Sam Asher is a thirty-one-year-old writer from New York City and a proud member of this year’s Clarion Writers Workshop Ghost Class. Look for his work in The Mid-American Review, Amazing Stories, and Daily Science Fiction, among others. Find him (and the rest of this year’s Clarionauts) at

Aiden Baker lives in Berkeley, California, where she teaches rhetoric and takes care of her cat. You can find her work in Sonora Review, Ninth Letter, The Shore, and elsewhere.

Marilee Dahlman is originally from the Midwest and currently lives in Washington, DC. Her other stories have appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Cleaver, decomp, Metaphorosis, Molotov Cocktail, Mystery Weekly, and elsewhere.

Eleri Denham (she/they) writes fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cease, Cows; Whale Road Review; Little Patuxent Review; and elsewhere. Originally from Chicago, Eleri now lives with her partner in Oregon. Find out more at or say hello on Twitter, where you can find her at @eleri_denham.

Lyndsey Ellis is a fiction writer, essayist, and author of the novel Bone Broth (Hidden Timber Books). Her work has appeared in Kweli Journal, Catapult, Electric Literature, Joyland, Entropy, The Offing, Shondaland, and several anthologies. Ellis is a prose editor for great weather for MEDIA and The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose & Thought. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Find her online at, @lyellis on Twitter, or @lyelliswrites on Instagram.

Margaret Erhart’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Best American Spiritual Writing 2005, and many literary magazines. She won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and The Butterflies of Grand Canyon (Plume), was a finalist for an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Margaret welcomes responses and conversations at

Aditya Gautam is a BIPOC writer from India who has been published in India, Singapore, the USA, and the UK. A speculative short story by him was included in the The Best Asian Short Stories, 2018 by Kitaab, Singapore, and he was the winner of the Short Story 2020 contest by His novel, A Dream of Duplicity, is scheduled to be published in March 2022 by Aesthetic Press, USA.

Susan A. H. Grace is a Southern California writer with work published in Fiction International, Sleipner, Autre Magazine, The Reader, and others. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and received her MFA from San Diego State University in 2018.

Kori Klinzing (she/they) is a writer, editor, and game designer based out of Chicago. You can find their work in Shroud Magazine, Goreyesque, and Abyss and Apex, and hear them play tabletop RPGs twice a month on the Just Roll for It podcast. You can find them on Twitter at @nvulnerabletide, and at most other places on the internet as the­invul­nerabletide.

Rachel Kowalsky is a Guatemalan and Ashkenazi pediatric emergency physician. In her stories, she loves to explore the hospital as a location of unexpected magic. In academics, she studies historic race narratives as they influence modern medicine. Her work is published, or forthcoming, in Podium, HerStry, JAMA, the American Journal of Bioethics, the anthologies Real Life of a Pediatrician and Perspectives, and elsewhere. She lives in New York with her family and dogs. Her profile can be found here:

Formerly an art historian, curator, and essayist on contemporary art based in Vancouver, BC, Avis Lang moved to New York City in 1983, where she turned herself into a freelance editor and adjunct lecturer in English. In 2002 she became the editor of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s monthly column in Natural History. One of several collaborations between them, their coauthored tome Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military appeared in 2018.

Berardo Manari earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. His stories and poems have been published in both Canada and the United States. He currently resides in Toronto, where he is writing a novel. Berardo would like to acknowledge Matt Charalambides, whose art installation is described in his story.

Adam McOmber is the author of three novels, The Ghost Finders (JournalStone) Jesus and John (Lethe), and The White Forest (Simon and Schuster), as well as two collections of short fiction, This New & Poisonous Air and My House Gathers Desires (BOA Editions). His new collection of short fiction, Fantasy Kit, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in June 2022. His short fiction has appeared recently in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and Diagram. He teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he is also the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine, Hunger Mountain.

Jihoon Park’s fiction is published or forthcoming in Storm Cellar, The Forge Literary Magazine, Reed Magazine, and elsewhere. He is an MFA student at George Mason University where he also teaches. He is from San Jose, California. Find him on Twitter @jihoon_park94.

Jennifer Quail is a writer of fantasy, horror, and mystery, a wine-tasting consultant, trivia geek, and owner of two of the world’s cutest dogs. In December 2019 she achieved a lifelong dream of appearing on Jeopardy! without embarrassing herself in the process. She enjoys travel, art, and excessive amounts of coffee. Find her on Twitter @jenniferquail, and at

Carol M. Quinn’s fiction has recently appeared in Border Crossing, CRAFT (as a winner of the 2019 Flash Fiction Prize), Painted Bride Quarterly, and Joyland, among others. She lives in New York with her family. For the record, she thinks her kids are pretty great.

Carolyn R. Russell is the author of three books, including In the Fullness of Time, a dystopian thriller published by Vine Leaves Press in 2020. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been featured in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Flash Fiction Magazine, Club Plum Literary Journal, Ekphrastic Review, Reflex Press, and Dime Show Review. Carolyn lives on and writes from Boston’s North Shore. More at and Carolyn R. Russell | Facebook.

Graham Robert Scott grew up in California, resides in Texas, and owns neither surfboard nor cowboy hat. By day, he’s an English professor and assessment specialist at Texas Woman’s University. His short fiction has appeared in Pulp Literature, Barrelhouse Online, Nature, and others. 

Zuneera Shah is a writer from Lahore, Pakistan. She tweets at @shahshahzon. 

Living and writing on the west slope of the Rocky Mountains, sid sibo recently won the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award and an Honorable Mention in the Rick DeMarinis Short Story contest. Publications include Cutthroat, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Artscapes; several poems are also anthologized in Small Beautiful Things. A day job in environmental analysis seeds a variety of creative work. Read more and get connected at

Mark Thomas is a retired English and Philosophy teacher and ex-member of Canada’s national rowing team. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City the same week NASA was founded. He has served as director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium since 1996. The author/coauthor of more than a dozen books, including the long-lived best-seller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, and the host of several TV series, Tyson is a recipient of the US National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal for his “extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science, from atoms to the Universe.”

Alexa Weik von Mossner is a writer and literary scholar who spends a lot of time thinking about our environment and the future. After publishing three academic books and over eighty articles and essays, she has recently added fiction to the mix. Her second short story is forthcoming in the Delmarva Review. She lives in Klagenfurt, Austria, with her husband and multi-species family. Visit her at or on Twitter: @awvmossner.

Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work has appeared in West Branch, Threadcount, GASHER, Superstition Review, and elsewhere, and was selected for Best Microfiction 2021 and Best Small Fictions 2021. She edits for Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, and Pithead Chapel. Find her at or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.