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 PressThe SingularityGlittershipTurn to Ash, and the anthology Those Who Makes Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories. As an editor, he's worked with Drawn & Quarterly, ChiZine Publications, Broken River Books, Wolsak & Wynn, and is the former Marketing and Production Coordinator for NeWest Press. Books he's worked on have themselves taken home multiple awards from such institutions as the Sunburst Awards, the Eisner Awards, and most recently the Shirley Jackson Awards. He can be found online at andrewwilmot.ca and backlisted.wordpress.com.


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Chinelo Onwualu is a writer, editor, and researcher living in Abuja, Nigeria. Former editor with Cassava Republic Press, one of the leading independent publishers in Africa, 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.