Prose Contributors – Vol. 3, Issue 1

Issue Available on January 1, 2019


Tommy Dean
Tommy Dean is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks. He has been previously published in the BULL Magazine, The MacGuffin, Split Lip Magazine, Spartan, Hawaii Pacific Review, and New Flash Fiction Review. Find him on Twitter.

Twitter: @tommydeanwriter

Chris DiGiorgio
Chris DiGiorgio grew up in northeast Ohio, and lived in Galicia in the northwest of Spain for many years. He has published essays on the intersection of Galician and American poetry and culture. An excerpt from his first novel manuscript appears in Litbreak Magazine. He is currently working on several projects, including an acoustic album, a collection of poetry, and his second novel. He lives in Madrid with his wife, and gets back to Ohio every summer.

Kelly Griffiths
Kelly Griffiths lives with her husband in a spotless and trendily-decorated imaginary home in Northeast Ohio, where the sun always shines, and where her imaginary children never mind when the writing trumps grocery shopping or cooking. Her recent work appears in Reflex Fiction, The Forge Literary Magazine, and Ellipsis Zine.

Twitter: @GriffithsKL

Christopher Iacono
Christopher Iacono lives with his wife and son in Massachusetts. You can learn more about him and his works at

Twitter: @ciacono1973

Nuala O’Connor
Nuala O’Connor’s fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter (2017) was published by New Island; her story ‘Gooseen’ won the UK’s 2018 Short Fiction Prize, was published in Granta and is shortlisted for Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, is recently published.

Twitter: @NualaNiC
Instagram: @nuala_oconnor

Poetry Contributors – Vol. 3, Issue 1

Issue Available on January 1, 2019



Mela Blust
Mela Blust has always had an affinity for the darkness. Her work has appeared in Isacoustic, Rust+Moth, Anti Heroin Chic, and more, and is forthcoming in Rhythm & Bones Lit and The Bitter Oleander, among others.

Twitter: @melablust
Instagram: @mela_blust 

Max Boden
Max has just finished the poetry strand of UEA’s Creative Writing MA. His dissertation explored the relationship between the screen and the individual through the lens of social media. In his post-MA writing he intends to continue to explore our relationship with technology while endlessly scrolling job sites.

Twitter: @theofficialmaxb

Michael H. Brownstein
Michael H. Brownstein’s work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, After Hours, and others. His book, A Slipknot Into Somewhere Else: A Poet’s Journey To The Borderlands Of Dementia, was recently published by Cholla Needles Press (2018).


Robert Carr
Massachusetts based poet Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length collection forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press. Among other publications his poetry appears in the Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Massachusetts Review and Rattle. Robert is poetry editor with Indolent Books and an editor for the anthology Bodies and Scars, forthcoming from the Ghana Writes Literary Group. Additional information can be found at


Niina Tsuyuki Dubik
Niina Tsuyuki Dubik lives in Manitoba where she attends university. Her poetry has been published in Boston Accent Lit, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and BALLOONS Lit Journal.

Instagram: @apoetwhodoesnotexist 

Kevin R. Farrell, Jr.
Kevin R. Farrell, Jr. is an artist, poet, and educator whose work has been published in Terror House Magazine, former People, Indiana Voice Journal, and Blakelight Magazine and attempts to capture life from the vantage point of someone in the backseat of a stolen car running on fumes.

Instagram: @k.farrell_jr
FB: @kfarrelljr_art

Erik Fuhrer
Erik Fuhrer holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Crabfat Magazine, Noble/Gas Qrtrly, Dream Pop Press, and Crack the Spine.

James Croal Jackson
James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Rattle, Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle from Columbus, Ohio. Find him at and @jimjakk.

Twitter: @jimjakk
Instagram: @jimjakk

Shannon Lise
Originally from Texas, Shannon Lise spent twelve years in the Middle East and currently lives in Québec. Her first poetry collection is underway and recent work has appeared in The Sunlight Press, The Ekphrastic Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Eunoia Review and Red Eft Review. She also writes high fantasy (Keeper of Nimrah, 2014).

Instagram: @shannonlise

Robert Okaji
Robert Okaji lives in Texas. The author of five chapbooks, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red River Review, Vox Populi, Eclectica and elsewhere.

Twitter: @robertokaji 

Carlos Orozco

Twitter: @goldzco21

Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus, an avid reader and book hoarder, also enjoys tinkering with words. Though her first love is flash fiction, she surprises herself with a poem every now and then. Her prose and poetry have been published both online and in print. She has also co-edited an anthology.

Twitter: @firdausp
Instagram: @firdauswrites 

Richard Sampson
Richard Sampson lays claims to many dimensions; the lyrical and the dissonant, the metrical and the asymmetrical. All find a home in his poet’s heart and mind. Richard was born in Guyana and resides presently in Toronto, Canada.

Scott Waters
Scott Waters is a poet and songwriter living in Oakland, California, with his wife and son. He graduated with an M.A. from the San Francisco State creative writing program, and has published previously in The Santa Clara Review, The Pangolin Review, Amethyst Review, Oblivion, and NatureWriting.

Photographers – Vol. 3, Issue 1

Issue Available on January 1, 2019



Boris Boden
Boris is a full-time cynic, with hopes of someday becoming a skeptic. He is also the Secret Weapon on Woody Radio playing Music That Deserves To Be Heard. 

FB: borisboden

Chris Whitney
Roaming California’s Highway 395, Chris Whitney visits his favorite destinations: the Alabama Hills, Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bishop, and Mono Lake, where he hopes to acknowledge these wild places more than being acknowledged for the photographs he creates. When at home, he discovers images in everyday life, especially in his garden.

Instagram: @whitneychris71


Unsplash Photographers

Vincent Botta

Oleg Chursin

Luiz Felipe

Mario Ho

Hoach Le Dinh

Peter Oswald

Emile Séguin

Will Swann

Prose Contributors – Vol. 2, Issue 6

Issue Available on November 1, 2018


Claudine Cain

Claudine Cain studies philosophy at UNC Greensboro. Her fiction, poetry, and visual art have appeared in Eunoia Review, Dime Show Review, Public Pool, and elsewhere. Fiction is forthcoming in Riggwelter.

Instagram: @dinanoelwordsandart AND @blackelephantlit

Marisa Crane

Marisa Crane is a lesbian fiction writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jellyfish Review, Pithead Chapel, Drunk Monkeys, Pidgeonholes, Maudlin House, Okay Donkey, Cotton Xenomorph, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego with her wife.

Twitter: @marisabcrane
Instagram: @marisa_crane

Anastasia Kirchoff

Anastasia Kirchoff studied Spanish studies and creative writing at the University of Wisconsin Superior. She has had poetry and short fiction appear in the Nemadji Review and Bending Genres. She lives in the Twin Cities of Minnesota where she works as a Communications Manager. She currently writes a lot of flash fiction to procrastinate finishing her first novel. 

David McVey

David McVey lectures in Communication at New College Lanarkshire. He has published over 120 short stories and a great deal of non-fiction that focuses on history and the outdoors. He enjoys hillwalking, visiting historic sites, reading, watching telly, and supporting his home-town football team, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC.

Cathy Ulrich

Cathy Ulrich can make two different kinds of paper planes from memory. Her work has been published in various journals, including Corium, Whiskey Paper and Train Lit Mag.

Twitter: @loki_writes

Poetry Contributors – Vol. 2, Issue 6

Issue Available on November 1, 2018


Steven Crimaldi

Steven Crimaldi was born and raised in New York City, and has called Boston home for over 10 years now, where he does his best to visit the homes of John Adams once a year. His work has previously appeared in Rust + Moth, The Journal and others. 

Milton P. Ehrlich

Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is an 87-year-old psychologist and a veteran of the Korean War who has published numerous poems in periodicals such as Descant, Ottawa Arts Review, Wisconsin Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Toronto Quarterly Review, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

Rayanne Esparza

With her love of free verse, Rayanne Esparza uses this style to express her advocacy for the beaten, the broken, and voiceless. At 22 years old, she has taken a keen interest on societal issues that were once a blur to her, but now are prevalent in her life.

Instagram: @poison_in_a_pretty_pill

Heikki Huotari

Heikki Huotari is a retired math professor, author of three poetry chapbooks, one of which won the Gambling The Aisle prize, a collection, Fractal Idyll, After the Pause Press, 2018, and a collection, The Knowable Emotions, forthcoming from Lynx House Press.

Joshua Michael Johnson

Joshua Michael Johnson teaches at the Chattanooga State Community College. His work appears in Crack the Spine, The Writing Disorder, and SNReview.

Tapanga Koe

Canadian short story author Tapanga Koe has published works in Mystery Weekly, Aurora Wolf, Asymmetry, and Euonia Review, and anthologies They Have to Take You In (edited by Ursula Pflug, Hidden Brook Press) and That Not Forgotten (edited by Bruce Kauffman, Hidden Brook Press). 

Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy has been published in a number of print and online journals. His first collection of poems, Crafting Wings was published in 2017. A second collection, Having Lived, is scheduled for publication in 2018. He is senior poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs.    

Twitter: @poetjfm
Instagram: @poetjfm

Steven Pan

Steven Pan is a recent college graduate, currently residing in New Haven. His poems have appeared in Sweet Tree Review, White Ash Literary Magazine, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere. In his spare time, he can usually be found in a local coffee shop, pondering over line breaks and spacing.

Jacob Parsons

Jacob Parsons, though originally from north Australia, currently resides in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More of his words can be found in Cordite Poetry Review, and Noble/Gas Qtrly. A full list of his published work can be viewed on his website.


Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in numerous online and print journals.  She was awarded the Sheila – Na – Gig 2017 Winter Poetry Prize, featured in the Literary Juice Q&A Series, and chosen as the Ink Sweat & Tears March 2018 Poet of the Month. Her poetry has also been nominated for Best of the Net.

Twitter: @floweringink

M.C. St. John

M.C. St. John is a Chicago writer. His works have been published in After Hours Press, Aphelion, Chicago Literati, Ink in Thirds, Literary Orphans, Maudlin House, Quail Bell Magazine, Word Branch, Unbroken Journal, and Vignette Review. He is the author of the short story collection Other Music.

Twitter: @MC_StJohn

John Thomas Wetmore

John Thomas Wetmore is a Connecticut poet who teaches creative writing at Arts at the Capitol Theater in Willimantic, CT. Be it Gene Wolfe, ancient folklore, or wild wolf sanctuaries, he holds an affinity for all things lupine. His work has recently appeared in After the Pause, The Sandy River Review, and Steam Ticket.

L.L. Wohlwend

L.L. Wohlwend is a writer living in Albuquerque. Her poetry has appeared in Haibun Today, Modern Haiku, and other places. 

Twitter: @llwohlwend

Thom Young 

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in PBS Newshour, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford Review, and over a hundred literary journals. A 2008 Million Writers Award and 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His work was recently featured in the Friction Series in over 700 Barnes and Noble locations. 

Website: Instapoet
Twitter:  @thomyoung17
Instagram:  @tyypoet