Carl Auerbach has had three poems and a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, Amarillo Bay, The Baltimore Review, Barzakh Magazine, Bayou Magazine, Blue Lake Review, Brink Magazine, Burningword Literary Journal, The Cape Rock, Chrysalis Reader, The Coachella Review, Coe Review, Colere, Confluence, Corium Magazine, The Critical Pass Review, descant, The Distillery, Eclipse, Edison Literary Review, Eleven Eleven, Euphony, Evansville Review, Evening Street Review, Forge, Freshwater, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Griffin, G.W. Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Ink In Thirds, Licking River Review, The Lindenwood Review, Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, The Minetta Review, Nimrod International Journal, North American Review, OffBeat, Oregon East, Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine, Passager, Pearl, The Penmen Review, Permafrost, Poem, RE:AL, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, Reed Magazine, The Round, Sanskrit, Schuylkill Valley Journal Of The Arts, The South Carolina Review, Spillway, Studio One, Talking River, The Texas Review, Third Coast, Tower Journal, Westview, Willow Review, and The Write Room.
Marcus Bartos is an artist from Munich, Bavaria. He likes to ride on boards and draw on paper. To see more of his art check out instagram.com/ravingindian and ravingindian.tumblr.com.
Rose Mary Boehm
A German-born UK national, Rose Mary Boehm lives and works in Lima, Peru. Author of Tangents, a full-length poetry collection published in the UK in 2010/2011, her work has been widely published in US poetry journals (online and print). She was three times winner of the now defunct Goodreads monthly competition. Recent poetry collections: From the Ruhr to Somewhere Near Dresden 1939-1949 : A Child’s Journey and Peru Blues or Lady Gaga Won’t Be Back.
Jason Boling writes poetry and short fiction from deep in the heart of Texas. He is an avid photographer and painter but mostly enjoys re-purposing fireworks. His work has appeared in Carbon Culture Review, Mudlark and is forthcoming in Whistling Shade. He writes under the name Jon Fotch.
Marianne Brems is a long time writer of textbooks, but also loves to write whimsical poems. She has an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals including The Pangolin Review, Armarolla, Foliate Oak, The Voice of Eve, La Scrittrice, and The Sunlight Press. She lives in Northern California.
Robert Paul Cesaretti
Robert Paul Cesaretti has published in Plain Brown Wrapper, Poetic Diversity, The Atherton Review, Gambling the Aisle, SN Review, Dark Matter Magazine, Mad Hatters‘ Review, Commonline Journal, Avatar Review, The Zodiac Review, The Writing Disorder, Wilderness House Literary Review, Gloom Cupboard.
He is the founding editor of Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com and a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Agenda, The Cincinnati Review, Hopkins Review, Metamorphoses, The Moth, New American Writing, Poetry, Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and the TLS, among other international journals. Her collection Shot Silk was short-listed for the 2017 Poets Prize, and copies of her poem “More” were heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 Olympics Rain of Poems. Her third book of poems, Why You Can’t Go Home Again, a collection of epigram, satire, double dactyls and parody, came out in November 2018 from Kelsay Books.
Mark Crimmins was nominated for a Pushcart Fiction Prize in 2015 and 2019. His short stories have been published in Confrontation, Prick of the Spindle, Eclectica, Cha, Cortland Review, Tampa Review, Columbia Journal, Queen’s Quarterly, Ellipsis, Apalachee Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Pif Magazine, Del Sol Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review. His flash fictions have been published in Eunoia Review, White Rabbit, Flash Frontier, Portland Review, Gravel, Eastlit, Restless Magazine, Atticus Review, Apocrypha & Abstractions, Dogzplot Flash Fiction, Spelk, Pure Slush, Long Exposure, Chaleur Magazine, FlashFiction.Net, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.
Liam Crowder is a data scientist, poet and visual artist living in Oakland, CA.
John Davis is the author of Gigs and The Reservist. His work has appeared recently in DMQ Review, Harpur Palate, Iron Horse Literary Review, One and Rio Grande Review. A retired teacher, he moonlights in blues and rock and roll bands.
Ivan De Luce
Ivan De Luce is a recent graduate of the City College of New York, where he studied creative writing and sociology. He has been published in City College’s literary journal, The Promethean, and has won the Esther Unger Prize for poetry. He currently works as a journalist in New York City.
Valerie Griggs earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, studying with John Ashbury and William Matthews. Her poems have appeared in Typishly, Schyulkill River Journal, Door Is A Jar, and Apricity. She is part of the vibrant community of poets in Long Island, NY attending open mics and being featured reader at several venues. Her poems won first prize in the 2019 Performance Poets Association poetry contest, and second prize in the 2019 Nassau County Poet Laureate Society contest. In 2015 she won third place in the Princess Ronkonkoma Poetry Contest. Currently, she works as a full-time writing consultant and adjunct English instructor at Molloy College. As a singer-songwriter, Valerie has recorded three original music CDs.
Cordelia Hanemann is currently a practicing writer and artist in Raleigh, NC. She has published in numerous journals including Turtle Island Quarterly, Connecticut River Review,Glassworks Magazine, and Laurel Review; anthologies, The Well-Versed Reader,Heron Clan IV and Kakalak 2018 and in her own chapbook, Through a Glass Darkly. Her poem, “photo-op” was a finalist in the Poems of Resistance competition at Sable Press and her poem “Cezanne’s Apples” was nominated for a Pushcart. Recently the featured poet for Negative Capability Press and The Alexandria Quarterly, she is now working on a first novel, about her roots in Cajun Louisiana.
Wes Hyde is an American artist and author whose works have appeared in such publications as American Art Collector, Art of the West, Avatar Review, La Petite Zine and Frog Pond.
D. R. James
D. R. James has taught college writing, literature, and peace-making for 34 years and lives in the woods near Saugatuck, Michigan. His poems and prose appear in various journals and anthologies, his latest of eight poetry collections are If god were gentle (Dos Madres Press) and Surreal Expulsion (The Poetry Box), and his microchapbook All Her Jazz is free and downloadable-for-the-folding at Origami Poems Project. www.amazon.com/author/drjamesauthorpage
Patricia Wallace Jones
Patricia Wallace Jones is a life-long artist who began writing poetry after retiring as Co-Director of Missouri’s federally funded Parent Training Center (for parents of children with disabilities) and a move from the Midwest to the northern California coast.
Her art can be found in local shows and private collections and her poems and/or art have appeared in Avatar Review, Lily, Centrifugal Eye , Lucid Rhythms, The Guardian, 14 by 14, The Chimaera, The Flea, Wordgathering, The Shit Creek Review, Autumn Sky and other online journals.
Casey Killingsworth has been writing poems for 40 years and has been occasionally published over the last 25 years, in journals including Kimera, Spindrift, Rain, Slightly West, TheTimberline Review and he has work forthcoming in Typehouse. Additionally he has one book of poems to his name, A Handbook for Water, from Cranberry Press, published in 1995, as well as a book on the poetry of Langston Hughes, The Black and Blue Collar Blues (VDM, 2008). He has a Master’s degree from Reed College.
Meagan Kimberly is a Latin-American writer from Hollywood, Florida. She holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from the University of Central Florida and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Her work has been published in Emerging Florida Writers from Z Publishing House, Burning House Press, Lady Lit Magazine, Page & Spine Magazine, and The Cypress Dome. Growing up as a third-culture kid, she’s navigated her life between worlds through writing and storytelling, whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. She hopes to have the ability to uplift the voices of writers like herself by starting her own press.
Yvonne Higgins Leach
Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (WordTech Editions, 2014). Her poems have appeared in South Dakota Review, South Carolina Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, and Wisconsin Review, among others. After earning a Master of Fine Arts from Eastern Washington University, she spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. She splits her time living in Vashon and Spokane, Washington. For more information, visit www.yvonnehigginsleach.com
DS Maolalai has been nominated three times for Best of the Net and twice for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).
Craig Bruce McVay
Craig Bruce McVay comes from Lafayette, IN and has lived, with his family, in Columbus, OH for most of the past forty years. His degrees are in English and Classics, both of which he has taught in schools, community colleges and prisons in Central Ohio. Stories and poems appear in print and online in Blue Unicorn, Common Threads, Everything Stops and Listens, The Write Room and others.
Michael Milburn teaches English in New Haven, CT. His book of poems, Carpe Something, was published by Word Press in 2012, and individual poems have appeared recently in Slant and Mudlark.
Erik Lloyd Olson
Erik Lloyd Olson is a writer and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Orchards Poetry Journal, Autumn Sky, The Esthetic Apostle, and The Road Not Taken, among other literary journals. He studied poetry at Portland State University, as well as at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters under poet David Biespiel.
Jardana Peacock is a writer and activist. Her writing has been published by Sarabande Books, SouthWrit, Mother, Feminist Wire, Elephant Journal and more. She is the recipient of the Kentucky Foundation For Women’s Artist Enrichment grant and the Better Selves Fellowship. She is happiest by water, in the mountains or desert, listening in to spirit, and playing in the sun with her kids. She lives in Louisville, KY. Reach her online at www.jardanapeacock.com.
Suzanne S. Rancourt
Of Abenaki / Huron descent, Suzanne S. Rancourt’s book Billboard in the Clouds won the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award. murmurs at the gate is forthcoming May 2019. Her work appears in New Readers Magazine #5, Exposition Review, Grey Borders Magazine, Big Pond Rumours, Tiny Flames Press,Quiddity,River Heron Review, The Gyroscope Review, theSame, Young Ravens Literary Review # 8,Tupelo Press Native Voices Anthology, Women Speak: Women of Appalachia Project, Bright Hill Press 25th Anniversary Anthology, Dawnland Voices 2.0 #4, Northern New England Review, Snapdragon Journal, mgversion2>datura, Sirsee, Slipstream, Collections of Poetry and Prose, Muddy River Poetry Review, Ginosko, Journal of Military Experience, Cimarron Review, Callaloo. She is a USMC and Army Veteran.
Paul C. Rosenblatt
Paul C. Rosenblatt is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota. He is new to literary writing but has pieces coming out in Streetlight Magazine and a book about love. As an academic he has published 14 books and more than 200 journal articles and chapters in edited books, much of it focused on families.
Judson Simmons is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College graduate writing program and holds a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Houston. His chapbook, The Hallelujah Hour, was published by Amsterdam Press, and his work has appeared in various literary journals. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Nick Sweeney’s stories are scattered around the web and in print. Laikonik Express, his novel about friendship, Poland, and getting the train for the hell of it, is out with UK independent publisher Unthank Books. His 20K-word ‘novelette’ The Exploding Elephant was published by Bards and Sages in 2016. He is a freelance writer and musician, and lives on the English coast. More than any sane person could want to know about him can be found at http://www.nicksweeneywriting.com
Marchi Wierson is a something or other somewhere, is maybe hopeful or hopeless or haphazard or hibernating. used to have a unibrow (almost) but grew out of it. has a Frieda Kahlo ring. is a poet and artist.