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Nathan Ahlgrim promptly fled academia after earning his PhD in Neuroscience. His writing is usually inspired by some fantastic, terrifying, or downright bizarre bit of knowledge from his brain science days. After a glorious year teaching middle-schoolers in the mountains of California, he can now be found teaching slightly older kids at a community college in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


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Gustavo Bondoni is novelist and short story writer with over three hundred stories published in fifteen countries, in seven languages. He is a member of Codex and an Active Member of SFWA. His latest novel is Test Site Horror (2020). He has also published two other monster books: Ice Station: Death (2019) and Jungle Lab Terror (2020), three science fiction novels: Incursion (2017), Outside (2017) and Siege (2016) and an ebook novella entitled Branch. His short fiction is collected in Pale Reflection (2020), Off the Beaten Path (2019) Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places (2010) and Virtuoso and Other Stories (2011).

In 2019, Gustavo was awarded second place in the Jim Baen Memorial Contest and in 2018 he received a Judges Commendation (and second place) in The James White Award. He was also a 2019 finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest.

His website is at www.gustavobondoni.com


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Laura J. Campbell grew up in El Lago, Texas, a small coastal community known as the 'Home of the Astronauts.' Water and space exploration continue to inspire her writing. Mrs. Campbell won the 2007 James B. Baker Award for short story for her science fiction tale, "416175." Over forty of her short stories have appeared in Pressure Suite: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 3, Under the Full Moon's Light, Gods & Services, Page & Spine, Breath and Shadow, and other publications. Her two novels, Blue Team One and Five Houses, are currently available online. Many of Mrs. Campbell's more recent works are available through Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Laura-J.-Campbell/e/B07K6SZJJ9


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Bios are harder to write than poems—in the last three year's M.C. Childs' poetry has appeared in more than a dozen magazines. He just retired from serving as Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. His award-winning urban design books include The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs, Urban Composition, and Squares: A Public Space Design Guide.


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Shy and nocturnal, Jennifer Crow has rarely been photographed in the wild, but it's rumored that she lives near a waterfall in western New York. You can find her poetry on several websites and in various print magazines including Asimov's Science Fiction, Uncanny Magazine, Liminality and Kaleidotrope. She's always happy to connect with readers on her Facebook author page or on twitter @writerjencrow.


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Graham J. Darling (https://fiction.GrahamJDarling.com) of Vancouver Canada breeds singular hybrids of diamond-hard Science Fiction, mythopoeic Fantasy and unearthly Horror. Publishers Weekly called "outstanding" his specimen in Sword & Mythos (eds. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles); other creations of his have peered out from Pulp Literature, snarfed Second Prize in the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) Short Story Contest, and recently hatched in No Greater Love: Martyrs of Earth and Elsewhere (ed. Robert J. Krog). Elsewise he designs molecules such as the Universe has never seen and demonstrates medieval science and technology to school kids and passers-by.


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Monica Joyce Evans is a digital game designer and researcher who began publishing speculative fiction in 2019. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Analog, Nature: Futures, Flash Fiction Online, and DreamForge Magazine, and her most recent academic work can be found in Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. She lives in North Texas with her husband, two daughters, and approximately ten million books. You can reach her at monicajoyceevans@gmail.com.


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Joe Giordano's stories appeared in more than one hundred magazines and has had three novels published: Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, Appointment with ISIL, and Drone Strike. His short story collection, Stories and Places I Remember, has just been released. Visit his website at http://joe-giordano.com/


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John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Orbis, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, Leaves On Pages, is available through Amazon.


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Margaret Karmazin's credits include stories published in literary and national magazines, including Rosebud, Chrysalis Reader, North Atlantic Review, Mobius, Confrontation, Pennsylvania Review, The Speculative Edge and Another Realm. Her stories in The MacGuffin, Eureka Literary Magazine, Licking River Review and Mobius were nominated for Pushcart awards. Her story "The Manly Thing" was nominated for the 2010 Million Writers Award. She has stories included in several anthologies, published a YA novel, Replacing Fiona, a children's book, Flick-Flick & Dreamer, and a collection of short stories, Risk.


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Peter J. King was born and brought up in Boston, Lincolnshire. He was active on the London poetry scene in the 1970s, returning to poetry in 2013. His work (including translations from modern Greek and German poetry) has since been widely published in magazines and anthologies. His currently available collections are Adding Colours to the Chameleon (Wisdom's Bottom Press) and All What Larkin (Albion Beatnik Press). https://wisdomsbottompress.wordpress.com/ (thumbnail credit: Maxim Kantor)


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Laurence Klavan has had short work published in The Alaska Quarterly, Conjunctions, The Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Pank, Failbetter, Stickman Review, and Anomaly, among many others, and a collection, "The Family Unit" and Other Fantasies, was published by Chizine. His novels, The Cutting Room and The Shooting Script, were published by Ballantine Books. He won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His graphic novels, City of Spies and Brain Camp, co-written with Susan Kim, were published by First Second Books at Macmillan and their Young Adult fiction series, Wasteland, was published by Harper Collins. He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics of Bed and Sofa, the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York and the Finborough Theater in London. His one-act The Summer Sublet is included in Best American Short Plays 2000-2001, and his one-act The Show Must Go On was the most produced short play in American high schools in 2015-2016.


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Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. Her two latest books are from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum: Elemental Haiku, containing haiku for the periodic table (Ten Speed Press, 2019) and The Sign of the Dragon, an epic fantasy with Chinese elements (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020). After twenty-five years, her website has finally been updated: marysoonlee.com.


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More of T. Motley's comics are at tmotley.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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Novyl the Mysterious can be found on Instagram and Twitter under the username @lyv0n.

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Mary Jo Rabe grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa, got degrees from Michigan State University (German and math) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (library science) where she became a late-blooming science fiction reader and writer. She worked in the library of the chancery office of the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany for 41 years, and lives with her husband in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany. She has published "Blue Sunset", inspired by Spoon River Anthology and The Martian Chronicles, electronically and has had stories published in Fiction River, Pulphouse, Space Opera Mashup, Rocketpack Adventures, Whispers from the Universe, Future Earth Tech, Blaze Ward Presents Cloak and Dagger, and Alternate Hilarities. She indulges in sporadic activity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rabemj) and Twitter (@maryjorabe) Blog: https://maryjorabe.wordpress.com/

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Desmond Rhae has spent his whole life exploring a deep interest in art, writing, and music. After writing several stories as a child and going to college for graphic design, he knew that the call to create would never fade. Since then, he's worked as a freelance writer and artist alongside working on his sci-fi novel. He's also become involved in his community writer's group and had an art exhibit in the local library. You can check out more of his work at www.theinksphere.com.

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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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Marge Simon lives in Ocala, FL, City of Trees with her husband, poet/writer Bruce Boston and the ghosts of two cats. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, "Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side." Marge's poems and stories have appeared in Pedestal Magazine, Asimov's, Crannog, Silver Blade, Bete Noire, New Myths, Daily Science Fiction. She attends the ICFA annually as a guest poet/writer and is on the board of the Speculative Literary Foundation. A multiple Bram Stoker award winner, Marge is the second woman to be acknowledged by the SF&F Poetry Association with a Grand Master Award.

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Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares, Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry, and A Collection of Dreamscapes. Her poetry, fiction, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, as well as received honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year. Christina's first novelette, "Fury," was published in 2020's Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women and her next book of poems, The Gravity of Existence, is forthcoming in 2022.

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Lover of wine, women and song, toeken's had work published in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, 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, The Weird and Whatnot and painted book covers for authors 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') among others. A TOEKEN EFFORT - current (weebly.com)

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