Iris Compiet – Illustrator

iriscompiet Iris Compiet is an artist and illustrator living and working in the Netherlands. She enjoys working on projects ranging from picture books to gallery art and even sculpting her own frames. Creating a ‘sense of wonder’ is at the core of her work. Both in commissioned work as in non-commissioned work, storytelling is an essential part. As an artist Iris strives to lure in the spectator, to make them feel a connection to the work and open a gateway to their imagination to ignite it even further. As a medium she favours the traditional kind, depending on the story that needs to be told she will choose a medium that translates best. Drawing inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music, she explores the depths of darkness to find the light. Iris can be contacted at:

Simon Cottee – Animator

simonheadshot2014Simon Cottee is a Montreal-based short-film maker and animator from Brisbane. He animates the films he makes and is best known for his animated short films The Wedding, and The Duck. He often forgets to blog but likes games and videos about games. Simon’s work can be found on Vimeo.

The Lost Chapel of Santa Lusca

Aimée Lindorff is a cultural producer, writer, and editor based in Brisbane. She has a long history of supporting and promoting community arts, working with industry organisations, community orchestras, and state and national cultural producers – most recently as Public Programs Manager of Queensland Writers Centre, Festival Coordinator of National Young Writers’ Festival and as part of the Program Advisory Committee of Emerging Writers Festival.

Tiny Owl Crew & Kraken Guard

samuelmaguireSamuel Maguire is a writer, editor and the creative lead for Brambles – a role-play story project with Harry Vening, Claire Renton, Luke Brook and Levin Poropat. He works on character development for Tiny Owl Workshop, writes for Scum Mag, was a regular contributor to the Brisbane-based literary collective Under the Stilts, and blogs over at

The Conumbrum

tomdullemondTom Dullemond stumbled out of university with a double degree in Medieval/Renaissance studies and Software Engineering. One of these degrees got him a job and he has been writing and working in IT ever since. Tom co-authored the middle-grade philosophical fantasy novel, The Machine Who Was Also a Boy, and has sold short fiction to magazines as varied as Antipodes, Betwixt, Aurealis, and SQ Mag, as well as to a handful of anthologies. He writes a regular flash science fiction column for the CSIRO’s Double Helix science magazine, is an active committee member of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and is co-director of the writing business management web site Literarium (


jodicleghornJodi Cleghorn is forever mystress to the voices in her head. Her stories have appeared in anthologies including: The Best of Friday Flash, Thieves and Scoundrels, 50 Stories for Pakistan, Dead Red Heart, Hope, One Small Step and Sunday Shots:the Shorts, Vine Leaves Literary Journal and Tincture. In 2008 she co-founded eMergent Publishing, providing new writers with an opportunity to be published and work collaboratively with other writers and in close partnership with an editor.

House of Depthless Ink

Lois Spanglerimg_0705 is a writer, editor, ex-pat Mexican American residing in the Antipodes. Her short stories and plays have been published and produced and she spends a lot of time running and playing tabletop RPGs. Lois is halfway through her Doctorate of Creative Industries in emergent narrative processes in tabletop RPGs at QUT in Brisbane. In her spare time she practices HEMA, and can be contacted on Twitter @Incognitiously.

The Lions

Madison DusomeDusome_Madison (2) is an aspiring civil engineer by trade. She creates artwork of a wide variety, but her greatest passion is storytelling – be it through literature, games, pictures, or other media. When she’s not in the throes of words or physics, Madison enjoys drawing, parkour, social media and video games. She keeps a pet snake, loves mustard and can’t whistle.

Irrealty and Ferns

Robert G. Cook is an English expat who lives in Brisbane. In a reversal of the standard beginner writer’s bio, Rob’s day-job as a registered nurse actually has him working full-time nights, leaving him free to write in daylight. He counts Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Garner as his earliest writing influences, and M. John Harrison and J.G. Ballard as his current idols.


Steve Toase is an author, archaeologist and journalist living in North Yorkshire and occasionally Munich, Germany. As an author he writes mythic fiction, weaving elements from folklore and legend into a contemporary setting.