Saladin Ahmed was born in Detroit. His short fiction appears in Clockwork Phoenix 2 (ed. Mike Allen) and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. "Judgment of Swords and Souls" will appear in issue 14 of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including The Brooklyn Review, Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, and Big City Lit, as well as in anthologies such as Inclined To Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2008), and Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry (Wayne State University Press, 2001). He has received writing fellowships from the University of Michigan and the Bronx Council on the Arts, has attended the 2007 Taos Toolbox and 2009 Rio Hondo workshops, and is a member of the Tabula Rasa writers group. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the songwriter Hayley Thompson.