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 “Railroad Phoenix” (Kelsay Books), her poems have appeared in a variety of journals, including The Penn Review, Radar Poetry, SOFTBLOW, The Watershed Review, Inflectionist Review, and elsewhere. Find her at:

Alec Hershman is the author of Permanent and Wonderful Storage (Seven Kitchens, 2019), and The Egg Goes Under (Seven Kitchens, 2017). He has received awards from the KHN Center for The Arts, The Jentel Foundation, The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, VCCA, and The Institute for Sustainable Art, Living, and Natural Design. You can find links to his work online at

Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry, Rattle, Hobart, Plume, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She’s authored five poetry collections, most recently, Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018), and The Dead Kid Poems (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural

Alicia Elkort’s poetry has been published in AGNI, Arsenic Lobster, Black Lawrence Press, Georgia Review, Heron Tree, The Hunger Journal, Jet Fuel Review, Menacing Hedge, Rogue Agent, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, as well as many others. Her poems have been nominated for the Orisons Anthology (2016), A Best of the Net (2018), and the Pushcart (2017 / 2019), and she placed 3rd in the 2019 Poetry Superhighway contest. Alicia reads for Tinderbox Poetry Journal. For more info or to watch her two video poems:

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”.

Amanda Rachel Robins works as a teacher in Missouri. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Apple Valley Review,  Another Chicago Magazine, Sweet Tree Review, Slipstream, The Moth, Literary Mama, Crack the Spine, Atlas and Alice, and others. Her Twitter handle is @RRobins86

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.

Amy Weil is an abstract encaustic and mixed media painter. She studied painting at Tyler School of Art and attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art. Amy is a member of the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn. Her work is in collections in the Unites States and Europe.

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,, 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

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.

Antic-Ham is based in Achill Island, in the West of Ireland with Francis Van Maele and together they run Redfoxpress. She makes artist’s books using various techniques such as digital printing, silkscreen, collage, illustrations and photography since 2005 and participates frequently to book fairs and exhibitions in many countries.

Arnold Frothingbadger McBay‘s work encompasses a spectrum of methods ranging from drawing, sculpture and installation, and most recently has expanded to include sound and animated language/poetry appropriations. He teaches studio courses at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants. His work is in private and public collections across North America and he is represented by Thielsen Galleries of London, ON.

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

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

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 and is looking to publish his first novel.

Beverly Rautenberg is an Interdisciplinary Conceptual Artist. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally including: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA and the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago). Her work has also been included in the 2012 Berlin Biennale, ART Chicago (The Artist Project), AAF (New York City) and LUCCA Art Fair (Milan). In 2015, she was awarded a CHANGE, Inc. Grant (Robert Rauschenberg Foundation). Most recently she was awarded a 2018 Illinois Arts Council Agency, IASP Grant (Individual Artist Support Project), for her recent Solo Exhibition and Catalogue at 57W57ARTS in New York City. Her Work is represented by Morotti Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. Ms. Rautenberg earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Stephanie Brooks and Richard Rezac. She lives and works in Chicago.

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.

Billy Gruner is the Founder Director at WEST Projects International. After completing his Phd in visual art from the University of Sydney, he worked in various associations such as NNAVA, lectured at universities, and designed and developed specialist art programs. Since 2000 he has travelled making exhibitions as a 20th century reductive artist and curating in that field. He is a practising artist, writer and curator working in the emergent artist arena. He has previously held positions on the boards of Raygun Projects, MOP, SNO, and MAP. He currently lives in Mount Tomah in the Greater Blue Mountains at ‘Joalah’, a 1970s historic garden created by the botanist NW Rodd and modernist residence by Corry Barraclough Wilson.

Brendan Sherry’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Juked, The American Journal of Poetry, and New South, and has been featured at Coldfront. He lives and works in Greeneville, TN.

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

Brennan Burnside lives near Myrtle Beach, SC.  He blogs sometimes ( and tweets (@bbburnside).  His work recently appeared in Barnstorm and Fail Better.

Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Minneapolis. Look for her work in The Sun, AGNI, Mid-American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Gargoyle, 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

Bruce J. Berger received his MFA from American University. His short fiction has been published in a variety of literary journals, including Wilderness House Literary Review, Prole, Jersey Devil Press, and others.

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.

Carrie Meijer started making expressive abstract acrylic paintings and gouaches.  Later her work became stricter. By using parallel and horizontal lines intersected by vertical lines, geometric and rhythmic pen drawings were created. She also makes digital prints, embossings, photos and artist’s books and lives and works in Amsterdam NL and regularly exhibits in various places in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Her work is included in the Wilploo collection in Enschede NL and that of the Aldegrever-Gesellschaft e.V. in Münster DE and she works together with Bos Fine Art in Utrecht NL, Kunstlokaal No. 8 in Jubbega NL and galerie Stijl in Eefde NL.

Catee Baugh is a poet whose work has appeared in ArLiJo, Naugatuck River Review, and Modern Grimmoire: A Contemporary Anthology of Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore (Indigo Ink Press). She holds an M.F.A. from George Mason University and is an editor for Gazing Grain Press. Currently, she lives in Maryland.

Charlotte Hamrick’s creative work has been published in numerous online and print journals including  Emerge Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Reckon Review and New World Writing. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for The Citron Review. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets.

Chella Courington is a writer and teacher whose poems and stories appear in numerous anthologies and journals including Spillway, The Collagist, and The Los Angeles Review. Her novella, Adele and Tom: The Portrait of a Marriage, is forthcoming from Breaking Rules Publishing. Originally from the Appalachian South, Courington lives in California with another writer. <>.

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

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 of 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.

Claire S. Lee is a student from Southern California. Her writing has been recognized by Tinderbox Poetry Journal and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and can be found or is forthcoming in Alexandria Quarterly, Rising Phoenix Review, Blue Marble Review, Amaryllis, and *82 Review, among others. She works as the managing editor for COUNTERCLOCK and as an editorial intern for The Blueshift Journal.

Cooper Renner’s poems have mostly appeared under the name Cooper Esteban—online, in The Quarterly with Gordon Lish, and in the collections Mosefolket and Florid Victorian Ornament. New York Tyrant, JMWW, and other magazines have published his flash fiction. His illustrations appear in Triple No. 1 and Triple No. 8 from Ravenna Press and online at The Tommy Plans (Spuyten Duyvil) is his graphic novel. *

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.”

Daniel Mullen is a Rotterdam based abstract architectural painter who was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1985. He graduated in 2011 with a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Mullen has exhibited internationally; London, Vancouver, New York, São Paulo and has had recent museums shows in Curitiba Bienal at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil and Direktorenhaus Museum, Berlin, Germany. His work has also been acquired by notable private and corporate collections. He was recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Daniel Uncapher is an MFA candidate at Notre Dame whose work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Wilderness House Literary Review, Posit, Chicago Literati, and others.

Daisy Bassen is a poet and physician who graduated from Princeton University’s Creative Writing Program and completed her medical training at the University of Rochester and Brown. Her work has appeared in Oberon, McSweeney’s and [PANK] among other journals. She lives in Rhode Island with her family.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly” (2016, 8th House Publishing). His seventh collection “Two Towns Over” was recently selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and is due out March 2018. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

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 Dodd Lee is the author of ten books of poetry, is a visual artist, and Editor-in-Chief of 42 Miles Press.

David Erlewine takes many, many cues from David Brent.

David Greenspan is the author of One Person Holds So Much Silence, forthcoming from Driftwood Press. He’s a PhD candidate in Poetry at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned an MFA from UMass Amherst. His poems have appeared, or will soon, in places like Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, DIAGRAM, Prelude, Sleepingfish, and others.

David Heg is a photographer and educator currently manifesting in the wooded hills of eastern CT. His work has appeared on the cover of Nicolette Wong’s poetry chapbook, Stone Bride Madrigals, and the online zines, Negative Suck, Dark Chaos, A-Minor Magazine, Revolution John, Otoliths and Posit.

David Kjellin has published work in Timglaset zine, Otoliths and Brave New Word and is the author of two chapbooks of visual poetry: Latent possibilities (Timglaset 2018) and liftoff (viktlösheten press 2018). He is coeditor of viktlösheten press. More of his work can be found at https://stillstairwell.tumblr

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:

David Rufo is a Professor of Education at Fordham University. His current academic research examines the self-initiated creativity of children in educational contexts. As a visual artist, his work explores the intersections between perceptual phenomena and autobiographical memory. Dr. Rufo’s writings may be found at and his artwork at

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/editor of over twenty collections of poetry, prose, and criticism, including two volumes of his selected work, Please, No More Poetry (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, a, A Novel was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions. His most recent volume of poetry, Lens Flare, was published by UK’s Guillemot Press. Beaulieu has exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States, and Europe and has won multiple local and national awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Roehampton University and he is the Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. He can be found online at

Diane Scott graduated from Elam with an MFA (first class) in 2012. She was awarded the Elam Prize for Painting and was the winner of the Glaister Ennor Masters Graduate Art Award. She is interested in the qualities that make work atmospheric and visceral, seeing the work as both image and object. Seeking spaces that oscillate from one state to another and resists a singular reading. The search for this atmospheric vibration drives the work.

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:

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. 

Elisabeth Adwin Edwards’s poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, SWWIM, Menacing Hedge, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, River Heron, and other publications. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net. A former regional theater actor, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter in an apartment filled with books.

Elizabeth Sylvia (she/her) is a writer of poems and other lists who lives with her family in Massachusetts, where she teaches high school English and coaches debate. Elizabeth’s work is upcoming or has recently appeared in Salamander, Pleiades, Soundings East, J Journal, RHINO, Main Street Rag, and a bunch of other wonderful journals. She is currently working on a verse investigation of the writer Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard.

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

Emily Patterson is a curriculum designer, poet, and mother. Her work appears in Minerva Rising, Literary Mama, The Sunlight Press, Oyster River Pages, Sheila-Na-Gig, Anti-Heroin Chic, Mothers Always Write, and elsewhere. Her chapbook So Much Tending Remains is forthcoming from Kelsay Books.

Erica Goss is the winner of the 2019 Zocalo Poetry Prize. Her collection, Night Court, won the 2017 Lyrebird Award from Glass Lyre Press. Recent and upcoming publications include Creative Nonfiction, North Dakota Quarterly, Spillway, Redactions, Consequence, Slant, The Sunlight Press, The Pedestal, San Pedro River Review, and Critical Read. Erica served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA, from 2013-2016. She edits the newsletter Sticks & Stones.

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. (

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

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

(b. 1960 Mexico City) Son of exiled Nicaraguan poet and politician, Ernesto Marenco was surrounded from childhood by artists, painters, writers and poets, that had been exiled to Mexico from the Spanish Civil War, and countries in Central and South America. Marenco is an artist, or visual poet, who has more than 35 years translating the language of poetry to everyday objects. His objects express a particular and committed manner and a great sense of humor. The artist has exhibited his work in international galleries and museums and produced more than 20 covers for books in Latin America, mainly poetry books, placing him as one of the leading representatives of contemporary Mexican art objects. Marenco currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.

Born in the upper Midwest, Eric Schunk received his Bachelor’s degree at Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master’s degree at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, both in architecture.  He is currently a senior designer in a large architectural firm in Atlanta, Georgia.  Evenings and weekends are filled with plein air fountain pen sketching and drawing studies of iconic structures, Art Deco subjects, and mechanical pencil portraiture.  Eric’s works can be found at

Eryk Wenziak serves as editor at 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.

Evan Burkin (he/him) is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. His work has been published or is forthcoming in THRUSH, Birdcoat Quarterly, The Madrigal, Sur, Inklette, Ayaskala, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere.

Evangeline Wright recently completed an MFA in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her husband and children in Pennsylvania and balances the solitude of writing with her work as a poverty law attorney. 

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 and

Federico Federici is a physicist, translator and writer. His works have appeared in «3:AM Magazine», «Jahrbuch Der Lyrik», «Poet Lore», «Raum», «Sand», «Trafika Europe», «Magma» and others. Among his books: “Requiem auf einer Stele” (2018); “Liner notes for a Pithecanthropus Erectus sketchbook” (2018) with a foreword by SJ Fowler and the asemic/concrete album “A private notebook of winds” (2019).

Foster Trecost writes stories that are mostly made up.

Francis Van Maele runs Redfoxpress on an island off the west coast of Ireland that produces screen printed limited editions. Redfoxpress publishes books of visual poetry and works inspired by Dada and Fluxus, All their books are hand made in their studios on the edge of the Atlantic.

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. 

Gary Percesepe is the author of eleven books, including three published in 2021: Moratorium: Collected Stories (Atmosphere Press), Gaslight Opera (Poetry Box), and Light Turnout (Finishing Line Press).  He resides in White Plains, New York, and teaches philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx.

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 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  

Gillian Esquivia Cohen is a teacher with a B.A. in English from Boston University and an M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Columbia University who lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

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.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino is founding editor of the online poetry journal, EratioFor more from the novel Suicide by Language, visit

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.

Hannah Radeke is a poet and photographer living in Chicago. They studied art history and creative writing in undergrad.

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 is Corn Exchange. She is the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief for THRUSH Poetry Journal. Find her here:

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.

Holly Day (‘s writing has recently appeared in Analog SF, The Hong Kong Review, and Appalachian Journal, and her hobbies include kicking and screaming at vending machines.

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 Gooda 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.

Ilaria Maria Sala is a writer, a ceramic artist, a journalist, a photographer and a poet based in Hong Kong. Her poetic work has appeared in Voice and Verse; Asian Cha; Hong Kong Protesting and other publications. She writes mostly in English and Italian – like her last two books, L’Eclissi di Hong Kong (ADD editore, 2022), essays and poems about Hong Kong, and Pechino 1989 (Edizioni Una Città), a photographic essay.

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

Jacqueline Doyle’s flash fiction chapbook The Missing Girl is available from Black Lawrence Press. She has flash published or forthcoming in Threadcount, The Café Irreal, Cheap Pop, Everyday Genius, matchbook, Wigleaf, and Hotel Amerika. She won Midway Journal’s 2017 flash contest, judged by Michael Martone. Find her online at

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.

Jacob Schepers is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises. His writing has appeared in Verse, [PANK], Tupelo Quarterly, The Fanzine, and Entropy, among others. He teaches in the University Writing Program and Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Irishman, James Claffey is the author of the short fiction collection, Blood a Cold Blue, from Press 53, and his novel, The Heart Crossways, is available from Thrice Publishing. 

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.

James Miller won the Connecticut Poet Award in 2020. His poems have appeared in Cold Mountain Review, The Maine Review, Across the Margin, Lunch Ticket, Gravel, Juked, Meat for Tea, Main Street Rag, Plainsongs, The Atlanta Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Rogue Agent, Sweet Tree Review, Thin Air, The Inflectionist Review and elsewhere.

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.

Jason Olson of Write Turnz has been making pens for well over a decade. In 2016, he focused his craft on solely creating hand-made custom pens using exotic woods and poured resins. Each pen begins with a concept that is brought to life with a precise hand-drawn blueprint. The blueprints here were limited-edition pens that were sold to collectors. Jason can be contacted at

Jay Merill lives in London UK. Her short-story collections published by Salt, are: ‘Astral Bodies’ and ‘God of the Pigeons’. She has prose forthcoming in Del Sol Review, Hobart, Psychopomp and The London Magazine. Further work has appeared in Entropy, Eunoia Review, Gravel, Occulum, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf and other greats.

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.

Jeff Gibbs is originally from rural Florida. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona and currently lives in Istanbul where he has been working on a series of dystopic short stories about the city, some of which have appeared in Word Riot, Eclectica, Opiate and Little Truths Big Fictions.

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 Karetnick‘s fourth full-length book is The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, September 2020), a CIPA EVVY winner, an Eric Hoffer Poetry Category Finalist, and a Kops Fetherling Honorable Mention. She is also the author of Hunger Until It’s Pain (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming spring 2023).  Co-founder and managing editor of SWWIM Every Day, she has had work in The Comstock Review, december, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Poet Lore,, and elsewhere. See

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.

Jen Michalski is the author of the novels The Summer She Was Under Water and The Tide King (both Black Lawrence Press), a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books), and two collections of fiction (From Here; and Close Encounters). Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Poets & Writers. She’s been named as “One of 50 Women to Watch” by The Baltimore Sun and “Best Writer” by Baltimore Magazine. She is the editor and founder of the literary journal jmww.

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 Come see a virtual graveyard of stories that didn’t make it out of toddler-hood.

Jessica Lampard graduated from the University of Victoria’s creative writing program, and has since worked as a technical writer, editor, and book reviewer. She is currently writing a collection of short stories. Her work has appeared in The Tyee, The Coastal Spectator, Wink Books, and elsewhere.

Artist, poet, and freelance writer, J.I. Kleinberg is a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee. Her found poems have appeared in Diagram, Entropy, Heavy Feather Review, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and posts most days at

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:

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

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.

Joanne Mallari holds an MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her poems are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Palimpsest, and The MacGuffin. She reviews young adult fiction and poetry collections for

John Washington is a former Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design and lives and works in Greater Manchester, UK. He now works as a digital collage artist and produces work that has been exhibited; published in magazines; sold to private buyers and used on album covers.

Jon Cowan was born in 1982 in Temple, Texas. They attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where they earned a BFA in 2006. They participated in numerous exhibitions including shows at Simuvac Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY; the Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn NY; c2c projects, San Francisco, CA; Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY; Good Naked, Brooklyn, NY; and TSA New York, Brooklyn NY. They live and work in Brooklne, MA.

Jonathan Dubow has recent poems in Devil’s Lake, Isacoustic, Waccamaw and elsewhere. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and teaches at Shippensburg University.

Jonathan B. Aibel is a poet who spends his days wrestling software to the ground as an engineer specializing in quality and testing. His poems have been published, or will soon appear, in Ocean State Review, Soundings East, Pangyrus, Sweet Tree Review, Rogue Agent, Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. 

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.

Jude Marr (they, them) is a Pushcart-nominated nonbinary poet. Jude’s full-length collection, We Know Each Other By Our Wounds, came out from Animal Heart Press in 2020. Their work has appeared in many journals, including ONE Magazine, Cherry Tree, SWWIM Every Day, and Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art. 

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

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.

Jon Riccio is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. His work appears in print or online at Booth, The Cincinnati Review, Hawai’i Review, Permafrost, Switchback, and Waxwing, among others. A 2018 Lambda Poetry Fellow, he received his MFA from the University of Arizona.

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.

Joseph Barral is a painter and graphic artist. His Brooklyn studio / darkroom is where he creates his pieces. Working back and forth between several pieces, Joseph’s work combines, and sometimes blurs the lines between his two passions; painting and photography.

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.

Judith Skillman’s new book is Premise of Light, Tebot Bach. She is the recipient of grants from Artist Trust & Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in Seneca Review, Cimarron Review, Zyzzyva, Nasty Women Poets & other journals & anthologies. Visit

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:

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 ReviewThe 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.

Kami Westhoff‘s chapbook, Sleepwalker, won the 2016 Dare to Be Award from Minerva Rising and her collaborative chapbook, Your Body a Bullet, was recently published by Unsolicited Press. Her work has appeared in journals including Meridian, Carve, Third Coast, Phoebe, West Branch, the Pinch, and Waxwing. She teaches creative writing at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

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

Kathleen Hellen is the author of the award-winning collection Umberto’s Night and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net, and featured on Poetry Daily, her poems have won prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review.

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.

K.E. Duffin’s work has appeared in Agni, The Carolina Quarterly, Crannóg, Kestrel, The Main Street Rag, The Moth, Poetry Salzburg Review, Raintown Review, Scintilla, Slant, Southern Poetry Review, Thrush, and other journals. King Vulture, a book of poems, was published by the University of Arkansas Press.

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.

Kelly R. Samuels is the author of the collection All the Time in the World (Kelsay Books) and two chapbooks: Words Some of Us Rarely Use and Zeena/Zenobia Speaks. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee with work appearing in The Massachusetts Review, RHINO, and The Pinch.

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.

Kyle Vaughn’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Adbusters, The Boiler, Drunken Boat, Poetry East, Vinyl, and Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions).  His photography in Annalemma and Holon. His non-fiction book A New Light in Kalighat, featuring photos and stories about children in the Kalighat red light district in Kolkata, India, was published in 2013. His classroom curriculum book Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises was released in 2018 (NCTE Books). [] [] twitter: @krv75 [] insta:  @kylev75

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.

Laura Page is a poet and artist from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in numerous places online and in print, most recently in The Hunger, Yes Poetry, Anomaly, and The Rumpus. She is the author of epithalamium which won Sundress Publications’ 2017 chapbook competition. She is the founding editor of Virga Magazine.

Laurie Kolp’s poems have appeared in the Southern Poetry Anthology VIII: Texas, Stirring, Whale Road Review, Pith, Rust + Moth, and more. Her poetry books include the full-length Upon the Blue Couch and chapbook Hello, It’s Your Mother. An avid runner and lover of nature, Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Laurinda Lind lives in the U.S. in New York, close by Canada. Poems have appeared in Anomaly Literary Journal, Sonic Boom, and Spillway; also anthologies Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers) and AFTERMATH (Radix). She is a Best of the Net nominee.

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

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.

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 shortly appear in Southern Literary Review, Fiction Fix, Glimmer Train, Hollins Critic, Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Litro, New Orleans Review, Xavier Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Missouri Review, Berkeley Fiction Review,Mississippi Review, Texas Review, Baltimore Review, Pennsylvania Literary 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 Status Updates. He is the founding editor of the now defunct journals, The Barataria Review and Books: A New Orleans Review. He teaches 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

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.

Madhat Kakei is an Iraqi artist whose work has been exhibited internationally since the 1970s. He currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and he has studios in Sweden, Japan and France.

Maggie Blake Bailey has poems published or forthcoming in Tar River, Ruminate, San Pedro River Review and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Bury the Lede, is available from Finishing Line Press and her full-length debut, Visitation, will be available from Tinderbox Editions in spring 2019. For more work, please visit and follow @maggiebbpoet on Twitter.

Marco Giovenale lives and works in Rome. His blog is Some books: A gunless tea (Dusie, 2007), CDK (Tir Aux Pigeons, 2009), anachromisms (Ahsahta, 2014). E-artbooks (as differx) are at 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

Mark Reep is an artist, writer, and gardener. He lives and works in New York’s Finger Lakes region.

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:

Matt Dennison is the author of Kind Surgery, from Urtica Press (Fr.) and Waiting for Better, from Main Street Rag Press. His work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael DickesSwoonMarie Craven and Jutta Pryor.

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 ( 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:

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.

Originally from Cleveland, OH and a graduate of Oberlin College and Purdue University’s MFA program, Matthew Kilbane is a PhD candidate at Cornell University. My poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, DIAGRAM, the Best of the Net Anthology and elsewhere, and are the recipient of a Pushcart Prize nomination and Academy of American Poets Prize.

Maureen Alsop is the author of four poetry collections.

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

Meikel S. Church is a North Little Rock, Arkansas based collage/mixed-media artist who challenges concepts of perception through his artwork. Meikel started creating collage in 2013 and quickly became addicted to the absurdity of taking found images, mostly from old books and magazines, and reimagining the meaning and context of the original intent. Meikel is drawn to old, stained, worn, rusted, and torn images.

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 at

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

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 their 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.

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon). which won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement in 2016 Her blog Miriam’s Well ( has 1500 daily readers.

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:

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.

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.

Nicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist who walks the desert with her son J.J. in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013), and Circe (Lowbrow Press, 2011). Her poetry film collaborations with Cheryl Gross have been shown across the world. She has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center, and with Red Hen’s WITS program. She is the creator of The Poetry Circus and collaborator on the Nevermore Poetry Festival. She currently teaches at Knight High School.

From the depths of the rural Midwest, Nicholas Alti is a barely-functioning occultist wannabe with trigeminal neuralgia and poor timing. Nicholas is an assistant editor for fiction and poetry at The Black Warrior Review. Other panicked yowls have found homes at DIALOGIST, Rivet, Drunk Monkeys, Contrary, and Puerto del Sol.

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.

Nick Hilbourn lives in Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in Stoneboat, Word Riot and Modern Poetry Quarterly Review among others. He is a writer for, an online pop culture magazine. His chapbook, Pacha, is forthcoming from Kattywompus Press. Visit his blog,

Nick Tyson is a paper obsessed fiend living in the western suburbs of Chicago, where they are always on the hunt for the next best burger.

Nico Vassilakis is the author of several books of poetry. He co-edited The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics Books) with Crag Hill. He was also a founder of Seattle’s long-running Subtext reading series. His text-based work concerns the visual phenomenology of experiencing text, and his visual work pushes the outer limits of text’s possibility within words. Nico’s website is Staring Poetics – He lives in NYC.

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 Wyke 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.

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

Patty Paine is the author of Grief & Other Animals (Accents Publishing), The Sounding Machine (Accents Publishing), and three chapbooks. She edited Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry and The Donkey Lady and Other Tales from the Arabian Gulf. Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Blackbird, Adroit, Gulf Stream, Waxwing, Thrush, The South Dakota Review, and other publications. She is the founding editor of Diode Poetry Journal, and Diode Editions, and is Director of Liberal Arts & Sciences at VCUarts Qatar.

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

After 35 years of living, writing poetry, and procreating in Milwaukee, Paul Scot August sent his kids off to college, sold nearly everything, hopped in his car with his dog Kylie, and moved across the universe to the tropical paradise known as Pittsburgh. After getting married and buying a house, he has spent the past year building a model railroad in his basement based on the town of Mondovi, Wisconsin, a place you will never visit.

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:, and

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.

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:

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

Petra Schulze-Wollgast — is an artistic discoverer in outdated printmaking techniques — she writes abstract typographics with old typewriters, dry transfer letters and movable types in letterpress — she’s duplicating her work with old Gestetner mimeographs — making artist’s books from her work and publishes them as Plaugolt SatzWechsler (psw) — and she is the creator of ToCall magazine and TYPEWRITTEN artists’ book series.

Rammer Martínez Sánchez is a graphic designer, calligrapher, illustrator, comic book artist, and poet from NYC. He co-Founded the spoken word series Word at 4F in 2013. He’s in various comic book anthologies and other print and online literary journals; he has featured in various spoken word series. He has done chalk calligraphy and mural work for various restaurants, of which one was featured in The Wall Street Journal in November 2016.

Rashi Rohatgi‘s fiction has appeared in The Misty Review and Boston Accent Lit, and her poetry in Allegro, Anima, and Lunar Poetry. She lives in arctic Norway.

Risa Denenberg is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, publisher of lesbian/bi/trans poetry. She publishes poetry book reviews at the Rumpus and other venues and curates The Poetry Café, an online meeting place where poetry chapbooks are reviewed. She has published three full length collections of poetry, most recently, “slight faith” (MoonPath Press, 2018). 

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:

Roger W. Hecht has poems forthcoming in Gargoyle and Redactions. His have appeared in Diagram, A-Minor, Puerto del Sol, and other journals. His chapbook, Witness Report, was recently issued by Finishing Line Press. He teaches literature and creative writing at SUNY Oneonta.

Richard Lyons has published four books of poems.  In early 2020, his HEART HOUSE won the Emrys Chapbook Competition judged by Joseph Millar.  His work has appeared in such venues as The Nation The New Republic, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, and The Paris Review.

Richard van der Aa lives and works in Paris, France. Born in New Zealand, he studied painting at the Ilam School of Fine art (University of Canterbury), and he completed a Master of Fine Arts at COFA (University of NSW). A recurring concern in van der Aa’s work is to locate painting at the point of tension which exists between object and image. Put another way – he tends to work in the space between figuration and abstraction.

Rosaire Appel is an artist exploring relationships among sound, text and image. She draws and photographs, and sometimes combines the two.  She uses ink and she uses the sun. These visual poems are from a series created in 2020. Her work is featured in “Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry”, just published by Timglaset ( Her most recent book is Conona Panic Score: raging visual-sound ‘music’ drawn on vintage sheet music paper (available on Amazon). Her work has appeared in Sand Journal, The Diagram, Agni Review and has been exhibited internationally. Her website is: Instagram is @rapplex.

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 has pumped gas, painted houses, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and now works in marketing. He is the author of eight books, including Nothing but the Dead and Dying. He received his MFA from Pacific University and lives in Oregon.

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.

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.

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.

Sacha Archer is a writer and visual artist, as well as being the editor of Simulacrum Press ( Archer’s first full-length collection of poetry, Detour, was published by gradient books (2017), followed by Zoning Cycle (Simulacrum Press, 2017). His most recent chapbooks are 2068 (Simulacrum, 2018), and upROUTE (above/ground press, 2017). He has a chapbook of visual poems forthcoming from Inspiritus Press entitled TSK oomph. His website is Archer lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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,

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

Sarah Walko has a BA in studio art practices from the University of Maryland and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. For the past twelve years she has curated for institutions, non-profits and independent projects. She served as director of two arts organizations and is a contributing writer on contemporary art, literature and film for numerous publications. She is currently the Director of Education and Community Outreach at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey. Recent Curatorial projects include Voice with artist Fernando Orellana in SpringBreak Art Show (March 2018), Approaching Vibrancy at Morris Arts, NJ (March 2018), Everything Else is too Narrow at Baerum Kunstall in Oslo, Norway (October 2016). Recent Exhibitions include Case Studies at Gallery Aferro (Newark, NJ), Rewoven, Innovative Fiber Arts (Queens Community College, NY), I Embody (Marietta College, OH).

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.

Shannon K. Winston earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Kentucky Review, Gingerbread House, Zone 3, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Her first poetry collection, Threads Give Way (Cold Press), was published in 2010. She teaches in Princeton University’s Writing Program.

Shay Galloway studied creative writing at Utah State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in 2012. She received her MFA from Roosevelt University in 2017. Her work has appeared in Origami Journal, Adanna, The Write Launch and The Lindenwood Review. She currently resides in Tacoma, Washington and teaches at Pierce College.

Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist living in Pittsburgh. Her most recent poetry collection, MOSTLY HUMAN, won the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize from BrickHouse Books. Her debut essay collection will be published by CLASH Books in 2023. She directs the MFA program at Chatham University. During the pandemic, she began a regular painting practice. Visit her at http://www.Sheila

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).

Scott Strom (he/him) is a queer writer from Chicago with a BA in Playwriting and Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His work has been featured in SAND, Into the Void, streetcake magazine, Columbia Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in Rattle and peculiar: a queer literary journal.

Simon Perchik‘s poetry has appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker and elsewhere.

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.

Steve Gergley is the author of the short story collection, A Quick Primer on Wallowing in Despair (LEFTOVER Books ’22), and the forthcoming novel, Skyscraper (West Vine Press ’23). His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Barren Magazine, New World Writing, and others. In addition to writing fiction, he has composed and recorded five albums of original music. He tweets @GergleySteve. His fiction can be found at:

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 Cronin studied at Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College, and The New School, where she earned an MFA. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Mid-American Review, Gingerbread House, Josephine Quarterly, Nashville Review, DMQ Review, and Visitant.

Susan L. Leary is the author of Contraband Paradise (Main Street Rag, 2021) and the chapbook, This Girl, Your Disciple (Finishing Line Press, 2019), which was a finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize and a semi-finalist for the Elyse Wolf Prize with Slate Roof Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Tahoma Literary Review, Cherry Tree, Tar River Poetry, Jet Fuel Review, JMWW, and Pithead Chapel. She teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Miami.

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:

Susan Tepper is a twenty year writer and the author of ten published books of fiction and poetry. Her current project is an Off-Broadway Play concerning the artist Jackson Pollock in his later years.

Susan Triemert holds an MA in Education and an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Her essays, stories and poems have been published in places like Colorado Review, Gone Lawn, and Pithead Chapel. She is assistant non-fiction editor at Pithead Chapel and non-fiction editor at Red Fez. You can find her work at or on Twitter at @SusanTriemert 

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.

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

Theodore Worozbyt is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Alabama and Georgia Arts Councils. His books are The Dauber Wings, Tuesday Marriage Death, Letters of Transit, Smaller Than Death, and Echo’s Recipe. He teaches at Georgia State University. 

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

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.

Tim Maxwell’s drawings are influenced by Celtic illuminated manuscripts, medieval depictions of the Last Judgment, human ornamentation, and the self-help quality of punk and hardcore music. He has had solo shows at Marvelli, Derek Eller, and RARE Gallery and has been included in group exhibitions at White Columns and Massimo Audiello Inc. in New York, as well as Galerie Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker and Art on Paper magazine. Tim Maxwell was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1978 and lives and works in New York City. He received his BFA from Penn State University in 2002, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2004.

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

Toti O’Brien is the Italian Accordionist with the Irish Last Name. She is the author of Other Maidens (BlazeVOX, 2020), An Alphabet of Birds (Moonrise, 2020), In Her Terms (Cholla Needles, 2021), Pages of a Broken Diary (Pski’s Porch, 2022). 

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.

Wilma Vissers is a visual artist who is based in Groningen in the Netherlands. She is inspired by travelling and staying in North European countries like Iceland, Ireland and Scotland. Her ideas and materials are often found in Artist residencies on location. The artworks vary between painting and sculpting. She often works with rough organic materials, which inspire her due to the connection to Minimalistic and Arte Povera movements. Wilma researches the ideas of what painting is and what form it can take. She can be found at:

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.

Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1968, where he still lives and works, Wim Nival studied painting, ceramics and graphics. Now he mainly makes objects, collages and graphic works, for which he uses existing materials as a starting point. In all his works – that are in collections in many different countries – he strives for a simplicity.

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.


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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