Romie Stott (pronounced like Romeo without the ending o) is an editor at the Hugo-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning magazine Strange Horizons. Her first novel, Nothing in the Basement, is scheduled to be released in November by Dybbuk Press. Some of Romie's notable short stories, essays, and poems are: “A Robot Walks into A Bar” (Arc; Intel Future Pleasures Prize; We, Robot), “Death Opus” (The Deadlands; The Rhysling Anthology), “The Eggshell Curtain” (L.I.T.; Daughters of Frankenstein), “Six Bands You Didn't Know Were Broken Up By Yoko Ono” (The Toast), “Song of Singularity” (OnSpec), and “When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves” (Atlas Obscura) Romie has degrees in filmmaking, economics, and music. Her cheerfully morbid “Birthday Song” has been featured on KCRW and The Believer’s “The Organist” podcast. She is half of the folktronica band Stopwalk (“Homosexual Art Attack,” “Darkest of the Days”), and recently wrote the libretto for a magical-realist stage musical, The Lady Takes the Mic. As a narrative filmmaker (working mainly as Romie Faienza), Romie has been a guest artist at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the National Gallery (London). She is the writer/director of the short films “The Origin of the Milky Way,” “The Sleeping People” (part of Jonathan Lethem’s Promiscuous Materials Project), and “Aperture,” and the feature film Hayseeds & Scalawags. She is in preproduction on a monster movie called Radiance. For a more extensive list and to view her work, visit She’s occasionally on twitter @romiesays, and you can e-mail her at