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Ife Nihinlola

IfeOluwa Nihinlola is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Before becoming a writer of stories, he had a brief life as a structural engineer, magazine editor, and music critic. He now teaches creative writing to undergraduate students in the Midwest. Before that he lived in Ogbomoso, a small town in Southwest Nigeria.   […]

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Karintha Parker

Karintha Parker is a black fiction writer, professional book pusher and recovering lawyer from New York. When she’s not writing, reading or promoting, she’s barely surviving kitchen disasters of her own making or singing along to Phantom of the Opera from memory and off-key. She draws inspiration from ancestor folklore, storms, and those few days […]

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Bethany C Morrow

Bethany C Morrow is a national bestselling author. Her young adult novels include A Song Below Water, A Chorus Rises, and the Little Women remix, So Many Beginnings, and she is editor/contributor to the young adult anthology Take The Mic, which won the 2020 ILA Social Justice in Literature award. Her adult novels include Mem, and the forthcoming social horror, Cherish Farrah. Her work […]

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Iasmin Omar Ata

Iasmin Omar Ata is a Middle Eastern & Muslim comics artist, game developer and illustrator who creates art about coping with illness, self-acceptance, and Islamic futurism. They are currently working on two books with Viking Books, the first of which is to release in 2022!   Find Iasmin on their website, or on Twitter at […]

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Leena Aboutaleb

leena aboutaleb is an egyptian-palestinian writer.   Find leena on Twitter at @na5leh, and on Instagram at @leena.jpeg.

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R.S.A. Garcia

R.S.A. writes speculative fiction, and lives in Trinidad and Tobago with an extended family and too many cats and dogs. Her debut science fiction mystery novel, Lex Talionis, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, the Silver Medal for Best Scifi/Fantasy/Horror Ebook from the Independent Publishers Awards (2015), and became an Amazon Bestseller. She has […]

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Nicole D. Sconiers

Nicole D. Sconiers is the author of Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, a speculative fiction short-story collection that has been taught at colleges and universities around the country. Her work has appeared in the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters, which was a Bram Stoker Award finalist. Ms. Sconiers was a guest columnist for […]

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Ana Meira

Ana Meira (she/her) is a writer, translator, and educator. She is author of the poetry book Gravidades (Gravities, 2019), cowriter of sutura (suture, 2019) and is also on the anthology Afrofuturismo: O Futuro é Nosso (Afrofuturism: the future is ours, 2020).   Find Ana at her website, or on Instagram at @ameiramar.

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Tara Warren

Tara J. Warren, known to some as TJ, has always had a love for Film and Television. She credits her endless learning of the art, focus, and fearless character to all the actors/actresses that paved the way before her. This humble actress will not be denied, and she will continue to study her craft while […]

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L. M. Davis

L. M. Davis is a speculative fiction author who writes about shapeshifters, aliens, immortals, and witches. Her novels include INTERLOPERS, POSERS, FORGERS, and skinless. Her writing has appeared in PASTE MAGAZINE and on BLACK SCI-FI.COM. Davis is also a scholar of African American and Native American literatures and cultures, with particular interest in the speculative production of these […]

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