Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Selena Middleton is a writer, editor, and educator with experience teaching both academic and creative writing. She earned a PhD in English focusing on feminist and Indigenous science fiction and interrelationality in the context of ecological collapse narratives. Branching off from this project, her current work—both academic and creative—examines connections between the emotional and the ecological as part of a wider definition of ecology. She is an active member of Editors Canada and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She lives with her family in a weird wooded dreamland on the Niagara Escarpment, where she regularly meets deer, foxes, coyotes, and cloaked riders on horseback.
Reader and Freelance Editor
Kristen Shaw is an educator and editor. She earned her PhD in English focusing on speculative fiction and spatial politics. Her current research looks at speculative fiction of the Anthropocene through an intersectional lens.
Editing and Publishing Consultant
Jacqueline Langille has more than 15 years of experience in publishing and currently works as Managing Editor at a respected academic journal.
Beverly Bambury has been a book publicist since 2012. She has worked with writers from most genres, including horror, mystery, crime, SFF, and others. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Beverly resides in Brampton, Ontario. She lives there with her husband, teenaged step-son, two very small dogs and two normal-sized cats. Read more about Beverly Bambury Publicity here.
Rae Stoltenkamp was born in South Africa and travelled to England in her 20s to visit family. She stayed on as an alien and was eventually granted British citizenship because she pledged to teach English to inner city school children. When she’s not reading, she writes poetry, short stories, novellas and novels. Her dearest hope is to make enough money from her writing so one day she can own a very large dog which takes her for walks.
Ren is an SFF writer, writing mentor and postgraduate Publishing student. She spent most of the past few years working in game dev while plotting twisty space books. She loves weird mysteries, pop science, elaborate book playlists, and pondering about alternate universes. Ren’s debut novel, Under Fortunate Stars, will be published by Solaris in May 2022.
M. A. Blanchard is a lifelong science fiction, fantasy, and horror enthusiast who dreams of one day using her education in linguistics, writing, and editing to found a speculative fiction magazine. A transplant from the USA to Canada, she currently lives and grows on her family’s organic vegetable farm in Mi’kma’ki. Her short fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire and is forthcoming in Bikes in Space.
Yasmin is a teacher and reviewer. A reader since childhood, when she’d go with her mom to the bookstore every weekend, she has been an enthusiastic book blogger since 2011 and hopes to one day write stories others will love.
Kori is a nomadic nerd who likes writing, drawing, and staring blankly into the distance. Kori enjoys listening to audio books, especially while on the road, and low-key wants to see every US National Park. When not looking at cat videos, they’re rewriting a manuscript for the 5th time and testing the limits of how many scenes can be cut before the plot falls apart.
Artists and Designers
Anne Middleton is the artist and designer for Sim Kern’s Depart, Depart! and Michael J. DeLuca’s Night Roll. Anne is a graphic design professional and business owner who runs the very popular northern Ontario destination, Severn Mills Trading Post & Coffee Cabin.
Rachel Lobbenberg (Yu-Lobbenberg, Rachel) is the artist and designer for Octavia Cade’s The Impossible Resurrection of Grief and the designer for Cynthia Zhang’s After the Dragons.
Wang Xulin is the cover artist for Cynthia Zhang’s After the Dragons.