L.M. Myles is a Scottish writer, editor, and podcaster. She co–edited the Hugo Award–nominated anthology Chicks Unravel Time and Companion Piece. She’s written for Doctor Who in prose and on audio, most recently in The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who; and she’s a co–host of the Hugo Award–nominated podcast Verity! and the Blake’s 7 podcast Down and Safe.
Mari Ness is not quite as obsessed with myth and fairy tale as her work might suggest. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including Tor.com, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Apex Magazine, Fireside, Daily Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons, and her poetry novella, Through Immortal Shadows Singing, was recently released by Papaveria Press. For more, check out her webpage at marikness.wordpress.com, or follow her on Twitter @mari_ness.
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series and the Nebula-winning novel Uprooted, a fantasy influenced by the Polish fairy tales of her childhood. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own. Her latest novel, Spinning Silver, will be published in July 2018.
Brandon O’Brien is a performance poet and writer from Trinidad. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing and the 2014 and 2015 Small Axe Literary Competitions, and is published in Strange Horizons, Reckoning, and New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean, among others. He is also a performing artist with The 2 Cents Movement, and the poetry editor of FIYAH Literary Magazine.
Chinelo Onwualu is an editorial consultant living in Abuja, Nigeria. She is editor and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African speculative fiction, and chief spokesperson for the African Science Fiction Society. Her writing has appeared in several places, including Strange Horizons, The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, and Ideomancer. She has been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Awards, the Nommo Awards, and the Short Story Day Africa Award. Find her on her website at: www.chineloonwualu.me or follow her on Twitter @chineloonwualu.
What if you could re–live the experience of reading a book (or watching a show) for the first time? Mark Oshiro provides just such a thing on a daily basis on Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter a fictional world for the first time. He mixes textual analysis, confessional blogging, and humor to analyze fiction that usually makes him cry and yell on camera. All of this earned Mark a Hugo Award nomination in the Fan Writer category in 2013 and 2014, and he has no plans on stopping. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co–editor of Speculative Fiction 2015. He is the President of Con or Bust, a non–profit that helps fans of color attend SFF conventions. His first novel, a YA contemporary about police brutality, is in need of an agent and will make you feel lots of things. His life goal: to pet every dog in the world.
Dominik Parisien is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of the forthcoming Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. He also edited the Aurora Award-nominated Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is a disabled, French Canadian living in Toronto.
Diana M. Pho is an editor at Tor Books and blogs for Tor.com. She is also a published scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk under the moniker Ay-leen the Peacemaker. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional speaker about social justice issues and fandom. Her most recent publications include participating in Invisible 2, edited by Jim. C. Hines, and a forthcoming article in Like Clockwork, edited by Professors Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser. You can follow her on Tumblr and Twitter.
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Sarah Pinsker is the author of the 2015 Nebula Award-winning novelette “Our Lady of the Open Road.” Her five other Nebula-nominated works include 2017 Uncanny novella “And Then There Were (N-One).” Her novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind” was the 2014 Sturgeon Award winner and a 2013 Nebula finalist. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Uncanny, among others, as well as numerous anthologies and year’s bests. She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums on various independent labels and a fourth forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her wife and dog. She can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and on Twitter as @sarahpinsker.