About Us

The Stellar Beacon exists at the intersection of speculative fiction and indie gaming. We publish short fiction, games, and SFF essays because imagining better worlds is a way to explore what could be radically different about our own.

Mark Sabalauskas | Publisher, Nonfiction and Games Editor

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Mark is the Indie Groundbreaker Award-nominated designer of Return to the Stars, an optimistic space opera RPG that mashes up sci-fi exploration with SFF culture. He was an experience designer with the immersive theatrical production The Night Cafe. By day he leads teams building medical devices, and is a co-inventor on patents for both a “Method and System for Health Information Reporting” and an “Image Based Geo Hunt” game. Catch him on Twitter @MarkSab.

Mimi Mondal | Fiction Editor

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Mimi Mondal is a Nebula Award-nominated writer (for her novelette His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light, 2020) and a Hugo Award-nominated editor (for her co-edited anthology Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, 2018). She is also a founding board member of Plurality University Network. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Mimi currently lives and works in New York City, and tweets from @Miminality.

Anomitra Biswas | Assistant Fiction Editor

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Anomitra Biswas is an academic dilettante who has a B.A in English, two M.A degrees (in Linguistics and Literature) and very nearly a doctorate in Cultural Studies. Her academic interests lie in popular culture, sexuality, transformative work, liminality, and frugal innovation. She currently works as an Academic Fellow at a tiny research institute in Gujarat, India, and reads a ton of SFF.