Sumiko Saulson is a Bram Stoker nominated poet and award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural sci-fi and horror. Author of the Bram Stoker nominated The Rat King: A Book of Dark Poetry (Dooky Zines). LOHR Reader’s Choice Award-winning collection Within Me Without Me (Dooky Zines), and the novel Happiness and Other Diseases (Mocha Memoirs Press). Winner of the Carry the Light Award (2016) BCC Voice “Reframing the Other” contest (2017), and Afrosurrealist Writer Award (2018). They write a column called “Writing While Black” for a national Black Newspaper, the San Francisco BayView, and teach courses at the Speculative Fiction Academy.