Moderators

James Warner’s short stories have appeared most recently in Best of British Science Fiction 2018, The Best of British Fantasy 2018, Santa Monica Review, Georgia Review, EPOCH, and Ninth Letter. He also organizes the reading series InsideStorytime, and is the author of All Her Father’s Guns, a novel from a time when U.S. politics was still satirizable.

Read James’s stories online:
Seldomstone (Rivet Journal)
Reception Theory (Impossible Voice)
The Unbidden (Conjunctions)
Middlegame (Narrative)
The Masses Demand a Realistic and Constructive Assessment of the General Secretary’s Condition (Electric Literature) 

A proud public educator, Judy Viertel was named San Francisco Teacher of the Year in 2014. However, she can’t seem to stay away from fiction. She’s been published in Gargoyle Magazine, Gold Dust Magazine, Read Short Fiction, Mad Swirl, and others. One of her stories will appear in the soon-to-be-published anthology More Nuggets from Gold Dust.

Read Judy’s work online:
The Gods Watched at Identity Theory
Judy’s travels among the Mayan people of the Yucatan

Olga Zilberbourg‘s English-language debut LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES (WTAW Press) explores “bicultural identity hilariously, poignantly,” according to The Moscow Times. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States at the age of seventeen. Four books of Olga’s short fiction appeared in Russia. Olga serves as a consulting editor at Narrative Magazine and co-founded Punctured Lines, a feminist blog about post-Soviet and diaspora literature.

Read Olga’s stories online:
Bananas for Sale, Scoundrel Time
Three Flash Fictions at World Literature Today
What Goes Around at B O D Y
No Room for Discontent at Hobart
A Dark and Empty Corner at Narrative Magazine (free account required)

Bio for Kurt Wallace Martin to come.