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Issue 54 Editor
Melissa Ridley Elmes is a Virginia native currently living in Missouri in an apartment that delightfully approximates a hobbit hole. Her writing has appeared in Star*Line, Dreams and NightmaresEye to the Telescope, Spectral Realms, Penumbric, and various other print and web venues. She is the author of the Elgin award-nominated collections Arthurian Things (Dark Myth Publications 2020)and Dreamscapes and Dark Corners (Alien Buddha Press, 2023). Her work has been nominated for the Rhysling and Dwarf Star awards and the Pushcart prize. 

Issue 53 Editor
Gretchen Tessmer lives in the deep woods of the U.S./Canadian borderlands. She’s published over 100 short stories and poems in such venues as NatureBourbon PennStrange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Deadlands and F&SF, with her poetry collecting several Pushcart, Rhysling and Dwarf Stars nominations along the way.

Issue 52 Editor
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Issue 51 Editor
Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at

Issue 50 Editor
Claire McNerney writes, creates, and performs in her home state of California, where she currently attends UCSD. She enjoys, among other things, inventive flavors of mac and cheese. Her writing appears in Los Suelos, Proton Reader, and Cossmass Infinities. Follow her on Twitter @claire_mcnerney or Instagram @o.h.c.l.a.i.r.e to say hello and see what she does next!

Issue 49 Editor
Tony Daly has been writing poetry since angsty days in the early ’90s when he found an ancient tome containing his grandmother’s poetry. However, he didn’t start actively sending his work out to publications until after retiring from the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 2016, which leaves a rather voluminous pile of work still lying dormant, hidden in notebooks, on napkins, in margins of partially read study material, that is constantly reburied under new inspirations. For a list, that probably needs to be updated, of his published work, please visit or follow him on Twitter @aldaly18.

Issue 48 Editor
Avra Margariti is a queer author, Greek sea monster, and Rhysling-nominated poet with a fondness for the dark and the darling. Avra’s work haunts publications such as Vastarien, Asimov’s, Liminality, Arsenika, The Future Fire, Space & Time, and Glittership. The Saint of Witches, Avra’s debut collection of horror poetry, is available from Weasel Press. You can find Avra on twitter (@avramargariti).

Issue 47 Editor
R. Thursday (they/them) is a writer, educator, historian, and all-around nerd. When not subverting Middle School Social Studies curriculum, they can be found cooking the spiciest version of any given dish, playing video games, reading, watching cartoons, and writing about vampires, superheroes, queerness, mental health, space, monsters, and on a very good day, all of the above. They placed second in the 2021 Rhysling Award for Short Poems, and the 2022 Bacopa Formal Verse Contest. Their work has been published in Vulture Bones, The Poet's Haven, Crow and Quill, Eye to the Telescope, Sheepshead Review, Luna Station Quarterly, Book of Matches, and many other fine journals. They live in South King County, Washington, with the world's most copacetic cat.

Issue 46 Editor
Wendy Van Camp is the Poet Laureate for the City of Anaheim, California. Her work is influenced by cutting-edge technology, astronomy, and daydreams. A graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop, Wendy is a nominated finalist for the Elgin Award, for a Pushcart Prize, and for a Dwarf Stars Award. Her poems, stories, and articles have appeared in Starlight Scifaiku Review, The Junction, Quantum Visions, and other literary journals. She is the poet and illustrator of The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection and editor of the annual anthologies Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry and Anaheim Poetry Review. Find her at

Issue 45 Editor
Deborah L. Davitt was born on an Army base, and currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. She's previously worked as a technical writer for a naval subcontractor with regard to ballistic missile submarines and for a NASA subcontractor as well. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and has appeared in over fifty journals, including F&SF and Asimov’s. For more about her work, including her Elgin-nominated poetry collection, The Gates of Never, please see

Issue 44 Editor
F. J. Bergmann is a past editor of Star*Line, current poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and freelances as a copy editor and book designer for MadHat Press and Weird House Press. She lives in Wisconsin with a husband, intermittent daughters, a horse and two cats, and fantasizes about tragedies on or near exoplanets. While lacking academic literary qualifications, she is kind to those so encumbered. She thinks imagination can compensate for anything.

Issue 43 Editor
Jordan Hirsch writes speculative fiction and poetry in Saint Paul, MN, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared with Daily Science Fiction, Apparition Literary Magazine, Liminality Magazine, and other venues. Find out more on

Issue 42 Editor
Akua Lezli Hope is a creator and wisdom seeker who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, patterns, stories, music, sculpture, adornments, peace and change. She wrote her first speculative poems in the sixth grade and has been in print every year since 1974. She is published in numerous literary magazines and national anthologies. A third-generation African Caribbean New Yorker, her honors include the National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, a SFPA award, several Rhysling and Pushcart Prize nominations, among other scholarships and grants. She twice won Rattle’s Poets Respond. Her first collection, Embouchure, Poems on Jazz and Other Musics, won the Writer’s Digest book award.  A Cave Canem fellow, her collection, Them Gone, was published in 2018.  She launched Speculative Sundays, an online poetry reading series in 2020. She won editorship of Nombono, an anthology of speculative poems by BIPOC creators, to be published in fall 2021 by Sundress Publications. Her micro chapbook of scifaiku, Stratospherics, is in the Quarantine Public Library. A paraplegic, she founded a paratransit nonprofit. Her chapbook Otherwheres (ArtFarm Press 2020) is nominated for a 2021 Elgin award. An avid hand papermaker and crochet designer with over 130 patterns published, she exhibits her artwork regularly. She sings songs from her favorite anime in Japanese, practices her soprano saxophone, cajoles an indifferent cat and prays for the cessation of suffering for all sentience.

Issue 41 Editor
Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw/settler writer of speculative poetry and fiction from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of the Elgin-nominated chapbook Havoc in Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019) and her work has appeared in Vastarien Lit Journal, Abyss & Apex, and Augur Magazine, among others. 

Issue 40 Editor
As a journalist Gary Every has won regional awards for stories such as “Losing Geronimo's Language” and “The Apache Naichee Ceremony,” articles which were included in an anthology of his newspaper columns, Shadow of the OhshaD.  He has two science-fiction novellas available The Saint and the Robot and Inca Butterflies.  He has been nominated for the Rhysling Award 7 times.  He performs as a slam poet and has been a professional storyteller for two decades.  Mr. Every has also been the host of Sedona's literary reading series The Poetry and Prose Project for 8 years.

Issue 39 Editor
Alicia Cole is a writer and artist in Huntsville, AL.  She’s an Irish-American womxn (she/her/one/Mr.), autistic, dyscalculic, 2E, MAD, bisexual, genderfluid, survivor who is a non-normative spiritual practitioner.  She edits Priestess & Hierophant Press, a literary/speculative/ esoteric writing/arts press. She's also served as Guest Editor for Glass Poetry’s Poets Resist.  Her writing has appeared in Star*Line, Strange Horizons, and Uncanny’s Disabled People Destroy SciFi, among other publications.  She's been a finalist for Best of the Net.  Her artwork has appeared in Empty Mirror, and was featured on SFPA’s SpecPo blog, as well as in her essay “How the Hospital Unlocked m(M)e,” published by Brain Mill Press in their BMP Voices series.  She's a studio artist at InsideOut Studio, an arts studio for special needs adults, at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, and she goes to Merrimack Hall for Performing Arts, a school for special needs adults and children, where she attends an adult day program as well as mixed-age classes.  She lives with her husband, five animals, several plants, and loves coffee, tea, and claw machines.  Her favorite holiday is Halloween.

Issue 38 Editor
John Philp Johnson is a Pushcart Prize-winning poet who writes mostly science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His work has been in Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, Asimov’s, F&SF, Strange Horizons, and most of the genre venues, as well at the Poetry Foundation’s website. He has had many Rhysling and Elgin nominations. He has two comic books of graphic poetry, Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town and The Book of Fly, both available at

Issue 37 Editor
Jake Tringali thrives in a habitat of Boston dive bars, punk rock shows, burlesques, and late-night adventures. His first poetry book is Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse.

Issue 36 Editor
Emma J. Gibbon is originally from Yorkshire in the U.K. and now lives in Midcoast Maine. She is a writer and librarian. Her stories have appeared in the New England Horror Writers anthologies, Wicked Haunted and Wicked Weird, The Muse & The Flame and Toasted Cake podcast. Her debut fiction collection, Dark Blood Comes from the Feet, is out in May from Trepidatio Publishing. Her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, Liminality, Pedestal Magazine and Eye to the Telescope. Emma lives with her husband, Steve, and three exceptional animals: Odin, Mothra and M. Bison (also known as Grim). She is a member of the New England Horror Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and the Tuesday Mayhem Society. Her website is

Issue 35 Editor
David C. Kopaska-Merkel edited Star*Line in the late ’90s, and later served as SFPA President. He won the Rhysling award (long poem) in 2006 for “The Tin Men,” a collaboration with Kendall Evans, and has edited two Rhysling Anthologies. He was voted SFPA Grand Master in 2017. His poetry has been published in scores of venues, including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Polu Texni, and Night Cry. He is the author of 30 books, ranging from fantasy poetry to geology. Several are available on Smashwords and Amazon. The newest is a poetry chapbook, Entanglement, co-authored with Kendall Evans, from Diminuendo Press. Kopaska-Merkel edits and publishes Dreams and Nightmares, a genre poetry zine in its 33rd year of publication.; @DavidKM on Twitter.

Issue 34 Editor
When not researching issues in language contact, Brittany Hause writes SFF and blogs about speculative poetry at specpotpourri ( Their poems have appeared online and in print in journals like Abyss & ApexAsimov’s SF, and Star*Line, and they were the Featured Poet of the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest.

Issue 33 Editor
Sara Tantlinger resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. She is the author of Love For Slaughter and the Stoker-nominated The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H. H. Holmes. She is a poetry editor for The Oddville Press, a member of the SFPA, and an active HWA member. She can be found lurking in graveyards or on Twitter @SaraJane524 and at

Issue 32 Editor
Lisa Timpf obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from McMaster University, and subsequently attended Dalhousie University where she studied Sport History at the Master's level, never quite managing to complete her thesis. Though knee problems have slowed her down, in her younger years, Lisa played a number of sports including hockey, field hockey, softball, volleyball, and ball hockey, to name a few. Lisa also enjoys games of strategy, like chess and Settlers of Catan. Just after she retired in 2014, List started writing speculative poetry and fiction. She's excited about the opportunity to serve as editor of the "Sports and Games" issue of Eye to the Telescope, seeing it as the intersection of two interests: sports and speculative poetry. Lisa's own writing has appeared in a number of venues, including Star*Line, Neo-opsis, Liquid Imagination, New Myths, and Scifaikuest.

Issue 31 Editor
Heather Moser is an adjunct instructor at Kent State University. She has a BA in both Classics and Latin as well as an MA in Latin Literature. Her undergraduate thesis and her master's thesis remain her most prized works of her academic career thus far. Her poems and short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies, and her academic works have seen publication for an international audience. She is currently co-editing a fascinating interdisciplinary academic volume on Women and Evil: Evil Women.  A former co-host for the She Who Persisted podcast, she is working on developing her own podcast for release in the near future. She is a researcher and writer who is in the early stages of manuscript writing for a couple of books that she hopes will be completed in the next year. 

Issue 30 Editor
Ashley Dioses is a writer of dark poetry from southern California. Her debut collection of dark traditional poetry, Diary of a Sorceress, was released in 2017 from Hippocampus Press. Her poetry has appeared in Weird Fiction Review, Skelos, Weirdbook, Black Wings VI: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, and others. She is an Active member in the HWA and a member of the SFPA. She blogs at

Issue 29 Editor
Colleen Anderson has been twice nominated for the Aurora Award in poetry. She has co-edited Tesseracts 17 and Playground of Lost Toys, which was nominated for a 2016 Aurora Award. Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland is her first solo anthology (Exile Editions, April 2018)Over 150 of her poems have seen print in such venues as Grievous Angel, Polu Texni, The Future Fire, Polar Borealis and many others. Her fiction collection, A Body of Work will be published by Black Shuck Books, UK this fall, and her poetry chapbook Ancient Tales, Grand Deaths and Past Lives is available through Kelp Queen Press.

Issue 28 Editor
Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry and short fiction. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Liminality, and Abyss & Apex, among others. She is a freelance editor and has edited community anthologies for Houston-based writing organizations. She received her M.A. from The University of Denver and currently resides in Seabrook, Texas. Find her on Twitter @hollylynwalrath or at

Issue 27 Editor
Cat-loving cataloging librarian Adele Gardner ( has had nine poems and stories published on Arthurian subjects, as well as a poetry collection (Dreaming of Days in Astophel), 236 poems, and forty-three stories published in venues like The Doom of Camelot, Legends of the Pendragon, Pedestal Magazine, NewMyths.comStrange Horizons,  Silver Blade, and Mythic Delirium. Gardner is a two-time third-place winner in the Rhysling Awards and a third-place winner in the Balticon Poetry Contest. She lives and writes under her middle name to honor her father, mentor, and namesake, Delbert R. Gardner, for whom she serves as literary executor.

Issue 26 Editor
Sandra J. Lindow is presently Vice President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and recently served as Acting President.  Her poetry has been widely published with seven collections and 24 Rhysling nominations. Her most recent collection is entitled The Hedge Witch’s Upgrade, 2012. In 2016 she earned a third place Rhsyling award for her poem, “An Introduction to Alternate Universes Theory and Practice.”  In 2014 her critical book Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development was short-listed for the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship in Myth and Fantasy StudiesShe has previously edited Dwarf Stars and other publications such as the 2011 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.

Issue 25 Editor
An arsonist by trade, John Reinhart lives on a farmlette in Colorado with his wife and children. He is a Frequent Contributor at Songs of Eretz, editor at Poetry Nook, and member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He was awarded the 2016 Horror Writers Association Dark Poetry Scholarship, and is a Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Award nominee. To date, he has penned two chapbooks and two full-length collections. More of his work is available at

Issue 24 Editor
Alan Ira Gordon has been writing genre and mainstream poetry and fiction for many years. His speculative poetry has been published in The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Star*Line, Beyond Centauri, FrostFire Worlds, and The Martian Wave. His fiction has been included in Starshore Magazine, Worcester Magazine, and various small press anthologies including several of the Whortleberry Press anthologies. His stories are also collected in the anthology Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country.

Issue 23 Editor
Brian Garrison lives in Portland, OR, where he writes poetry, runs errands for the silly poetry journal, Parody, and sometimes does other stuff too.

Issue 22 Editor
Shannon Connor Winward is a poet, content writer, and author of fiction and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared widely (or is forthcoming) in venues such as Analog, The Pedestal Magazine, Stupefying Stories, Psuedopod, Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Literary Mama, Gargoyle, Illumen, Ideomancer, PANK, and The Vestal Review. Her debut chapbook Undoing Winter (Finishing Line Press) was nominated twice for an Elgin award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association; she is also a Rhysling-Award nominee, a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest, and a two-time runner-up for an emerging artist fellowship in literature by the Delaware Division of the Arts. In between writing, parenthood, and other madness, Shannon is also an officer for the SFPA and a poetry editor for Devilfish Review. Visit her on the web at

Issue 21 Editor
Marge Simon lives in Ocala, Florida and is married to Bruce Boston. Her works appear in publications such as DailySF Magazine, Urban Fantasist, and Silver Blade. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, “Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side,” and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She won the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award, 2010, the SFPA’s Dwarf Stars Award, 2012, and the Elgin Award for best poetry collection, 2015. She has won three Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Work in Poetry, two first-place Rhysling Awards and the Grand Master Award from the SF Poetry Association, 2015. Her 2015 poems appear in Qualia Nous (Written Backwards), The Dark Phantastique (Jasunni Productions), Spectral Realms anthologies by S.T. Joshi, and in 2016, Chiral Mad 3 and Scary Out There, a HWA/Simon & Schuster Y/A collection.

Issue 20 Editor
Josh Brown recently edited/curated King of Ages, an anthology of short stories that re-imagine King Arthur at different point in time and history. He is the creator and writer of Shamrock, a fantasy-adventure comic that runs regularly in Fantasy Scroll Magazine. His poetry has been featured in Pixies of Eglantine, Poetry Quarterly, Abandoned Towers Magazine, Aberration Labyrinth, an anthology titled Lovecraft After Dark from JWK Fiction, and more. Other places where his work has been featured include SpeckLit, The Martian Wave 2015, Toys in the Attic, Negative Burn, Alterna Tales, and more. He has also been a part of a number of self-published works.

Issue 19 Editor
Curtis Shumaker was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma, and received his B.A. at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, his M.A. at Iowa State University, and his Doctorate at Texas A&M Commerce. He is a member of several esoteric societies, a university professor, writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.

Issue 18 Editor
Jason McCall is an Alabama native, and he currently teaches at the University of Alabama. His collections include Dear Hero (winner of the 2012 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize), Silver (Main Street Rag), I Can Explain (Finishing Line Press), Mother, Less Child (winner of the 2013 Paper Nautilus Vella Chapbook Prize), and he and P.J. Williams are the editors of the forthcoming It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop (Minor Arcana Press).

Issue 17 Editor
Stephanie M. Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and a graduate of Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated poetry collections, Hysteria: A Collection of Madness, Mourning Jewelry, and An Exorcism of Angels can be found at, and her debut novel, The Eighth, will be out in 2015 from Dark Regions Press. Follow Wytovich at and on twitter @JustAfterSunset.

Issue 16 Editor
Diane Severson is a professional singer specialized in Early Music (specifically baroque and medieval music) and a teacher of voice. Speculative fiction is her other great love. The connection between song and poetry is what led to her more recent advocacy for genre poetry and poets. She blogs on an almost weekly basis on speculative poetry (reviews, interviews and round-ups) for Amazing Stories Magazine and produces the sporadic podcast segment "Poetry Planet" for StarShipSofa, the Podcast Magazine. She (still) lives in Paris with a rocket scientist and a 5-year-old linguist.

Issue 15 Editor
Anastasia Andersen received her MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico. She teaches poetry workshops through the UNM Continuing Education program. Her poetry has appeared in various publications including Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, Southwestern American Literature, Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, Prick of the Spindle, and has been nominated for the Pushcart and Rhysling awards. She is currently finishing up her first poetry manuscript.

Issue 14 Editor
John C. Mannone has work in Split Rock Review, Agave, BlazeVOX, Tupelo Press, Raven Chronicles, Poetica Magazine, Synaesthesia, 3Elements Review, The Baltimore Review, Rose Red Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tipton Poetry Journal, Prairie Wolf Press Review, The Pedestal and others. His collection on love poetry using science metaphors, Flux Lines, was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. A former Rhysling Chair, he’s the poetry editor for Silver Blade and Abyss & Apex, and an adjunct professor of physics in east TN. His work has been nominated three times for the Pushcart. Visit The Art of Poetry at

Issue 13 Editor
Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist as well as a poet and a science-fiction writer. He has won the Rhysling, the Dwarf Stars, and the Asimov's Reader's Poll awards for poetry, and has published poems in places as diverse as Analog, American Journal of Physics, The Magazine of Fantasy and SF, Asimov's, Word Salad Poetry, and The Journal of Recreational Mathematics. His novel Mars Crossing appeared from Tor in 2000. More can be found at

Issue 12 Editor
Roger Dutcher is the editor and co-founder of The Magazine of Speculative Poetry. He was, for almost ten years, one of the poetry editors at Strange Horizons. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines including Asimov’s, Modern Haiku and Talebones. He is a recipient of the Rhysling Award from the SFPA.

Issue 11 Editor
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland, His first full-length collection, breaths, is available from VanZeno Press. Intrinsic Night, a collaborative project he wrote with J. E. Stanley, was published by Sam’s Dot Publishing. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University and a penchant for Pendleton shirts, rye whiskey and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs. He stomps around Cleveland in a purple bathrobe where he hosts the monthly Deep Cleveland Poetry hour and enjoys the beer at Brew Kettle. Hooks & Books—an exploration of literature and yarn; Cleveland Poetics Blog.

Issue 10 Editor
Lawrence Schimel writes in both English and Spanish and has published over 100 books in many genres, including short story collections The Drag-Queen of Elfland (Circlet) and Two Boys in Love (Seventh Window), children’s books Let’s Go See Papa! (Groundwood) and Little Pirate Goes to Bed (InnovativeKids), poetry collections Fairy Tales for Writers and Deleted Names (both A Midsummer Night’s Press). He won the Rhysling Award for his poem “How to Make a Human” and has also won the Lambda Literary Award twice (for PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality [Cleis] and for First Person Queer [Arsenal Pulp]) and the Spectrum Award (for The Future is Queer [Arsenal Pulp]), among other prizes. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he works as a Spanish-to-English translator.

Issue 9 Editor
Cathrynne Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and two enormous cats.

Issue 8 Editor
Joanne Merriam is the editor and owner of Upper Rubber Boot Books. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and immigrated to the US in 2004. A former Executive Assistant of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, she has lived in Kentucky and New Hampshire and now resides in Tennessee. She is the author of The Glaze from Breaking (Stride, 2005), and poetry and fiction which has appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Fiddlehead, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, The Mainichi Daily News, On Spec, Per Contra, Riddle Fence, and Strange Horizons, as well as in the anthologies Ice: new writing on hockey, To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax and The Allotment: New Lyric Poets.

Issue 7 Editor
Bryan Thao Worra is a Lao-American writer. An NEA Fellow in literature and a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the Horror Writer Association, his work appears internationally in numerous publications, including Innsmouth Free Press, Bamboo Among the Oaks, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsiders Within, Dark Wisdom, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of the speculative books of poetry On the Other Side of the Eye, BARROW, and the forthcoming DEMONSTRA. He is a Cultural Olympian who represented Laos during the 2012 London Olympics. Visit him online at

Issue 6 Editor
Wade German’s poems have appeared internationally in numerous journals and anthologies. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart and Rhysling awards, and has received honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (Volumes II & III). Some of his latest work can be found in recent or upcoming issues of Dreams and Nightmares, Nameless, Paper Crow, Phantom Drift, Space and Time, Weird Fiction Review, and Avatars of Wizardry (P’rea Press).

Issue 5 Editor
Stephen M. Wilson
is Poetry Editor for Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction and editor of the Twitterzine microcosms (@microcosms) and of Artifact, the literary journal for San Joaquin Delta College. He also spent three years as co editor of the Dwarf Stars Award Anthology. His own writings have been published in many magazines, journals and anthologies including ChiZine, Dark Wisdom, Star*Line, Paper Crow, Space & Time Magazine, Scifaikuest, The Huffington Post, and The Queer Collection, More at

Issue 4 Editor
Lester Smith works days as a writer & technologist for Sebranek Inc., an educational publisher in Wisconsin. In his spare time, he designs games, writes poetry & fiction, codes Web stuff, publishes other writers via Popcorn Press, serves as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, & dreams of being the first Android Poet Laureate of Mars. See

Issue 3 Editor
Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of two books, Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011.) Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Mythic Delirium, and Prairie Schooner. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the MFA program at National University. See

Issue 2 Editor
Tim Jones is a poet and author of both science fiction and literary fiction who was awarded the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Among his recent books are fantasy novel Anarya’s Secret (RedBrick, 2007), short story collection Transported (Vintage, 2008), and poetry anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand (Interactive Press, 2009), co-edited with Mark Pirie. Voyagers won the “Best Collected Work” category in the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Tim’s third poetry collection, Men Briefly Explained, was published by Interactive Press in late 2011. For more, see Tim’s Amazon author page, and Tim’s blog,

Issue 1 Editors
Samantha Henderson’s poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Weird Tales, Mythic Delirium, Lone Star Stories, and Abyss & Apex. Her second novel, Dawnbringer, was released in May of 2011 by Wizards of the Coast and she is the co-winner, with Kendall Evans, of the 2010 Rhysling award for long poetry.

Deborah P Kolodji works in information technology to fund her poetry obsessions. She is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a member of the Haiku Society of America. She is the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal. You can send her e-mail at, or see more of her work at

Managing Editor
Brian U. Garrison has been part of the SFPA since the world was maybe kinda supposed to end (2012) according to misunderstandings of the Mayan calendar.

Assistant Managing Editor
Tony Daly has been writing poetry since angsty days in the early 1990s when he found an ancient tome containing his grandmother’s poetry. However, he didn’t start sending his work out to publications until after retiring from the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 2016, which leaves a rather voluminous pile of work still lying dormant, hidden in notebooks, on napkins and in margins of partially read study material that is constantly reburied under new inspirations. Tony has served as an Associate Editor with Military Experience and the Arts and as a Guest Editor on Chrysalis: A Fantasia Divinity Anthology. For a list, that probably needs to be updated, of his published work, please visit or follow him on Twitter @aldaly18. 

F.J. Bergmann, who is also responsible for the SFPA website, has noticed that color is free on the internet!