ChiZine Publications (CZP) started as an online speculative short fiction and poetry ’zine in 1997, and began publishing trade books ten years later with Filaria by Brent Hayward. Since then, CZP has published over 100 books of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and recently young adult (ChiTeen), mystery (ChiDunnit), eBook exclusive (CZP eBook) and graphic novels (ChiGraphic). CZP is owned and operated by Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi out of their office in Peterborough, Ontario.
Samantha Beiko has worked in the book publishing industry since 2010, and is the Managing Editor for ChiZine Publications and ChiGraphic, CZP’s graphic novel imprint. She also co-hosts the Winnipeg Chiaroscuro Reading Series (ChiSeries) with Chadwick Ginther, which has been twice nominated for the Aurora Award and has been showcasing Canadian genre writers of all stripes since 2013. Samantha is also a published writer of young adult fiction. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, came out in 2013 with ECW Press LTD., who have also contracted her Realms of Ancient trilogy for publication. The first in the series, Scion of the Fox, will be released in Fall 2017, featuring original artwork by the author.
Samantha works full time as a freelance publishing professional in Winnipeg.