Weird, experimental and literary fiction and art

Mycelia Issue 2 contributors

Katy Lennon

Katy Lennon is a queer writer and editor from Aberdeen, based in Edinburgh. In 2016 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University with distinction and the class medal. She writes weird, horror and SF short fiction, with stories featured in Shoreline of Infinity and 404 Ink’s The F Word. She also edits and runs Blood Bath, a new horror and genre literary zine, now on its second issue.
Twitter @katy__lennon, @bloodbathzine | Instagram @katy__lennon

Amanda Minkkinen

Amanda Minkkinen was raised in Michigan. She now lives in Denmark and attends the University of Copenhagen as a sociology student. She writes short stories, poetry, and screenplays. She has had poetry featured in Wu-Wei Fashion Mag and was shortlisted for the Young Romantics prize hosted by the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association in 2015 and 2016.
Instagram @aljminkkinen

Scott Caruth

Scott Caruth is currently based between Glasgow and Berlin. His artistic practice explores the limitations of documentary, the issues presented by the lens and the politics of ‘evidence’. He also has a sound practice that usually manifests in the band Total Leatherette, of which he is one half. Recent residencies include Intonal at Inkost in Malmo, CCA Creative Lab in Glasgow, Stills Gallery in Edinburgh and Fondazione Fotografia in Modena, Italy. Recent exhibitions and performances include ‘Ian White: Cinema as Live Art’ at Arsenal Kino, Berlin, ‘Radical Film Network Meeting’ at Silent Green Kulturquarter in Berlin, ‘Cazzate Su Cazzatte’ at Glasgow International 2018 and ‘Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference’ at The University of Sussex.
www.scottcaruth.co.uk

Niamh Moloney

Niamh Moloney writes, draws, talks, makes and dreams. She was born in Dublin and is now Glasgow based. Her artistic practice explores the connection between mind body soul and beyond. Her inner emotional landscape manifests through drawings, texts, sculptures and installations. She writes about her experiences of personal transmutation, the wisdom of the feminine and the relationships between our Selves, the earth and the cosmos. She recently graduated with an MLitt in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art.
Instagram: @niamhmol | www.niamhmoloney.com

Stephen Cashmore

Stephen Cashmore is a professional proofreader and editor based in Ayr, Scotland. He has had two books on contract bridge published, and many short stories. He has written eight novels and plans to self-publish some of them. Members of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle (members always welcome) thought ‘Dark Triptych’ was hard to follow. It was meant to be. www.stephencashmore.com

Don Redwood

Don Redwood lives in Glasgow, where he has been banging his head against his brick wall of a first novel for the last ten years. He has made a wee dent, and the resulting concussion has helped him dream up a growing collection of delirious short stories. These have previously appeared in Daily Science Fiction and the Speculative Spaces podcast.
Twitter @donreedwood | www.donredwood.com

Ely Percy

Ely Percy is a Scottish fiction writer, memoirist and epistolarian. Their debut novel Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz was published on 15 March 2019 by Knight Errant Press.
Twitter @decenthumanbean | www.elypercy.com

Eris Young

Eris Young is a queer writer from southern California, based in Edinburgh. Their work explores the queer experience and themes of otherness and alienation. Eris is the Writer in Residence at Lighthouse Bookshop, and editor of fantasy magazine Æther/Ichor. Their work was a finalist in Shoreline of Infinity’s 2018 flash fiction contest, and has appeared in Expanded Horizons, Scrutiny Journal, Bewildering Stories, and two anthologies: 404 Ink’s We Were Always Here and Knight Errant Press’s F, M or Other.
Twitter @young_e_h

Marcus Jack

Marcus Jack is a curator, writer and occasional photographer. In 2015 he founded Transit Arts, an organisation for the exhibition of artists’ moving image, and has since developed projects with organisations including ATLAS Arts, GFT, Goethe-Institut, GSFF, SCAN and Tyneside Cinema. He is the Coordinator of the Margaret Tait 100 centenary programme and Research Associate at LUX Scotland. Since 2016 he has been on the submissions panel of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, and in 2018 was invited to jury the TENT Academy Awards, Rotterdam, and undertake a curatorial exchange with Videoclub in Taipei. He is currently undertaking an AHRC-funded PhD at the Glasgow School of Art.

Daniel Pietersen

Daniel Pietersen is an author of weird fiction and of critical non-fiction that investigates the nature of horror and related genres. His fiction has been published in The Audient Void, Mycelia and Æther/Ichor. An analysis of the limit experience in the work of Clive Barker is featured in the second volume of Thinking Horror with an essay on liminality in Folk Horror pending publication in Revenant. Daniel is also a regular contributor to Dead Reckonings, the in-house journal of Hippocampus Press. Daniel lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and dog.
Twitter @pietersender | constantuniversity.wordpress.com

Heather Parry

Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer and editor. Her short stories have been widely published (The Stinging Fly, Gutter, F(r)iction) and performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Belladrum Festival, Hidden Door and more. She was a prizewinner in the 2019 Mslexia Short Story Award, won the Cove Park Emerging Writer residency in 2017 and the Bridge Award for an Emerging Writer in 2016. Her work explores self-deception, transformation, identity and the body.
www.heatherparry.co.uk

Katie Harrison

Katie Harrison is a writer and lecturer living by the Scottish seaside. The granddaughter of a world-renowned botanist, she is a nature writing scholar with the British Council and her podcast of earthly delights will be released later this year. In 2017, a florist approached her to ghostwrite, How Not to Kill Your Plants which beat Alan Titchmarsh on Amazon (sorry Alan). Katie lectures on Narrative & Voice at Central Saint Martins and recently taught her first class at ECA. When she’s not writing about nature, she writes award-winning copy for global brands such as Uber, Chambord and Nike.
www.katieanneharrison.com

Joma West

Joma West was born in London but lived and grew up in different countries in Africa. She studied English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow and then took up teaching. Joma’s novella, Wild, won the 2016 MMU novella award and was published by Sandstone Press. She has had short stories appear in To Hull and Back and Nivalis 2017. Joma writes in several genres and she likes to use the strange to highlight and interrogate the familiar. She believes stories are reflections of ourselves, and whilst they should definitely entertain, they should also help us understand what it is to be human. She currently lives in Glasgow.
Twitter @jomawest

Miranda Stuart

Miranda Stuart is a writer, designer and, sometimes, artist based in Glasgow. With a background in English Literature and Graphic Design, she makes work that plays with narrative and fragments of text and is interested in the bodily writings of Medieval female mystics. She collaborates with artist Nastja No on a publishing project called Agony Press.

David McMahon

David McMahon is an author from Glasgow interested in science fiction and dark fantasy, often merging both with themes of the human condition and how it integrates with technology. He is currently editing his first novel Boxhead, which is the first in a series collectively called ‘Midnight Tayles’ and publishes short stories to his online blog of the same name.
dmcmahonjnr.wixsite.com/midnight-tayles

Bragela Hornal

Bragela Hornal writes dark fiction for adults and young people from her home in Edinburgh. She is currently working on her first children’s novel, Islands of Memory, a magical realist adventure.
Twitter @BragelaHornal