25. Daniel José Older
Writer, editor and composer Daniel José Older is the author of urban fantasy series Bone Street Rumba. His short stories and essays have appeared in Salon, BuzzFeed, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and much more. Daniel, who balances humor and urgency, is as vocal online as he is off, facilitating workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. Expect his upcoming Young Adult novel “Shadowshaper” to drop this year.