Ellen Datlow, Guest of Honor at Readercon 11, has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty years. She was editor of Sci Fiction, the fiction area of SCIFI.com; editor of Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror; and fiction editor of Omni Magazine and Omni Online for seventeen years. She currently acquires short stories for Tor.com.

She has edited more than fifty anthologies including Blood Is Not Enough (William Morrow), Alien Sex (Dutton), A Whisper of Blood (William Morrow), Little Deaths (Millennium/Dell; WFA winner), Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex (St. Martin's), Twists of the Tale (Dell), Lethal Kisses (Orion), Vanishing Acts (Tor), The Dark: New Ghost Stories (Tor; International Horror Guild winner), Inferno (Tor; Winner: WFA/IHG/Jackson), The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Del Rey), Poe (Solaris; Shirley Jackson Award winner), Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 (Roc), The Best Horror of the Year, Volumes One to Six (Night Shade), Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (Tachyon), Supernatural Noir (Dark Horse), Naked City (St. Martin's), Blood and Other Cravings (Tor), Hauntings (Tachyon),Lovecraft's Monsters (Tachyon), Fearful Symmetries (Chizine; Winner: Stoker Award), Nightmare Carnival (Dark Horse), The Cutting Room (Tachyon), and The Doll Collection (Tor).

With Terri Windling, Datlow has edited Snow White, Blood Red (Morrow/Avon), Black Thorn, White Rose (Morrow/Avon), Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (AvoNova/Morrow), BlackSwan, White Raven (Avon), Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (HarperPrism), Silver Birch, Blood Moon (Avon; WFA winner), Black Heart, Ivory Bones (Avon), A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales (Simon & Schuster), The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (Viking; WFA winner), Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold (S&S), The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (Viking), Salon Fantastique (Thunder's Mouth, WFA winner), The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (Viking), Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (Viking), The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (Viking), Teeth: Vampire Tales (HarperCollins), After (Hyperion), and Queen Victoria's Book of Spells (Tor; Locus). Datlow also edited the first sixteen volumes of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror for St. Martin's, and five with Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant. With Nick Mamatas, she edited Haunted Legends (Tor; Stoker winner). Forthcoming are The Monstrous (Tachyon) and The Best Horror of the Year volume eight (Night Shade).

Datlow has won five Hugos as best professional editor or best editor, short form, and has one for Best Webzine (SCIFICTION). She won a World Fantasy Special Award: Professional for 1994. She has won ten World Fantasy Awards, the most in the award's history. She's won the Locus Award for best editor ten consecutive years from 2004 to 2014. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association in 2011, and the Live Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Convention in 2014.

Datlow co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB monthly reading series. She lives in New York City with two cats. Follow her on facebook, and on twitter@EllenDatlow.