“Imagining is for more entertaining than knowing.”

Tonya R. Moore writes and edits speculative fiction. She is a Poetry Acquiring Editor at FIYAH Literary Magazine, an Associate Writer at Galactic Journey, a Voodoonauts 2022 Fellow, and a finalist for Analog Science Fiction & Fact’s 2022 Award for Emerging Black Writers. Her passion projects include writing speculative fiction reviews and interviewing authors.

Her horror short story, Tightrope Cat, was narrated on the Ignyte Award-winning, Nightlight Podcast in 2021 and Her science fiction-horror flashfic, River Mumma Remembers won first place in If there’s Anyone Left Magazine’s 2023 Micro-Fiction Contest. She has a number of short stories slated for publication in 2024. These soon-to-be-published speculative fiction short stories include Anansi and the Astronaut, which will be published in M.V. Media’s highly anticipated Spacefunk! anthology. 

Tonya grew up on the island of Jamaica and immigrated to the USA in 1997. She’s since been a soldier and a police dispatcher, and is currently a Credentialing Specialist for a multi-state behavioral healthcare non-profit. In addition to writing, Tonya enjoys reading, watching anime and live action SF movies and television.

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