Julia Rios is a writer and Hugo Award-winning editor. She won the Hugo Award for her work as Poetry and Reprints Editor at Uncanny Magazine in 2017 and 2018, and was also a Hugo finalist in 2018 for her work editing Fireside Magazine. She is currently the Fiction Editor at Fireside Magazine and was a Senior Fiction Editor from 2012-2015 for Hugo Award finalist Strange Horizons. Julia is part of the podcasting team for The Skiffy and Fanty Show (a Hugo finalist in the Fancast category in 2014). She has narrated poetry for the Strange Horizons podcast and stories for PodCastle, PseudoPod, and Cast of Wonders.
Julia edited four anthologies with Twelfth Planet Press. Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (Twelfth Planet Press, 2014) won the Ditmar and Aurealis Awards (Australia's national science fiction and fantasy popular vote and juried awards), and was on the Tiptree Award Honor List. She also edited three volumes of The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction, of which the 2015 volume also won the Aurealis Award.
Julia's text message format stories appear in the FlashRead app, and her story "A Truth Universally Acknowledged" from the anthology A Larger Reality: Speculative Fiction from the Bicultural Margins (Cúmulo de Tesla, 2018) was reprinted in Latin American Literature Today. "Oracle Gretel" (2012) sold out of its limited print run as a handbound chapbook and was reprinted in Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction (Lethe Press, 2013). More stories and poems have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Jabberwocky, Niteblade, New Myths, Goblin Fruit, and others. Julia's non-fiction has appeared, among other places, in Lightspeed and Apex Magazine.