Harry R. Campion
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Harry R. Campion lives in Harper Woods, Michigan, surrounded by children. He spends his days teaching and his nights parenting, and occasionally finds time to write. His stories have appeared in Electric Spec, New Writings in the Fantastic, and Fickle Muses. More about Harry, including links to his published stories, can be found at his webpage

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Heather Clitheroe
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Heather Clitheroe lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her work has appeared in Kaleidotrope, Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Visit her online at

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Heather Fawcett
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Heather Fawcett lives in Vancouver, where she works as a technical writer, editor, literary critic and freelance fiction and nonfiction writer. On an average day you could find her writing about archaeology, marketing strategies, fairies, and airplanes, though usually not all at once. This is her first published story.

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Helen Marshall
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Helen Marshall is an award-winning author, editor, and book historian. Her debut collection of short stories, Hair Side, Flesh Side, won the Sydney J. Bounds Award from the British Fantasy Society, and her second collection, Gifts for the One Who Comes After, won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Aurora Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. She lives in Oxford, England.

Stories by Helen Marshall:
  • “Crossroads and Gateways”Issue #151, July 10, 2014
  • "Neat mythic stuff. I really like Esu, whose godhood is evident, particularly in his psychopomp role. The sense of time/eternity here is also well done. Recommended." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Henry Szabranski
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Henry Szabranski was born in Birmingham, UK, and studied Astronomy & Astrophysics at Newcastle upon Tyne University, graduating with a degree in Theoretical Physics. He lives in rural Buckinghamshire with his wife and two young sons. He blogs, occasionally, at

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Holly Messinger
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Holly Messinger is a writer, a costume designer, and a martial artist, not always in that order. Her fiction is strongly inspired by history, and her characters Trace and Boz have appeared in a number of works, including The Curse of Jacob Tracy from St. Martin’s Press and indie prequel The Romance of Certain Old Bones. (Observant readers may deduce that “Scapegoat” takes place between the events of “Parlor Games” and “Horseflesh” in Curse.) Holly’s short fiction has appeared in previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Baen’s Universe, and comes soon to Fantasy & Science Fiction (summer, 2020). The next Jacob Tracy book, Curious Weather, is nearing completion. Her website is

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Holly Phillips
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Holly Phillips is the author of the award-winning story collection In the Palace of Repose. She is a full-time writer and part-time editor, and likes to refer to herself as a "professional fantasist." Her most recent novel, The Engine’s Child, was published by Del Rey in 2008. Holly lives on an island off the west coast of Canada, and is hard at work on the rewrite of her next book.

Stories by Holly Phillips:
  • “Thieves of Silence”Issue #21, July 16, 2009
  • Locus Recommended Reading List, 2009

    "a rich net of betrayal and maneuvering, shifting loyalties, unexpected emotional responses"  —Rich Horton, Locus

    "Recommended"  —Lois Tilton, IROSF

    Honorable Mention, Year's Best SF 27 (ed. Gardner Dozois)

    Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2009

I.L. Heisler
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Ida Lorraine (I.L.) Heisler is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, expatriate from academia, evolutionary biologist, retired civil servant, nature nut, and gamer. She lives with her husband in a jungle garden near the sea in Florida. Her work-in-progress is a fantasy trilogy set in a world where surgery is magic, physicians are priests, and cardiac resuscitation is a crime.

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Ian McHugh
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Ian McHugh’s stories, appearing in publications including Asimov’s, Clockwork Phoenix 2 and 4, and multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, have won grand prize in the Writers of the Future contest, been shortlisted five times at Australia’s Aurealis Awards (winning Best Fantasy Short Story in 2010), reprinted in Australian year’s best anthologies, honorably mentioned for world year’s bests, and appeared in the Locus and Tangent Online annual Recommended Reading Lists. His first collection of short stories, Angel Dust, was published in late 2014. His full bibliography, along with links to read and hear stories online, can be found at

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