Imaginarium: Contributors

Caroline Hardaker is an author, poet, and librettist who writes dark and twisty tales about anything speculative, from folklore to the future. She’s a sporadic puppet-maker and house plant collector, and lives in the north east of England with her husband, son, and giant cat. Caroline’s debut poetry collection, Bone Ovation, was published by Valley Press in 2017, and her first full length collection, Little Quakes Every Day, was published by Valley Press in November 2020. Caroline’s debut novel, Composite Creatures, was published by Angry Robot in April 2021. Her second novel is due for release in November 2023.

Ash Clifton has an MFA from the University of Arizona, and has had stories published in the Missouri Review, The Massachusetts Review, and other journals.

Liana Kapelke-Dale is a poet and ATA Certified Translator (Spanish to English). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is the author of the full-length collection Seeking the Pink (Kelsay Books) as well as two poetry chapbooks. Her poetry has been featured in myriad journals, and she has work forthcoming in Resurrection Magazine and Shoreline of Infinity. Liana currently lives in Milwaukee, WI, with her lovely dog, Poet.

Holly Day’s writing has recently appeared in Analog SF, The Hong Kong Review, and Appalachian Journal, and her recent book publications include: Music Composition for Dummies, The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body,  and Bound in Ice. She teaches creative writing at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and Hugo House in Seattle.

Anthony Gayle has been published in Concise Delight, Mississippi Review, Apocalypse, Penny-Ante-Feud, Fine Print and Cause and Effect. He is currently a mathematics professor at a community college and enjoys retro gaming in his spare time.

André Geleynse is an writer, game master, homesteader, and architectural technologist from unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory near Ottawa, Ontario. He lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, two horses, six chickens, and one snake. André can occasionally be found on Twitter at @alisterscriven, and is a first reader for Augur Magazine and Tales & Feathers.

Nels Hanson has worked as a farmer, teacher and contract writer/editor. His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and his poems the Sharkpack Review’s Prospero Prize.

Tim Hildebrandt is a writer in the midwestern US. His short stories have appeared in Consequence Forum, the Boston Literary Magazine, Pandemic Magazine, Corvus Review, and others. More of his artwork can be found here.

David Lawrie is a self-taught writer from Hull who prefers to not know what he’s doing. He’s had stories picked up by the likes of Noctivagant Press, Idle Ink, Orchid’s Lantern and Shoreline of Infinity. He currently lives in Northern Ireland.

Ilona Martonfi lives in Montreal, Canada. She is an editor, poet, curator and activist. Author of four poetry books, the most recent Salt Bride (Inanna, 2019) and The Tempest (Inanna, 2022). Her work has appeared in journals, anthologies, and seven chapbooks. Her poem “Dachau on a Rainy Day” was nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. She is the curator of the Visual Arts Centre Reading Series and Argo Bookshop Reading Series. QWF 2010 Community Award.

Fiona Mossman is a writer from the highlands of Scotland. She adores short stories and her writing is often inspired by fables and folktales. She has studied literature and book history and works as a librarian in Edinburgh. Some of her writing can be found in Analogies and Allegories Literary Magazine, The Journal of Imaginary Research, and the Creatives series from the Scottish Mountaineering Press; she also has a chapter forthcoming in an academic book, The Mountain and the Politics of Representation. She loves exploring strange places.

W. T. Paterson is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His work has appeared in over 90 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Fresh Ink. A semi-finalist in the Aura Estra short story contest, his work has also received notable accolades from Lycan Valley, North 2 South Press, and Lumberloft. He spends most nights yelling for his cat to “Get down from there!” Visit his website here.

John Sullivan was an ACTF Playwriting finalist, received the ‘Jack Kerouac Literary Prize,’ the ‘Writers Voice: New Voices of the West’ Award, AZ Arts Fellowships (Poetry & Playwriting), an Artists Studio Center Fellowship, WESTAF Fellowship; he was also a featured playwright at Denver’s Changing Scene Summer Playfest, an Eco-Arts Fellow with Earth Matters On Stage, Artistic Director of Theater Degree Zero, and directed the Augusto Boal / Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) wing at Seattle Public Theater. He and Sheli Rae (Producing Director: Theater Degree Zero) facilitated a series of acting/playwriting workshops inside the Pima County Jail in conjunction with the Pima County Library and the Tucson Writers Project. He uses TO with communities to promote dialogue on environmental and climate justice with environmental health scientists. His work has been published in a variety of print and online venues. Weasel Press (Manvel TX) published his first book, Bye-Bye No Fly Zone, in December 2019. When Story Stops, the Leak Begins came out from Unsolicited Press (Portland OR) in April 2020.  A collection of performance pieces, Dire Moon Cartoons, was released by Weasel Press (now of Lansing MI) in October 2021.

Rekha Valliappan is a multi-genre writer of short stories and poetry. Her range of speculative and fantasy fiction feature in various contemporary magazines including Litro Magazine, Across The Margin, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Cabinet of Heed, Bending Genres, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Best of Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine 2021-2022, ExPat Press, Melbourne Culture Corner, Apocalypse Confidential, Lackington’s Magazine, and other places. She has won awards and earned nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Lenore Weiss’s poetry collections form a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal: Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island (West End Press, 2012); Two Places (Kelsay Books, 2014), and The Golem (Hakodesh Word Press, 2017). Her most recent poetry chapbook is From Malls to Museums (Ethelzine, 2020). Alexandria Quarterly Press published her prize-winning flash fiction chapbook, Holding on to the Fringes of Love. She is a reader for the Mud Season Review and lives in Oakland, California with Zebra the Brave and Granola the Shy.

Influenced by David Bowie, Virginia Woolf and Sally Wainwright, Elinora Westfall is an Australian/British lesbian actress and writer of stage, screen, fiction, poetry and radio from the UK. Her novel, Everland has been selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow 2021 Editorial Programme, and her short films have been selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Camden Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while her theatre shows have been performed in London’s West End and on Broadway, where she won the award for Best Monologue. Elinora is also working on The Art of Almost, a lesbian comedy-drama radio series as well as writing a television drama series and the sequel to her novel, Everland.