Meet Our Contributors!

A.Z. Louise is a freelance writer living in Chicagoland. Her background in civil engineering has been invaluable in worldbuilding her works of science fiction and fantasy. She is also an avid knitter, folk harper, and a lover of small parrots. (Binary Star)

Anirban Dam is a 20 something Accounting and Finance post-graduate. Apart from crunching numbers, he is a part-time writer and part full-time sarcasm peddler who has always been inclined towards literature despite his academic background. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vine Leaves, The Meadow, Kitaab, and In-Flight. His physical form resides in Mumbai, India. (NOTES FROM AN OBSCURE PLANET)

Ari Koontz is a creative writing major from Washington State, as well as a proud Hufflepuff and an avid stamp collector. Ari enjoys wizard rock concerts, baking brownies, and long walks in cemeteries, and they hope to someday drink peppermint tea in space. (dysphoria; aka wings)

Chloe N. Clark holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment. Her work appears in Apex, Hobart, Liminality, and more. She can be found @PintsNCupcakes. (Museo de Spazio)

Danny Palmer is a photographer and fan activist. Most of his free time is spent in fan spaces working to create community, visibility, and acceptance for Queer and disabled folks. (Boxing with Ghosts)

Deidre Dykes is a birdmom, writer, and occasional coffee-fueled ne’er-do-well. She lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband and several parrots. (Bloom and Fade)

Eileen Gonzalez lives in Connecticut and has written three novels and a children’s book, as well as multiple short stories which have appeared in Potomac Review, Toasted Cheese, Helix Magazine, and Vitality. Right now she is obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and The Hobbit, but that could change at literally any moment. She tumbles at (Like Knights of Old)

Eliza Scherer is studying computer science in Germany and regularly alternates between feeling blessed and cursed to have English as her first language. Besides pretending she might not be so bad at this writing thing, she can also be found reading, gaming, or dancing (when she thinks nobody is watching). (Her Danse Macabre)

Evelyn Deshane has appeared in The Fieldstone Review, Black Treacle, Vine Leaves, and on the Human Echoes podcast. Evelyn (pron. Eve-a-lyn) received an MA from Trent University and is now attending Waterloo for a PhD. For more information, please visit (Little Astronaut & Bodies in the Sky)

Gailin Pease (Duncan)

Jackson Bird is a speaker, video creator, transgender advocate, wizard activist, and professional waffler. He currently lives in New York City, where he hopes to one day be recruited by the Avengers. You can follow him @jackisnotabird. (365)

Jill Sebacher graduated with an MA in English-Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and now teaches composition and creative writing at Valencia College in Orlando. Her poetry has been published in The Cypress Dome, The Valencia Forum, and The Fox Hat Review. She and her daughter Megan travel to fan conventions together to sell nerdy crafts for their company, Midnight House Elves, and to soak in the awesomeness. (Con Life)

Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Nonfiction Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. (Like a Soul)

Kimaya Kulkarni is a generally kind person who is severely against bullying. She wishes she were a fictitious time-traveling archaeologist arrested for a murder she never committed. She also loves being what she already is, though, which is a philosophy major and editor of the online literary magazine Pseudo Mag. (Blue Moon Street)

Kimberly Haggerty is a voracious reader and enjoys coffee like she’s a Gilmore girl. Her flash fiction piece is the first batch of published words she has written. She hopes that her Ravenclaw wisdom and Thunderbird sense of adventure will help her create and take part in more awesome projects in the future. You can visit her anytime on Instagram, Twitter, and on her YouTube channel, WhimsicalNarratives. (A Twisted Breakfast)

Marigrace Angelo is a Southern writer, photographer, and producer, currently basking in the eternal sunshine of Los Angeles. She is the co-host of the pop culture podcast Nerd Salsa, and can be found in various corners of the web as @marifullofgrace. She likes carbs, cartoons, and climbing rocks. Her favorite planet is Saturn. (a confession.)

Masha Zhdanova is a Russian-American cartoonist based in New Jersey, who will begin her studies of sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design this fall. When she’s not making comics, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, watching Netflix, and learning languages online. You can find more of her work at (Productive)

Priyanka Tiwari is a 17-year-old writer from West Windsor, New Jersey. Many of her pieces have appeared in Echoes, her local literary magazine. When she isn’t fantasizing new fiction or pondering poetry, she likes to get lost in thought, dream about dragons, and count the cardinals soaring in summer skies. (Clockwork Bird)

Shannon Ariel is currently a senior creative writing major at SUNY Oswego. While poetry is her first love, she has an ongoing affair with both fiction and creative nonfiction. Having grown up in an unimaginably boring town in Pennsylvania, she enjoys horror, puns, and not much else. (Signed Copy of Insecurity)

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