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Anne Carly Abad received the Poet of the Year Award in the 2017 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards. She has also received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. Her work has appeared in Apex, Mythic Delirium, and Strange Horizons, to name a few. Her first poetry collection, We've Been Here Before, is now available through Aqueduct Press: http://www.aqueductpress.com/books/978-1-61976-222-0.php

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Toni Artuso is an emerging/aging transfemale writer from Salem, Massachusetts. Recently retired, she is refocusing on her writing, as well as transitioning and trying to accelerate the emerging and slow down the aging. Toni’s fiction has been featured in Once Upon a Crocodile, Sledgehammer Lit, All Worlds Wayfarer, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, quip literary review, Fiction on the Web, 96th of October, and The Broadkill Review.

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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son. Her prize-winning poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and has appeared in over fifty journals, including F&SF and Asimov’s. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog and Galaxy’s Edge. For more about her work, including her poetry collections, The Gates of Never and Bounded by Eternity, please see www.edda-earth.com.

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Shikhar Dixit is a writer/illustrator whose two newest stories in print can be found in Weird Horror #1 and Space & Time #139, both magazines available on Amazon. He has sold over thirty stories and one hundred illustrations to such venues as Dark Regions, Strange Horizons, Not One of Us, The Darker Side (anthology edited by John Pelan), Songs From Dead Singers (anthology edited by Michael Kelly) and two Barnes & Noble anthologies. He lives with his family in the deep, dark heart of New Jersey, where he is currently is at work on his first novel. To learn more, visit his website at SlipOfThePen.com


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Aaron Emmel’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Fireside Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Starship Sofa and many other excellent magazines and anthologies. Find him online at www.aaronemmel.com and on Twitter at @justicioaje.



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Adele Gardner (gardnercastle.com, none/they, Mx.) is a fiction writer & award-winning poet with a poetry collection, Halloween Hearts, forthcoming from Jackanapes Press and work in Analog, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, and Daily Science Fiction. This genderfluid night owl loves libraries, samurai films, and reading comics with cats. Adele serves as literary executor for father, mentor, and namesake Delbert R. Gardner.

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B. B. Garin is a writer living in Buffalo, NY. Her echapbook, New Songs for Old Radios, is available from Wordrunner Press. She is a recipient of the 2020 Sara Patton Fiction Stipend from The Writer’s Hotel. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Swamp Ape Review, freeze frame fiction, 3rd Wednesday, Crack the Spine, Inklette and more. She is currently a prose reader and blog contributor for The Masters Review. She earned a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and continues to improve her craft at GrubStreet Writing Center, where she has developed several short fiction pieces, as well as two novels. Learn more at bbgarin.wordpress.com.


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Douglas Gwilym is an author and editor who has also been known to compose a weird-fiction rock opera or two. He edited four years of the themed annual Triangulation (now in its 17th iteration) and is an active member of the Horror Writers Association. He has served on staff at Alpha Young Writers speculative fiction workshop and is the Gwilym in Gwilym & Oreto’s Good Dark Fun. Check out his stories at Novel Noctule, Tales from the Moonlit Path, Dark Fire Fiction, and Danse Macabre's DM du Jour. See him read classic weird fiction on YouTube and find more stories at douglasgwilym.com.


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Elad Haber is a husband, father to an adorable little girl, and IT guy by day, fiction writer by night. He has recent publications at perhappened mag, Not Deer Magazine, Sledgehammer Lit, and The Night's End Podcast. You can follow him on twitter @MusicInMyCar or on his website, eladhaber.wordpress.com.


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Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. Some recent credits include cover art for Fifth Di... Sept 2021, interior art in Dreams & Nightmares #118 Sept. 2021, & poetry in Shelter Of Daylight Autumn 2021. In 2020 his website celebrated 20 years on the web. Also, in 2020 his artwork is for sale for the first time. The link is on his website. Website is www.dennymarshall.com.

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Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published by Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com

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Jesper Nordqvist, aka 'Ragathol', is a comic artist and illustrator from Sweden, specialized in fantasy and SF comedy and drama. He's been making a lot more comics since creating Mondo Mecho, most of which are available at gumroad.com/ragathol.

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Zandra Renwick's award nominated fiction has been translated, performed on stage, produced in audio, and is currently in development for television. Find her stories in Asimov's, Ellery Queen's & Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, New Canadian Noir, and The Year's Best Hardcore Horror. More at zandrarenwick.com, or sporadically at online social haunts under @zandrarenwick.


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Elby Rogers is a self-taught artist of the macabre hailing from the, by now, famous state of Delaware in the United States.



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Novyl Saeed can be found on Instagram and Twitter under the username @lyv0n.



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Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and philosophy Ph.D candidate currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Their work has been nominated for Rhysling and Aurora Awards, and has appeared in venues such as Augur Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. Their first collection, A Refuge of Tales, is out now from Renaissance Press. To find out more, reach out to them on Twitter @SamLynneS or for a complete bibliography visit them at scribbledshadows.wordpress.com.

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Carl Scharwath has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 journals.) Two poetry books, Journey To Become Forgotten (Kind of a Hurricane Press) and Abandoned (ScarsTv) have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, a competitive runner and 2nd degree black-belt in Taekwondo.

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Dean Schreck is a retired and relocated Long Islander who has been writing since the age of fourteen. His poems began appearing in small press magazines at seventeen with a bit of fiction here and there. Dean’s work has been published in New Myths, Trembling with Fear, Space and Time, The Literary Hatchet, Littoral, Altered Reality, Magical Blend, Owlflight ... among others. He has also done work in comic books, including—Bloodscent for Comico (1988) and Now Comics Twilight Zone #7.



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At 19 Dagny Sellorin decided she had to be an artist; got an MFA from Reed College and spent her life moving around the world, taking part in group and solo shows on the West coast, USA, Grenada, WI, Venezuela, Hong Kong, and private shows in Cambodia. A small number of pieces are in private collections of discerning collectors around the world.

End game goal: Drop dead while making a fantastic piece of art, with a smile on her face.

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Ritiksha Sharma is an artist, poet and occasional prose writer based in India. She completed her masters in History from the University of Delhi during the pandemic; and is interested in the complexity of caliginous splinters of people, anti-heroes, old havelis and their stories, sharp piano notes, the number 99 and colonial cemeteries. Doodling one-eyed creatures and writing about them keeps her going; it's her soul-food.

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Christina Sng is the two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Dreamscapes and A Collection of Nightmares. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and have garnered many accolades, including the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Pushcart Prize, as well as honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and the Best Horror of the Year. Christina’s essay “Final Girl: A Life in Horror” was a finalist in the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction, and her first novelette “Fury” was anthologized in the multiple award-winning Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. Christina lives in Singapore with her children and a menagerie of curious pets. Visit her at christinasng.com and connect on social media @christinasng.

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Lover of wine, women and song, toeken's had work published in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, Tha Antihumanist Magazine, Blood Knife Magazine, Novel Noctule, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Unfading Daydream, Cosmic Horror Monthly, Hybrid Fiction Magazine, Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Mysterion, Lovecraftiana Magazine, Hinnom Magazine, SQ Magazine, Lackington's, The Future Fire, The Drabblecast, Helios Quarterly, Kaleidotrope, Crimson Streets, Phantasmagoria Magazine, ParABnormal Magazine, RobotDinosaurs, Ares Magazine, Double Feature Magazine, NewMyths, Non Binary Review, Persistent Visions, ParAbnormal Magazine, Riddled with Arrows, Devolution Z Magazine, Cracked Eye, Nothing's Sacred, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Gallery of Curiosities, Gallows Hill, Econoclash, and The Weird and Whatnot and painted book covers for authors and editors such as Bryan Smith ('Kayla'), Tim Meyer ('The Thin Veil', 'The Switch House', '69'), Chad Lutzke (Night as a Catalyst), D.W. Cook (Intermediates: A Cuckoo for Mankind'), Millhaven Press ('Fierce Tales,Lost Worlds'), Cemetery Gates Media ('Halldark Holidays', 'Murderers' Bazaar'), Gavin Chappell ('Kek vs Cthulhu'), Douglas Draa ('Funny As A Heart Attack'), and Trevor Denyer ('Railroad Tales'), among others. You can find his stuff here: https://atoekeneffort.weebly.com.

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Lisa Towles is an award-winning crime novelist and a passionate speaker on the topics of fiction writing, creativity, and Strategic Self Care. Lisa has seven crime novels in print with a new title forthcoming in June of 2022. Her latest thriller, Ninety-Five, was released in November 2021 and won a Literary Titan Award for Fiction. Her 2019 thriller, The Unseen, was the Winner of the 2020 NYC Big Book Award in Crime Fiction, and a Finalist in the Thriller category of the Best Book Awards by American Book Fest. Her 2017 thriller, Choke, won a 2017 IPPY and a 2018 NYC Big Book Award for Thriller. Lisa is an active member and frequent panelist/speaker of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Matias Travieso-Diaz was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States as a young man. He became an engineer and lawyer and practiced for nearly fifty years. He retired and turned his attention to his long-time passion, creative writing. His work has been published or accepted for publication or use in over sixty paying short story anthologies, magazines, audio books and podcasts. Some of his stories have also received "honorable mentions" from a number of publications.

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