Charles Duffie is a writer and designer working in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Prime Number Magazine, Spelk, Meat for Tea, Exposition Review, FlashBack Fiction, Border Crossing, Scribble, and American Fiction by New Rivers Press.
D. A. Wright is a former small-town New England reporter turned speechwriter living upstate with his partner, Charlotte, and a mischievous rabbit named Hazel. His fiction has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Tin House Summer Workshop. His stories and articles have appeared in The Offbeat, Popular Science, Apocrypha & Abstractions, NBC News, and the American Journal among others. He can be found via the interwebs at @mythosvsrobot (Twitter) and @mythosvstherobot (Instagram).
Emily Collins' work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coal Hill Review,The Chicago Review of Books, Entropy, The McNeese Review, and others. Shelives in Portland, ME. More work can be found at www.emilycollinswriter.com
Ethan Cade Varnado is a native New Orleanian, living in Richmond, VA. His fiction has previously appeared in failbetter, Vestal Review, and Product; he is the recipient of a 2019 Elizabeth George Foundation grant and once appeared on Jeopardy.
Fiona Jones is a part-time teacher, a parent and a spare-time writer living in Scotland. Fiona is a 2018 Regular Contributor to Folded Word, and her fiction has appeared in Silver Pen, Bethlehem Roundtable and Longshot Island.
Franz Jørgen Neumann has published stories in The Southern Review, Colorado Review, Passages North, Fugue, Confrontation, Water~Stone Review, Salon, Chiron Review, North Atlantic Review, Ascent and elsewhere. His previously published fiction can be read at storiesandnovels.com.
Kailash Srinivasan is a fiction writer living in Vancouver, and has recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. His work has appeared in Bad Nudes, Lunch Ticket, OxMag, Santa Ana River Review, Going Down Swinging, Regime, Tincture, Bluslate, and Them Pretentious Basterds and others. twitter-@kailashwrites
Kassandra Montag grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives in Omaha with her husband and two sons. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature and her award-winning poetry and short fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies, including Midwestern Gothic, Nebraska Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Mystery Weekly Magazine. After the Flood is her first novel.
Kevin Camp was first published in essay form in a 2010 book entitled Quaker Rising, which included the written works of young adult Quakers across the United States and Canada. A second essay was published in 2012 by Friends Journal. His life story was included in religion writer Mark O. Pinsky's book Amazing Gifts (Alban Institute, 2013). Most notably he was awarded Honorable Mention by New Millennium Writings in 2015. He regularly contributes to the Community section of the metablog Daily Kos. A proud member of the Religious Society of Friends, Camp lives in Hoover, Alabama.
Kimberly Lawrence Kol is a psychologist in private practice in Vermont. She lives with two boys, two pitbulls, and a husband who is considerably less relaxed since reading "The Lost Place." Her work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle and The Northville Review.
Sarah Terez Rosenblum is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary magazines such as Third Coast, Underground Voices, Pioneertown, and The Boiler. She has written for publications and sites including Salon, The Chicago Sun Times, The Satirist, XOJane, afterellen.com, Curve Magazine and Pop Matters. She was a 2011 recipient of Carve Magazine's Esoteric Fiction Award and the 2015 first runner up for MidwesternGothic's Lake Prize, as well as a finalist for Washington Square Review’s 2016 Flash Fiction Award. In addition, she was shortlisted for Zoetrope All Story’s 2016 Short Fiction Contest, receiving an honorable mention. Sarah holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a creative coach, and teaches creative writing at The University of Chicago Writer’s Studio. Her debut novel, Herself When She's Missing, was called “poetic and heartrending" by Booklist. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, or her own website.
Stacey C. Johnson is a current MFA candidate at San Diego State University. Her work has appeared in The Adirondack Review, R.kv.r.y. Literary Quarterly, Pacific Review, and is forthcoming in Fiction International. She lives and teaches in San Diego County with her daughter, Grace, who inspires everything.
Lindsey Saya spent the past 15 years incarcerated in the Arizona Department of Corrections. It is there that he discovered the magic and transcendent power of the written word. His fiction and poetry can be found in Iron City Magazine and Poetry Spot at AZCentral.com. Now he resides in Peoria, Arizona, where he continues to work on his craft as a free man.
Max Hromek is a Creative Writing and Theatre student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is currently an active author and playwright. He has been previously published at his university's literary journal, Bartleby, for his non-fiction essay, "Don't Dream It, Be It." His theatrical work can be seen at the 2019 Charm City Fringe festival.
Nicole Heneveld is a writer based in New York. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Adelphi University. Her work has been published by Gods & Radicals' 'A Beautiful Resistance,' The Rondeau Roundup, and Awakened Voices Magazine.
Sarah D. Warburton lives in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. For ten years she was the lead writer for the monthly magazine UpClose. She has studied writing with Pam Houston at the Taos Writers Workshop and with Justin Cronin in Houston. Her work has appeared in the Southern Arts Journal and online at Women on Writing. The first chapter of her novel, Once Two Sisters, appeared in the January 2019 issue of Embark Literary Magazine. You can find her on Twitter as @SWarburtonWrite or visit her website www.SarahWarburtonAuthor.com
Aaron Brame is the former senior poetry editor at the Pinch Journal. His work appears in or is forthcoming from Indianapolis Review, Heron Tree, Lumina, and Tupelo Quarterly. He lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee. Find him on twitter at @mr_brame.
Joe Cottonwood has built or repaired hundreds of houses as carpenter/contractor in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. His latest book is Foggy Dog: Poems of the Pacific Coast. Find him at joecottonwood.com.
Laura Maher is the author of the chapbook, Sleep Water (Dancing Girl Press, 2017). Her poetry and prose has appeared in Quarter After Eight, The Common, Crazyhorse, The Collagist, New Ohio Review, and Third Coast. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College. She lives, works, and writes in Tucson, Arizona.
María DeGuzmán is a conceptual photographer, writer, scholar, and music composer. She has published photography in The Grief Diaries, Coffin Bell, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Map Literary, and Two Hawks Quarterly (forthcoming); poetry in The Kentucky Poetry Review, The Cape Rock, and Empty Mirror; and short stories in Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature, and Sinister Wisdom. She has also published three scholarly books: Spain’s Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire (Minnesota Press, 2005); Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night (Indiana University Press, 2012); and Understanding John Rechy (University of South Carolina Press, 2019). Her SoundCloud website may be found at: https://soundcloud.com/mariadeguzman.
Nikola is a contemporary artist born on November 25th 1994 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nikola graduated at the Academy of Arts, department of graphics and intermedia of Banja Luka University.
See more of Nikola’s work at https://nikoladabic.weebly.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/nikola.dabic/.
Erin Zerbe is an interdisciplinary artist working in illustration, digital art and mixed media. Her work specializes in human emotions and relationships between the body and spirituality, tackling issues of the gender, grief, and the metaphysical. Zerbe has exhibited her work widely, along artists such as Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, and Sebastiao Salgado. Her exhibition record includes a variety of notable venues such as the Dublin Biennial; Cutting Edge exhibition in Florence, Italy; Gallery 175 in Seoul, South Korea; Biennale de Palermo; School 33 Art Center; and the (e)merge Art Fair DC. Zerbe received her BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU in 2006 and her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from MICA in 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Marietta College, in Marietta OH where she teaches courses in Graphic Design and Photography.
More about Erin and her work can be found at erinzerbe.com or on her instagram @bearandbatShow.
Kendra Preston Leonard is a poet and librettist based in Texas. Her work has appeared in vox poetic, lunch, and other venues, and her latest opera libretto, The Harbingers, will be premiered this October in Chicago with music by Rossa Crean.
Keith Nunes (New Zealand) was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019, the Pushcart Prize, and has won the Flash Frontier Short Fiction Award. He’s had poetry, haiku, short fiction, art, asemic writing and foto-poetry published around the globe.
Born in Tanzania, of Indian and Seychelles and Euro background. Lived in India for a year. At age 10 moved to the States (all over from the south to the west to the midwest to the east to Alaska) and currently live in Seattle with my wife. Oh, it doesn't really end there, but that should be good for now. Since some people tend to ask: yes I served in the US Army. I like to think that my writing has been influenced by... no, no, I won't go there. I read and I write. What else to say? Enjoy.
For more look me up at: Medium: medium.com/@nlowhim; http://www.intersections.org/nelson-lowhim; nelsonlowhim.blogspot.com.
As a Visual Artist, creative writing for the sheer love of the craft comes naturally to Laurie. Through the trials and challenges in her life, writing has always been her outlet, a cathartic experience and a way to express her thoughts about the world around Laurie...as a woman...an Artist...a Writer....a mature student. In 2015 Laurie founded a collaborative performance art collective that joins the written word with music, dance, vocals, and digital technology. For each performance, she writes the libretto and her colleague composes a score. Apart from the MOTUS project, Laurie has enjoyed writing for newsletters, blogs, speeches, research papers, ghostwriting, non-fiction, and copy-writing. However, her passion is poetry.
Chris Kassel is a Detroit-based author with ten books currently listed by Amazon. He writes one of the most popular wine columns in the world (Chris Kassel's Intoxicology Report) and has written and co-produced documentaries that have won multiple Michigan Emmy Awards.
Azin Neishaboori was born and raised in Iran where she attended college. She moved to the US in 2003 to attend Penn State University where she received her PhD in Electrical Engineering. In her writing, she aspires to question the prevalent narrative, and hopes to share an authentic and non-politicized perspective of Iranians and other Middle Easterners with the readers.
Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of two chapbooks and four books. Her next two books, "Death and Heartbreak" and "Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices" will be published in Autumn, 2019 by Weasel Press and Czykmate Press. Leah’s work appears in Blunderbuss, The Spectacle, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, Mockingheart Review, and other publications. She was a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival, and a runner-up in the 2012 Wergle Flomp humor poetry contest. She can be found at www.facebook.com/leahmuellerwriter and www.twitter.com/leahsnapdragon.
Katya Vondermuhll received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. from the University of San Francisco. Her poetry has appeared in Kettle Blue Review, and she has been a finalist and third place winner in Glimmer Train Press' fiction contests. Most recently, she was a finalist in the 2019 Summer Literary Seminars Georgia for her poetry. She currently lives in San Francisco with her children and is preparing her novel for submission.
Sharon Scholl is a retired professor of humanities and world cultures who convenes a poetry critique group and is poetry coordinator for the Florida Heritage Bookfest. She has chapbooks Summer's Child and Message on a Branch in circulation. Individual poems are current in Sky Island Journal and Red Wolf. Her website for poetry and music is freeprintmusic.com.
Josslyn Turner is a transgender poet, writer, and abstract artist. She is currently an English Major at Modesto Junior College with a goal to earn a BA in English and an MFA in poetry. Her poems have won 3rd and 2nd places respectively in MJC’s Celebration of the Humanities. Other works appeared in South 85, Across & Through, Penumbra, and Voice of Eve. She lives in Waterford, California where she crashes on her mother’s couch and co-parents two boys.
Rebecca Ruth Gould's poems and translations have appeared in Nimrod, Kenyon Review, Tin House, The Hudson Review, Salt Hill, and The Atlantic Review. She translates from Persian, Russian, and Georgian, and has translated books such as After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems of Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and The Death of Bagrat Zakharych and other Stories by Vazha-Pshavela (Paper & Ink, 2019). Her poem “Grocery Shopping” was a finalist for the Luminaire Award for Best Poetry in 2017, and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She can be found on twitter (@rrgould) and Instragam (r.r.gould) and her website ishttps://rrgould.hcommons.org
Diane Payne’s most recent publications include: Barn House, Notre Dame Review, Obra/Artiface, Reservoir, Southern Fugitives, Spry Literary Review, Watershed Review, Superstition Review, Windmill Review, Tishman Review, Whiskey Island, Quarterly, Fourth River, Lunch Ticket, Split Lip Review,The Offing, Elke: A little Journal, Punctuate, Outpost 19, McNeese Review, The Meadow, Burnt Pine, Story South,and Five to One. She is currently offering online creative writing classes and writing consultations.
Megan Chiusaroli is an English language teacher and poet from New York. Her work has appeared in Rockvale Review, After Happy Hour Review, I want you to see this before I leave, and Aphros. She currently lives in Northern Italy with her husband, whom she met while hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Thomas Gillaspy is a northern California photographer. His photography has been featured in numerous magazines including the literary journals: Compose, Portland Review and Brooklyn Review.
Further information and additional examples of his work are available at http://www.thomasgillaspy.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasmichaelart/
Jacob Robert Bennett's poetry has appeared in Hobart, The Monarch Review, Quail Bell, and is forthcoming in Genre: Urban Arts and The Helix. He lives near Washington, D.C. He can be found on Instagram: @jacobrobertbennett
Diane G. Martin, poet, photographer, prose writer, Russian literature specialist, Willamette University graduate, recipient of the Diana Woods Memorial Award, has published in numerous literary journals, including New London Writers, Poetry Circle, Open: JAL, Dodging the Rain, Antiphon, Dark Ink, Gyroscope, Rhino, Shooter, Lunch Ticket, Lady Liberty, Lowestoft Chronicle, and Stonecoast Review, and written several books of poetry and prose.
See more abut Diane at www.dianamartin.ru.
Andi Zhang is a student majoring in Biology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is part of the visual art staff on the campus journal: the 13th Floor Magazine and has had Nonfiction work published in the spring 2019 issue. She has a passion for photography and graphic design.
Check out Andi’s instagram via @andi_andtheclouds.
Katrina Alyssa Torrefranca is a copywriter by day and a writer, visual artist, and filmmaker by night. For her, the world is a book full of stories she wants to devour. She wants to write herself in that book. The world will have to wait and see.
Amy Olassa received her MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley (Summer ’17), the Tin House Summer Conference (Summer ’19) and was a 2018 Fellow at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto.
Andrew Hinshaw resides in the Midwest due to a series of questionable decisions. Once a DJ and dog food factory lineman, he now works in a field more suited to his background in psychology. He spends his time looking stoic in photos and participating in online workshops (hosted by author and instructor Seth Harwood). First published in The Scarlet Leaf Review, this will be his second published short story.
Brenda Yates is a prize-winning author of Bodily Knowledge (Tebot Bach). Her reviews, interviews and poems can be found in Chaparral; The Tishman Review; KPFK Radio 90.7 (Why Poetry); The American Journal of Poetry; Mississippi Review; City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry (University of Iowa Press); Angle of Reflection (Arctos Press); Manifest West (Western Press Books); The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee (Texas Review Press); Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books); Unmasked: Women Write about Sex and Intimacy after Fifty (Weeping Willow Books); and Local News: Poetry About Small Towns (MWPH Books) as well as journals in Ireland, the UK, Portugal, Israel, China and Australia.
Eleanor Goodbody is recent college graduate. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City. She can be found on Twitter: @norabadbody and Instagram: @noragoodbody
Vivienne Popperl lives in Portland, Oregon. Her poetry has appeared in Rain Magazine, VoiceCatcher, an online journal of women’s voices and vision, The Poeming Pigeon, and Persimmon Tree Journal. She was honored to serve as a poetry co-editor for the Fall 2017 edition of VoiceCatcher magazine.
Charles Rafferty’s most recent collections of poem is The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. New prose poems are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, The Cincinnati Review, Gargoyle, Salamander, and Plume. His Twitter handle is: @CRaffertyWriter.
John Repp has two chapbook collections forthcoming: Madeleine Wolfe--A Sequence (Seven Kitchens Press) and Cold-Running Current (Alice Greene & Co.). He grew up along the Blackwater Branch of the Maurice River in southern New Jersey. Find him at www.johnreppwriter.com
David Rojas studied engineering and English at the University of South Florida. He currently resides in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is part time English teacher and a full time street food enthusiast.
Fatima Al Matar migrated from Kuwait to the United States seeking asylum with her daughter, Jori, and their cat, Ty; they now live in North Olmsted, Ohio. Fatima is an artist and a writer. She writes to understand, and paints when language fails her. Her art focuses on women's bodies and all the societal and cultural norms that govern them. Her writing has appeared in Acumen, The Journal, Angelic Dynamo, Further Monthly, Fleeting Magazine, Bad Language, Staples Magazine, Word, The Wry Ronin, and Jaffat El Aqlam.
Yolande House, originally from Fredericton, N.B., Canada, taught English in South Korea for six years and now resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her creative writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from literary magazines such as The Rumpus, Joyland, PRISM international, and Grain. Her Entropy essay was selected as one of the magazine’s “Best of 2018,” and she was a finalist for Creative Nonfiction’s “Sex” issue. She can be reached at www.yolandehouse.com or on Twitter @herstorian. Currently, she’s revising a completed childhood memoir.
Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis is an Associate Professor of English and Writing Minor Director and Writing Center Director at Saint Martin’s University, a private, liberal arts university located in the Pacific Northwest. She is also a board member of the Olympia Poetry Network. She has published poetry in OccuPoetry, Social Policy, Penny Ante Feud, THAT Literary Review, Dark Matter, In Layman’s Terms and the Aji journal. Nathalie lives in Olympia, Washington and in her free time, enjoys taking long walks, riding her bike and travelling with her family. She can be found at the following sites:
Claire received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. Most recently, Claire’s photographs appeared in Harbor Review, PANK, Topology Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. Claire’s work was included in the “Finding the Light” Exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery.
Find more about Claire and her work at www.claireibarra.com.
A long time poet and photographer, Elaine Verdill paints with acrylics as well.
Amelia is a recent graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Communications Studies and the intention to pursue an MFA in nonfiction creative writing. She has had work accepted for publication by the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. She grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Boston where she is currently working on a memoir about her body.
Jesse Durovey is a writer, a former soldier, and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana, and his work has appeared in riverSedge, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Pecan Grove Review. Jesse lives in western Montana with his wife, Tamara, and their three sons.
Natasha King's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Glintmoon, Lily Poetry Review, and others. She lives in North Carolina and reserves her spare time for writing, prowling, and thinking about the ocean. She can be found on Twitter under @pelagic_natasha
Jonathan Yungkans is a Los Angeles-based poet, writer and photographer who earned his MFA in Poetry from California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in Anastamos, Quiddity, West Texas Literary Review and other publications. His poetry chapbook, Colors the Thorns Draw, was released by Desert Willow Press in August 2018.
Linda Kennedy is a musician and writer in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. She received the Leslie Shiel Scholarship for Creative Writing awarded to Writers Who Read through The Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Her poems have been awarded in competitions and appeared online and in print, including Muse/A, 3Elements Review, Stoneboat, and Nonbinary Review.
L.I. Henley was born and raised in the Mojave Desert town of Joshua Tree, California. She is the author of Desert with a Cabin View, The Finding, These Friends These Rooms, and Starshine Road, which won the 2017 Perugia Press Prize. In October, 2019, What Books Press of Santa Monica will publish her fifth collection, Whole Night Through. Her work has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Zone 3, Spillway, Waxwing, Rhino, and elsewhere.
Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art. She resides in Graham, NC with her cats Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.
Abbie Kiefer’s poems are forthcoming or have appeared in december, The Penn Review, The Comstock Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and other publications. She’s a stay-at-home parent who has also been a newspaper editor and a copywriter. Find her online at abbiekieferpoet.com
Laura Jones is an editor, writer, and journalist living in Austin, Texas. Her nonfiction essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, Foglifter, The Drum, and The Gay and Lesbian Review, to name just a few. Two anthologies also feature her work: They Said, edited by the poet Simone Muench, and DaCunha Volume 2. She earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Northwestern University, where she won the AWP Journals Prize. Currently, she is the Editorial Consultant for Mondo/Alamo Drafthouse and a journalist writing for The Austin Chronicle.
Peggy Acott still remembers the little gray plastic Kodak camera she bought for eight dollars. Her next camera accompanied her to college, to Ireland, through her son’s well-documented childhood and into the midst of the digital age. Though appreciating digital photography, she still thinks watching an image emerge on paper in a darkroom is nothing short of magic.
Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia., but has lived in some of the rougher parts of DC and Boston. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Straylight, Gravel, The Phoenix, and other journals. Edward is also a published poet.
Edward Lee's poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. He is currently working on two photography collections: 'Lying Down With The Dead' and 'There Is A Beauty In Broken Things'. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com
Trisstah Brittany Wagstaff is an artist currently living and creating in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting in 2014 and received her Master of Fine Arts in painting in November of 2018 through the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She has been published in Studio Visit Magazine volume 42 and recently in in the 2019 summer volume 44. Her work explores beauty and the unexpected places that it can be found while recognizing beauty as a language of hope. The process of her work was discovered during a time of great personal loss and pain. While grieving the loss of her father she found that her eyes and heart craved both depth and beauty. This began a spiritual and metaphorical journey in her work. She is an emerging artist who has shown her paintings in Austin, Ft. Worth, and Brownwood Texas as well as Savannah, Georgia. She has guest lectured at Baylor University.
Connect with Trisstah at trisstahwagstaff.com or via her instagram @trisstah.