On Anxiety is publishing on the 18th January 2018. You can preorder it through our shop here!
Erin Aniker is a freelance illustrator based in London whose work is really influenced by the mixed female community she grew up with and her dual Turkish and English heritage. Most of her illustrations are completed digitally and have a big focus on celebrating women of diversity in colourful, minimalist environments. Erin enjoys creating illustrations for use across editorial, print and online platforms. You can view examples of her work here
Grace Au (them/they) is a part time jewellery-maker, part time writer, part time jack-of-all-trades. They have a degree in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London and are currently studying Architecture at Newcastle University. They spend their days thinking about memes, mental health, horror fiction, politics and using design to make life more accessible to everyone here @qr_ce.
Ka Bradley is a writer and editor based in London. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Under the Influence, Somesuch Stories, The Offing and Catapult, among others. She reviews dance and theatre for Exeunt, londondance.com and The Stage, and is an editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books.
Siobhan Britton is an artist and Librarian living in Brighton. She makes zines, comics, and lino prints under the imprint Slug Ink Press. You can see more of her work on her blog: https://librariankilljoy.wordpress.com/
Lori England is a writer and poet from Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been published in 404 Ink, by Crab Fat Magazine and was shortlisted for the 2015 Bold Types creative writing competition. She has recently completed her BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the Open University and juggles writing with bringing up her own tiny girl gang. You can find out more about her work at www.lori-england.tumblr.com
Deborah Frempong is a writer and singer who lives in Boston by way of Accra, Ghana. She studied Politics at Pomona College and Religion at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Signatures Magazine, Cléo Journal, the Killens Review of Arts and Letters and other publications.
p.e. garcia is a contributor to HTMLGiant and an Editor-at-Large for The Rumpus. They want to understand astrology.
Eli Goldstone is the author of Strange Heart Beating (Granta 2017). She is a graduate of the City University Creative Writing MA.
Sarvat Hasin will be writing an essay about her experiences with insomnia. Sarvat was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She studied Politics at Royal Holloway and Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She is fiction editor at The Stockholm Review and works at Hachette Childrens Group. Her debut novel, This Wide Night, has been published by Penguin India.
Amberin Huq is an author/illustrator born in Tooting, London to Bangladeshi parents. She studied illustration at Falmouth University in Cornwall and has been illustrating ever since. Amberin has created shows for Half Moon theatre as well as artwork for Polka Theatre, Little Angel Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford and had her first children’s book, A Bump in the Night, published in 2016 by Five Mile Press Australia. Although Amberin started in the children's market, she is now exploring the troubles of online dating in the modern age through the medium of short comics.
Dr. Rachel Kowert is a research psychologist from Austin, Texas, with a PhD in psychology from the University of York (UK) and an MA in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. She has dedicated her career to studying the relationships between mental health and media use and has published numerous scientific articles and books on the topic. As a researcher, psychologist, and parent, she strives to make scientific information widely accessible non-scientific audiences.
Sophie Mackintosh is contributing a piece of creative non fiction about using astrology to manage anxiety. Sophie was born in South Wales in 1988, and is currently based in London. Her fiction and poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Granta Magazine, The White Review and TANK Magazine, amongst others. Her short story ‘Grace’ is the winner of the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize, and her story ‘The Running Ones’ won the Virago/Stylist Short Story competition in 2016. Sophie’s debut novel The Water Cure is forthcoming in the UK & Canada from Hamish Hamilton, and in the US from Doubleday.
Narayani Menon is half Indian, a quarter English and a quarter Irish. Most of her previous writing has been for the stage; she is working on her first novel.
Cornelia Prior (they/them) is wrangles words for museums and galleries the country over. They have a degree in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London and are working towards an MA in Critical and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Former Midwesterner, sometime Parisian, and reluctant Londoner, they spend a lot of time thinking about gender, place, and the sea. They tweet at @marinewitch about the ocean, gardening, and expanded intimacies.
Alice Slater is a bookseller from London. She chairs the Waterstones Gower Street Short Story Salon and reviews short story collections for Mslexia. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She tweets at @smokintofu.
Marianne Tatepo is contributing an essay about black girl healing and self help tools. Marianne is child 9/9 of a Littoral and West Cameroonian family. Brussels born and bred, she is London-based and works in book publishing. Read Marianne's writing for the Guardian, the Bookseller, Spread the Word, Brooklyn magazine, and others, here. Read her thoughts on books here.
Sharlene Teo is tackling the anxiety healing and inducing dichotomy of social media. Sharlene is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for her debut novel Ponti, forthcoming from Picador and Simon & Schuster in 2018. She received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and David T.K Wong Creative Writing award at the University of East Anglia, and holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program.
Rosemary Waugh is a freelance theatre critic and writer. She is a co-owner and reviews editor for the independent online theatre magazine Exeunt. Alongside this, Rosemary regularly reviews theatre and dance for The Stage in the South West and Wales. She was recently invited to be a panellist for The Sick of the Fringe festival at the Wellcome Collection, and a Critic in Residence at the Alchymy Festival of new playwriting. She likes to talk about gender, feminism and all the things that could go wrong with your body.
Eley Williams is penning a piece of short-fiction exploring nervous laughter and playing the clown. Eley is a writer and lecturer based in London. Her collection of short stories Attrib. And Other Stories (Influx Press) was chosen by Ali Smith as one of the best debut works of fiction published in 2017. She has a collection of poetry Frit forthcoming from Sad Press, and is currently co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine.