Editor and Publisher

David Steffen is the editor and publisher of Diabolical Plots, LLC which publishes Diabolical Plots and The Long List Anthology Series. He is also the co-founder and administrator of The Submission Grinder.

Assistant Editors

Kel Coleman is an author, editor, and stay-at-home mom. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in FIYAH, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness, and other fine publications. They are also an Assistant Editor at Diabolical Plots. Kel is a Marylander at heart, but their new home is in the Philadelphia suburbs with their husband, tiny human, and stuffed dragon named Pen. You can find them at and on Twitter at @kcolemanwrites

Ziv Wities: Short fiction snuck into Ziv’s life in his teens. It struck a tent, has been entrenched ever since, and sometimes throws parties. Ziv is Assistant Editor at Diabolical Plots and Associate Editor at Podcastle. (If necessary, he’ll also speechify about source control at the drop of a hat.) You can check out for Ziv’s expert overanalyses of Knives OutToo Like The Lightning, and Star Trek: Discovery, for some writerly Q&A, and for whatever he does next. He tweets, vaguely, as @QuiteVague.