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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 is currently working on the third draft of a feminist retelling of Beowulf. When she’s not writing or working, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and taking long walks. Brittany holds Master’s degrees in English Language and Literature, TESOL, and Creative Writing. You can follow her tweets at @the_write_britt.

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

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.

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.

Kathleen Danielson is a speculative short fiction writer. She has been published in the anthologies Fairytales Slashed 8 and Swords of Darkness. She makes her home in sunny southern Florida where she herds bees, reads like there's no tomorrow, and hoards books like a dragon. Kathleen has been reading for Empyreome since June 2017.

Previous Readers

Keiran McKiel is a poet and fiction writer from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of Victoria. His short fiction has been published online at Metamorphose Lit and Lyonesse Press, 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 read for Empyreome from March 2017 to September 2018.

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 read for Empyreome from November 2016 to October 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 read for Empyreome from March 2017 to October 2017.

Britny Brooks writes and reads in Philadelphia, PA. She has a dual MFA/MA, and you can find her weird experimental stories in The Airgonaut and Ghost Parachute. You can find her drinking coffee while geeking out about novellas, podcasts, short story collections, and tiny houses. During the day she works as an editorial assistant at a publishing house in Philly and the Head Serial Fiction Editor for Helios Quarterly, and at night she likes to pretend she's a film and television critic. You can follow her tweets at @Britny_Brooks or find her on Instagram at Brit_Brooks. Britny read for Empyreome from June 2017 to October 2017.