Contributors

Since emigrating to the United States from Romania in 1980 Alex Pruteanu has worked as a day laborer, a film projectionist, a music store clerk, a journalist/news writer, a TV Director, and a freelance writer. Currently he is an editor at NC State University. Alex’s work has appeared in Guernica Magazine, Pank Magazine Specter Literary Magazine, Connotation Press, Thrush Poetry Journal, and others. He is author of novella “Short Lean Cuts,” (Amazon Publishing) available as an e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and in paperback at Amazon.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Alicia Hoffman now lives, writes and teaches in Rochester, New York. Author of Like Stardust in the Peat Moss (Aldrich Press), her poems have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including A-Minor Magazine, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, Poets & Artists, SOFTBLOW, Camroc Press Review, Tar River Poetry and elsewhere. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she is currently completing her MFA in Poetry at the Rainier Writing Workshop.

Aliza Tucker creates art that confronts issues of articulation, authorship, and codification begot by the babble generated in a digital, networked society. She graduated from Rutgers University with concentrations in Psychology, Art and Music. Her work has been shown at the Raritan Valley Community College Annual Exhibition in New Jersey, CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space in New York City, and at Smith & Jones in Brooklyn. She spends her time commuting back and forth between Brooklyn and New Jersey, a practice sometimes heralded as “figuring out what the hell she’s doing”.

Amee Nassrene Broumand has recent or upcoming work in Burning House Press, Sundog Lit, Word Riot, Rivet, Right Hand Pointing, and elsewhere. The daughter of an Iranian immigrant, she was born near Los Angeles and homeschooled in the Pacific Northwest. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and English from Boise State University, where she tutored Introduction to Logic for six semesters, wrote a Senior Tutorial on metaphor for the Philosophy Department, and graduated summa cum laude. A self-taught poet, she has written over 3,500 poems and has just begun to publish.

Andres Rojas has an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and his poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, and Notre Dame Review.

Theology is Andrew Bowen‘s playground. His fiction and essays have appeared in places like Prick of the Spindle, decomP, Wrong Tree Review, Metazen, Underground Voices, and more. He is the founding editor of Divine Dirt Quarterly and at The Dirty Prophet. He is the creator of Project Conversion, an initiative in which he fully immerses himself in one religion, each month, for an entire year. He’s having a blast.

Andrew Topel, editor & publisher of avantacular press, which specializes in books of visual poetry.

Anne Champion is the author of Reluctant Mistress, a poetry collection released by Gold Wake Press in 2013. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University and received her MFA in Poetry at Emerson College. Her work appears in Cider Press Review, PANK Magazine, The Aurorean, The Comstock Review, Poetry Quarterly, Line Zero, Thrush Poetry Journal and elsewhere. She was a 2009 Academy of American Poets Prize recipient, a Pushcart Prize nominee and a St. Botolph Emerging Writer Grant nominee. She currently teaches writing and literature in Boston, MA. Visit her here.

Angela Xu is an international photographer who enjoys taking photos of the obscure. Some of her photography has appeared in the Adirondack Review, anderbo.com, and LitNImage.

Anna Lea Jancewicz is an editor for Cease, Cows and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming at the Barrelhouse blog, Hobart, Necessary Fiction, Sundog Lit, Wigleaf, and many other venues. Her flash fiction “Marriage” was chosen for The Best Small Fictions 2015. Say it: Yahnt-SEV-ich. More at annajancewicz.com

Annmarie O’Connell is a recent graduate of New England College’s MFA program in Henniker, New Hampshire. After working in social services, she decided to teach college writing. She recently taught Composition and Speech to culinary students pursuing their associate’s degree in Chicago. Her work has appeared in Tygerburning Literary Journal and is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal, SOFTBLOW and The Rusty Nail.

Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native currently residing in Upstate New York, a wife, mother of two, a writer and an editor. When she’s not editing or writing, she’s spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. She is the author of several poetry chapbooks and collections, most recently Wayward Lines (RAWaRT Press, 2015) and Strangest Sea (Porkbelly Press, 2015). Ariana is the Founder and Publisher of ELJ Publications, LLC, a small press specializing in the author, featuring Amethyst Arsenic, Emerge Literary Journal, scissors & spackle and other fine journals. She can be found at http://www.arianaddenbleyker.com

A.T. Farrell is a writer and editor who specializes in nonprofit communications, where his work involves feature, copy, and ghostwriting in print and online. He is an advisory committee member of Write Rhode Island and an associate editor for the Bryant Literary Review. He has a master’s degree in classics, with a focus on ritual sacrifice in Greek comedy.

Barry Basden realizes that life is a finite adventure, not a dress rehearsal. Few things surprise him, not even endless war. He especially enjoys a good breakfast and editing Camroc Press Review at http://www.camrocpressreview.com.

Ben Spivey the author of Flowing in the Gossamer Fold (Blue Square Press, 2010) and Black God (Blue Square Press / Dzanc Books, 2012).

Ben Nardolilli is a twenty six year old writer currently living in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Fogged Clarity, Caper Literary Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Super Arrow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pear Noir, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Yes Poetry. Recently, a chapbook of his Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, was published by Folded Word Press. He maintains a blog at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish his first novel.

Bill Yarrow is the author of WRENCH (erbacce-press, 2009), “Wound Jewelry” (new aesthetic, 2010), and FOURTEEN (Naked Mannekin, 2011). His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including Poetry International, Confrontation, Rio Grande Review, Ramshackle Review, Istanbul Literary Review, BLIP, DIAGRAM, Pif Magazine, LITSNACK, Now Culture, blue five notebook, Right Hand Pointing, Whale Sound, PANK, and Metazen. He is one of the poetry editors of THIS Literary Magazine. He lives in Illinois.

Brandon Amico is from Manchester, NH. His poems have appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Muzzle, Amethyst Arsenic, elimae, and others. He is the 2012 recipient of the Richard M. Ford Award for poetry. Brandon is a Poetry Editor at the online literary magazine Swarm. Visit him at http://www.brandonamico.com.

Andres Rojas has an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and his poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, and Notre Dame Review.

Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Minnesota. She is the author of the chapbook Ether/Ore. Look for her work in Beloit Poetry Journal, Potomac Review, PANK, elimae, RHINO, and elsewhere.

“For a long time I have been living with my instinct confined… I repressed my heart’s desires. Rather than relieving the desires, I hide them. Living against the flow of my desires. 90% of the black that covers my work is the force that suppresses my inner desires. My soul toils in the anguish of repression. As I was growing up, the external environment surrounded me with customs and regulations that forced my mind to repress. Faith, social customs and marriage shut down the flow of living desires. I wonder what my future will be with the surroundings forming and shaping the days to come….” –Bong Jung Kim, May 2014

Caleb Kaiser is an 18 year old poet and artist from Kentucky/Cincinnati. He is a staff member of Able Projects and the Adroit Journal. You can find his work forthcoming or published most recently in PANK and DIAGRAM. He has a thing for storms, and he takes flowers very seriously.

Callista Buchen has an MA in literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Gigantic, Bellevue Review, elimae, and others, with reviews published in Mid-American Review, The Collagist, The Literary Review, and Prick of the Spindle.

Carl Fuerst‘s is an editor for “The Again,” an illustrated journal of odd stories, and head editor of “The Breakroom Stories,” an audio journal that specializes in strange stories. His fiction has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, A cappella Zoo, and many other print and online journals.

Christopher Allen‘s work has appeared in many places both off- and online. In 2011, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist at Glimmer Train. Allen splits his time between Germany and the UK, where he spends most of his time walking along the Thames and eating very spicy Indian food. He blogs at www.imustbeoff.com

Chrissy Core M.F.A. is an artist, poet and designer currently living in Courtenay, B.C. Canada. She is also Dada Witch and author zines: Art Hussy (93-95) and Lady Sunbeam (97). She blogs, loves social media and the invisible nature of interconnectedness. Her latest project is called: The Validity of Absolutely Everything

Chuck Calabreze’s poems and stories have appeared in recent issues of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Stockholm Review, Madswirl, Platte Valley Review, and Indiana Review. He currently serves as the City of Santa Fe’s first official Poete Maudit.

Craig Svare: “A formative Moment was seeing Lucio Fontana’s sliced canvas: Tate Gallery 1969. It changed my assumptions about how inquiry might be Rendered. How might art be a hermeneutic of narrative? How might it be to bridge a field of inquiry or spiritual practice with art making? These questions inform my practice.”

David Ackley lives with his wife and various fauna, wild and domestic, in Franconia, New Hampshire. He is a former editor of The Greensboro Review, and has an MFA from UNC-G. He has a number of pieces on Fictionaut and has published in Prick of the Spindle, The Greensboro Review, Litsnack and some others.

David Erlewine takes many, many cues from David Brent.

David Heg is a photographer, writer and educator currently manifesting in the wooded hills of eastern CT. His photography has appeared in Dark Chaos and his prose and poetry in Scandal: Social Commentary and News, Dialogues about Literature. He is grateful that his work has yet to be published posthumously.

David Mohan has been published in PANK, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, SmokeLong Quarterly, Matchbook and The Chattahoochee Review. He has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.

David Tomaloff is a very important something. His work has appeared in several chapbooks, anthologies, and in many fine publications. He is co-author of the collaborative poetry collection YOU ARE JAGUAR, with Ryan W. Bradley. His latest chapbook, SLEEP, is forthcoming from Plain Wrap Press. Send him threats: davidtomaloff.com

 Dawn Nelson Wardrope stays close to the trees. She is an asemic writer, a visual poet, stamp and collage artist. Her work has been published in Utsanga, Sonic Boom, Otoliths and is forthcoming in Renegade.

Deanne Richards studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also studied media arts at the Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM. She currently lives in Santa Fe and loves expressing herself through the medium of photography and Photoshop.

Dennis Mahagin is a poet from eastern Washington state. His work appears in Exquisite Corpse, 3 A.M., 42opus, Stirring, Juked, Night Train, The Nervous Breakdown and many other literary venues. A chapbook of his poems, entitled “Fare” is forthcoming in 2012 from Redneck Press in conjunction with the website, Fried Chicken and Coffee.

Derek Beaulieu is the author of the collections of poetry with wax, fractal economies, chains, silence, ascender / descender, kern, frogments from the frag pool (co-written with Gary Barwin) and Please no more poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (Ed. Kit Dobson). He has also written 4 collections of conceptual fiction: a a novel, flatland, Local Colour and How To Write (Nominated for the W.O. Mitchell Award). He is the author of two collections of essays: Seen of the Crime and The Unbearable Contact with Poets. Beaulieu co-edited bill bissett’s RUSH: what fuckan theory (with Gregory Betts) and Writing Surfaces: fiction of John Riddell (with Lori Emerson). He is the publisher of the acclaimed no press and is the visual poetry editor at UBUWeb. Beaulieu has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States and Europe and is an award-winning instructor. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of A House of Many Windows (Sundress Publications, 2013). Her work has appeared in journals including Rhino, Linebreak, Cider Press Review, Stirring, Sweet, wicked alice, and Weave.Her fifth chapbook, We Build Houses of Our Bodies was released in late 2013 by Dancing Girl Press.

Dorothee Lang is, among other things, a freelancer, a gardener, a capricorn, a traveller, and the editor of BluePrintReview, an experimental online journal. Her work has appeared in The Mississippi Review, qarrtsiluni, Pindeldyboz, eclectica, Pequin, juked and numerous other places. She lives in Germany.

Doug Bond‘s poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in: Used Furniture Review, Necessary Fiction, Mad Hatters’ Review, Metazen, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Additional written words of his and links to social media can be found here: http://www.dougbond.me

Edmond Caldwell‘s work has appeared in West Wind Review, A cappella Zoo, Pear Noir!, Mad Hatters’ Review, Lamination Colony, and elsewhere, and his novel, Human Wishes / Enemy Combatant, will be published in the fall of 2011 by Say It With Stones. He was last seen in Boston.

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16-year-old internationally award-winning photographer and artist . Her photography has been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. 

Elliot Andreopoulos lives with his family in New York. His favorite writers include Tim O’Brien, E. Annie Proulx and Stephen King.

Eric Beeny is the author of The Dying Bloom (Pangur Ban Party, 2009), Snowing Fireflies (Folded Word Press, 2010) and Of Creatures (Gold Wake Press, 2011). His blog is Dead End on Progressive Ave. (ericbeeny.blogspot.com).

Eric Burke works as a computer programmer in Columbus, Ohio. More of his work can be found in elimae, decomP, Right Hand Pointing, kill author, PANK, qarrtsiluni, A cappella Zoo, and Weave Magazine. You can read his blog at http://anomalocrinus.blogspot.com/

Erik Blagsvedt is a poet and stay at home dad among other things. He lives with his wife and two little boys in St. Anthony Village, Minnesota. You can find him on most social media sites quite easily as @eblagsvedt or @erikblagsvedt

Eryk Wenziak serves as editor at http://www.rigormort.us. In the spring of 2012, his visual art will be published by Red Fox Press (Ireland), as part of a Visual Flux Portfolio series. He also has two chapbooks scheduled for release: 4am, to be published by No Press (Canada), and 1975 published by Deadly Chaps (US).

Ethel Rohan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody (September, 2013) and Cut Through the Bone, the latter longlisted for The Story Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook, Hard to Say. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, World Literature Today, Tin House Online, Sou’wester, Post Road Magazine, and The Rumpus, among many others. Visit her here.

Foster Trecost writes stories that are mostly made up.

Fátima Queiroz was born in Rio de Janeiro and currently lives in Santos, where she is a teacher. She is self-taught in painting, sculpture, digital art and fractals. Her work has been published in Brazil and abroad. Visit her at http://aterraazul.blogspot.com/ and http://eternal-fractals.blogspot.com.br/

Gabriel Don received her MFA in Fiction at The New School, where she worked as the chapbook and reading series coordinator. Her work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Brooklyn Rail, Short Fast and Deadly, A Place We Know Well, The Nirvana Project, The Saudade Review and is upcoming in Great Weather for Media. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella (http://vimeo.com/55691171) or Unbound http://vimeo.com/54545554). She is a PEN prison mentor and started two reading soiree series, Pies and Scribes and Dias Y Flores, in New York City. She is editorial staff at LIT and is also the Poetry Editor of Night Mag. Although she is Australian and grew up in Singapore and Dubai she is never leaving the Lower East Side. Gabriel Don is not merely a human, she is a #bookdress and can be found on Amazon @ http://tinyurl.com/aq9ll8c.

Pushcart nominated poet George McKim has an MFA in Painting. His paintings have been exhibited in various group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the Southeast and can be seen at georgemckim.com and on Instagram at @gmckim. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Ilanot Review, Diagram, elimae, The Found Poetry Review, Poetry WTF, Dear Sirs, Shampoo, Ditch, Glittermob, Cricket Online Review, Otoliths, The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and others. His chapbook of Found Poetry and Visual Poetry “Found & Lost” was published by Silver Birch Press in 2015.

Gill Hoffs lives on the Ayrshire coast with her husband and son. Her fiction and nonfiction has won several prizes and is available widely online and in print, including The Lost Children Charity Anthology and Pure Slush’s Slut. Visit her at http://gillhoffs.wordpress.com  

Gregory J. Wolos‘ fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in JMWW, Yemassee, Post Road, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, The Baltimore Review, A cappella Zoo, Superstition Review, Jersey Devil Press, and many other journals and anthologies, both online and print. His stories have earned two Pushcart Prize nominations and have won both the 2011 New South Writing Contest and the 2011 Gulf Stream Award for fiction. Two recent collections were named as finalists for the 2010 and 2012 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. He lives and writes on the northern bank of the Mohawk River in upstate New York. For more information regarding publications and commendations visit: http://www.gregorywolos.com.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino is founding editor of the online poetry journal, Eratio.  For more from the novel Suicide by Language, visit suicidebylanguage.blogspot.com

Hannah Beresford, originally of the Helderberg Escarpment of upstate New York, earned her MFA from New York University after spending four years on red dirt as a D1 athlete at Oklahoma State. Her poems are published or forthcoming in; The Adroit Journal, Lambda Literary, The Cimarron Review, The Sycamore Review, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for No Tokens journal.

Helen Vitoria lives and writes in Effort PA. Her work can be found and is forthcoming in over fifty online and print journals including: elimae, PANK, MudLuscious Press, >kill author, Poets & Artists Magazine, FRIGG Magazine and Dark Sky Magazine. Her chapbooks: The Sights & Sounds of Arctic Birds and Random Cartography Notes are available as e-chaps from Gold Wake Press, 2011, BLACKWATER: A PNEUMATIC DISTURBANCE is available from Red Ochre Press, 2011. Her first full length poetry collection: Corn Exchange, is forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Winter 2011. She is the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief for THRUSH Poetry Journal. Find her here:http://helenvitoria-lexis.blogspot.com/

Heller Levinson lives in New York. Published widely, his books include Pulitzer Prize nominated Smelling Mary (Howling Dog Press, 2008); from stone this running (Black Widow Press, 2012); Hinge Trio (La Alameda Press, 2012); and, Wrack Lariat (Black Widow Press) June 2015. Levinson is the originator of Hinge Theory. http://www.hellerlevinson.com

Hope Kroll uses cuticle scissors to painstakingly dissect illustrations and diagrams from old medical texts, technical manuals, Audubon books, vintage photographs and encyclopedias to create elaborate and multi layered three-dimensional collages.Kroll attained her Bachelors of Fine Art from University of Illinois 1990 and received her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), Dreaming in Red (Right Hand Pointing, 2011) as well as numerous print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Love Dagger from Right Hand Pointing and The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press.

Hugh Fox was born in Chicago in 1932. Got a Ph.D. in American Literature from the U. of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, taught writing, film, literary history for 50 years at the U. of Illinois, Loyola-Marymount in L.A.,the Instituto Pedagogico in Caracas, the U. of Santa Catarina in Brazil, Michigan State U. A hundred and ten books published, another 110 still on the shelves. Most recent books: Icehouse and Thirteen Keys to Talmud (Crossing Chaos Press), The Place of the Yellow Woodpecker (The Drill Press) and Gesangvoll/Songful (Pudding House Press), The Collected Poetry of Hugh Fox (540 pp.), World Audience.

James Claffey, born and raised in Ireland, received his MFA from Louisiana State University, where he was awarded the Kent Gramm Prize for Non-Fiction. His work appears in many places including The New Orleans Review, Connotation Press, the Molotov Cocktail, and Gone Lawn. You can read him at http://www.jamesclaffey.com.

J. Bradley is a contributing writer to Specter Magazine and the Interviews Editor of PANK Magazine. He lives at iheartfailure.net.

Jack Hodil is an English/Creative Writing major at the University of Richmond. Recently, his work has appeared in Word Riot, Neon Literary Magazine, Pure Francis, the Camroc Press Review, scissors and spackle, and many other lovely places. His fingers are perpetually crossed, so he (usually) writes with his toes.

Jackson Holbert is a senior at Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. His work is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal.

James Lloyd Davis, a combat veteran and former electrician, shipfitter, pipefitter, boilermaker, ironworker and engineer, currently lives with his wife in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He has returned to writing after a long absence and is currently working on a novel. He blogs occasionally and experiments with various forms and styles.

Jane Hammons has published fiction most recently in A Twist of Noir, Camroc Press Review, Crimespree Magazine. Her work was included in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of stories in 25 Words or Fewer (W. W. Norton).

Jarrid Deaton lives in Eastern Kentucky. He once painted his face in blood during a softball game.

Jason Lee Norman is the founder and junior intern at the writing magazine Wufniks. He lives in Canada. You can find work of his at For Every Year, Wigleaf, and Dogzplot.

Jeff Bakkensen once placed second in a George Washington look-alike contest. Recent fiction can be found in Oblong Magazine, Smokelong Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and Straylight Literary Magazine.

Jeffrey S. Callico hails from Atlanta, but someday he’d like to live somewhere in Maine. Until then he’ll keep driving around town looking for a place to park. His first collection of short fiction, Fighting Off The Sun: Stories, Tales, and Other Matters of Opinion, was published in 2004. His poetry and fiction has appeared in several print and online magazines, including FRiGG, Johnny America, Origami Condom, Calliope Nerve, The Legendary, Opium Poetry 2.0, SpokenWar, Pulp Metal Magazine, Weirdyear, Full of Crow, Gloom Cupboard and The Prose-Poem Project. His chapbooks include Early Trouble, Ceilings, People = Bus, and his most recent, Rough Travel, which was published by Graffiti Kolkata Press in July 2010. Currently he is the editor of Negative Suck, a zine for writers and artists who don’t suck.

Originally from LaSalle, Illinois Jeffrey Miller has been living and teaching in Asia since 1989. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Artful Dodge, Bartleby Snopes, Full of Crow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Magnolia’s Press, Negative Suck, and Orion headless.

Jen Knox is an author and creative writing professor living in San Antonio, Texas. Her writing can be found in A cappella Zoo, Bombay Literary Magazine, Bound Off, Burrow Press Review, Gargoyle, Istanbul Review, [PANK], Prick of the Spindle, and Short Story America. http://www.jenknox.com

Jennifer MacKenzie earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and presently lives in Damascus, Syria, where she is senior editor of the magazine Syria Today. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Fence, Shampoo, and InDigest.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley and Apostrophe (Big Table Publishing Co.). Her poetry and prose have appeared in [Pank], The Baltimore Review, Thrush, Vector Press, and Tar River Poetry. She has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is a book reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, co-editor of MER Vox blog, and an associate editor for The Compassion Anthology.

Jessica Hollander has failed at many things. And like most people her failures normally can be traced back to a bad beginning. Instead of wallowing in the sadness that accompanies these failures, she chronicles them — well, at least the writerly versions of failure — at jessicahollanderwriter.com. Come see a virtual graveyard of stories that didn’t make it out of toddler-hood.

Jill Chan is a poet based in Auckland, New Zealand. Her poems have been published in MiPOesias, foam:e, fieralingue Poets’ Corner, Tears in the Fence, Blue Fifth Review, Asia and Pacific Writers Network, Otoliths, Snorkel, Broadsheet, JAAM, Poetry New Zealand, Brief, Takahe, Trout, Deep South, Southern Ocean Review, Blackmail Press, and other magazines. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Early Work: Poems 2000-2007 (forthcoming); These Hands Are Not Ours (ESAW, 2009), winner of the Earl of Seacliff Poetry Prize; Becoming Someone Who Isn’t (ESAW, 2007); and The Smell of Oranges (ESAW, 2003). She is one of the poets featured in the New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive. Official website: http://www.jill-chan.com

Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. She edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. Her chapbook Borrowed Bodies was released from Pudding House Press (2009). Her first full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications (2016). You can find her at jillkhoury.com.

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.

Josh Huber lives in Columbia, MO with his wife Angela. He recently graduated from the  Masters of English program at the University of Missouri and now teaches at several schools in the area. His various works have appeared (or are set to appear) in Storyscape, Foliate Oak, Bridge Eight, Scissors & Spackle, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere.

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artists. His photographs is mainly focused on different experimental techniques like (35mm) negative manipulatios, non-toxic developing methods,polaroid experiments, pinhole photos and chemigrams.

Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and red explosions. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications, recently including FLAPPERHOUSE, Ghost Proposal, H_NGM_N, ILK, and Menacing Hedge. You can find out more at http://www.JulietCook.weebly.com.

Joe Kapitan lives and writes splits firewood in northern Ohio. His collection of short-short fiction, A POCKET GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN GHOSTS, is being published in September 2013 by Eastern Point Press.

John M. Bennett is well known internationally as an avant garde and unique poet and polyartist. His next major work, OLVIDOS, is forthcoming from Luna Bisonte Prods.

Joseph A. W. Quintela writes. Poems. Stories. On Post-its. Walls. Envelopes. Cocktail napkins. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Anything he gets his hands on, really. As the curator at Deadly Chaps Press, he publishes several series of chapbooks, a monthly eReview (Short, Fast, and Deadly), and a dark-horse publishing collective (rIgor mort.US). His work at Sarah Lawrence College revolves around integrating the disparate yet rapidly dovetailing fields of Conceptual Poetry and Ecocriticism. He is an acolyte of intra-action, hash tags, and the Oxford comma.

Josh Denslow‘s stories have appeared in Third Coast, Black Clock, Pear Noir!, Cutbank, Wigleaf and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, among others. He is a staff editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and a blog editor at The Lit Pub. He has written and directed five short films, and he plays the drums in the band Borrisokane.

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller is the winner of the 2012 Indiana Review Poetry Prize. He lives in Madison, WI, where he works as a writing center coordinator and grocer, and volunteers with the Writers in Prisons Project at Oakhill Correctional Institution.

Joy Ladin is the author of seven books of poetry, including just-published Impersonation and Lambda Literary Award finalist Transmigration. Her memoir of gender transition, Through the Door of Life, was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award finalist. She holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College of Yeshiva University.

J. P. Dancing Bear is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press.  Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts. His latest book, Family of Marsupial Centaurs and other birthday poems, is about to be released by Iris Publishing.

JP Reese has poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews and writer interviews published or forthcoming in many online and print journals. Reese is a poetry editor for THIS Literary Magazine and Associate Poetry Editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. Her poetry chapbook, Final Notes was published by Naked Mannekin Press in spring, 2012. Reese’s published work can be read at Entropy: A Measure of Uncertainty.

Somewhere between being born and raised in the backwoods of Montana, Jules Archer developed a craving for the written word. Today, she writes random stories of great genius and heartbreaking torpor while reading Playboy and sipping Blue Moon in her spare time. Jules Archer has appeared recently or is forthcoming from Metazen, Monkeybicycle, Negative Suck, >kill author, PANK, Northville Review and elsewhere. She writes to annoy you at: http://julesjustwrite.com/

Jürgen Smit (1972) is a Dutch poet & asemic artist. In September 2012 he published his first book of poems. His asemic pieces appeared in Mad Hatters Review, The New Post-literate , Samplekanon , on Facebook & on his own blogspot : traliewoud

Justin Lawrence Daugherty runs Sundog Lit from his parents’ basement. He is 31 and single. He writes stuff that’s appeared or will appear in The Normal School, Monkeybicycle, HOUSEFIRE, NAP, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. He wishes he would have become a professional wrestler sometimes.

Judith Skillman’s new collection is House of Burnt Offerings from Pleasure Boat Studio. Her work has appeared in Tampa Review, Prairie Schooner, FIELD, The Iowa Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, New Poets of the American West, and other journals and anthologies. Skillman is the recipient of grants from the Academy of American Poets, Washington State Arts Commission, The Centrum Foundation, and other organizations. She taught in the field of humanities for twenty-five years, and has collaboratively translated poems from Italian, Portuguese, and French. Visit http://www.judithskillman.com

Kate Litterer received her MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Program for Poets and Writers. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Coconut, The Destroyer, Dusie, Finery, Forklift, Ohio, h_ngm_n, Ilk, inter|rupture, Jellyfish, La Vague, Mistress, NonBinary Review, Phantom Limb, Route Nine Literary Journal, Sixth Finch, Spoke Too Soon, Quaint, the anthology Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation, and the anthology Hysteria. She is pursuing a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she focuses on queer and feminist historiography, butch/femme experience, and archival research. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her two maine coon cats. Her website is katelitterer.com.

Kathryn Hargett‘s poetry has been published in or is forthcoming from the Adroit Journal, Gigantic Sequins, DIALOGIST, the Fem, |tap| magazine, Sierra Nevada Review, and elsewhere. She is a Chinese-American poet from the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama.

Kari Nguyen lives and writes in New Hampshire. She loves food dearly and would never throw a cherry.

Kathleen Kirk is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently Nocturnes (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her poems and prose appear in many print and online magazines, including Arsenic Lobster, Menacing Hedge, Nimrod, Poetry East, and Puerto del Sol. She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life. Visit her blog here.

Keith Higginbotham is a poet and visual artist whose work has appeared recently in the bleed, Moria, Otoliths, and phantom kangaroo. He is the author of Calibration (Argotist Ebooks, 2011), Theme From Next Date (Ten Pages Press, 2011), Prosaic Suburban Commercial (Eratio Editions, 2010), and Carrying the Air on a Stick (The Runaway Spoon Press, 1995). He lives in Columbia, SC.

Kim Hutchinson is a writer and filmmaker, a former Detroiter, and an AmeriCanadian living on the border. Her fiction has appeared in online journals, and her non-fiction has played on television and radio and has been featured in print. Kim’s short films have been in international distribution and played at film festivals in the US and Canada.

Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey not to be confused with New Joisey. He likes talking with pissed off cab drivers and ex-hookers working on their second memoir. He’s been published in a lot of places his mother wouldn’t approve of.

Laura E. Davis is the author of the chapbook Braiding the Storm (Finishing Line, 2012). Her poems are featured or forthcoming in Sweet Lit, Crab Creek Review, and Redactions, among others. The Founding Editor of Weave Magazine, she teaches poetry in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner, Sal.

Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State with rural sea creatures. His work appears in places like Mud Luscious, Juked, Elimae and also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com.

Linda Lynch lives in southern New Mexico on the US/Mexico border. She studied in San Francisco, New York City, and Africa. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Harvard University Art Museums; the Menil Collection, Houston, among many others. http://www.lindalynchstudio.net

Lisa Regen writes fiction and creative non-fiction exploring themes of risk, loss, and contradiction. She lives in North Bend, WA with her husband and two children. She runs a graphic design business and holds a BA in English Literature from DePaul University.

Lizi Gilad is an MFA candidate at UC Riverside’s Low Residency program. Her work is published or forthcoming in Amethyst Arsenic, burntdistrict, Country Dog Review, Melusine, Thrush, and others. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, the daughter of immigrants, and mother of a ten year old lightbulb.

Louis Gallo’s work has appeared or will shortlyappear in Southern Literary Review, FictionFix, Glimmer Train, Hollins Critic,, Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Litro, NewOrleans Review, Xavier Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Missouri Review, BerkeleyFiction Review,Mississippi Review, Texas Review, Baltimore Review, PennsylvaniaLiterary Journal, The Ledge, storySouth, Houston Literary Review, Tampa Review, Raving Dove, The Journal (Ohio),Greensboro Review,and many others. Chapbooks include The Truth Change,The Abomination of Fascination and StatusUpdates. He is the founding editor of the now defunct journals, The Barataria Review and Books: A New Orleans Review. Heteaches at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

Luisa Muradyan is originally from the Ukraine and currently an MFA candidate at Texas State University. She is also an editor for the Front Porch Journal and her work has appeared in Neon and anderbo.com

M. Ann Hull’s work has appeared in 32 Poems, Barrow Street, BOXCAR Poetry Review, and Mid-American Review, amongst others.  She has won the Ed Ochester Award and the Academy of American Poets Prize. A former poetry editor of Black Warrior Review, she holds an MFA from the University of Alabama.

M. LaVigne is beginning to suspect he may actually be a brain in a jar.

Marco Giovenale lives and works in Rome. His blog is http://slowforward.wordpress.com. Some books: A gunless tea (Dusie, 2007), CDK (Tir Aux Pigeons, 2009), anachromisms (Ahsahta, 2014). E-artbooks (as differx) are at http://vuggbooks.randomflux.info/. Paper books of asemic works: Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde, 2008), Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, 2013).

Marcus Speh is a German storyteller and professor based in Berlin. His short fiction collection THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPERM is forthcoming from MadHat Press. He blogs at marcusspeh.com.

Mark Reep is an artist and writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Art Collector, Endicott Journal, Prick of the Spindle, Blue Fifth Review, Metazen, Moon Milk Review, Smash Cake, Gloom Cupboard, Fictionaut Selects, Big City Lit, and Word Riot’s 10th Anniversary Anthology. He is the founding editor of Ramshackle Review and lives and works in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Visit his website and blog

Painter, sculptor, ceramist, mosaic artist and poet Marino Rossetti teaches drawing, painting and mosaic courses in Continuing Education and resides in Rome, Italy.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. A new e-book, Rebuilding the Submarine, will be out soon from Quarter After Press. He is the editor of the ezine Otoliths, & lives on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia.

 

Martha Williams chews her cud and sucks her pen here: www.marthawilliams.org

Matthew Gellman‘s poems are featured in Thrush, Lambda Literary, DIALOGIST, Word Riot, Two Peach, H.O.W. Journal and other publications. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize and a scholarship from the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute. Currently, he lives in New York and is an MFA candidate at Columbia University.

Marga Rubio (Inpoetica). Born in 1970, Madrid. Spain. Illustrator, artist and words collector. Expert in creative tools and tamer of fantastic binomials. Diver in deep ideas and models. Windbreaker hinges, perspectives and docks hunter. Addicted to bread.

Margarita Serafimova has published two collections in Bulgarian, “Animals and Other Gods” (2016) and “Demons and World” (2017). In English, pieces of hers are forthcoming or appear in places like Agenda, Trafika, London Grip, Obra/ Artifact, Noble/ Gas Quarterly, Dark Matter Journal, Window Quarterly/ Patient Sounds, Peacock Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic. Visit her here.

Mary Carroll-Hackett earned an MFA from Bennington College. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Carolina Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Superstition Review, Drunken Boat and The Prose-Poem Project, among others. She was a North Carolina Blumenthal Writer and winner of the Willamette Award for Fiction. Her chapbook, The Real Politics of Lipstick, won Slipstream’s 2010 poetry competition. Another, Animal Soul, was released in 2013 from Kattywompus Press. She founded and teaches in the Creative Writing programs at Longwood University. She also teaches workshops on Writing Grief and Loss, Writing the Body, and Writing the Earth at The Porches Writers Retreat in Virginia. Mary founded and edits The Dos Passos Review, Briery Creek Press, and The Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. Most recently, she co-founded SPACES, an online magazine of art and literature. Mary is currently at work on a collection of personal essays.

Mary Stone Dockery‘s first poetry collection, “Mythology of Touch,” was published by Woodley Press in 2012. She is the author of two chapbooks, “Aching Buttons” (Dancing Girl Press) and “Blink Finch” (Kattywompus Press), both forcoming in 2012. Her poetry and prose has appeared in many fine journals. She current lives in Lawrence, KS where she co-edits the Stone Highway Review.

Matthew Burnside‘s work has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in > kill author, Birdfeast, PANK, Juked, elimae, Contrary, Pear Noir!, decomP, NAP, and Danse Macabre, among others. He is the managing editor of Mixed Fruit, an online literary magazine (http://mixedfruitmagazine.com/). Beginning in the fall, he will be an MFA fiction candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Matthew Chamberlin lives in Virginia, where he also writes. His stories and poems can be found in Apex, Jersey Devil Press, Gone Lawn, Strangelet, Typehouse, and other places.

Matthew Zanoni Müller was born in Bochum, Germany and grew up in Eugene, Oregon and Upstate New York. He recently received his MFA from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and teaches at his local Community College. To learn more about his work and publications, please visit: http://www.matthewzanonimuller.com.

Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who lives between Australia and Germany (particularly Berlin), perhaps following the summer. Matt has been published at The Glass Coin and Magnolia’s Press and will soon be published at Gloom Cupboard and Used Furniture Review. Matt contributes regularly to 52 / 250 A Year of Flash and the blog carnival > Language > Place, and less regularly to F3. You can find more of his work at his website, writing, and then some. Matt is also the founding editor of Pure Slush.

Matthew Dexter lives and breathes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. An expatriate author and poet best known for eating shrimp tacos and drinking enough Pacifico to kill six blue marlins, he’s the Lil Wayne of literature.

Matthew A. Hamilton is a US Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Philippines. His most recent publications can be found at Four and Twenty and Ramshackle Review. He has forthcoming work in LitSnack and The Final Draft. He will begin an MFA in creative writing in December at Fairfield University.

Maureen Alsop, Ph.D. is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Mantic, and Apparition Wren, and several chapbooks. Maureen is an associate poetry editor for the online journal Poemeleon and Inlandia: A Literary Journal. She presently leads a creative writing workshop for the Inlandia Institute/Poets & Writers, and the Rooster Moans. Collaborative poems with poet, Joshua Gottlieb-Miller have recently appeared on Verse Daily, Contrary, Inertia, and Switchback. http://www.maureenalsop.com

Meg Pokrass is a fiction writer in San Francisco. Her debut collection of flash fiction, DAMN SURE RIGHT, will be published in 2011 by Press 53. She has published over one hundred stories and poems. Meg likes lapsang souchong tea and coffee ice cream.

Meg Sefton‘s fiction has been published in Best New Writing, The Dos Passos Review, Connotation Press, Dans Macabre, Atticus Review, Corium Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, Emprise Review, and other on-line and print publications, She lives in Orlando, Florida with her son and her little white dog “Annie.”

Meg Tuites writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, Valpairaso Literary Review, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle, Hawaii Review and Boston Literary Magazine. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. Her novel “Domestic Apparition” (2011) is now available through San Francisco Bay Press. She has a monthly column “Exquisite Quartet” up at Used Furniture Review. Visit her blog here

A Romanian-born writer and brain researcher, Mia Avramut has worked in laboratories and autopsy rooms. She published scientific articles, book chapters and essays. On this side of the Atlantic, her literary work appeared in The Prose-Poem Project and is forthcoming in ‘Conclave: a Journal of Character’.

Mickey Hess is an Associate Professor of English at Rider University, and the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory (Garrett County Press, 2008), which was featured as “Critic’s Choice” in The Chicago Reader, described as “thoroughly humorous” by The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and mentioned online at The New Yorker, Poets & Writers, and USA Today. He writes a column at TheRumpus.Net called “I Will Blurb Any Book Within 24 Hours.” His stories and essays have been published in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: Best of McSweeney’s Humor Category (Knopf, 2005), and such journals as McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, Punk Planet, Fourteen Hills, Pear Noir, Opium Magazine, The Foundling Review, Quick Fiction, and The Rome Review. He won third place of 1400 entries in the McSweeney’s 20-Minute Stories Contest. He is also the author of Is Hip Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music (Praeger, 2007), and the editor of Greenwood Press’s hip hop reference series, for which he has published two edited collections: Icons of Hip Hop (2007), and American Hip Hop: A Regional Guide (2009).

Michael Seidel writes in a former boarding school for Catholic girls overlooking Lake Michigan. Recent stories have appeared or will soon appear in publications like decomP, Dogzplot, JMWW, Kill Author, and Metazen. He blogs athttp://oldstandby.tumblr.com/

Michael J. Solender is frequently on someone’s shit list. Follow his blog at extreme peril here: http://notfromhereareyou.blogspot.com/

Michael Jay Tucker is a former trade press editor. He now teaches English and History in the Boston-area.

While alternately wandering through Rhode Island cemeteries and obsessively watching Twin Peaks, Michael Keenan wrote the chapbook, TWO GIRLS, which was released by Say No Press in 2009. Shortly thereafter he received his MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where he drove a waffle truck around the French Quarter and wrote poems on receipts from Café Du Monde, some of which have appeared in Poetry International, the PEN Poetry Series, Fence, A-Minor Magazine, RealPoetik, Paul Revere’s Horse, Caketrain, Right Hand Pointing, Ad-Hominem Art-Review and Blue Fifth Review, among others. Currently Michael spends his days at Columbia University.

Michelle Casey is a Canadian collage artist/instructor who holds degrees in fine arts and media studies. She teaches visual journaling and vision boarding in Ottawa, Ontario. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio and Legacy magazines and exhibited in numerous venues. Like an archeologist bent on excavating her soul, Michelle uses magazine fragments to reflect upon the experiences of her life.

Michelle Elvy has published work in numerous literary journals and can also be found at Glow Worm. She is the editor at 52|250 as well as VOICES where characters (flawed or not) have there say.

Michelle Reale is an Associate Professor at Arcadia University in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is the author of four poetry collections, the most recent Birds of Sicily by Aldrich Press. Her collection The Marie Curie Sequence is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in March 2017.

Misti Rainwater-Lites is the author of several poetry collections. Her newest novel is Bullshit Rodeo (Blunt Trauma Press). Misti resides in the complacent wilds of rural Texas.

Molia Dumbleton’s fiction and poetry have appeared in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Great Jones Street, Witness, Hobart, and others. She was awarded both the 2013 Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Prize and the 2015 Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University.

Molly Kat is a graduate student of Literature and Literary Theory at Binghamton University and has work published or forthcoming in Omega Magazine, Foothill Poetry Journal, Pedastal Magazine, Muzzle, Corvus, Toad the Journal, Samizdat, H_NGM_N, and many others. She is working on a manuscript called Lucy, a third person experimental prose poetry narrative about a young woman exploring the parameters of existence post-trauma.

M.P. Powers is an American expat living in Berlin. His poetry can be found in The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, Menacing Hedge, Foundling Review, A Clean, Well-lighted Place, and many other fine places. More info here: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/mppowers

Nate Pritts is the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N (2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph ‘zine.

He is the author of seven previous books of poetry, most recently Post Human (2016) from A-Minor Press. Publishers Weekly described his fifth book, Sweet Nothing (2011), as “both baroque and irreverent, banal and romantic, his poems […] arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity.” POETRY Magazine called his The Wonderfull Yeare (2009), “rich, vivid, intimate, & somewhat troubled” while The Rumpus called Big Bright Sun (2010) “a textual record of mistakes made and insights gleaned…[in] a voice that knows its part in self-destruction.”

Pritts is Associate Professor at Ashford University where he serves as Curriculum Lead and Administrative head of the Film program. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of NY state.http://natepritts.com

Neil Serven is a writer, dictionary editor, and competitive candlepin bowler. His stories have appeared in the Beloit Fiction Journal, fwriction : review, Pure Slush, and Washington Square Review. He lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Neila Mezynski was a dancer/ choreographer turned abstract painter/ installation artist/ found object sculptor, photographer.

Nicholas Rys lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio where he writes and makes music.  His cultural essays, reviews and interviews have been featured in places like Hobart, Fanzine, PANK Entropy and Electric Literature.  His fiction and poetry have been published in Witch Craft Magazine, Deluge, Maudlin House, Literary Orphans and many others.  He is an active member of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania-based arts collective and archive, My Idea of Fun, through which he releases music under the moniker Norma Desmond.

Nicola Koh is an MFA student at Hamline University, Their work has appeared in Word Riot, Hemeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, and Rain Taxi Review of Books. Passions include: love, justice, their relationships, honesty, and Tetris.

Nicole Cloutier grew up on a small farm in rural Connecticut. She earned her MFA student at Sarah Lawrence College where she was the Editor in Chief of LUMINA. Now, she very happily writes tweets, among other things, at Praytell Strategy in Brooklyn.

Nicole Lungerhausen holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance grant writer for non-profit organizations. “Tree on Fire” is her first published story.

Nicole Rollender’s work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, The Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, West Branch, Word Riot and others. Louder Than Everything You Love is her first full-length poetry collection (ELJ Publications). She’s the author of the poetry chapbooks Arrangement of Desire (Pudding House Publications, 2007), Absence of Stars (dancing girl press & studio, 2015), Bone of My Bone, a winner in Blood Pudding Press’s 2015 Chapbook Contest, and Ghost Tongue (Porkbelly Press, 2016). She has received poetry prizes from CALYX Journal, Ruminate Magazine and Princemere Journal.

Oliver Loveday, a 61 year old professional artist living in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. His art work is in private and public collections globally. He is also a published writer, spoken word artist, experimental musician, and videographer. Visit him at Loveday Studio

Owen Kaelin alternates his residency between Boston and rural Connecticut. He was a founding member of the web-based writer collective Step Chamber. Currently, he edits the literary webjournal Gone Lawn and is at work developing an indie CRPG.

Peter LaBerge is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent work is featured or forthcoming in PANK, The Louisville Review, DIAGRAM, The Newport Review, Word Riot, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Weave Magazine, and Hanging Loose, among others. He grew up in Connecticut, and currently serves as the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Adroit Journal.

Parker Tettleton is an English major at Kennesaw State University. His work has been accepted by Short, Fast, and Deadly, Mud Luscious, > kill author and elimae, among others. His chapbook Same Opposite was recently published by Thunderclap Press. He blogs at http://parker-augustlight.blogspot.com/

Patrick Trotti is a writer, student, and editor. On good days it’s in that order.

Peter Schwartz‘s words have been featured in Wigleaf, Opium, and the Columbia Review. He’s also an artist, comedian, and dedicated kayaker. More at: www.sitrahahra.com

Paulette Turcotte‘s work continues to explore realities, re-inventing techniques using mixed media to bring the feminine aspect to the digital world, following the spontaneous, natural current, allowing the unconscious, the material and medium to determine direction, the work flows instinctually and she follows the emerging images and lines. Visit her at: http://www.cdrisarts.com/, http://www.bannedpoetry.com/ and http://pauletteturcotte.wix.com/studioturcotte

Peter Tieryas Liu has stories published or forthcoming in the Bitter Oleander, Camera Obscura Journal, decomP, the Evergreen Review, and the Indiana Review. He can be found at tieryas.wordpress.com.

R.S. Bohn keeps things in cigar boxes. None of them, apparently, can exist on lettuce.

Randy Lowens is a bitter old man who lives alone in a small apartment stuffed with books in Richmond, Kentucky.

Ricky Massengale lives with his wife and son in Russellville, AR. His work has appeared in Nebo, RE:AL, Everyday Poets, EarthSpeak, Full Armor, Pond Ripples Magazine, And/Or and the anthologies Daily Flash: 365 Days of Flash Fiction and Isolation. In 2006, a small press published a chapbook of his experimental poetry. He looks for beauty in broken things.

Robyn Carter’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review, NanoFiction, Playboy and other journals. She lives in San Francisco where she works for the school district teaching creative writing to kids.

Robert Kloss is the author of How the Days of Love & Diphtheria and The Alligators of Abraham, both from Mud Luscious Press.

Robert Vaughan’s leads writing roundtables at Redbird- Redoak Writing. His prose and poetry is found in journals such as Elimae, Metazen, Necessary Fiction and BlazeVOX. His short stories are anthologized in Nouns of Assemblage from Housefire, Stripped from P.S. Books and Exquisite Quartet from Used Furniture Review. He is a fiction editor at JMWW magazine, and Thunderclap! Press. He co-hosts Flash Fiction Fridays for WUWM’s Lake Effect. His book, Flash Fiction Fridays, is a print anthology. His blog: http://rgv7735.wordpress.com.

“Mostly I make visual books : graphic novellas and abstract comics  that use asemic writing (asemic writing has no semantic value.) Some are hand-made limited editions, many are commercially printed. The area between visual and verbal languages continues to capture my attention.” –Rosaire Appel

Rose Hunter‘s writing can be found at Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me Home. Her book of poetry, to the river, was published in 2010 by Artistically Declined Press. Poems of hers have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Diagram, PANK, kill author, The Nervous Breakdown, anderbo, Juked, The Toronto Quarterly, Bluestem, and others. She edits the poetry journal YB and lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 

Ross McMeekin’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in publications such as Shenandoah, Folio, PANK, Green Mountains Review, and Tin House (blog). He received a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, edits the literary journal Spartan. Visit him here.

Roxanna Bennett is a Canadian writer whose non-fiction and poetry have been published in numerous North American and UK journals. Her first collection of poems The Uncertainty Principle is available now from Tightrope Books.

Ryan W. Bradley designs book covers and is the author of four chapbooks; a story collection; a novel, Code for Failure; and three poetry collections, including The Waiting Tide. He also collaborated with David Tomaloff on the poetry collection, You Are Jaguar. His novella, Winterswim is forthcoming in December, 2014.

Rusty Barnes grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his B.A. from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Emerson College. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in many journals. After editing fiction for the Beacon Street Review (now Redivider) and Zoetrope All-Story Extra, he co-founded Night Train, a recently reinvented literary journal, which has been featured in the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and on National Public Radio.

Sam Rasnake’s latest collection is Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press).  His works, receiving five nominations for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared recently in OCHO, Wigleaf, Big Muddy, > kill author, BLIP, Poets / Artists, fwriction : review, MiPOesias, Best of the Web 2009, BOXCAR Poetry Review Anthology 2, and Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011.  He edits Blue Fifth Review, an online journal of poetry, flash, and art.

Sara Backer‘s poetry has recently appeared in in The Pedestal, Conclave (Featured Poet), Blueline, Ellipsis, and Hobo Camp Review. She was awarded a Norton Island Artist residency last summer. This year, she is entering first-book poetry contests which has led to a hobby of researching the nature of luck.

RW Spryszak‘s surrealist lemmings have briefly died in Slipstream, The Lost and Found Times, Peculiar Mormyrid, Paper Radio, Mallife, Sub Rosa, and a host of other miasmas over the years. He is currently managing editor of Thrice Publishing and is no relation to anything at hand.

Sara Biggs Chaney received her Ph.D. in English in 2008 and currently teaches first-year and upper-level writing in Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Her most recent chapbook, _Ann Coulter’s Letter to the Young Poets_, was released from dancing girl press in November, 2014. Sara’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in RHINO, Sugar House Review, Juked, Columbia Poetry Review, [PANK], Gargoyle, Thrush Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. You can catch up with Sara at her website, sarabiggschaney.com

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito is a Florida transplant by way of Massachusetts and, briefly, Idaho. Her poetry has appeared in places such as Thrush Poetry Journal, nthposition, THIS Literary Magazine and Short, Fast, and Deadly. She edits the online journal Orion headless and blogs at http://saracomito.wordpress.com

Scott Garson is the author of American Gymnopédies. He edits Wigleaf.

Seth Gall has had work published in China, Canada, and the U.S. His work has appeared in Word Riot, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Nanoism. He is S.H. Gall in decomP Magazine, Nanoism, issues one and 27 of SmokeLong Quarterly, Five Star Literary Stories, and Fictionaut.

Shinjini Bhattacharjee‘s work has been published in Cimarron Review, DecomP, The Indianola Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her chapbook ‘There is No Way to Alter the Gravity for a Doll’ is forthcoming from dancing girl press. She serves as the founding editor of Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal and Press. 

Scot Siegel lives in Oregon. His most recent book is Skeleton Says (Finishing Line Press 2010). http://www.pw.org/content/scot_siegel

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at http://www.simonperchik.com.

Sina Evans is an emerging artist who explores the intersection where the visual and language arts collide, and she often blends the two in crafting a story. A native desert dweller and longtime collector of sand rubies, she and her dog Specks currently call Tucson, Arizona home.

Sophie Mackintosh lives in Glasgow, where she works on poetry and her first novel in between making extravagant coffees. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Neon, Notes from the Underground and Specter, amongst others.  

Stephen Nelson lives in the sky near Glasgow and practises multidimensional simplicity. He was a contributor to The Last Vispo Anthology and recently featured in The Sunday Times Poet’s Corner. His latest book is called Thorn Corners (erbacce-press).

Stephen Welch has been a bookseller in Montreal for thirty years and walks the streets,alleys and industrial sites daily looking with curiosity and wonder, capturing images that engage his eye.

Stevie Edwards is a Lecturer in the English Department at Cornell University, where she recently completed her MFA in creative writing. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Muzzle Magazine and Acquisitions Editors at YesYes Books. Her first book, Good Grief, was published by Write Bloody in 2012 and subsequently received the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award and the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Verse Daily, Indiana Review, Devil’s Lake, Salt Hill, and elsewhere.

Steven Gowin is a corporate video producer in San Francisco. His fiction has appeared in Dark Sky Magazine, The Mendocino Review and The Colorado Quarterly. Gowin in a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Susan Rukeyser lives in the South but hails from New England and dreams of life in the Mojave. Her work appears in SmokeLong Quarterly, Metazen, Stone Highway Review, and Monkeybicycle, among others. She has one novel out for consideration and another in a drawer. Find her here: http://www.susanrukeyser.com

Susan Tepper is the author of four published books of fiction and a chapbook of poetry. Her current title “The Merrill Diaries” (Pure Slush, 2013) is a Novel in Stories. Tepper is a finalist in story/South Million Writers Award 2014. She writes two monthly columns: UNCOV/rd Interviews at Flash Fiction Chronicles and Let’s Talk at Black Heart Magazine. FIZZ, her reading series at KGB Bar, NYC, has run sporadically for seven years. http://www.susantepper.com

Tara Roeder is the author of the chapbooks (all the things you’re not) and Maritime.  Her work has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, The Bombay Gin, Hobart, THRUSH, and other venues.  She is an Associate Professor of Writing in New York City.

Tawnysha Greene currently teaches fiction and poetry writing at The University of Tennessee. Her work has appeared in various literary journals including Wigleaf, PANK Magazine, and Necessary Fiction. Her first novel, A House Made of Stars, is forthcoming from Burlesque Press in 2015.

Teneice Durrant Delgado is a co-founder and poetry editor for Blood Lotus: an online literary journal, and the series editor for Winged City Chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook, Burden of Solace, was just released from Cervena Barva Press.

Thomas O’Connell is a librarian living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia whose short fiction has appeared in The Broken Plate, Caketrain, Staccato Fiction, and Sleepingfish, as well as other print and online journals.

Tereza Vrdoljak is an artist from Austria. Visit her here.

Thomas Mundt lives in Chicago, as do others. He is the author of one short-story collection, You Have Until Noon to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (Lady Lazarus Press, 2011), and the father of one human boy. Read more at http://www.dontdissthewizard.blogspot.com.

Tom Holmes is the founding editor of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, and author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Cave, which won The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013, as well as four chapbooks. His writings about wine, poetry book reviews, and poetry can be found at his blog, The Line Break. Follow him on Twitter: @TheLineBreak

tucker sampson is a poet that lives in Concord New Hampshire. He works on an organic farm with special needs adults.

Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaskan of Sámi heritage living on the small island of Wrangell, Alaska at her fishcamp. Her poetry has appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, Poecology, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Traveling with the Underground People is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in July 2017.

Volodymyr Bilyk was born in the Ukraine and has a degree in journalism. Besides being a visual artist, he’s also a sound producer, video artist, and a collector of films. He is co-editor of the Extreme Writing Community.

Walter Bjorkman is a writer and poet from Brooklyn, NY, now residing in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. His poems and short stories have appeared in various issues of Poets & Artists, O&S, Wilderness House Literary Review, Blue Print Review, Metazen, Dark Chaos, OCHO and MiPoesias. His collection of short stories, Elsie’s World, was published in January 2011. He is Associate Editor of THRUSH Poetry Journal.

Wim Maes creates a new reality in his collages. They can be read as a coherent image, but the spectator immediately senses that something isn’t right. The content delivers absurd images, full of humour that are sometimes critical. The shape of Maes’s collages is rather alienating as well. He opts for old fashioned, yellowed black and white pictures but looks at them from a contemporary angle. The collages are playful and resourceful in their combination and the same time convincing in their design.

Zack Wentz’s work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in New York Tyrant, Weird Tales, Black Clock, >kill author, Golden Handcuffs Review, decomP, Opium, NANO Fiction, Necessary Fiction, Mud Luscious, Nerve, 3: AM, Fiction International, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Word Riot, elimae, Vestal Review, In Posse, and elsewhere. His novel The Garbageman and the Prostitute was published by Chiasmus Press. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of New Dead Families.

Zozie Beatrice is a crazed Milwaukeean and an English major in hiding. She writes more often than she lets on.

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One thought on “Contributors

  1. sodoray says:

    You seem to have really struck a key here. I thought it interesting that your impressive roster of contributors tend to be more literary-visual in focus . Andrew Bowen, Mickey Hess, David Tomaloff, Edmond Caldwell and Volodymyr Bilyk seem to be the exceptions who’ve mentioned at least a minor involvement or interest in the intersection of music and literature.

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