Squishy the Squid is an astrocephalopod with a taste for edgy fiction and cutting-edge humor. Born in the hydrogen-poor regions of deep space just off the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy, Squishy has long known the feverish desire to live somewhere closer to the cultural and literary hub of the universe. So it was the culmination of a life and lightyears-long dream when he moved to Austin, Texas, and became the corporate mascot for Space Squid magazine.
Matthew F. Amati, associate Squid editor, wears socks and lives by a canal. Occasional temper-tantrums give way to resigned melancholy. Amati's diffidently-updated writer blog is www.mattamati.com. He is the author of the bestselling novel Loompaland (and by bestselling, we mean it has literally sold two copies to date) which features drunk Oompa-Loompas and gross candy.
D Chang is a designer, web marketing consultant, and game writer from Austin, Texas. His short fiction has appeared in the Avast Ye Airships anthology, the Cryptopolis science fiction anthology, and in videogames you've probably never played. He also creates does book trailers and book cover designs, and helps businesses get more velocity out of their websites. He can be contacted directly at ohsquishy squiggle spacesquid fullstop com. But you might have to send it a few times because he should be reading and editing.
Matthew Bey is a sci-fi writer and occasional Squid editor living in Austin, Texas. He is the host of This Week in the Multiverse podcast, as well as the fishing podcast Last Cast Podcast. He is a creator of the free science fiction magazine Space Squid as well as the Helmut Finch mythos.
Elle Van Hensbergen is a writer and occasional Squid editor who lives in Central Texas. Her short fiction has appeared in Flashquake and various other 'zines.
J.J. Reynolds is a writer and Squid editor emeritus in Austin, Texas. Her short fiction has appeared in such diverse publications as 101 Fiction and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Since she started working with Space Squid she has developed a strange aversion to calamari.
Steve Wilson is a freelance writer who lives in Austin, Texas. His fiction has appeared in The Moron's Guide to the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, Opium Magazine and Parageography. His non-fiction about speculative matters has appeared in GQ, The Village Voice, Salon, and Reading the Slayer: The Unofficial Critical Companion to Buffy and Angel. He is the layout designer (for print projects) and an editor emeritus of the sci-fi magazine Space Squid.