on Africa.com, Africanwriter.com and Kalahari Review. You can catch him trekking the landscape of Lagos and Abuja documenting the lives of everyday people through his lenses.
D.J. Rozell has wandered around the world of engineering and science for many years and is now a professional dilettante (or a polymath, if you ask his mom). He writes mostly non-fiction and some science fiction in NY and can be found on Twitter @djrozell.
Ditrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. Bowie professionally reviews books for IndieReader and teaches English to non-native speakers around the globe. Her debut novel, Fillius Glint, ranked in the top 10% indie books that Kirkus Reviews read in 2017.
A classically trained pianist, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.
She also has a pet dragon. Bearded dragon, that is.
Fanni Sütő writes poetry, short stories and a growing number of novels-in-progress. She publishes in English and Hungarian and finds inspiration in reading, paintings and music. She writes about everything which comes in her way or goes bump in the night. She tries to find the magical in the everyday and likes to spy on the secret life of cities and their inhabitants.
Previous publications include: The Casket of Fictional Delights, Tincture Journal, Enchanted Conversation. Fundead Publications.
Zoltán Komor was born in June 14, 1986. He lives in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary. He writes surreal short stories and published in several literary magazines (Horror, Sleaze and Trash; Drabblecast; The Phantom Drift; Gone Lawn; Bizarro Central; Bizarrocast; Thrice Fiction Magazine; The Missing Slate; The Gap-Toothed Madness; Wilderness House Literary Review; Kafka Review, etc.) His first English book, titled Flamingos in the Ashtray: 25 Bizarro Short Stories, was released by Burning Bulb Publishing in 2014, his second English book, titled Tumour-djinn was released by MorbidbookS in the same year, and his third collection, Turdmummy was released by StrangeHouse Books in 2016.
Andrea Pusztai (1975) got her degree in Philosophy from the University of Szeged, but her true passion is history. Her main focus is the early Middle Ages, the historical interactions between Byzantium and Hungary, but she is also interested in plague epidemics, witch trials and the roles and lives of women and religions through the course of history. She also writes fantasy and when it comes to short stories, she enjoys venturing into sci-fi and more mystical topics.
The Door was translated by Fanni Sütő.
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
Never cheat an assassin.
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.
First appeared on Perihelion SF, March 2017.
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.