About the Dread Machine

We are the weirdos, mister.

The Dread Machine is a magazine, publishing house, and community where writers and fans of dread-inspiring fiction can read and connect. We make cool creative projects accessible to those who will love them the way they deserve to be loved and help creators get paid in the process. In service of that mission, we are always accepting submissions.



Executive Editor

Tina (aka Alin) serves as executive editor, web designer, podcaster, book club manager, writing group coordinator, half-assed social media manager, and overall HBIC. When she's not here, she can be found taking freelance editing assignments at Quasar Editing. She is a member of The Author's Guild, The Independent Book Publisher's Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and ACES.



Monica Louzon (she/her) is an editor, translator, and writer who currently works as the Acquiring Editor at The Dread Machine. Her prior editing experience includes serving as Lead Editor and project manager for the anthology Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction, as well as Managing Editor for the open access, peer-reviewed academic MOSF Journal of Science Fiction.



Jason administrates The Dread Machine. He fixes the broken things and performs technological miracles at Tina's request. (As Tina's husband, he really doesn't have much of a choice. She knows where he sleeps.)



Katerina Belikova (aka Ninja Jo) is a Russian freelance illustrator, concept artist, and lover of robots working in digital and traditional materials. She specializes in science fiction and cyberpunk with a bit of a horror vibe. After working as a full-time designer for nearly a decade at FiXT Music, Katerina now works as an independent artist, illustrating book covers, graphic novels, album covers, packaging, and concept art for tabletop and video games. Hire her and buy some of her merch here.



Nick (aka Xanthur) handles all aspects of community management, including comment moderation, event coordination, and Discord administration.

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