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About Us

About Us

The Year After is a bimonthly magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and general interest. Inside each volume, you’ll find short fiction, articles, and essays which explore everything from faraway worlds to the history of our own.


Daniel Van

Fiction Editor

Daniel is a writer, part-time editor, and full-time teacher of mathematics. He lives in South Jersey and is a graduate of Rowan University. A lifelong reader of fantasy and literary fiction, some of his favorites are “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss, “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders, and “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen. A lover of short fiction as well, he is endeavoring to discover new writers and share their work with the world in The Year After.

Daniel North

Nonfiction Editor

Dan is a passionate reader and writer of essays, philosophy, and poetry. Two of his favorite authors are Seneca the Younger and Walt Whitman, and he is interested in learning more about fiction, including science fiction and fantasy. He took his MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh last year, and currently divides his time between working as a paralegal and studying philosophy, specifically social epistemology and philosophy of information. In the future, he hopes to pursue further studies and live with his partner who is in Edinburgh.

Billy Dolan

Technical & Art Director

First Reader

Billy is an avid reader and triathlete enthusiast who works as an aerospace engineer. He currently resides in Northern Virginia and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. His particular interests in reading gravitate towards epic fantasies such as Brandon Sanderson's on-going series, "The Stormlight Archive" and Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series. He is working towards broadening his interests in book genres and is looking forward to reading pieces from up-and-coming writers.

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