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Jasmine Sealy is a Barbadian-Canadian writer based in Vancouver, BC. Her work has been published in The New Quarterly, Adda Stories, Cosmonauts Avenue, GEIST, Room Magazine and Prairie Fire. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing from UBC and is the former Prose Editor at PRISM international. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for several prizes including Prairie Fire’s annual fiction contest, the CBC Short Story Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2020 she won the UBC/HarperCollins Fiction Prize for The Island of Forgetting.

Shakirah Bourne is a Bajan author and filmmaker born and based in Barbados. She once shot a movie scene in a cave with bats during an earthquake, but is too scared to watch horror movies. She enjoys exploring old graveyards, daydreaming and eating mangoes. Learn more at shakirahbourne.com.

Karen Lord is the author of Redemption in Indigo, which won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature and the 2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle (Best Debut), and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Her other works include the crime-fantasy novel Unraveling, and the science fiction trilogy The Best of All Possible Worlds, The Galaxy Game, and The Blue, Beautiful World. She edited the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean.