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Anastasia Collins

Anastasia “Stacy” Collins (she/they) is the Research & Instruction Librarian for Children’s Literature and Social Work at the Simmons University Library. Outside of librarianship, Stacy is a children’s literature scholar and reviewer as well as a trauma-informed facilitator with the Anti-Racism Collaborative of Massachusetts. She is the author of “Language, Power, and Oppression in the […]

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Gayathri Kamath

Gayathri Kamath is a Desi-American engineer, waylaid on her original path to build rockets and ended up herding cats in tech instead. She’s told stories all her life about goddesses, apsaras, and warrior-princesses and started writing again after not seeing enough of these characters in the books she was reading.   Find Gayathri on Twitter […]

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Robyn-Renée Jordan

Robyn-Renée Jordan is a community builder, producer, host, and sometimes cultural critic. Co-founder and Chief Community Officer for Black Girls Create, her favorite things include playing vinyl records in dark rooms, browsing city library shelves, sporadic marathons of Star Trek, and hyping up exceptional Black Femmes. You can find her live-tweeting TV on Twitter @Robyn_Rambles.   Check […]

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Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon is a dyke, an anarchist, a she-beast, an exile, a shiv, a wreck, and an author of speculative and literary fiction. In 2018, fae received the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Firecracker Award in Fiction for faer debut novel, An Unkindness of Ghosts, and in 2020 faer second novel, The Deep, won the Lambda Literary Award. Faer third […]

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Natasha D. Lane

Natasha D. Lane is a friend of most things caffeinated, a lover of books, and a writing warrior to her core. As a believer that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” she graduated from Juniata College in 2015 with hopes to become a journalist. Instead, life took her on a different path, and Natasha […]

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Naomi Day

Naomi Day (she/her) is a queer Black woman who enjoys interrogating the strange ways her mixed-race experience has shaped the way she moves through the world. She primarily writes Afro-centric futurist fiction of varying lengths, and her writing typically centers on queerness, spirituality named and unnamed, broken and found families, and the liminality inherent in […]

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Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko is the NYT Bestselling Author of the RAYBEARER series. She’s a Nebula Award, Ignyte Award, Audie Award, and Hugo Lodestar finalist, and she’s been featured in People Magazine, NPR Best Books, NPR Pop Culture Hour, & ALA Top Ten. She writes about magic Black girls who aren’t magic all the time, because honestly, […]

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T. L. Huchu

T. L. Huchu (he/him) has been published previously (as Tendai Huchu) in the adult market, but The Library of the Dead is his genre fiction debut. His previous books (The Hairdresser of Harare and The Maestro, The Magistrate and the Mathematician) have been translated into multiple languages and his short fiction has won awards. Tendai grew in up Zimbabwe but […]

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Sara Saab

Sara Saab was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She now lives in North London, where she has perfected her resting London face. Her current interests are croissants and emojis thereof, amassing poetry collections, and coming up with a plausible reason to live on a sleeper train. Sara’s a 2015 graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. Her […]

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S. Qiouyi Lu

S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and edits between two coasts of the Pacific. Ær debut novella In the Watchful City is out now from Tordotcom Publishing. Ær other work has appeared in several award-winning venues. Æ has edited the magazine Arsenika and runs microverses, a hub for tiny narratives. You can find out more about S. at ær […]

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