Meet the Squid(s)

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.

J.J. Reynolds is a writer 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 reading slush for Space Squid she has developed a strange aversion to calamari.

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.

Matthew Bey is a sci-fi writer living in Austin, Texas. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues and he is passively seeking an undeserved Campbell Award nomination. 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 who lives in Central Texas. Her short fiction has appeared in Flashquake and various other 'zines.

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.

Matthew F. Amati wears socks and lives by a canal. Occasional temper-tantrums give way to resigned melancholy. Amati's diffidently-updated writer blog is 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.

One comment on “Meet the Squid(s)
  1. Teresa says:

    Met D Chang last night at an artists' potluck and invited him to participated in the upcoming "Out of This World" spoken word and poetry show sponsored by The Austin Writers Roulette. The show is on Sunday, April 13th at Stompin' Grounds from 4 to 6. As a special treat, Stompin' Grounds is also having a crawfish boil!

    Please go to our website for more details and we hope to have some Space Squids representing at the next roulette!

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