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Editorial Team

Randy Hulshizer, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Randy's experience spans the worlds of science, technology, computer science, medicine, theology, philosophy, and literature. He holds a BS in biology, an MS in molecular pharmacology, an MA in English, certificates in theology and computer science, and a graduate certificate in professional writing and editing. He has written countless stories, published a number of them, and won several awards. You can follow his tweets at @randyhulshizer.

Brittany Muscarella, Assistant Editor
Originally from Buffalo, NY, USA, Brittany now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, where she writes slipstream (horror/sci-fi/Western) short stories all day. Her new favorite form is flash fiction, though she's currently attempting a novel, too. She moonlights as a freelance writer and a university writing instructor. Brittany holds a BA in English/Classics and an MA in English Language and Literature. You can follow her tweets at @totsbels.

Laura Rizzo, Assistant Editor
Laura has moved back and forth across the American-Canadian border all her life, and books were the friends she could always bring with her. She loves fantasy, where anything is possible, and mysteries, where justice is served. She also reads broadly in history, medicine, philosophy and other non-fiction. Past work includes dragonfly research in NY, medical writing in PA, and freelance editing. She lives with her family near Philadelphia, PA where she holds dual citizenship and a BS in biology. You can follow her tweets at @rizzlemethis.

Submissions Readers

Karen Heslop writes from Kingston, Jamaica. Her stories have been published or are upcoming in a Devolution Z anthology, 101 Words Magazine, Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, The Flash Fiction Press, The Nine Tales Series, Speculative 66, Cemetery Moon, Phantaxis Magazine, Bloodbond Magazine, The Blotter Mag, Black Girl Lit Mag, Yellow Mama and Bards and Sages Quarterly. You can follow her tweets at @kheslopwrites. Karen has been reading for Empyreome since November 2016.

William Gilmer is a writer and poet living in Michigan with his lovingly acquired family, obligatory cat, and odd curios. His work has been published in various places and in print. If you're not living your dreams he would be more than happy to live them for you, so get out there and beat him to the punch! You can follow his tweets at @willwritethings. William has been reading for Empyreome since November 2016.

Susan Oke worked in UK Higher Education for 13 years before surrendering to her passion for writing. She is now a full-time writer with a number of short stories published in anthologies, magazines and podcasts. As the Review Editor for Vector, the critical journal for the British Science Fiction Association, Susan gets to read lots of books and edit copy, which she genuinely enjoys! Susan is an active member of several critiquing groups and occasionally writes articles for Astronaut.com. You can view her blog and read samples of her work at susanmayoke.com. You can follow her tweets at @SueOke. Susan has been reading for Empyreome since November 2016.

Keiran McKiel is a poet and fiction writer from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He is currently studying Creative Writing at the University of Victoria. His short fiction has been published online at Metamorphose Lit, and his poetry has appeared in print in This Side of West. He currently awaits the resurrection of extinct animals becoming possible, and looks forward to owning a pet Thylacine. You can find him at instagram.com/hoobajuke, or you can follow his tweets at @KieranMcKiel. Kieran has been reading for Empyreome since March 2017.

Amanda Bergloff is a speculative fiction writer whose stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Stories from the World of Tomorrow, Frozen Fairy Tales, After the Happily Ever After, and the upcoming Pet Tales. Her work has also appeared in the e-zines, The Flash Fiction Press, 200 CC's, Speculative 66, Trembling with Fear, and Enchanted Conversation Magazine. She lives in Denver, Colorado and collects vintage books, toys, and comics. She writes and paints daily, is obsessed with surrealism, and the inside of her mind looks like 1950's sci fi pulp art. You can follow her tweets at @AmandaBergloff. Amanda has been reading for Empyreome since March 2017.

Technical Services

Sean McElhare is a college student studying computer science at West Chester University. If he's not skiing or rock climbing, he's usually found programming away developing and testing new site features. Sean has a strong passion for programming and computer security.

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