Susan Jane Bigelow is a fiction writer, political columnist, and librarian. She mainly writes science fiction and fantasy novels. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine’s “Queers Destroy Science Fiction” issue, and the Lambda Award-winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, among others. She is the author of the Extrahuman Union series, published by Book Smugglers Publishing. She lives with her wife in northern Connecticut, and is probably currently at the bottom of a pile of cats.
Autumn Brown is a mother, social justice activist, theologian, artist, and facilitator. Her writing has been previously published in Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (AK Press 2015), Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press 2016), and The James Franco Review. She is a core member of the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance (AORTA). A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she also studied at Oxford University and the General Theological Seminary of New York. She lives in Avon, Minnesota, with her partner, children, dog, and wildlife. www.iambrown.org
Tara Campbell (www.taracampbell.com) is a Washington, D.C.-based writer of crossover sci-fi. With a BA in English and an MA in German Language and Literature, she has a demonstrated aversion to money and power. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Barrelhouse, Punchnel's, Toasted Cake Podcast, Luna Station Quarterly, Up Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers, T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog, Master's Review, and Queen Mob's Teahouse.
Sossity Chiricuzio is a queer femme outlaw poet, a working class storyteller. What her friends’ parents often referred to as a bad influence, and possibly still do. A 2015 Lambda Fellow, her work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies including Adrienne, Glitterwolf, NANO, Glitter & Grit, MashStories, Vine Leaves, and Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care. You can find her online @sossitywrites.
Jakob Drud lives and writes in Denmark, where he writes advertising copy because it’s necessary to eat, and science fiction and fantasy because it’s necessary to dream. His short fiction has appeared in various magazines, such as Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and AE Scifi.
Robin Wyatt Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles.
Maggie ‘Eighteen’ Téllez. A hybrid mestiza cyborg and Philadelphia native, EIGHTEEN writes and performs speculative fiction about bodies/objectification, intimacy/class, neighborhood/land/community, and the violence in relying on binaries to order the world. A founding member of METROPOLARITY sci-fi collective, Eighteen is frustrated/pissed with institutional distinction, empire and white supremacy, and fixed rather than fluid treatment of language and identity. They consider the spoken and written word handy and inexpensive tools for deconstructing oppressive world-ordering narratives. They have appeared alongside METROPOLARITY in the Philadelphia City Paper, Vox Populi’s AUX space, New York’s New Museum and Recess Gallery, to name a few places. Their work has been assigned alongside LeGuin and Butler in University of Penn English department classrooms and lord knows where else. In 2014, they were a co-organizer of the Allied Media Conference’s Liberation Technologies: Sci-Fi for World Building & Survivial programming track. They are a recipient of the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award (2015), Art & Change Grant (2014), and featured reader in the 2015 Trans Literary Salon. You can find them in various portals on the net @cyborgmemoirs.
Larissa Glasser is a librarian and SF writer from Boston. She has previously published nonfiction and reviews in Harvard Review, The Boston Phoenix, and Maelstrom. She co-founded the Witching Metal band Hekseri (http://hekseri.net) and is a Member at Large of Broad Universe (https://broaduniverse.org). She’s on Twitter @larissaeglasser and blogs at https://larissaglasser.com.
Peter Hagelslag is a retired sailor who now works for an offshore company in the Black Sea. At day he maintains equipment, at night he tries to maintain his wild imagination. His stories have been published in Apex Digest, Premonitions, and Rudy Rucker’s Flurb; and the anthologies New Writings in the Fantastic, Blurring the Line, and the multiple award-winning Qualia Nous.
K. Tait Jarboe (Kelsey) is an artist from Massachusetts. Their other work can be found on their website, toomanyfeelings.com.
Miracle Jones is a very private person. He is a Sagittarius. He is from Texas.
Rahul Kanakia’s first book, a contemporary young adult novel called Enter Title Here, is coming out from Disney-Hyperion. Additionally, his stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Apex, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, The Indiana Review, and Nature. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a BA in Economics from Stanford, and he used to work in the field of international development. Originally from Washington, D.C., Rahul now lives in Berkeley. If you want to know more, you can visit his blog at http://www.blotter-paper.com or follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rahkan.
Keffy R. M. Kehrli is a science fiction and fantasy writer, editor, and podcaster currently located on Long Island, NY, where he is working toward a PhD in Genetics. His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Apex, and Uncanny, as well as in anthologies such as Clockwork Phoenix 5. In 2015, he launched GlitterShip, (http://www.glittership.com) which is a podcast that presents audio versions of LGBTQ science fiction and fantasy short stories. You can find more about him at http://www.keffy.com or @Keffy on Twitter.
Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, she has had her work appear in several print and online magazines, including the Other Half of the Sky anthology, Daily Science Fiction, Space and Time Magazine, the Triangulation: Morning After anthology, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She is currently working on her first novel, and in her free time she reads slush for ASIM. Visit her at: http://www.christinlucas.com/
Ras Mashramani was born to two dads: Dial-up and Exhibitionism. She believes in the coming cultural dominance of the Southern California Creep Aesthetic. She came up in rental units, jerk chicken patties, date palms, and survival horror video games. She lives in a third floor apartment as a Goth Pupa in West Philadelphia. She is a founding member of the Corner Store Sci Fi Arts Collective, Metropolarity. Her name is a celebration, she is a job well done. @ANTI_GYAL // METROPOLARITY.NET
Dennis Mombauer, born 1984, grew up along the Rhine and today lives and works in Cologne. He writes short stories and novels in German and English and is co-publisher and editor of a German magazine for experimental fiction, Die Novelle—Zeitschrift für Experimentelles (http://dienovelle.blogspot.de/). Recent or upcoming English publications in magazines and anthologies include Plasma Frequency, Geminid Press’s Night Lights anthology, Nebula Rift, SQ Mag, and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly.
Morgan M. Page is a trans writer and artist in Montréal. Her work has been published in Plenitude Magazine, Feministing.com, and Tits and Sass, as well as in anthologies such as Best Sex Writing vol. 1 (Cleis Press) and Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse (Exile Editions). She was a 2014 Lambda Literary Fellow. Odofemi.com.
Kenneth Schneyer. At various times, Kenneth Schneyer has worked as an actor, a corporate lawyer, a dishwasher, an IT project manager, a file clerk, and the assistant dean of a technology school. In 2014, he was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and the Sturgeon Award; that same year, Stillpoint Digital Press released his first collection, The Law & the Heart. His short fiction appears in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, the Clockwork Phoenix series, all three Escape Artists podcasts, and elsewhere. A proud member of the Clarion Class of 2009, he currently works with both the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop and Codex Writers. Born in Detroit, he now lives in Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, one actor, and something with fangs.
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. She was Guest of Honor at WisCon 35 in 2011, and at the Science Fiction Research Association’s convention in 2013. 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.” “White Dawn” is the third and final in a trilogy of short stories beginning with “Black Betty” and “Red Matty.” Shawl’s Belgian Congo steampunk novel Everfair is due out from Tor in September 2016.
Eugene Soukharnikov is an author of modern fiction. Born in Leningrad, then USSR, he is a dual US and Russian national residing with two kids and two pet rabbits on the southernmost border of the Czech Republic, 45 miles from Vienna, Austria and just over 250 miles from Prague. He is the author of the Porcelain Doll, his first novel in Russian that will be published in 2016 and of over two dozen short stories. He studied art, history, and political science, published political commentaries as well as a number of essays.
M. Darusha Wehm is the three-time Parsec Award-shortlisted author of five published science fiction novels, most recently Children of Arkadia (Bundoran Press). Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in many venues, including Escape Pod, Mothership Zeta, and several anthologies. Writing as Darusha Wehm (without the M.) she is the author of the Devi Jones’ Locker series and is the editor of the crime and mystery magazine Plan B. She is originally from Canada but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending several years traveling at sea on her sailboat. For more information, visit http://darusha.ca.