Andre F. Peltier (he/him) is a Lecturer III at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches literature and writing. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI, with his wife and children. His poetry has recently appeared in various publications like CP Quarterly, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Version 9 Magazine, About Place, Novus Review, Wingless Dreamer, and Fahmidan Journal, and most recently he has had a poem accepted by Lavender and Lime Literary. In his free time, he obsesses over soccer and comic books.
Ankit Raj is a former software engineer and rock band frontman from Chapra, Bihar, India. He teaches English at Government College Gharaunda, Karnal and is a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Ankit’s research articles have appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Routledge), ANQ (Routledge) and The Explicator (Routledge), and he has poems published/forthcoming in Brave Voices Magazine, Seafront Press, Discretionary Love and Trouvaille Review. Find him on Twitter @ankit_raj01
In beautiful, hand-sewn editions, Ethelzine has published two chapbook-length poems by Anne Whitehouse about women artists, Escaping Lee Miller and Surrealist Muse (about Leonora Carrington). Anne’s most recent poetry collection is Outside from the Inside (Dos Madres Press, 2020). www.annewhitehouse.com
Arden Hunter is an aroace agender writer, artist and performer. They enjoy creating art around themes of identity, what makes a human ‘human’, and how we all relate to the world. They have words coming up in Farther from the Trees, The Confessionalist and Pop the Culture Pill, among other places. Find them on Twitter @hunterarden, come say hello!
Barbara Genova (she/her/they) is the pen name of a public woman who went private. Poetry written as Barbara has been published / is forthcoming at The Daily Drunk, surfaces.cx, Anti-Heroin Chic, Sledgehammer Lit, Scissors and Spackle, The Final Girl Bulletin Board., Fahmidan Journal. She can be found on Twitter @CallGenova and on Instagram @thebarbaragenova
*Barlow Adams is a disciple of love and a student of heartbreak. He believe all stories are about love if one digs deep enough. His stories and poems have been published in many nice online and print journals, and some that are a little sketchy. Follow him on Twitter @BarlowAdams.
Beth Mulcahy (she/her) is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and writer whose work has appeared in various journals, including Full House Literary and Roi Faineant Press. Her writing bridges the gaps between generations and self, hurt and healing. Beth lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and works for a company that provides technology to people without natural speech. Her latest publications can be found here: https://linktr.ee/mulcahea.
Brianne Sommerville writes news releases and speeches by day, poetry and fiction by night. Brianne studied English Literature at Queen’s University before entering the world of public relations. She is currently working towards a certificate in creative writing with the University of Toronto. Brianne lives in King with her partner and two littles under four.
Camille Lewis is a writer and avid reader who lives and learns with borderline personality disorder. She can be found indulging in Plath, or crossing off days on a calendar until the next instalment of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is released. Camille resides in South West England.
Filmmaker and photographer Carla Schwartz’s poems have been widely published and anthologized, including in The Practicing Poet (Diane Lockward, Ed), and in her second collection, Intimacy with the Wind, (Finishing Line, 2017). Her CB99videos youtube channel has 2,400,000+ views. Learn more at carlapoet.com, wakewiththesun.blogspot.com, or find her on YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram @cb99videos.
Damien Posterino (he/him) is a Melbourne-born, London-based poet who recently spent 18 months writing in Mexico. He explores characters, conversations, and capturing moments in time. His work can be seen in over 30 different publications including A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Roi Fainéant Press, Fish Barrel Review, and The Madrigal. You can find him on Twitter @damienposterino
D.J. Pileggi is a father and a writer. He has been paid both to dose antibiotics for septic shock, as well as install cast iron plumbing at Harvard University, in that order. He grew up outside of Chicago, has lived on both coasts, and currently resides in Massachusetts.
Dominic Harbinson has a lot of fun trying to catch poems and shaping prose and sifting through a locker full of stuff from time spent living in Australia, Brazil, India, Massachusetts, Tokyo and China. He and his wife run a busy Chinese medicine clinic in Canterbury, England.
Interested in the arts and storytelling from a young age, Dre Hill sought to combine his passion for literature and cartoons. Hill is an artist and storyteller who was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Drury University in 2021 with his B.A. in Animation and Writing. He currently resides in Fort Worth, where he continues to find art in the everyday things and people that surround him daily. When not creating, Dre is likely around town with family and friends, soaking in rich experiences and delicious foods. Or hanging with his puppy Jet. He can be found on all social platforms at @drehillart.
DS Maolalai has been nominated nine times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019)
Ellen Clayton is from Suffolk, England where she lives with her husband and three young children. Her poetry often focuses on motherhood and love. She has been published in the Daily Drunk and has poems forthcoming in Nightingale and Sparrow, and Corporeal, Gypsophila and Honeyfire literary magazines. Her poetry can be found on Instagram @ellen_writes_poems.
Ivanka Fear is a former teacher pursuing her passion for writing. She earned her B.A. and B.Ed., majoring in English, at Western University. Her writing appears in Spadina Literary Review, Montreal Writes, October Hill, The Sirens Call, The Literary Hatchet, Understorey, Muddy River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She resides in Ontario, Canada, with her family and cats. You can read more about her at https://ivankafear.wixsite.com/mysite.
Jackie Chou is a poet and Jeopardy fan who has work forthcoming in Alien Buddha Zine and Highland Park Poetry. Her work has also been published in Spillwords, Mollyhouse Lit, Altadena Poetry Review, Subterranean Blue Poetry, and Spectrum Publications.
Jasmine Kaur (she/her) is a queer punjabi writer/artist. She likes to surround herself with stories and poetics in any medium, including audio, video, still images and performance. She tends to be weird like other normal abnormal normal people and enjoys pretending that she’s very self-aware. Some of her work has been published in Visual Verse, streetcake magazine, Stellium, and Tilt (by Queerabad). She’s currently a Masters in Philosophy student at Delhi University. You can find parts of her on the internet at https://sites.google.com/view/jasmine-kaur/ or @trying0000 on Twitter and @jasmineismeltingintosummer on Instagram.
Jay Nunnery is a writer, teacher, and musician, who calls many places home: Wisconsin, New York, Louisiana, and California. Recently, he completed his short story collection, Alms, Louisiana, a collection of twenty-one, interconnected stories. Currently, he is working on a screenplay called The Circuses when he is not teaching high schoolers or making music.
Jay Parr lives with his partner and child in Greensboro, NC, where he’s a lecturer in the nontraditional Humanities program at UNCG. He owes thanks to Diya Abdo, Rana Israili, and other readers for helping him check his white-male privilege, to Kaya for inspiring this character, to Greg Minnig for letting a stranger crash too long at his tiny Houston Street apartment, and to Gabriella McField for her brilliant line edits. Parr’s work has most recently been published by Dead Skunk Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, Streetcake Magazine, and Variant Literature Journal.
JGeorge (she/her) currently writes from Pondicherry. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, West Trestle Review, Lumiere Review, Literary Shanghai, Mookychick and others.
Jody Rae’s work appears in The Babel Tower Notice Board, The Avalon Literary Review, The Good Life Review, and Red Fez. Her short story, “Beautiful Mother” was a finalist in the Phoebe Journal 2021 Spring Fiction Contest. She was the first prize winner of the 2019 Winning Writers Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem, “Failure to Triangulate”. She has pieces forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit, RESURRECTION magazine, and X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine. Her work can be found at www.criminysakesalive.com.
John Bartlett is the author of eight books -fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In 2019 his first Chapbook The Arms of Men was published and Songs of the Godforsaken in June 2020. Awake at 3am, his full collection, was released by Ginninderra Press. He was the winner of the 2020 Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize. He reviews and podcasts at beyondtheestuary.com Twitter: @beyond_estuary
Josh Pampam is a Hairstylist who fell in love with poetry after his High school days and writes it in his leisure time. He’s from Ota, in Ogun State, Nigeria. His poems have been featured in many magazines like Cathartic lit, Spillwords, Praxis online magazine, Writers Space lit mag, etc. And has won himself accolades from Facebook groups and WhatsApp platforms. He is currently working as a moderator for an online Poetry Institution. In his leisure time, if Josh is not writing poems, he’s reading them.
KG Newman is a sportswriter who covers the Broncos and Rockies for The Denver Post. His first three collections of poems are available on Amazon and he has been published in dozens of literary journals worldwide. The Arizona State University alum is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP and more info and writing can be found at kgnewman.com. He lives in Hidden Village, Colorado, with his wife and two kids. He is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP.
Kristin Kozlowski lives and works in the Midwest, US. Some of her work is available online at Lost Balloon, matchbook, Longleaf Review, Pidgeonholes, Cease Cows, and others. Her piece, “Salty Owl”, will be included in The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2021. In 2019, she was awarded Editor’s Choice from Arkana for her CNF piece, “A Pocket of Air”. She was also named a finalist in Forge Literary Magazine’s Forge Flash Competition 2019 for her CNF piece, “Relationstasis”. If you tweet: @kriskozlowski.
Linda M. Crate’s works have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies. She is the author of eight poetry chapbooks, the latest of which is: follow the black raven (Alien Buddha Publishing, July 2021). She has also authored three micro-collections, and four full length poetry collections.
Lindsay Stenico is a poet and fiction writer from Western Massachusetts. She graduated from Westfield State University with a BA in Communication and English. Her work can be found in Otherwords Press, Proving Ground Online Magazine, and Persona. She tends to spend her time scrolling on Twitter as @lindsay_stenico, on Instagram as @dreamswitheyesopen, and updates with blog posts on her website https://lindsaystenicoauthor.wordpress.com/.
Lori Cramer’s short prose has appeared in The Cabinet of Heed, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, MoonPark Review, Sledgehammer, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for Best Microfiction. Links to her writing can be found at https://loricramerfiction.wordpress.com. Twitter: @LCramer29.
Maija Haavisto has had two poetry collections published in Finland: Raskas vesi (Aviador 2018) and Hopeatee (Oppian 2020). In English her poetry has appeared in Cosmospen, Topical Poetry, Littoral, Eye to the Telescope, Shoreline of Infinity and Kaleidoscope.
Marion Lougheed grew up in Canada, Benin, Belgium, and Germany. She still isn’t sure where to call home. She is a winner of the Prime 53 Poem Summer Challenge (Press 53, 2021) and has been published in several print and online outlets. She holds a professional writing diploma and too many degrees in anthropology.
Melissa Flores Anderson is a Latinx Californian whose creative pieces have been published by Vois Stories, the Placing Poems project, sPARKLE&bLINK, Rigorous Magazine, and Moss Puppy Magazine. Her work “Not a Gardener” was featured in City Lights Theater Company’s The Next Stage and Play on Words San Jose. She has read pieces in the Flash Fiction Forum and Quiet Lightning reading series. She has a poem forthcoming in Pile Press.
M Patrick Riggin is a Pittsburgh born writer, artist and musician. While attending college for journalism and history, he worked as a musician and painter. His work has been featured in several publications and he continues to evolve his form and function of artistic expression. To follow him on his artistic journey, M Patrick Riggin can be reached at mpatrickriggin.com.
Retired, Nancy K Brown lives in the redwoods of California’s Central Coast, earned a B.A. in English and a Master’s in Education, but the real learning happened in children’s classrooms. She’s worked with preschool children, taught elementary school and college students, training teachers. Nancy is raising two middle school aged grandchildren who inspire her writing and story-telling. A ten-year member of a writing critique group, Pitch to Publish, SCBWI, Nancy takes writing courses and attends conferences online. Her essays and short stories appear in Brain, Child, Full Grown People, Brevity Blog, Wising Up and an anthology for rural youth, Fishing for Chickens, by Jim Heynen.
Oisín Breen is a poet, part-time academic in narratological complexity, and financial journalist. Dublin born Breen’s widely reviewed debut collection, ‘Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits, forgotten’ was released Mar. 2020 by Edinburgh’s Hybrid Press.
Primarily a proponent of long-form style-orientated poetry infused with the philosophical, Breen has been published in a number of journals, including the Blue Nib, Books Ireland, the Seattle Star, Modern Literature, La Piccioletta Barca, the Bosphorus Review of Books, the Kleksograph, In Parentheses, Kairos, and Dreich magazine.
Rae Stone is a queer poet from Boston, Massachusetts. They enjoy using
nature to explore social issues and personal experiences. When they
aren’t writing they can be found people watching, cuddling their dog,
or crocheting multiple items at once.
Ron Tobey grew up in north New Hampshire, USA, and attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He lives in West Virginia, where he and his wife raise cattle and keep goats and horses. He is an imagist poet, writing haiku, storytelling poems, spoken poetry, and producing video poetry. He has published poems in over thirty literary journals. His Twitter handle is @Turin54024117
Sarah Robin is a new writer from Bolton, England, starting her writing journey during the coronavirus pandemic. Robin has had several pieces of work published in anthologies and online literary magazines as well as being a competition winner for both short fiction and poetry. She is also a prose reader for Sepia Journal.
Hello. I’m Sophie, and I’m a writer of long tweets, short fiction, and mediocre poetry. My stories have been picked up by Ellipsis Zine, Popshot Quarterly, Mojave Heart Review, Lunate Literary Journal, Spelk Fiction, Moonchild Magazine, New Pop Lit, Elephants Never, two charity anthologies, and other publications. I was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart and was a finalist in the Lumiere Review 2020 short fiction contest.
Process Efficiency Manager by day and daydreamer by nature, Tom, wife Andrea and their ‘Gumbert Mountain Kitties’ live in a log cabin overlooking the Ohio River near an Adena Burial Mound. Tom often thinks about life and death, love and legacy. He feels fortunate to have had his writing published alongside those of his literary heroes.