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).
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.
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
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
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
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.
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: Twitter: @JohnAmusesNoOne.
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
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.
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