Issue 2.1 Contributors
Michael Albright has published poems in various journals, including decomP, Rogue Agent, Stirring, Rust + Moth, Tar River Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, Cider Press Review, Moon City Review, and the chapbook In the Hall of Dead Birds and Viking Tools. He lives on a windy hilltop near Greensburg, PA. with his wife Lori and an ever-changing array of children and other animals.
A Pushcart nominee, Lana Bella is an author of two chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016) and Adagio (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), has had poetry and fiction featured with over 300 journals, 2River, California Quarterly, Chiron Review, Columbia Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, San Pedro River Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, The Ilanot Review, The Writing Disorder, Third Wednesday, Tipton Poetry Journal, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere, among others. She resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps. https://www.facebook.com/Lana-Bella-789916711141831/
Anja Benevento is a Northern Californian based writer of poetry, short stories, and novels. She studied creative writing at Pacific Union College and hopes to someday own a hairless cat.
Gordon Brown grew up in the deserts of Syria and now lives in the deserts of Nevada. Since his arrival in the New World he has had work published in Danse Macabre, NoD, and Burning Water. He spends his free time looking after his cats, of which he has none.
Salena Casha‘s work has appeared in over 30 publications. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her work was included in the Wigleaf’s Best Short Fictions from 2015. Her first three picture books are housed under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing umbrella. Visit her website at www.salenacasha.com
J.I. Daniels received his MFA in fiction at the University of Houston, where he was an assistant fiction editor for Gulf Coast literary magazine, and he is currently a PhD student at the University of Utah. His most recent writing has been published in Lunch Ticket, Rawboned, Words Apart, Far Enough East, Juked, Southwest Review and Printer’s Row, and his novel, Mount Fugue, is available through Kernpunkt Press.
Alex Duensing. Graduate of William Paterson and Columbia? Yes. Ran for St. Petersburg, FL City Council? Yes. Won? No. Stopped Mayan Apocalypse on rooftop with performance art? Yup. Strange but nice fellow? Clearly. Protégé of Arakawa+Gins, masters of the architectural body? Ongoing even after the supposed end. Able to create mechanical engines that run completely on the energy a person creates while appreciating a painting? On delightful rare occasions.
Paul Handley‘s work has appeared in Adirondack Review, Eclectica, Gone Lawn, and Monarch Review. Runner-up William Richey 2015 Short Fiction Contest judged by Aimee Bender.
Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Recent stories in Gone Lawn, Not One of Us, SQ Mag, and others. Blog: earthianhivemind.net. Twitter @SPBianchini.
David Henson lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife and their dog. His work has appeared or is upcoming in Literally Stories, 365 Tomorrows, Intrinsick, The Fable Online, Pikestaff, The Eunoia Review, Dime Show Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Spelk among others.
Bindia Persaud was born in Georgetown, Guyana, grew up in the north of England, and now resides in Ontario, Canada, where she works as an editor. Her work has appeared in the Rose Red Review and Zetetic: a Record of Unusual Inquiry.
Heather Lee Rogers tells stories as both a writer and an actor in NYC. Recent poetry publications have included: Harbinger Asylum (online and in print), Here Comes Everyone (online and in print in the U.K.), The Rat’s Ass Review (online, upcoming in print), S/Tick (online), Waterways (in print) and Adanna Literary Journal (in print). Upcoming: Jersey Devil Press (online) and El Portal (in print). More of her work can be read at heatherleerogerspoetry.weebly.com
Duane Locke lives in a city unknown to himself that is called “Tampa, Florida. He lives hermetically by friendly alligators, ibis, heron, egrets, gallinules, etc. As visual artist has 671 publications, one-man shows, in museum’s and other commonplace activates connected with visual arts. Also a poet, has published 7065 poems, 34 books, the latest brought out July 10 entitled VSIONS, kind of hurricane press.
Abhishek Sengupta is
imaginary. Mostly, people would want to believe that he writes fiction & poetry
which borders on Surrealism and Magical Realism, and is stuck inside a window in
Kolkata, India, but he knows none of it is true. He doesn’t exist. Only his imaginary
writing does, and have appeared or are forthcoming in Sheepshead Review, 99 Pine Street,
Midnight Circus, Sonic Boom and others. If you’re gifted, you may also imagine him at www.abhishek-sengupta.com
Tyler Wilborn is a recently-graduated writer from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Literarily speaking, he is fascinated with all things strange. He is currently working on a collection of dystopian short stories. For more information on him and his work, visit tylerwilborn.com.
Sally Zakariya’s poems have appeared in 50-some print and online journals. She is the author, most recently, of When You Escape (Five Oaks Press, 2016), as well as Insectomania (2013) and Arithmetic and other verses (2011), and the editor of Joys of the Table (2015. Zakariya blogs at www.butdoesitrhyme.com.
Issue 1.4 Contributors
Jarod K. Anderson’s poetry and fiction has appeared in numerous online and print publications including Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod, and Apex Magazine. His work is forthcoming in Asimov’s and Pseudopod. His books of science fiction writing prompts (co-written with his wife Leslie J. Anderson) include: Inklings: 300 Starts, Plots, and Challenges to Inspire Your Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy and 100 Prompts for Science Fiction Writers. Find him online at: www.jarodkanderson.com
Elaine Atwell lives in Durham, North Carolina and writes essays, criticism, fiction, songs, tweets, and biographies of herself in the third person. She did not used to be afraid of deer but she certainly is now.
Devon Balwitis a poet and educator working in Portland, Oregon. Her recent poetry has found many homes, among them: Emerge Literary Journal, Free State Review, Journal of Applied Poetics, Lalitamba, Red Paint Hill Publishing, The Cape Rock, The Prick of the Spindle, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Third Wednesday, and Timberline Review. She welcomes contact from her readers.
Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012). His fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, Pank, Necessary Fiction, Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. He’s online at www.theodorecarter.com.
Timothy Day loves old jazz, bad puns, and blanket-forts, preferably at the same time. An MFA student at Portland State, his fiction has appeared in magazines such as Menacing Hedge, Cease Cows, Jersey Devil Press, and others. You can visit him at frogsmirkles.wordpress.com.
Robert Hamilton‘s recent work appears in Prelude, Really System, and Axolotl, and is forthcoming from The Found Poetry Review. A native of Portland, Oregon, he now lives in East Texas and works as an English Professor at Wiley College.
Brenda Mann Hammack teaches at Fayetteville State University, Poetry Barn, and Eckleburg Workshops. Her book, Humbug: A Neo-Victorian Fantasy in Verse, appeared in 2013. A new story is forthcoming in Anthropoid: the Collective. Hammack is managing editor for Glint Literary Journal (www.glintjournal.wordpress.com).
Gayane M. Haroutyunyan is an Armenian-American poet living in Los Angeles. Her work appeared in Chaparrel, Zetetic, and Apple Valley Review online journals among others. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her hobbies include daydreaming in public places, cooking, and traveling places with her heart.
Kristen Havens‘ poetry has appeared in Ekphrasis Journal, Slipstream, 88, and FRiGG Magazine, and is forthcoming in The Fourth River (Fall 2016) and the HYSTERIA anthology. She lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.
Ethan Leonard is a second-year fiction MFA student at the University of New Hampshire, the acquisitions editor for Barnstorm, and a recent finalist for Southwest Review’s Meyerson Fiction Prize. Previous fiction has been published with Reservoir, Buffalo Almanack, and Yellow Chair Review. They tweet at @autonomousbagel.
Duane Locke lives in a city unknown to himself that is called “Tampa, Florida. He lives hermetically by friendly alligators, ibis, heron, egrets, gallinules, etc. As visual artist has 671 publications, one-man shows, in museum’s and other commonplace activates connected with visual arts. Also a poet, has published 7,065 poems, 34 books, the latest brought out July 10 entitled VISIONS, kind of hurricane press.
Daniel Lynch is a writer living in Brisbane, Queensland. His short fiction can be found in Scum Mag, Tincture Journal, The London Journal of Fiction, Palaver Journal, The Harpoon Review, and elsewhere. His novel, Melodica Shuffle, was recently longlisted for the 2016 Richell Prize. Daniel is currently completing a PhD because it is a qualification he can spell.
Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. One recent credit for cover art is Bards And Sages Quarterly July 2016. One recent credit for interior art is Dreams And Nightmares 104 Sept. 2016. See more at www.dennymarshall.com.
Larry D. Thacker’s poetry can be found in over fifty venues including The Still Journal, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Tennessee, Mojave River Review, Broad River Review, Rappahannock Review, and Appalachian Heritage. His books include Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia, and the poetry books, Voice Hunting, Memory Train and the forthcoming, Drifting in Awe. http://www.larrydthacker.com
Bron Treanor lives in Washington DC and is pursuing a degree in Creative Writing from American University. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of short stories.
Issue 1.3 Contributors
Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Chiron Review, Riverrun, and Third Wednesday, among others.
Shannon Noel Brady is an author of novels and short stories, with work published or forthcoming in Gingerbread House Literary, Vandercave Quarterly, Jersey Devil Press, Slink Chunk Press, and the J.J. Outre Review. She blogs at snbrady.wordpress.com and posts way too many photos of her dog on Twitter: @snbradywriter.
Lisa Caloro teaches writing and poetry at SUNY Sullivan in the Catskills, bar-tends some weeknights, and bakes with her two children on the weekends. Her students keep her fiery, her bar patrons keep her laughing, and her children keep her centered and whole.
Yuan Changming, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of five chapbooks, grew up in rural China, started to learn English at 19, and published monographs on translation before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Cincinnati Review, Threepenny Review and 1089 others across 37 countries.
Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and geek. In her spare time she works toward a degree in Creative Writing, listens to music, watches indie films, cooks everything, reads voraciously, and sometimes gets enough sleep. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.
Emmalie Dropkin is a graduate of Amherst College, where she earned the college’s Peter Burnett Howe Prize for Fiction Writing. This summer she’s moving back to Massachusetts and beginning the MFA for Poets and Writers program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This is Emmalie’s first fiction publication.
Laura Grace is a Californian who longs to flee for more tumultuous climes. She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and she is finishing her first book, Alabama Crossing. Her work has recently been featured in Gone Lawn and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society.
Barbara Gruska is a drummer, songwriter and fiction writer from Los Angeles, CA.
Jack D. Harvey’s poetry has appeared in Scrivener, Mind In Motion, Slow Dancer, The Antioch Review, Bay Area Poets’ Coalition, The University of Texas Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Piedmont Journal of Poetry and a number of other on-line and in print poetry magazines over the years, many of which are probably kaput by now, given the high mortality rate of poetry magazines.
The author has been writing poetry since he was sixteen and lives in a small town near Albany, N.Y. He was born and worked in upstate New York. He is retired from doing whatever he was doing before he retired. He once owned a cat that could whistle “Sweet Adeline,” use a knife and fork and killed a postman.
Seth Jani resides in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress (www.sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published in such places as The Coe Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, Gravel, VAYAVYA and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. More about him can be found at www.sethjani.com.
Charles Kell is a PhD student at The University of Rhode Island and editor of The Ocean State Review. His poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Orleans Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, floor_plan_journal, The Manhattanville Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Ashley Mares has a BA in English Writing from Azusa Pacific University. She is in the process of completing her J.D in Monterey, CA, where she lives with her husband. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Absinthe Poetry Review, Hermeneutic Chaos, Sweet Tree Review, Third Wednesday, among others.
Veronica McDonald is a writer, poet, and mother of two toddlers. She received an MA in Literature from American University. Her short stories and poetry appear in and are forthcoming from Phantom Kangaroo, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Apocrypha and Abstractions, and Scrutiny, among others. Find her online at VeronicaMcDonaldAuthor.com.
Michael Onofrey’s stories have appeared in Cottonwood, Evansville Review, Natural Bridge, Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest (anthology, University of New Mexico Press, 2013), Snowy Egret, and Terrain.org, as well as in other fine places. A novel, Bewilderment, is forthcoming from Tailwinds Press in 2017.
Issue 1.2 Contributors
Ser Anderson is a photographer, writer, and naturalist, most likely found chasing inspiration, birds, insects, or frisbees somewhere in northwestern Montana. As a genderqueer person, they are interested in exploring identities and bodies and how we know ourselves.
Hugh Anderson is a Vancouver Islander, long enough removed from the prairies to loathe the cold. His many incarnations have ranged from bus driver to actor to teacher. His poems have appeared most recently in Popshot, Right Hand Pointing, Conclave: A Journal of Character and Write to Woof 2015.
Lesley Bannatyne is a writer living in Massachusetts who writes about popular culture (Halloween in particular), the arts, and science, and has published pieces on druids, relief workers in Bolivia, and tree ring dating. She is the author of five books (three non-fiction, one edited anthology, and a children’s story).
Barbara Black was a finalist in the 2015 Canadian Authors Association Vancouver Short Story Contest and semi-finalist for a 2014 Disquiet International Literature scholarship in Lisbon. Her poetry has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, FreeFall, and Poems from Planet Earth. Other publications include non-fiction in Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas, non-fiction in Island Writer, and fiction in The New Quarterly. She lives in Victoria, BC.
Alexander Clark is a cross-genre writer of fiction and creative non-fiction living in Central Pennsylvania. He is a recent graduate of Penn State University, having studied English, philosophy, and art. When he isn’t writing he practices Pai Lum Kung Fu, herds cats, organically urban farms, and blacksmiths.
Gabriel Congdon lives in Seattle where he is one of the creators of the web-series &@. His work can be found in Inklette Magazine and is forthcoming from No Extra Words Podcast and his childrens play “The Biz” is available from A Pocketful of Plays.
Madison Creech is a multimedia artist with a dedication to mixing digital fabrication with traditional methods. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Creech has also received a Masters degree in Fine Art from the fibers program at Arizona State University (ASU). To learn more about Madison Creech visit www.creechers.com.
Gregory Crosby is the author of the chapbook Spooky Action at a Distance (2014, The Operating System); his poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Court Green, Epiphany, Copper Nickel, Leveler, Sink Review, Ping Pong, & Rattle. He is co-editor of the online poetry journal Lyre Lyre and teaches creative writing at Lehman College, City University of New York.
Gilberto Galvez is currently studying anthropology, French and creative writing at Linfield College, where he served as editor-in-chief of its literary journal. Writing has always held a special place in his heart, and since he discovered how liberating it could be to write a poem, he hasn’t been able to keep his fleeting thoughts from making marks on the page.
Rebecca Harrison sneezes like Donald Duck and her best friend’s a dog who can count. Through the WoMentoring Project, she was chosen by Kirsty Logan as her mentee. Rebecca’s been nominated for Best of the Net and her stories can be read at Maudlin House, Luna Station Quarterly and elsewhere.
Diana Hurlburt is a freelance writer and librarian in Florida. Her short fiction has appeared in the online journals The Prompt, Magnolia, and The Rumpus, and the collection Beyond the Pillars; her essays have appeared on The Toast and witchsong, and in the collection The Queen’s Readers. She can be found online at dianahurlburt.tumblr.com.
James Croal Jackson has work forthcoming in Thin Air, Rust+Moth, and Skylark Review. He grew up in Akron, Ohio and now lives in Columbus, Ohio, though he had a few wild years in Los Angeles in between. Find more at jimjakk.com.
L. Lamassu is a mystic artist concerned with understanding the breadth of consciousness in the universe and works primarily from her dreamscape. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Trent University where she enjoyed immersing herself in ancient worlds, and has studied astrology and tarot for 15 years.
Erin McIntosh is a writer and actress currently living in Los Angeles. Her poetry has appeared and is forthcoming in various journals including Bone Bouquet, Lavender Review, Cleaver Magazine, Hawai’i Review, apt, Gravel, Plenitude Magazine and Pine Hills Review. Visit her at www.erinmcintoshofficial.com.
Megan Merchant is the author of Translucent, sealed. (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), In the Rooms of a Tiny House (ELJ Publications, October 2016), Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre Press, Spring 2016), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Prize Winner, Glass Lyre Press, 2017) and a forthcoming children’s book forthcoming through Philomel Books.
Daniel Moore’s work has been published in journals such as: The American Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, Cream City Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle and others. He currently has work in Flint Hills Review, El Portal, Coe Review, Paper Nautilus, Narrative Northeast, Assaracus, and the Cobalt Review. He has poems forthcoming in Dewpoint, Atticus Review, Wayne Literary Review, District Lit, Columbia Journal of Arts and Literature, Red Savina Review, YAY!LA Magazine and the Birmingham Arts Journal. He lives in Washington on Whidbey Island where he is working on his first book, “Waxing The Dents.”
Paris Norris is a native of Los Angeles, California, and currently pursuing a B.A. in Cinema with a Minor in English at San Francisco State University. As her first, she would like to dedicate this publication to her grandmother.
Toti O’Brien’s mixed media work has been exhibited in group and soloshows. She has illustrated two children books and two memoirs. Her artwork has appeared in Colorado Boulevard, Like a Girl, Six Little Things, Hystrio, IFF, Speechless, Sein und Werden, Maudlin, The Adroit and Rogue Agent.
Maria S. Picone is a writer and artist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. She takes inspiration for her artwork from the embedded relationship between man and nature. She often works in oil with metallic acrylic accents. Her website is mariaspicone.com, and her Twitter is @mspicone.
Jade Ramsey holds an MFA from Bowling Green State and is the author of Yawns Between Strangers (Finishing Line Press 2014) and Ghost Matter (Dancing Girl Press Forthcoming 2016). Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Whiskey Island, Best New Poets 2013, The MacGuffin, Goblin Fruit, and Many others.
A hater of dogs, A. Riding lives among a large pack of them, in a one-bedroom apartment in the center of the universe. Heat and electricity are generated from the charged rubbing together of all the dogs, and vision is obscured by a smoke cloud of black, smoldering dog hair.
Joe Rupprecht is a poet and student at Hamilton College. At Hamilton, he is an editor for the campus literary magazine, Red Weather. He was a finalist for the 2014 Syracuse Stage Young Playwrights Festival, winner of the “Oh, How Upstate” Creative Writing Award, and winner of the Rose B. Tager Prize for Fiction.
Denzel Xavier Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. He currently works towards a Writing MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in his hometown of Savannah, GA.
Kristin Camitta Zimet is author of the poetry collection Take in My Arms the Dark and editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. Recently she published in Salamander, Natural Bridge, and Poet Lore. She performs poetry from arboretum to concert hall. She is also a nature guide and Reiki healer.
Issue 1.1 Contributors
Lis Anna-Langston is the recipient of many awards for fiction and screenwriting. Her fiction has been published in Word Riot, The Blotter, Petigru Review, Hot Metal Press, The Smoking Poet, Eclectic Flash Literary Journal, Paper Skin Glass Bones, 491 Magazine, Fiction Fix, The Monarch Review, 5×5 Literary Magazine, Red Booth Review, Hint Fiaction Anthology, Chamber Four Literary Magazine, Emyrs Journal, Literary Laundry, Barely South Review, Flash Fiction Offensive, Flashquake Literary Journal, Steel Toe Review, Cactus Heart Press, Empty Sink Publishing, Prick of the Spindle Literary Review, Per Contra, Storyacious, Gravel Literary, Bedlam Publishing, The Merrimack Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Sand Hill Review and The MacGuffin Literary Review. You can learn more about her at www.lisannalangston.com.
Trevor Boelter is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has been published in Chilling Ghost Stories, The Altar Collective, The Indiana Crime Review and Dark Fire Fiction. His short story, “The Elixir” will be featured in the inaugural issue of Peachfish Magazine. A Beatles expert, Trevor’s one-act play, “And Now It’s All This” which chronicles John Lennon’s disastrous comment about “being bigger than Jesus” premiered at the Ticket To Write Festival in Liverpool England in 2014.
A native Ohioan, Carl Boon currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey, where he teaches courses in poetry and textual analysis at Yeni Yuzyil University. Recent or forthcoming poems appear in Posit, The Tulane Review, Blast Furnace, JuxtaProse, The Blue Bonnet Review, and many other magazines. He writes evenings on his balcony among the hills and lights of Istanbul’s eastern suburbs.
Monica Byrne is a writer and traveler based in Durham, North Carolina. She is a playwright in residence with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, and her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, won the Tiptree Award in 2015. She’s on Twitter at @monicabyrne13, and her web site is monicacatherine.com.
Annette Covrigaru is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel, received a bachelor’s in English/Creative Writing from Kenyon College, and was previously a Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Writers Fellow in creative nonfiction. She dedicates this publication to her grandmother.
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.
Jesse Duquette is a freelance illustrator currently living in the verdant Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. An art school dropout and Olympic-level procrastinator, Jesse spends most of his time drawing beastly weirdos or weird beasts and playing with his rad son, Arlo.
Nels Hanson grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California and has worked as a farmer, teacher and contract writer/editor. His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and Pushcart nominations in 2010, 12, and 2014. Poems appeared in Word Riot, Oklahoma Review, Pacific Review and other magazines and received a 2014 Pushcart nomination, Sharkpack Review’s 2014 Prize, and 2015 and 2016 Best of the Net nominations.
Tennessee Hill is a Freshman at Stephen F. Austin State University working toward her BFA in Creative Writing. She has been featured in HUMID8 and The Feminine Collective.
Mark Jackley’s new book of poems is Appalachian Night, available for free at firstname.lastname@example.org. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Fifth Wednesday, Natural Bridge, Talking River, and other journals. He lives in Sterling, VA.
Brad Kayal is a creative director and photographer based in San Francisco. He makes posters, websites, and noise. You can check him out at www.bradkayal.com.
Georgia Knapp is an avid traveler and storyteller. In her previous life she was a National Park Ranger and has spent the past several years working for Chicago’s nonprofit theatre scene. She recently uprooted her life to move to the land of Flannery O’Connor, where she is pursuing an MFA degree at Georgia College. Her works can be found in The Huffington Post, Flash Fiction Press, and The Purple Fig.
Robert S. King, a native Georgian, now lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he edits the literary journal Kentucky Review. His poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, including Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, Chariton Review, Hollins Critic, Kenyon Review, Main Street Rag, Midwest Quarterly, Negative Capability, Southern Poetry Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. He has published eight poetry collections, most recently Diary of the Last Person on Earth (Sybaritic Press 2014) and Developing a Photograph of God (Glass Lyre Press, 2014). His personal website is http://www.robertsking.net.
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans. His work appears widely in print and online journals. His story collection, “The Dark Sunshine,” debuted from Connotation Press in 2014. You can also find him at lenkuntz.BlogSpot.com.
Will Lytle is a Catskills-based illustrator and comic artist. He self publishes short works under the moniker thorneater, and contributes to many local and international publications. You can find him at thorneatercomics.com, and on social media.
Michael Mira is a writer and photographer based in Houston. He was born in Manila, and grew up in New York City and Texas. His writings have appeared in various journals, such as Poetry Pacific, The Nervous Breakdown, Bay Laurel, among others. You can view his work at www.michaelmira.com.
G. M. Monks was a semifinalist in both the 2014 and 2015 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, and in the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. Her publications include: Kansas City Voices, Picayune, Alehouse, Todd Point Review, Tiny Lights, and Bathtub Gin. One of her poems was reviewed in the New Hope International Review. She also has two research papers published. She lives near San Francisco with her husband.
Elaine Olund is a writer, designer and artist. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Black Denim Lit, Turk’s Head Review, Story Shack, and many others. She is working on her second novel, and blogs at elaineolund.com.
Julie Ormonde is a natural and constant light photographer that shoots creative fine art photography. It is rare to see her work not breaking a rule or using creative editing to bring out emotion. She looks to produce thought-provoking images that show the heart and soul of life from a different vantage point than the eye sees every day. Often stripped down to a very minimalistic scene, her art showcases the emotions and thoughts so often hidden from view. She particularly strives to capture an artful view of all aspects of the human experience and does not shy away from the darker needs, emotions, passions and insecurities that make us who we are.
Justin Petrone has to date written six books, mostly about Estonia, and more than a thousand articles, mostly about genetics. Some of his books were bestsellers in Estonia, where he lives with his family. He has also had short stories published in multiple anthologies. He is currently at work on more books, more articles, and more stories.
Kenneth Pobo had two new books released in 2015: Bend of Quiet from Blue Light Press and Booking Rooms in the Kuiper Belt from Urban Farmhouse Press. He teaches creative writing and English at Widener University in Pennsylvania.
Juanita Rey is a Dominican poet living in the US and working to get into college and pursue a bachelor of fine arts. She has had work accepted in Harbinger Asylum, Madcap Poets, Bitter Zoetz and 2River View.
Sukarma Rani Thareja is an Associate Professor of chemistry in a PG college, Christ Church College, Kanpur, India. She has teaching and research experience of several years. Her works has been published in National/International conferences/Journal. In order to inculcate personal and creative interests in students she engages them in summarizing lectures after finishing a chapter in their own words and their own ways. On her part, to make students enjoy attending classes (academic / co curricular) she composes small poems, educational collages to introduce /recapitulate her lessons. This way students have an opportunity to combine chemistry information with their personal reactions.
Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. His collages have been published in The Annual, Peculiar Mormyrid, Danse Macabre, Dirty Chai, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Lost Coast Review, Yellow Chair Review, Otis Nebula, and Horror Sleaze Trash. He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under A Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Columbia and Glimmer Train, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery at http://christopherwoods.zenfolio.com. He is currently compiling a book of photography prompts for writers, From Vision to Text.