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. She has lived in a succession of rainy places, most lately Yorkshire, England. She can be found online 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.
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