Kristian Macaron resides in Albuquerque, NM, a land full of treasures, but is often elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook collection is titled, Storm. Other prose and poetry publications can be found in The Night Heron Barks, The Mantle Poetry, Luna Luna Magazine, Solstice Literary Magazine, Rust + Moth, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, and others. She is a co-founding editor of the literary journal, Manzano Mountain Review. View her work and updates at Kristianmacaron.com
Jennifer Mace is a queer Brit who roams the Pacific Northwest in search of tea and interesting plant life. A two-time Hugo-finalist podcaster for her work with Be The Serpent, she writes about strange magic and the cracks that form in society. Her short fiction has appeared in Cast of Wonders and the anthology Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger, while her poetry may be found in Liminality. Her anthology Silk & Steel: An Adventure Anthology of Queer Ladies, with co-editors Janine Southard and Django Wexler, is forthcoming from Cantina Press. Find her online at www.englishmace.com.
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.
Writer, singer, artist. Evan sings and writes in Gàidhlig and in English. You can find their bilingual fiction at Tor.com, in Steall Magazine (summer 2020), and Uncanny Magazine (summer 2020), with poetry in Poets’ Republic and elsewhere. Evan sings with the Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association, the Alba Choir, and Fuaran. They live in Partick with two cats and dreams galore.
Toby MacNutt is an author, artist, and teacher who lives in Burlington, Vermont with their partner and service dog. Toby’s poetry has recently been published in such magazines as Enby Life, Arsenika, and Twisted Moon; their debut collection If Not Skin was released in spring 2018 from Aqueduct Press. Find out more about Toby’s work at tobymacnutt.com or say hi on Twitter @tobywm.
Nilah Magruder is based in Western Maryland. She is the author of M.F.K., a middle-grade graphic novel and winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and How to Find a Fox, a picture book. She has published short stories in Fireside Magazine and the anthology All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages. Nilah has also written for Marvel Comics, illustrated children’s books for Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, and Penguin, and worked as a writer and storyboard artist in television animation. When she is not working, Nilah is watching movies, growing herbs, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.
Lee Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as Tor.com, Clarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Lee has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.
Simbo, Olumide Manuel is a Pushcart-nominated poet, an environmentalist, and a biology teacher from Nigeria. His micro chapbook, Half-miracles, is one of the forthcoming chapbooks in Ghost City Review 2022 Summer series. His poetry has been published/forthcoming in Twyckenham Notes, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Agbowó Magazine, Magma Poetry, Sublunary Review, Gigantic Sequins, Isele Magazine, Muse Pie Press, Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere.