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Sydnie Beaupré is more than just a girl: they're an openly LQBTQ2IA author that lives in their own imagination: a post-apocalyptic, zombie-inhabited world, where magical creatures and supernatural occurrences are simply the mundane.

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Elizabeth Broadbent escaped the wilds of the Deep South for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where she lives with her three sons and husband. She’s the author of Ink Vine, a Southern Gothic novella publishing in April 2024 with Psychotoxin Pink, and Blood Cypress, coming out in 2025 with Raw Dog Screaming.

Her speculative fiction has appeared with, or is upcoming in, HyphenPunk, Tales to Terrify, Hyphenpunk, If There's Anyone Left, and The Cafe Irreal, among others. In summer of 2023, ELJ Edition published her novelette, Naked & Famous, about teenagers faking appearances of the South Carolina Lizardman. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Washington Post, Insider, and Time.

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Kristin Cragg has enjoyed writing throughout her life. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English Literature. Her first published story can be found in Twisted Tales of Holiday Horror, and her drabbles reside in various locations. She is happily married with three kids and three cats.

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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her award-winning poetry and prose has appeared in over seventy journals, including F&SF, Asimov’s, Analog, and Lightspeed. For more about her work, including her Elgin-nominated poetry collections, The Gates of Never and Bounded by Eternity, and her chapbook, From Voyages Unreturning, see www.edda-earth.com. For her podcast, see www.youtube.com/@ShiningMoonSpeculativeFiction.

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Shikhar Dixit’s stuff has appeared in such venues as Weird Horror, Space & Time, Dark Regions, Journ-E, Strange Horizons and Not One of Us. His fiction has been printed in several anthologies, including The Darker Side, Songs From Dead Singers, and Barnes & Noble’s 365 Scary Stories. He lives with his wife somewhere in the deep, dark heart of New Jersey. To learn more, visit his website at SlipOfThePen.com.

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Chinedu Gospel, Frontier IV, is an emerging Nigerian poet. His works have been published in several online & print magazines & journal as Bath Magg, Fiyah Magazine, Blue Marble Review, & Sonder Magazine. He tweets @gonspoetry & grams @gospelsofpoetry.

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Tim Hildebrandt is a writer in Indianapolis, Indiana. His short stories have appeared in Consequence Forum, the Boston Literary Magazine, Pandemic Magazine, Bending Genres, Corvus Review, and others. You can see his work at: https://www.instagram.com/ax_beckett

Tim has a bootless BFA, he lived in San Francisco in '68, traveled Europe from Amsterdam to Africa, and survived combat in Vietnam. hildebrandt343@icloud.com

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Jordan Hirsch writes speculative fiction and poetry in Saint Paul, MN, USA, where she lives with her husband. Her debut chapbook Both Worlds is out with Bottlecap Press, and more of her work has appeared with Apparition Literary Magazine, Utopia Science Fiction, and other venues. Find her on Bluesky: @jordanrhirsch.bksy.social.

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R. Mac Jones is a writer and visual artist. His work has appeared in venues such as Dreams and Nightmares, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. He has a website, https://rmacjoneswrote.com/, that is always in need of updating.



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E.E. King is an award-winning painter, performer, writer, and naturalist. She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it involves animals. Ray Bradbury called her stories, “marvelously inventive, wildly funny, and deeply thought-provoking.” She’s been published in over 100 magazines and anthologies, including Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Short Edition, and Flametree. She’s published several novels. Her stories are on Tangent’s 2019 and 2020 year’s best stories. She’s been nominated for a Rhysling and several Pushcart awards. She’s shown at paintings at LACMA, painted murals in LA and is currently painting a mural in leap lab (https://www.leaplab.org/) in San Paula, CA. She also co-hosts The Long Lost Friends Show on Metastellar YouTube and spends her summers doing bird rescue. Check out paintings, writing, musings, and books at: www.elizabetheveking.com and amazon.com/author/eeking


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Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle. In addition to being an avid reader, she's passionate about horse racing, tea, and collecting encaustic art and raku pottery. She has stories and poems in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nature, Strange Horizons, Galaxy's Edge, Dark Matter, Daily Science Fiction, and others, and has a poetry collection coming out from Trouble Department. She’s a member of SFWA and HWA. See more at gerrileen.com.

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Goran Lowie is an aro/ace high school teacher from rural Belgium. In his spare time he writes poetry in his second language. Visit him at goranlowie.net and connect @goranlowie.



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Michelle Muenzler, known at local science fiction and fantasy conventions as “The Cookie Lady”, writes fiction both dark and strange to counterbalance the sweetness of her baking. Her short fiction and poetry can be read in numerous science fiction and fantasy magazines, and she takes immense joy in crinkling words like little foil puppets. Check out her website, michellemuenzler.com, for links to more of her work...as well as recipes for her convention cookies!

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Irina Tall (Novikova) is an artist, graphic artist, illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art, and also has a bachelor's degree in design.

The first personal exhibition "My soul is like a wild hawk" (2002) was held in the museum of Maxim Bagdanovich. In her works, she raises themes of ecology, in 2005 she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster, draws on anti-war topics. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Writes fairy tales and poems, illustrates short stories. She draws various fantastic creatures: unicorns, animals with human faces, she especially likes the image of a man - a bird - Siren. In 2020, she took part in PoznaƄ Art Week.

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Eva Papasoulioti is a Greek writer of speculative fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Uncanny, Solarpunk Magazine, Heartlines Spec, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards. She lives in Athens with her spouse and their two cats. You can find her on twitter and bluesky @epapasoulioti and on her blog plothopes.com.

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Olivia Payne is a librarian working in London. She's an alumnus of the Faber Academy and proud member of the Write Like a Grrrl community. She's previously had work published or forthcoming in places including Uncharted, body fluids, Cobra Milk, Ellipsis Zine, The Broadkill Review, Alphabet Box, and Sonder Magazine.

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Ashley Abigail Gruezo Resurreccion (siya/they) is a Filipina Asian-American, certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher, and Returned United States Peace Corps Volunteer (Thailand 130) who graduated from Seton Hill University with a MA in Art Therapy. Art therapy is their instrument for healing the weights of cultural somatic impressions and empowering their communities. @twiichii X https://twiichii.wordpress.com/

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Adam Ross first started writing seriously whilst studying at university, working on numerous student film productions. His short film Plan C was screened at "Screentest", the UK's National Student Film Festival. In 2011 he was long-listed for the BBC's Future Talent Award. However over the past few years, Adam has increasingly dedicated time to writing prose and his first published story appeared in the 2017 anthology Realities Perceived. He also has a PhD in Modern British History, though he is not entirely sure why.

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Carl Scharwath has appeared globally with 175+ journals selecting his writing or art. Carl has published three poetry books and his latest book, Ebb Tide Reflections, features poetry, short stories and photography (World Inkers, NYC.) Carl has four photography books, published by Praxis and CreatiVingenuitiy. His photography was exhibited in the Mount Dora and The Leesburg Centers for the Arts. Carl is currently a co-editor with ILA Magazine, art editor at Glitterati and former editor for Minute Magazine. He was nominated for three The Best of the Net Awards (2021-23,)and a 2023 Pushcart Nomination for work in Ebb Tide Reflections.

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Addison Smith has blood made of cold brew and flesh made of chocolate. He spends most of his time writing about fish, birds, and cybernetics, often in combination. His fiction has appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Fireside Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction, among others. You can find him on Twitter @AddisonCSmith

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David Stevens usually lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and those of his children who have not yet figured out the locks. He is the author of more than twenty five published stories, largely speculative, sometimes experimental, which have appeared among other places in Crossed Genres, Aurealis, Three-Lobed Burning Eye, Pseudopod, Cafe Irreal, and most recently in Vastarien Literary Journal, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and the anthology Prolescaryet. David is an Australian Shadows Award finalist, and his stories have received favourable comments from Ellen Datlow in her yearly summaries. One day he will finish his novel. One day he will finish his novel. One day he will finish his novel. One day ...

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SJ Townend is an author of horror, sci-fi, speculative, and dark fiction. She has published with Brigids Gate Press, Ghost Orchid Press, Gravestone Press, Gravely Unusual Magazine, Dark Matter Magazine, and Timber Ghost Press to name a few. Right now, the Bristol, UK-based writer is compiling her first collection of horror stories under the working title Sick Girl Screams. EIC: www.bgaofbonespress.com Find her on Twitter: @SJTownend or hiding behind that sentinel oak in the woods.

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