Though initially established in 1818, time travel has allowed Mad Scientist Journal to become the preeminent scientific journal for atypical scientific theories and journeys throughout all of space and time.

Or maybe that’s not actually true. Perhaps it is more accurate to describe this as a mad-scientist themed e-zine. If you are interested in writing for us, please check out our submissions page.


Jeremy Zimmerman is a teller of tales who dislikes cute euphemisms for writing like “teller of tales.” He is the author of the young adult superhero book, Kensei and its sequel, The Love of Danger. In his copious spare time he is the co-editor of Mad Scientist Journal. He lives in Seattle with a herd of cats and his lovely wife (and fellow author) Dawn Vogel. Find him at bolthy.com.

Dawn Vogel writes and edits both fiction and non-fiction. Her academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-edits Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. Her steampunk series, Brass and Glass, is being published by Razorgirl Press. She lives in Seattle with her awesome husband (and fellow author), Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at History That Never Was.

Chief Editorial Assistant

Amanda Cherry is a television actress, musical performer, roller derby official, and Star Wars nerd. She is a contributing writer and podcaster at www.Tosche-Station.net, and a prolific tweeter of tweets (@MandaTheGinger). Amanda serves as Chief Editorial Assistant for Mad Scientist Journal and blogs about writing and life at www.TheGingerVillain.com. She lives happily in the Seattle suburbs with her husband and son, three cats, and adorable dog. She enjoys documentary films, leggings-as-pants, and not having to go outside.

Feline Interns

Cassandra “Cassie”, “Biscuit” Zimmerman is in charge of cleaning up messes and yelling at the co-editors when the messes are beyond her capabilities to clean.

Paris “P-Cat”, “Moose” Zimmerman is in charge of overlooking the production process from the highest perch he can occupy.

Paint It Black “Bit”, “Bingo Snow” Vogel-Zimmerman is in charge of helping with the editing by occupying precious lap space.

Stormageddon “Stormy” Quatro Vogel-Zimmerman is in charge of thundering like a herd of elephants and banking off of closed doors.

Fognarok “Foggy”, “His Highness, Prince Floof” Dos Vogel-Zimmerman is in charge of keyboard shortcuts. Literally.

Feline Interns (in memoriam)

Delilah “D” Noel Zimmerman (March 1996-December 2015)

Gabriel “Gabe” Zoe Zimmerman (March 1996-February 2017)

Canine Interns

Sir Toggle of Waggle Cherry is in charge of being the ever-watchful eye over social media, blogging, and editorial concerns.

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