About Philip McCulloch-Downs

Philip has spent all his adult life exploring and refining his creative skills and has learned how to process the varied experiences of everyday life through his art, video-making, novels, and poetry. This body of work is continuously evolving and entirely personal, forming a visual diary of his life.

In 2014 he entered the world of veganism and animal rights, which lead to him becoming an ‘artivist’. His uncompromising paintings in this field are an attempt to recognise and dignify the creatures we abuse, and to bear witness to their suffering by recording it with accuracy, empathy and compassion.

He lives on a hilltop in Somerset with his partner Catherine and two moody tortoiseshell cats.

www.philipdownsart.co.uk, instagram.com/vegan_artivist


Philip McCulloch-Downs‘s image “The Strange Journey” is the cover art for our April 2020 issue.

April 2020

About Jason P. Burnham

Jason P. Burnham (he/him) is an infectious diseases physician and researcher. He loves many things, among them sci-fi and speculative fiction, his wife, child, dog, metal music, Rancho Gordo beans, and equality (not necessarily in that order).

moparandgalen.wordpress.com, @AndGalen


Jason P. Burnham’s story “Revitalized
in Metaphorosis Friday, 3 April 2020.
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More about Matt Hornsby

Matt Hornsby is based between London, United Kingdom, and Dublin, Ireland. When not writing, he works on environmental and economic policy, after previous lives as a scrap metal dealer and English teacher. “The Draining” in his second story in Metaphorosis, following “A Final Resting Place” in September 2019, and he has published other work in StarshipSofa, Electric Spec, and Kzine. Follow him on Twitter at @Matth0rnsby.


Matt Hornsby’s story “The Draining
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 March 2020.
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About Rhema Sayers

After 35 years as a doctor, first in Family Medicine, and then in Emergency Medicine, Rhema Sayers retired. She and her husband had adopted three little girls from China. Their daughters were all grown by the time she retired. So she turned to writing as a second career. It had been a passion when she was young.

In addition to writing, she loves hiking with her three dogs in the Arizona desert where they live and traveling with her husband, carrying a camera during both activities. Photography is another hobby.

She writes fiction, but also historical articles and stories based on her experiences in the ER.


Rhema Sayers’s story “The Wicked Stepmother
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 March 2020.
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About Chris Panatier

Chris lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, daughter, a herd of dogs, and possibly one goat. He also does album art for metal bands, and generally employs his borderline ADD to any number of projects at the same time. He is also a civil trial lawyer representing people who have been poisoned by negligent corporations.

www.chrispanatier.com, @chrisjpanatier


Chris Panatier’s story “The Eighth Fathom
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 March 2020.
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About Jo Miles

Jo Miles is a non-binary author of science fiction and fantasy and is working to build a more hopeful future, both in their fiction and through their day job helping nonprofits use the internet to save the world. They live in Maryland, where they are owned by two cats.

www.jomiles.com, @josmiles


Jo Miles’s story “Grow, Divide, Sacrifice, Thrive
in Metaphorosis Friday, 21 February 2020.
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