Issue 51 Contributor Biographies

Tonya Liburd

Tonya Liburd’s story “The Ace of Knives”, based in the same world as Shoe Man, is in the anthology Postscripts to Darkness 6, and is used in workshops as an example of ‘code switching.’ Her fiction has been longlisted for the 2015 Carter V. Cooper/Exile Short Fiction Competition. She is the Associate Editor of Abyss & Apex magazine.

Anna Lea Jancewicz

Anna Lea Jancewicz lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where she homeschools her children and haunts the public libraries. She is an editor for Cease, Cows and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming at the Barrelhouse blog, Necessary Fiction, Sundog Lit, Wigleaf, and many other venues. Her flash fiction “Marriage” was chosen for The Best Small Fictions 2015. Say it: Yahnt-SEV-ich. More at

Elise Teitelbaum

Elise Teitelbaum is a grandmother and writer of fairy tales, soap operas and plays with Kabalistic themes. She lives in the Negev Desert with her husband and youngest son. Her short story, “Last Bus to Jerusalem”, won first place at the 2004 Moondance Film Festival.

Amy Sisson

Amy Sisson is a writer, reviewer, librarian, and crazy cat lady who currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her NASA spouse and a large collection of ex-stray cats. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Podcastle. In 2015, she embarked on a project to read at least one short story every day, and blogs about her favorites at