L. K. Kraus is a writer and literary translator with connections to Germany, Cornwall and Norway. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hillfire Press and the Managing Director of The Selkie. She is working on her first novel while pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her short stories and poems have been published in Riptide Journal, From Arthur’s Seat, and the Together Anthology. She lives by the North Sea in Scotland. When she is not at her desk, she can usually be found paddling to the Bass Rock and back.
Sam Le Butt
Sam Le Butt is a freelance editor and writer based in West Sussex, UK. She holds a Master’s with Distinction in Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh and worked as the Head of Nonfiction for The Selkie Publications CIC before stepping into the role of Chief Editor in 2019. Having previously held editorial positions in fiction at other magazines such as 50GS and Gyckeln (Sweden), she is interested in breaking down the entrenched biases and prejudices that conventional structures of advertising and outreach can perpetuate, and how independent publishing can have a more inclusive social impact. Her short fiction can be found in the anthology From Arthur’s Seat 3, at Cephalo Press and in the upcoming issue of Roten. She is working on her first novel, set in a darkly comic environmental dystopia.
Co-founder, former Managing Director