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Amylia Ryan

Amylia established Astral Waters Press after earning her Master's degree in book publishing from Portland State University in 2018. She has worked as a book editor since 2014, including as an in-house editor for a publisher and as a freelance editor. For more information on Amylia's freelance editing, visit her website at

Editor in Chief

Hilary Louth

Assistant Editor: Science Fiction

Bio to come soon!

Assistant Editor: Fantasy

Michele Ford

Michele is an editor based in Portland, Oregon. She reads fantasy and speculative fiction with fierce characters and rich systems of magic. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MS in Book Publishing. You can find her at

Leigh Thomas

Design: Logo and Title

Leigh Thomas is a graphic designer for Oregon Children’s Theatre in Portland, where she lives with her husband and pup. She’s also a dedicated reader, doodler, pun queen, and freelance designer. Check out her work and say hi at

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