Dominik Parisien is a writer, editor, and poet. He is the author of the poetry chapbook We, Old Young Ones, and his recent work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, The Humber Literary Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, and various other places. He is also the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Mythic Dream, Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood, and Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.
Diana M. Pho is a Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing. She’s also an academic scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. In the steampunk community, she is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional speaker about social justice issues and fandom, and she has been interviewed for many media outlets, including CBS’s Inside Edition, MSN.com, BBC America, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel.
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Sarah Pinsker’s fiction has won the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards, and she has been a finalist for the Hugo and other awards. Her stories have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese, among other languages. Her first collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Small Beer Press) was published in March 2019, and her first novel, Song For A New Day (Berkley), will be published September 2019. She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums and another forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore with her wife and dog.
Tim Pratt is the author of more than 20 novels, most recently the Axiom space opera series, including Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Wrong Stars, The Dreaming Stars, and forthcoming third volume The Forbidden Stars. He’s a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and has been a finalist for Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Mythopoeic, Stoker, and other awards. His collection Miracles & Marvels is coming this fall. He tweets incessantly (@timpratt) and publishes a new story every month for patrons at patreon.com/timpratt.
Ace currently lives and works in Oakland, CA with her fiancé, Derek, and their pack of wild beasts. She lives with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, and mast cell activation syndrome, all of which make for a particularly rebellious meatcage.
Ace writes about disability inclusion and representation and has bylines at io9, Huffington Post, Self Magazine, Bustle, and Bitch Media. She’s been featured in an Upworthy video which garnered more than 1.8 million views. Ace’s essay “Who Gets to Say #MeToo?” was published in Fireside Fiction‘s Fireside Quarterly July 2018 edition. Ace’s essay “Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” appeared as part of Uncanny Magazine‘s Kickstarter campaign for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Her poetry has been published in Breath & Shadow. Her short story, “The Ritual,” appeared in Phobos Magazine. She was a panelist at Worldcon 76. Ace’s voice as a disability activist has also been featured in The Economist, The Guardian, and Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds, and she’s gettin’ pretty good at podcasts.
When not freelancing, Ace is also the co-owner of Ace is the co-owner of Harper’s Promise, an in-home pet euthanasia, hospice and palliative care company. You can find link to her work at stayweirdbekind.com and she tweets @mortuaryreport.
Nicasio Andres Reed is a Filipino-American writer, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Shimmer. Nico has gone back and forth between the United States and the Philippines over the years, and is currently pursuing an MA in creative writing at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Find him on Twitter @NicasioSilang.
Julia Rios is a writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, and Goblin Fruit. Currently the Fiction Editor for Fireside Magazine, she won the Hugo award in 2017 as Poetry and Reprint editor for Uncanny Magazine, and was a Hugo finalist as a Senior Fiction Editor for Strange Horizons. She is a co-host of The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a general SF discussion podcast, and Walkthrough, a discussion of exercise and geekery with Amal El-Mohtar and Layla Al-Bedawi. She has narrated stories for Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders.
Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her short fiction has also been a finalist for the Sturgeon, Locus and World Fantasy awards. Her novel Trail of Lightning was selected as an Amazon, B&N, Library Journal, and NRP Best Books of 2018, among others, and is a Nebula and Hugo award finalist for 2019.
Her short fiction can be found in Apex Magazine, New Suns, and various other anthologies. Her non-fiction can be found in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan).