Fantasy magazine

From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism



Tonya Liburd

Tonya Liburd. An illustration of a black woman with glasses, with a conure on her head, and two cockatiels, one yellow, the other grey and white, on her shoulder.

Tonya Liburd shares a birthday with Simeon Daniel and Ray Bradbury, which may tell you a little something about her. She is a 2017 and 2018 Rhysling nominee, and has been longlisted in the 2015 Carter V. Cooper (Vanderbilt)/Exile Short Fiction Competition. Her fiction is used in Nisi Shawl’s workshops, and in Tananarive Due’s black horror course at UCLA (the latter of which featured Jordan Peele as a guest lecturer!) as examples of “code switching.” She is also Editor over at The Expanse Magazine. You can find her blogging at or on Twitter at @somesillywowzer, or you can join her Patreon at