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About Our Authors



SOUM (Screams of Unfettered Minds) is a collaboration of three women from New Zealand, who prefer their art and poetry to speak for them. This newly-formed trio describe their style as raw, unpolished, tongue-in-cheek, unapologetic, unfiltered, born from years of shadow-work and presented straight from the heart. They champion mental awareness and social issues and gain inspiration from the struggles of everyday people; the darker aspects of their physical, mental and spiritual battles.


They can be found on Twitter: @SOUMpoets and website:


Samuel Best


Samuel Best's first novel, Shop Front, was described as "engaging, moving and fulfilling" and "genuinely shocking". He has published a number of short stories in the UK, America, and Europe - most recently with Ghost Orchid Press, The Wild Hunt, and Firewords - and he founded Octavius Magazine before running Aloe during the first COVID lockdown. When he is not writing he teaches English in the east end of Glasgow.


You can find him haunting social media @storiesbysamuel.


Julia Biggs


Julia Biggs is a writer and freelance art historian. She lives in Cambridge, UK. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Streetcake Magazine, Green Ink Poetry, The Primer, The Crow’s Quill Magazine, Words & Whispers, Not Deer Magazine and Hungry Ghost Magazine. Her current research explores the delicious excesses of the Gothic mode.


Renee Ng


Renee is a Singaporean actress, writer and poet currently based in London, and her work frequently features themes and elements inspired by folklore, fairytales, mythology and the occult. She has been previously published by Wingless Dreamer, Celestite Poetry, and Acropolis Journal.


Robyn Perros


Robyn Perros is a South African writer, researcher, and multimedia artist. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Rhodes University where she is currently a PhD scholar. Her work has been exhibited/published/presented in multiple spaces such as the KwaZulu Natal Society of the Arts, Open Plan Studio, Theotherroom, Symposium for Artistic Research in Analog Photography Helsinki 2022, University of Bath’s Institutions & Death Conference 2022, Nature is Louder, Isele Magazine, Decolonial Passage, Mahala, Zigzag, and Ons Klyntji zine. Her PhD research is looking at online death practices in South Africa. She lives in Makhanda.


Follow her at / Instagram @robynperros

Joshua Luke Cable


Joshua Luke Cable was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He studied Filmmaking at the Northern Film School in Leeds. Whether it’s a screenplay or a short story he has a penchant for working class narratives which encounter the weird tale. His works are heavily inspired by folk music and cosmic horror. Previously he has written for tabletop roleplaying games.


Asun Álvarez


Asun Álvarez is a writer and translator with an interest in language, history, mythology, and general nerdery. A graduate with distinction from the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and a published poet, she recently completed her first novel, a historical fantasy mystery set in 16th-century Ireland.


Twitter: AsunWrites


Amber Marsh


Born between Disney and Warner Bros. Studios, Amber Marsh is originally from Burbank, California, the “Media Capital of the World”. She has a long and diverse background in performance and is an award-winning writer for her poetry, short stories and scripts. Amber has a Master’s Degree, with distinction, in Television Fiction Writing from Glasgow Caledonian University. She currently lives in Birmingham, England.


A.L. Davidson


A.L. Davidson (she/they) is a writer who specializes in massive space operas and tiny disturbances. She writes stories about ghosts, grief, isolation, space exploration, eco-horror, queerness, and the human condition. They live with their cat, Jukebox, in Kansas City.




Twitter: MayBMockingbird

TikTok and Instagram: MaybeMockingbird

Gemma Elliott


Gemma Elliott (she/her) lives in Glasgow, Scotland, and works in local government. She has most recently published short fiction in Neon, Crow & Cross Keys, and Truffle Magazine.


Gemma can be found on Twitter @drgemmaelliott.


Enda Mulholland


Enda Mulholland is a writer and teacher from Co. Derry in Northern Ireland. In December 2020 he graduated from Queen's University Belfast with his Master's in Creative Writing.

His work has been featured in Púca Magazine (Issue 1 - The Púca) and Paper Lanterns YA Literary Journal (Issue 7 - No Longer Us). He is currently working on his first short story anthology.




Mathew Gostelow


Mathew Gostelow (he/him) is a dad, husband, and fledgling writer, living in Birmingham, UK. Some days he wakes early and writes strange tales. If you catch him staring into space, he is either thinking about Twin Peaks or cooked breakfasts. His stories and poems have been published by Lucent Dreaming, Janus Literary, The Ghastling, Ellipsis, Stanchion, Cutbow Quarterly, voidspace, and others. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2022 and has won prizes in contests run by Bag of Bones Press, Bear Creek Gazette, and Beagle North.


You can find him on Twitter: @MatGost.


Rachael Llewellyn


Rachael Llewellyn (she/her) is a novelist living in Wales. She has published two novels and a collection of short stories. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Haunted Words, Sword & Kettle Press and Polari Press. She is a PhD candidate at Swansea University, working on her thesis on trauma and memory in folktales.


Ashtyn Layne


Ashtyn Layne is a poet and punk rock enthusiast from Massachusetts. They published their first chapbook, Late Night Train Lights, under their previous name with Ibbetson Street Press in 2018, and have since featured work with publications such as Dream Noir, Cardinal Sins Journal, and Awakened Voices.


They can be found on Twitter @projectashtyn.

Felicia Change


Felicia Change graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Caffeine Consumption. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in the YOU magazine, CommuterLit, Coffin Bell, and Havok. When she isn’t carving stories of magic and mischief, she is traveling, exploring museums, or on the lookout for a dog to pet.


You can find her @feliciachange on socials.


Melissa Martini


Melissa Martini (she/her) is the Founder & EIC of Moss Puppy Magazine. A Capricorn from New Jersey, Melissa received her Master’s in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Seton Hall University. Her debut chapbook, Faded Fur & Stripped Skin, was published by Bottlecap Press.


Erica Leslie Weidner


Erica Leslie Weidner is based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Decoded Pride Anthology and is forthcoming in Delicate Friend and Scrawl Place. She is currently in school to become a librarian, and she just started her first lit mag, underscore_magazine.

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