The Editorial Team
Sarah Dodd lives in Leeds and lectures in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, where she also co-organises the projects Writing Chinese and Reading the Fantastic. She is a graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Writers' Workshop and has published stories (as Sarah Brooks) in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Shimmer and elsewhere.
Laura Friis is a writer, editor and parent, and is studying writing at the University of Manchester. She can be found at laurafriis.com.
Greg West is a freelance writer. He has lived in Canada, India, New Zealand, the US, and Ireland and is currently based in the North of England.
The Samovar Advisory Board
Dr. Helen Marshall is a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. Her first collection of fiction, Hair Side, Flesh Side, won the Sydney J Bounds Award in 2013, and Gifts for the One Who Comes After, her second collection, won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. She is one of the directors of the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy.
After earning her doctorate in literary studies, Rachel Cordasco taught literature and composition and worked as an editorial assistant at a press. Currently, she writes essays and reviews, and has contributed to Book Riot, Tor.com, SF Signal, and others. She runs the website SF in Translation and you can follow her on twitter @Rcordas.
Marian Via Rivera-Womack is earning her PhD in Creative Writing and Publishing. A graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, she has mostly published climate-change weird fiction. As a translator she works with English and Spanish, and has published Spanish versions of Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Lord Dunsany, Karin Tidbeck or Daphne du Maurier, as well as contributed English versions of Angélica Gorodischer, Silvina Ocampo or Adolfo Bioy Casares to The Big Book of SF and other English language publications. Marian is co-editor of Ediciones Nevsky/Nevsky Books, a translation/publishing project which publishes speculative fiction in Spanish and English translation.
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