Flights of Foundry is hosted by Dream Foundry, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting emerging creatives as they launch professional careers in the speculative arts. Read on to learn about the people who’ve been involved in planning and preparing Flights of Foundry for you.
Jessica Eanes, also known as Anaea Lay, lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she engages in a numinous love affair with the city. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Pod Castle. When she works for money she has sold real estate, wrangled IT as a PM. She currently makes money as the Development Lead at a non-profit art studio, which means she shakes trees until money for the arts falls out. She drinks too much tea. For fun she reads, cooks, eats, plays board games, interrogates people about the logistics of their chosen field, and forms intricate business plans over brunch.
Cislyn Smith is a poet and short story writer who calls Madison, Wisconsin home. Her wordy work has appeared in Diabolical Plots, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. When she’s not helping to wrangle Dream Foundry things, she has been known to crochet tentacles, write stories at odd hours, play ridiculous numbers of games, make lots of lists, and study stone dead languages. She is occasionally dismayed by the lack of secret passages in her house. She lives with the amazingly photogenic kitties that appear in the Dream Foundry newsletter, and also some nice humans.
Allison King is an Asian American writer and software engineer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fantasy Magazine and Diabolical Plots. She can be found at allisonjking.com or on Twitter @allisonjking.
Kristin Osani (she/her) is a queer fantasy writer who lives in Kyoto, where she works as a freelance Japanese-to-English video game translator when she’s not wordsmithing, working on nerdy cross-stitching, or cuddling her two cats (three if you include her husband). Her fiction has appeared in FlashPoint SF, and is forthcoming in The Arcanist and Ghost Orchid Press’s Beyond the Veil: Queer Tales of Supernatural Love anthology.
Coral Alejandra Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives her tales. She is a 2013 alum of the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop and she has been published by Diabolical Plots, Zombies Need Brains, and Secrets of the Goat People. Currently she lives in the beautiful state of Washington with the love of her life and a dangerously smart Catahoula Leopard Dog where she rides motorcycles, raises chickens, and drinks all the coffee.
Jennifer Achaval, while not an author or artist, is an avid reader always on the lookout for new works to enjoy.
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Nicholas Davies: Based in Madison, WI, Nick writes speculative novels and short stories. He also makes music with the band Gentle Brontosaurus and solo as Spiral Island. You may recognize his avatar as the friendly Twitter dino @GentleBronto.
K.M. Veohongs is a mixed race Thai American writer of speculative fiction. Her alter ego is a veterinarian who once made friends with a lemur named Emily. She’s currently working on a novel with polyamorous warrior nuns and a magically enhanced wolfhound and can be found procrastinating on twitter @kmveohongs.
Tierney Bailey is a Libra, a lover of science fiction and poetry, and is a dice-collecting gremlin. Currently, Tierney is Acquistions & Poetry Editor with Sundress Publications, a copyeditor at Strange Horizons, Associate Editor with PodCastle, Publishing Assistant at Escape Artists, Inc. and a freelancer. She has earned a Masters Degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. Tierney is most easily found screaming into the void on Twitter as @ergotierney.
A.J. Wells: I am an editor for On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic. My website is www.wellsaj.com and I can be found on Twitter at @captain_ptero. She/her; ASD.
Marissa James: As a fine art professional, Marissa James has wielded katanas and handled Lady Gaga’s shoes. As a veterinary assistant, she has cared for hairless cats, hedgehogs, and, one time, a coyote. As a writer, her short fiction can be found in Flash Fiction Online, Etherea, Mysterion, and many other publications. She is a recipient of the Ladies of Horror Fiction grant, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a reader for Interstellar Flight Press. She resides in the Pacific Northwest and can be found tweeting about all things writing at @MaroftheBooks.
Sloane Leong is a cartoonist, artist and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican, Native American and European ancestries. She’s written and drawn two acclaimed graphic novels, Prism Stalker and A Map to the Sun, and has short fiction credits with Fireside Magazine, Dark Matter Magazine and Entropy Magazine. She is currently living on Chinook land near what is known as Portland, Oregon.
KT Howard: KT is here, queer, and would like a beer (amber ale preferred). Say hi on Discord or Twitter @CallMeKT_91!
Jasmine Arch is a poet, writer, narrator, podcaster and novice sewist. Her brain is fueled by equal amounts of chaos and caffeine. She lives in a rural nook of Belgian countryside with two elderly horses, entirely too many dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she’s writing or making. Her work has appeared in places such as Mermaids Monthly, NewMyths.com, and The Other Stories, where she’s also part of the team as both a narrator and the designated deadline banshee. Oh, and sometimes she even manages to sleep.
SL Huang is a Hugo-winning and Amazon-bestselling author who justifies an MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. The author of the Cas Russell novels from Tor Books as well as the new fantasy Burning Roses, Huang is also a short fiction writer, with stories in Analog, F&SF, Nature, and numerous best-of anthologies. When not writing, Huang is a Hollywood stunt performer and firearms expert. Follow SL Huang online at www.slhuang.com or @sl_huang.
Tobias Bernstein is a writer based in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada. They are currently working on two fantasy novels. They’ve studied both theatre and mathematics, and have worked as a theatre technician, math teacher, and tutor, among other things. In their free time they read, crochet, play board games and video games, and listen to way too many podcasts.
Woody Dismukes is a Brazilian-American poet, author, and social advocate living in Los Angeles, California. He attended Clarion West in 2018 and was awarded an inaugural Ignyte Award in 2020. He is the author of, The Way the Cowries Fall, a poetry chapbook from the American Poetry Journal and his debut novel, Abicus Blues, is available exclusively in audio from Audible. His shorter work has been featured in Lightspeed, Nightmare, FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Apex, and elsewhere.
Avi Burton (he/they) is a student at the University of Toronto, where he’s studying creative writing and theater. When not writing, he can be found hiking, fencing, or talking to his cat. You can contact him on twitter under @avi_why