Allen has been a published writer for many years. In 2006 he won the British Fantasy Society (BFS) award for Best Anthology as editor of The Elastic Book Of Numbers (Elastic Press, 2005). He is the judge of the BFS Short Story Competition for 2013. He runs several writing classes across north London. www.allenashley.com
Roshni Beeharry is a doctor and medical educator, born and based in London. She has an MA in Creative Writing & Personal Development, University of Sussex and has had poetry and short fiction published in anthologies, magazines and online platforms in the UK and USA publications including “Writing Magazine”, “Litro” Magazine and Kind of a Hurricane Press (USA). She won first prize in the Enfield Poetry Gold Cup in 2000 and was short listed in the Aeon Award 2012. She is a poetry and short fiction reviewer for an American medical journal “Families, Systems and Health”.
Madeleine Beresford is a writer of SF, fantasy and speculative fiction. She graduated from Warwick University in 2010, where she completed a creative writing dissertation as part of the Warwick Writing Programme. She now works in the digital department of an independent publisher and lives in London.
Gary Budgen grew up and lives in London. He has had about a hundred or so stories published in magazines and short story anthologies including Interzone, Dark Horizons and the Where Are We Going anthology from Eibonvale press. His chapbook of short stories, Chrysalis is published by Horrified Press. He can be found at
Dan Coxon is the editor of “Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood” and a contributing editor at “The Lonely Crowd”. He writes horror and other speculative fiction under a pen name, most recently published by Unsung Stories and Black Static. When not writing he runs a proofreading and copy-editing business at Momus Editorial.
Rima studied Modern Languages at Oxford and holds a doctorate in medieval French from Cambridge. She is an editor, writer and translator. She is the author of two works of non-fiction, Last Thing at Night and Constantinople and the West in Medieval French Literature. She is working on her first novel, a quest fantasy.
Sarah Doyle is the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Poet-in-Residence, and is currently studying for a Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway College, University of London. She has been published in a wide variety of magazines (including Poetry News, BFS Journal, Orbis and The Fenland Reed) and anthologies (with publishers such as The Alchemy Press, Paper Swans, The Emma Press and Three Drops Press), and reads regularly at poetry events in and around London. Sarah won the William Blake Poetry Prize in 2015, and has been placed in many other competitions, such as Mslexia, Live Canon, Café Writers, York Mix, etc. She is (with Allen Ashley) co-author of a collection, Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System (PS Publishing, 2014). More at: www.sarahdoyle.co.uk
Dolly Garland writes stories that are a bit like her – muddled in cultures. Having lived in three countries and several cities, she now calls London her home, the roots of her fiction have returned to India, where she grew up. You can chat to her @DollyGarland on Twitter, @DollyGarlandAuthor on Facebook, and http://www.dollygarland.com
Mark Lewis’s stories have been published in the Escape Velocity and Full Fathom Forty anthologies, as well as Scheherazade and Estronomicon. He has had poetry published in The Nail, and two pantomimes performed. He also writes lyrics for International Electromatics. Mark is currently writing his second novel. Mark’s website is:
Robin Lupton works as an editor by day and writes speculative fiction in the wee hours of the morning, during her commute and late into the night. She doesn’t get much sleep. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been living in the UK for the past ten years.
Adam Marks is 36 years old. He is married, a father of one. He lives and works in London. He writes speculative fiction. As well as short stories he is also working on a novel. His current influences are William Burroughs, China Mieville, Ward Moore and the SCP Foundation. He has been recently published in Sein Und Werden, A Kind of a Hurricane press and Red Wedge magazine.
Susan spends her days working in the Higher Education sector, and her nights, weekends and every spare minute writing short stories and working on her first novel. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, both in print and online. Susan blogs for the webzine Astronaut.com
Stephen Oram writes speculative fiction, mainly in a recognisable near-future London. He’s been a hippie-punk, a religious-squatter, and a bureaucrat-anarchist; he thrives on contradictions, using the tension they create to fuel his slightly skewed fictional worlds. He has two published social science fiction novels, Quantum Confessions and Fluence. You can find some of his flash fiction at
Gary Power works in neurosciences and is a writer of all things dark and strange. He has had short stories published in several anthologies including the Black Book of Horror and Spinetinglers. He is a member of the British Fantasy Society and the Horror Writers Association. He can be found here – http://strangeworld3.wix.com/strangeworld3 and Amazon author central.
Gaie Sebold’s first published book was a poetry collection, Urban Fox (Tall Lighthouse Press, 2001). Her debut novel introduced brothel-owning ex-avatar of sex and war, Babylon Steel (Solaris, 2012); followed by Dangerous Gifts, 2013, Shanghai Sparrow, a steampunk fantasy, 2014 and Sparrow Falling, 2016. Her stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including the BFS Award shortlisted anthology Fight Like a Girl. She lives in leafy suburbia, runs writing workshops, grows vegetables, and is a judge for the 2018 Arthur C Clarke Award.
Her website is http://www.gaiesebold.com and twitter @GaieSebold.
David Turnbull was born in Edinburgh and now lives and works in London. His short fiction has been published in numerous magazines and short story anthologies, both in print and online. His first novel, a children’s fantasy adventure entitled The Tale of Euan Redcap, was released on the Pixiefoot Press imprint of Essex based Wyvern Publications in March 2012.
David’s website is: http://www.tumsh.co.uk/
Sandra Unerman is a retired Government lawyer and a writer of fantasy fiction. Her young adult Arthurian novel, Trial of Three, was published in 1979, and she has had stories published in Scheherazade and in All Hallows magazine. She is currently working on a series of fantasy novels set early in the 20th Century.
Nick Wood is a South African writer. He has published a YA SF book in South Africa entitled ‘The Stone Chameleon, as well as about a dozen short stories in venues such as Infinity Plus, Interzone, PostScripts, Albedo One, and AfroSF. He can be found at http://nickwood.frogwrite.co.nz/