Please join us as we listen to incredible new and established voices in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and weird fiction, as well as a Q&A roundtable to discuss topical issues in the genre.
Carrie Laben grew up in western New York and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. She now lives in Queens. Her work has appeared in such venues as Birding, The Dark, Indiana Review, Okey-Panky, and Outlook Springs. In 2017 she won the Shirley Jackson Award in Short Fiction for her story “Postcards from Natalie” and Duke University’s Documentary Essay Prize for the essay “The Wrong Place”. In 2015 she was selected for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer’s Residency and in 2018 she was a MacDowell Fellow. Her debut novel, A Hawk in the Woods, was published by Word Horde in March 2019.
LC Von Hessen is a writer of horror, weird fiction, and various other strains of unpleasantness, appearing in such anthologies as Pickman’s Gallery, Machinations & Mesmerism: Tales Inspired by ETA Hoffmann, Nox Pareidolia, and the upcoming Would But Time Await: An Anthology of New England Folk Horror. An ex-Midwesterner, von Hessen lives in Brooklyn with a talkative orange cat named Monty.
Teri.zin’s stories are older than her years, much like the name she’s chosen to pen them under. Of Trinidadian descent and hailing from Jersey City, NJ, Zin is influenced by the everyday curiosities of the terrifying unknown and the fascinating weird. Her work is currently featured in the anthologies Forever Vacancy, Sycorax’s Daughters, and Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II. Her non-fiction essay “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” was published in Uncanny Magazine’s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 issue. Her personal website, terizin.com, is currently under construction, so stay tuned for all of her weirdness in HTML form. In the interim, you can follow her on Twitter @intelligentwat.”
Sandra T. is a poet and storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the chapbook, Dark Matter, and debut collection, The Sun Weakens Beneath the Skin.
A.J. Locke is your typical over-caffeinated writer with too many ideas and not enough time to do all of them. She writes poetry and urban fantasy novels, and spends her days reading, writing and doing art all day. Not really, but a girl can dream. She’s an island girl at heart, originally from Trinidad & Tobago, but now makes her home in NYC with her daughter.
Farah Rose Smith is a writer, editor, and artist whose work often focuses on the Gothic, Decadent, and Surreal. She authored the novellas THE ALMANAC OF DUST, EVISCERATOR, ANONYMA, and has had numerous short stories in horror and speculative anthologies including SYNTH Magazine, VASTARIEN Literary Journal, and NIGHTSCRIPT. Her first short fiction collection OF ONE PURE WILL was released from Egaeus Press in June 2019.