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Queers Destroy Fantasy! Editors

Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, One for Sorrow, which has been made into the recently released Sundance feature film Jamie Marks is Dead. His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards. He is also the author of two collections: Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection. He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years. His new novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, was recently published by Knopf. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.

Liz Gorinsky is an editor at Tor Books / Tom Doherty Associates, where she edits a list that includes popular and acclaimed speculative fiction authors Fred Chao, Felix Gilman, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Mary Robinette Kowal, Liu Cixin, George Mann, Cherie Priest, Lev Rosen, Nisi Shawl, Brian Francis Slattery, Catherynne M. Valente, and editors Ellen Datlow, David Hartwell, and Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. She also acquires and edits short stories for Tor.com. She is a five-time nominee for the Hugo Award in the Best Editor, Long Form category. She also co-runs the Floomp, a queer dance party at WisCon. In her free time, she enjoys going to the theatre and other live art, playing obscure games, and cooking and eating food from around the world. She lives in Alphabet City in Manhattan.

Matthew Cheney is the former series editor for the Best American Fantasy anthologies, and he currently co-edits the occasional online magazine The Revelator with Eric Schaller (revelatormagazine.com). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of venues, including Nightmare, One Story, Weird Tales, Black Static, Icarus, Los Angeles Review of Books, Locus, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. His collection Blood: Stories will be published by Black Lawrence Press in January 2016.