Chloe Lane

Chloe Lane is a 2021 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida in 2017. She also has a MA from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University Wellington, and a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. Her debut novel The Swimmers was published by Victoria University Press in 2020. She has recently published essays in The Spinoff, Pantograph Punch, Newsroom, Subtropics (USA), and Contemporary HUM. She currently lives in ÅŒtautahi Christchurch with her husband and young son.

Ronnie Smart

Ronnie Smart is a Christchurch poet and writer of short dark fiction, who graduated cum laude from the Hagley Writers’ Institute in 2017, and has since continued to train and develop through various courses online and in person. In 2018 he received a mentorship from the famous Australian horror writer, Kaaron Warren. He has served as judge for Novels in the Australian Shadows Awards, and for the Australasian Horror Writers’ Association Short Story Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2021. His writing has been published in numerous literary and genre venues, including Flash Frontier, Blue Fifth Review, Takahē, Breach, Trickster’s Treats 3, and in the poetry anthology Untimely Frost.