Preti Taneja began writing fiction in 2010, inspired by her work as a reporter, filmmaker and activist in the field of human rights. She has worked with people fleeing conflict in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Rwanda and Kenya among other places and her writing now crosses the boundaries of fiction, creative non fiction and journalism. She teaches English and writing at Jesus College Cambridge, Warwick University and Queen Mary University of London. In 2014 she was selected as one of the BBC’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’ making broadcasts for radio and TV about her work. She is currently finishing her first novel, We That Are Young, a retelling of King Lear set in contemporary India. She is the editor of Visual Verse, the online anthology of art and words: www.visualverse.org
Nicola Daly has, had short stories in Honno Women Press anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in Magma, The Rialto, Frogmore Papers and many others. Her work has also appeared in North West Arts Council anthologies and magazines such as Puffin Review, Stinging Fly and Notes from The Underground. Her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Myslexia and many others. In 2014 she came third in the HISSAC short story competition. One of her poems had been selected to appear in a Bloodaxe anthology due out in spring 2015. She also won the Gatehouse Press literary prize in 2014 and is due to have a novella published by Gatehouse.