Teika Marija Smits

Teika Marija Smits is a Nottinghamshire-based writer and freelance editor.

Her speculative short stories have been published in Enchanted Conversation, Shoreline of Infinity, Reckoning, Great British Horror 6 and Best of British Science Fiction (2018 & 2020).

She is delighted by the fact that Teika means fairy tale in Latvian.

Uncharted Constellations Contribution

Considering the Stars follows a young lady inspired by female astronomers and radicals of the Wollstonecraft era:

Severed Souls Contribution

How to Honour a Beginning tells the story of an alien being who is entrusted with the stewardship of Earth by three powerful women who bestow upon him the title of The Green Man. Here’s a snippet:

As he wove through the trees he placed a hand on each one and connected with it. Go well, was his message. And as he walked he sang an ancient song that stirred and invigorated each leaf, branch, stem, and root.