Carol Alexander‘s books include Environments (Dos Madres Press, 2018), Habitat Lost (Cave Moon Press, 2017) and Bridal Veil Falls (Flutter Press, 2013). Her works have appeared in many anthologies and journals. Her Twitter handle is Calex212.

Drew Attana, a southern California native,  has had fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear in Phoebe, Gulf Stream, Cargo, Paper Nautilus, SHARK REEF, Common Ground, HelloHorror, Merrimack, West Trade, and Apeiron. His first chapbook, The Forever Parade, was published by Finishing Line in 2016. He lives and writes down in Cajun country, where he also teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Contact him on Twitter – @drewattana and Instagram – @drewromance.

Rob Carney is the author of four previous books of poems, most recently 88 Maps (Lost Horse Press, 2015), which was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, as well as the forthcoming collection The Book of Sharks (Black Lawrence Press). In 2014 he received the Robinson Jeffers/Tor House Foundation Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in Cave Wall, Columbia Journal, and many others, and he writes a regularly featured series called “Old Roads, New Stories” for Terrain: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments. He lives in Salt Lake City. 

Bailey Cohen is an Ecuadorian-American poet and essayist studying English with a Creative Writing track and Politics with an emphasis on First Amendment law and immigration law at New York University. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Spires Literary Magazine, West 10th, The Minetta Review, Projector Magazine, and more. He can be found on twitter @BaileyC213, where he is always sharing poems, full of wonder.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen has published three collections of short stories, most recently Swarm to Glory (Wiseblood Books). Her awards include two Notable Essay citations from Best American Essays, the Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize; the Lawrence Foundation Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review; and four awards from the Illinois Council of the Arts. Her essays and short stories have appeared in American Fiction, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, The Gettysburg Review, The Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Pinch, Black Warrior Review, Brevity, and many other journals. A professor at Columbia College Chicago, Garnett co-editsPunctuate, A Nonfiction Magazine.  Find her at this address:

Douglas Cole has published four collections of poetry and a novella. His work appears in anthologies such as Best New WritingBully Anthology, and Coming Off The Line as well as journals such as The Chicago Quarterly Review, Chiron, The Galway Review, Red Rock Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Slipstream. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart and Best of the Net, and has received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry, judged by T.R. Hummer; the Best of Poetry Award from Clapboard House; First Prize in the “Picture Worth 500 Words” from Tattoo Highway. His website is You can also reach him on Facebook:  and Twitter:

Deborah H. Doolittle has lived in lots of different places but now calls North Carolina home.  Before setting out to teach at Coastal Carolina Community College, she wakes up before sunrise and writes until she hears the first bird song of the dawn chorus.   The author of No Crazy Notions, That Echo, and  Floribunda, some of her work has recently appeared or will soon appear in Barbaric Yawp, Mudfish, Pinyon, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Wild Violet.

Christian Duran‘s art have been published in: Saw Palm, Florida Literature and Art, The Nowhere Man, a novel by Marlon Fick, and 100+ Degrees in the Shade: A Survey of South Florida by [NAME] Publications. Duran was also featured in two books by Schiffer Publishing Ltd,: 100 Southern Artist and Miami Contemporary Artists. He received a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grant and an Artist in Residence at La Fundación Valparaiso in Almería, Spain.

Minnesota resident Lawrence F. Farrar is a former Foreign Service officer with multiple postings in Japan and Washington, DC. He also served in Germany and Norway, and short-term assignments took him to more than thirty countries, from Iran to China and Tanzania to Venezuela. Prior to his diplomatic service, Farrar spent five years on active duty in the Navy, including three years in Japan. He has degrees from Dartmouth and Stanford. Farrar’s stories have now appeared seventy times or so in literary magazines. They often draw on his military and diplomatic experience. A common theme involves a protagonist encountering the customs and values of a foreign culture. His Twitter handle is @northoakswriter.

Jeff Fearnside’s poetry has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including The Fourth River, Permafrost, Blue Earth Review, Clackamas Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest (University of Washington Press, 2016), an anthology of writers who have been awarded residencies at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. His chapbook Lake, and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land (Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 2011) won the Peace Corps Writers 2012 Poetry Award. He lives with his wife and their two cats in Corvallis, where he teaches at Oregon State University.

Taylor Fedorchak lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In 2016, she received her BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Salisbury University. Her writing has been published in journals such as GravelPittsburgh Poetry Review, decomP, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Red Earth Review. She will begin her graduate studies in poetry at New Mexico State University this fall.

Christa Forster’s poetry has appeared in anthologies, print and online journals; her feature-length work, in national and regional publications; her performance work, onstage in Houston, New York City, Austin, and New Orleans. While earning her MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, she served as poetry editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.  Also an educator, Christa has taught poetry workshops to adults, teens, and children through Inprint, Writers in the Schools, and The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer. She teaches high school English at The Kinkaid School in Houston, TX. Reach her @xtaforster on Twitter and Instagram.

Carol Hamilton has recent publications in Southwestern American Literature, Paper Street, Cold Mountain Review, Common Ground, Calliope, Louisiana Review, U. S.1 Worksheet, Birmingham Literary Arts, Sandy River Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, Haight-Ashbury Poetry Review, Homestead Review, U.S.1Worksheet and others. She has published 17 books. The most recent is SUCH DEATHS from the Purple Flag series at VAC Press of Chicago. She is a former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. Visit her website

Alyssa Hazel is a graduating senior studying English in Creative Writing at Salisbury University, where she was the fiction editor on the student journal Scarab.  Find her on Twitter @AlyHWrites.

Teresa Hommel is an emerging writer of short fiction. Her stories have appeared in Rosebud, SLAB, and Santa Fe Literary Review. She is also working on a memoir. She grew up in Missouri and now lives in New York City.

Bobby Horecka is a final year graduate student at the University of Houston-Victoria and adjunct English instructor at nearby Victoria College, but mostly, he’s a recovering journalist, have covered the real backroads of Texas for the last quarter century. Aside from countless news pieces written for newspapers, magazine, TV and radio, he remains unknown as a fiction writer, having just begun submitting to various literary magazines and journals in late January 2018. He hopes publications like these will allow him to emerge, as it were, a writer of different sort. Find him at,, and

Kim Karras has received a degree in English from the University of Utah. She is the author of Accidentally Me, a YA novel from Cedar Fort press. Her short fiction has appeared in the Apalachee Review.

Bill Marsh is a writer and teacher based in Chicago. His work has appeared in Writing on the EdgeEOAGHThe Last VispoSidebrow, and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, among other journals and anthologies. In the early 2000s he curated the Heretical Texts book series (Factory School) featuring poets and writers from the U.S. and abroad. His books and chapbooks include Plagiarism: Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education (2007), Recycler’s Handbook (2001), and Making Flutes (1998). Bill can be reached on Twitter (@buzzcampo) and Facebook (

Since 2001, Donald McMann has worked as a professor in the English department of McEwan University. Before that, he worked as a communications practitioner, which involved everything from copywriting and editing to directing campaigns. He has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Wales: Trinity St. David, as well as an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. His short story “Strip Malls Can Change Your Life” appeared in the inaugural issue of the Lampeter Review in 2010. In his spare time, he sings (badly) and golfs (also badly), and he’s an unapologetic car nut.

James Metzger lives in the space of translation between coincidence and serendipity. Recent literary work magnifies the details just beyond explicit understanding, where nothing is personal yet everything is, while his current theatrical work with Eyezen Presents strives to elevate the stories of queer ancestors. His writing has been published online, in print and anthologized, but his best work often takes place on the dance floor. Links to additional writing and creative projects can be found at FB: James Edward Metzger. IG: @0ftaway.

Rebecca Monroe lives in Montana in a log cabin by a river and has been writing for most of her life. She has over 100 published stories and a book of short stories Reaching Beyond published by Bellowing Ark Press. Along with writing, she loves to read, take long walks with Dodge, her yellow Labrador retriever and volunteer at the local animal shelter.

Daniel Edward Moore’s poems have been published in journals such as: The Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, Columbia Journal, New South, and others. His poems are currently at Mandala, Lullwater Review, december Magazine, The Big Windows Review, Natural Bridge Literary Journal, Scalawag Magazine, Sweet Tree Review, Tule Review  Hot Metal Bridge and Fire Poetry JournalHe has poems forthcoming in Weber Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Stillwater Review, West Texas Literary Review, Hawaii Review and Blue Fifth ReviewHis book  Confessions Of A Pentecostal Buddhist can be found on Amazon. He lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. Visit Daniel at

Keith Moore is a native New Englander with an advanced degree in literature from the University of Oklahoma. “Parched and Wild Roots” is his first published short story; his writing has also appeared in the Boston Globe. He lives just outside of Boston, MA. Reach him on Twitter @70srarities and on Facebook

Leah Oates has had solo shows in NYC at Susan Eley Fine Art, The Arsenal Gallery, The Center for Book Arts, The Brooklyn Public Library and the MTA Arts & Design Light Box Project at 42nd Street. Oates has been part of group shows in NYC at The Pen and Brush Gallery, Nurture Art Gallery, Momenta Art, and at Denise Bibro Fine Art. Works on paper by Oates are in numerous public collections including The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Libraries and the Franklin Furnace Archive at MoMA, NYC. Oates is a Fulbright Fellow for study at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Reach her at, and

Rich Perin was born and raised in Australia, the son of Italian immigrants. In 1994, he escaped to the USA and has been on the run ever since. After several years based in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, Rich is currently holed-up in Portland, Oregon. A ghostly presence of him can be found at Facebook ( and he has staked a claim on

Terry Persun has been writing and publishing since the early 1970s. His poems and stories have appeared in many small and university magazines including Wisconsin Review, Kansas Quarterly, Riverrun, Rattle, Hiram Poetry Review, Drop Forge, Bluestem, NEBO, Cirque, Eclipse, Bacopa, and many others. His poems have appeared in six, single author chapbooks and four full-length collections. Terry speaks at writers conferences and universities across the country. Visit him at

David Raney is Chief Editor at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife, kids and Cooper Mini-sized Labrador retriever, who together provide all the inspiration he needs. His work has appeared in about forty books, papers and journals, most recently bioStoriesGravel and Compose. He can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Timothy Reilly had been a professional tubaist (including a stint with the Teatro Regio of Torino, Italy) until around 1980, when a condition called “Embouchure Dystonia” put an end to his music career. (He gratefully retired from substitute teaching in 2014.) He has published widely, most recently in Superstition Review, Saint Katherine Review, and Able Muse, and in 2017, he received a Pushcart nomination. Timothy Reilly lives in Southern California with his wife, Jo-Anne Cappeluti: a published poet and scholar.

Brett Riley is the Pushcart-nominated author of The Subtle Dance of Impulse and Light (Ink Brush Press) and the feature-length screenplay Candy’s First Kiss, which won or placed in five contests. His short fiction has appeared in journals such as The Baltimore Review, Solstice, Folio, The Evansville Review, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in Role Reboot, Rougarou, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Wild Violet, and Foliate Oak Magazine. He lives in Henderson, Nevada, where he teaches Creative Writing, American Literature, and Composition at the College of Southern Nevada. He likes animals more than most people. Contact him: Twitter and Instagram: @brettwrites   Facebook: andEmail:

Frank Scozzari lives on the California Central Coast. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely anthologized and featured in literary theater. Reach him at his Author page: Facebook:  and Twitter:

Cathryn (Katie) Sherman is a freelance journalist and author who covers fine food and parenting—two things rarely related—in Charlotte, NC. She has an MFA in fiction as well as an affinity for Southern Gothic literature, cider beer, Chicago, and morning snuggles with her two daughters. Katie has published a number of stories in literary magazines across the country and is working on her debut collection. She can be found on Twitter @KatiePSherman and Facebook @KatiePiccirilloSherman44.

Lucy Simpson is wife of one and mother to two children in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, WordWrights and Natural Bridge, among other publications. She has work currently in Poetry Quarterly. Matchstick & Bramble, her first chapbook, is available from The Broadkill Review. She hates Brussels Sprouts and sometimes has nightmares about them. She can be located virtually on Facebook.

George L Stein is a writer and photographer living in Michigan City in Northwest Indiana. George works in both film and digital formats in the urban decay, architecture, fetish, and street photography genres. George has been published in Midwestern Gothic, Gravel, Foliate Oak, After Hours, Hoosier Lit, Gulf Stream Magazine, and 3Elements. Visit his instagram

Andreas Trolf‘s fiction has been published, or is forthcoming, most recently in Juked, Joyland, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and has been collected in the anthology Life and Limb (Soft Skull Press). He is the writer/co-creator of the Emmy-nominated Sanjay & Craig, which appears on Nickelodeon, and is writing a new series for Adult Swim, which will premier in late 2018. His film, The Opposite of People, premiered at The LA Shorts International Film Festival in 2017. He holds degrees in creative writing and literature from New York University and was a recipient of a 2014 fellowship from the Screenwriters Colony. Contact him via Twitter at @AndreasTrolf

Louise Turan’s fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in over a dozen print and online journals including Superstition ReviewForgeDiverse Voices Quarterly, the dap project, and Existere. Her short story, “Foreign Lands,” was listed in the top five percent of submissions to the Whitefish Review’s 2018 Montana Award for Fiction, judged by Rick Bass. Louise posts frequently on Instagram where she had garnered more than 7,000 followers. Born in Ankara, Turkey, she is a former singer/song writer, prep cook and nonprofit executive. Louise lives and writes in Philadelphia and Owls Head, Maine. Read more of her work at:, or on Instagram: @louiseturan.

Gina Willner-Pardo has written short stories published in Berkeley Fiction Review, Pleiades, Origins Journal, The South Carolina Review, Summerset Review, and Whetstone, which awarded her story “Accident” the John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award (1999). She has also written seventeen books for children, all published by Clarion or Albert Whitman. Gina’s book Figuring Out Frances won the 1999 Josette Frank Award, presented by the Bank Street College of Education. Gina has a BA in English from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has studied with James Frey and also enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking.

Jennifer (Jenni) Wilson holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She works full-time as a Sign Language Interpreter and part-time as a college English teacher. Her work has been previously published in Hippocampus. She lives in Southern Illinois with her 18-year-old son, Scott. She can be reached at: