We are excited to already have a team of fantastic, innovative SFF writers from around the world lined up to write stories for us:

Jo Anderton writes speculative fiction for anyone who likes their worlds a little different. She sprinkles a pinch of science fiction to spice up her fantasy, and thinks horror adds flavour to everything. She has won the Aurealis, Ditmar and Australian Shadows awards. [Twitter]

John Chu is a microprocessor architect by day, a writer, translator, and podcast narrator by night. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming at Boston Review, Uncanny, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Tor.com among other venues. His translations have been published or is forthcoming at Clarkesworld, The Big Book of SF and other venues. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.  [Twitter]

Kameron Hurley is the author of The Stars are Legion and the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science MagazineLightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, Bitch Magazine, and Locus Magazine. [Twitter]

Rosaleen Love has published two collections of short fiction with the Women’s Press, UK, The Total Devotion Machine and Evolution Annie. Her most recent books are Secret Lives of Books, Reefscape: Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef, and The Traveling Tide. She is honoured to be a recipient of the Chandler Award for lifetime achievement in Australian science fiction.

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator from the Palyku people. The homeland of her people is located in the dry, vivid beauty of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ambelin has written and illustrated a number of award winning picture books as well as writing a dystopian series – ‘the Tribe’ – for Young Adults. When not writing or illustrating, Ambelin teaches law and spends time with her family and her dogs.

Sandra McDonald is a former military officer, recovering Hollywood assistant, and perennially patient instructor who writes romance, history, fantasy, science fiction, BLGTQA, and young adult fiction. Her first collection of short fiction, Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, won a Lambda award for LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror. Her stories have been published in several dozen magazines, anthologies, and novels. She currently resides in Florida. [Twitter]

Seanan McGuire is an American author, living on the West Coast (where the rattlesnakes are) and spending most of her time dreaming of rain. She writes a lot of books. When not writing, Seanan enjoys travel, visiting the haunted cornfields of the world, spending time with her enormous Maine Coon cats, and collecting creepy dolls. [Twitter]

E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts. He has published four novels and short stories in various magazines and anthologies, most recently 1985: Stori3s from SOS. His first novel, Fair Coin, won the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult SF and Fantasy. [Twitter]

Justina Robson sold her first novel in 1999; it also won the 2000 amazon.co.uk Writers’ Bursary Award. Her eleven books have been variously shortlisted for most of the major genre awards. An anthology of her short fiction, Heliotrope, was published in 2012. Her novels and stories range widely over SF and fantasy, often in combination and often featuring AIs and machines who aren’t exactly what they seem.  [Twitter]

Nisi Shawl wrote the Tiptree Award-winning collection Filter House and the Nebula finalist and Tiptree Honor novel Everfair, an alternate history of the Congo.  Her stories have appeared in Analog and Asimov’s magazines, among other publications.  She’s a founder of the Carl Brandon Society and a Clarion West board member. [Twitter]

Cat Sparks is a multi-award winning Australian science fiction and fantasy author. Cat grew up in Sydney, has a BA in Visual Arts and is finishing a PhD examining the intersection of science fiction and climate fiction. She was Fiction Editor of Cosmos magazine for five years and managed Agog! Press from 2002 to 2008.  Seventy of her short stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies including The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Year’s Best SF 16, Loosed Upon the World, Solaris Rising 3 and Lightspeed Magazine. Lotus Blue, her debut novel (Skyhorse, 2017), is set in a far future war and climate-ravaged Australia. [Twitter]

Bogi Takács (e/em/eir/emself or they pronouns) is a Hungarian Jewish agender trans person currently living in the US as a resident alien. E writes both fiction and poetry, and eir work has been published in a variety of venues like Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Apex. E is currently editing the anthology Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016 for Lethe Press. Bogi talks about books with a focus on diverse authors at Bogi Reads the World, and eir Patreon features many goodies, art, sudden poems and more. [Twitter]

Kaaron Warren has been publishing horror and science fiction for more than 20 years. She’s sold over 200 stories and has six short story collections and four novels in print. Her most recent novel, The Grief Hole, won the Canberra Critics Award, the Aurealis Award and the Australian Shadows Award. [Twitter]