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Issue 26 Editor
Sandra J. Lindow is presently Vice President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and recently served as Acting President.  Her poetry has been widely published with seven collections and 24 Rhysling nominations. Her most recent collection is entitled The Hedge Witch’s Upgrade, 2012. In 2016 she earned a third place Rhsyling award for her poem, “An Introduction to Alternate Universes Theory and Practice.”  In 2014 her critical book Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development was short-listed for the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship in Myth and Fantasy StudiesShe has previously edited Dwarf Stars and other publications such as the 2011 Wisconsin Poets' Calendar.

Issue 25 Editor
An arsonist by trade, John Reinhart lives on a farmlette in Colorado with his wife and children. He is a Frequent Contributor at Songs of Eretz, editor at Poetry Nook, and member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He was awarded the 2016 Horror Writers Association Dark Poetry Scholarship, and is a Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Award nominee. To date, he has penned two chapbooks and two full-length collections. More of his work is available at patreon.com/johnreinhart
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Issue 24 Editor
Alan Ira Gordon has been writing genre and mainstream poetry and fiction for many years. His speculative poetry has been published in The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Star*Line, Beyond Centauri, FrostFire Worlds, and The Martian Wave. His fiction has been included in Starshore Magazine, Worcester Magazine, and various small press anthologies including several of the Whortleberry Press anthologies. His stories are also collected in the anthology Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country. alaniragordon.com

Issue 23 Editor
Brian Garrison lives in Portland, OR, where he writes poetry, runs errands for the silly poetry journal, Parody, and sometimes does other stuff too. parodypoetry.com

Issue 22 Editor
Shannon Connor Winward is a poet, content writer, and author of fiction and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared widely (or is forthcoming) in venues such as Analog, The Pedestal Magazine, Stupefying Stories, Psuedopod, Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Literary Mama, Gargoyle, Illumen, Ideomancer, PANK, and The Vestal Review. Her debut chapbook Undoing Winter (Finishing Line Press) was nominated twice for an Elgin award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association; she is also a Rhysling-Award nominee, a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest, and a two-time runner-up for an emerging artist fellowship in literature by the Delaware Division of the Arts. In between writing, parenthood, and other madness, Shannon is also an officer for the SFPA and a poetry editor for Devilfish Review. Visit her on the web at shannonconnorwinward.com.

Issue 21 Editor
Marge Simon lives in Ocala, Florida and is married to Bruce Boston. Her works appear in publications such as DailySF Magazine, Urban Fantasist, and Silver Blade. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, “Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side,” and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She won the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award, 2010, the SFPA’s Dwarf Stars Award, 2012, and the Elgin Award for best poetry collection, 2015. She has won three Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Work in Poetry, two first-place Rhysling Awards and the Grand Master Award from the SF Poetry Association, 2015. Her 2015 poems appear in Qualia Nous (Written Backwards), The Dark Phantastique (Jasunni Productions), Spectral Realms anthologies by S.T. Joshi, and in 2016, Chiral Mad 3 and Scary Out There, a HWA/Simon & Schuster Y/A collection. margesimon.com

Issue 20 Editor
Josh Brown recently edited/curated King of Ages, an anthology of short stories that re-imagine King Arthur at different point in time and history. He is the creator and writer of Shamrock, a fantasy-adventure comic that runs regularly in Fantasy Scroll Magazine. His poetry has been featured in Pixies of Eglantine, Poetry Quarterly, Abandoned Towers Magazine, Aberration Labyrinth, an anthology titled Lovecraft After Dark from JWK Fiction, and more. Other places where his work has been featured include SpeckLit, The Martian Wave 2015, Toys in the Attic, Negative Burn, Alterna Tales, and more. He has also been a part of a number of self-published works.

Issue 19 Editor
Curtis Shumaker was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma, and received his B.A. at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, his M.A. at Iowa State University, and his Doctorate at Texas A&M Commerce. He is a member of several esoteric societies, a university professor, writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.

Issue 18 Editor
Jason McCall is an Alabama native, and he currently teaches at the University of Alabama. His collections include Dear Hero (winner of the 2012 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize), Silver (Main Street Rag), I Can Explain (Finishing Line Press), Mother, Less Child (winner of the 2013 Paper Nautilus Vella Chapbook Prize), and he and P.J. Williams are the editors of the forthcoming It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop (Minor Arcana Press).

Issue 17 Editor
Stephanie M. Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and a graduate of Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated poetry collections, Hysteria: A Collection of Madness, Mourning Jewelry, and An Exorcism of Angels can be found at rawdogscreaming.com, and her debut novel, The Eighth, will be out in 2015 from Dark Regions Press. Follow Wytovich at stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com and on twitter @JustAfterSunset.

Issue 16 Editor
Diane Severson is a professional singer specialized in Early Music (specifically baroque and medieval music) and a teacher of voice. Speculative fiction is her other great love. The connection between song and poetry is what led to her more recent advocacy for genre poetry and poets. She blogs on an almost weekly basis on speculative poetry (reviews, interviews and round-ups) for Amazing Stories Magazine and produces the sporadic podcast segment "Poetry Planet" for StarShipSofa, the Podcast Magazine. She (still) lives in Paris with a rocket scientist and a 5-year-old linguist.

Issue 15 Editor
Anastasia Andersen received her MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico. She teaches poetry workshops through the UNM Continuing Education program. Her poetry has appeared in various publications including Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, Southwestern American Literature, Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, Prick of the Spindle, and has been nominated for the Pushcart and Rhysling awards. She is currently finishing up her first poetry manuscript.

Issue 14 Editor
John C. Mannone has work in Split Rock Review, Agave, BlazeVOX, Tupelo Press, Raven Chronicles, Poetica Magazine, Synaesthesia, 3Elements Review, The Baltimore Review, Rose Red Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tipton Poetry Journal, Prairie Wolf Press Review, The Pedestal and others. His collection on love poetry using science metaphors, Flux Lines, was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. A former Rhysling Chair, he’s the poetry editor for Silver Blade and Abyss & Apex, and an adjunct professor of physics in east TN. His work has been nominated three times for the Pushcart. Visit The Art of Poetry at jcmannone.wordpress.com.

Issue 13 Editor
Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist as well as a poet and a science-fiction writer. He has won the Rhysling, the Dwarf Stars, and the Asimov's Reader's Poll awards for poetry, and has published poems in places as diverse as Analog, American Journal of Physics, The Magazine of Fantasy and SF, Asimov's, Word Salad Poetry, and The Journal of Recreational Mathematics. His novel Mars Crossing appeared from Tor in 2000. More can be found at geoffreylandis.com.

Issue 12 Editor
Roger Dutcher is the editor and co-founder of The Magazine of Speculative Poetry. He was, for almost ten years, one of the poetry editors at Strange Horizons. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines including Asimov’s, Modern Haiku and Talebones. He is a recipient of the Rhysling Award from the SFPA.

Issue 11 Editor
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland, His first full-length collection, breaths, is available from VanZeno Press. Intrinsic Night, a collaborative project he wrote with J. E. Stanley, was published by Sam’s Dot Publishing. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University and a penchant for Pendleton shirts, rye whiskey and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs. He stomps around Cleveland in a purple bathrobe where he hosts the monthly Deep Cleveland Poetry hour and enjoys the beer at Brew Kettle. Hooks & Books—an exploration of literature and yarn; Cleveland Poetics Blog.

Issue 10 Editor
Lawrence Schimel writes in both English and Spanish and has published over 100 books in many genres, including short story collections The Drag-Queen of Elfland (Circlet) and Two Boys in Love (Seventh Window), children’s books Let’s Go See Papa! (Groundwood) and Little Pirate Goes to Bed (InnovativeKids), poetry collections Fairy Tales for Writers and Deleted Names (both A Midsummer Night’s Press). He won the Rhysling Award for his poem “How to Make a Human” and has also won the Lambda Literary Award twice (for PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality [Cleis] and for First Person Queer [Arsenal Pulp]) and the Spectrum Award (for The Future is Queer [Arsenal Pulp]), among other prizes. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he works as a Spanish-to-English translator.

Issue 9 Editor
Cathrynne Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and two enormous cats.

Issue 8 Editor
Joanne Merriam is the editor and owner of Upper Rubber Boot Books. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and immigrated to the US in 2004. A former Executive Assistant of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, she has lived in Kentucky and New Hampshire and now resides in Tennessee. She is the author of The Glaze from Breaking (Stride, 2005), and poetry and fiction which has appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Fiddlehead, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, The Mainichi Daily News, On Spec, Per Contra, Riddle Fence, and Strange Horizons, as well as in the anthologies Ice: new writing on hockey, To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax and The Allotment: New Lyric Poets.

Issue 7 Editor
Bryan Thao Worra is a Lao-American writer. An NEA Fellow in literature and a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the Horror Writer Association, his work appears internationally in numerous publications, including Innsmouth Free Press, Bamboo Among the Oaks, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsiders Within, Dark Wisdom, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of the speculative books of poetry On the Other Side of the Eye, BARROW, and the forthcoming DEMONSTRA. He is a Cultural Olympian who represented Laos during the 2012 London Olympics. Visit him online at thaoworra.blogspot.com.

Issue 6 Editor
Wade German’s poems have appeared internationally in numerous journals and anthologies. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart and Rhysling awards, and has received honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (Volumes II & III). Some of his latest work can be found in recent or upcoming issues of Dreams and Nightmares, Nameless, Paper Crow, Phantom Drift, Space and Time, Weird Fiction Review, and Avatars of Wizardry (P’rea Press).

Issue 5 Editor
Stephen M. Wilson
is Poetry Editor for Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction and editor of the Twitterzine microcosms (@microcosms) and of Artifact, the literary journal for San Joaquin Delta College. He also spent three years as co editor of the Dwarf Stars Award Anthology. His own writings have been published in many magazines, journals and anthologies including ChiZine, Dark Wisdom, Star*Line, Paper Crow, Space & Time Magazine, Scifaikuest, The Huffington Post, and The Queer Collection, More at speceditor666.livejournal.com

Issue 4 Editor
Lester Smith works days as a writer & technologist for Sebranek Inc., an educational publisher in Wisconsin. In his spare time, he designs games, writes poetry & fiction, codes Web stuff, publishes other writers via Popcorn Press, serves as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, & dreams of being the first Android Poet Laureate of Mars. See lestersmith.com

Issue 3 Editor
Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of two books, Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011.) Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Mythic Delirium, and Prairie Schooner. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the MFA program at National University. See webbish6.com

Issue 2 Editor
Tim Jones is a poet and author of both science fiction and literary fiction who was awarded the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Among his recent books are fantasy novel Anarya’s Secret (RedBrick, 2007), short story collection Transported (Vintage, 2008), and poetry anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand (Interactive Press, 2009), co-edited with Mark Pirie. Voyagers won the “Best Collected Work” category in the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Tim’s third poetry collection, Men Briefly Explained, was published by Interactive Press in late 2011. For more, see Tim’s Amazon author page, amazon.com/Tim-Jones/e/B004MGX7Z8/ and Tim’s blog, timjonesbooks.blogspot.com

Issue 1 Editors
Samantha Henderson’s poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Weird Tales, Mythic Delirium, Lone Star Stories, and Abyss & Apex. Her second novel, Dawnbringer, was released in May of 2011 by Wizards of the Coast and she is the co-winner, with Kendall Evans, of the 2010 Rhysling award for long poetry. samanthahenderson.com

Deborah P. Kolodji works in information technology to fund her poetry obsessions. She is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a member of the Haiku Society of America. She is the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal. You can send her e-mail at dkolodji@aol.com, or see more of her work at kolodji.com

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