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Vendors and Exhibitors

Diasporan Savant Press

Diasporan Savant Press centers multidisciplinary works highlighting marginalized members of the African diaspora through printmaking, art books, zines, textile art, film and more. The inspiration behind the work comes from the richness, resilience, and incredible diversity of the African Diaspora and the fertile multiversal blackness cradling our planet from which all life sprang. Anti-Blackness is understood, in this context, as anti-life and entirely antithetical to creative energy and the potential for healing. Themes of self care, mental health, and justice are central.

CatStone Books

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CatStone Books is a nonprofit publishing company that publishes minority voices in speculative fiction. We also have a ton of opportunities for authors, such as our $10,000 Samuel R. Delany Fellowship.

Mocha Memoirs Press

Nicole Kurtz is the publisher of Mocha Memoirs Press. For the last 11 years, our mission has been to amplify marginalized voices in speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Apex Magazine

Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. We publish short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.

Fandom Forward

Fandom Forward turns fans into heroes. We use the power of story and popular culture to make activism accessible and sustainable. Through experiential training and real life campaigns, we develop compassionate, skillful leaders who learn to approach our world’s problems with joy, creativity, and commitment to equity.

Fan activism is an organizing strategy that draws parallels between beloved pop culture and real world issues of inequity to mobilize fans for social good. Fandom Forward has been a leader of the field for over 15 years, and our proven track record demonstrates the efficacy of this power-building methodology. We approach our work in three ways: providing accessible training, engaging fans in campaign experience, and building community.

Olivia Stephens

Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. Olivia has created work for a number of sites and publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Her debut graphic novel, Artie and the Wolf Moon, comes out from Lerner Books on September 7th, 2021. The story follows Artemis “Artie” Irvin, a fiercely independent eighth grader who’s just discovered she comes from a family of werewolves. As she navigates her new reality, school bullies, and a first crush, she’s also determined to find out how her human father died—and learns she isn’t the scariest thing in the woods.

khōréō magazine

khōréō is a magazine of speculative fiction publishing stories, essays, and art by immigrant and diaspora writers. We’re especially interested in writing and art that explore some aspect of migration, whether explicitly (themes of immigration, colonialism, etc.), metaphorically, or with a sly nod and a wink. We publish a quarterly digital issue and release all stories on our website and in audio form every two weeks after initial publication. Founded in 2020, we have been committed to paying SFWA pro rates from the very start.

iconografi

Before its debut in 2019, iconografi – a play on “iconography”, the interpretation of images and symbols – began as just that. The artistic communication of anime, manga, and videogames has inspired us to incorporate and reimagine such aesthetics into accessories and apparel to help you welcome those quirky, nerdy, delightfully fun aspects of your personality that make you your best self!

Fireside Magazine

Fireside has two goals: to find and publish great stories regardless of genre, and to pay our writers and artists well.

Neon Hemlock Press

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Neon Hemlock is a Washington, DC-based small press publishing speculative fiction, rad zines and queer chapbooks. We punctuate our titles with oracle decks, occult ephemera and literary candles.

Publishers Weekly once called us “the apex of queer speculative fiction publishing” and we’re still beaming.

Constelación Magazine

Constelación is a quarterly speculative fiction bilingual magazine, publishing stories in both Spanish and English. Writers can submit their stories in either language. Fifty percent of the stories we publish in every issue will be from authors from the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diaspora.

Dark Helix Press

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Dark Helix Press is an indie press which publishes diverse fantasy, science fiction, raw non-fiction and edgy things other publishers ignore.

Ashleigh Davenport

I’m Ash, and I write romance comics and novels, do lots of pour paintings that I make into galaxy girls, and draw chibis and comics. The mix of interests has turned into an array of projects that fill my need to create.

Clarion West

Clarion West is a nonprofit literary organization that runs an acclaimed six-week residential workshop every summer, online classes and workshops, one-day and weekend workshops, a reading series every summer, and other events throughout the year.

Stelliform Press

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Stelliform Press is a small Canadian press publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and literary writing which addresses our world’s most pressing problems: climate change, ecological destruction, and the effect of these issues on how we relate to each other and to other living beings. We see these problems as systemic and pervasive, exacerbating long-standing social issues, and challenging us to confront the roots of inequality in many of our current and past social structures. Established in 2020, Stelliform is already receiving starred, recommended, and otherwise glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, The Chicago Review of Books, and The Ancillary Review of Books. Our second title, Michael J. DeLuca’s Night Roll was a finalist for the IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award.

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