Donna Scott [Editor]

I graduated from Keele University in 1995 with a joint honours degree in English and French, which I've put to use over the years in careers as diverse as teaching and running a pub.
I now work in export, but I also work as an editor for Immanion Press, the publishing company established by Storm Constantine.
As I am heavily involved with several writing groups in the West Midlands, I find myself talked into doing crazy literary things like performance poetry and storytelling.
My short fiction has been published in several print and online magazines including Bloodlust-UK and Lit-Net.

 

Jamie Spracklen [Editor]

Currently masquerading as a poet in deepest Essex, Jamie occasionally remembers he has also had a career in archaeology, and has been writing and editing magazines since the early 90’s. When not deep in studies of obscure medieval tyrants, he likes to totter round his garden and talk to himself in Latin. Most recently he has been co-founder and organiser of a regular open mic poetry and multimedia evening called Sundown, which aims to bring all arts form together into a regular evening that everybody can enjoy, be they poet, artist, writer, musician or audience.

For more information on Jamie click here.

 

Powder Monki [Web Designer]

Powder Monki, aka Sarah Louise Hicks graduated with a Fine Art Degree in 1997 and is a multi-media artist working in textiles, drawing, graphic & web design and photography. She has both organised and shown work in several exhibitions and most recently was a co-organiser of Sundown, a regular open mic poetry and multimedia evening. Other interests include genealogy, gardening, cooking and music.

For more information on Sarah click here.

 

Mia Hart-Allison [Reviewer]

 

Mia Hart-Allison has always been desperately in love with literature and aspires to contribute to it something meaningful and beautiful. She now lives in the outer recesses of London with her husband and girlfriend. She has a degree in Politics and has studied creative writing at Birkbeck and with the Open University.
Her influences include: Sylvia Plath, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Shirley Jackson, Daphne du Maurier, George Orwell, Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Dick and Hunter S.Thompson.
She has published various poems, articles and reviews in such magazines as Staple, Poetry Express, Open Wide and Black Poppy.
She finds reading and writing to be two of the very few things that distract her from the nihilistic horror of an entirely meaningless universe.
Photo by Yasmin Tehrani.

 

Ruby [Artist]


Ruby started drawing from her imagination long before she could or indeed would talk. And that's the way she prefers it, communicating to the world using images rather than words. Still heavily influenced by the fantasy novels, traditional fairy tales and world myths and legends absorbed from her childhood reading - Ruby has grown-up into a multimedia illustrator interested in exploring the darkly sensual, symbolic and surreal undercurrents of life (some of which are based in fact but mostly - sadly, often the best - are only possible in fiction). Pulled towards works by writers such as Storm Constantine who create sublime worlds populated by bewitching characters, Ruby has found an adult source of fuel for her art.

Ruby has been told that her illustrations 'blend perfectly the mythological, the classical and the future fantastic' (thanks V.P). And if that wasn't praise enough, that they are also 'evocative of both Beardsley and Mucha'. This is an idea that makes her blush and stutter at the thought. Her first love has always been the simple complexity of a black ink line on a piece of white paper, crossing over another. Her belief that it might just slightly (even remotely vaguely) be possible to make a career out of drawing came in the mid-nineties when Ruby's already distinctive line art, found a natural home within the pages of alternative small press publications. She figured that if there were people out there that liked and understood her stuff, that one day someone might pay money for it. A surprise nomination in the 'Best Artist' category in the BSFA awards in 1997 made her smile non-stop for a week. This was mainly because she was safe in the knowledge that she would never win it and therefore not have to make an acceptance speech.

For more information of Ruby click here.

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