Marianne is a NYC-based Egyptian-American illustrator and background artist. She writes SFF stories about women almost kissing or… sometimes… actually kissing.
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 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.
Grace Freud is a trans writer whose comedy writing has appeared in ClickHole, The Onion, Funny or Die and Cards Against Humanity among others.
Emily is a Maryland-based illustrator, cartoonist, and product designer. She is a Rhode Island School of Design 2016 graduate.
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
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.
Public benefits attorney by day, author of urban fantasy and science fiction by night, Erin Fulmer lives in Northern California with her husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not writing or working, she enjoys hatha yoga, taking pictures of the sky, and napping like it’s an Olympic sport.
Jessie is a recovering lawyer living in Toronto with her wife and two cats. She writes SFF with an emphasis on queer joy, telling stories full of magic, adventure, and, of course, kissing.
Revel is an Australian artist living in Nova Scotia. He creates the queer fantasy webcomic Sparks, and daydreams about gardening.
Jordan Alsaqa is a Palestinian American Comic Writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. His debut graphic novel, Cooking with Monsters, co-created with artist Vivian Truong, is scheduled for release in Fall 2023 from IDW.
Ray is a jack-of-all-trade comic creator in Chicago. Their graphic novels include Light Carries On and Station Six, scheduled for future release, Messenger with writer Paul Tobin, and a huge handful of self-published comics.
Sierra Barnes is a historian-turned-comic-creator who currently lives in Washington, DC making webcomics and print comics based on history and folklore.
Christopher Ruz is a Melbourne-based professional author writing epic fantasy about stabbing and/or kissing. He is also the editor-in-chief of Emergence Magazine, writes for videogames, and spends his spare time taking unflattering photos of his cat.
Sujin Witherspoon is a Korean-American author, artist, and lover of things that go bump in the night. When she’s not writing her next novel, she’s exploring Seattle or searching (unsuccessfully) for Bigfoot in the PNW forests.
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