Poet Laureate Emerita Wendy Van Camp is a two time Elgin Award Nominee. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Dwarf Star Award. She is a speculative poet, author, podcaster, and anthology editor. Her debut novelette, The Curate’s Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion (Austen Regency, Indy Published, 2014), its upcoming novel sequel Christmas in Kellynch (Austen Regency, Indy Published, forthcoming) Her poetry collection The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection (Speculative Poetry, Indy Published, 2019; Elgin Award finalist 2020 and 2021) She is both poet and illustrator. Time and Space: a scifaiku poetry collection (Speculative Poetry, Indy Published, in progress) She is the editor of Eccentric Orbits 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Speculative Poetry, Dimensionfold Publishing, 2021-2024), editor of Anaheim Poetry Review 1 & 2 (Literary Poetry, Indy Published, 2023-2024) and guest editor of Eye To The Telescope #46 (Speculative Poetry, SFPA, 2022). Wendy's short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Eccentric Orbits 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Speculative Poetry, Dimensionfold Publishing, 2020-2024), Quantum Visions (Science Fiction, Indy Published, 2013-2019), Far Horizons (Science Fiction, Far Horizons Press, 2015-2018), The Junction (Literary, Indy Publishing, 2018-2019), Star*Line (Speculative Poetry, SFPA, 2023), Worlds of IF, (Science Fiction, Starship Sloane Publishing, 2024), Scifaikuest (Speculative Poetry, Hiraeth Books, 2024), Indie Author Magazine (Non-Fiction, Athenia Creative Services, 2023-2024) and San Diego Poetry Annual (Literary Poetry, SDEAG, 2024). Wendy is a 2017 graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop. She is a member of SFWA, Codex, SFPA, and IBPA. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband.