We have a wonderful group of writers who have agreed to write stories for us. They include:

Alex Acks (, @katsundonburi) is a writer, geologist, and dapper AF. They’ve had short stories in Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and more, and movie reviews in Strange Horizons and Mothership Zeta. Alex has also written scripts for Six to Start and Toska Productions.

C. S. E. Cooney ( is an audiobook narrator, the singer/songwriter Brimstone Rhine, and author of World Fantasy Award-winning Bone Swans: Stories. Her short fiction and poetry can be found at Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Apex, Uncanny, Lakeside Circus, Black Gate, Papaveria Press, GigaNotoSaurus, Goblin Fruit, Clockwork Phoenix 3 & 5, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Rich Horton’s and Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy anthologies, and elsewhere.

Malon Edwards was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, but now lives in the Greater Toronto Area, where he was lured by his beautiful Canadian wife. Many of his short stories are set in an alternate Chicago and feature people of color. Malon also serves as Grants Administrator for the Speculative Literature Foundation, which provides a number of grants for writers of speculative literature.

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. His short fiction has previously appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and at His space opera trilogy, A Red Peace, Shadow Sun Seven & Memory’s Blade, was released by Tor in 2017 and 2018. Over the years, he’s worked as a wilderness survival instructor, paraeducator in a special education classroom, and in publishing; he currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children and works at a small tribal college on a Native American reservation.

Samantha Henderson‘s short fiction and poetry have been published in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Interzone, Weird Tales, Goblin Fruit, and Mythic Delirium and in the anthologies Tomorrow’s Cthulhu, Running with the Pack, and Zombies: Shambling through the Ages. Her work has been reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction 34, the Nebula Awards Showcase, Aliens: Recent Encounters, Steampunk Reloaded, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Her stories have been podcast at PodCastle, Escape Pod, Drabblecast and Strange Horizons, and she’s the author of the Forgotten Realms novels Heaven’s Bones and Dawnbringer. She is very fond of pomegranates.

SL Huang is an Amazon-bestselling author who justifies her MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. Her debut novel, Zero Sum Game, is upcoming from Tor in 2018, and her short fiction has sold to Analog, Nature, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is also a Hollywood stuntwoman and firearms expert, where she’s appeared on shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Raising Hope and worked with actors such as Sean Patrick Flanery, Jason Momoa, and Danny Glover. She currently lives in Tokyo. Follow her online at or @sl_huang.

Cassandra Khaw writes games, press releases, tie-in fiction, short fiction, long fiction, and terrible bios. She is a Locus Award and British Fantasy Award finalist, and a German Game Award winner. Her most recent novella, the Lovecraftian Southern Gothic A SONG FOR QUIET was released in August. In her free time, she punches things.

Margo Lanagan‘s work has won a slew of awards, including four World Fantasy Awards, and has been translated into many languages. She has published six short story collections and two dark fantasy novels. Her most recent novel is Sea Hearts, her most recent collection of short stories Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories. The first two books of her Zeroes YA superheroes trilogy (written with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti) were New York Times bestsellers, and the series concludes in November with the third volume. Margo lives in Sydney.

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali has been published at or has publications upcoming in Strange Horizons, Fiyah Magazine, Diabolical Plots and others. You can hear her narrations at any of the four Escape Artists podcasts, Far Fetched Fables, and Strange Horizons. Khaalidah is co-editor at PodCastle audio magazine, where she is on a mission to encourage more women and POC to submit fantasy stories. Of her alter ego, K from the planet Vega, it is rumored that she owns a time machine and knows the secret to immortality. She can be found online at and @khaalidah.

Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Tony Pi earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics at McGill University and now lives in Toronto, Canada, where he writes fantasy and science fiction. He was a finalist for the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and won the 2015 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song. He was a Writers of the Future Contest second place winner.

A. Merc Rustad is a queer non-binary writer who lives in Minnesota and is a 2016 Nebula Awards finalist. Their stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Fireside, Apex, Uncanny, Shimmer, Cicada, and other fine venues. You can find Merc at @Merc_Rustad or at Their debut short story collection, SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROBOT, was published at Lethe Press in May 2017.

A.C. Wise‘s fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Clarkesworld,, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2017, among other places. Her collections The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, and The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories are both published by Lethe Press. Her work has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Sunburst Award. In addition to her fiction, she contributes a monthly review column to Apex Magazine. Find her online at