Kayla Bashe is a binational lesbian currently attending Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Liminality Magazine, and various zines, and her short fiction has appeared in the Outliers of Science Fiction anthology, as well as Solarpunk Press, Mirror Dance edited by Megan Arkenberg, and The Future Fire. She is also the author of several queer romance/speculative fiction novellas.
Read Kayla’s fairy tale: Acorn Kate
Robin Cedar’s work has appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Front Porch Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, Leveler, The Fem, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net and selected for limited-run chapbook projects. She received her MFA in poetry from Oregon State University and served as poetry editor and social media manager to its lit mag, 45th Parallel. She is a reader for Lemon Star Magazine, a lit mag dedicated to underrepresented undergraduate writers. She teaches English Composition and writing in Corvallis, Oregon.
Read Robin’s fairy tale: Mermaids
See more: @robin_cedar
helga floros lives in a body. they’ve had work in witchcraft magazine, vagabond city lit, spy kids review, and other places.
Read helga’s fairy tale: red
See more: @helgafloros
Nadia Henderson is a London-based writer, happily living up to the coffee-sipping, cat-stroking stereotype. She can usually be found on the sofa, or brunching with her fabulous women writers’ collective.
Read Nadia’s fairy tale: Huldra
T.R. North was born and raised in Florida and has never been featured in a “News of the Weird” column run in another state. Other works of short fiction can be found in Metaphorosis, Persistent Visions, and PseudoPod.
Read T.R.’s fairy tales: Time and Tide, The Farmer’s Beautiful Daughter
See more: @northonthegulf
Amina Razzack is a journalism graduate based in India who enjoys all forms of storytelling. She is a first time fiction writer and enjoys travelling to make some stories of her own.
Read Amina’s fairy tale: The Price to Pay
Nori Rose earned her Associate of Arts in Creative Writing with Honors from Austin Community College and her BA in English/Creative Writing with Honors from the University of Texas. Her work has been published in The Rio Review, Feminine Inquiry, Musings of a #LonelyFeminist, Hothouse, and online in Gingerbread House. She is a former staff writer for Jupiter Index Web Magazine, and has taught creative writing workshops on professional writing and dark fantasy to Austin-area youth. She is currently finishing her first novel, with plans to pursue an MFA in Fiction within the next few years. She is an eighth-generation Texan and lives in Austin with her husband, two rescue cats, a rescue dog, and a blue tongue skink.
Read Nori’s fairy tale: Beast Girls
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S. J. Ross is a graduating history major in Montana. She finds a joyful rebellion in traditional femininities and reclaiming women’s history. Some of her favorite things include Victorian-style scrapbooks, the smell of army surplus, and happy endings.
Read S.J.’s fairy tale: Rescue
G.G. Silverman lives just north of Seattle. Her fiction and poetry have won awards, and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from So To Speak feminist language + art, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Seventh Wave, Lunch Ticket, Molotov Cocktail, Iconoclast, Ellipsis Literature & Art, and more. She is currently at work on a short story collection as well as her third novel.
Read G.G.’s fairy tale: What the Wolf Taught
See more: ggsilverman.com
Alex Vigue is a queer poet and storyteller from Ridgefield, Washington. He has a degree in creative writing from Western Washington University and has been published in Drunk Monkeys, Cotton Xenomorph, and Cahoodaloodaling. His debut chapbook “The Myth of Man” was a finalist for the Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition.
Read Alex’s fairy tale: Hypertension and Panic (The Well of a Witch’s Power)
Tria Wood is a writer and educator who helps children and teachers become confident creative writers through the Writers in the Schools program in Houston, Texas. Her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Sugar House Review, Literary Mama, and public art installations.
Read Tria’s fairy tale: The Flea Wife