Authors

  1. Stef Smulders is a Dutchman who moved to Italy in 2008 to start a bed-and-breakfast in the Oltrepo Pavese wine region south of Milan. In 2016 he published ‘Living in Italy: the Real Deal’, a collection of short stories about his life as an expat.


  2. Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Virginia, has had over 370 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, reviews and anthologies since June, 2016. He has had six collections of his short stories, Sand, Rain, Heat, The Tales of Talker Knock and 50 Short Stories: The Very Best of Steve Carr, and LGBTQ: 33 Stories, published. His paranormal/horror novel Redbird was released in November, 2019. His plays have been produced in several states in the U.S. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.


  3. Steven Sheil is a writer and filmmaker based in Nottingham, UK. His work has previously appeared in Black Static, Horla, The Ghastling and as part of the Black Library anthology Invocations. He is the director of the horror film Mum & Dad (2008).


  4. Susan Cornford is a retired public servant, living in Perth, Western Australia, with pieces published or forthcoming in 365 tomorrows, Akashic Books Fri Sci-fi, Antipodean Science Fiction, Corner Bar Magazine, Speculative 66, Theme of Absence and The Were-Traveler.


  5. Tabitha Potts has several short stories in print anthologies as well as online. She was recently long-listed for the Sunderland University Short Story Award, a Finalist in MIROnline’s Folk Tale Festival and Highly Commended in MIROnline’s Booker Prize Competition. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck and a First in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. She also runs Story Radio Podcast, sharing the work of emerging writers.


  6. Tim Major’s novels include Snakeskins and the upcoming Hope Island, both published by Titan Books. Other books include short story collection And the House Lights Dim and a non-fiction book about the 1915 silent crime film, Les Vampires, which was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. His short stories have appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us and numerous anthologies, including Best of British Science Fiction and Best Horror of the Year.


  7. Umiyuri Katsuyama is a multiple-award-winning writer of fantasy and horror, often based on Asian folklore motifs. A native of Iwate in the far north of Japan, she later moved to Tokyo and studied at Seisen University. In 2011, she won the Japan Fantasy Novel Award with her novel Sazanami no kuni. Her most recent novel, Chuushi, ayashii nabe to tabi wo suru, was published in 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous horror anthologies in Japan.


  8. Victory Witherkeigh is a new upcoming author originally from Los Angeles, CA. She is based in the Pacific Northwest and finishing her first novel. Victory has a short story published in a literary magazine, Allegory Ridge titled, “HysterSister.” She has her debut publication in a horror anthology, The Hollow Horror Anthology Book #3, for sale beginning May 2020 containing her fiction short story, “Passion,” under Breaking Rules Publishing.


  9. Born in South-Africa and raised in a small farming community, Wiebo only had his imagination to keep him occupied, till he discovered the magic of books. He fell in love with the characters within from an early age. Soon he started to create his own worlds and stories in his head. These stories developed voices, which clamored to be heard. So, he writes. Shortlisted for his Flash Fiction and Poetry for the Fish Publishing Prize he had various stories published in Molotov Lit, National Flash Fiction Day, Reflex Fiction and more.


  10. After earning an English lit PhD from Duke and teaching English at both the high-school and college level up and down the U.S. Eastern seaboard, William Slayton recently relocated from the South Carolina low country to the Rockies. At this altitude he’s finished a novel, Under the Banyan Tree, set in the South Pacific during the last days of World War Two.