Monica Louzon (she/her) is a queer writer, translator, and editor from Maryland. Her short fiction, poems, essays, and translations have appeared in over 25 publications across six countries, and her story “9 Dystopias” was a Best Microfiction of 2023 winner. Monica has co-edited three anthologies of speculative fiction, founded the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, and served as Acquiring Editor for The Dread Machine for three years. She is currently Chair for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA)’s History Committee. You can learn more about Monica’s works at, or visit her at