Alex Penland


Alex was a museum kid: a childhood of running rampant through the Smithsonian kicked off a lifelong inspiration for science fiction and science-inspired fantasy. Growing up underwater didn’t help—Alex has been a certified diver since the age of twelve. They have worked in the field with NASA scientists, linguists, and acclaimed photographers.

They currently live in Scotland after finishing an MSc at the University of Edinburgh, but prior adventures include founding a writing organization in Iowa, freelance editing, and various volunteer enterprises in the literary world. Their work has been internationally published in The Midwest Review, Story Cities, and the upcoming Strange Lands anthology by Flame Tree Press. Their poetry has been awarded by Writers’ Digest.

Their work can be found on their website, and they can be contacted on Twitter (@AlexPenname).

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