Joyce Chng lives in Singapore. Her fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Joyce also co-edited THE SEA IS OURS: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Jaymee Goh. Her alter-ego is J. Damask. Joyce’s pronouns are she/they.
Zen Cho is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and editor of anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia. Her debut novel Sorcerer to the Crown (Ace/Macmillan), about magic, intrigue, and politics in Regency London, won a British Fantasy Award and was a Locus Awards finalist. She lives in the UK.
Photograph by Jim C. Hines
Roshani Chokshi is The New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and The Book Smugglers. She was a nominee for the 2016 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in the South, and has no twang.
John Chu is a microprocessor architect by day, a writer, translator, and podcast narrator by night. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming at Boston Review, Uncanny, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Tor.com among other venues. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
Cherae graduated from Indiana University’s creative writing MFA. She’s been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world with her partner. When she’s not writing or working, she’s learning languages, doing P90something, or reading about war and [post-]colonial history. Her work has also appeared in FIYAH and Podcastle. Twitter: @C_L_Clark
Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman are both creative writers and PhD candidates in English and Folklore at The Ohio State University. Together they run the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic and help co-run the folk narrative hub Through the Twisted Woods. Their creative work has been published by Mythic Delirium, Apex Magazine, Goblin Fruit, Ideomancer, Stone Telling, Faerie Magazine, and others. You can find their individual websites at saracleto.com and brittanywarman.com respectively.
Alicia Cole is a writer and artist in Huntsville, AL. She’s the editor of Priestess & Hierophant Press, the Interviews Editor of Black Fox Literary Magazine, the Smashwords Manager of Femspec Journal, and an intern for 256 Magazine. She also writes for Funky Feminist. Her work has recently appeared in TAB: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, Atlas & Alice, and Man in the Street Magazine, and is forthcoming in Cascadia Subduction Zone, Split Lip Magazine, and Witches & Pagans. She loves coffee, plants, animals, and art.
Tina Connolly’s books include the Ironskin trilogy (Tor), the Seriously Wicked series (Tor Teen), and the collection On the Eyeball Floor (Fairwood Press). Her books have been finalists for the Nebula, Norton, and World Fantasy awards and her novelette “The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections” is currently on the Nebula ballot. She co-hosts Escape Pod, runs the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake, and is at tinaconnolly.com.