Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer and creative practitioner, working within the movement to end gender-based violence. She won the British Council's open call for new writing from the UK and Turkey, is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee, and was named in the Young Women's Movement 30 Under 30.
Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the Isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.
Chris McQueer is a 20-something year old writer in Glasgow. Chris kept his writing a secret from his friends and family for several months before his girlfriend, Vanessa, encouraged him to share his work through Twitter (@ChrisMcQueer). Since then he has earned a reputation as 'That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories'.
Lilly Banning is a librarian based in London who likes the quieter things in life. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sociology more years ago than she cares to admit and spent a decade of her life working as an investigator, which she has now (thankfully) put to bed. James Scythe was her last case.