Dream Foundry is a 501c registered nonprofit.

Dream Foundry Board

President: Coral Alejandra Moore

Coral Alejandra Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives her tales. She is a 2013 alum of the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop and she has been published by Diabolical Plots, Zombies Need Brains, and Secrets of the Goat People. Currently she lives in the beautiful state of Washington with the love of her life and a dangerously smart Catahoula Leopard Dog where she rides motorcycles, raises chickens, and drinks all the coffee.

Chief Compliance Officer: Deanna Rymaszewski

Deanna Rymaszewski is a social worker from Madison, Wisconsin. She has worked in many different nonprofits and has a strong interest in various areas of nonprofit management, especially regulatory compliance. When she’s not getting excited by regulations and paperwork, she spends her time volunteering at the local wildlife rehabilitation center, petting her pets (2 cats, 2 dogs, 1 snake), playing board games, watching reruns of old shows, and starting, but not always finishing, craft projects. She is proud of the fact that due to her wildlife work, she has more than one story that starts with “I was wrestling with a raptor…”

Secretary: Jane Pinckard

Miyuki Jane Pinckard is a writer, game designer, educator, and the co-founder of Story Kitchen Studio, a community for exploring writing techniques. Her fiction can be found in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and other venues. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and now lives in Venice, California, with her partner and a little dog. She likes wine and mystery novels and karaoke. Follow her @miyukijane (Twitter and Instagram) and at www.miyukijane.com.

Member at Large: Brandon O’Brien

Brandon O’Brien is a writer, performance poet, teaching artist and game designer from Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing and the 2014 and 2015 Small Axe Literary Competitions, and is published in Strange Horizons, Reckoning, and New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean, among others. He is the former Poetry editor of the Hugo Award-winning magazine FIYAH. His debut poetry collection, Can You Sign My Tentacle?, is out now from Interstellar Flight Press.

Treasurer: Helena Lawton

Helena Lawton lives in Durham, NC with her husband and three dogs where she works as a Senior Accountant for DMJ & Co., PLLC. In a prior life she wrote short stories and the occasional poem, but now she spends her days collecting books, reading the tax code, and picking out names for her fourth dog.

Dream Foundry Staff

Art Contest Coordinator: Dante Luiz

Dante Luiz is an illustrator and occasional writer from southern Brazil. He is one of the two Art Directors for Strange Horizons, and his first graphic novel was published in 2020 by comiXology Originals (“CREMA”, written by Johnnie Christmas).

Con or Bust Program Manager: Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings was born in Germany and raised in Gaborone (Botswana), Paramaribo (Surinam), Tunis (Tunisia), and Columbia, MD. His writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, podcastle, and Uncanny Magazine, and he is a regular contributor to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He received the inaugural Imagination Unbound Fellowship at Under the Volcano 2022. He lives and writes in New Orleans with his dog, Karate Valentino.
(alexjennings.net, @magicknegro on Twitter and Instagram!)

Content Manager: Ashley Deng

Ashley Deng is a Canadian-born Chinese-Jamaican writer with a love of fantasy and all things Gothic. She studied biochemistry with an interest in making accessible the often-cryptic world of science and medicine. When not writing, she spends her spare time overthinking society, culture, and genre fiction. Her work appears at Fireside Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Augur Magazine, and Queen of Swords Press. You can find her at aedeng.wordpress.com or on Twitter at @ashesandmochi.

Executive Director: Jessica Eanes

Jessica Eanes, also known as Anaea Lay, lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she engages in a numinous love affair with the city. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Pod Castle. When she works for money she has sold real estate, wrangled IT as a PM, and talked people into buying very nice couches. She drinks too much tea. For fun she reads, cooks, eats, plays board games, interrogates people about the logistics of their chosen field, and forms intricate business plans over brunch.

Operations Manager: Cislyn Smith

Cislyn Smith is a poet and short story writer who calls Madison, Wisconsin home. Her wordy work has appeared in Diabolical Plots, Strange Horizons, and Daily Science Fiction. When she’s not helping to wrangle Dream Foundry things, she has been known to crochet tentacles, write stories at odd hours, play ridiculous numbers of games, make lots of lists, and study stone dead languages. She is occasionally dismayed by the lack of secret passages in her house. She lives with the amazingly photogenic kitties that appear in the Dream Foundry newsletter, and also some nice humans.

Support Administrator: Ellana Rose Thornton-Wheybrew

With extensive experience in moderating for online gaming communities since 2017, Ellana is a queer, disabled, nonbinary, Jewish person who tries xyr best to make places safe and welcoming to all. Xey have two degrees in classical studies and will endlessly talk about the impacts that storytelling has on political change.

Support Administrator: Tiffany Stockham

Tiffany Stockham sharpened her legendary personal assistant skills during a BFA in Professional Writing, and now wields them to wrangle two young children and a host of volunteer work. She has served as Vice President of the Wasatch Writers Fellowship and helped publish the Inspired Writer magazine. Her current extensive hat collection includes Kickstarter fulfillment, copy editing, grant proofing, craft supplies organization, and Discord moderation. Give her some hot cocoa and a couple days, and she’ll need to call the millinery again. She also has a nat 20 in Charisma. Ask her about her latest TTRPG story, social justice project, or adorable emoji on Discord, or stop by @WordsmithAtPlay on Twitter.

Writing Contest Coordinator: Julia Rios

Julia Rios (they/them) is a queer, Latinx writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Latin American Literature Today, Lightspeed, and Goblin Fruit, among other places. Their editing work has won multiple awards including the Hugo Award. Julia is a co-host of This is Why We’re Like This, a podcast about the movies we watch in childhood that shape our lives, for better or for worse. They’ve narrated stories for Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders. They’re @omgjulia on Twitter.

Logo Design: Autumn Evelyn

Autumn Evelyn is a professional illustrator, painter, and designer from Philadelphia, PA.  She’s a BFA graduate of the University of the Arts, where she studied illustration and animation.  Her style applies surreal imagery to convey thematic resonance.  She brings to life images the camera could never capture.