Briana Vallene

Briana Vallene is a middle grade writer based in Redmond, Washington. She graduated with a degree in Creative Writing and currently works in a middle school library
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Marianne Khalil

Marianne is a NYC-based Egyptian-American illustrator and background artist. She writes SFF stories about women almost kissing or… sometimes… actually kissing.

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Lee Stokes

Lee Stokes holds an MFA in SFF writing and is a professional nerd: he has edited for small romance presses as well as fandom sites and game publishers.


Sami Ellis

Sami comes from a huge family that spreads across the Carolinas, and is inspired by the horrific nature of Black fears and the culture’s relation to the supernatural. Don’t mess with teeth. She writes about people like her family, like her students, and does so across age ranges and genres.

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Toril Orlesky

Toril is the author and artist of the webcomics Hotblood! and Zarco: A Centaur in the Old West. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in 2013.

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Ginn Hale

Ginn resides in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and wayward cats. She is an award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an avid coffee-drinker.

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Grace Freud

Grace Freud is a trans writer whose comedy writing has appeared in ClickHole, The Onion, Funny or Die and Cards Against Humanity among others.

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Emily Ettlinger

Emily is a Maryland-based illustrator, cartoonist, and product designer. She is a Rhode Island School of Design 2016 graduate.

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Siobhan Manrique

Siobhan Manrique is a Venezuelan-Irish-American middle school English teacher in rural Arizona. She writes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction about the weird (and sometimes spooky) world around her.

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Emmett Hobbes

Emmett is a cartoonist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. As an ex-evangelical, he often explores the complicated nature of good and evil through comedy, genre, and fiction

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Tessa Brunton

Tessa is a cartoonist living in California whose memoir comics have been nominated for two Ignatz Awards and selected as Notable Comics by the Best American Comics series editors. Her most recent work is about her life with chronic illness.

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