Cyber Smut Contributors

Our Cyber Smut anthology is a collection of fiction, nonfiction & poetry about how the internet impacts our lives & relationships. Release date 15 September 2020. Pre-orders now available.

Aidan Martin

Aidan Martin is a debuting memoirist. His first book discusses in detail his recovery from addiction and many traumas including sexual abuse. Aidan is a fiancé to his beautiful partner and a proud father of two beautiful children. He currently works as a mental health and addictions worker as well as studying social work at master’s degree level. In 2017 he gained an honours degree in social sciences: with criminology and sociology. As a grateful recovering addict, Aidan is heavily involved in the recovery scene. He is currently working on a Scottish working-class fiction around trance culture.

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Andrew Bowen

Andrew M. Bowen has published about 105 poems and is seeking to publish two novels. He is also an actor who has appeared in 10 independent films, eight stage productions, two radio teleplays, and two podcasts.

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Asad Raja

Asad Raja is a British Pakistani, born and raised in South London. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He has been writing as a hobby since high school, producing a stage-play script, 'Rhineland Bastards', that was longlisted in a National Theatre competition. 'Home / Screen' is his first short story, which he wrote as part of an elective creative writing module at university. He has since written a second short story, 'He Made Them Forget Themselves'. Asad is also the Music Editor for his university newspaper, Felix, and the Founder and President of Imperial's Hip Hop Society. For details visit: www.asadraja.net

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Calum Walker

Calum Walker is a freelance short story writer and a recent graduate of a Creative Writing MA course, courtesy of the University of Brighton. He has had a lifelong fascination with the crossroads where the farcical and the macabre intersect, and as such feels most at home when writing horror, comedy, weird fiction, or any given combination of the three.

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Drew Pisara

Drew Pisarra is the author of Publick Spanking (1996), a collection of short stories published by Future Tense, and Infinity Standing Up (2019), a collection of queer sonnets published by Capturing Fire. He is also one half of Saint Flashlight, an ongoing literary activation project with Molly Gross that finds inventive ways to get poetry into public spaces. 

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Ellie Stewart

Ellie Stewart is currently studying for an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths University. She previously worked in fundraising and communications in the charity sector. Her non-fiction, poetry and short stories have been published in various places online and in print including Goldfish Anthology, Her Stry and Popshot Quarterly – you can find out more at www.alittlefantastic.com. She lives in London and is working on writing her memoir.

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Erica Buist

Erica Buist is a journalist, lecturer, and author. Formerly a staffer at the Guardian, her writing has also been published in The Sunday Times, the BBC, Medium, various literary magazines and performed at live storytelling events. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, Vermont Studio Center, Faber, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Arte Studio Ginestrelle. Erica regularly appears on BBC Radio, and her first book – a hybrid of nonfiction and memoir called This Party’s Dead – will be published in 2021 by Unbound. She speaks five languages, mostly to her dog.

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Greg Wilder

Greg Wilder (also known by the stage name Slay! the Dragon) is an award-winning writer, full-time student, and spoken word performer, currently residing in Schenectady, N.Y. After a long, downhill battle with alcohol and drug addiction, Greg entered treatment in June of 2017 and rediscovered the therapeutic potential of art and writing. Today, with over 3 years clean, Greg shares the healing power of poetry with other recovering addicts as an intern for a drug and alcohol treatment center. Greg studies Human Services and English at SUNY Schenectady.

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Julian Bishop

Julian Bishop is a former television journalist living in North London who is a member of the collective group Poets For The Planet. A former runner-up in the Ginkgo Prize for Eco Poetry, he’s one of four prize-winning poets featured in a 2020 pamphlet called Poems For The Planet.  He’s also been shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize.

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Kes Brookland

Kes Brookland is a writer and political scientist who came from the middle of nowhere, and so can't really complain about being somewhere. Their work, which has previously been published in Riggwelter magazine, is concerned with digital spaces, the darker corners of interiority, and the end of the world. The first two make for far better research objects, but all three make for excellent poetry.

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Kristan X

Kristan X is a writer, sex nerd and the (somewhat twisted) mind behind the professionally-filthy sex blog Lascivity [http://www.lascivity.co.uk/]. He's based in Edinburgh, but travels extensively. He reads a lot. He's obsessed with psychology, sociology, games of all kind, true crime and tech.

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Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction 2016, and Best of British Fantasy 2018 (NewCon Press). He’s been published by Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Flametree Press, among others. He helps host Liars’ League London, volunteers at the creative writing charity Ministry of Stories, and lives and avoids work in London. 

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Lydia Hounat

Lydia Hounat is a British-Algerian writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in HOBART, Peach Magazine, Spontaneous Poetics, and has work forthcoming in Copy: A Magazine of Recycled Materials from Wasted Books. She critiques contemporary literature at LITBITCH, edits interdisciplinary art zine, SOBER. and was recently a Poet-in-Residence with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections Archives and First Draft Cabaret. She lives in Cornwall. 

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Lydia Luke

Lydia Luke is a poet and writer based in Epsom, UK. Her work has been published by AFROPUNK, syla studio, Kandaka, sweet-thang zine, Lungs Project and Lacuna Lit. Her writing practice predicates on delineating the human condition thru the prisms of Black womanhood, sensuality, music, the sacred and radical honesty. She co-facilitates PRISM WRITERS; a writer’s group for Black women held at the Southbank Centre and has a masters degree in Black British Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Piotr Bockowski

Piotr Bockowski is a philosopher of biotech, body performer & video artist, working between HongKong & London for over a decade. Piotr writes for variety of academic and online journals in UK & Poland (CLOT, Barbarzynca, Hyphen, etc) focused on cultural & media studies. He also published with subcultural & fetish zines in London (INFERNO, Wraith, etc), art magazines in China (YiShuShiJie, Shanghai), Russia (UNCO, St. Petersburg) & USA (brightstupidconfetti). Since 2015 he has been curating Chronic Illness performance art events at his squatted microbes-contaminated space The Dungeons of Polymorphous Pan in London UK, at the same time researching Fungi Media and teaching Media Art at the University of London (Media & Communications Dept, Goldsmiths).

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QM

Q.M. is from China and currently lives in Edinburgh. His poems have appeared in Constellations, Lucky Jefferson, The Holiday Café, Scribendi, and Blue Tiger Review, among others. 

Rab Ferguson

Rab Ferguson is a York based writer of fiction and poetry. His short stories can be found in Storgy, Litro, Under the Fable, Unsung Stories, Beyond the Walls and VoiceIn Journal.

 

He's also a performing storyteller, and has been known to wear a woollen cape. He likes cycling, cats, and Bruce Springsteen, but has not yet found a practical way to combine those interests.

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Radoslav Rochallyi

Rochallyi was born in Bardejov, today the Slovak Republic. The author finished his studies in Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of the UNIPO and completed postgraduate Ph.D. studies. Rochallyi is the author of eleven books. He writes in Slovak, English, and German. He debuted with the collection of poetry Panoptikum: Haikai no renga (2004), written in Japanese haiku. Rochallyi has a close relationship to mathematics and philosophy.

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Roger Craik

Roger Craik was born in Leicester and has worked in universities in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and America. He has written four full-length books of poetry, of which the latest is Down Stranger Roads (Blazevox, 2014). He lives in Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Ross Baxter

After thirty years at sea, Ross Baxter now concentrates on writing sci-fi and horror fiction. His varied work has been published in print by numerous publishing houses in US and UK short-story anthologies. He has won a number of awards, including the Horror Novel Review.Com best creation short fiction prize.

 

Married to a Norwegian and with two Anglo-Viking kids, he now lives in Derby, England.

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Tamara MacLeod

Tamara MacLeod is the pseudonym of a freelance writer, sex worker and activist based in England. Her words can be found online at Aeon Magazine and 3:AM Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @HiTamaraMacLeod. She invites hate mail directly to hitamaramacleod@gmail.com. For anything else, cast a circle with five black candles and say her name three times.

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Ugochukwu Damian

Ugochukwu Damian, Nigerian writer & Poet, is the 1st Runner Up in the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2019. He was one of the 21 mentees in the second cohort of the SLM Mentorship Programme and an alumnus of the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop. His works have appeared/forthcoming in African writer, The Rising Phoenix Press, Barren Magazine, The Penn Review, and elsewhere. He is currently interning as the Contributing Interviewer for Poetry at Africa in Dialogue.

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