Our Team


Editor-in-Chief:  Fran Eisemann


Asimov’s Essays, with commentary by Michael Burstein
Kepler’s Somnium
Surely You’re Joking…
Inspiring Stuff
Serials Are Good for You
Science News and Information

Science Fiction

Assistant Editor: John Eckelkamp  — John Eckelkamp is a Montessori teacher with over twenty years of experience; he specializes in teaching science to all ages. Prior to teaching, he worked for the Houston SPCA where he did rescue work and provided exotic animal care, including an African lion and an American cougar. With a father and uncle who worked for NASA and a member of his writing group being an astronaut, his life has been deeply involved with space flight. As a young boy John used to play with the buttons in Mission Control between space flights.

Editorial Assistant: James Conan

First Reader: Warren Brown

First Reader: Douglas Dluzen — During the day Douglas is a geneticist and studies the genetic factors of aging and age-related disease. He also examines biological risk factors that contribute to health disparities in the US. At night, Douglas writes science fiction short stories and novels. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, dog, cat, and dreams of becoming a full-time teaching faculty to teach science . His blog on science and writing is called Following the Ripples in Time and he can be found on Twitter at @ripplesintime24.

First Reader: Wayne Martin — Grew up in Southern New Jersey, Started racing small sailboats at age 8
B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography; Developed technologies for various military projects for twenty years; Consulted for a decade on the transition of technology from early stages to higher maturity; Now transitioning to writing full time, living in Annapolis MD with two dogs and a wife;  Still racing sailboats (somewhat larger ones)

First Reader: Lisa Timpf

First Reader: David Bruns



Assistant Editor:  Casey Honebrink  —  Casey has taught French and ESL, and now works at a large metropolitan library, which makes sense, as she has always loved books. Descended from a long line of talkative women, she parlays this abundance of words into her epic fantasy project. She co-manages the Writers Assembled writing group on Facebook. Her other interests include gardening, naturalism, and amateur photography, specializing in Lepidoptera — which is to say she chases butterflies and moths with her camera phone at any opportunity!  You can find her at ohiobutterfly.deviantart.com and at facebook.com/casey.honebrink.

First Reader: Sarah Moola

First Reader: Joel Roosa

First Reader: Tyra Tanner (also reads for science fiction) — Tyra Tanner has a not-so-secret obsession with the written word. It all began when she read Ender’s Game as a youth, and since then, her love for speculative fiction has only grown. Her short fiction has been seen in Aphelion, 365 Tomorrows, and SQ Mag. When she isn’t writing or playing with her two daughters, she enjoys gardening and slacklining. Learn more at tyratanner.com or @tyratrix.

First Reader: Amy Fontaine


–  Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales:

Assistant editor: Doc Finegold  —  A.K.A.  Robert B Finegold, MD, Doc is a radiologist in Maine who began as an English Creative Writing major with a love of Jewish mysticism and folklore. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robertbfinegold/

First Reader: Kristina Mottla (also reads for Fantasy and Eldritch) Kristina Mottla’s stories and poems have appeared in Ghost Parachute, Barnstorm, Poetry Quarterly, The Airgonaut, Potomac Review, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Hartskill Review, Jersey Devil Press, The Raintown Review, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter: @kristina_mottla

First Reader: Leena Naidoo (also reads for Fantasy)  —    Leenna loves writing sci-fi/fantasy and suspense/romance. Her books include Settle Down Now and Here Be Monsters. She wanted to be a witch when she was little, but decided to be a writer instead. She loves blogging about totally random things at


–  Eldritch:

Assistant Editor:

First Reader: Dirck de Lint

First Reader: Aaron Gudmunson   — Aaron Gudmunson is the author of the novels Snow Globe and Emma Tremendous (as A.D. Goodman) and a collection of dark fiction/essays entitled From the Dusklands. The Slingerman, a novel of horror, is due for publication in 2017. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including ApexDark Moon Digest, and Dead Harvest: 50 Terrifying Tales. Aaron lives in the Chicagoland area but can more easily be found online at www.aarongudmunson.com.


Emily Eisemann
Lauren Delaney


Graphic Novels and Stories Editor  ((…..))

For Young People of All Ages
A Day in the Life of…  ((RH))
Fiction:  Marjorie DeWitt


Science News and Information: Douglas Dluzen

Science Articles (all ages): Contributing Editor: John Eckelkamp


Editor-at-large: Forest Rogers
Editor-at-large: Howard David Johnson




Reviews   Sheila Taylor, Emily Eisemann

Events & Cosplay  ((J & TT))


Writing Tutorials:  — Joseph Blake Parker

Art Tutorials:  Howard David Johnson

Tech Support

Glenn Lyvers at Prolific Press  —  Thank you Glenn!