Tonya Liburd

Tonya Liburd has the honour of her work being used in Nisi Shawl’s Writing The Other workshops and in Tananarive Due’s UCLA Horror course (which featured Get Out’s director Jordan Peele as a guest lecturer) as examples of code switching (not only did Jordan Peele, Get Out’s director, crash Tananarive’s course as a guest lecturer, it became a Twitter Moment and Peele talked about it on Stephen Colbert; check YouTube!). Her poetry has been nominated for the 2017 & 2018 Rhysling Awards and longlisted in the 2015 Carter V. Cooper (Vanderbilt)/Exile Short Fiction Competition. Her fiction has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly and over at Barnes & Noble’s SFF blog. She is also editor of The Expanse Magazine. You can find her blogging at www.Tonya.ca or on Twitter at @somesillywowzer.
The Ace of Knives

The Ace of Knives

They say that the manifestation of one’s magic is determined by the crucial events and influences—internal and external—surrounding one’s special time which happened during puberty. Signs and markers can help point out specifically when one’s special time will manifest; but the Ace of Knives was alone.