Our Staff


Publisher, Head of Acquisitions: Carrie Cuinn

Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, bibliophile, modernist, and geek. She recently edited Cthulhurotica, IN SITU, and FISH, oversees our novella series, and is Editor-in-Chief at Lakeside Circus. She is a current member of SFWA, SFPA, Interstitial Arts Foundation, Codex Writers Group, and she loves genre fiction. Her writing can be found at http://carriecuinn.com and she’s on Twitter as CarrieCuinn.

Art Director: Galen Dara

Sitting in the dark with her sketchbook mining the nooks and crannies, Galen loves skeptics, mystics, spec fiction, plus all forms of story telling and image making. She has illustrated covers for Lightspeed Magazine, Fireside Magazine and others, as well as creating the covers of FISH and Bibliotheca Fantastica for Dagan Books. Her art can be found at http://www.galendara.com/

In 2013, Galen won the Hugo for Best Fan Artist, and we couldn’t be prouder.


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Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Novellas: Kelly C. Stiles

A recent graduate from the College of William and Mary, Kelly talks to inanimate objects, and enjoys long walks with good books. Stiles is the first reader of each novella submitted to Dagan Books, and is part of the selection team for our quarterly novella series. Her website is http://ladykuro.wordpress.com/

Readers and Interns:

Jason Strawsburg is reading novellas, and in his spare time, short fiction for Lakeside Circus.

We have also worked with:

Don Pizarro: Editor of Bibliotheca FantasticaHis writing has appeared at McSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY, in Reflection’s Edge, Crossed Genres Magazine, the anthologies Rigor Amortis and Cthulhurotica, and other places. You can find him on Twitter as DonP and online at http://warmfuzzyfreudianslippers.com

 K. V. Taylor: Co-editor of FISH, author of Inedible Sins, and has contributed to both Cthulhurotica and IN SITU. K. V. Taylor enjoys comic books, Himalayan Buddhist art, loud music, her Epiphone, and Black Bush. She also edits for Morrigan Books, collects The Red Penny Papers in her dining room, and her fiction can be found at kvtaylor.com



Andrew Kelly: previously served as a slush reader, and then short fiction acquisitions editorLibrarian, writer, and reader based in Boston Massachusetts. He can be found on Twitter as a_m_kelly and his website is amkelly.net

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