Festival of the Deadlands: Author Reading and Editor Interview

This Thursday night, at 7 PM Eastern Time, please join us LIVE on twitch.tv/arvaneleron for a dark and delicious literary event in support of The Festival of the Deadlands: a month-long crowdfunding celebration to support a third year of The Deadlands magazine!

Join hosts Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney, as well as Deadlands writers Phoenix Alexander, Ai Jiang, Premee Mohamed, Josh Rountree, Fran Wilde, Daria Lavelle for 90 minutes of stories and poems, as well as an interview with Deadlands editor Laura Blackwell.

Laura Blackwell is copy editor for The Deadlands and was a copy editor at Hugo-nominated publication Shimmer for four years. She is also a Pushcart-nominated author with stories in Nightmare, PseudoPod, and Chiral Mad 5, among others. She co-hosts Story Hour with Daniel Marcus.

Deadlands copyeditor Laura Blackwell

Josh Rountree has published more than 60 stories in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Realms of Fantasy, The Deadlands, Bourbon Penn, PseudoPod, PodCastle, Daily Science Fiction, and A Punk Rock Future. His latest short fiction collection is Fantastic Americana: Stories from Fairwood Press. His novel The Legend of Charlie Fish will be published by Tachyon Publications next year. Josh lives somewhere in the untamed wilds of Texas, and tweets about books, records, and guitars at @josh_rountree

Deadlands writer Josh Rountree

Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, an immigrant from Fujian. Her work has appeared in F&SF, Uncanny, and The Dark. Her debut novella Linghun (April 2023) is forthcoming with Dark Matter INK. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (http://aijiang.ca).  

Deadlands author Ai Jiang

Premee Mohamed is an award-winning Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She can be found on Twitter at @premeesaurus and at her website at www.premeemohamed.com.

Deadlands author Premee Mohamed

Phoenix Alexander (he/him) is a queer, Greek-Cypriot author of SFF and horror. Find his stories in ‘The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction,’ ‘The Dark,’ ‘Escape Pod,’ and ‘The Deadlands’ among others, with links to all of his work at www.phoenixalexanderauthor.com.

Deadlands author Phoenix Alexander

Nebula-award winning author Fran Wilde writes all kinds of stories for both the living and the dead. 

Daria Lavelle writes true fiction about impossible things. Her work has been shortlisted by The Masters Review and Molotov Cocktail, and has appeared in The Deadlands, Dark MatterThe Arcanist and elsewhereShe holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence, and is at work on a novel about food, ghosts, and the New York culinary scene.

Professor of English by day & game designer by night, Carlos Hernandez (@WriteTeachPlay) is also the author of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe, and many other works of SFF prose & poetry.

C. S. E. Cooney  (https://linktr.ee/csecooney) won the World Fantasy Award for her collection Bone Swans in 2016. Other notable works include Dark Breakers, Desdemona and the Deep, and Saint Death’s Daughter, as well as many works of speculative fiction, poetry, and song.

Hosts Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney. Photo credit: Andrew Jose

Twitch host Gregory A. Wilson (@GregoryAWilson) is a speculative fiction author, college professor, musician, podcaster, game master, and TwitchTV host – more at gregoryawilson.com

We hope to see you there! And please don’t forget to support The Deadlands!

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