Past Contributors

 

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Joe Albanese is a writer from New Jersey, his poetry has been featured issues of Chronogram, Evening Street Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Projectionist's Playground, and Straylight Magazine, among others. His novel Caina (Mockingbird Lane Press) and his novella Smash and Grab (Books to Go Now) were both published in 2018. His work appears in issue 6.

Walburga Appleseed likes her wine rich, her chocolate dark, and her fiction short. Her flash fiction and poetry has been published both online and in print, and she won the Winchester Festival prize for flash fiction in 2016. Her work appears in issue 4.

Sandra Arnold  is an award-winning writer who lives in New Zealand. Her work has featured in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and New Flash Fiction Review and anthologies such as, Sleep is a Beautiful Colour, Fresh Ink, and Bonsai: The Big Book of Small Stories. She has been nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize and 2018 Best Small Fictions. Her work appears in issue 5

 Svein Ivar Ask is a photographer living in a small town on the southern coast of Norway. His work appears in issue 2.

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Lana Bella, a Pushcart nominee, has a diverse work of poetry and fiction published and forthcoming with over 160 journals; including a chapbook with Crisis Chronicles Press (Winter 2016), Abyss & Apex, Chiron Review, Coe Review, Columbia Journal, Foundling Review, Fourth & Sycamore, Galway Review, Harbinger Asylum, Literary Orphans, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Quarterly, William Jessup University, and elsewhere, among others. She divides her time between the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam. Her work appears in issue 1.

Christopher Barnes co edits Interpoetry and has written reviews for Poetry Scotland and Jacket Magazine and art criticism for Peel and Combustus. His collection LOVEBITES was published by Chanticleer Press. He was the winner of the 1998 Northern Arts writers’ award, and each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival. His work appears in issue 3

Sally Barrett lives and writes in Manchester. She has previously been published in Black Market Re-view, redceilings blog, Picaroon and Hypnopomp online magazines and 3AM Magazine in collaboration. She has read at Peter Barlow’s Cigarette and has performed at Reverb as part of the Camarade. Her work appears in issues 4 and 5.

Paul Beckman has two story collections, “Peek” and “Come! Meet My Family and other stories”. He has had over 350 of his stories published in print and online in places such as, the Connecticut Review, Playboy, and Matter Press, He runs the monthly FBomb NY flash fiction reading series at KGB, and his collection, “Kiss Kiss”, was released by Truth Serum Press. His work appears in issue 5

Ege Al'Bege grew up in Miami Beach after immigrating from Colombia at the age of 3. His work is deeply inspired by the strangeness and singularity of Miami. The mixture of revulsion and fascination with the modern world is a central driving force in his growth and motivation as an artist. His work appears in issue 1.

Robert Beveridge makes noise and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. He has featured in Neologism, In Between Hangovers, and Clementine Unbound, among others. His work appears in issue 4

Carl Boon lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Recent poems appear in Posit, The Tulane Review, Blast Furnace, JuxtaProse, The Blue Bonnet Review, and many other magazines. His work appears in issue 1.

Peter Branson, a native of mid Staffordshire, has lived in a village in Cheshire for the last twenty-five years. A former teacher and lecturer in English Literature, and a Creative Writing and Poetry tutor, he is now a full time poet, songwriter and traditional-style singer. His poetry has been published by journals in Britain, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australasia and South Africa. He  was the winner of the Grace Dieu and the Envoi International prizes. His latest collection, Hawk Rising, is available now. His work appears in issue 1

Iain Britton has had five collections of poems and has been published by presses such as Kilmog Press, The Interpreter's House, Long Poem Magazine, Free Verse, Harvard Review, and Queen Mob's Teahouse. His work appears in issue 2

Bill Bulloch is a conceptual artist and poet. He curated ‘And the Word Was’, an exhibition of the creative object in relation to writing, at the Edge Hill Art Centre. He was the artist in residence for The Wolf Magazine, and he has a Masters in creative writing from Edge Hill University. He was the cover artist for issues 2, 3, 4, and 5; and his fiction appears in issue 7.

Stephen De Burca is a writer from Galway City, Ireland. His writing was displayed in Iceland’s Out in the Open art exhibition, hosted by Listhus Arthouse, in June 2015; where he spent two months completing an artist-in-residence programme for poetry. He has had pieces published in NUIG Writers' Society's publications as well as the student newspaper Sin. Stephen was shortlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year 2015 and was a featured reader at Over The Edge's January 2016 event in Galway City Library. His work appears in issue 1.

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Matthew Carbery is a poet and associate lecturer working at Plymouth University. His first monograph was concerned with phenomenology in the long poems of 20th century American poets. He has had poems published in Tears In The Fence, Blackbox Manifold, CTRL ALT DEL, Otoliths, Stride, and Dead King Magazine. He edits EPIZOOTICS! Zine, and is Editorial and Marketing Assistant of Periplum Press. He also runs the Plymouth Contemporary Poetry Reading Group. His work appears in issue 3.

Srinjay Chakravarti is a writer, editor and translator based in Salt Lake City, Calcutta, India. A former journalist with The Financial Times Group, he has worked on the editorial staff of an international online financial news service. His work has appeared in over 100 publications in 30-odd countries, including Other Poetry, Acumen, Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, FIRE, The Journal, In Protest—150 Poems for Human Rights, The Dawntreader, Lacuna, and many more. His first book of poems Occam’s Razor (Writers Workshop, Calcutta: 1994) received the Salt Literary Award from John Kinsella in 1995, and he won the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Poetry Competition 2007–08. His work appears in issue 6.

Yuan Changming, eight-time Pushcart nominee and author of five chapbooks, grew up in rural China, began 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 Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1106 others across 37 countries. Their work appears in issue 1.

Christian Chase is an essayist and fiction writer based in Liverpool. His work appears in issue 2.

Daniel Roy Connelly, a former British diplomat, has worked around the globe. He holds a first-class honours degree from Columbia University and a PhD in
Shakespeare's Othello from The University of Saint Andrews. He has acted in and directed theatre in America, the UK, Italy and China, where his 2009 production of David Henry Hwang's M Butterfly was forced to close by the Chinese secret police. His poetry is widely published online and in print. He was the winner of the 2014 Fermoy International Poetry Festival Prize, and the 2015 Cuirt New Writing Prize for poetry. His recent work has been published by The North, The Transnational (in German), Ink, Sweat and Tears and is forthcoming in Critical Survey. He is a professor of Creative Writing, English and theatre at John Cabot University and The American University of Rome. His work appears in issue 1.

William Crawford lives in Winston Salem, NC. He is a social worker, writer, and photographer. He was an army Photojournalist in Vietnam. His work appears in issue 2.

Natalie Crick has poetry published in a range of journals and magazines including Interpreters House, Rust and Moth, Ink in Thirds, The Chiron Review and The Penwood Review. Her poem, 'Sunday School' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her first chapbook was released by Bitterzoet Press. Her work appears in issue 4.

Tom Crompton lives and works near Preston, Lancashire. His debut pamphlet ‘Bugloss’ was released by The New Fire Tree Press in 2018. His work appears in issue 3

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Holly Day’s poetry has recently in Plainsongs, The Long Islander, and The Nashwaak Review. Her poetry collections include A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press), and In This Place, She Is Her Own (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), among others. Her work appears in issue 7.

Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and Colorado Review. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing). Darren is also the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. His work appears in issue 3.

Brindley Hallam Dennis lives on the edge of England. He writes flash fiction and short stories, and, as Mike Smith, writes poetry, plays and essays (mostly on the short story form). His writing has been published, performed, and prized. His work appears in issues 2, 3, 5, and 6.


William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He previously taught writing and literature at Keene State College. He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals and several small-press books. His work appears in issue 6.

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Dr CLS Ferguson is a communication professor at Mt. San Antonio College and California State University, Northridge and a Mary Kay Sales Director. She paints, sings, acts, models, produces independent films, and has published many academic articles and two academic books. Her portrayal of ‘The Black Rose’ in Silence, which she also co-wrote and produced, earned her a best actress award and a best film award at the LA Neo Noir Festival. CLS has published poetry in Shangri-La Shack, Still Points Quarterly, PQLeer, and other places. Her poetry collection, God Bless Paul is out on Rosedog Books. She has a dog, Sadie, with her husband, Rich Ferguson. Her work appears in issue 1.

Maureen Fielding is an associate professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State Brandywine. Her poetry has recently appeared in Pennsylvania English and Avalon Literary Review, and she has a new poem forthcoming in War, Literature, and the Arts. She is working on a novel inspired by her experiences as a Russian intercept operator in West Berlin during the Cold War. Her work appears in issue 6.

Dr Ben Fine is a mathematician and professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut (US). He is a graduate of the MFA program at Fairfield University and the author of twelve books (ten in mathematics, one on chess, one a political thriller) as well over 130 research articles. He has published several short stories, as well as a novella about pirates. His memoir, told in interwoven stories is Tales from Brighton Beach: A Boy Grow in Brooklyn and details growing up in Brighton Beach, a seaside neighbourhood on the southern tip of Brooklyn during the 1950’s and 1960’s. His story ‘August Eighteenth Nineteen Sixty-Nine’ appeared in the Green Silk Journal and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work appears in issue 3.

Allen Forrest has worked in mediums such as, computer graphics, theater, digital music, film, video, drawing, and painting. Allen studied acting in the Columbia Pictures Talent Program in Los Angeles and digital media in art and design at Bellevue College. He currently works in Vancouver, Canada, as a graphic artist and painter. He is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation's permanent art collection. His work appears in issue 1

SJ Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published six collections of poetry and been commissioned by the Tate, Highlight Arts, Mercy, Penned in the Margins and the London Sinfonietta. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine and is the curator of the Enemies project. His work appears in issue 1.

Matthew James Friday is poet, professional storyteller for children and elementary school teacher. He has had over of his 60 poems appear in magazines and journals, and his short stories have been published in Bad Idea Magazine, Brand Literary Magazine, Dreamcatcher, and The Writing Shift. His work appears in issue 2.

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Mitchell Grabois is a poet and author whose work appears in US and international literary magazines. He was awarded the 2017 Booranga Writers Centre Prize (Australia) for Fiction. His novel, Two- Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available in printed online. He currently resides in Denver. His work appears in issue 5.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. He has been published in Front Range Review, Studio One, Columbia Review, Naugatuck River Review, Abyss and Apex and Midwest Quarterly. His work appears in issues 3 and 4.

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Dah Helmer has written three books with Stillpoint Books, and one with Transcendent Zero Press. Dah’s poetry has been published internationally, appearing in Lost Coast Review, Recusant, The Cape Rock, River &South Review, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Stone Voices Magazine, The Linnet’s Wings, and Diverse Voices Quarterly. He was nominated for the pushcart prize and currently lives in Berkeley, California, where he is working on the manuscripts for his fifth and sixth books.  His work appears in issue 1.

JL Higgs has been published in over 30 magazines including Indiana Voice Journal, Black Elephant, The Writing Disorder, Contrary Magazine, Literally Stories, The Remembered Arts Journal, Rigorous, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He currently lives outside of Boston. His work appears in issue 6.

Yuan Hongri, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise, Gold Sun and Golden Giant. His work appears in issue 3.

Emily Horrex is a young poet, originally from Oxford. She graduated Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Creative Writing and Drama. She has previously been published in Heroine Zine and In The Red 14. Her work appears in issue 3.

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Georgia Jepson is a writer of poetry and short stories. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Edge Hill, and she was previously commissioned to write a short story for the Chapel Gallery’s collection ‘Opening the Gates.’ Her work appears in issue 7.

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Helen Kidd's collection Blue Weather won the Cork Manuscript Prize in 2003. She is the co-editor of the Virago Book of Love Poetry and is a poet, editor and reviewer. She has taught on Creative Writing Degree Courses in Oxford for 30 years, and also in prisons, schools, hospices, and other participatory arts projects with cross arts collaborations; as well as workshops in Finland and Italy and Greece. Her work appears in issue 2

Yessica Klein is a Brazilian born, London based artist and poet. She finished her MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University and is has been shortlisted for Eyewear publishing’s Fortnight prize. Her work appears in issues 2 and 3.

Adam Kluger is an artist and writer based in New York City. His work appears in issue 1.

Rose Knapp is a poet, producer, and multimedia artist. She has publications in Chicago Literati, Visitant, BlazeVOX, Bombay Gin, Para·Text, and others. She currently lives and works in Manhattan. Her work appears in issues 3 and 4.

P.J. Kryfko is a comic writer, prose writer, journalist, and has written/produced two short films. His publishers include: Image Comics, Whiskey Paper, Empyreome Magazine, and Liars’ League NYC. His work appears in issue 4.

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Natasha Leigh is a graduate of the Manchester School of Writing’s Masters course. As well as writing fiction, she works for a Manchester-based company that create innovative art-based advertising products. Her work appears in issue 5.

Edward Little has a Masters in Creative Writing with Publication from The University of Chester. He hosts and performs in regular open mic events. His work appears in issue 3.

Jazmine Linklater is a poet and writer based in the North of England. Her chapbook On a Confused State of Being was published as part of the exhibition Poetry will be made by all! Recent publications include Datableed, The Literateur, and Zarf. Her work appears in issue 2.

Tim Love has published over 180 poems and more than 40 stories in magazines such as, Rialto, Stand, Oxford Poetry, Journal of Microliterature, and Short Fiction etc. He's had several articles published, a poetry pamphlet and a collection of short stories. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children, working with computers. His work appears in issue 6.

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DS Maolalai has been nominated for Best of the Web and twice for the Pushcart Prize. His first collection, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden", was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press, with "Sad Havoc Among the Birds"forthcoming from Turas Press in 2019. His work appears in issue 7.

Raif Mansell is a Creative Writing teaching assistant, cocktail bartender and poet. He has recently moved back to Liverpool after living in London. His poems have appeared in Noise, Medium, and Kingston University Student Anthology 2016. His work appears in issue 3

Clare Marsh is an adoption social worker and has written many professional reports based on extraordinary life stories. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Kent and has enjoyed success in flash fiction, poetry and short story competitions, and is now writing her first novel. Her work appears in issue 3.

Michael Mau received his Masters degree from the Eastern Kentucky University Bluegrass Writer’s studio. He is a writer, actor, runner, artist, and father. His work has appeared in numerous American creative writing journals and he has performed with The Woodford Theatre and the Bluegrass Opera. His work appears in issue 5

Niamh McMullan is a spoken-word performer and writer of short stories and flash fiction.. She is based in Merseyside and recently spent time working in Seoul, South Korea. Niamh writes YA experiences with a supernatural twist. Her work appears in issues 3, 4, and 5.

Rebecca Metcalf studied at the University of Chester and received an MA in Victorian Literature at the University of Liverpool, where she wrote for a student magazine. Her work has been published in Pandora's Box, Flash: The International Short Story Magazine, Electric Reads Young Writers' Anthology and Foxglove Journal. Her work appears in issue 5.

Stephen C. Middleton is a writer who lives and works in London, he has published five books and been featured in a number of anthologies. He was an editor for The Tenormen Press; and Ostinato, a magazine of Jazz and Jazz inspired poetry. His current projects relate to jazz, blues, politics, outsider art, mountain environments, and long-term illness. His work appears in issue 5.

J.B. Mulligan has had poems and stories in several hundred magazines over the past forty years, has had two chapbooks published: The Stations of the Cross and THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS, and two e-books, The City Of Now And Then, and A Book of Psalms (a loose translation from the Bible). He has appeared in anthologies such as, Inside/Out: A Gathering Of Poets; The Irreal Reader (Cafe Irreal); and Reflections on a Blue Planet. His work appears in issue 2

Mihails Murasovs is a Latvian photographer and self-proclaimed explorer. He is the creator of Big Tight Zine and co-creator of Let's Communicate Zine. His work appears in issue 3.

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Kapka Nilan lives in Nottingham. She was educated in Bulgaria and England and studied at the University of Nottingham. She writes short stories and flash fiction in Bulgarian and English and has been published in literary journals. Her writing is inspired by the imaginary and extraordinary in our existential everyday lives. Her work appears in issue 2.

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Michael Onofrey grew up in Los Angeles. His stories have appeared in Cottonwood, The Evansville Review, Natural Bridge, Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest (anthology, University of New Mexico Press, 2013), Terrain.org, and Weber - The Contemporary West, as well as in other literary journals and anthologies. His work appears in issue 1.

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Balambér Paál is a Hungarian writer, filmmaker and photographer studying Creative Writing and Film Studies at Edge Hill University. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 and has since produced two short films, as well as publishing an essay on Hungarian poetry, along with his own creative work. He was the recipient of an Excellence Scholarship. His work appears in issue 7.

Brook Pearson is a philosopher, scholar, and poet currently living in Vancouver, Canada and teaching at the University of British Columbia. His work has been published in The Goose, Galvanizing Resistance, (Re)Purposed Magazine, ArtAscent, and Canadian Literature. His work appears in issue 2.

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. His work appears in issues 2 and 3.

Fred Pollack is the Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS (Story Line Press), and two collections, A POVERTY OF WORDS (Prolific Press, 2015) and LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). His work appears in issue 7.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 250 other publications. His work appears in issue 4.

Francis H Powell has contributed short stories to magazines including Rat Mort (dead rat). She also writes poetry. Her work appears in issue 1.

Nick Power has had two perfect-bound books, 'Small Town Chase' and 'Holy Nowhere' published by erbacce-press. Nick has also had poems published at M58, The Camel Saloon, Your One Phone Call, Ink Sweat and Tears, PARIAH, and PressandSonder Magazine. His work appears in issue 4.

Santino Prinzi is the Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine, and helps bring National Flash Fiction Day in the UK to life. He was a recipient of the TSS Young Writers Award for January 2016, was awarded the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize. His debut fiction collection, Dots, and other flashes of perception, was published by The Nottingham Review Press in 2016. His work appears in issue 2.

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Brendan Quinn is a poet and insomniac who completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. Brendan was part of the Edge Hill Press production team on the publication of ‘Atlantic Drift – an Anthology of Poetry & Poetics’. His poetic work has featured in The Wolf and formed part of the ‘And The Word Was’ exhibit celebrating the creative influence in writing and art. Brendan has performed collaborative pieces at The University Camarade and North By North West Poetry Tour, both curated by The Enemies Project. His work appears in issue 5.

Niall Quinn’s poetic work has appeared in the periodical Angel Exhaust issues 15, 18 and 21. His work appears in issue 3.

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Stuart Michal Riding is a writer, teacher and nature lover based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied Creative Writing as part of an MA course at the University of St Andrews and is currently working on a collection of fabulist short fiction concerned with grief and memory. His work appears in issue 2.

Stephen Regan’s poems have been published in Envoi, Best of Manchester Poets, Reach Poetry, Killing the Angel, The Provo Canyon Review, and DoveTales. His poem ‘Red-bricked’ is part of a permanent art display at Wallgate rail station in his home town of Wigan, Lancashire. His flash fiction has been published by Flash Fiction Magazine and by National Flash Fiction Day. His work appears in issue 3.

John Rodzvilla teaches in the publishing and writing programs at Emerson College, Boston. His work has appeared in The Harvard Review, McSweeneys, gorse, DecomP, Verbatim, and Bad Robot Poetry. His work appears in issue 5.

Mark Russell’s full collections are Shopping For Punks (Hesterglock), and Spearmint & Rescue (Pindrop). He has published chapbooks with Red Ceilings Press and Kattywompus Press. His work appears in issues 2, 3, and 5.

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W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage. To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California. His work appears in issues 2 and 3.

Robert Schuster spent most of his childhood in Norway and Singapore before returning to the United States. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing, and Politics from Oberlin College and an MFA in Fiction from the Creative Writing program at George Mason University. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Blast Furnace and The Magnolia Review. He currently teaches English at Stuart Hall School in Staunton, VA. Previously, he was the Fiction Co-Editor for George Mason University’s feminist literary journal, So to Speak. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Composition at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; as a volunteer teacher for 826, a non-profit K-12 educational organization; and as a standardized test teacher and tutor for the Princeton Review. His work appears in issue 3.

Domenic Scopa is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Johnson Poetry Prize and Garvin Tate Merit Scholarship. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poetry and translations have been featured in Poetry Quarterly, Reed Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Belleville Park Pages, and many others. He is currently an adjunct professor for the Changing Lives Through Literature program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Plymouth State University. His work appears in issue 2.

Lucas Shepherd is an MFA student at the University of New Mexico. His creative work has appeared and in The Atlantic, Aldous Huxley Annual, Colere, Rockhurst Review, Buck Off Magazine, Little Village Magazine, Daily Palette, Cedar Valley Divide, and Sliver of Stone. He was the 2015 fiction judge for Scribendi’s Western Regional Honors Council Awards. His work appears in issue 1.

John Short was born in Liverpool and studied comparative religion at Leeds University and creative writing at the Liverpool University centre for continuing education. Later he spent some years in the south of Europe finally settling for a long period in Greece. His poems and stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies such as The Frogmore Papers, Obsessed with Pipework, Ink Sweat and Tears, Prole, Orbis. His work features in issue 4.

Jamie Stewart is a Creative Writing graduate with a deep passion for dogs, pizza and perfectly timed Buffy The Vampire Slayer gifs. He received his MA in Creative Writing from the Manchester Writing School. His work appears in issues 4 and 6..

Neil Slevin is a 26 year-old writer from Co. Leitrim, Ireland. A former English teacher in the U.K. Neil has written for for The Sin (N.U.I. Galway's student newspaper), and for I.L.A.S. Neil was sixwordmemoirs.com's Memoirist of the Month for October 2015, and was shortlisted for creativewriting.ie’s monthly writing competition for October 2015. He is also a winner of culturedvultures.com’s Poem of the Week competition. His work appears in issue 1

Hiromi Suzuki is an illustrator, poet and artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine gui (run by members of the Japanese "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by Hiromi Suzuki. Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, M58, NationalPoetryMonth.ca and Datableed; amongst other places. Her work appears in issue 2.

Marc Swan lives in Portland Maine, his poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Mudfish, Gargoyle, PoetryNZ, and Westerly; among others. His third collection, Simple Distraction, was published by Tall-Lighthouse in 2009. His work appears in issue 1.

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A J Taylor has lived in and around Liverpool for the past twenty-five years. He completed a creative writing course at Liverpool University and a Diploma in Creative Writing at UEA. Andrew is a member of Poised Pen Liverpool and is a regular at several Merseyside open mic’ nights reading poetry and monologues. His work appears in issue 4.

Andrew Taylor is a Liverpool born, Nottingham based poet, editor and critic. His debut collection of poetry Radio Mast Horizon was published by Shearsman in 2013. His pamphlet, Air Vault was published by Oystercatcher. He is an editor at erbacce, erbacce-press and M58. His poems have appeared in Stride, The Morning Star, Poetry Wales and International Times. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University. His work appears in issue 2

Torkel Tennberg is a VFX student at SAE institute. His work appears in issues 4 and 5.

Larry D. Thacker’s poetry can be found in over seventy magazines and journals including: The Still Journal, Poetry South, Mad River Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Mojave River Review, Mannequin Haus, Ghost City Press, Jazz Cigarette, and Appalachian Heritage. His books include: Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia, (Overmountain Press, 2006) and Voice Hunting (2011) and Memory Train (2015), both with Finishing Line Press. His work appears in issue 3.

Sunita Thind is a poet from Derbyshire, she has worked as a model, a teacher, and a makeup artist. She is passionate about poetry and is now spending most of her time writing. Her work appears in issue 5.

Dennis Thompson teaches Writing and Film at Des Moines Area Community College. His work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Colere Literary Review, Out of Line: Writings on Peace and Social Justice, and Literary Orphans. His fiction Jesus in the Eighth Race, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work appears in issue 1.

Aviva Treger was born in Hastings. She studied Ancient History at UCL then later trained as an actor with Questors Theatre in Ealing. Her work appears in issue 4.

AM Tucker is a writer from Bury, and a creative writing student at Edge Hill University. Their work appears in issue 7.

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Chibuike Ukasoanya is a graduate of English from the University of Nigeria, and Law from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Born in Nigeria, he possesses the German nationality, but lives and works in London. His work appears in issue 2.

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Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland, and holds a MA in Archaeology from University College Cork. Her poetry collection Continuity Errors, was published by Lapwing Publications (2010) and her novel The Quest for Lost Eire, was published by AuthorHouseUK (2014). Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines & journals. These include: The Fractured Nuance; Revival Magazine; Ink Sweat and Tears; Drunk Monkeys; Hesterglock Press; Linnet's Wing, Narrator International, The Galway Review; Poethead and The Evening Echo. She was also the featured artist for June 2015 in the Rain Party Disaster Journal. Her work appears in issue 3.

Bill Wolak published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Press. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2016 and the 2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey. His work appears in issue 4.

S.F. Wright received his MFA from Rutgers- Newark, and currently teaches at Hudson County Community College and Union County College. His Work has appeared in publications such as Chiron Review, Fictive Dream, and The East Bay Review. His work appears in issue 6.

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Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Mathemaku x5 with Spacecraft Press. His work appears in issue 2.

Jim Zola has worked as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for Deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children's librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook -- The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press) -- and a full length poetry collection -- What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press).  His work appears in issue 4.

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