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Photo Credit: Charlie Iker and Beatrice Winifred Iker

Beatrice Winifred Iker (eye-kurr) (they/them) is an Appalachian storyteller, hiker, & tarot reader. 

They co-host the Ignyte Award-winning Afronauts Podcast, which discusses and uplifts Black speculative fiction. Beatrice is a Voodoonauts Fellow and has mentored in the Write Team and Queery Fest mentorship programs. 


 Beatrice is a Rhysling Award finalist and was in The Australian Shadows Award-winning anthology Death in the Mouth. ​Their work was chosen for the Dwarf Stars anthology by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). You can find their work in issues of Anathema Magazine, The Deadlands, FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative FictionNightmare Magazine, & others. ​

Beatrice is represented by Chelsea Hensley at kt literary.



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