Prose Contributors – Vol. 2, Issue 2

Timothy Gager
Timothy Gager is the author of thirteen books of short fiction and poetry. Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing) is his first book of poetry in four years. He’s hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.

Twitter: @timothygager
Instagram: @ctgager37


Diane D. Gillette
Diane D. Gillette lives, writes, and teaches in Chicago. She is a founding editor at Cat on a Leash Review. Her work has appeared in various literary venues including the Saturday Evening Post and the Maine Review.

Twitter: @digillette
Instagram: @ddgwriter


Jordan Lewis
Jordan writes and lives in Toronto. His fiction has appeared in Fabula Argentea magazine.

Twitter: @JVictorLewis
Instagram: @thisisjlew


Shawn McClure
Shawn McClure is a visual artist and writer who lives in central New Jersey. She balances mothering and creating with aimless wanderings through the Pine Barrens. Her work can be read in Noble/Gas, The Airgonaut, Jellyfish Review, Moonchild, and other places around the web.

Twitter: @cohaesi


M.S. writes from Mumbai, India. Her flash fiction and poetry has been published in various online literary journals and magazines.


Eric J Smith
Eric Smith is an English teacher and an MFA student with the Bluegrass Writers Studio. His work has appeared in several literary journals. When not writing or teaching, he builds fine furniture in his woodshop, presides over a wacky homeowners association, and spends time with his family in West Virginia.

Twitter: @ericjamesolson1

Nominations – 2018

We have many new ideas and updates coming to Ink In Thirds this year and all can be found by clicking on the Promotional tag in the menu on our website.

We are thrilled to announce we will now be submitting nominations for various Literary Awards, (also found in the promotional tag) beginning with: The Best Small Fictions for 2018. So, without further ado here are our nominations  for BSF – 2018:

by Ashley Gardana
Issue 9 of Ink In Thirds – February 2017

The Substance of Us
by Christina Dalcher
Issue 9 of Ink In Thirds – February 2017

How To Cook Your Dead Wife
by Mark Farley
Issue 9 of Ink In Thirds – March 2017


Now let’s get writing and make 2018 a year filled with inspiration and passion.

Grace Black
Founding Editor
Ink in Thirds (we also have a new Instagram acct)

@inkinthirds (follow us on Twitter too, if you don’t already)

Prose Contributors – Vol. 2, Issue 1

Michael Patrick Brady
Michael Patrick Brady is a writer from Boston. His work has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, CHEAP POP, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Twitter: @michaelpbrady


Kyle Hemmings
Kyle Hemmings is a retired health care worker. His work has been published in Wigleaf, Otaka, Failed Haiku, Spelk Fiction, and elsewhere. He loves street photography, French Impressionism, and garage bands of the 60s.

Twitter: @Smersh012


Neil James
Neil James is a former comedy writer who now tries to unsettle people rather than amuse them.

Twitter: @neil_james1


Victoria Melekian
Victoria Melekian has been published in Only Light Can Do That-100 Post-Election Poems, Stories, & Essays, Mudfish, Atlanta Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Word Riot, and other anthologies. Her story “What I Don’t Tell Him” aired on NPR. She has twice won a San Diego Book Award.


Prose Contributors – Issue 10

James H Duncan 
James H Duncan is the editor of Hobo Camp Review, a former editor with Writer’s Digest, and the author of Dead City Jazz, Berlin, What Lies In Wait, and other collections of poetry and prose. He currently resides in upstate New York with a sleeping dog and unsteady stacks of unread books to keep him company.


Mark Farley
Mark Farley has been shortlisted and highly commended for the Bridport Prize.


Rob Parrish 
Rob Parrish lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his dog, Coltrane. His work can be found in Gravel, The Harpoon Review, The Airgonaut, and Birds Piled Loosely, among others. He is an editor at (b)OINK


Eric Smith
Eric Smith is an English teacher, an MFA student with the Bluegrass Writers Studio, and a reader for the Jelly Bucket Literary Journal. When not writing or teaching, he builds fine furniture in his woodshop and spends time with his family in West Virginia.


Kenny Torrella
Kenny Torrella’s creative and critical writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Word Riot, NAILED, Oblong, and more. He lives in Washington, D.C.


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.