Sumiko Saulson is an award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural SF and horror.

Ze is the winner of multiple awards including the 2016 StokerCon Scholarship from Hell, the 2017 BCC Voice Reframing the Other contest, and the 2018 Afrosurrealist Writer Award.

Hir novels include The Moon Cried Blood (Iconoclast Productions, 2012), Warmth (CreateSpace, 2012), and the Somnalia series (Iconoclast Productions). Hir short fiction has appeared in the collections The Void Between Emotions (Iconoclast Productions, 2017) and Spit and Pathos (Iconoclast Productions, 2018), and in anthologies such as Babes & Beasts: Tales of Lusty Shifters (ed. Cinsaerae; Bloody Kisses Press, 2015), Carry the Light: Winning Stories, Poems and Essays from the San Mateo County Fair, Volume 5 (ed. Koodrin; Sand Hill Review Press, 2016), Tales from the Lake, Vol 3 (ed. Snyman; Crystal Lake Publishing, 2016), Forever Vacancy (ed. Moss-Dyme; Colors in Darkness, 2017), Clockwork Wonderland (ed. Rich; CreateSpace, 2017), Horror Bites: The Top 14 Next Great Horror Writer Contestants (ed. Rich; Press, 2019), Tales for the Camp Fire: A Charity Anthology Benefitting Wildfire Relief (ed. Rhoads; Tomes & Coffee Press, 2019), HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII (Horror Writers Association, 2020), and SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire (Mocha Memoirs Press, 2020).

Ze has edited anthologies such as Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters (Mocha Memoirs Press, 2018), Black Celebration: Amazing Articles on African American Horror (Iconoclast Productions, 2019), and Wickedly Abled: Sci-Fi, Horror and Dark Fantasy by Disabled Authors (2020).

Other info: AA in English from Berkeley City College. Staff writer, Search Magazine. Proofreader, Mocha Memoirs Press. Columnist (“Writing While Black”) for The San Francisco BayView. Host, Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District’s Erotic Storytelling Hour. Social Media Team, Horror Writers Association. An American author of African American and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Native Californian, living in Oakland, California. Pronouns: ze/hir or they/them. Find hir on social media at sumikoska (Twitter, Facebook, Tik-Tok), sumikosaulson (Instagram), skavibe (Twitch) and