Margrét Helgadóttir

Margrét Helgadóttir is a Norwegian-Icelandic writer and editor living in Oslo, Norway. Her stories have appeared in a number of both magazines and print anthologies such as Gone Lawn, Luna Station Quarterly, Tales of Fox and Fae and Girl at the End of the World. Her debut book The Stars Seem So Far Away was published by award-winning Fox Spirit Books in 2015 and shortlisted to British Fantasy Awards 2016. Margrét is editor of the coffee table book series Fox Spirit Books of Monsters, seven volumes published 2014-2020, and the anthology Winter Tales (2016). She is also a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. Read more at http://margrethelgadottir.wordpress.com

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L.D Lapinski

L. D. Lapinski graduated with distinction in M.A. Creative Writing in 2014. She has been published by BBC Newsbeat, The Siren Press, IdeasTap, Dagda Publishing, and Boo Books, amongst others, and is currently the Fiction Editor for Young Adult Literature Magazine SHIFT. She is represented by Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White. L. D. has been lovingly hand-crafted to meet all safety requirements. Twitter: @ldlapinski 

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Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross is a music journalist and writer. His first novel, ‘Bobby Denise Is Reigning Rampant’, is currently crowdfunding through Unbound. During the day he’s the online managing editor for Classic FM. As a freelancer he’s written for BBC Music, The Quietus, The Fly, Rolling Stone and the Evening Standard. He’s the author of Classic FM Handy Guides: Video Game Music and the co-author of Charting The Classics: Classical Music in Diagrams. He’s also worked as a music researcher for BBC Radio 4’s˜Something Understood’. He lives in South-East London with his wife and their cat.

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Dave Bradley

For 20 years I've been a magazine editor, journalist, reviewer and more. I ran the leading consumer sci-fi mag, SFX, and also launched Crime Scene and Comic Heroes. During my long stint on these titles I indulged my passion for fantastic literature. I was able to interview top authors and to evangelise genre fiction to the world. I still write book reviews for SFX. But now my day job is in the games industry looking after websites and events for Steel Media. I live and work near Bath and I'm on Twitter as @BoxDaveB.

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Natalie Shaw

Natalie works as Marketing and Publicity Assistant at Granta and Portobello Books. A fan of data and dead languages, she can be found on Twitter @natsshaw discussing books, politics and oversharing her love for etymologies.

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Leilah Skelton

A bookseller from Doncaster with enough experience to remember recommending picture books to some customers who are now bending the spines in the teen section. Being part of my community and engaging readers with great books is my passion. In a price-sensitive town where customers need to feel our enthusiasm, and with a creative itch to scratch, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation for book ‘makes’. Hand-stitched baby shoes for fictional twins, edible meteorites, and window displays with moving elements are among the back catalogue of well-recommended titles. Mostly found swinging between literary fiction and picture books, I can also be found enthusing profusely via twitter, @Leilah_Makes.

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Mariam K

Mariam is a freelance social media professional, writer and activist. She is currently writing an essay for Rife book: Twenty Stories from Britain’s Youth on the policing and politicisation of Muslim women’s bodies. She has written on feminism, Islam, publishing and identity. 

Mariam is also the host and creator of the #FeminismInYA Twitter chat.  @helloIamMariam

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