Category: Interviews

Interview with George Lockett

February 17th, 2020 by

George Lockett is a London-based writer of fiction and video games. His short fiction has appeared in such places as Fireside Magazine, The Colored Lens, and Making Monsters: A Speculative and Classical Anthology. He has written for and consulted on a variety of other interactive projects, including VR, AR, and narrative video games. George is […]

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Author Interview: Ann LeBlanc

February 15th, 2020 by

Ann LeBlanc is a writer and gardener currently surviving the Long Winter in the Boston Area. She edits and writes for The Spectacles, where she talks about books and stories she loves. She is the author of the 2019 game jam-winning game, The Coffin Maker. This interview was conducted over e-mail over January and February of […]

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Author interview: Monica Valentinelli

January 31st, 2020 by

Monica Valentinelli is an author and narrative designer. An industry veteran with almost twenty years’ experience, Monica has worked on dozens of hobby games and has told numerous stories for tabletop RPGs and supplements, card games, interactive fiction (or LitRPGs), miniature games, mobile games, and more. Find out more at booksofm.com. This interview was conducted via […]

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Author Interview: Ken Liu

January 30th, 2020 by

Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He also authored the […]

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Interview with Jei D. Marcade

December 4th, 2019 by

Jei D. Marcade is a Korean-American speculative fiction writer whose work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, PodCastle, and Strange Horizons. They can be found haunting jeidmarcade.com or tweeting sporadically @JeiDMarcade. This interview was conducted over e-mail in November of 2019. sub-Q Magazine: You write short stories as well as fiction of the interactive variety. Do […]

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Interview with Astrid Dalmady

December 4th, 2019 by

Astrid Dalmady is a venezuelan writer and narrative designer. You can find her work at AstridDalmady.com. Astrid is the author of Night Guard / Morning Star from our November issue, which was first published in 2019’s IFComp. This interview was conducted over e-mail in November of 2019. Sub-Q Magazine: What interests you the most about […]

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Author Interview: Eleanor Hingley

July 31st, 2019 by

Eleanor Hingley has been writing and gaming, and writing about gaming, for longer than she cares to remember. Find more of her interactive fiction at https://magpie-elle.itch.io/ and non-interactive fiction at https://shadowplaytheatre.wordpress.com/. She writes reviews of role-playing games and comment on gaming culture at https://theanxiousgamer.wordpress.com/. Eleanor is the author of “A Tragedy of Manners,” from our […]

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Author Interview: Nin Harris

July 31st, 2019 by

Nin Harris is an author, poet, and tenured postcolonial Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post-apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include Clarkesworld, Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, The Dark, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Lightspeed. Nin is […]

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Interview: Hannah Powell-Smith

June 1st, 2019 by

Hannah Powell-Smith makes narrative games about fantasy politics, flawed characters, and fraught relationships. Often, ghosts are involved. Find her work at Choice of Games, sub-Q Magazine, and hannahps.itch.io, and find her on Twitter at @hpowellsmith. Hannah is the author of our June story, “Dead Lake Crossing.” This interview was conducted via e-mail in May of […]

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Author Interview: Elizabeth Smyth

April 1st, 2019 by

Elizabeth Smyth is a writer, game developer and villain enthusiast, currently working for Fusebox Games in London. She has been making weird and/or dark IF since 2013. Read some more of it at elizabethsmyth.com or find her tweeting about slime at untiltheygo. Elizabeth is the author of our April story, “The Invader.” This interview was […]

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Author Interview: Laura De Stefani

February 1st, 2019 by

Laura De Stefani is an All round artist who loves drawing on any support, sculpting and modelling. She likes to travel and go to game-jams. You can follow here here: https://twitter.com/Odris_Den, https://www.instagram.com/odris_den/, https://odris-den.itch.io/. Laura is the author of our cover art/game for February’s issue, “Fill the Void.” This interview was conducted via e-mail in January […]

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Olivia C Dunlap

Author Interview: Olivia C Dunlap

February 1st, 2019 by

Olivia C Dunlap is the author of “Pretend You Love Each Other,” the first-place game from our first subQjam. Olivia is a writer, programmer, and game developer from Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s a co-founder of Little Rock Games and has a portfolio that includes interactive fiction, tabletop games, and other digital interactives. She’s always got […]

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Author Interview: Tai Jia Xuan

February 1st, 2019 by

Tai Jia Xuan is currently a Creative Writing student in Singapore, and the author of “at 3am, I didn’t think of you,” one of our February games. She just really likes interactive fiction, and hopes to continue exploring more. You can find her idling at @nuaxaij. This interview was conducted via e-mail in January of […]

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Grim Curio

Author Interview: Grim Curio

February 1st, 2019 by

Grim Curio is a writer, developer, and classicist from upstate New York, and the author of “Unmaking, Unmade,” one of our February games. She is passionate about archaeology and the uncanny, and can be found on Twitter at @grimoirtua. This interview was conducted via e-mail in January of 2019. sub-Q Magazine: Our theme for 2018 […]

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Olivia Wood

Author Interview: Olivia Wood

February 1st, 2019 by

Olivia Wood works as a writer, editor and narrative designer, both freelance and for Failbetter Games (Fallen London, Sunless Sea, Sunless Skies). She has written for the award-winning narrative game Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, and is working on the next game of the BAFTA-nominated studio, the Pixel Hunt. This interview was conducted via […]

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Author Interview: Holly Schofield

January 31st, 2019 by

Holly Schofield travels through time at the rate of one second per second. Her short stories have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and many other publications throughout the world. She hopes to save the world through science fiction and homegrown heritage tomatoes. Find her at

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