Editorial Staff (Issue 7)

Executive EditorDelia Sherman Delia Sherman was born in Tokyo, Japan and brought up in New York, New York. She spent much of her early life at one end of a classroom or another, first at Vassar College and Brown University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies, and then at Boston University and Northeastern, where she taught Expository Writing and Fantasy as Literature. She is the author of Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove, Changeling and (with Ellen Kushner) The Fall of the Kings. She is the co-editor of Interfictions and Interfictions 2, the first two volumes in the IAF’s anthology series featuring interstitial fiction. More about Delia can be found at
Nonfiction & Poetry EditorSofia Samar Sofia Samatar is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press, 2013). She holds a PhD in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialized in twentieth-century Arabic fiction. Her short stories, poetry and reviews have appeared in Strange HorizonsClarkesworldStone Telling, and, among others. She is Assistant Professor of Literature and Writing at California State University, Channel Islands, and blogs at
Fiction Editor

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His fiction is in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and The Minnesota Review, among others. He is a nominee for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, and a graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop. His debut novel The Art of Starving is forthcoming from HarperCollins. He lives in New York City, and at
Fiction Editor

Carmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review, AGNI, NPR, The American Reader, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted or are forthcoming in several anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. She has been the recipient of the Richard Yates Short Story Prize, a Millay Colony for the Arts residency, the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing, and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and nominated for a Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner. She tweets at @carmenmmachado.
Poetry Editor


Alex Dally MacFarlane is a writer, editor and historian. When not translating from Classical Armenian or researching narrative maps in the legendary traditions of Alexander III of Macedon, Alex writes stories, found in Clarkesworld Magazine, Phantasm Japan, Solaris Rising 3, Gigantic Worlds and The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014. Alex is the editor of Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) and The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014). For, Alex runs the Post-Binary Gender in SF column. Follow @foxvertebrae on Twitter for space, maps and the graduate life.
Guest Poetry Editor


Nancy Hightower has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as storySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Prick of the Spindle, and Word Riot.  Her novel, Elementarí Rising (2013) received a starred review in Library Journal and was chosen as Debut of the Month. In October 2015, Port Yonder Press published The Acolyte, her first collection of poetry. From 2014-2016 she was the science fiction and fantasy reviewer for The Washington Post. Currently, she cohosts the live literary journal Liars’ League NYC with Andrew Lloyd Jones, and is working on a book about digital narratives with Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky).

Editorial Staff – Previous Issues

Fiction EditorChris1book Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which was recently made into the Sundance Feature Film, “Jamie Marks is Dead” (to be released August, 29, 2014). His second book, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards. His most recent books are Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-author Collection, 2013. His next novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, will be published by Knopf in September 2015. He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English in suburban and rural communities outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.
Fiction Editormegan Meghan McCarron’s short stories have appeared in venus such as Tor.comClarkesworld, Unstuck, Strange Horizons, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year and Best American Fantasy. Her work has been a finalist for a Nebula award and longlisted for the Tiptree and Million Writers awards. In addition to serving as a fiction editor for Interfictions, she is also an assistant editor at Unstuck  She received an MFA from Texas State University and majored in film studies at Wesleyan University. A former Hollywood assistant, boarding school English teacher, and independent bookseller, she lives with her girlfriend in Austin, TX. Her website and occasional blog can be found at, and she tweets much more frequently at @megmccarron.
Arts Editorimgres Henry Lien is an art dealer in Los Angeles ( He represents artists from North America, Asia, South America, and Europe. His artists have appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, Juxtapoz, the Huffington Post, and Time magazine, and have been collected by and exhibited in institutions and museums around the world. Henry has also served as the President of the West Hollywood Fine Art Dealers’ Association and as a Board Member of the West Hollywood Avenues of Art and Design. Henry also has extensive experience as an attorney and teaches at UCLA Extension. In addition, Henry is a speculative fiction writer. He graduated from Clarion West in 2012. Since then, he has sold stories to publications including Asimov’s, Analog, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and has been nominated for a Nebula. He is originally from Taiwan.