Thirteen stories of daring feats and breathtaking action, of heart-wrenching choices, of families formed and families broken, stories of love and loss and victory. You'll meet golems, werewolves, and a wide array of both wizards and pirates. Grab your cutlass and wand, climb aboard, and set sail with us.
About the Author
Tyler Hayes is an anxious Muppet in a cunning writer disguise; he writes about hope, empathy, fear, people trying to move past their mistakes, and when he can, dinosaurs. His work is available from Alliteration Ink and Graveside Tales; you can find him on Twitter as the_real_tyler.
Chelsea Counsell is an aspiring tea master and expert dog petter. She lives in Massachusetts, where she writes about telekinesis and the oppression of women. She is an alumna of Viable Paradise XX and Futurescapes 2018.
Timothy Shea is a veteran, freelance economist, and writer of speculative fiction. He currently resides in Hawaii with his wife and dog where they spend their days hiking, snorkeling, and generally enjoying their extended vacation from the U.S. mainland.
Hilary B. Bisenieks is a Philadelphian, a sysadmin, and a Hufflepuff. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two cats. His fiction has appeared most recently in LampLight Magazine. Hilary can be found online at hilarybisenieks.com and on Twitter, where he tweets at @HBBisenieks.
A. J. Hackwith is a magpie of ink, bad ideas, and spite. She's a queer writer of fantasy and science fiction in Seattle. A.J. is the author of two non-fiction books and writes sci-fi romance as Ada Harper. You can find her as @ajhackwith on Twitter and other dark corners of the internet.
Kelly Rossmore likes stories about faraway worlds and in the real world enjoys snapping photos of her travels. She also flexes her number crunching powers, writes, games, and pets her needy cats. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop. Follow her on Twitter as @Sybara.
Jennifer Mace is a queer Brit who roams the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in search of tea and interesting plant life. She writes about strange magic and the cracks that form in society. Her work is forthcoming in Enter the Void and Cast of Wonders; find her on twitter as @englishmace.
Fred Yost is a writer, gamer, and pet owner. During the day he works tech and at night he stalks the shadows of Central Texas to howl at the moon. Wait, no, I mean when he’s not writing or playing video games he’s probably rolling a character for some RPG or another.
Laura Davy wrote her first story when she was in elementary school and, despite the fact that the plot didn’t make sense, she kept on writing. She’s been published in Apex Magazine, Escape Pod, Grimdark Magazine, Grievous Angel, and others. Find her at www.lauradavy.com or @TheLauraDavy on Twitter.
Joshua Curtis Kidd has lived in Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. He currently calls Philadelphia home. When not reading and writing, he spends his time taming the magical beast saccharomyces cerevisiae. You can find him online at: http://www.joshuacurtiskidd.com/ or on Twitter at: @joshcurtiskidd
Wren Wallis lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband and daughter and chickens. Her short fiction has appeared previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Lackington's, and the Alliteration Ink anthology No Shit, There I Was. She can be found online at wrenwallis.com, and on Twitter way too often as @invisibleinkie.
Mary Alexandra Agner writes of dead women (pirates), (clockwork) telescopes, and (magical) secrets. Her science nonfiction, stories, and poetry appears in Sky & Telescope, Shenandoah, and Strange Horizons, respectively. She can be found online at http://www.pantoum.org.