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Barbara Candiotti is a former High Tech Worker who now focuses on photography, art, and writing.

You can find her website at www.candiotti-art.com

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Emily Crook received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest, 1st quarter of 2021, for "Sea Change." It was also previously published in the Planetary: Neptune anthology.

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M. Christine Benner Dixon lives, writes, and grows things in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the interim executive director of Write Pittsburgh. Her writing has appeared in Reckoning, Funicular, Fusion Fragment, and elsewhere.

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M.A. Dosser is the cofounder and editor of Flash Point SF and a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. When he isn’t researching speculative fiction fandoms, he’s writing about raven knights, long voyages in outer space, or finding love in the apocalypse. You can read more about his creative and scholarly work at maxdosser.com.

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Itinerant writer M. E. Garber currently lives halfway between the Kennedy Space Center and Disney World, the ideal place for writing speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Nature: Futures, Galaxy's Edge Magazine, and Podcastle. When not writing, she’s often sipping tea, snapping pics, or tending orchids, sometimes all at once. Visit her online at http://megarber.net or on Mastodon @megarber@wandering.shop

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Alexandra Grunberg is a Glasgow based author, screenwriter, and poet. Her fiction has been published in Daily Science Fiction, Cast of Wonders, Flash Fiction Online, and more. She received an MLitt and DFA in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. You can learn more about her work on her website, alexandragrunberg.weebly.com.

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George Guthridge has sold six novels, has twice been a Nebula finalist and once a Hugo finalist. He is co-winner (with coauthor Janet Berliner) of the Bram Stoker Award, novel category. He is now retired and living in Thailand.

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Maija Haavisto has had two poetry collections published in Finland: Raskas vesi (Aviador 2018) and Hopeatee (Oppian 2020). In English her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in e.g. Moist, Capsule Stories, ShabdAaweg Review, The North, Streetcake, ANMLY, Eye to the Telescope, Shoreline of Infinity and Kaleidoscope. Follow her on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/DiamonDie She has poetry readings available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/DiamonDie

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Janis Butler Holm served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal, and currently works as a writer and editor in sunny Los Angeles. Her prose, poems, art, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and the U.K.

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Andrew Hughes has been writing and publishing short stories for the past decade. They have appeared in Sanitarium Magazine, Sinister Smile Press anthologies, and on the No Sleep Podcast. His fantasy novella, Children of the Arc, was published in 2023 by TWB Press. He currently lives in Arizona, working as a middle school English teacher, and mediating heated debates between his roommates, a Maine Coon cat and the world’s most rambunctious husky

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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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Jon Michael Kelley's recent credits include stories in the multiple award-winning anthology Qualia Nous, Firbolg Publishing's ambitious literary series Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences, Sensorama, by Eibonvale Press, and Triangulation: Lost Voices by Parsec Ink.


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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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David C. Kopaska-Merkel won the 2006 Rhysling award for best long poem (for a collaboration with Kendall Evans), and edits Dreams & Nightmares magazine (since 1986). He has edited Star*line, an issue of Eye To The Telescope, and several Rhysling anthologies, co-edited the 2023 Dwarf Stars anthology, has served as SFPA president, and is an SFPA Grandmaster. His poems (more than 1200 of them) have been published in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and more than 200 other venues. Some Disassembly Required, his latest collection of dark poetry, was published by Diminuendo Press in 2022. @DavidKMresists on CS. Blog: https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/

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Alina Măciucă lives in Bucharest, which she loves to capture in highly imperfect photos. Sometimes, she posts those on her social media. She thrives in big cities and aeclectic communities, and her needs are often met during her travels. So far, her work has been published in Space and Time Magazine and Vastarien.

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Miguel O. Mitchell, PhD, is an award-winning, African American visual artist, speculative poet, and science fiction and fantasy author. He is also a retired chemistry professor who often uses his chemistry knowledge in his artistic work, including the mixed medium piece "Drinking from the Mountain Pool." Some of his creative work, both visual art and a selection of published poems, can be found at miguelmitchellsart.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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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 Poznań Art Week.

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Steve Perry is the author of 54 novels, including several bestsellers. Besides writing several Star Wars books and Conan novels, he is the author of the well-received Matador series. He coauthored several books with Tom Clancy.

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Marisca Pichette is a queer author of monsters. More of her work appears in Strange Horizons, F&SF, and Flash Fiction Online, among others. Her debut collection of speculative poetry, Rivers in Your Skin, Sirens in Your Hair, is out now from Android Press.

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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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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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Christina Sng is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (2017), A Collection of Dreamscapes (2020), and Tortured Willows (2021). Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art have appeared in numerous venues worldwide, including Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Interstellar Flight Magazine, Penumbric, Southwest Review, and The Washington Post. Visit her at christinasng.com and connect @christinasng.

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