Amin Chehelnabi is an Australian-born gay Iranian with a strong interest in the speculative fiction field. He has been a Collection/Anthology Judge for the Aurealis Awards, and a First Reader for Lightspeed Magazine. He’s also an alumnus of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop at UC San Diego (2014), and a recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship Award.
His publications include a horror story with Innsmouth Free Press (2014), which received an Honorable Mention in The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven (Edited by Ellen Datlow), and a story this year (2021) with World Weaver Press, in their Multispecies Cities anthology that focuses on the theme of climate change.
Amin was also a panelist for a three-day conference called Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler through Archives, Art, and Worldmaking, which took place at the Cross-Cultural Center at UC San Diego (2016). He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture, and loves cats.