Editorial Team

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Our Editors

Justine Norton-Kertson
Publisher, co-Editor-in-Chief

Justine Norton-Kertson (they/their) is an author, game maker, publisher, and musician. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines like Utopian Science Fiction, Rulerless, and Jupiter Review. Justine is the editor of Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology, and author of Fighting for the Future RPG. Their debut nonfiction book, Utopian Witch, is forthcoming from Microcosm Publishing in 2024. Justine is one of the 2023 Grist 50 Climate Leaders.

Abriana Tuller
Micro Fiction Editor & Fiction co-Editor

Abriana Tuller (she/her) is a Vegas native who has just acquired her dream job of becoming an editor for a literary magazine. Abriana has participated in education reform and has taught in her local school district. Along with having an education background, Abriana is a former journalist. Abriana, when not spending time with her two children, can be seen dancing in the store, singing at karaoke, reading a fiction novel, or writing about fictional words. 

J.D. Harlock
Poetry Editor

J.D. Harlock (he/him) is a Lebanese writer based in Beirut. His short stories have been featured in The Deadlands, Sciencefictionary, Defenestration, Wyldblood Press, and the Decoded Pride Anthology, his poetry has been featured in Penumbric, Mobius and Black Cat Magazine, and his articles/reviews have been featured in NewMyths.com, Mermaids Monthly, Interstellar Flight Press, and on the SFWA Blog. 

Brianna Castagnozzi

Brianna Castagnozzi (she/her) is a writer, artist, musician, and composition instructor. She enjoys writing and reading interstitial fiction that explores the connections between ethnic, spiritual, and environmental narratives. Her work has been published in Stonesthrow Review, Shawangunk Review, and Entropy. She has a story forthcoming in Clarkesworld. She is a licensed falconer, and lives with her red-tailed hawk in the Hudson River Valley.

Moshe Siegel
Fiction co-Editor

Moshe Siegel (he/him/his) has clocked hours as a slush reader, proofreader, copyeditor, editor, writer, and interviewer for independent publishers, research institutions, and Lightspeed Magazine.

Moshe lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his husband Keith, by leave of their cat, Jareth.

Hal Hefner
Creative Director

Hal Hefner (he/him) is a Creative Director and Strategist who uses award winning illustration, design, writing and strategy to create digital and physical experiences. He’s illustrated books, games, video games, magazines, comic books, & more.  He’s most recognized for his pop art series, CONSUME, with millions of shares and shown in galleries around the world. Hal is also an accomplished marketing executive for major entertainment properties such as movies, TV/streaming, Games, toys and more. Most recently he worked on The Wheel of Time for Amazon, Titans for HBOMax, and Loki for Disney+. Hal is dedicated to the advancement of new narratives for humanity that don’t end with a cyberpunk dystopia or an apocalypse. He is currently in production on the Serpentseed, a multimedia episodic solarpunk epic set in the near future. #DemandABetterFuture

Editors Emeriti

Holly Schofield
Fiction co-Editor Aug. 2021-Dec. 2022

Holly Schofield (she/her) travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of city and country life. Her speculative fiction has appeared in many publications including Analog, Lightspeed, and Escape Pod, is used in university curricula, and has been translated into multiple languages. She hopes to save the world through science fiction and homegrown heritage tomatoes. Find her at hollyschofield.wordpress.com.

Christina De La Rocha
Nonfiction co-Editor Aug. 2021-Dec. 2022

Christina De La Rocha (she/her), formerly a professor of biogeochemistry and marine sciences, loves reading and writing science fiction that explores what people do with the spaces opened up by science and technology and non-fiction related to how stuff works, from the origin of the Universe and then, later, life, to the complexities of the climate system, to whether or not fueling the electricity grid through fusion is an impossible long shot.  Her (non-academic) writing has appeared in Analog, Toasted Cheese, and Unsustainable Magazine and in the book Silica Stories. You can find her on Twitter at @xtinadlr.

M. Darusha Wehm
Poetry co-Editor, Layout Aug. 2021-Dec. 2022

M. Darusha Wehm (they/them) is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as the science fiction novels Beautiful RedChildren of Arkadia, The Voyage of the White Cloud, and the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series. Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending several years sailing the Pacific.

Ariel Kroon
Nonfiction co-Editor Aug. 2021-Dec. 2022

Ariel Kroon (she/her) is a PhD in English Literature, specifically in the field of Canadian post-apocalyptic science fiction published between 1948 and 1989. She pursues speculative futures with an environmental bent, queer optimism, radical hope, feminism, and garden dirt. Find and connect with her on Mastodon https://wandering.shop/@arielkroon or https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielkroon/.

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