Cheryl Morgan is a science fiction critic and publisher. She is the owner of Wizard’s Tower Press and the Wizard’s Tower Books ebook store. Previously she edited the Hugo Award winning magazine, Emerald City (Best Fanzine, 2004). She also won a Hugo for Best Fan Writer in 2009.
Cheryl is a director of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc., and a founder of the sadly short-lived Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation.
Cheryl was, for a time, the non-fiction editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, with which she won her third and fourth Hugo Awards in 2010 and 2011. She helps maintain the websites for the SF in SF readings in San Francisco, and for BristolCon in the UK and various other organizations.
In addition to her Hugo wins Cheryl and/or Emerald City have been nominated for several other Hugo Awards, including Best Web Site and Best Semiprozine; two Ditmar Awards; and one British Science Fiction Association Award. Clarkesworld has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy Award, and was a finalist in the Locus Awards during Cheryl’s time with the magazine.
Cheryl was a Guest of Honour at Finncon 2019 in Jyväskylä, Finland, and at the Eurocon in Zagreb in 2012. She was a keynote speaker at the Worlding SF academic conference at the University of Graz in 2018, and at When It Changed, an online conference on feminist science fiction organised by the University of Glasgow in December 2022.
Between 2013 and 2020 Cheryl was a regular presenter of the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima Radio in Bristol. She has also been an occasional roving reporter for Shout Out Radio. Some of her radio work is archived at her gender-related podcast. Her author interviews can be found at the Salon Futura podcast.
Cheryl is a Consultant with The Diversity Trust for whom she run trans awareness courses.
In addition to spending far too much time reading Cheryl has been known to dabble in computer programming, web site design, journalism and the economics of competitive electricity markets. Details of where to find her writing can be found in the Essays and Fiction sections of this website.
Cheryl lives in South Wales. Previously she has lived in Somerset, Wiltshire, London, Melbourne and the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can contact Cheryl by email.