Bio Page Guidelines

Bio sketches are optional, but almost all of our contributors have taken advantage of the opportunity.

Please e-mail your bio as well as reminders for updates to the BwS bibliography on your bio page to the Managing Editor.

First-person bio sketches are welcome. One of our contributors mentioned that writing about herself in the third person was like writing her own obituary. Point taken!

Photos are optional. Don’t worry about the size. The editor resizes all images to fit our pages anyway. However, very small photos usually blur upon enlargement. Please, one person only. Photos may not include other than yourself.

External links, such as to blogs, personal websites, etc. are welcome. They will be made live and set to open in a new window, like this page. Please let the Managing Editor know if any external links need to be corrected or changed in some way; the editor does not verify them.


Name: You may use your real name or a pen name. If the name you choose duplicates one that is already in our Biographies Index, you’ll have to distinguish it in some way. For example, “Don Webb” and “Don J. Webb” are two different authors.

Pen names: You may use as many pen names as you like, within reason. However, everyone has only one bio page. The copyright line on all your pages, whatever the byline, will link to your bio page.

Bio page title: The page title is the name in the author’s first byline in Bewildering Stories. However, your page may be titled with your real name, if you prefer. “One can never be too careful in choosing names” — BwS motto. Be sure you’re comfortable with the name or names you choose; we can’t make changes retroactively.

E-mail addresses: As a rule, BwS does not post contributors’ e-mail addresses. If you want yours published, you’ll have to say, “Please include my e-mail address in my bio page,” otherwise no can do. The @ (arrobas) symbol will be encoded in ascii in an attempt to foil spambots, but we can’t guarantee it will work.

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