please enjoy this list of all our contributors
Alison is drawn to exploring characters who are perfectly flawed, much like herself. Her words can be found on Chronicle, Detritus, Down in the Dirt, Ink Pantry, and Writers’ Cafe, among others. She lives in Canada with her husband, identical twin daughters, and three pets (including a very fat cat named Tang).
I am a writer and creative writing and biology double major at Knox College. I am Korean-American. I have been published in The Global Youth Review, Ogma Magazine, Qmunicate Magazine, Catch Magazine, and elsewhere. My work is forthcoming in Ginosko Literary Journal. I divide my time between Monmouth and Galesburg Illinois. I can be found on Twitter @ashley___writes and Instagram @ashleynicolewrites.
Amanda McLeod writes fiction and poetry, and is the Managing Editor of Animal Heart Press. You can find her words in Ellipsis Zine, Not Very Quiet, Ghost City Review, and many other places. When she's not playing with words, she's finding other ways to calm her busy mind. Find her on Twitter @AmandaMWrites and on her website amandamcleodwrites.com
Caroline Grand-Clement is a queer eighteen-year-old studying English & Scandinavian literature in Lyon, France. She dreams of art in any form, falling stars & late night conversations. She hopes to make a change in the world one word at a time. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram @octopodeshearts
Claire Loader was born in New Zealand and spent several years in China before moving to County Galway, Ireland. Her fiction has appeared in various publications, including The Sirens Call, The Ginger Collect, Massacre Magazine and Dark Moon Digest.
C. C. Kimmel
C. C. Kimmel is a writer and musician living in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and four kids. You can learn more about him, his writing, and his music at cckimmel.com, or follow him on instagram at @cckimmel.
David Estringel holds a B.A. in English. His poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in online and print publications, such as the North Meridian Review, Setu Bilingual Journal, Azahares Literary Magazine, Route 7 Review, The Blue Nib, Pif Magazine, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Latin Anthology, Rigorous Magazine, Bosphorus Review, Lahar Magazine, The Bitchin' Kitsch, and Drunk Monkeys. David has also been an editor at The Good Men Project, Red Fez, and The Elixir Magazine.
Doug Jensen is a Sheffield based writer, originally from Scotland. He has had prose and poetry published by TSS, Three Drops from a Cauldron and on the Weird Christmas podcast. He can be found on twitter @thatdougjensen
Elizabeth Chadwick Pywell
Elizabeth Chadwick Pywell is a poet from York. She has most recently been published in The Selkie, Drawn to the Light Press and Tipping the Scales Literary Journal, and was nominated for The Pushcart Prize in 2020. Her first collection is due to be published in 2021
Ely Percy’s first publication was a letter-cum-poem in Big! magazine in 1993. Since then, they’ve released a memoir (Cracked: Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury, 2002), graduated with distinction from Glasgow University’s MPhil in Creative Writing (2004) and contributed over fifty short stories to several literary journals (e.g. New Writing Scotland, Scotsman Orange, Edinburgh Review); they’ve been a writer-in-residence in a prison, a community librarian in an LGBT centre, and the facilitator of a ‘pilot’ therapeutic writing class for adults with mental health difficulties which ran for three years. Their debut novel ‘Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz’ was published in March, 2019
Oliver Cable is a writer and poet based in London. His first novel, Fresh Air and Empty Streets, was published in 2016. He is a regular contributor to Athleta Magazine and writes a fortnightly column for Riffs & Rhymes. His writing has also appeared in Devon Life and is forthcoming in Maintenant and Corvus Review. He aims to write on the knife-edge of reality, where dreams, metaphor and reality merge.
Franco Amati is a writer and cognitive scientist from New York. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in The Colored Lens, Northern Speculative, Visitant Lit, and other places. You can find more of his work at francoamatiwrites.com
Gale Acuff has had hundreds of poems published in several countries and is the author of three books of poetry. He has taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine.
After years of spinning his creative wheels, Giles Montgomery is finally getting traction with his writing. He recently had a piece in Storgy and was shortlisted in the Bath Flash Fiction competition, with a couple more pieces forthcoming in Spelk and Tiny Molecules. He would be delighted to connect with you on Twitter @gilesmon.
Rowan Bell lives in the Westcountry of the UK, where they love to spend time outdoors, watching the turning seasons. Rowan writes short stories and flash fiction, with a sci-fi novel in the pipeline.
My work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications including Capsule Stories, Madcap Review, and Skyway Journal. My poetry has won several awards, including a prize from the Academy of American Poets. I also contribute to Gold Man Review as an assistant editor.
Nicolas Ridley lives in London & Bath (UK) where he writes fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, scripts and stage plays under different names. A prize-winner and twice a Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely published in anthologies, literary magazines and journals in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Website: nicolasridley.co.uk
Jen Schneider is an educator, attorney, and writer. She lives, writes, and works in small spaces throughout Philadelphia. Her work appears in The Coil, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, unstamatic, Zingara Poetry Review, 42 Stories Anthology (forthcoming), Voices on the Move (forthcoming), Chaleur Magazine, LSE Review of Books, and other literary and scholarly journals.
Jennifer Evans is a writer from Pontypridd, Wales, who has also lived in New Hampshire, Los Angeles, and Dublin. Her writing explores themes of otherness, home and boundaries, and the ways we use our privilege and power to navigate the world. She is particularly interested in stories of queer existences, processing trauma and challenging the structures placed upon our lives. She is currently working on a novel with the support of a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary. She is a Taurus, and she acts like it.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @foreignandextra.
John Adams (he/him/his) writes about teenage detectives, pelican-people, robotic butlers, cursed cowboys, and bear nuns. His growing publication list includes Australian Writers’ Centre, Bowery Gothic, The Drabble, Siren’s Call, Trembling With Fear, and Weird Christmas (forthcoming: Dream of Shadows, Paper Butterfly, peculiar, SERIAL Magazine, Triangle Writers Magazine, The Weird and Whatnot). His plays have been produced by Alphabet Soup (Whim Productions) and the 6x10 Play Festival (Barn Players) and selected for readings at the William Inge Theater Festival and the Midwest Dramatists Conference. He performs across the U.S. with That’s No Movie, a multi-genre improv team. Web: https://johnamusesnoone.com/. Twitter: @JohnAmusesNoOne.
Born, bred, and based in Singapore, Jowell Tan writes prose & poetry after hours for fun and emotional release. His nights consist of writing, rewriting, watching Youtube videos to avoid writing, and finally, writing again. Please say hello to him on Twitter / Instagram at @jwlltn.
He thanks you for your time.
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Kaitlyn McNab is a multimedia storyteller. She holds a BA from New York University with a self-designed major titled ‘How to Tell Stories While Black.’ You can find her on Twitter @kaitmcnab, or visit her website to read more of her work, previously published in Teen Vogue, Allure, and EBONY.
Lauren Bell lives in Birmingham, UK, loves rainbows and is often drunk on inspiration. Her work has been published by Bare Fiction, Firewords Quarterly, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and The Pygmy Giant.
Linda McMullen is a wife, mother, diplomat, and homesick Wisconsinite. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in over forty literary magazines, including, most recently, Arachne Press, Luna Station Quarterly, Ripples in Space, Write Ahead/The Future Looms Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Storgy, and Newfound.
She tweets occasionally: @LindaCMcMullen.
Mark Anthony Smith
Mark Anthony Smith was born in Hull. His poetry has been commended in Writer's Forum and anthologised in Musicians for Homeless. His poetry collection, Hearts of the matter, is available on Amazon. Facebook: Mark Anthony Smith – Author
Matthew Spence was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His work has appeared in the following publications: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ch.cgi?187348
Max Turner is a gay transgender man based in the United Kingdom. He is also a parent, nerd, intersectional feminist and coffee addict. Max writes speculative and science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, gothic horror and LGBTQ+ romance, and more often than not, combinations thereof.
Michelle Davey is a poet, writer and radio presenter from East London. She blogs as the Cockney in the Countryside since her move to the English countryside. Michelle is a mother of 3 and an advocate for autism awareness. She can be found on twitter and Instagram @thecockneybloggirl and at www.cockneyinthecountryside.com.
Micah Castle is a weird fiction and horror writer. His stories have appeared in various magazines, websites, and anthologies, and has three collections currently out.
While away from the keyboard, he enjoys spending time with his wife, aimlessly spending hours hiking through the woods, playing with his animals, and can typically be found reading a book somewhere in his Pennsylvania home.
Noa Covo is a teenage writer. Her work has appeared in Reckoning, Newfound, and Vamp Cat Magazine. Her microchapbook, Bouquet of Fears, will be published by Nightingale and Sparrow this July. She can be found on Twitter @covo_noa.
Website @ richardjberry.com
Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia. His stories and essays appear in Bellingham Review, Fiction International, Saturday Evening Post, and online magazines.
Sam Butcher writes quirky fiction in multiple genres. Some of his other flash fictions have been published in Nymphs and Lunate. Currently, Sam is working on a supernatural comedy-drama novel. He lives in North Yorkshire.
Siobhán Carroll lives in Edinburgh with two cats and not enough books. She writes and performs poetry and short fiction around Scotland and has been featured in Dear Damsels and Star Songs.
@siobhanclaude_ | siobhanclaudevandamme.co.uk
Writing online since 2010, Susan has written for a wide variety of outlets, but the call of the strange and unusual grew irresistible. Now, she mixes words like potions at her laptop in South Manchester. Editing the third draft of her novel, she procrastinates by writing shorter, and weirder, stories.
Find me at susanearlam.com and @susanearlam on social.
Zach Murphy is a Hawaii-born, multi-faceted writer who somehow ended up in the charming but often chilly land of St. Paul, Minnesota. His stories have appeared in Haute Dish, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, WINK, and the Wayne Literary Review. He lives with his wonderful wife Kelly and loves cats and movies.
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012 and 2017. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour.
His most recent poetry titles include A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life sentence, (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019).
An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds), Touch the Donkey (touchthedonkey.blogspot.com) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com).
He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, editor of my (small press) writing day, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com
Shannon Frost Greenstein
Shannon Frost Greenstein resides in Philadelphia with her children, soulmate, and cats. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, a Contributing Editor for Barren Magazine, and a former Ph.D. candidate in Continental Philosophy. Shannon served as writer-in-residence for the Sundress Academy for the Arts and was selected as a NASA social media intern for an official launch from Cape Canaveral. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Cabinet of Heed, Spelk Fiction, Emerge Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @mrsgreenstein or her website: shannonfrostgreenstein.com She comes up when you Google her.
Shiksha is a South African of Indian descent. She uses poetry(mostly) to express her internal and external struggles and journeys, inclusive of her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Mostly, however, she writes in the hopes that someday, someone will see her as she is; an incomplete poem.
Her work has been featured (on/forthcoming) in Mixed Mag, The Daily Drunk, Visual Verse, The Kalahari Review, Brave Voices, Glitchwords, Versification, and others. Twitter: @ShikshaWrites
Simra Sadaf has finished her Masters in English Literature from
University Of Madras. She writes short stories and poems for magazines. She pursued her bachelors in Sociology and has an abundant knowledge about the workings of a society which she incorporates in most of her writings. She reads books of all genre and likes to review them on Goodreads and other social media platforms. She loves the art of storytelling and someday hopes to write something that will leave a lasting impact on the readers. Literature drives her spirit and words churn her soul.
Slawka G. Scarso
Slawka G. Scarso has published several books on wine and works as a copywriter and translator. Her short fiction has been longlisted in the Bath Flash Fiction Award and has appeared in Mslexia, Ellipsis Zine, Spelk, Constellate and Streetcake Magazine. She lives between Rome and Geneva with her husband and her Labrador, Tessa. https://twitter.com/nanopausa
Zoe DeVoe is an LGBTQ+ author with a passion for poetry focused on love, mental health, and general activism. She also enjoys writing experimental novels and short stories.