Kayla Bashe is a disabled queer badass from the New York area. Their poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Liminality Magazine, and various zines, and their 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. They are 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
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Sarah is an education policy professional, writer, and feminist living in Long Beach.
Read Sarah’s fairy tale: coming soon!
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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
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Keren Chelsea Guevara
Keren Chelsea Guevara is a poet, student, and creator from Laguna, Philippines. Her writing revolves around the presence of god or the lack thereof, girls, depression, and love. Her work has been published in MELANINcollective, Sula Collective, Germ Magazine, and The Fem Lit Mag. She has written other longer works such as Nowhere in the Middle and Self Apologies. One day, she hopes to make enough of a difference in the world. For now, she writes.
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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
Kanika Lawton is a writer, poet, editor, and film scholar living in Toronto, Ontario. She is an MA Candidate and Graduate Assistant at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute, where she teaches on horror films and sex in cinema, and volunteers for LGBTOUT, Canada’s oldest LGBTQ+ student organization. She is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of L’Éphémère Review, Social Media Manager of Rambutan Literary, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2018 Pink Door Fellow. Her work has appeared in Ricepaper Magazine, Vagabond City Literary Journal, Hypertrophic Literary, Longleaf Review, and Rust + Moth, and profiled in The Ellis Review, Horn & Ivory Zine, and wildness. She is the author of Wildfire Heart (The Poetry Annals, 2018) and Loneliness, and Other Ways to Split a Body (Ghost City Press, 2018).
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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.
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
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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)
Topaz Winters is a poet, essayist, editor, creative director, speaker, actress, & multidisciplinary artist. Among her internationally award-winning & critically-acclaimed creative credits include working as the author of three books (most recently poems for the sound of the sky before thunder, Math Paper Press, 2017), writer & star of the short film SUPERNOVA (dir. Ishan Modi, 2017), creative director & editor-in-chief of Half Mystic Press (est. 2015), speaker of the TEDx talk Healing Is a Verb (2017), & creator of the digital art installation Love Lives Bot (est. 2018). Her work has been published in Cosmonauts Avenue & DIALOGIST, profiled in The Straits Times & The Business Times, & commended by Button Poetry & the National YoungArts Foundation, among others. She is the youngest Singaporean ever to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She was born in 1999 & studies literature & film at Princeton University. She enjoys chai lattes, classic films, wildflowers, & the colour of the sky when nothing is dreaming of it.
Read Topaz’s fairy tale: The Year We Fell In Love & the Forest Happened Around It
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