Contributors 2.3

Jason Aguirre’s work has previously appeared in Infernal Ink Magazine. He lives in New York, and is currently going back to school to major in English.

F. F. Amanti holds a B.A. in English from Williams College. He lives with his wife and three children in Palm Harbor, Florida.

E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press), and Hysteria: Writing the female body (Sable Books, forthcoming). Kristin is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), 17 seventeen XVII (Grey Book Press), and Behind, All You’ve Got (Semiperfect Press, forthcoming). Kristin is an assistant poetry editor at The Boiler and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker. Find her online at and on twitter at @ek_anderson.

Ray Ball, PhD, is a history professor who hails from the South but now lives in Alaska. She is the author of two history books, and her creative work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Cirque, Louisiana Literature, Okay Donkey, and UCity Review. She has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart. You can find her in the classroom, the archives, or on Twitter @ProfessorBall.

Ashlee Beals is a California based musician and writer, currently working on a collection of personal essays. Her work has previously appeared in The Rumpus and the Berkeley Fiction Review.

Erik Bergstrom lives in Minneapolis, MN. His stories have appeared in Déraciné Magazine and Chantwood Magazine. He has also been published as a finalist in the STORGY: Exit Earth anthology. Follow him on Twitter @erikbbergstrom for tips on attracting pollinators and crows to your yard.

Hannah Berman is a sophomore at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and hails from Brooklyn, NY. Her past writing credits include publication in Blue Marble Review and Stone Soup Magazine, and in the fall, one of her short stories will be featured in the Mangrove Journal. She has won several Scholastic Writing Awards, and was one of three recipients in the NYC area of a Gold Key for her Senior Portfolio. She was also recently named a semifinalist in the Durango Arts Center Short Play contest, and another of her plays won the Region 1 competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

J V Birch J V Birch lives in Adelaide. Her poems have been published in Australia, the UK, Canada and the US. She has three chapbooks with Ginninderra Press and a full-length collection, more than here. She blogs at

Jill Boyles’s work has appeared in Toasted Cheese, The Ilanot Review, and Reunion: The Dallas Review, among other publications. She holds an MFA and was the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a finalist for the Jerome Grant. She’s currently working on a novel. Her website is

Amee Nassrene Broumand is an Iranian-American poet from the Pacific Northwest. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in FIVE: 2:ONE, Sundog Lit, The Ginger Collect, Empty Mirror, Menacing Hedge, Barren Magazine, & elsewhere. She served as the March 2018 Guest Editor for Burning House Press. Find her on Twitter @AmeeBroumand.

Scott Bryan is a writer and adventurer who publishes the zine/website Get It Away From Me and contributes editing and reviews to Music in Minnesota. He also penned the screenplay for the feature film, Drunk.

Paula Cappa is the recipient of a Chanticleer Book Award and American Book Fest’s Best Books Award Finalist for her novel Greylock. She also earned the prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Award, the Readers’ Favorite International Bronze Medal for Supernatural Suspense, and is a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner in Outstanding Fiction. She is the author of Greylock, The Dazzling Darkness, and Night Sea Journey—print editions published by Crispin Books, Milwaukee WI. Night Sea Journey was featured as an on-air reading at Riverwest Radio, Fearless Reader Radio in Wisconsin. Cappa’s short fiction has appeared in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Whistling Shade Literary Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sirens Call Ezine, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Twilight Times Ezine, and in anthologies Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, and Human Writes Literary Journal. She is a freelance copy editor and writes a short story blog, Reading Fiction, at Paula Cappa is Co-Chair of the Pound Ridge Authors Society in Pound Ridge, NY.

Dan A. Cardoza has an MS Degree in Education from UC, Sacramento, Calif. He is the author of four poetry Chapbooks, and a new book of fiction, Second Stories. Recent Credits: 101 Words, Adelaide, Australia, California Quarterly, Chaleur, Cleaver, Confluence, UK, Dissections, Door=Jar, Drabble, Entropy, Esthetic Apostle, Foxglove, Frogmore, UK, High Shelf Press, Poetry Northwest, Rue Scribe, Runcible Spoon, Skylight 47, Spelk, Spillwords, Fiction Pool, Stray Branch, Urban Arts, Zen Space, Tulpa, Australia and Zeroflash.

Hillary Chapman taught school for many years and then wrote four history books: Awakening: The story of religious turmoil and development in the town of Nayriz, Iran; based on oral memories and first-hand accounts. (Baha’i Publishing, Wilmette, IL, 2012).  Abdu’l-Baha in New York: The story of Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to New York City in 1912; also contains some social history of New York in that period. (Juxta Publishing, London, UK, 2012). The Calling: Tahirih of Persia and the Women of the Great Awakening: A detailed account of the little-known life of the mystic of Tahirih of Persia; told in episodes that are intertwined with stories from the lives of American women of the Great Awakening with some social history as background (IBEX Publishing, 2017). A Way out of No Way: The untold story of the Harlem Preparatory School: Based almost entirely on interviews, a brief history of one of the original alternative schools; contains some social history of New York City (Publisher TBD). Foreigner: The story told in vignettes of an immigrant from Iran who arrives in the US during the 1960s (George Ronald Publisher, Oxford, UK). Her story, “The Death of an Idealist,” was chosen as alternate by the Saturday Evening Post for best short fiction of 2016. In addition, she has written songs for the Nashville market and has had songs recorded by regional artists ( and has had poems published.

Samantha Crane lives in Chicago. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Roosevelt University. In her free time she volunteers as a tutor at 826Chi. Her work can be found on Dream Pop Press.

J. A. Dailey lives in coastal North Carolina. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Consequence Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and others.

Arthur Davis is a management consultant who has been quoted in The New York Times and in Crain’s New York Business, taught at The New School and interviewed on New York TV News Channel 1. He has advised The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, Senator John McCain’s investigating committee on boxing reform, and testified as an expert witness before the New York State Commission on Corruption in Boxing. Over ninety tales of original fiction, and several dozen as reprints, have been published in seventy journals. He was featured in a single author anthology, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, received the 2018 Write Well Award for excellence in short fiction and, twice nominated, received Honorable Mention in The Best American Mystery Stories 2017. More at

Daniel Deisinger lives in Minnesota, writing for work and fun. His previously published stories include: “Another Night of Violence” (Whiskey Island, forthcoming), “Interlopers” (Outposts of Beyond, Apr. 2017), and “The Essentials of Family” (Stillwater Living Magazine, Nov. 2013).

John Scott Dewey is a fiction writer, poet, public school teacher, husband and father living in Chestertown, Maryland. He holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Delmarva Review, Fjords Review, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others. He’s currently composing a collection of short stories set on and around the Eastern Shore, Maryland, called “Prayers for Pondtown.” You can read some of those pieces at

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019) in print in 2River View, Down in the Dirt, Genre Urban Arts, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pink Panther Magazine, The New York Times and in numerous online literary journals.

Ana Duffy is an emerging writer of fiction, born in Argentina and living in Australia. Only recently, as a student at the Queensland University of Technology Masters in Creative Writing Program, she started to write in English. She was shortlisted for the Alan Marshall short story Award and Queensland Writers Centre flash fiction Prize.

S. Preston Duncan is a writer, caregiver, and BBQist in Richmond, Virginia, and is currently training as an End of Life Doula. A spiritual mutt (read: half Jewish, half Americana music), he is a denominational Antifascist Southern River Rat and devout pilgrim of coastal climes. Recent aspirations include becoming the Jason Isbell of literature, stealing death’s laughter, and transcendental pimento cheese. He is the former Senior Editor of local arts and culture publication RVA Magazine. His work has appeared in Bottom Shelf Whiskey and RVA Magazine (no, not while he was editor).

Ahja Fox is a poet obsessed with bodies/ body parts (specifically the throat). She can be found around Denver reading at various events and open mics or co-hosting at Art of Storytelling. She publishes in online and print journals and is a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter at aefoxx.

Steve Gerson, an emeritus English professor, writes poetry about life’s dissonance and dynamism. He’s proud to have published in Panoplyzine (winning an Editor’s Choice award), The Hungry Chimera, Toe Good, The Write Launch, and Ink & Voices.

Josh Gindi is 16 and lives in New Jersey. He likes to play soccer, watch horror films and hang out with his friends. He also enjoys reading the works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

R. D. Girvan writes suspense and other fiction. She lives on an acreage in Western Canada with her family.

Larry Glines was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He moved to Gainesville, FL to study Physics at University of Florida, where he currently lives with his wife and their bratty dog, Poncho. Larry has a black belt in jiu-jitsu, which he teaches. His favorite color is purple.

Jennifer Grant is a massage therapist in the Boston area who writes in between sessions about her experiences in shamanism and the esoteric world. She is an MFA student at Solstice Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Titus Green currently works at a university in mainland China. His short fiction has appeared in a number of online and print journals, including Empty Sink Publishing. Fear of Monkeys, Literally Stories, Stag Hill Literary Journal and others.

Bryn Gribben has a PhD in Victorian literature and is an instructor of English at Seattle University, teaching literature, empathy, composition, and creative non-fiction, but her SU students call her their steampunk fairy godmother. She has taught at the Richard Hugo House, was the co-editor of fiction for The Laurel Review, and is currently the creative non-fiction managing editor for BigFictionMagazine. Bryn’s latest work can be found in Superstition Review, The Rappahannock Review, 3Elements Review, River River, the HCE Review, and in Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, an anthology from great weather for MEDIA. Her essay “Cabin,” in Tilde, published by 30West Publishing, was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.

Wendy Howe is an English teacher and freelance writer who lives in Southern California Her poetry reflects her interest in myth, diverse landscapes and ancient cultures. Over the years, she has been published in an assortment of journals both on-line and in print. Among them: The Linnet’s Wings, Ariadne’s Thread, Mirror Dance, Strange Horizons, Niteblade, Goblin Fruit, Mythic Delirium, Scheherezade’s Bequest, and Yellow Medicine Review. Some of her latest work will be forthcoming in The Peacock Journal and Poetry Pacific.

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, photographer, writer, poet, and political cartoonist. Jury’s ‘Astronomy Comedy’ cartoons are published in Lowell Observatory’s quarterly publication, The Lowell Observer. Jury has been interviewed on the television news program, ‘NAZ Today’ for work as a political cartoonist. Jury’s artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as, Dodging The Rain, The Tishman Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Open Minds Quartely, Blue Moon Review, and The Ignatian Literary Journal. Jury graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.

Maryanne Kane has a Ph.D. in research in Music Education from Temple University and 30-plus years of teaching experience in private and public schools in Philadelphia and Delaware County . She has been published 7 times in Newsweek Magazine.

Kenneth Kapp was a professor of Mathematics and did research at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee [Ph.D., 1967, University of Wisconsin-Madison]. Following that, he “starved” as ceramicist and welder [local galleries]. Since he needed to eat he worked for IBM until being downsized in 2000. He now teaches yoga and writes. He lives with his wife and beagle in Shorewood, Wisconsin. He enjoys the many excellent chamber music concerts available in Milwaukee. He’s a home brewer and runs whitewater rivers with his son in the summer.

Katherine L. P. King is a writer and Chapstick enthusiast from California. Her work has been published in Wild Violet Online Literary Magazine and HelloHorror.

Author Joanna Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. Her short stories have been published in journals and anthologies including Doorbells at Dusk. Joanna is a Contemplative Psychotherapy graduate of Naropa University who lives and works near Detroit. Follow her monstrous musings at

Riley Krembil is a Canadian writer. She has recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in Fiction Writing, and is a managing editor for the literary blog Moon-Birds. She enjoys reading, writing, and obsessing over fictional worlds and characters. Riley is feverishly at work on her first novel when she is not contemplating the acquisition of many fluffy creatures.

Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of six books. His work uses a spoken style of language to blend social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, and black comedy. Andrew enlisted in the Army in 2007 and received an honorable discharge in 2014. Visit for more information.

Ashley Libey received her Bachelor’s in English Literature from Western Washington University in 2011, and has been published in Aphotic Realm. She currently mediates an online writing group, writes editorial book reviews, and slushes writing contest entries. Ashley resides in the Pacific Northwest and can usually be found dancing tango, drinking good bourbon, or crocheting yet another blanket.

An active participant in the Roman Neo-noir literary movement, Nicola Lombardi has published the novels Gypsy Spiders (2010), The Black Mother (2013), and The Tank (2015), as well as six collections of stories since 1989. In addition, he has published novelizations from the films of Dario Argento (Profondo Rosso and Suspiria) and translated F.B. Long’s biography of H.P. Lovecraft, Dreamer on the Night Side, for the Italian market. “La Notte di Valpurga” originally appeared in the collection La Fiera della Paura (2004). A full bibliography of Mr. Lombardi’s work can be found on his website at

Matthew Luke was born and raised in London, but have also lived in Tokyo. He recently quit his full-time job to concentrate on writing.

Marsha Mathews is an American poet and Professor Emerita, Dalton State College. During the 1990s, Marsha served as an Ordained Minister in the United Methodist Church. Her poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, The Fourth River: Best Writings of the Decade; Delmarva Review; Gargoyle; Raleigh Review; War, Literature & the Arts; and many other fine journals. Mathews has four chapbooks, most recently Growing Up with Pigtails (Aldrich, 2016), winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award. Her first full collection of poetry, BEAUTY BOUND, explores human extremes to attain attractiveness. She welcomes you to her author’s page

Mark A. McCutcheon lives in Edmonton and teaches English literature at Athabasca University. His poems and stories are forthcoming or published in journals like On Spec, EVENT, Kaleidotrope, Carousel, and sub-Terrain; “Heaven help the roses” placed as Runner-Up in Into the Void’s 2017 poetry contest. Mark is the author of The Medium Is the Monster (Athabasca UP, 2018), a study of Canadian Frankenstein adaptations; his literary criticism also appears in The Explicator, Topia, and other scholarly periodicals.

Alan Meyrowitz retired in 2005 after a career in computer research. His writing has appeared in California Quarterly, Eclectica, Existere, Front Range Review, Inwood Indiana, Jitter, The Literary Hatchet, The Nassau Review, Shark Reef, Shroud, Spirit’s Tincture, and others.

Originally from Levittown, New York, Liam Moran now resides in the suburbs of Chicago. His interests include reading, writing, psychology, philosophy, and occasionally trying to get some respite from life’s monotony by getting a few drinks with some friends while, if the season is right, watching some football despite the pain he feels as the Buffalo Bills continue to disappoint. He enjoys writing morally ambiguous or semi-unhinged characters, and believes that characters that aren’t so black and white make for a better story and are more relatable to the reader. His novel, Saving Fiction, is available on Amazon, and you can follow him on his Facebook page @LiamMoranAuthor or at

Wrapped in paranoid affect, repaired through symbols and the madness of art alone. Touching and feeling, Remy Nabeel wanders a trail-ridge of conviviality, deliriously uncertain, slinging an uncured ration of poem.

Lorena Vázquez Olivera is a rising writer from Mexico City, currently attending Stanford University. She plans to major in English Literature and focus on filmmaking in the future.

Born in Austin, Will Pewitt has taught fiction at a variety of institutions from the University of Arizona, where he earned his M.F.A. to the University of North Florida, where he currently he currently teaches global literature. His work has appeared in over a dozen journals, most recently The Literary Review. He can be reached at

Paige Pfeifer is an English major minoring in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. She works at the Marr’s Field Journal, UA’s undergraduate literary magazine. She has been published in The Offbeat, and is from Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Nicole Rivera is a New York native, born and raised on the Lower East Side– now known as ‘The East Village’. Born into a multicultural family with indigenous roots, Nicole has struggled to find spaces for people of color, specifically mestizas, where she feels a sense of belonging. Most of her writing grapples with family dynamics and how identity informs interpersonal relationships. She studied Creative Writing in Hunter College before moving onto obtain her Master’s in Secondary Education. She now teaches at a transfer high school in the Bronx, spreading her love for writing to any young person she encounters.

Sally Ryhanen has been honored in local and international competitions. Her words appear in several anthologies and international journals and are regularly spoken out loud by professional actors in Adelaide, South Australia. She is currently considering a publishing contract for a children’s story. Shortlisted for the Iceland Writer’s Retreat Alumni Award 2017, she meanders through a Bachelor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, and is loving life in a small surfing town. She co-habits with an ancient Finish marathon runner and 2 borrowed budgies.

Vinnie Sarrocco is a poet born in a Carolina tobacco field, currently operating in Seattle, WA. He is the author of the chapbook, “Under the Oak Tree” and is work is set to appear in the forthcoming inaugural issue of Beholder Magazine.

Anna Schoenbach is a DC-based writer that usually writes lighter fare. Published in the food-romance anthology “Way to my heart” and the emotionally intense “Primal Elements” anthology by Our Write Side, she has a few bright, colorful poems under her belt. Right now, however, she is bringing you some of the darker things that lurk in her mind, the ones she might not read to her wonderful parents over dinner. She hopes you enjoy them.

From the western Canadian prairies Garrett Scott came to Toronto to pursue a career as a writer. Stories of all lengths and mediums have netted him publications, finalist positions and prizes with Chaleur Magazine, Quattro Books’ Ken Klonsky Contest, Tree of Life’s 360 Festival, both the University of Lethbridge’s top writing awards and more! His latest work can be found on his Facebook page “Garrett Mallory Scott.”

Jim W. Shoemaker writes fantasy and other forms of speculative fiction, much of which is influenced by his graduate studies in Early Modern Mediterranean history. When he isn’t writing, Jim is glued to a good book or video game, occasionally taking a break to make an income as a University administrator. He has also been published in The Arcanist.

Paulette Smyth lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she teaches English to migrants and refugees. Her work has previously been published in Antipodean SF, Bewildering Stories, Verandah and Eureka Street.

A. Stump has always loved fiction, but only recently taken to writing it. His penchant is for tales of suspense, terror, and the macabre subtleties found in everyday life. His greatest skill lies in telling stories of the mundane, infused by supernatural oddity. He holds degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, and Divinity. He lives near Erie, Pa and can be contacted at

Timothy Tarkelly’s poetry has been featured by Cauldron Anthology, Cadaverous Magazine, GNU, Paragon Journal, and others. He was recently named an honorable mention for the Golden Fedora Poetry Prize by Noir Nation Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from National University, and when he is not writing he works for a non-profit that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Western Kansas.

Jane Thomas has been writing poetry in some form for most of her life, but over the last few years has been working on her craft and spending more time with words. She finds writing poetry both therapeutic and inspiring. She has had the honour of being published in the Oakland Art Review, The Oxford Student, and the Esalen People Magazine.She has just started a creative writing course at The University of Oxford and is enjoying working with published and inspirational tutors. Previously she has enjoyed short courses at The Arvon Foundation, The Gladstone library, and Esalen. She is an active member of the Swansea Writing Circle and The Oxford Poetry Centre and a member of the Poetry Society. She has read at Green Templeton College, Oxford, The Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, and Common Ground, Oxford. She is working on her first pamphlet and is enjoying taking her words out to the world.

Siolo Thompson is a Seattle based writer and illustrator known for her clean, minimalist prose and realistic renderings of the human figure and the natural world.

Iliana Vargas was born in 1978 in Mexico City, where she still lives today. She is the author of the short story collections Joni Munn y otras alteraciones del psicosoma (2012), Magnetofónica (2015), and Habitantes del aire caníbal (2017).

Lorena Vázquez Olivera is a rising writer from Mexico City, currently attending Stanford University. She plans to major in English Literature and focus on filmmaking in the future.

Veronica Vela hails from South Texas and has been passionate about stories since she studied with Mrs. Burboise, her third grade teacher. She is particularly interested in crafting stories that combine both fantastic and poignant elements. She has been published in The Brown Literary Review, Issues Magazine, Our Stories, and Essays and Fictions. She would also like to note that attending the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was one of the highlights of her life.

Bryan Veldboom is a full-time writer from the Milwaukee area. By all appearances a thoroughly average individual, he makes a living writing about women’s apparel, kitchen appliances, and other decidedly normal things. Yet despite this mundane veneer, he finds himself the subject of frequent rumors tying him in to certain blasphemous rites, which he is said to perform with the aid of his lovely wife and a particularly surly cat.

Laura Voivodeship was born in the UK and currently teaches English in the Middle East.

In his 20s Mark Vulliamy made a precarious living as a writer, actor and director in street theatre and touring companies, before taking on a temporary position in a City recreation centre. Thirty years later he retired as the planning and research manager for the municipal parks administration. In the latter capacity he wrote policy, capital plan, park land acquisition and other reports. Now free of bureaucratic duties he writes fiction and theatre pieces and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

Gianna Ward-Vetrano is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her fiction has appeared in Scoundrel Time and THAT Literary Review. She also has a blog, The Unbearable Bookishness of Blogging (, where she has written about literature, cinema, and feminism since 2013. She is the recipient of the Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize, awarded by the University of California, Berkeley.

In his 20s Mark Vulliamy made a precarious living as a writer, actor and director in street theatre and touring companies, before taking on a temporary position in a City recreation centre. Thirty years later he retired as the planning and research manager for the municipal parks administration. In the latter capacity he wrote policy, capital plan, park land acquisition and other reports. Now free of bureaucratic duties he writes fiction and theatre pieces and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

Loren Walker is a Pushcart Prize nominee; her poems have appeared in QU Journal, the West Texas Literary Review, River River, and other publications. She has published one chapbook of poems and illustrations, Dislocation, and is in the process of completing her second, strong-water, about the role of alcohol in culture. Loren is also an author of fantasy and science-fiction novels. Her website is

J. Weintraub’s work includes fiction, essays, translations, and poetry in all sorts of literary reviews and periodicals, from The Massachusetts Review to Modern Philology, from Prairie Schooner to Gastronomica. Weintraub is also a network playwright at Chicago Dramatists and has had radio plays and one-act plays produced throughout the country.

Maria Wolfe lives and writes in northeast Ohio, where she also practiced as a surgeon. She has undergraduate degrees in English Literature, French Language and Literature, and Biology, as well as an MD. Her work will appear in The Examined Life Journal. She enjoys reading, running, and writing. For obvious reasons, her favorite punctuation mark is the colon.

Feivel Wolff misspent his youth in an indie rock band, setting stories to music on southern college radio. He blinked and found himself raising a family — and saving the stories for bedtime. These days, he tells himself stories as he wanders the corporate wastelands. His writing has appeared in Red River Review, The Haunted Traveler, LTEN Focus Magazine, Poetry Pacific, and Red Booth Review. Late nights may find him haunting the manuscript of his second novel or maintaining his status as Twitter’s best-kept secret @PhPWolff.

Jane Yolen’s 380th published book is about to come out. She sends out poems to journals on a regular basis and has quite a few in sf/fantasy magazines as well. She is a Grand Master of SFPA (Science Fiction/Fantasy Poets of America), as well as a Grandmaster of SFWA and World Fantasy Assn. She has won the Nebula two times, Mythopoeic Award three times, and been nominated (but never won) for the Hugo several times. Six colleges & universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work.

Cynthia Zhang’s work has been published in Memoryhouse, The Other Stories, daCunha Global, Lunch Ticket, and Leading Edge.