Prose Contributors – Issue 9

Denis Bell
Denis Bell is a mathematics professor by day and a writer by night. He was born in London, England a while back and now makes his home in Jacksonville, Florida. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines, both online and print.


Christina Dalcher
Christina Dalcher weaves words and mixes morphemes from her home in the American South. Her short work appears in Bartleby Snopes, McSweeney’s, and New South Journal, among others. Find her at


CB Droege
CB Droege is an author and poet from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. His influences include Philip K. Dick, Bill Bryson, Isaac Asimov, David Sedaris, and Roger Zelazny. His latest book is RapUnsEl and Other Stories. He recently edited Starward Tales: An Anthology of Speculative Legends.


Ashley Gardana
Ashley Gardana is a D.C. based writer and advocate who spends her time working on flash fiction, poems and short stories. When she’s not writing she’s wrestling with her two Olde English Bulldogges, Bellatrix and Marvel. Her pieces have recently been published in Sleet Magazine and the Literative.


Al Ortolani
Al Ortolani’s newest collection of poems, Paper Birds Don’t Fly, was released in 2016 from New York Quarterly Books. His poetry and reviews have appeared in journals such as Rattle, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and he has recently been featured on Writer’s Almanac.

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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.