Nisi Shawl is the author of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning collection Filter House. Delany pronounced her one of the best short story writers he has ever read. Previously she edited Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, and WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity. With Rebecca J. Holden, Shawl co-edited Locus Award finalist Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler. Since its inception in 2011 she has edited reviews for The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a feminist literary quarterly. She’s a co-founder of the Carl Brandon Society and a board member for Clarion West.