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Robert J. Mendenhall

Robert J. Mendenhall is a retired police officer, retired Air National Guardsman, and former Broadcast Journalist for the American Forces Network, Europe. A member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America, he writes in multiple genres including science fiction, crime and suspense, horror, and pulp adventure. His short fiction has appeared in three Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthologies published by Pocket Books, and anthologies by Fey Publishing, Kayelle Press, Dark Quest Books, Dreadful CafĂ© Press, Chaosium Publishing, Local Hero Press, Zimbell House Press, Nomadic Delirium Press, and Rogue Star Press. He lives in southwestern Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Claire. And so many animals. Visit his web site, follow him on Twitter (@robtjmendenhall), or send him an e-mail: [email protected]

Stories: High Price

Mike Sherer

Mike Sherer lives in the Greater Cincinnati area in southwest Ohio. His screenplay 'Hamal_18' was produced in Los Angeles and released direct to DVD. It is available to purchase at Amazon or to rent at Netflix DVD. His mystery/fantasy novel 'A Cold Dish' was published by James Ward Kirk Fiction and is available at Amazon in paperback and digital format. He has posted his mystery/suspense novella "Clans" at Wattpad. "Womb" will be the eighth short story he has published, along with one novella. Links to his published works are available on his web page, where he also posts his blog 'Flanging'. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and suspense/thriller are his preferred genres to work in, although he enjoys trying different styles.

Stories: Womb

Paul Matthis

Paul Matthis is a writer and musician living in a tiny house with a bathtub garden in central Los Angeles. He was born near the prison where Lead Belly first met the Lomaxes the same year Grandmaster Flash released The Message. He's half-Syrian and grew up abroad. He has an M.F.A. in music composition from CalArts, runs a live-looping YouTube channel, and front a rock band called Mad Apple. He's seeking representation for his debut adult high fantasy novel, Orksong, which is also an online playlist of songs and a homebrew RPG. By day, he's a technical writer, an avid backpacker, and consumes more tea than any human probably should. For more of his work visit his website.

Stories: Ishaya

Alexander Metz

Alexander Metz is a Creative Writing and Philosophy double major at Oberlin College in Ohio. His currently working on his debut novel, A Fraternity of Crows which he hopes to have finished by December 2017. By writing, he hopes to capture the bizarre and confusing in a way that is intelligible and true. For more of his work visit his website.

Stories: The Edge Of Convergence

Douglas DiCicco

Douglas DiCicco has been a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a teacher, a bingo caller, and a renaissance faire performer. He has a BA in History from UC Santa Cruz, a JD from UC Hastings, and an expired coupon for a half-price haircut. He is an author of speculative fiction of all kinds. Douglas currently resides in the San Joaquin Valley with his brilliant wife, his amazing son, and his villainous cat.

Stories: Jury Duty

Toby Seiffert

Toby Seiffert is a Norwegian author who has recently returned to writing regularly after having been forced to spend over a decade in the real world. During the day he works for the government, doing disappointingly non-clandestine work, but the rest of his time is usually spent coming up with ideas and crafting them into stories. His current project is an ongoing web-serial called The Aliud, a dark horror fantasy adventure placed in an original setting. When he isn't busy working on that, he often writes short-stories in other genres for contests, magazines and various writing forums. You can check out more on his website, or contact him via email: [email protected]

Stories: The Temporal Immigrants

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