The Apparition Lit Team

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Rebecca Bennett

Owner/Senior Editor and Cover Art Director

As the sole Canadian, Rebecca spends too much time hiding her ‘eh’s and adding proper vowels to words. Her short stories and poetry have been published in Strange Horizons, Bourbon Penn, Luna Station Quarterly and other literary locales. You can follow her occasional tweets at @_rebeccab

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Tacoma Tomilson

Owner/Senior Editor

Tacoma served ten years in the military and has the smallpox scar to prove it. Her fiction has appeared in Devilfish Review, Crossed Genres, and Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories. She has an MFA from Seton Hill University and you can find her forgetting to tweet @TMTomilson.

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Clarke Doty

Owner/Senior Editor

Clarke is a hospice nurse. When she’s not keeping busy with assorted existential crises over the impermanence of life and the perpetual, senseless human suffering in the world and stuff like cancer and constant reminders of her own insignificance in the universe and how everyone dies and everything ends and does any of it really matter and why can’t I sleep, she likes to read stories and sometimes write stories. You can follow Clarke following Amy, Rebecca, and Tacoma at @ClarkeDoty.

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Amy Henry Robinson

Owner/Senior Editor, Essay Editor, and Webmaster

Amy has a chequered past leading writing workshops for Writing Pad L.A. & Write In Ventura, and as the column editor for Her poetry & spec. fiction has been in Tree and Stone, Strange Horizons, Pearl Magazine, & Flash Fiction Press. She lives in a small house beside the ocean with her husband. Amy can be found on Bluesky being weird, and mocking her cats, at @AmyHenryRobinson

Marie Baca Villa

Flash Fiction Editor, Assistant Editor, Marketing, Blogger, & Submissions Reader

Marie Baca Villa is a chicana writer and artist in California. She has a master's degree in psychology and used her education to build a long career in crime victim advocacy. As a fan of speculative fiction, she loves anything involving strange worlds, complex characters, and unexplained phenomenon. She's a bonified cat lady, covered in tattoos, and she loves cussing, beer, and flaming hot cheetos. You can find Marie on Twitter @okay_its_marie

Maria Schrater

Poetry Editor & Assistant Fiction Editor, Submissions Reader

Maria Schrater is a writer & poet based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in Sycorax Journal and in Air & Nothingness Press’s Wild Hunt and Future Perfect in Past Tense anthologies. She is also an associate editor for Apparition Literary Magazine. She especially loves folklore and mythology and often works with retellings. When not writing, she can be found imitating bird calls in the woods. You can find her on Twitter  @MariaSchrater.

A.J. Van Belle

Submissions Reader

A.J. Van Belle is a writer and biologist whose short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies from 2004 to the present. They draw on their science background to inform the world-building details in their fiction, and they also bring writing into their science life, serenading their fungal cultures by dictating fiction when no one else is in the lab. You can find them on Twitter @ajvanbelle.

Evelyn Teng

Submissions Reader

Evelyn is a second-generation Chinese-American, with a double major in English and Psychology from Texas A&M University. Since graduating, she has worked as a writing tutor, a legal/technical writer, and a contract writer for an aerospace company. She has published two stories in anthologies, and contributes to the lore of Magic the Gathering through short fiction pieces and creative text.

Léon Othenin-Girard

Submissions Reader

Léon Othenin-Girard (he/they) loves writing queer speculative fiction filled with hope, playing video games with confusing stories, and petting his cat. Currently, they're studying Computer Science, and have figured out how to use the daily commute for writing, inspiration, and homework.

Monique Cuillerier

Submissions Reader

Monique Cuillerier writes about lesbians in space from Ottawa (Canada), where she lives with her cat Janeway. Her work has most recently appeared in *Bicycles & Broomsticks: Fantastical Feminist Stories About Witches on Bikes*. If not reading or writing, she is probably running or gardening. She spends too much time on Twitter @MoniqueAC and not enough on her website

Moriam E. Kuye

Submissions Reader

Moriam is a speculative fiction writer and editorial assistant in London, UK. When she’s not delving into fiction or crafting stories of her own, she loves astronomy documentaries and roller-skating on sunny days. You can find her lurking somewhere on Twitter @moriam_emi