Michael Matheson is a genderfluid Clarion West ('14) graduate. Their work has been nominated (longlisted) for the Sunburst Award, and has been published in NightmareShimmerIdeomancerStone Telling, and the anthology Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, among others. A former Managing Editor (CZP eBook) with CZP, and former Submissions Editor with Apex Magazine, their first anthology as editor, The Humanity of Monsters, was published by CZP in 2015. Find them online at michaelmatheson.wordpress.com, and on Twitter @sekisetsu.


As a writer, Andrew Wilmot has won awards for screenwriting and short fiction, with credits including Found Press, The SingularityGlittershipTurn to Ash, and Those Who Makes Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories. As an editor, he's worked with Drawn & Quarterly, ChiZine Publications, Broken River Books, ARP Books, Wolsak & Wynn, Playwrights Canada, Freehand Books, and is the former Marketing and Production Coordinator for NeWest Press. Books he's worked on have themselves taken home multiple awards from the Sunburst Awards, the Eisner Awards, and the Shirley Jackson Awards. His first novel, The Death Scene Artist, was released in Fall 2018 from Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn. Find him online at andrewwilmot.ca, anathemaspec.tumblr.com, and on Twitter, hating everything about Twitter, @AGAWilmot.


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Chinelo Onwualu is a writer, editor, and researcher living in Toronto, Canada. She is currently editor and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African speculative fiction. She is a graduate of Clarion West ('14), which she attended as the recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship. Her work has been featured in NightmareIdeomancerStrange HorizonsMothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond, and Terra Incognita: New Short Speculative Stories from Africa. She's been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Awards and the Writivism Short Story Day Africa Award. Follow her on Twitter @chineloonwualu.