Sandra Kasturi is a writer, poet, book reviewer, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor, and the co-publisher of ChiZine Publications, winner of the World Fantasy, HWA Speciality Press, and British Fantasy Awards. She is also co-creator of the children’s animated series Sinister Horde and recently worked on the upcoming Nickelodeon show Mysticons. Sandra’s work has won several prizes for writing, including first prize in ARC Poetry Magazine's tenth Annual Poem of the Year Contest for “Old Men Smoking.” She has also been shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize, THIS Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt, ARC Poetry Magazine's twelfth Annual International Poem of the Year Contest, Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Contest, the Rhysling Award, the Aurora Award, the Elgin Award, and CV2’s Two-Day Poem Contest
Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Taddle Creek; ON SPEC; Prairie Fire; Contemporary Verse 2; Shadows & Tall Trees; several of the Tesseracts anthologies; Evolve; Evolve 2; both Chilling Tales volumes; A Verdant Green; Star*Line; The Rhinoceros and His Thoughts; Annex Echo; 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin; Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out; Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Slayers Mutants and Freaks; Stamps, Vamps & Tramps; Gods, Memes & Monsters; Black Feathers; and The Sum of Us. Sandra is the author of two poetry collections: The Animal Bridegroom (with an introduction from Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds, both from Tightrope Books. She is currently working on her third poetry book, Snake Handling for Beginners, as well as a story collection, Mrs. Kong & Other Monsters.