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CONTRIBUTORS

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At X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, we work hard to give our readers the best authors on the planet.  We release their stories one-by-one, so follow us here and @xraylitmag to read a new piece daily. All the authors published at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine will eventually turn into skeletons. So will you.


Socrates Adams lives in Bristol with his wife and young son. He’s the author of two novels, Everything’s Fine (Transmission Print) and A Modern Family (Bluemoose Books). His website is socratesadams.com.

James Tadd Adcox’s work previously appeared in Granta, The Collagist, and Barrelhouse Magazine. He is the author of a novel, Does Not Love, and a novella, Repetition, and an editor at the literary magazine Always Crashing.

Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum, working as a copywriter in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Riggwelter, Ghost Parachute, Shirley Magazine, and on WinningWriters.com. You can follow him @DerekJAnd.

Madeline Anthes  is the acquisitions editor of Hypertrophic Literary and the assistant editor of Lost Balloon. Her work can be found in Jellyfish Review, WhiskeyPaper, and more. Find her @maddieanthes or see more of her work on Madelineanthes.com

Christina V. Antonovskaya’s  prose works have been featured online, on personal blogs, Metatron’s OMEGA, and Lemon Star Magazine (forthcoming), among others. From just north of Toronto, she has completed BA in Psychology. Contact @_christinaanton.

Steve Anwyll Steve Anwyll is the author of Welfare (Tyrant Books 2018). He runs his mouth at Hobart often. And can be observed through his twitter @oneloveasshole.

Sarah Arantza Amador writes about longing, ghost-making, and the endearment of monsters from the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. Her work is featured in Best Microfiction 2019 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She tweets @ArantzaSarah and sometimes blogs here.

Jules Archer writes flash fiction in Arizona. A Pushcart-nominated writer, her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, >kill author, Pank, The Butter, Maudlin House, and elsewhere. She likes to smell old books, drink red wine, and read true crime tales. Her chapbook All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had is out from Thirty West Publishing.

Helen Armstrong is a queer writer living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Her work has been published in Cleaver Magazine and Soft Cartel. Her poetry collection AMBROSIA & FIRE comes out later this year. She lives with her girlfriend, her cat Persephone, and several dying houseplants. Find her on the world wide web at helenarmstrongwrites.com and between the tweets at @hkawrites.

Sandra Arnold lives in New Zealand. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies including Flash: the International Short-Short Story MagazineBlue Five NotebookNew Flash Fiction ReviewSpelkBending GenresFictive Dream and Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (Canterbury University Press, NZ, 2018). She  is a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominee.  In 2019, her third novel Ash will be published (Mākaro Press, NZ)  and her first flash fiction collection Soul Etchings (Retreat West Books (UK). She is a guest editor for Meniscus: The Australasian Association of Writing Programs.  You can find her here.

Ankita Banerjee is a short story writer and poet based in Pune, India. Her works have appeared or will appear in The Bangalore Review, Coldnoon – International journal of travel writing & travelling cultures, Eunoia Review, Matter Press, Women’s Web, Kitaab and others. Her first short fiction series is published by Juggernaut Books in 2019She can be reached at ankita.banerji88@gmail.com.

Sofia Banzhaf is a writer, filmmaker and actor based in Toronto. Her novella Pony Castle was the recipient of the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors and can be found here.

Amy Barnes has words at a variety of sites including McSweeney’s, Parabola, The New Southern Fugitives, FlashBack Fiction, Burning House Press, Marias at Sampaguitas, Flash Fiction Magazine, Elephants Never, Detritus, Lucent Dreaming and Lunate Fiction. She’s a reader for CRAFT and Narratively and Associate CNF Editor for Barren Magazine. 

Thomas Barnes lives in Chicago, IL, where he works as a copywriter. His work recently appeared in the Southwest Review and Cleaver Magazine. You can find him @thmsbrns.

Brad Baumgartner is a writer, theorist, and Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Penn State. His creative work has recently appeared in The Operating System, Zeno Magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Vestiges, and others.

Katherine Beaman lives in Atlanta, Georgia by way of the Texas Gulf Coast. She maintains and publishes interviews and reviews of art, literature, and music to Commonplace Review.

Paul Beckman is a retired air traffic controller. He was one of the winners in The Best Small Fictions 2016!  His latest of 3 collections of flash stories, “Kiss Kiss” ( Truth Serum Press), is available at Independent Book Stores & Amazon. He has been published at Literary Orphans, Matter Press, Spelk, Playboy, Yellow Mama, and Pank. His micro-story was selected for the 2018 New Norton Anthology on micro-fiction.

Alex Behr’s debut story collection, Planet Grim, was published by 7.13 Books in 2017. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Salon, Cosmonauts Ave., The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing residencies at Portland, OR, high schools through Writers in the Schools.  Her website: http://alexbehr.com.

Krys Malcolm Belc is the author of the flash nonfiction chapbook In Transit (The Cupboard Pamphlet) and has had essays in Granta, The Rumpus, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere, and his work has been anthologized in Wigleaf Top 50 and Best of the Net. He’s the memoir editor of Split Lip Magazine and lives in Philadelphia with his partner and their three young children. 

Georgia Bellas is a writer, artist, and filmmaker whose current obsession is botanical dyes. She and Dan Nielsen are the Wisconsin-based duo Sugar Whiskey, a post-minimalist art band. You can follow her teddy bear, host of the award-winning weekly Internet radio show “Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon,” on Twitter @MrBearStumpy.

Adrian Belmes is a Jewish Ukrainian writer and book artist residing currently in San Diego. He is a senior editor for Fiction International, editor in chief of Badlung Press, and vice president of State Zine Collective. He has been previously published in SOFT CARTEL, Philosophical Idiot, and elsewhere. You can find him at adrianbelmes.com or @adrian_belmes.

Jon Berger lives in Saginaw, Michigan. He was Anti-Heroin Chic’s featured poet for the month of October. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five 2 One Magazine, BULL, Jellyfish Review, Ellipsis Zine, Faded Out, Occulum, and elsewhere. He tweets @bergerbomb44.

Will Bernardara Jr. is the author of America (voidfront press 2018) and the founder of the occult criminal artist collective The Tender Wolves Society. His work has appeared in The Society of Misfit Stories, Broadswords and Blasters, Grotesque Quarterly, Underbelly, and elsewhere. Contact @kat0n9000.

Alec Berry lives in Wheeling, WV. He wrote and self-published All Pretty Sore. See more of his stuff here.

Joe Bielecki is a Grand Rapids Michigan writer who also works in television and radio. He hosts a podcast about writing called Writing The Rapids. His work has appeared in Occulum, Moonchild Magazine, The Ginger Collect, All the Sins, and more. He can be found on twitter @noisemakerjoe.

Kevin Bigley is an actor/writer in Los Angeles. He’s worked on shows such as Sirens, Bojack Horseman, Here & Now, and Parked on Amazon. He’ll also be featured on the upcoming Greg Daniels Amazon show Upload. He’s had previous work published in Maudlin House, Reedsy, and the October issue of Beautiful Losers. You can favorite his lame jokes on twitter @kevinbigley.

Sheldon Birnie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his wife and their two young children. The author of Missing Like Teeth: An oral history of Winnipeg underground rock (Eternal Cavalier), his fiction has recently appeared in Exoplanet, The Wicked Library, Parallel Prairies, among others. Find him lurking online @badguybirnie. 

Michael Seymour Blake’s work has appeared or is forthcoming at Cosmonauts Avenue, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Fanzine, Flapperhouse, Entropy, Waxwing, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Corium, People Holding, and Heavy Feather Review. He writes and doodles in Queens. Find him here and @michaelseymourblake.

Jamy Bond’s work has appeared in Wigleaf, The Rumpus, The Sun Magazine, Peace Corps Writers, and on National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing.  Her essay, What Feels Like Destiny, published in The Sun, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She has an MFA from George Mason University where she co-founded So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art.  She lives in Washington, DC. 

Matthew Bookin is the author of Honest Days (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018) and Palace (Ghost City Press, 2018.) He lives in Buffalo, NY.

Timothy Boudreau’s work appears or is forthcoming at Milk Candy Review,  Fiction Southeast, Lost Balloon, Bending Genres and elsewhere. His collection Saturday Night and other Short Stories is available through Hobblebush Books. Find him on Twitter at @tcboudreau or visit his website timothyboudreau.com.

Barrett Bowlin’s stories and essays appear in places like Ninth Letter, Hobart, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Bayou. Photos and links to his work online can be found at barrettbowlin.com.

Matt Boyarsky is from Montdale, Pennsylvania. His stories have been in Swamp Ape Review and BULL. He loves YouTube chiropractors and tweets as @yarsknotes.

Megan Boyle maintains her site here.

Exodus Oktavia Brownlow is a Cruger, MS native. As a writer, she enjoys character-driven fiction, purposeful horror, and nonfiction that helps to create a healthier world for us all. Exodus has been published with Electric Literature, Barren Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine and more. She has a healthy adoration for the color green.

Brian Brunson’s stories have appeared in Literary Juice, The Doctor T. J. Eckelburg Review, Four Chambers, Otis Nebula, and Belletrist. He has had short plays produced by Space55. Here currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his cat, also named Brian. You can find him on twitter @brianhastweet

Cavin Bryce is a graduate from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the prose editor for Soft Cartel and book reviewer/slush reader for Pidgeon Holes literary magazine. Sometimes he interviews writers too. You can access his previous work through twitter: @CavinBryce and his blog: provolonesinatra.wordpress.com.

Aaron Buchanan is a philosophy and Latin instructor in Tampa, Florida. He is a native of Michigan —a mystical, incongruous land which features prominently in his work.

Amanda Claire Buckley is a writer who was once a waitress who was once a philosophy student who was once part of a traveling sketch comedy troupe. Her work has been featured on the web, in print, and at festivals nationally. She is currently an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor at Pigeon Pages. Her site is maintained here.

Toom Bucksaw divides his time between skulking the buttes of Montana, rustling Flapjack McGraw’s cattle and cutting his nails with a dull knife. His twitter handle, branded on the side of his steed, is @toom_buck.

Karina Bush is an Irish writer and visual poet, born in Belfast and now living in Rome. She is the author of three books, ‘BRAIN LACE’ (BareBackPress, 2018), ‘50 EURO’ (BareBackPress, 2017), and ‘MAIDEN’ (48th Street Press, 2016). Her fourth book ‘CHRISTO & NICOLA’ is coming soon from Analog Submission Press. For more visit her website karinabush.com and Instagram.

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle is from Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has appeared in publications such as Fanzine, Turbine, and Best NZ Poems. She is the author of Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue & Cry Press, 2014). She can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @zarahbm.

Drew Buxton spent more money last year on spilled cappuccino, in cafes from one side of this world to the other, than you made. His stuff has been featured in Hobart, Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Mayday, and Hypertext among other publications. He blogs about pro wrestling for Clash Media.

Chris Campanioni is a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from Cuba and Poland, and the author of the Internet is for real (C&R Press) and Drift (King Shot Press). His “Billboards” poem was awarded an Academy of American Poets College Prize in 2013, his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards, and his hybrid piece This body’s long (& I’m still loading) was adapted as an official selection of the Canadian International Film Festival in 2017. He edits PANKAt Large Magazine, and Tupelo Quarterly, and teaches Latino literature and creative writing at Pace University and Baruch College.

Jonathan Cardew hails from the steel city, Sheffield, but lives in the cream city, Milwaukee. His short fiction can be found at wigleaf, cream city review, Passages North, Maudlin House, and elsewhere. He edits fiction for Connotation Press. Check out more here or @cardewjcardew.

K.B. Carle lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned her MFA from Spalding University’s Low-Residency program in Kentucky. Her stories have appeared in Homology Lit., Black Warrior Review, CHEAP POP, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere. She can be found online here or on Twitter @kbcarle.

Tobias Carroll is the author of the novel Reel and the short story collection Transitory. He’s the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, frequently writes about culture for a variety of journals, and can be found on Twitter at @tobiascarroll.

Sebastian Castillo is the author of 49 Venezuelan Novels (Bottlecap Press). His work has been published in The Fanzine, peach mag, Hobart, and elsewhere. He lives in New York, where he teaches writing. You can find him: @bartlebytaco.

Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. She was born in a middle-class family in India and will forever be indebted to her parents for educating her beyond their means. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee and her work has been published online in The Ellipsis zine, Lunch Ticket, Star82 Review, Cabinet of Heed, and also in print, most recently the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2018. She blogs at Puny Fingers and can be reached @PunyFingers.

Avee Chaudhuri is from Wichita, Kansas. More of his work can be found at Fluland, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Necessary Fiction

Jimmy Chen maintains his website jimmychenchen.com.

Leland Cheuk authored of the story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (2016) and the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (2015). His stories and essays have been in Salon, Catapult, Joyland and others. Find him at @lcheuk on Twitter and lelandcheuk.com.

Mbizo Chirasha is an International Fellow for literary activism and the Vice Presidente de PPDM, Africa, El Movimiento Poetas del Mundo (poetasdelmundo.com). He holds a Certificate of Merit from Directorio Mundial de Escritores through Academia Mundial de Literatura, Historia, Arte y Cultura (2018.) and is widely published in more than 35 journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world.

Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novels, Yeezus In Furs (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Napalm Recipe: Volume One (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014). An archive of his writing/artwork/music can be found at www.shanejessechristmass.tumblr.com.

Andrew Ciaccio got his start in the word business delivering Warren Buffett’s newspaper. Now he makes a living as a freelance writer working on commercials. He also writes poetry, prose and text messages. His work has been published in Liquid Imagination and YogaPoetica.

Chloe N. Clark is the author of The Science of Unvanishing Objects and Your Strange Fortune. She is co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph, writes for Nerds of a Feather, and can be found on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes.

Jordan Clark lives in California and works within the ceramics industry. He has been previously published at Silent Auctions Magazine and can be found on Instagram @y1k35

Neil Clark is a writer from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is published or forthcoming in The Molotov Cocktail, Okay Donkey, Five:2:One, The Open Pen, Occulum Journal, and other cool places. Most days, he posts very short stories on Twitter @NeilRClark. Say ‘hi’ to him there, or visit neilclarkwrites.wordpress.com.

Shelby Colburn is an emerging writer from Eddington, Maine. She has earned her BA and MA at the University of Maine and will be pursuing her MFA at the University of New Hampshire. Colburn enjoys relishing in the weird, grotesque, and feminist body. She lives with two royal, spoiled cats and a supportive fiancé.

Sheldon Lee Compton’s is the author of five books of fiction and poetry. His third novel, Dysphoria: An Appalachian Gothic, will be published in the spring of 2019 by Cowboy Jamboree Press. He is now writing his first book of nonfiction for West Virginia University Press, a hybrid work about the writer Breece D’J Pancake.

Jon Conley is a writer and musician from Cleveland. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Hobart, Bad Nudes, Bodega, Hello Horror, Bending Genres, and FIVE:2:ONE. He is co-founder of Long Long Journal and produces and performs music as Beach Stav. Find him online @beachstav.

Sean Thor Conroe was born Kamura Sho (香村 翔宇) in Tokyo in 1991. He hosts the podcast “1storypod,” tweets @stconroe, and archives other art at 1storyhaus.com. He lives in Philadelphia.

David Cook’s stories have appeared in the National Flash Fiction Anthology, Spelk, The Sunlight Press, Ginger Collect and more. He’s a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. He lives in Bridgend, Wales, with his wife, daughter, cats and fish. Say hi on Twitter @davidcook100 or at his site here.

Erin Cork lives and hikes in Missoula, MT.  She writes in the morning and works the swing shift as a train dispatcher. She drinks a lot of coffee and wears trucker hats. Her work has recently been featured in Hypnopomp, Image OutWrite and Memoir Mixtapes. She is working on another draft of her first novel. She can be found @elcork17 and on instagram here.

Paul Corman-Roberts is a finalist for subTerrrain’s annual fiction contest for his short story “The Deathbed Confession of Christopher Walken.” He has appeared in The Rumpus, Buddy, and sParkle and bLink.  He’s mostly  known as a poet but is the current fiction editor for Full of Crow and the founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Fest in his hometown of Oakland CA. His latest collection of poems is We Shoot Typewriters from Nomadic Press.

Mike Corrao is a young writer working out of Minneapolis. His work has been featured in publications such as Entropy, decomP, Cleaver, and Fanzine. His first novel will be released in fall of 2018 by Orson’s Publishing. Further information at www.mikecorrao.com.

Suzanne Craig-Whytock is a Canadian writer. Her first novel, Smile, was published in 2017, and her new novel, The Dome, will be released this October by Bookland Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Slippage Lit. She also writes humorous essays which she posts on her website here.

Marisa Crane is a lesbian writer and editor. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pigeon Pages, Pidgeonholes, Drunk Monkeys, among others. She currently lives in San Diego with her fiancée. She loves wiener dogs, all flavors of aioli, and making Allen Iverson references. Her Twitter handle is @marisabcrane.

Dan Crawley’s writing appears or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including Wigleaf, Bending Genres, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Atticus ReviewAd Hoc Fiction will publish his novella-in-flash in the near future. Along with teaching creative writing workshops and literature courses, he is a fiction reader for Little Patuxent Review. You can find him on Twitter @danbillyc.

Paul Curran’s novel Left Hand was published by CCM in 2014. Pieces from Bubblegum’s Funeral, a collaboration with visual artist Marc Hulson, have appeared in galleries across London and Paris. Paul currently lives in Tokyo and is slowly assembling a J-novel.

Melanie Czerwinski is a lesbian author living in Delaware. Her work has been published or is forthcoming by The Sucarnochee Review, Dark Ink Press, From Whispers To Roars, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk, Underwood Press, Reflex Fiction, and littledeathlit. Her Twitter is @mel_czer, but she neglects it.

Travis Dahlke lives in Middletown, CT. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Structo, Sporklet, SAND Journal, Bridge Eight Press, Occulum, and The Longleaf Review, among other places. He has a novella about spooky Christmas trees available from Otherwhere Press. Find him on Twitter: @hammockreview.

Chris Dankland is the co-founder of X-R-A-Y and lives in Pennsylvania. He’s the author of Weed Monks and other ebooks. His head is made of smoke.

Darren DeFrain is the author of the novel The Salt Palace (New Issues & Dzanc Books) and the story collection Inside & Out (MSR & Dzanc Books). Along with Fran Connor, he is currently at work on a book about the postpunk history of Kansas. He directs the Writing Program at Wichita State University. Hackers are encouraged to friend him on Facebook.

Devan Collins Del Conte is a queer writer living in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, Lunch Ticket and elsewhere. Find her here

Tyler Dempsey was a finalist in Glimmer Train and New Millennium Writings competitions. His work appears in Five:2:One Magazine, Buck Off Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, and The 3288 Review, amongst others. Find him on Twitter @tylercdempsey or here.

Josh Denslow has a short story collection called NOT EVERYONE IS SPECIAL (7.13 Books). Recent stories have been spotted in Catapult, Pithead Chapel, Okay Donkey, and BULL. In addition to wearing matching sweaters with his three boys, he plays the drums in the band Borrisokane and edits at SmokeLong Quarterly. Find out more at joshdenslow.com or on Twitter @joshdenslow.

Benjamin DeVos is the author of The Bar Is Low (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Lord of the Game (Apocalypse Party, 2017), and Madness Has a Moment and Then Vanishes Before Returning Again (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016). He lives in Philadelphia.

Chance Dibben is a writer and photographer living in Lawrence, KS. His writing has appeared in Split Lip, Reality BeachYes PoetryAtlas and AlicematchbookHobart, as well as others.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. His work has been featured in Occulum and BALDHIP.

Louis Dickins is a 23-year-old writer, actor, and artist from Melbourne.

Salvatore Difalco is the author of two books of shorts stories, Black Rabbit (Anvil Press) and The Mountie at Niagara Falls (Anvil Press). He currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Giovanni DeJaneiro  is an internationally recognized literary supertzar. He has been described as rude and unsociable by his mother, arrogant and condescending by his lawyer, and socioeconomically challenged by his primary physician.

Maggie Dove is a cross-genre Southern writer by way of South Florida. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, JMWW, Drunk Monkeys, Foliate Oak, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The New Southern Fugitives, Crab Fat Magazine and elsewhere. She is petty and immature, and has many tribal tattoos from the 90s for which she refuses to be apologetic. Her blog can be found at romcomdojo.com and she’s on Twitter @romcomdojo.

Nathan Dragon lives in Western Massachusetts with his best friend and partner. Dragon is currently writing short stories and something longer about a marine biologist. Read more by Nathan here.

Anthony Dragonetti writes fiction and criticism. His work has appeared in Expat Press, Soft Cartel, Philosophical Idiot, and elsewhere. He writes book reviews at Neutral Spaces. Follow him on Twitter @dragoneddied.

Jessica Drake-Thomas is a poet and freelance writer, currently living North of Fort Worth. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Ghost City Review, Grimoire, and Anti-Heroin Chic, among others. Find her here and on Twitter.

Łukasz Drobnik’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Quarterly WestLighthouseBare FictionSHARKPACK AnnualMojave Heart ReviewCartridge LitFoglifter and elsewhere. He has written two novellas in his native Polish, “Nocturine” and “Cunninghamella” (Forma, 2011). An English version of “Nocturine” is forthcoming in 2019 from Fathom Books. You can find him on Twitter @drobnik.

Charles Duffie is a writer working in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Anastamos, Bacopa Literary Review, Prime Number Magazine, Exposition Review, Opossum, Meat for Tea, Heavy Feather Review, FlashBack Fiction, and American Fiction by New Rivers Press.

Nathaniel Duggan is from Maine and likes used 2008 Honda Civics. He can be found on Twitter @asdkfjasdlfjd.

Gary Duncan’s stories have appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine100 Word StoryNew Flash Fiction ReviewFictive DreamTrain LitGravel, and The Cabinet of Heed, among others, and are forthcoming in Unbroken Journal and Ellipsis Zine. His flash fiction collection, You’re Not Supposed to Cry, is available from Vagabond Voices.

Teddy Duncan, Jr., is from Orlando, Florida and can be reached here.

Derick Dupre’s work is forthcoming or featured in publications including NOONNew York Tyrant7×7Fanzine, and Hobart. He lives in southern Arizona.

Lanny Durbin lives in Springfield, Illinois, plays in a few bands and drives a Buick. His work has appeared in Hobart Pulp, Maudlin House and *82 Review, among others. He can be found on Twitter @LannyDurbin.

Caleb Echterling’s short story ‘Haikuzilla’ won first prize in the 2016 Bartleby Snopes Dialogue Contest. He tweets funny fiction using the highly original handle @CalebEchterling. You can find more of his work at www.calebechterling.com.

Nathan Elias is the author of the chapbooks A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here: A Novelette and Glass City Blues: Poems. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles where he also served as editor on the literary journal Lunch Ticket. His work has appeared in EntropyPANKHobart, and other publications.

Brian Alan Ellis is the author of three novellas, three short-story collections, a book of humorous non-fiction, and Something to Do with Self-Hate, a novel. His writ­ing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Elec­tric Literature, Vol. 1 Brook­lyn, Funhouse, The Collapsar, Talk­ing Book, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. He lives in Florida.

Kaiter Enless is a writer, researcher and the founder of Logos. He is currently working on a forthcoming novel, Tomb of the Father, and a nonfiction work, Sovereigns of the Outer Dark.

Juliet Escoria wrote Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books 2014) and Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist 2016). She lives in West Virginia.

Isabella Esser-Munera teaches in Brooklyn, New York and is an advocate of children everywhere. Her work has been featured in Faded-Out magazine, Maudlin House, and Anti-Heroin Chic. A child of immigrants, her projects focus on identity and intersection. She is currently working on a novel and tweets as @esserisst.

Alex Evans lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and has done for a while now. He writes stories, makes coffee, sings songs, drinks wine, and doesn’t sleep nearly enough. He loves wrinkly dogs and hates the smell of airplanes. His little fictions have been featured in the Jet Fuel Review, Five on the Fifth, and Ohio’s Emerging Writers: an Anthology of Fiction. He tweets here and lives here.

William Falo’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Foliate Oak Review, Newfound, Fictive Dream, Litro Magazine, and others. He loves dogs and books. Find him on Twitter at @williamfalo.

Nick Farriella’s fiction has appeared in Across the Margin and Unsolicited Press. He lives in New Jersey where he works as a copywriter and is the founder of Freedom Through Literature, an organization that runs annual book drives for prisons. You can follow him on Twitter @nick_farriella 

Marina Flores is a feminist writer and scholar born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Master of Arts in Literature, Creative Writing and Social Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University. Her work has appeared in The Pecan Grove Review and Dream Noir Literary Magazine. In her spare time, Marina can be found reading, curled up with her doxie, Simba, or sipping on a cup of iced coffee. She tweets her thoughts daily from @marinathelibra.

Joaquin Fernandez is a recovering filmmaker and South Florida native perpetually tinkering with his first novel. His work has appeared in Okay Donkey, Cotton Xenomorph, Cheap Pop and Pidgeonholes among others. He’s guest edited special issues for Kissing Dynamite and X-R-A-Y Magazine in addition to editing for the Radix Media anthology AFTERMATH. He can be found @Joaqertxranger and joaquinfernandezwrites.com.  

Jennifer Fliss is a Seattle-based writer whose writing has appeared in F(r)iction, PANK, The Rumpus, The Washington Post, and elsewhere, including the 2019 Best Short Fictions anthology. She is the 2018/2019 Pen Parentis Fellow and a 2019 recipient of a Grant for Artist Project award from Artist’s Trust. She can be found on Twitter at @writesforlife or via her website

Jaime Fountaine was raised by “wolves.” She lives in Philadelphia and maintains her site here.

Erika Franz (s/he, hi/hers) is a queer author living in Baltimore with her wife, daughter, and pets. Her fiction has been published in the The First Line and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Find her at www.erikafranz.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @ETFranz.   
 

Daniel Fraser is a writer from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. His poetry and prose have featured in the LA Review of BooksAeonEntropyAcumenSpelk and Mute, among others. His work is forthcoming in Anthropocene PoetryClarion, and Picaroon. Find him on Twitter @oubliette_mag.

Alex S. French writes from Montana. His work can be found here. Twitter: @asfrenchaf.

Jenny Fried is a writer living in California. Her work has appeared previously in Psychoneuroendocrinology and The New York Times.

Alexondria Jolene is a Colorado-based fiction writer and teacher. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She teaches college composition and is currently working on a collection of flash fiction. She has work forthcoming in The Sunlight Press and Nightingale and Sparrow.

Caroline Galdi is exactly like you in every way possible. She’s working towards her BA in English at UNC-Greensboro, where she edits literature for The Coraddi. She’s @cyclostome on Twitter, and she reads all of your tweets.

Scott Garson is the author of IS THAT YOU, JOHN WAYNE? — a collection of stories. He has work in or coming from Threepenny Review, American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions and others.

Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola who has had a few fever dreams in prose. Her poems and shorts stories have been featured in Luna Luna, SCAB, Anti-Heroin Chic, Drunk Monkeys, Ghost City Press, Occulum and many other publications. Her poetry chapbook Pink Plastic House is available here. Follow her sonnets, socks and secrets on Twitter: @lolaandjolie and her website.

Jessi Gaston is a writer and “filmmaker” based in Chicago’s west side. Their poetry has been featured on Queen Mob’s Teahouse and they have an e-book of sorts on Gauss PDF. Their short film, “Black Pill,” is currently in development. Other than that, they spend their time doing nothing and being a lay-about wastrel, and also spelling their name a couple different ways. Find them on Twitter @jejesjesijessi.

Oliver Gaywood was raised in Scotland’s rugged north before gradually moving south, culminating with a permanent move to Australia. He’s worked in journalism and digital marketing and began getting serious about penning short stories in 2016. You can find examples of his work on olivergaywood.com or be the first to know what he’s up to by following @olivergaywood on Twitter.

Kate Gehan’s debut short story collection, The Girl and The Fox Pirate, was published by Mojave River Press in 2018. Her writing has appeared in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, Split Lip Magazine, People Holding, Cheap Pop, among others. She is nonfiction editor at Pithead Chapel. Say hello @StateofKate and find her work here.

Steve Gergley is a writer and runner based in Warwick, New York. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in A-Minor, After the Pause, Barren Magazine, Maudlin House, Pithead Chapel, and others. In addition to writing fiction, he has composed and recorded five albums of original music. He can be found on twitter @GergleySteve , and on his author website.

Henry Gifford is a previously unpublished poet and novelist. He is currently a Master’s student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He can be reached at henryngifford@gmail.com.

Kaye Gilhooley is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flash Frontier and Takahe. She lives by the beautiful Opawaho River at the foot of the Port Hills, watching dogs and their walkers pass by every day.  She hankers after a dog of her own.

Will Gilmer is a writer and poet living in Metro-Detroit. Over two dozen of his stories have appeared in print and online. When he’s not putting his thoughts on paper you can find him piddling in a garden, brewing beer, or practicing for he and his wife’s imaginary appearance on The Great British Bake Off.

Connor Goodwin is a writer and critic biking around Brooklyn. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Washington Post, BOMB Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Blouin Artinfoand elsewhere. He is working on his first novel. Follow @condorgoodwing.

Cavin Gonzalez is a twenty-two-year-old graduate from the University of Central Florida. He is the prose editor for SOFT CARTEL, book reviewer for Pidgeon Holes, and was selected for inclusion in The Best Micro Fiction of 2018 anthology. Fine him @CavinBGonzalez.

Christopher Gonzalez is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse. His short stories appear or are forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Third Point Press, jmww, Split Lip Magazine, and others. A former Clevelander, he now lives in New York and works in books publishing. You can find more of his writing online at www.chris-gonzalez.com, or by following him on Twitter: @livesinpages.

Howie Good is the author of three recent collections, I’m Not a Robot from Tolsun Books, The Titanic Sails at Dawn from Alien Buddha Press, and What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press. He co-edits the journals Unbroken and UnLost.

Melissa Goode’s work has appeared in Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Whiskey Paper, Split Lip Magazine, Forge Literary Magazine, among others. Her story “It falls” (Jellyfish Review) was recently chosen by Aimee Bender for Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). She lives in Australia. You can find her here and at @melgoodewriter.

Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in Spelk, Lost Balloon and Terse. She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction,  a reader for Bare Fiction and tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer.

Jason Graff has authored one novella, In the Service of the Boyar (Vagabondage Press, ’16). He has two novels slated for publication in 2019, heckler (Unsolicited Press) and Stray Our Pieces (Waldorf Publishing). His short stories, poems and essays have been published in Carrier Pigeon, Per Contra and many other publications. He lives in Richardson, TX with his wife, son and cat.

Simon Graham on is from Sydney, Australia. He tweets at @s__graham

Rebecca Gransden lives on an island and writes sometimes. She can be found on Twitter @rlgransden and online occasionally at rebeccagransden.wordpress.com

Joseph Grantham lives somewhere in America. He is the author of Tom Sawyer (CCM Press 2018) and Raking Leaves (Holler Presents 2018). He runs Disorder Press with his sister.

Michael Graves is the author of the novel, Parade. He also composed the short story collection, Dirty One. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and an American Library Association Honoree. His short fiction and poetry have been featured in numerous literary publications, including Pank, Post Road, Eclectica Magazine, Storgy and Chelsea Station Magazine. Follow Michael on Twitter: @MGravesAuthor.

Dylan Gray is a writer from Bloomington, Indiana. He tweets stupid shit on his Twitter @dylanthegray.

Nick Gregorio is a writer, teacher, reader, husband, hobbyist musician, and teeth-grinder living just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and dog. His fiction has appeared in many wonderful publications, and Maudlin House has released two of his books: This Distance (2018), and Good Grief, a novel (2017). He cohosts a podcast called book.record.beer, loves movies, punk rock, and comics, and buys more books than he has time to read. Drop him a line on social media! Twitter: @mister_nick_ and Instagram: @mister__nick.

Jennifer Greidus is the co-founder of X-R-A-Y and writes in a small apartment in Arizona. Some of her short stories appear here.

Anne Gresham is a writer and librarian living in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, and various small carnivores. Her short fiction has appeared in Unnerving, Flame Tree Publishing, Dark Moon Digest, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @agresham or at annegresham.com.

Nicholas Grider is the author of the story collection Misadventure (A Strange Object, 2014) and his work has appeared recently in Okay Donkey, Five:2:One, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Queen Mob’s Tea House and elsewhere. He can be found apologizing for lots of things at @ngrdr and, as of August 2019, at www.nicholasgrider.com.

Dóra Grőber is the editor of SCAB, an online literary/art magazine for all things twisted. Her work has previously appeared at Hobart. You can find out more about SCAB here.

Lily Hackett lives in Shepherds Bush, London. Her writing has featured in Egress and NY Tyrant Magazine.

Scott Manley Hadley blogs at TriumphoftheNow.com and is Satire Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. His debut poetry collection, Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018) is available now. He is bald and has a dog.

Joseph Edwin Haeger is the author of Learn to Swim (University of Hell Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Pacific NW Inlander, RiverLit, Hippocampus Magazine, and others. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and sons. You can find him @JoeTurquoise.

Ryan Hall was born in Ogden, Utah, a place that holds the distinction of being where Hal Ashby grew up. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

Max Halper lives in upstate New York. He’s been a student, trespasser and patient at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine is debuting his fiction.

Daniel Handelman lives in Oakland, CA. He tweets @danielnhand. His work has appeared in Faded Out, Maudlin House, and Alien Mouth. Find him here.

T.S.J. Harling has a first class BA in English Literature from the University of Liverpool and an MA in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Sussex.  Literary influences include Mary Shelley, the Brontë sisters, Shirley Jackson and Elizabeth Wurtzel. Publications include The Ham Free Press , Twisted Sister Lit Mag, Dear Damsels, Queen Mob’s Tea House and Storgy, among others. T.S.J. Harling has embarked on a Creative Writing PhD at the Royal Holloway, University of London since September 2018.

Chelsea Harris has appeared in The Conium Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Grimoire, Portland Review, and Literary Orphans, among others. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Washington state. You can find more of her work here.

L Mari Harris splits her time between Nebraska and the Ozarks, and works as a copywriter in the tech industry. Her work has appeared in Atticus Review, Bending Genres, Lost Balloon, and Milk Candy Review, among others. Follow her on Twitter @LMariHarris and read more of her work at www.lmariharris.wordpress.com.

Sarah E. Harris is a writer living in California’s central valley with her husband and two unruly dogs. Her work has previously appeared in publications such as SpringGunQuarter After Eight, and NANO Fiction, where it was awarded the 3rd annual NANO Prize. Find her on Twitter @DrSeharris.

Kevin Hatch lives in California where he rehabilitates neglected stuffed animals at the Pacific branch of the Stuffed Animal Sanctuary. Find him at here.

Jordan Hayward is based in Manchester and can be found @totoafricaremix. His work has previously appeared in SOFT CARTEL and Adjacent Pineapple and is forthcoming in crag.

Katherine Heath is an essayist and journalist from Saint Joseph, Missouri. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. For more about this author and her work: keheath.com. 

Joshua Hebburn lives in Los Angeles. His fiction is also in Hobart and Maudlin House and he tweets @joshuahebburn. 

Marston Hefner is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has a story published by Tyrant Magazine. In his free time he plays backgammon and practices yoga.

R.E. Hengsterman is a Pushcart nominee, award-winning writer and photographer. He was born helpless and nude and now wanders under the Carolina blue sky. Reach him @robhengsterman and here.

Marisha Gene Hicks lives in Austin, Texas. Her writing is found in Gravel, Ghost City Review, and Peach Mag. Tweet at her @cryybaeb

Andrew Higgins earned his MFA from New York University. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Belt Magazine, The Vehicle, and elsewhere. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Olivia Holbrook lives in Oakland, California where she is studying English Literature at Mills College. This is her first creative-nonfiction publication. Her work is heavily influenced by her interest in poetry and fiction. You can find her on Twitter at @moar_loaves.

Claire Hopple is the author of TIRED PEOPLE SEEING AMERICA (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2019) and TOO MUCH OF THE WRONG THING (Truth Serum Press, 2017). Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Heavy Feather Review, Bluestem, Timber, and others. More at clairehopple.com.

Chelsea Houghton lives in North Canterbury, New Zealand and is studying a MCW. She has had fiction published in Flash Frontier and Mimicry Journal. She tweets @chelseahoughton.

Dave Housley’s first novel, “This Darkness Got to Give,” was released in 2018. He is the author of four story collections, most recently “Massive Cleansing Fire” and “If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home.” He is one of the founding editors and do-stuff people at Barrelhouse, and he makes his actual living as a web strategist and manager at Penn State. He tweets at @housleydave.

Jonah Howell is a tattooist in North Carolina. You can find his other writings in Surfaces and (soon) in Waxing & Waning and The Bleeding Heart Nihilist. His collection of poetry and essays, Empathology, will be published in summer 2019 by BHN Books.

Jocelyn Hungerford is the nom de plume of a sentient entity, fractured consciousness and mountain hermit. She has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Mascara Literary Review and Meanjin.

Ashley Hutson’s work has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, Wigleaf, matchbook, Fanzine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She lives in rural Maryland. Read more at aahutson.com.

Graham Irvin is from Kannapolis, North Carolina. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Ghost City Review, Soft Cartel, South Broadway Ghost Society, The Nervous Breakdown, Really Serious Literature, Instant Lit Magazine, and Philosophical Idiot. Follow him on Twitter (@grahamjirvin).

Divya Iyer is a poet and writer based in India. Their poetry has appeared in The Brown Orient, South Broadway Ghost Society, Barren Magazine, Rose Quartz Magazine and others. They’re easiest to find and contact @ divwhine. 

Frank Jackson is a writer living in Brooklyn, with stories published in journals including Shabby Doll House, Metatron, Four Chamber Press, and Have You Seen My Whale. He tweets relentlessly @frankerson.

Emily James is a teacher and writer in NYC. Her recent work can be found in Pidgeonholes, Hippocampus, the Atticus Review, The Rumpus, Mutha Magazine, Pigeon Pages, JMWW Journal, among others. She is the recipient of the 2019 Bechtel Prize from Teachers and Writers’ Magazine. You can find her online at www.emilysarahjames.com and tweet her @missg3rd.

Sophie Jennis is a twenty-two-year-old girl and writer from the Hudson Valley of New York. Her work has been featured in Chronogram, tagvverk, Pouch Mag, and forthcoming, Hobart. You can find more of her here.

Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit Magazine, apt, Into the Void Magazine, 2River, and more. You can find her here.

Anna Vangala Jones is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Lunch Ticket and an Editorial Assistant on the fiction team at Split Lip Magazine. Her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology, and selected for inclusion in Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 list. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Berkeley Fiction Review, Little Fiction, Necessary Fiction, and Hobart, among others. Find her online at annavangalajones.wordpress.com and on Twitter @anniejo_17.

Bryce Jones is a former child comedian. His writing has appeared in Burning House Press, The Fanzine, and Slant Magazine.

Dave K is the author of The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado (Mason Jar Press 2017), and also a common edible weed in North America and Europe. www.okaydavek.com.

Sara Kachelman has published fiction in New South, DIAGRAM, Portland Review, and many other journals. She studies prose and bookmaking at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon, where she is assembling her first chapbook. Contact her at sarakachelman.com.

Toshiya Kamei (@KameiToshiya) translates Latin American literature.

Jason Kane is a flash fiction and prose poetry writer living in Pennsylvania. He has had work appear in Juked, Pear Noir!, New Dead Families, Press 1, Gone Lawn, Hobart, and Burning House Press. His collection Deep Sky Objects is available at jason-kane.com. Find him @JasonKaneActual.

Janice Kang is a Korean-American amorist, poet, and high school student. She navigates the intersection within trauma / love lore.

Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace University after working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio. His essays and stories have appeared in more than fifty literary journals. His first novel, The Natural Order of Things, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes/First Fiction Award. His second novel, The Captive Condition, was released by Pantheon Books in July of 2015 at the San Diego Comic Con International. He lives in Cleveland.

Keef is a writer living in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Five on the Fifth, The Cabinet of Heed, and Lost Balloon. He’s on the web at horriblelittlefables.com and on Twitter @keefdotorg.

Zachary Kennedy-Lopez is a born-and-bred Left Coaster working toward his MFA at Rutgers University–Camden. A cat-dad who likes swimming and Latin American electronic music, his work has been supported by the Patrick Rosal Dice Fellowship, as well as fellowships from Writing by Writers, and has appeared in The Southampton Review, Mortar Magazine, and other publications. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter, both @queerbooksloth.

Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and doctor. Her short fiction has appeared in Meniscus Literary Journal, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Ellipsis Zine, and The Cabinet of Heed. Find her at www.lisakenway.com or on Twitter @LisaKenway.

Amy Kiger-Williams holds an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark and a bachelor’s degree from New York University. She has also attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work has been published in the Yale Review Online, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Juked, and Vestal Review. She is at work on a novel and a short story collection. You can read more of her work at amykigerwilliams.com and follow her on Twitter at @amykw.

Sean Kilpatrick, raised in Detroit, is published or forthcoming at Boston Review, NERVE, New York Tyrant, BOMB, Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, evergreen review, Sleepingfish, VICE, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Black Sun Lit, Spork, The Quietus, Whiskey Island, The Malahat Review, Hobart, Diagram, Vol.1 Brooklyn, LIT. He wrote Anatomy Courses (with Blake Butler, Lazy Fascist Press) and Sir William Forsythe’s Freebase Nuptials (Sagging Meniscus Press).

Dawson Kiser is a Chicago writer and musician. He plays in the Chicago based band Porcupine as well as the Art of Growing Up.

Kyra Kondis is an MFA candidate in fiction at George Mason University. She is also the proud owner of three (3) small cacti and is the Assistant Editor of So to Speak Journal. Some of her other work can be found in or forthcoming in Matchbook, Wigleaf, and Pithead Chapel, and on her website at kyrakondis.com.

Nate Kouri is a writer and filmmaker living in Iowa City, IA. He is currently working on a closet drama and a montage essay. Twitter: @nkouriiii Email: nkouri00@gmail.com

Shane Kowalski was born outside of Philadelphia. Currently he’s a lecturer at Cornell University. His work appears or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, The Offing, Hobart, and elsewhere. He’s the author of Dog Understander (Frontier Slumber Press).

J. Edward Kruft received his MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in various online and print journals, including Crack the Spine, MoonPark Review, and Jellyfish Review. He lives with his husband, Mike, and their adopted Siberian Husky, Sasha, in Astoria, NY and Livingston Manor, NY. His recent fiction can be found on his Web site: www.jedwardkruft.com and he can be reached via twitter @jedwardkruft.

Ariel Kusby is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in Entropy, Bone Bouquet, SUSAN / The Journal, Bodega Magazine, and Pom Pom Lit Mag, amongst others. She works as a bookseller in the children’s room at Powell’s City of Books, and is the managing editor for Deep Overstock: the Booksellers’ Journal. Her first children’s book is forthcoming from Chronicle Books. Find her at www.arielkusby.com.

Kristin LaFollette is a PhD candidate at Bowling Green State University. Her work was featured in the 2017 anthology Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets, and her chapbook Body Parts was published by GFT Press in March 2018. She currently lives in northwest Ohio. You can visit her at kristinlafollette.com.

Babak Lakghomi is the author of Floating Notes (Tyrant Books, 2018). His fiction has appeared in or forthcoming from NOON, New York Tyrant, Green Mountains Review, and Egress among other places.

Harris Lahti’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming for Post Road, New York Tyrant, Potomac Review, Fanzine, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He recently graduated with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and edits at Juked.

T.J. Larkey lives in the desert and tweets @tjlarkey.

Serrana Laure grew up in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She lives in New York City and is currently an M.F.A candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared recently in Prometheus Dreaming. You can find her on twitter @serranalaure.

Michael Lehman (@somechampion) changes inexorably as a cloud.

Richard Leise recently accepted The Perry Morgan Fellowship in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University.  While completing a MFA, he has a novel out on submission, and is completing a collection of short stories.  He placed first in SUNY Cortland’s All-College Writing Competition, and has work accepted in Eckhard Gerdes’ Journal of Experimental Fiction.

William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, FANZINE, Prelude, Hyperallergic, PANK, Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, glitterMOB. His work has also been featured at MoMA PS1. He co-curates the Cool as F*** reading series in Brooklyn and is Poetry editor of Boog City.

Jennifer Lewis is the editor of Red Light Lit. Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut’s AvenueEleven Eleven, Fourteen Hills Press, and Midnight Breakfast.  You can find her here.

C.M. Lindley is a UC Berkeley alum, working as a creative director in Southern California. Her work has appeared in SAND Journal. Sometimes, she posts about the books she’s reading on Instagram @c.m.lindley.

Christopher Linforth has recently published fiction in Fiction International, Notre Dame Review, Day One, and Descant, among other magazines. He has been awarded fellowships and scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Sara Lippmann is the author of the story collection Doll Palace. Her fiction has appeared in Berfrois, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Split Lip, Midnight Breakfast and elsewhere. She teaches at St. Joseph’s College and cohosts the Sunday Salon. For more: @saralippmann.
 

Spencer Litman is an emerging writer in Phoenix where he lives with his wife and two smaller versions of his wife (children). His work appears or is forthcoming in JMWW, Pithead Chapel, Ellipsis Zine, and Riggwelter Press. Find him on Twitter @LitmanSpencer.

Adam Lock writes in the Black Country in the UK. He recently won the TSS Summer Quarterly Flash Competition 2018 and the STORGY Flash Fiction Competition 2018. His stories have been published online and in print, links to which can be found on adamlock.net. You can also connect with him on Twitter @dazedcharacter. 

Kate Lohnes is an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. She will graduate in 2020 with degrees in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Her work has been published by The Iowa Chapbook Prize (creative) and Encyclopaedia Britannica (academic). You can find her on Twitter @kate_lohnes. 

Kelby Losack is the author of the hoodrat memoir Heathenish (Broken River Books). He lives with his wife in Gulf Coast Texas, where he builds custom cabinets for a living.

Matthew Lovitt is a drug addict recovering in Austin, Texas. Other works at Soft Cartel and ExPat Press, forthcoming at Back Patio Press and Defunkt Magazine. He spends too much time on Twitter @mrmatthewlovitt.

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing (2018) won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Her novel The Light Source is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in 2019. Her fiction has been published in Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, Cleaver, The Gettysburg Review, JMWW, New World Writing, Sixfold, and many other journals. She is Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel. www.kimmagowan.com.

Grant Maierhofer is the author of Clog, Gag, Flamingos and others. His work has appeared in Motherboard’s Terraform series, 3AM Magazine, LIT Magazine and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Idaho.

Kevin Maloney is the author of Cult of Loretta (Lazy Fascist Press, 2015). His stories have appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Angelo Maneage is a famous grocery clerk and recipient of the 2017 Academy of American Poets’ Alberta Turner Poetry Prize. He has work in Hobart, Sprung Formal, LEVELER, and around other places. He is co-founder of Long Long Journal and a poetry editor for BARNHOUSE. He lives in Northeast Ohio.

Tomas Marcantonio is a fiction writer from Brighton, England. He has been published in various journals and anthologies, most recently The Fiction Pool, The Cabinet of Heed, and Okay Donkey. Tomas is currently based in Busan, South Korea, where he teaches English and writes whenever he can escape the classroom. You can connect with Tomas on Twitter @TJMarcantonio.

Rasmenia Massoud is the author of three short story collections and some of her stories have been published at places like The Foundling Review, The Lowestoft Chronicle, Literary Orphans, The Sunlight Press, Molotov Cocktail, Flash Fiction Offensive, Big Pulp, and Underground Voices. Her novella Circuits End is forthcoming from Running Wild Press. You can visit her here

Lee Matalone’s debut novel, HOME MAKING is forthcoming from Harper Perennial (Winter 2020). You can find more of her work here.

Alexandra M. Matthews is a teacher and writer living in the Hudson Valley. Her work has appeared in Jellyfish Review.

Delvon T. Mattingly, or D.T. Mattingly, is an emerging fiction writer and PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiction Pool, Scrutiny Journal, Red Queen Literary Magazine, MoonPark Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki. Learn more about his work at http://delvonmattingly.com/. He tweets here: @Delvonmattingly

Sebastian Mazza was born and raised in Washington, DC and just finished his BA at Columbia in NYC. His writing has been featured in Reverberations Magazine and on the Ugly Duckling Presse blog. You can follow him @geckocerebellum.

James McAdams has published fiction in decomP, Superstition Review, Amazon/Day One, Literary Orphans, Burning House Press, and B.O.A.A.T. Journal, among numerous others, while presently shopping a collection of short stories and working on a novel about the Florida opioid epidemic. He received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University and is an English Instructor at the University of South Florida.  His work can be viewed at jamesmcadams.org and he can be followed @jamestmcadams.

Tom McAllister is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook, as well as the memoir Bury Me in My Jersey. He is the nonfiction editor at Barrelhouse and co-host of the Book Fight! podcast. He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Temple University. Find him on Twitter @t_mcallister

Alistair McCartney is the author of two cross-genre novels The Disintegrations (2017) and The End of The World Book (2008), both published with University of Wisconsin Press. The Disintegrations is the winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley award for LGBTQ Fiction. TEOTWB was a finalist for the PEN USA Fiction Award and the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White debut fiction award. Other work has appeared in journals such as 3:AM, Fence, SCAB, Animal Shelter, Blood-Tree Literature, 1913, Gertrude, and Bloom. Originally from Australia, he live in Los Angeles, where he teaches fiction in Antioch University’s MFA program, and directs their undergraduate creative writing concentration.

Angie McCullagh is a Seattle writer and Pushcart Prize nominee published in a handful of literary journals including Colorado Review, The Florida Review, Barren Magazine, and others. She loves sparkling sentences, skittish mutts, and black coffee in bed. She’s currently spit-polishing her novel, WE ARE BROKEN about a young woman trying to make it in grunge-era Seattle.

Neil McDonald lives with his wife and son in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, surrounded by an assortment of black and white cats. His work has appeared in Soft Cartel, The Flash Fiction Press, and the Story Shack. 

Kai Ming McKenzie works in the belly of the consumer products branding industry. In the nineties, his stories appeared in Colorado Review, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. This is is his first publication in twenty years. He is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. You can visit him here or @kaimingmck.

rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles include the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016), and the forthcoming How the alphabet was made (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). robmclennan.blogspot.com

Shannon McLeod is the author of the forthcoming novella in stories WHIMSY (Curbside Splendor Publishing) and the essay chapbook PATHETIC (Etchings Press). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Hobart, Joyland, and Wigleaf, among other publications. She’s on twitter @OcqueocSAM & has a website at www.shannon-mcleod.com.

Kathryn McMahon divides her time between the Puget Sound and southwest England. Her prose has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Hobart, Wigleaf, and elsewhere, and she has won flash fiction contests at both Prime Number Magazine and New Delta Review. Find more of her writing at www.darkandsparklystories.com and follow her on Twitter at @katoscope. 

Frankie McMillan is a poet and short story writer. Her recent book,  My Mother and the Hungarians and Other Small Fictions  was longlisted for the 2017 New Zealand Ockham Book Awards.

Conor McNamara, a Seattle native, earned a BA in English from the University of Montana and an MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. His fiction and poetry have been featured in agape, Gambling the Aisle, Riprap Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, The Saturday Evening Post, and Valley Voices. In 2017, he started a reading series in Pensacola, FL called Words Matter. He currently travels for work on a land survey crew.

K.C. Mead-Brewer lives in Ithaca, NY. Her fiction appears in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Carve Magazine, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Tin House’s 2018 Winter Workshop for Short Fiction and of the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. For more information, visit kcmeadbrewer.com and follow her on Twitter @meadwriter.

Blake Middleton lives in Jacksonville, FL. He tweets @blaketheidiot. You can read more of his work at blakemiddleton.tumblr.com.

Chris Milam lives in Hamilton, Ohio. His stories have appeared in Gravel, Jellyfish Review, WhiskeyPaper, Flashback Fiction, Ellipsis, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter at @Blukris.

Andrew Miller is an MFA candidate at Miami University and author of the memoir If Only the Names Were Changed (CCM 2016). He’s done with Facebook but still dumping photos to Instagram and documenting the antics of Columbus Skateboarding & Geriatrics on YouTube. See more at Andrew-Miller.com.

Chad Miller is a queer artist living in Austin, Texas, writing a novel about a forgotten kiss and a second chance. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, Columbia, Jellyfish Review, Gone Lawn, Wigleaf, Elimae, Electric Literature, Flavorwire, and more. You can visit him at www.chadrobertmiller.com.

Corey Miller lives with his wife in a tiny house they built near Cleveland. He is an award-winning Brewmaster who enjoys a good lager. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barren, Crab Fat, Writers Resist, Hobart, Gravel, and Cease Cows. When not working or writing, Corey likes to take the dogs for adventures. Twitter: @IronBrewer.

Robert John Miller’s work has appeared in Soft Cartel, New Flash Fiction Review, Peregrine, Monkeybicycle and others. You can find more stories at robertjohnmiller.com. He lives in Chicago and is working on a novel.

Tomas Moniz edited Rad Dad, Rad Families, and the kids book Collaboration/Colaboración. He has stuff on the internet but loves letters and penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back.

Molly Montgomery lives in Davis, California. Originally from Oakland, she received a B.A. in English and French from UCLA and an M.A. in Creative Writing from UC Davis. Her work has been published in Entropy Mag. You can find her on twitter @mollywritesalot.

K. Noel Moore was born in Nashville, raised outside Atlanta, and is currently a full-time college student in Carrollton, GA. She self-published her first book, a 1930s ghost drama titled Undertown, in 2018, and her short fiction has appeared in Vulture Bones and briars lit. She is not and never has been a member of the Communist party, probably. (You can’t prove anything.) You can find her tweeting @mysterioustales, and blogging at theoutlawwrites.tumblr.com.

Gene Morgan is a web content manager in Los Angeles. He’s done so many great and important things that were definitely worthwhile. Mostly, he just wants to escape them. Learn more at genemorgan.info

Rebekah Morgan is living in Iași, Romania. He is the author of Blood Burger Parade (2016 Dostoevsky Wannabe), and recent work can be found at New York Tyrant, Faded Out, an Anti-Heroin Chic.

Brian Morse is the author of Migration (Pski’s Porch, 2016). His work has appeared in Akashic Books, Visitant, Close to the Bone and elsewhere. You can find him online here brian-morse.com or @vertigothrush

Stephen Mortland lives in Indiana. He’s on Twitter @stephenmortland.

Anith Mukherjee is a writer and artist living in Sydney, Australia. His writing has most recently been published in Micro/Macro, Philosophical Idiot, and Really Serious Literature. His paintings have been exhibited in the George Paton Gallery in Melbourne. He’s very anxious and recently deleted his social media presence.

Edward Mullany is the author of If I Falter at the Gallows, Figures for an Apocalypse, and The Three Sunrises (Publishing Genius Press). He is also the creator of the comic strips Rachel and Ben, and Excerpts from a Boring Man’s Diary. He is the recipient of a Barthelme Fellowship from the Inprint Foundation, and his writing has recently appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, Carolina Quarterly, and jubilat. Find him at edwardmullany.com

Michael Mungiello is from New Jersey and lives in Brooklyn. It’s a wonderful place. Every single second of life is pleasure. You can read other stuff by him in Hobart and Fourteen Hills, among other places. His Twitter is @_______Michael_.

Ashley Naftule is writer from Phoenix, AZ. He’s been published in Pitchfork, Vice, Bandcamp, The Hard Times, and Ghost City Press. He’s written and produced two full-length plays, Ear and The First Annual Bookburners Convention, at Space55 theatre in downtown Phoenix.

Elle Nash is the author of the novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), and the chapbooks AVOKA (Ghost City Press, 2017). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp, and lives in the Ozarks with her husband and their dog.

Paul Nevin is a London-born and based author of short fiction. His work has appeared in Fictive Dream, Idle Ink and Vamp Cat Magazine. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @paulnevin.

Benjamin Niespodziany is a night librarian at UChicago and has no idea how to ride a pogo stick. He spends his days running the multimedia art blog and music label [neonpajamas]. He recently released a chapbook of lofi poems known as Ants on Stilts and has had his work published in formercactus, Occulum, Ghost City Press, tenderness, yea, and a small handful of others. Find him: @neonpajamas or soundcloud.

Vanessa Norton is an artist living in Oakland. She is the writer of Sweet 16: 16 Photographs of 16 Ex-Boyfriends Taken When They Were 16 (Wasted Books, 2018). Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Fanzine, Tammy, Black Warrior Review, and DIAGRAM. Her work may be found here @vfnorton and here.

James Nulick lives in Seattle, WA. He holds a BA in English from Coe College and an MA in Library Science from the University of Arizona. He is the author of the novels Valencia and Distemper. “Husk” will appear in the forthcoming short story collection ‘Haunted Girlfriend,’ to be published by Expat Press in Spring 2019.

Anna O’Brien is a writer and veterinarian in central Maryland. She writes about horses, livestock, and dogs for Horse IllustratedHobby Farms, and Just Labs and on the literary side she’s the managing blog editor for Luna Station Quarterly. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, most recently Barren MagazineBad Pony, and upcoming in The Society for MIsfit Stories. You can find her on Twitter @annaobriendvm.

Marc Olmsted has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions in Prose & Poetry, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a variety of small presses. He is the author of four collections of poetry, including What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?, which has an introduction by Allen Ginsberg with praise from Michael McClure and Diane di Prima. Olmsted’s 25 year relationship with Ginsberg is chronicled in his Beatdom Books memoir Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 – Letters and Recollections. Find more of his work here.

Josh Olsen is a librarian in Flint, Michigan and the co-creator of Gimmick Press.

Katherine Osborne is a writer in Massachusetts. She is the editor of Little River and author of Fire Sign. Some of her poetry can be read in Fanzine and Salò Press.

Rebecca Otter  studies professional and creative writing at UNCW. She is a poetry editor and designer at semicolon literary journal. She likes the sound of rustling leaves, roads that point towards the sunset, and earthy-toned yarns. You can find her poetry and creative nonfiction in Entropy Magazine, Instant Literary Journal, and Atlantis Magazine.

Marcus Pactor’s short story collection, Vs. Death Noises, won the 2011 Subito Press Prize for Fiction. His work has most recently appeared in The Collagist, South Dakota Review, and Heavy Feather Review. He lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida.

Diane Payne’s most recent publications include:Notre Dame Review, Obra/Artiface, Reservoir, Southern Fugitives, Spry Literary Review, Watershed Review, Superstition Review, Windmill Review, Tishman Review, Whiskey Island, Quarterly, Fourth RiverSplit Lip Review,The Offing, Elke: A little Journal, PunctuateOutpost 19, McNeese Review, The Meadow, Burnt Pine, Story South, Five to One, and forthcoming in Barn House.

Timothy Parfitt is an essayist and critic based in Chicago. His work has been featured or is forthcoming in ContraryriverbabbleThread,  Newcity and Punctuate

Zack Peercy is a writer based out of Chicago, where he now sees an eye doctor regularly. He was recently selected as one of the first resident playwrights at Three Brothers Theatre. His plays can be found on New Play Exchange. His prose has been featured in formercactus, Memoir Mixtapes, Occulum Journal, Toasted Cheese Magazine, The Sandy River Review, and others. You can boost his ego by sending him an email, following him on twitter (@zackpeercy), or mailing a check with the memo line “credit card debt.”

Alexander Perez lives in Upstate New York. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Defenestration, SOFT CARTEL, mac(ro)mic, Anti-Heroin Review and elsewhere.

Nick Perilli is a writer and library person living in Philadelphia with loved ones who have yet to watch Gremlins II with him. Work of his has appeared in Pidgeonholes, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Maudlin House and elsewhere. He tweets @nicoloperilli and spared no expense on his very cheap website nickperilli.com.

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is from Woodland, North Carolina. Read her work in The Tusk, Bull, Parhelion, drDOCTOR, and Show Your Skin. Or listen to it on the radio.

Jeff Phillips is a washed up varsity cross country skier and storefront theatre method actor. He was co-host of The Liquid Burning, an apocalypse themed reading series, and he co-hosted the Chicago reading series Pungent Parlour. His short fiction has appeared in Seeding Meat, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Metazen, Chicago Literati, and Literary Orphans. He is the co-founder of Zizobotchi Papers, a literary journal dedicated to the novella and a regular contributor at the site Drinkers With Writing Problems. You can find him @TheIglooOven or on his site.

Meghan Phillips is editor in chief of Third Point Press and an associate editor for SmokeLong Quarterly. Her flash fiction chapbook “Abstinence Only” is forthcoming from Barrelhouse. You can find more of her writing at meghan-phillips.com. She lives in Lancaster, PA, and tweets @mcarphil. 

Sam Phillips is an author an artist based in San Francisco. His work focuses on humanity while playing with viewpoint and universal truth. He is fascinated by how peoples understanding of existence. His work can be found at sadface4dayze.com.

Megan Pillow (formerly Megan Pillow Davis, and writing here as John Torrance) is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a doctoral candidate in the University of Kentucky’s English Department. Her work has appeared in, among other places, Electric Literature, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Paper Darts, and Passages North. She’s on Twitter @megpillow.

Kristen M. Ploetz (@KristenPloetz) lives in Massachusetts. Her recent short fiction has been published (or is forthcoming) with CRAFT Literary, BULL, The Normal School, Atticus Review, Wigleaf, jmww, and elsewhere. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for Atlas + Alice. You can find her on the web at www.kristenploetz.com.

Robert Stuart Powers is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train and World Literature Today and other journals. He is working on a novel.

Zach Powers is the author of the novel FIRST COSMIC VELOCITY (Putnam 2019) and the story collection GRAVITY CHANGES (BOA Editions 2017). He is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives in Arlington, Virginia. Get to know him at ZachPowers.com.

Grace Loh Prasad received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and is an alumna of VONA. Her essays have appeared in Longreads, Catapult, Jellyfish Review, Ninth Letter, Blood Orange Review, Memoir Mixtapes, The Manifest-Station, and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Grace is a member of The Writers Grotto and her memoir-in-progress is entitled The Translator’s Daughter.

Michael Prihoda lives in central Indiana. He is the editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary magazine and small press. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology and he is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Years Without Room (Weasel Press, 2018).

Ted Prokash has 3 novels available at Joyless House Publishing. Napawaupee County Blues is coming soon from Expat Press. Find him in the falling-rock outfit, Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones. He is a graduate of Algoma High School, class of 97.

Cyndie Randall‘s words have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, Love’s Executive Order, Whale Road Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Manifest-Station, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere. She works as a therapist and plays among the Great Lakes. Connect with her on Twitter @CyndieRandall or at cyndierandall.com.

Bob Raymonda is the Founding Editor of Breadcrumbs Magazine. He graduated from SUNY Purchase with a focus in creative nonfiction and will be pursuing his MFA in speculative fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in the fall. Some of his other work can be found in Luna Luna Magazine, Peach Mag, and OCCULUM. Read more here or find him at bobbysnacks (Instagram) or @bobby_snacks.

Chad Redden lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Links to his work can be found here.

Patrick Reid is a writer based in Poughkeepsie and Boston. He won the July 2014 /r/NoSleep story of the month. He is working on novels and a short story collection. He tweets at @patatoreid.

Ron Riekki’s books include U.P. (Ghost Road Press), Posttraumatic (Hoot ‘n’ Waddle), and My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction (Loyola University Maryland’s Apprentice House Press).  Riekki co-edited Undocumented (Michigan State University Press) and The Many Lives of The Evil Dead (McFarland), and edited And Here (MSU Press), Here (MSU Press, Independent Publisher Book Award), and The Way North (Wayne State University Press, Michigan Notable Book).

Bram Riddlebarger is author of a poetry chapbook, Chez Filthy (JKPublishing), and two novels, Earplugs (Livingston Press) and Golden Rod (Cabal Books). He lives in Athens, Ohio.

Craig Rodgers has an extensive collection of literary rejections folded into the shape of cranes and spends most of his time writing in North Texas. His newest release is novella The Ghost of Mile 43.

Austin Ross lives near Philadelphia with his wife and son. His fiction has appeared at Hobart, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. You can follow him @AustinTRoss and find more at austinrossauthor.com.

Doug Ross is a writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. They raised him in Michigan, with his twin. Find him on twitter @dougrosswrite.

Michelle Ross is the author of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You (2017), which won the 2016 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award. Her fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Pidgeonholes, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other venues. She is fiction editor of Atticus Review. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. www.michellenross.com.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann is the author of the novel The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh (7.13 Books) and the essay series “An engineer reads a novel” at Public Books. Her short stories have appeared in such journals as Hobart, Cheap Pop, Literary Orphans, and Jellyfish Review, and have garnered four Pushcart nominations. She is also a professor of mechanical engineering at Lafayette College. @jenn_rossmann

Colleen Rothman’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The AtlanticJellyfish ReviewOkay Donkey, and Mutha Magazine, among others. After more than a decade living in the Midwest, she is proud to once again call New Orleans home. Find her on Twitter @colleenrothman or at colleenrothman.com.

Jim Ruland is the author of the novel Forest of Fortune and the short story collection Big Lonesome, and the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!  He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its fourteenth year, and is currently working on a book with the band Bad Religion.

Levi Rumata, from Cincinnati, lives and writes in Spain.

Nayt Rundquist‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Etchings, The Long Road to Spring, and Up North Lit. He is the managing editor for New Rivers Press. Nayt lives just outside space and time with his artist-jeweler wife and their fifth-dimensional dog.

Christopher X. Ryan lives in Helsinki, Finland, where he works as a writer, editor, and ghostwriter. Born on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, he has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School in Boulder, Colorado. His work has been published in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He is represented by the Trentin Agency for his novel BOGORE. Chris can be found at TheWordPunk.com.

Anthony Sabourin (@AnthonySabourin) lives in Ottawa, Ontario. His work has previously been published by Bad Nudes.

Kevin Sampsell lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works at a bookstore and runs the long-running micro press, Future Tense Books. His writing has appeared recently in Wigleaf, The Elephants, Kolaj Magazine, Interrupture, and apt. His most recent book is This Is Between Us (Tin House Books). See more of his work at kevinsampsell.com and kevinsampsellcollages.tumblr.com

Caleb Michael Sarvis is a writer from Jacksonville, Florida. He is the author of Dead Aquarium (Mastodon Publishing 2019). He is the fiction editor for Bridge Eight Press and co-host of the Drunken Book Review Podcast. His work can be found in Hobart, Split Lip Magazine, Saw Palm, Fjords Review, Eyeshot, and others. You can read his column on FX’s Atlanta at barrelhouse.com.

Fernando Schekaiban (b. 1985) is a Mexican writer who lives in San Luis Potosí. His fiction has appeared in Revista Portalcienciayficcion.

Clare Schneider graduated from Mills College In Oakland, California in May 2018. She majored in English Literature and minored in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Washington D.C. where she is a communications intern for NPR.

Bob Schofield is the author and illustrator of The Burning Person, The Inevitable June, and Moon Facts. He currently lives in Rotterdam, working in game development. He likes what words and pictures do. In his next life he hopes to come back as a whale or beautiful tree.

Graham Robert Scott, though a product of California, resides now in north Texas. A born scofflaw, he owns neither surfboard nor cowboy hat. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Nature, Barrelhouse Online, Blink-Ink, Buckshot, and others. In addition to tweeting semi-regularly at @graythebruce, he maintains a website, hemicyon.wordpress.com, which is named for the prehistoric bear-dog, a toothy hunter that (like the platypus) couldn’t make up its mind what it was. Graham, professor by day, identifies.

Michael Seidlinger is an Asian American author of novels, including My Pet Serial Killer, The Fun We’ve Had and The Strangest. He serves as the social media editor at Electric Literature, a producer for Publishers Weekly, and co-publisher of Civil Coping Mechanisms. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter (@mjseidlinger), and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger)

Sheree Shatsky writes short fiction believing much can be conveyed with a few wild words. She was selected by the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program as a Spring 2018 mentee for flash fiction. Recent work has appeared in KYSO Flash and mac(ro)mic with work forthcoming in Sleet Magazine, among others. Read more of her work along with her adventures with Wild Words here and @talktomememe.

Gary J. Shipley’s most recent book is Warewolff! (Hexus Press). More information can be found at Thek Prosthetics.

Carey Cecelia Shook holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She writes to destigmatize mental illnesses. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC, and is a founding editor of semicolon lit. Her writing can also be found in Capulet Mag. This is her second publication.

Nikolas Slackman is a writer and performer from New Jersey. He is currently studying at Bard College. You can find him on Twitter @NikSlackman or Instagram @monstermashfanfiction.

Savannah Slone is a writer, editor, and English professor from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in or will soon appear in Paper Darts, The Indianapolis Review, Glass: A Poetry Journal, FIVE:2:ONE, Pithead Chapel, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Homology Lit and the author of Hearing the Underwater (Finishing Line Press, 2019). You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.

Bud Smith is the author of Teenager (Tyrant Books), Double Bird (Maudlin House), and Work (CCM), among others. He lives and works in New Jersey.

Robert James Cassidy Smith lives in New York.  He has work forthcoming in Post Road.  He tweets @RJC_Smith.

Zac Smith  is the author of 50 Barn Poems (CLASH Books, 2019). His stories have appeared in Hobart, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y, Philosophical Idiot, etc., all over the place. He lives in Boston and his tweeto is @ZacTheLinguist.

Jonah Solheim is a writer and filmmaker from Madison, Wisconsin, currently juggling two novels, several short stories, and a soul-sucking day job. You can find film related content on his YouTube channel.

J.P. Sortland has most recently been published in Up North Lit, HCE Review, and Poached Hare. He lives and writes in Brooklyn. You can find him here.

Jody J. Sperling lives in Omaha with Ashley, Silas, Edmund and Tobias. He is a frequent contributor to Bookfox. His work has been featured in Litro, The Moth Magazine, Red Rock Review and elsewhere.

Kailash Srinivasan is a fiction writer living in Vancouver. He was recently selected for the emerging writers mentorship program run by Toronto-based Diaspora Dialogues. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Oyster River Pages, Bad Nudes, Lunch Ticket, OxMag, Santa Ana River Review, Going Down Swinging, Regime, Tincture, Bluslate, and Them Pretentious Basterds and others. He is currently busy working on his first novel.

Simon Henry Stein is a writer and composer. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Always Crashing and Electric Lit and can be found at @SimonHenryStein and, sometimes, @not_poem.

Hannah Stevens is a writer of short stories and flash fiction and currently based in Leicester in the UK. Her collection of short stories, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published in 2012 by Crystal Clear Creators. She has published stories in a range of anthologies, small-press publications and online, has a PhD from the University of Leicester, and lives with her house-rabbit Agatha. You can find her website or on Twitter as @Stevens_Han.

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of The Blood Trail (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Find the Girl (Main Street Rag). Her stories have recently appeared in New Flash Fiction Review, Gargoyle Magazine, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, was longlisted in the Wigleaf Top 50, and was featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018. Currently living in Southern California with her family, she is a story editor for Paper Darts. Find her at janstinchcomb.com or on Twitter @janstinchcomb.

Bojana Stojcic teaches, bitches, writes in English, swears in Serbian, quarrels in German and tries to breathe in between. Her work is published or forthcoming in Down in the Dirt, Visual Verse, Mojave Heart Review, Dodging the Rain, The Stray Branch, Tuck Magazine and others. She blogs regularly at Bojana’s coffee and confessions to go here.

E. M. Stormo has recent stories in ‘Fresh Anthology’ by Montag Press, The Conium Review, and Thrice Fiction Magazine.

Cary Stough is an artist from Missouri. Various work has been published or is forthcoming in jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, and Bennington Review. His twitter handle is @treecreekbo.

Danny Swain has been published three times under the name “Albie” in Kevin L Donihe’s BARE BONE anthologies. He received an Honourable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2006. He lives in Hull, England and was once a member of the New Absurdists. He can be found on Twitter as @dannyswain3.

Sasha Tandlich is a native Floridian, and now lives in Los Angeles with her cat. She’s a recipient of the Kasdan Scholarship in Creative Writing.

Clare Nazarena Tascio is a writer living in Queens, NY. She attended Hunter College, and is currently working on a novel. Her short story “All the Waste You Didn’t” appeared in the journal 580split. When she is not working on fiction she is writing song lyrics, you can listen to her bedroom recordings here.

Julia Tausch is a writer living in Toronto. She wrote the novel Another Book About Another Broken Heart and has published fiction and essays in publications such as Hobart, CBC Arts, The Hairpin, and Bon Appetit. She is currently working on a memoir that investigates abledness. Occasionally, she tweets: @juliatausch.

Jason Teal is a specter now living in the Little Apple of Kansas. He earned an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University in 2017. He currently organizes Driptorch Community Performance Series with Arrow Coffee Co. and runs Heavy Feather Review. Work appears in Knee-Jerk, Vestal Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Matter Press, Hobart, and Quarterly West, among other publications.

Kristina Ten is a Russian-American writer of short stories and poetry. Her work can be found in The Masters ReviewPithead ChapelJellyfish Reviewb(OINK), and elsewhere. She has been shortlisted for The Masters Review Anthology Prize, longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. See more at kristinaten.com.

Joel Tomfohr has an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA. His work is forthcoming in Clockhouse Vol. 6 and has appeared in BULL, Hobart, and others. He teaches Creative Writing and Literature and sells books at City Lights in San Francisco. He lives in Oakland.

Wayland Tracy lives in Wichita, Kansas and works with flowers.

Amanda Tu is a writer and designer who resides in Northern California by way of Louisville, Kentucky. She has a website.

Alex Tubbs is a trans writer living right outside of DC, where they are pursuing an MFA at George Mason University. They have not yet climbed the Washington Monument, but have thoughtfully considered the possibility. Their work has previously been published in Honey & Lime Lit and Furrow Magazine. You can find them on twitter at @ATheo173.

Eîlot Tuerie lives in Los Angeles. He is a publisher at Wasted Books.

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist from Philadelphia who now lives in Santa Barbara, California.  He has a poetry chapbook, Magical Yogis, published by Prolific Press, and an upcoming book of stories, The Asthmatic Kid. His stories and poetry have appeared in Fiction on the Web, Ariel Chart, Amethyst Magazine, among anthologies and podcasts.  His website is Crow On The Wire

Cathy Ulrich is a writer from Montana whose work has been published in various journals, including Pithead Chapel, New Flash Fiction, Wigleaf and Okay Donkey. She can be found @loki_writes.

Rekha Valliappan writes short stories and poetry. A Best of the Net and Pushcart-nominated writer, her works feature in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Red Fez, Dime Show Review, Ann Arbor Review, NonBinary Review, Aaduna, among other venues. Find her on her website SILICASUN or tweeting @silicasun. 

JP Vallières is from the Village of Adams. Some of his work can be found in Santa Monica Review, Tin House, and Winter Tangerine. He lives with Kimmy and their four sons in northern Idaho.

Zach VandeZande is an author and professor. He lives in Ellensburg, Washington (sometimes) and Washington, DC (sometimes). He is the author of a novel, Apathy and Paying Rent (Loose Teeth Press, 2008), and a forthcoming short story collection, Liminal Domestic: Stories (Gold Wake Press, 2019). He knows all the dogs in his neighborhood. Find him at zachvz.com.

Jo Varnish, a native of England who now lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, is an assistant editor at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine Her short stories and poetry appear in The Bangalore Review, Funny Pearls, Manqué Magazine and Cathexis Northwest Press, and she was a writer in residence at L’Atelier Writers in France. Currently she is studying for her MFA, working on her novel, and can be found on twitter as @jovarnish1

Clio Velentza is from Athens, Greece. She is a winner of “Best Small Fictions 2016”, a Pushcart nominee, and has been long-listed for Wigleaf’s Top 50 2018. Her work has appeared in several literary journals along with some anthologies in both English and Greek, and she’s currently working on a novel. Find her at @clio_v.

Kara Vernor’s fiction has appeared in Fanzine, Vol. 1 BrooklynThe Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere, and her fiction chapbook, Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song, is available from Split Lip Press. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation scholarship, and her stories have been included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions, the Best Small Fictions finalists, and Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California.

Michael Wade is a writer in North Carolina. He’s also worked as a journalist, critic, research scientist, and biotech exec, among other things. HIs work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, formercactus, The Cabinet of Heed, Easy Street, and elsewhere. He can be found on Twitter @michael_mwade.

Amie Norman Walker is a writer from Detroit, Michigan. Poetry and prose forthcoming. This is her first recent publication.

Ran Walker is a lawyer-turned-writer. He is the author of sixteen books, the most recent of which is a collection of poetry entitled Most of My Heroes Don’t Appear on No Stamp, slated for publication by the University of Hell Press in early 2019. Ran serves on the faculty of the Hampton University Department of English and Foreign Languages, where he teaches creative writing. He can be reached via his website, www.ranwalker.com.

Kieron Walquist is an undergraduate student at Lincoln University of Missouri. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The AirgonautCHEAP POPDaily Science FictionGhost ParachuteGingerbread HousePurple Pig LitVending Machine Press, and elsewhere.

Julie Watson lives with her family in St. Louis, MO. Her work has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, The Summerset Review, and The Citron Review, and has earned recognition in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story, WOW! Women on Writing, and Erma Bombeck Writing competitions. Julie can be found online at juliewatsonauthor.com and tweets at @julieinthelou.

Tina Wayland is a freelance copywriter by day and occasional dabbler in fiction and poetry by night. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University, in Montreal, where she has always lived. She’s had various bits and pieces published in Every Day Fiction, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Foundling Review, and carte blanche. You can find her copywriting work and published fiction at tinawaylandcopywriter.com.

Troy James Weaver can be found here.

Philip Gregg-Webb is a lisping poet and a dyslexic writer who takes great pleasure in publishing strange stories in beautiful places. Some of these places include: Ad Hoc Press, Storgy, The Ogham Stone, The Molotov Cocktail, Flash Frontier, Fictive Dream and Reflex Fiction. His odd plays have been brilliantly stated at Theatre N16, Cambridge Junction, Corpus Christi Playhouse and The ADC. You can follow his antics over at: Philipwebbgregg.com.

Brittany Weeks is a researcher currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been published before in Lunamopolis and in Everyday Genius. You can find her on Twitter as @britweeksy, and on Instagram as @britweeksy.

Alex Weidman lives in West Virginia and works at a cooperative. He can be found on Twitter @Weidman_Alex, and at his website A Small Desk.

Therese White is a Connecticut writer, teacher, and MFA candidate from Lindenwood University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caveat Lector and Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine. She writes while sitting on a wee stool in front of the wood stove.

Chris Wilkensen is a writer currently living in the Chicago area. He has been published in various online literary journals, some of which are no longer around. He is planning on the publication of his first novel, “Chats with a Charlatan,” in late 2019 to early 2020. His website is chriswilkensen.com.

Meeah Williams is a writer and graphic artist from Seattle. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Otoliths, Uut, Gone Lawn, The Ginger Collect, Former Cactus, Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren, Vulture Bones, Burning Houses, Neon Mariposa, Soft Cartel, Rhythm and Bones, Broken Journal, Philosophical Idiot and Mojave Heart. She tweets @pussy_nagasaki

David Williamson’s work has appeared in Fiddleblack, IDK Magazine, Prism Review, and others. He earned his MFA from Old Dominion University. He works and lives with his family and cats in Richmond, Virginia. Catch one of his rare tweets @williamsonism.

Gregg Williard’s fiction, essays, poetry and visual art have appeared in Diagram, The Collagist, Your Impossible Voice, decomP, All The Sins and Sein und Werden, among others. He teaches ESL to refugees in Madison, Wisconsin and produces the spoken word radio show Fiction Jones/Under the Radar for WORT community radio (wortfm.org). His novel with graphics, The People in Tubes Motif  is forthcoming in 2019.

Nathan Willis is a writer from Ohio. His work has appeared in various literary outlets including Outlook Springs, Hypertrophic Literary, Little Fiction, and Jellyfish Review. He can be found online at nathan-willis.com and on Twitter at @Nathan1280.

Francine Witte is the author of four poetry chapbooks and two flash fiction chapbooks. Her full-length poetry collection, Cafe Crazy, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. She is a reviewers, blogger, and photographer. She is a former English teacher and live in NYC.

S.F. Wright lives and teaches in New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chiron ReviewSteel Toe Review, and The Tishman Review, among other places. His website is sfwrightwriter.com.

xTx is a writer living in Southern California. Her work has been published in places like The Collagist, PANK, Hobart, The Rumpus, The Chicago Review, Smokelong Quarterly and Wigleaf. She says nothing at www.notimetosayit.blogspot.com.

Jeffrey Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through his work in the publishing industry. Find him @jeffyamaguchi and here.

Alecz Yeager is a 22-year-old writer from South Carolina, currently finishing a BA of English at Winthrop University. She has previously had a prose piece published by Soft Cartel. Across the board, using dialogue to showcase a character’s personality is one of her favorite aspects of writing prose, but her passion for writing stems from her belief that stories are what guide every new generation. Stories are what carry on the memories of the past.

Braxton Younts has recently been featured in Connotation Press, The Gambler Magazine, Funhouse Magazine, and BottleCap Press. In 2016, Braxton earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The New School.

Tara Isabel Zambrano is from India and currently lives in Texas. She works as a semiconductor chip designer in a startup and holds an instrument rating for single engine aircraft. Her work has been published in Tin House Online, The Cincinnati Review, Slice, Bat City Review, Yemassee and others. She reads prose for The Common.

Oliver Zarandi is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in Hotel, Hobart, Little White Lies, Vol 1 Brooklyn and FANZINE. His short story collection, Soft Fruit In The Sun is coming out with Hexus Press this year. He is working on a novel, IDIOTS. Contact him on Twitter: @zarandi

M.C. Zendejas is a fiction writer from Texas. He is currently studying creative writing at the University of Houston. His work is featured or forthcoming in Your Impossible Voice, Contemporary Collective Magazine, and Z Publishing’s Anthology: Texas’s Best Emerging Poets. He likes candy corn, museums, and slamming brutal death metal.

Mieze Zuber is mostly stateless. American by birth, and nothing by choice. She lives somewhere across the big pond and writes because she has to, not because she wants to.

Julie Zuckerman’s debut novel-in-stories, The Book of Jeremiah, is forthcoming from Press 53 in May 2019. Her writing has appeared in Okay Donkey, Crab Orchard Review, Salt Hill, The SFWP Quarterly, Ellipsis, Sixfold, Five:2:One, The Coil, and The MacGuffin, among others. A native of Connecticut, she now lives in Israel with her husband and four children. Find out more at www.juliezuckerman.com or on Twitter: @jbzuckerman.

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At X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, we work hard to give our readers the best authors on the planet.  We release their stories one-by-one, so follow us here and @xraylitmag to read a new piece daily. All the authors published at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine will eventually turn into skeletons. So will you.


Socrates Adams lives in Bristol with his wife and young son. He’s the author of two novels, Everything’s Fine (Transmission Print) and A Modern Family (Bluemoose Books). His website is socratesadams.com.

James Tadd Adcox’s work has previously appeared in Granta, Barrelhouse Magazine, and The Collagist, among other places. He is the author of a novel, Does Not Love, and a novella, Repetition, and an editor at the literary magazine Always Crashing.

Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum, working as a copywriter in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Riggwelter, Ghost Parachute, Shirley Magazine, and on WinningWriters.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DerekJAnd.

Madeline Anthes  is the acquisitions editor of Hypertrophic Literary and the assistant editor of Lost Balloon. Her work can be found in Jellyfish Review, WhiskeyPaper, and more. Find her @maddieanthes or see more of her work on Madelineanthes.com

Christina V. Antonovskaya’s  prose works have been featured online, on personal blogs, Metatron’s OMEGA, and Lemon Star Magazine (forthcoming), among others. From just north of Toronto, she has completed BA in Psychology. Contact @_christinaanton.

Steve Anwyll Steve Anwyll is the author of Welfare (Tyrant Books 2018). He runs his mouth at Hobart often. And can be observed through his twitter @oneloveasshole.

Sarah Arantza Amador writes about longing, ghost-making, and the endearment of monsters from the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. Her work is featured in Best Microfiction 2019 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She tweets @ArantzaSarah and sometimes blogs here.

Jules Archer writes flash fiction in Arizona. A Pushcart-nominated writer, her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, >kill author, Pank, The Butter, Maudlin House, and elsewhere. She likes to smell old books, drink red wine, and read true crime tales. Her chapbook All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had is out from Thirty West Publishing.

Helen Armstrong is a queer writer living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Her work has been published in Cleaver Magazine and Soft Cartel. Her poetry collection AMBROSIA & FIRE comes out later this year. She lives with her girlfriend, her cat Persephone, and several dying houseplants. Find her on the world wide web at helenarmstrongwrites.com and between the tweets at @hkawrites.

Sandra Arnold lives in New Zealand. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies including Flash: the International Short-Short Story MagazineBlue Five NotebookNew Flash Fiction ReviewSpelkBending GenresFictive Dream and Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand (Canterbury University Press, NZ, 2018). She  is a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominee.  In 2019, her third novel Ash will be published (Mākaro Press, NZ)  and her first flash fiction collection Soul Etchings (Retreat West Books (UK). She is a guest editor for Meniscus: The Australasian Association of Writing Programs.  You can find her here.

Ankita Banerjee is a short story writer and poet based in Pune, India. Her works have appeared or will appear in The Bangalore Review, Coldnoon – International journal of travel writing & travelling cultures, Eunoia Review, Matter Press, Women’s Web, Kitaab and others. Her first short fiction series is published by Juggernaut Books in 2019She can be reached at ankita.banerji88@gmail.com.

Sofia Banzhaf is a writer, filmmaker and actor based in Toronto. Her novella Pony Castle was the recipient of the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors and can be found here.

Amy Barnes has words at a variety of sites including McSweeney’s, Parabola, The New Southern Fugitives, FlashBack Fiction, Burning House Press, Marias at Sampaguitas, Flash Fiction Magazine, Elephants Never, Detritus, Lucent Dreaming and Lunate Fiction. She’s a reader for CRAFT and Narratively and Associate CNF Editor for Barren Magazine. 

Thomas Barnes lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he works as a copywriter. His work recently appeared in the Southwest Review and Cleaver Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @thmsbrns.

Brad Baumgartner is a writer, theorist, and Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Penn State. His creative work has recently appeared in The Operating System, Zeno Magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Vestiges, and others.

Katherine Beaman lives in Atlanta, Georgia by way of the Texas Gulf Coast. She maintains and publishes interviews and reviews of art, literature, and music to Commonplace Review.

Paul Beckman is a retired air traffic controller. He was one of the winners in The Best Small Fictions 2016!  His latest of 3 collections of flash stories, “Kiss Kiss” ( Truth Serum Press), is available at Independent Book Stores & Amazon. He has been published at Literary Orphans, Matter Press, Spelk, Playboy, Yellow Mama, and Pank. His micro-story was selected for the 2018 New Norton Anthology on micro-fiction.

Alex Behr’s debut story collection, Planet Grim, was published by 7.13 Books in 2017. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Salon, Cosmonauts Ave., The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing residencies at Portland, OR, high schools through Writers in the Schools.  Her website: http://alexbehr.com.

Krys Malcolm Belc is the author of the flash nonfiction chapbook In Transit (The Cupboard Pamphlet) and has had essays in Granta, The Rumpus, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere, and his work has been anthologized in Wigleaf Top 50 and Best of the Net. He’s the memoir editor of Split Lip Magazine and lives in Philadelphia with his partner and their three young children.

Georgia Bellas is a writer, artist, and filmmaker whose current obsession is botanical dyes. She and Dan Nielsen are the Wisconsin-based duo Sugar Whiskey, a post-minimalist art band. You can follow her teddy bear, host of the award-winning weekly Internet radio show “Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon,” on Twitter @MrBearStumpy.

Adrian Belmes is a Jewish Ukrainian writer and book artist residing currently in San Diego. He is a senior editor for Fiction International, editor in chief of Badlung Press, and vice president of State Zine Collective. He has been previously published in SOFT CARTEL, Philosophical Idiot, and elsewhere. You can find him at adrianbelmes.com or @adrian_belmes.

Jon Berger lives in Saginaw, Michigan. He was Anti-Heroin Chic’s featured poet for the month of October. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five 2 One Magazine, BULL, Jellyfish Review, Ellipsis Zine, Faded Out, Occulum, and elsewhere. He tweets @bergerbomb44.

Will Bernardara Jr. is the author of America (voidfront press 2018) and the founder of the occult criminal artist collective The Tender Wolves Society. His work has appeared in The Society of Misfit Stories, Broadswords and Blasters, Grotesque Quarterly, Underbelly, and elsewhere. Contact @kat0n9000.

Alec Berry lives in Wheeling, WV. He wrote and self-published All Pretty Sore. See more of his stuff here.

Joe Bielecki is a Grand Rapids Michigan writer who also works in television and radio. He hosts a podcast about writing called Writing The Rapids. His work has appeared in Occulum, Moonchild Magazine, The Ginger Collect, All the Sins, and more. He can be found on twitter @noisemakerjoe.

Kevin Bigley is an actor/writer in Los Angeles. He’s worked on shows such as Sirens, Bojack Horseman, Here & Now, and Parked on Amazon. He’ll also be featured on the upcoming Greg Daniels Amazon show Upload. He’s had previous work published in Maudlin House, Reedsy, and the October issue of Beautiful Losers. You can favorite his lame jokes on twitter @kevinbigley.

Sheldon Birnie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his wife and their two young children. The author of Missing Like Teeth: An oral history of Winnipeg underground rock (Eternal Cavalier), his fiction has recently appeared in Exoplanet, The Wicked Library, Parallel Prairies, among others. Find him lurking online @badguybirnie. 
 

Michael Seymour Blake’s work has appeared or is forthcoming at Cosmonauts Avenue, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Fanzine, Flapperhouse, Entropy, Waxwing, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Corium, People Holding, and Heavy Feather Review. He writes and doodles in Queens. Find him here and @michaelseymourblake.

Jamy Bond’s work has appeared in Wigleaf, The Rumpus, The Sun Magazine, Peace Corps Writers, and on National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing.  Her essay, What Feels Like Destiny, published in The Sun, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She has an MFA from George Mason University where she co-founded So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art.  She lives in Washington, DC. 

Matthew Bookin is the author of Honest Days (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018) and Palace (Ghost City Press, 2018.) He lives in Buffalo, NY.

Timothy Boudreau’s work appears or is forthcoming at Milk Candy Review,  Fiction Southeast, Lost Balloon, Bending Genres and elsewhere. His collection Saturday Night and other Short Stories is available through Hobblebush Books. Find him on Twitter at @tcboudreau or visit his website.

Barrett Bowlin’s stories and essays appear in places like Ninth Letter, Hobart, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Bayou. Photos and links to his work online can be found at barrettbowlin.com.

Matt Boyarsky is from Montdale, Pennsylvania. His stories have been in Swamp Ape Review and BULL. He loves YouTube chiropractors and tweets as @yarsknotes.

Megan Boyle maintains her site here.

Exodus Oktavia Brownlow is a Cruger, MS native. As a writer, she enjoys character-driven fiction, purposeful horror, and nonfiction that helps to create a healthier world for us all. Exodus has been published with Electric Literature, Barren Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine and more. She has a healthy adoration for the color green.

Brian Brunson’s stories have appeared in Literary Juice, The Doctor T. J. Eckelburg Review, Four Chambers, Otis Nebula, and Belletrist. He has had short plays produced by Space55. Here currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his cat, also named Brian. You can find him on twitter @brianhastweet.

Cavin Bryce is a graduate from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the prose editor for Soft Cartel and book reviewer/slush reader for Pidgeon Holes literary magazine. Sometimes he interviews writers too. You can access his previous work through twitter: @CavinBryce and his blog: provolonesinatra.wordpress.com.

Aaron Buchanan is a philosophy and Latin instructor in Tampa, Florida. He is a native of Michigan —a mystical, incongruous land which features prominently in his work.

Amanda Claire Buckley is a writer who was once a waitress who was once a philosophy student who was once part of a traveling sketch comedy troupe. Her work has been featured on the web, in print, and at festivals nationally. She is currently an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor at Pigeon Pages. Her site is maintained here.

Toom Bucksaw divides his time between skulking the buttes of Montana, rustling Flapjack McGraw’s cattle and cutting his nails with a dull knife. His twitter handle, branded on the side of his steed, is @toom_buck.

Karina Bush is an Irish writer and visual poet, born in Belfast and now living in Rome. She is the author of three books, ‘BRAIN LACE’ (BareBackPress, 2018), ‘50 EURO’ (BareBackPress, 2017), and ‘MAIDEN’ (48th Street Press, 2016). Her fourth book ‘CHRISTO & NICOLA’ is coming soon from Analog Submission Press. For more visit her website karinabush.com and Instagram.

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle is from Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has appeared in publications such as Fanzine, Turbine, and Best NZ Poems. She is the author of Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue & Cry Press, 2014). She can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @zarahbm.

Drew Buxton spent more money last year on spilled cappuccino, in cafes from one side of this world to the other, than you made. His stuff has been featured in Hobart, Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Mayday, and Hypertext among other publications. He blogs about pro wrestling for Clash Media.

Chris Campanioni is a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from Cuba and Poland, and the author of the Internet is for real (C&R Press) and Drift (King Shot Press). His “Billboards” poem was awarded an Academy of American Poets College Prize in 2013, his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards, and his hybrid piece This body’s long (& I’m still loading) was adapted as an official selection of the Canadian International Film Festival in 2017. He edits PANKAt Large Magazine, and Tupelo Quarterly, and teaches Latino literature and creative writing at Pace University and Baruch College.

Jonathan Cardew hails from the steel city, Sheffield, but lives in the cream city, Milwaukee. His short fiction can be found at wigleaf, cream city review, Passages North, Maudlin House, and elsewhere. He edits fiction for Connotation Press. Check out more here or @cardewjcardew.

K.B. Carle lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned her MFA from Spalding University’s Low-Residency program in Kentucky. Her stories have appeared in Homology Lit., Black Warrior Review, CHEAP POP, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere. She can be found online here or on Twitter @kbcarle.

Tobias Carroll is the author of the novel Reel and the short story collection Transitory. He’s the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, frequently writes about culture for a variety of journals, and can be found on Twitter at @tobiascarroll.

Sebastian Castillo is the author of 49 Venezuelan Novels (Bottlecap Press). His work has been published in The Fanzine, peach mag, Hobart, and elsewhere. He lives in New York, where he teaches writing. You can find him: @bartlebytaco.

Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. She was born in a middle-class family in India and will forever be indebted to her parents for educating her beyond their means. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee and her work has been published online in The Ellipsis zine, Lunch Ticket, Star82 Review, Cabinet of Heed, and also in print, most recently the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2018. She blogs at Puny Fingers and can be reached @PunyFingers.

Avee Chaudhuri is from Wichita, Kansas. More of his work can be found at Fluland, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Necessary Fiction

Jimmy Chen maintains his website jimmychenchen.com.

Leland Cheuk authored of the story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (2016) and the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (2015). His stories and essays have been in Salon, Catapult, Joyland and others. Find him at @lcheuk on Twitter and lelandcheuk.com.

Mbizo Chirasha is an International Fellow for literary activism and the Vice Presidente de PPDM, Africa, El Movimiento Poetas del Mundo (poetasdelmundo.com). He holds a Certificate of Merit from Directorio Mundial de Escritores through Academia Mundial de Literatura, Historia, Arte y Cultura (2018.) and is widely published in more than 35 journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world.

Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novels, Yeezus In Furs (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Napalm Recipe: Volume One (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014). An archive of his writing/artwork/music can be found at www.shanejessechristmass.tumblr.com.

Andrew Ciaccio got his start in the word business delivering Warren Buffett’s newspaper. Now he makes a living as a freelance writer working on commercials. He also writes poetry, prose and text messages. His work has been published in Liquid Imagination and YogaPoetica.

Chloe N. Clark is the author of The Science of Unvanishing Objects and Your Strange Fortune. She is co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph, writes for Nerds of a Feather, and can be found on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes.  

Jordan Clark lives in California and works within the ceramics industry. He has been previously published at Silent Auctions Magazine and can be found on Instagram @y1k35.

Neil Clark is a writer from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work is published or forthcoming in The Molotov Cocktail, Okay Donkey, Five:2:One, The Open Pen, Occulum Journal, and other cool places. Most days, he posts very short stories on Twitter @NeilRClark. Say ‘hi’ to him there, or visit neilclarkwrites.wordpress.com.

Shelby Colburn is an emerging writer from Eddington, Maine. She has earned her BA and MA at the University of Maine and will be pursuing her MFA at the University of New Hampshire. Colburn enjoys relishing in the weird, grotesque, and feminist body. She lives with two royal, spoiled cats and a supportive fiancé.

Sheldon Lee Compton’s is the author of five books of fiction and poetry. His third novel, Dysphoria: An Appalachian Gothic, will be published in the spring of 2019 by Cowboy Jamboree Press. He is now writing his first book of nonfiction for West Virginia University Press, a hybrid work about the writer Breece D’J Pancake.

Jon Conley is a writer and musician from Cleveland. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Hobart, Bad Nudes, Bodega, Hello Horror, Bending Genres, and FIVE:2:ONE. He is co-founder of Long Long Journal and produces and performs music as Beach Stav. Find him online @beachstav.

Sean Thor Conroe was born Kamura Sho (香村 翔宇) in Tokyo in 1991. He hosts the podcast “1storypod,” tweets @stconroe, and archives other art at 1storyhaus.com. He lives in Philadelphia.

David Cook’s stories have appeared in the National Flash Fiction Anthology, Spelk, The Sunlight Press, Ginger Collect and more. He’s a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. He lives in Bridgend, Wales, with his wife, daughter, cats and fish. Say hi on Twitter @davidcook100 or at his site here.

Erin Cork lives and hikes in Missoula, MT.  She writes in the morning and works the swing shift as a train dispatcher. She drinks a lot of coffee and wears trucker hats. Her work has recently been featured in Hypnopomp, Image OutWrite and Memoir Mixtapes. She is working on another draft of her first novel. She can be found @elcork17 and on instagram here.

Paul Corman-Roberts is a finalist for subTerrrain’s annual fiction contest for his short story “The Deathbed Confession of Christopher Walken.” He has appeared in The Rumpus, Buddy, and sParkle and bLink.  He’s mostly  known as a poet but is the current fiction editor for Full of Crow and the founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Fest in his hometown of Oakland CA. His latest collection of poems is We Shoot Typewriters from Nomadic Press.

Mike Corrao is a young writer working out of Minneapolis. His work has been featured in publications such as Entropy, decomP, Cleaver, and Fanzine. His first novel will be released in fall of 2018 by Orson’s Publishing. Further information at www.mikecorrao.com.

Suzanne Craig-Whytock is a Canadian writer. Her first novel, Smile, was published in 2017, and her new novel, The Dome, will be released this October by Bookland Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Slippage Lit. She also writes humorous essays which she posts on her website here.

Marisa Crane is a lesbian writer and editor. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pigeon Pages, Pidgeonholes, Drunk Monkeys, among others. She currently lives in San Diego with her fiancée. She loves wiener dogs, all flavors of aioli, and making Allen Iverson references. Her Twitter handle is @marisabcrane.

Dan Crawley’s writing appears or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including Wigleaf, Bending Genres, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Atticus ReviewAd Hoc Fiction will publish his novella-in-flash in the near future. Along with teaching creative writing workshops and literature courses, he is a fiction reader for Little Patuxent Review. You can find him on Twitter @danbillyc.

Paul Curran’s novel Left Hand was published by CCM in 2014. Pieces from Bubblegum’s Funeral, a collaboration with visual artist Marc Hulson, have appeared in galleries across London and Paris. Paul currently lives in Tokyo and is slowly assembling a J-novel.

Melanie Czerwinski is a lesbian author living in Delaware. Her work has been published or is forthcoming by The Sucarnochee Review, Dark Ink Press, From Whispers To Roars, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk, Underwood Press, Reflex Fiction, and littledeathlit. Her Twitter is @mel_czer, but she neglects it.

Travis Dahlke lives in Middletown, CT. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Structo, Sporklet, SAND Journal, Bridge Eight Press, Occulum, and The Longleaf Review, among other places. He has a novella about spooky Christmas trees available from Otherwhere Press. Find him on Twitter: @hammockreview.

Chris Dankland is the co-founder of X-R-A-Y and lives in Pennsylvania. He’s the author of Weed Monks and other ebooks. His head is made of smoke.

Darren DeFrain is the author of the novel The Salt Palace (New Issues & Dzanc Books) and the story collection Inside & Out (MSR & Dzanc Books). Along with Fran Connor, he is currently at work on a book about the postpunk history of Kansas. He directs the Writing Program at Wichita State University. Hackers are encouraged to friend him on Facebook.

Devan Collins Del Conte is a queer writer living in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, Lunch Ticket and elsewhere. Find her here

Tyler Dempsey was a finalist in Glimmer Train and New Millennium Writings competitions. His work appears in Five:2:One Magazine, Buck Off Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, and The 3288 Review, amongst others. Find him on Twitter @tylercdempsey or here.

Josh Denslow has a short story collection called NOT EVERYONE IS SPECIAL (7.13 Books). Recent stories have been spotted in Catapult, Pithead Chapel, Okay Donkey, and BULL. In addition to wearing matching sweaters with his three boys, he plays the drums in the band Borrisokane and edits at SmokeLong Quarterly. Find out more at joshdenslow.com or on Twitter @joshdenslow.

Benjamin DeVos is the author of The Bar Is Low (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Lord of the Game (Apocalypse Party, 2017), and Madness Has a Moment and Then Vanishes Before Returning Again (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016). He lives in Philadelphia.

Chance Dibben is a writer and photographer living in Lawrence, KS. His writing has appeared in Split Lip, Reality BeachYes PoetryAtlas and AlicematchbookHobart, as well as others.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. His work has been featured in Occulum and BALDHIP.

Louis Dickins is a 23-year-old writer, actor, and artist from Melbourne.

Salvatore Difalco is the author of two books of shorts stories, Black Rabbit (Anvil Press) and The Mountie at Niagara Falls (Anvil Press). He currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Giovanni DeJaneiro  is an internationally recognized literary supertzar. He has been described as rude and unsociable by his mother, arrogant and condescending by his lawyer, and socioeconomically challenged by his primary physician.

Maggie Dove is a cross-genre Southern writer by way of South Florida. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, JMWW, Drunk Monkeys, Foliate Oak, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The New Southern Fugitives, Crab Fat Magazine and elsewhere. She is petty and immature, and has many tribal tattoos from the 90s for which she refuses to be apologetic. Her blog can be found at romcomdojo.com and she’s on Twitter @romcomdojo.

Nathan Dragon lives in Western Massachusetts with his best friend and partner. Dragon is currently writing short stories and something longer about a marine biologist. Read more by Nathan here.

Anthony Dragonetti writes fiction and criticism. His work has appeared in Expat Press, Soft Cartel, Philosophical Idiot, and elsewhere. He writes book reviews at Neutral Spaces. Follow him on Twitter @dragoneddied.

Jessica Drake-Thomas is a poet and freelance writer, currently living North of Fort Worth. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Ghost City Review, Grimoire, and Anti-Heroin Chic, among others. Find her here and on Twitter.

Łukasz Drobnik’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Quarterly WestLighthouseBare FictionSHARKPACK AnnualMojave Heart ReviewCartridge LitFoglifter and elsewhere. He has written two novellas in his native Polish, “Nocturine” and “Cunninghamella” (Forma, 2011). An English version of “Nocturine” is forthcoming in 2019 from Fathom Books. You can find him on Twitter @drobnik.

Charles Duffie is a writer working in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Anastamos, Bacopa Literary Review, Prime Number Magazine, Exposition Review, Opossum, Meat for Tea, Heavy Feather Review, FlashBack Fiction, and American Fiction by New Rivers Press.

Nathaniel Duggan is from Maine and likes used 2008 Honda Civics. He can be found on Twitter @asdkfjasdlfjd.

Gary Duncan’s stories have appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine100 Word StoryNew Flash Fiction ReviewFictive DreamTrain LitGravel, and The Cabinet of Heed, among others, and are forthcoming in Unbroken Journal and Ellipsis Zine. His flash fiction collection, You’re Not Supposed to Cry, is available from Vagabond Voices.

Teddy Duncan, Jr., is from Orlando, Florida and can be reached here.

Derick Dupre’s work is forthcoming or featured in publications including NOONNew York Tyrant7×7Fanzine, and Hobart. He lives in southern Arizona.

Lanny Durbin lives in Springfield, Illinois, plays in a few bands and drives a Buick. His work has appeared in Hobart Pulp, Maudlin House and *82 Review, among others. He can be found on Twitter @LannyDurbin.

Caleb Echterling’s short story ‘Haikuzilla’ won first prize in the 2016 Bartleby Snopes Dialogue Contest. He tweets funny fiction using the highly original handle @CalebEchterling. You can find more of his work at www.calebechterling.com.

Nathan Elias is the author of the chapbooks A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here: A Novelette and Glass City Blues: Poems. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles where he also served as editor on the literary journal Lunch Ticket. His work has appeared in EntropyPANKHobart, and other publications.

Brian Alan Ellis is the author of three novellas, three short-story collections, a book of humorous non-fiction, and Something to Do with Self-Hate, a novel. His writ­ing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Elec­tric Literature, Vol. 1 Brook­lyn, Funhouse, The Collapsar, Talk­ing Book, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. He lives in Florida.

Kaiter Enless is a writer, researcher and the founder of Logos. He is currently working on a forthcoming novel, Tomb of the Father, and a nonfiction work, Sovereigns of the Outer Dark.

Juliet Escoria wrote Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books 2014) and Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist 2016). She lives in West Virginia.

Isabella Esser-Munera teaches in Brooklyn, New York and is an advocate of children everywhere. Her work has been featured in Faded-Out magazine, Maudlin House, and Anti-Heroin Chic. A child of immigrants, her projects focus on identity and intersection. She is currently working on a novel and tweets as @esserisst.

Alex Evans lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and has done for a while now. He writes stories, makes coffee, sings songs, drinks wine, and doesn’t sleep nearly enough. He loves wrinkly dogs and hates the smell of airplanes. His little fictions have been featured in the Jet Fuel Review, Five on the Fifth, and Ohio’s Emerging Writers: an Anthology of Fiction. He tweets here and lives here.

William Falo’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Foliate Oak Review, Newfound, Fictive Dream, Litro Magazine, and others. He loves dogs and books. Find him on Twitter at @williamfalo.

Nick Farriella’s fiction has appeared in Across the Margin and Unsolicited Press. He lives in New Jersey where he works as a copywriter and is the founder of Freedom Through Literature, an organization that runs annual book drives for prisons. You can follow him on Twitter @nick_farriella.

Joaquin Fernandez is a recovering filmmaker and South Florida native perpetually tinkering with his first novel. His work has appeared in Okay Donkey, Cotton Xenomorph, Cheap Pop and Pidgeonholes among others. He’s guest edited special issues for Kissing Dynamite and X-R-A-Y Magazine in addition to editing for the Radix Media anthology AFTERMATH. He can be found @Joaqertxranger and joaquinfernandezwrites.com.

Jennifer Fliss is a Seattle-based writer whose writing has appeared in F(r)iction, PANK, The Rumpus, The Washington Post, and elsewhere, including the 2019 Best Short Fictions anthology. She is the 2018/2019 Pen Parentis Fellow and a 2019 recipient of a Grant for Artist Project award from Artist’s Trust. She can be found on Twitter at @writesforlife or via her website

Marina Flores is a feminist writer and scholar born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Master of Arts in Literature, Creative Writing and Social Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University. Her work has appeared in The Pecan Grove Review and Dream Noir Literary Magazine. In her spare time, Marina can be found reading, curled up with her doxie, Simba, or sipping on a cup of iced coffee. She tweets her thoughts daily from @marinathelibra.

Jaime Fountaine was raised by “wolves.” She lives in Philadelphia and maintains her site here.

Erika Franz (s/he, hi/hers) is a queer author living in Baltimore with her wife, daughter, and pets. Her fiction has been published in the The First Line and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Find her at www.erikafranz.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @ETFranz. 

Daniel Fraser is a writer from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. His poetry and prose have featured in: the LA Review of BooksAeonEntropyAcumen, Spelk and Mute among others. His work is forthcoming in Anthropocene PoetryClarion, and Picaroon. Find him on Twitter @oubliette_mag.
 

Elytron Frass is a concoction of two parts beetle wing and one part fodder of the Western Canon. He is the pseudonymous author/visual artist of Liber Exuvia (gnOme, 2018). His short stories and poetry feature in Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Sleepingfish, SCAB, and The Offbeat—with forthcoming work in Parasol: The Journal of the Centre for Experimental Ontology. He tweets @Elytron_Frass.

Alex S. French writes from Montana. His work can be found here. Twitter: @asfrenchaf.

Jenny Fried is a writer living in California. Her work has appeared previously in Psychoneuroendocrinology and The New York Times.

Alexondria Jolene is a Colorado-based fiction writer and teacher. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She teaches college composition and is currently working on a collection of flash fiction. She has work forthcoming in The Sunlight Press and Nightingale and Sparrow.

Caroline Galdi is exactly like you in every way possible. She’s working towards her BA in English at UNC-Greensboro, where she edits literature for The Coraddi. She’s @cyclostome on Twitter, and she reads all of your tweets.

Scott Garson is the author of IS THAT YOU, JOHN WAYNE? — a collection of stories. He has work in or coming from Threepenny Review, American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions and others.

Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola who has had a few fever dreams in prose. Her poems and shorts stories have been featured in Luna Luna, SCAB, Anti-Heroin Chic, Drunk Monkeys, Ghost City Press, Occulum and many other publications. Her poetry chapbook Pink Plastic House is available here. Follow her sonnets, socks and secrets on Twitter: @lolaandjolie and her website.

Jessi Gaston is a writer and “filmmaker” based in Chicago’s west side. Their poetry has been featured on Queen Mob’s Teahouse and they have an e-book of sorts on Gauss PDF. Their short film, “Black Pill,” is currently in development. Other than that, they spend their time doing nothing and being a lay-about wastrel, and also spelling their name a couple different ways. Find them on Twitter @jejesjesijessi.

Oliver Gaywood was raised in Scotland’s rugged north before gradually moving south, culminating with a permanent move to Australia. He’s worked in journalism and digital marketing and began getting serious about penning short stories in 2016. You can find examples of his work on olivergaywood.com or be the first to know what he’s up to by following @olivergaywood on Twitter.

Kate Gehan’s debut short story collection, The Girl and The Fox Pirate, was published by Mojave River Press in 2018. Her writing has appeared in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, Split Lip Magazine, People Holding, Cheap Pop, among others. She is nonfiction editor at Pithead Chapel. Say hello @StateofKate and find her work here.

Steve Gergley is a writer and runner based in Warwick, New York. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in A-Minor, After the Pause, Barren Magazine, Maudlin House, Pithead Chapel, and others. In addition to writing fiction, he has composed and recorded five albums of original music. He can be found on twitter @GergleySteve , and on his author website.

Henry Gifford is a previously unpublished poet and novelist. He is currently a Master’s student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He can be reached at henryngifford@gmail.com.

Kaye Gilhooley is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flash Frontier and Takahe. She lives by the beautiful Opawaho River at the foot of the Port Hills, watching dogs and their walkers pass by every day.  She hankers after a dog of her own.

Will Gilmer is a writer and poet living in Metro-Detroit. Over two dozen of his stories have appeared in print and online. When he’s not putting his thoughts on paper you can find him piddling in a garden, brewing beer, or practicing for he and his wife’s imaginary appearance on The Great British Bake Off.

Connor Goodwin is a writer and critic biking around Brooklyn. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Washington Post, BOMB Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Blouin Artinfoand elsewhere. He is working on his first novel. Follow @condorgoodwing.

Cavin Gonzalez is a twenty-two-year-old graduate from the University of Central Florida. He is the prose editor for SOFT CARTEL, book reviewer for Pidgeon Holes, and was selected for inclusion in The Best Micro Fiction of 2018 anthology. Fine him @CavinBGonzalez.

Christopher Gonzalez is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse. His short stories appear or are forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Third Point Press, jmww, Split Lip Magazine, and others. A former Clevelander, he now lives in New York and works in books publishing. You can find more of his writing online at www.chris-gonzalez.com, or by following him on Twitter: @livesinpages.

Howie Good is the author of three recent collections, I’m Not a Robot from Tolsun Books, The Titanic Sails at Dawn from Alien Buddha Press, and What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press. He co-edits the journals Unbroken and UnLost.

Melissa Goode’s work has appeared in Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Whiskey Paper, Split Lip Magazine, Forge Literary Magazine, among others. Her story “It falls” (Jellyfish Review) was recently chosen by Aimee Bender for Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). She lives in Australia. You can find her here and at @melgoodewriter.

Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in Spelk, Lost Balloon and Terse. She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction,  a reader for Bare Fiction and tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer.

Jason Graff has authored one novella, In the Service of the Boyar (Vagabondage Press, ’16). He has two novels slated for publication in 2019, heckler (Unsolicited Press) and Stray Our Pieces (Waldorf Publishing). His short stories, poems and essays have been published in Carrier Pigeon, Per Contra and many other publications. He lives in Richardson, TX with his wife, son and cat.

Simon Graham on is from Sydney, Australia. He tweets at @s__graham

Rebecca Gransden lives on an island and writes sometimes. She can be found on Twitter @rlgransden and online occasionally at rebeccagransden.wordpress.com

Joseph Grantham lives somewhere in America. He is the author of Tom Sawyer (CCM Press 2018) and Raking Leaves (Holler Presents 2018). He runs Disorder Press with his sister.

Michael Graves is the author of the novel, Parade. He also composed the short story collection, Dirty One. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and an American Library Association Honoree. His short fiction and poetry have been featured in numerous literary publications, including Pank, Post Road, Eclectica Magazine, Storgy and Chelsea Station Magazine. Follow Michael on Twitter: @MGravesAuthor.

Dylan Gray is a writer from Bloomington, Indiana. He tweets stupid shit on his Twitter @dylanthegray.

Nick Gregorio is a writer, teacher, reader, husband, hobbyist musician, and teeth-grinder living just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and dog. His fiction has appeared in many wonderful publications, and Maudlin House has released two of his books: This Distance (2018), and Good Grief, a novel (2017). He cohosts a podcast called book.record.beer, loves movies, punk rock, and comics, and buys more books than he has time to read. Drop him a line on social media! Twitter: @mister_nick_ and Instagram: @mister__nick.

Jennifer Greidus is the co-founder of X-R-A-Y and writes in a small apartment in Arizona. Some of her short stories appear here.

Anne Gresham is a writer and librarian living in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, and various small carnivores. Her short fiction has appeared in Unnerving, Flame Tree Publishing, Dark Moon Digest, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @agresham or at annegresham.com.

Nicholas Grider is the author of the story collection Misadventure (A Strange Object, 2014) and his work has appeared recently in Okay Donkey, Five:2:One, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Queen Mob’s Tea House and elsewhere. He can be found apologizing for lots of things at @ngrdr and, as of August 2019, at www.nicholasgrider.com.

Dóra Grőber is the editor of SCAB, an online literary/art magazine for all things twisted. Her work has previously appeared at Hobart. You can find out more about SCAB here.

Lily Hackett lives in Shepherds Bush, London. Her writing has featured in Egress and NY Tyrant Magazine.

Scott Manley Hadley blogs at TriumphoftheNow.com and is Satire Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. His debut poetry collection, Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018) is available now. He is bald and has a dog.

Joseph Edwin Haeger is the author of Learn to Swim (University of Hell Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Pacific NW Inlander, RiverLit, Hippocampus Magazine, and others. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and sons. You can find him @JoeTurquoise.

Ryan Hall was born in Ogden, Utah, a place that holds the distinction of being where Hal Ashby grew up. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

Max Halper lives in upstate New York. He’s been a student, trespasser and patient at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine is debuting his fiction.

Daniel Handelman lives in Oakland, CA. He tweets @danielnhand. His work has appeared in Faded Out, Maudlin House, and Alien Mouth. Find him here.

T.S.J. Harling has a first class BA in English Literature from the University of Liverpool and an MA in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Sussex.  Literary influences include Mary Shelley, the Brontë sisters, Shirley Jackson and Elizabeth Wurtzel. Publications include The Ham Free Press , Twisted Sister Lit Mag, Dear Damsels, Queen Mob’s Tea House and Storgy, among others. T.S.J. Harling has embarked on a Creative Writing PhD at the Royal Holloway, University of London since September 2018.

Chelsea Harris has appeared in The Conium Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Grimoire, Portland Review, and Literary Orphans, among others. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Washington state. You can find more of her work here.

L Mari Harris splits her time between Nebraska and the Ozarks, and works as a copywriter in the tech industry. Her work has appeared in Atticus Review, Bending Genres, Lost Balloon, and Milk Candy Review, among others. Follow her on Twitter @LMariHarris and read more of her work at www.lmariharris.wordpress.com.

Sarah E. Harris is a writer living in California’s central valley with her husband and two unruly dogs. Her work has previously appeared in publications such as SpringGunQuarter After Eight, and NANO Fiction, where it was awarded the 3rd annual NANO Prize. Find her on Twitter @DrSeharris.

Kevin Hatch lives in California where he rehabilitates neglected stuffed animals at the Pacific branch of the Stuffed Animal Sanctuary. Find him at here.

Jordan Hayward is based in Manchester and can be found @totoafricaremix. His work has previously appeared in SOFT CARTEL and Adjacent Pineapple and is forthcoming in crag.

Katherine Heath is an essayist and journalist from Saint Joseph, Missouri. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. For more about this author and her work: keheath.com.

Joshua Hebburn lives in Los Angeles. His fiction is also in Hobart and Maudlin House and he tweets @joshuahebburn. 

Marston Hefner is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has a story published by Tyrant Magazine. In his free time he plays backgammon and practices yoga.

R.E. Hengsterman is a Pushcart nominee, award-winning writer and photographer. He was born helpless and nude and now wanders under the Carolina blue sky. Reach him @robhengsterman and here.

Marisha Gene Hicks lives in Austin, Texas. Her writing is found in Gravel, Ghost City Review, and Peach Mag. Tweet at her @cryybaeb

Andrew Higgins earned his MFA from New York University. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Belt Magazine, The Vehicle, and elsewhere. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Olivia Holbrook lives in Oakland, California where she is studying English Literature at Mills College. This is her first creative-nonfiction publication. Her work is heavily influenced by her interest in poetry and fiction. You can find her on Twitter at @moar_loaves.

Claire Hopple is the author of TIRED PEOPLE SEEING AMERICA (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2019) and TOO MUCH OF THE WRONG THING (Truth Serum Press, 2017). Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Heavy Feather Review, Bluestem, Timber, and others. More at clairehopple.com.

Chelsea Houghton lives in North Canterbury, New Zealand and is studying a MCW. She has had fiction published in Flash Frontier and Mimicry Journal. She tweets @chelseahoughton.

Dave Housley’s first novel, “This Darkness Got to Give,” was released in 2018. He is the author of four story collections, most recently “Massive Cleansing Fire” and “If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home.” He is one of the founding editors and do-stuff people at Barrelhouse, and he makes his actual living as a web strategist and manager at Penn State. He tweets at @housleydave.

Jonah Howell is a tattooist in North Carolina. You can find his other writings in Surfaces and (soon) in Waxing & Waning and The Bleeding Heart Nihilist. His collection of poetry and essays, Empathology, will be published in summer 2019 by BHN Books.

Jocelyn Hungerford is the nom de plume of a sentient entity, fractured consciousness and mountain hermit. She has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Mascara Literary Review and Meanjin.

Ashley Hutson’s work has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, Wigleaf, matchbook, Fanzine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She lives in rural Maryland. Read more at aahutson.com.

Graham Irvin is from Kannapolis, North Carolina. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Ghost City Review, Soft Cartel, South Broadway Ghost Society, The Nervous Breakdown, Really Serious Literature, Instant Lit Magazine, and Philosophical Idiot. Follow him on Twitter (@grahamjirvin).

Divya Iyer is a poet and writer based in India. Their poetry has appeared in The Brown Orient, South Broadway Ghost Society, Barren Magazine, Rose Quartz Magazine and others. They’re easiest to find and contact @ divwhine.

Frank Jackson is a writer living in Brooklyn, with stories published in journals including Shabby Doll House, Metatron, Four Chamber Press, and Have You Seen My Whale. He tweets relentlessly @frankerson. 

Emily James is a teacher and writer in NYC. Her recent work can be found in Pidgeonholes, Hippocampus, the Atticus Review, The Rumpus, Mutha Magazine, Pigeon Pages, JMWW Journal, among others. She is the recipient of the 2019 Bechtel Prize from Teachers and Writers’ Magazine. You can find her online at www.emilysarahjames.com and tweet her @missg3rd.

Sophie Jennis is a twenty-two-year-old girl and writer from the Hudson Valley of New York. Her work has been featured in Chronogram, tagvverk, Pouch Mag, and forthcoming, Hobart. You can find more of her here.

Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit Magazine, apt, Into the Void Magazine, 2River, and more. You can find her here.

Anna Vangala Jones is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Lunch Ticket and an Editorial Assistant on the fiction team at Split Lip Magazine. Her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology, and selected for inclusion in Longform Fiction’s Best of 2018 list. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Berkeley Fiction Review, Little Fiction, Necessary Fiction, and Hobart, among others. Find her online at annavangalajones.wordpress.com and on Twitter @anniejo_17.

Bryce Jones is a former child comedian. His writing has appeared in Burning House Press, The Fanzine, and Slant Magazine.

Dave K is the author of The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado (Mason Jar Press 2017), and also a common edible weed in North America and Europe. www.okaydavek.com.

Sara Kachelman has published fiction in New South, DIAGRAM, Portland Review, and many other journals. She studies prose and bookmaking at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon, where she is assembling her first chapbook. Contact her at sarakachelman.com.

Toshiya Kamei (@KameiToshiya) translates Latin American literature.

Jason Kane is a flash fiction and prose poetry writer living in Pennsylvania. He has had work appear in Juked, Pear Noir!, New Dead Families, Press 1, Gone Lawn, Hobart, and Burning House Press. His collection Deep Sky Objects is available at jason-kane.com. Find him @JasonKaneActual.

Janice Kang is a Korean-American amorist, poet, and high school student. She navigates the intersection within trauma / love lore.

Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace University after working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio. His essays and stories have appeared in more than fifty literary journals. His first novel, The Natural Order of Things, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes/First Fiction Award. His second novel, The Captive Condition, was released by Pantheon Books in July of 2015 at the San Diego Comic Con International. He lives in Cleveland.

Keef is a writer living in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Five on the Fifth, The Cabinet of Heed, and Lost Balloon. He’s on the web at horriblelittlefables.com and on Twitter @keefdotorg.
 

Zachary Kennedy-Lopez is a born-and-bred Left Coaster working toward his MFA at Rutgers University–Camden. A cat-dad who likes swimming and Latin American electronic music, his work has been supported by the Patrick Rosal Dice Fellowship, as well as fellowships from Writing by Writers, and has appeared in The Southampton Review, Mortar Magazine, and other publications. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter, both @queerbooksloth.

Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and doctor. Her short fiction has appeared in Meniscus Literary Journal, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Ellipsis Zine, and The Cabinet of Heed. Find her at www.lisakenway.com or on Twitter @LisaKenway.

Amy Kiger-Williams holds an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark and a bachelor’s degree from New York University. She has also attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work has been published in the Yale Review Online, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Juked, and Vestal Review. She is at work on a novel and a short story collection. You can read more of her work at amykigerwilliams.com and follow her on Twitter at @amykw.

Sean Kilpatrick, raised in Detroit, is published or forthcoming at Boston Review, NERVE, New York Tyrant, BOMB, Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, evergreen review, Sleepingfish, VICE, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Black Sun Lit, Spork, The Quietus, Whiskey Island, The Malahat Review, Hobart, Diagram, Vol.1 Brooklyn, LIT. He wrote Anatomy Courses (with Blake Butler, Lazy Fascist Press) and Sir William Forsythe’s Freebase Nuptials (Sagging Meniscus Press).

Dawson Kiser is a Chicago writer and musician. He plays in the Chicago based band Porcupine as well as the Art of Growing Up.

Kyra Kondis is an MFA candidate in fiction at George Mason University. She is also the proud owner of three (3) small cacti and is the Assistant Editor of So to Speak Journal. Some of her other work can be found in or forthcoming in Matchbook, Wigleaf, and Pithead Chapel, and on her website at kyrakondis.com.

Nate Kouri is a writer and filmmaker living in Iowa City, IA. He is currently working on a closet drama and a montage essay. Twitter: @nkouriiii Email: nkouri00@gmail.com

Shane Kowalski was born outside of Philadelphia. Currently he’s a lecturer at Cornell University. His work appears or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, The Offing, Hobart, and elsewhere. He’s the author of Dog Understander (Frontier Slumber Press).

J. Edward Kruft received his MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in various online and print journals, including Crack the Spine, MoonPark Review, and Jellyfish Review. He lives with his husband, Mike, and their adopted Siberian Husky, Sasha, in Astoria, NY and Livingston Manor, NY. His recent fiction can be found on his Web site: www.jedwardkruft.com and he can be reached via twitter @jedwardkruft.

Ariel Kusby is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in Entropy, Bone Bouquet, SUSAN / The Journal, Bodega Magazine, and Pom Pom Lit Mag, amongst others. She works as a bookseller in the children’s room at Powell’s City of Books, and is the managing editor for Deep Overstock: the Booksellers’ Journal. Her first children’s book is forthcoming from Chronicle Books. Find her at www.arielkusby.com.

Kristin LaFollette is a PhD candidate at Bowling Green State University. Her work was featured in the 2017 anthology Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets, and her chapbook Body Parts was published by GFT Press in March 2018. She currently lives in northwest Ohio. You can visit her at kristinlafollette.com.

Babak Lakghomi is the author of Floating Notes (Tyrant Books, 2018). His fiction has appeared in or forthcoming from NOON, New York Tyrant, Green Mountains Review, and Egress among other places.

Harris Lahti’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming for Post Road, New York Tyrant, Potomac Review, Fanzine, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He recently graduated with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and edits at Juked.

T.J. Larkey lives in the desert and tweets @tjlarkey.

Serrana Laure grew up in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She lives in New York City and is currently an M.F.A candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared recently in Prometheus Dreaming. You can find her on twitter @serranalaure.

Michael Lehman (@somechampion) changes inexorably as a cloud.

Richard Leise recently accepted The Perry Morgan Fellowship in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University.  While completing a MFA, he has a novel out on submission, and is completing a collection of short stories.  He placed first in SUNY Cortland’s All-College Writing Competition, and has work accepted in Eckhard Gerdes’ Journal of Experimental Fiction.

William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, FANZINE, Prelude, Hyperallergic, PANK, Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, glitterMOB. His work has also been featured at MoMA PS1. He co-curates the Cool as F*** reading series in Brooklyn and is Poetry editor of Boog City.

Jennifer Lewis is the editor of Red Light Lit. Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut’s AvenueEleven Eleven, Fourteen Hills Press, and Midnight Breakfast.  You can find her here.

Christopher Linforth has recently published fiction in Fiction International, Notre Dame Review, Day One, and Descant, among other magazines. He has been awarded fellowships and scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. 

C.M. Lindley is a UC Berkeley alum, working as a creative director in Southern California. Her work has appeared in SAND Journal. Sometimes, she posts about the books she’s reading on Instagram @c.m.lindley.

Sara Lippmann is the author of the story collection Doll Palace. Her fiction has appeared in Berfrois, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Split Lip, Midnight Breakfast and elsewhere. She teaches at St. Joseph’s College and cohosts the Sunday Salon. For more: @saralippmann.

Spencer Litman is an emerging writer in Phoenix where he lives with his wife and two smaller versions of his wife (children). His work appears or is forthcoming in JMWW, Pithead Chapel, Ellipsis Zine, and Riggwelter Press. Find him on Twitter @LitmanSpencer.

Adam Lock writes in the Black Country in the UK. He recently won the TSS Summer Quarterly Flash Competition 2018 and the STORGY Flash Fiction Competition 2018. His stories have been published online and in print, links to which can be found on adamlock.net. You can also connect with him on Twitter @dazedcharacter. 

Kate Lohnes is an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. She will graduate in 2020 with degrees in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Her work has been published by The Iowa Chapbook Prize (creative) and Encyclopaedia Britannica (academic). You can find her on Twitter @kate_lohnes. 

Kelby Losack is the author of the hoodrat memoir Heathenish (Broken River Books). He lives with his wife in Gulf Coast Texas, where he builds custom cabinets for a living.

Matthew Lovitt is a drug addict recovering in Austin, Texas. Other works at Soft Cartel and ExPat Press, forthcoming at Back Patio Press and Defunkt Magazine. He spends too much time on Twitter @mrmatthewlovitt.

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing (2018) won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Her novel The Light Source is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in 2019. Her fiction has been published in Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, Cleaver, The Gettysburg Review, JMWW, New World Writing, Sixfold, and many other journals. She is Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel. www.kimmagowan.com.

Grant Maierhofer is the author of Clog, Gag, Flamingos and others. His work has appeared in Motherboard’s Terraform series, 3AM Magazine, LIT Magazine and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Idaho.

Kevin Maloney is the author of Cult of Loretta (Lazy Fascist Press, 2015). His stories have appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Angelo Maneage is a famous grocery clerk and recipient of the 2017 Academy of American Poets’ Alberta Turner Poetry Prize. He has work in Hobart, Sprung Formal, LEVELER, and around other places. He is co-founder of Long Long Journal and a poetry editor for BARNHOUSE. He lives in Northeast Ohio.

Tomas Marcantonio is a fiction writer from Brighton, England. He has been published in various journals and anthologies, most recently The Fiction Pool, The Cabinet of Heed, and Okay Donkey. Tomas is currently based in Busan, South Korea, where he teaches English and writes whenever he can escape the classroom. You can connect with Tomas on Twitter @TJMarcantonio.

Rasmenia Massoud is the author of three short story collections and some of her stories have been published at places like The Foundling Review, The Lowestoft Chronicle, Literary Orphans, The Sunlight Press, Molotov Cocktail, Flash Fiction Offensive, Big Pulp, and Underground Voices. Her novella Circuits End is forthcoming from Running Wild Press. You can visit her here

Lee Matalone’s debut novel, HOME MAKING is forthcoming from Harper Perennial (Winter 2020). You can find more of her work here.

Alexandra M. Matthews is a teacher and writer living in the Hudson Valley. Her work has appeared in Jellyfish Review.

Delvon T. Mattingly, or D.T. Mattingly, is an emerging fiction writer and PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiction Pool, Scrutiny Journal, Red Queen Literary Magazine, MoonPark Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki. Learn more about his work at http://delvonmattingly.com/. He tweets here: @Delvonmattingly

Sebastian Mazza was born and raised in Washington, DC and just finished his BA at Columbia in NYC. His writing has been featured in Reverberations Magazine and on the Ugly Duckling Presse blog. You can follow him @geckocerebellum.

James McAdams has published fiction in decomP, Superstition Review, Amazon/Day One, Literary Orphans, Burning House Press, and B.O.A.A.T. Journal, among numerous others, while presently shopping a collection of short stories and working on a novel about the Florida opioid epidemic. He received his Ph.D. from Lehigh University and is an English Instructor at the University of South Florida.  His work can be viewed at jamesmcadams.org and he can be followed @jamestmcadams.

Tom McAllister is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook, as well as the memoir Bury Me in My Jersey. He is the nonfiction editor at Barrelhouse and co-host of the Book Fight! podcast. He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Temple University. Find him on Twitter @t_mcallister

Alistair McCartney is the author of two cross-genre novels The Disintegrations (2017) and The End of The World Book (2008), both published with University of Wisconsin Press. The Disintegrations is the winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley award for LGBTQ Fiction. TEOTWB was a finalist for the PEN USA Fiction Award and the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White debut fiction award. Other work has appeared in journals such as 3:AM, Fence, SCAB, Animal Shelter, Blood-Tree Literature, 1913, Gertrude, and Bloom. Originally from Australia, he live in Los Angeles, where he teaches fiction in Antioch University’s MFA program, and directs their undergraduate creative writing concentration.

Angie McCullagh is a Seattle writer and Pushcart Prize nominee published in a handful of literary journals including Colorado Review, The Florida Review, Barren Magazine, and others. She loves sparkling sentences, skittish mutts, and black coffee in bed. She’s currently spit-polishing her novel, WE ARE BROKEN about a young woman trying to make it in grunge-era Seattle.

Neil McDonald lives with his wife and son in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, surrounded by an assortment of black and white cats. His work has appeared in Soft Cartel, The Flash Fiction Press, and the Story Shack. 

Kai Ming McKenzie works in the belly of the consumer products branding industry. In the nineties, his stories appeared in Colorado Review, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. This is is his first publication in twenty years. He is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. You can visit him here or @kaimingmck.

Rob Mclennan lives in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles include the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016), and the forthcoming How the alphabet was made (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). robmclennan.blogspot.com

Shannon McLeod is the author of the forthcoming novella in stories WHIMSY (Curbside Splendor Publishing) and the essay chapbook PATHETIC (Etchings Press). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Hobart, Joyland, and Wigleaf, among other publications. She’s on twitter @OcqueocSAM & has a website at www.shannon-mcleod.com.

Kathryn McMahon divides her time between the Puget Sound and southwest England. Her prose has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Hobart, Wigleaf, and elsewhere, and she has won flash fiction contests at both Prime Number Magazine and New Delta Review. Find more of her writing at www.darkandsparklystories.com and follow her on Twitter at @katoscope. 

Frankie McMillan is a poet and short story writer. Her recent book,  My Mother and the Hungarians and Other Small Fictions  was longlisted for the 2017 New Zealand Ockham Book Awards.

Conor McNamara, a Seattle native, earned a BA in English from the University of Montana and an MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. His fiction and poetry have been featured in agape, Gambling the Aisle, Riprap Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, The Saturday Evening Post, and Valley Voices. In 2017, he started a reading series in Pensacola, FL called Words Matter. He currently travels for work on a land survey crew.

K.C. Mead-Brewer lives in Ithaca, NY. Her fiction appears in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Carve Magazine, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Tin House’s 2018 Winter Workshop for Short Fiction and of the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. For more information, visit kcmeadbrewer.com and follow her on Twitter @meadwriter.

Blake Middleton lives in Jacksonville, FL. He tweets @blaketheidiot. You can read more of his work at blakemiddleton.tumblr.com.

Chris Milam lives in Hamilton, Ohio. His stories have appeared in Gravel, Jellyfish Review, WhiskeyPaper, Flashback Fiction, Ellipsis, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter at @Blukris.

Andrew Miller is an MFA candidate at Miami University and author of the memoir If Only the Names Were Changed (CCM 2016). He’s done with Facebook but still dumping photos to Instagram and documenting the antics of Columbus Skateboarding & Geriatrics on YouTube. See more at Andrew-Miller.com.

Chad Miller is a queer artist living in Austin, Texas, writing a novel about a forgotten kiss and a second chance. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, Columbia, Jellyfish Review, Gone Lawn, Wigleaf, Elimae, Electric Literature, Flavorwire, and more. You can visit him at www.chadrobertmiller.com.

Corey Miller lives with his wife in a tiny house they built near Cleveland. He is an award-winning Brewmaster who enjoys a good lager. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barren, Crab Fat, Writers Resist, Hobart, Gravel, and Cease Cows. When not working or writing, Corey likes to take the dogs for adventures. Twitter: @IronBrewer.

Robert John Miller’s work has appeared in Soft Cartel, New Flash Fiction Review, Peregrine, Monkeybicycle and others. You can find more stories at robertjohnmiller.com. He lives in Chicago and is working on a novel.

Tomas Moniz edited Rad Dad, Rad Families, and the kids book Collaboration/Colaboración. He has stuff on the internet but loves letters and penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back.

Molly Montgomery lives in Davis, California. Originally from Oakland, she received a B.A. in English and French from UCLA and an M.A. in Creative Writing from UC Davis. Her work has been published in Entropy Mag. You can find her on twitter @mollywritesalot.

K. Noel Moore was born in Nashville, raised outside Atlanta, and is currently a full-time college student in Carrollton, GA. She self-published her first book, a 1930s ghost drama titled Undertown, in 2018, and her short fiction has appeared in Vulture Bones and briars lit. She is not and never has been a member of the Communist party, probably. (You can’t prove anything.) You can find her tweeting @mysterioustales, and blogging at theoutlawwrites.tumblr.com.

Gene Morgan is a web content manager in Los Angeles. He’s done so many great and important things that were definitely worthwhile. Mostly, he just wants to escape them. Learn more at genemorgan.info

Rebekah Morgan is living in Iași, Romania. He is the author of Blood Burger Parade (2016 Dostoevsky Wannabe), and recent work can be found at New York Tyrant, Faded Out, an Anti-Heroin Chic.

Brian Morse is the author of Migration (Pski’s Porch, 2016). His work has appeared in Akashic Books, Visitant, Close to the Bone and elsewhere. You can find him online here brian-morse.com or @vertigothrush

Stephen Mortland lives in Indiana. He’s on Twitter @stephenmortland.

Anith Mukherjee is a writer and artist living in Sydney, Australia. His writing has most recently been published in Micro/Macro, Philosophical Idiot, and Really Serious Literature. His paintings have been exhibited in the George Paton Gallery in Melbourne. He’s very anxious and recently deleted his social media presence.

Edward Mullany is the author of If I Falter at the Gallows, Figures for an Apocalypse, and The Three Sunrises (Publishing Genius Press). He is also the creator of the comic strips Rachel and Ben, and Excerpts from a Boring Man’s Diary. He is the recipient of a Barthelme Fellowship from the Inprint Foundation, and his writing has recently appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, Carolina Quarterly, and jubilat. Find him at edwardmullany.com

Michael Mungiello is from New Jersey and lives in Brooklyn. It’s a wonderful place. Every single second of life is pleasure. You can read other stuff by him in Hobart and Fourteen Hills, among other places. His Twitter is @_______Michael_.

Ashley Naftule is writer from Phoenix, AZ. He’s been published in Pitchfork, Vice, Bandcamp, The Hard Times, and Ghost City Press. He’s written and produced two full-length plays, Ear and The First Annual Bookburners Convention, at Space55 theatre in downtown Phoenix.

Elle Nash is the author of the novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), and the chapbooks AVOKA (Ghost City Press, 2017). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp, and lives in the Ozarks with her husband and their dog.

Paul Nevin is a London-born and based author of short fiction. His work has appeared in Fictive Dream, Idle Ink and Vamp Cat Magazine. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @paulnevin.

Benjamin Niespodziany is a night librarian at UChicago and has no idea how to ride a pogo stick. He spends his days running the multimedia art blog and music label [neonpajamas]. He recently released a chapbook of lofi poems known as Ants on Stilts and has had his work published in formercactus, Occulum, Ghost City Press, tenderness, yea, and a small handful of others. Find him: @neonpajamas or soundcloud.

Vanessa Norton is an artist living in Oakland. She is the writer of Sweet 16: 16 Photographs of 16 Ex-Boyfriends Taken When They Were 16 (Wasted Books, 2018). Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Fanzine, Tammy, Black Warrior Review, and DIAGRAM. Her work may be found here @vfnorton and here.

James Nulick lives in Seattle, WA. He holds a BA in English from Coe College and an MA in Library Science from the University of Arizona. He is the author of the novels Valencia and Distemper. “Husk” will appear in the forthcoming short story collection ‘Haunted Girlfriend,’ to be published by Expat Press in Spring 2019.

Anna O’Brien is a writer and veterinarian in central Maryland. She writes about horses, livestock, and dogs for Horse IllustratedHobby Farms, and Just Labs and on the literary side she’s the managing blog editor for Luna Station Quarterly. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, most recently Barren MagazineBad Pony, and upcoming in The Society for MIsfit Stories. You can find her on Twitter @annaobriendvm.

Marc Olmsted has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions in Prose & Poetry, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a variety of small presses. He is the author of four collections of poetry, including What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?, which has an introduction by Allen Ginsberg with praise from Michael McClure and Diane di Prima. Olmsted’s 25 year relationship with Ginsberg is chronicled in his Beatdom Books memoir Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 – Letters and Recollections. Find more of his work here.

Josh Olsen is a librarian in Flint, Michigan and the co-creator of Gimmick Press.

Katherine Osborne is a writer in Massachusetts. She is the editor of Little River and author of Fire Sign. Some of her poetry can be read in Fanzine and Salò Press.

Rebecca Otter  studies professional and creative writing at UNCW. She is a poetry editor and designer at semicolon literary journal. She likes the sound of rustling leaves, roads that point towards the sunset, and earthy-toned yarns. You can find her poetry and creative nonfiction in Entropy Magazine, Instant Literary Journal, and Atlantis Magazine.

Marcus Pactor’s short story collection, Vs. Death Noises, won the 2011 Subito Press Prize for Fiction. His work has most recently appeared in The Collagist, South Dakota Review, and Heavy Feather Review. He lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida.

Timothy Parfitt is an essayist and critic based in Chicago. His work has been featured or is forthcoming in ContraryriverbabbleThread,  Newcity and Punctuate

Diane Payne’s most recent publications include:Notre Dame Review, Obra/Artiface, Reservoir, Southern Fugitives, Spry Literary Review, Watershed Review, Superstition Review, Windmill Review, Tishman Review, Whiskey Island, Quarterly, Fourth RiverSplit Lip Review,The Offing, Elke: A little Journal, PunctuateOutpost 19, McNeese Review, The Meadow, Burnt Pine, Story South, Five to One, and forthcoming in Barn House.

Zack Peercy is a writer based out of Chicago, where he now sees an eye doctor regularly. He was recently selected as one of the first resident playwrights at Three Brothers Theatre. His plays can be found on New Play Exchange. His prose has been featured in formercactus, Memoir Mixtapes, Occulum Journal, Toasted Cheese Magazine, The Sandy River Review, and others. You can boost his ego by sending him an email, following him on twitter (@zackpeercy), or mailing a check with the memo line “credit card debt.”

Alexander Perez lives in Upstate New York. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Defenestration, SOFT CARTEL, mac(ro)mic, Anti-Heroin Review and elsewhere.

Nick Perilli is a writer and library person living in Philadelphia with loved ones who have yet to watch Gremlins II with him. Work of his has appeared in Pidgeonholes, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Maudlin House and elsewhere. He tweets @nicoloperilli and spared no expense on his very cheap website nickperilli.com.

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is from Woodland, North Carolina. Read her work in The Tusk, Bull, Parhelion, drDOCTOR, and Show Your Skin. Or listen to it on the radio.

Jeff Phillips is a washed up varsity cross country skier and storefront theatre method actor. He was co-host of The Liquid Burning, an apocalypse themed reading series, and he co-hosted the Chicago reading series Pungent Parlour. His short fiction has appeared in Seeding Meat, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Metazen, Chicago Literati, and Literary Orphans. He is the co-founder of Zizobotchi Papers, a literary journal dedicated to the novella and a regular contributor at the site Drinkers With Writing Problems. You can find him @TheIglooOven or on his site.

Meghan Phillips is editor in chief of Third Point Press and an associate editor for SmokeLong Quarterly. Her flash fiction chapbook “Abstinence Only” is forthcoming from Barrelhouse. You can find more of her writing at meghan-phillips.com. She lives in Lancaster, PA, and tweets @mcarphil. 

Sam Phillips is an author an artist based in San Francisco. His work focuses on humanity while playing with viewpoint and universal truth. He is fascinated by how peoples understanding of existence. His work can be found at sadface4dayze.com.

Megan Pillow (formerly Megan Pillow Davis, and writing here as John Torrance) is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a doctoral candidate in the University of Kentucky’s English Department. Her work has appeared in, among other places, Electric Literature, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Paper Darts, and Passages North. She’s on Twitter @megpillow.

Kristen M. Ploetz (@KristenPloetz) lives in Massachusetts. Her recent short fiction has been published (or is forthcoming) with CRAFT Literary, BULL, The Normal School, Atticus Review, Wigleaf, jmww, and elsewhere. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for Atlas + Alice. You can find her on the web at www.kristenploetz.com.

Zach Powers is the author of the novel FIRST COSMIC VELOCITY (Putnam 2019) and the story collection GRAVITY CHANGES (BOA Editions 2017). He is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives in Arlington, Virginia. Get to know him at ZachPowers.com.

Robert Stuart Powers is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train and World Literature Today and other journals. He is working on a novel.

Grace Loh Prasad received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and is an alumna of VONA. Her essays have appeared in Longreads, Catapult, Jellyfish Review, Ninth Letter, Blood Orange Review, Memoir Mixtapes, The Manifest-Station, and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Grace is a member of The Writers Grotto and her memoir-in-progress is entitled The Translator’s Daughter.

Michael Prihoda lives in central Indiana. He is the editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary magazine and small press. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology and he is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Years Without Room (Weasel Press, 2018).

Ted Prokash has 3 novels available at Joyless House Publishing. Napawaupee County Blues is coming soon from Expat Press. Find him in the falling-rock outfit, Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones. He is a graduate of Algoma High School, class of 97.

Cyndie Randall‘s words have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, Love’s Executive Order, Whale Road Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Manifest-Station, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere. She works as a therapist and plays among the Great Lakes. Connect with her on Twitter @CyndieRandall or at cyndierandall.com.

Bob Raymonda is the Founding Editor of Breadcrumbs Magazine. He graduated from SUNY Purchase with a focus in creative nonfiction and will be pursuing his MFA in speculative fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in the fall. Some of his other work can be found in Luna Luna Magazine, Peach Mag, and OCCULUM. Read more here or find him at bobbysnacks (Instagram) or @bobby_snacks.

Chad Redden lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Links to his work can be found here.

Patrick Reid is a writer based in Poughkeepsie and Boston. He won the July 2014 /r/NoSleep story of the month. He is working on novels and a short story collection. He tweets at @patatoreid.

Ron Riekki’s books include U.P. (Ghost Road Press), Posttraumatic (Hoot ‘n’ Waddle), and My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction (Loyola University Maryland’s Apprentice House Press).  Riekki co-edited Undocumented (Michigan State University Press) and The Many Lives of The Evil Dead (McFarland), and edited And Here (MSU Press), Here (MSU Press, Independent Publisher Book Award), and The Way North (Wayne State University Press, Michigan Notable Book).

Bram Riddlebarger is author of a poetry chapbook, Chez Filthy (JKPublishing), and two novels, Earplugs (Livingston Press) and Golden Rod (Cabal Books). He lives in Athens, Ohio.

Craig Rodgers has an extensive collection of literary rejections folded into the shape of cranes and spends most of his time writing in North Texas. His newest release is novella The Ghost of Mile 43.

Austin Ross lives near Philadelphia with his wife and son. His fiction has appeared at Hobart, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. You can follow him @AustinTRoss and find more at austinrossauthor.com.

Doug Ross is a writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. They raised him in Michigan, with his twin. Find him on twitter @dougrosswrite.

Michelle Ross is the author of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You (2017), which won the 2016 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award. Her fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Pidgeonholes, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other venues. She is fiction editor of Atticus Review. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. www.michellenross.com.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann is the author of the novel The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh (7.13 Books) and the essay series “An engineer reads a novel” at Public Books. Her short stories have appeared in such journals as Hobart, Cheap Pop, Literary Orphans, and Jellyfish Review, and have garnered four Pushcart nominations. She is also a professor of mechanical engineering at Lafayette College. @jenn_rossmann

Colleen Rothman’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The AtlanticJellyfish ReviewOkay Donkey, and Mutha Magazine, among others. After more than a decade living in the Midwest, she is proud to once again call New Orleans home. Find her on Twitter @colleenrothman or at colleenrothman.com.

Jim Ruland is the author of the novel Forest of Fortune and the short story collection Big Lonesome, and the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!  He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its fourteenth year, and is currently working on a book with the band Bad Religion.

Levi Rumata, from Cincinnati, lives and writes in Spain.

Nayt Rundquist‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Etchings, The Long Road to Spring, and Up North Lit. He is the managing editor for New Rivers Press. Nayt lives just outside space and time with his artist-jeweler wife and their fifth-dimensional dog.

Christopher X. Ryan lives in Helsinki, Finland, where he works as a writer, editor, and ghostwriter. Born on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, he has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School in Boulder, Colorado. His work has been published in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He is represented by the Trentin Agency for his novel BOGORE. Chris can be found at TheWordPunk.com.

Anthony Sabourin (@AnthonySabourin) lives in Ottawa, Ontario. His work has previously been published by Bad Nudes.

Kevin Sampsell lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works at a bookstore and runs the long-running micro press, Future Tense Books. His writing has appeared recently in Wigleaf, The Elephants, Kolaj Magazine, Interrupture, and apt. His most recent book is This Is Between Us (Tin House Books). See more of his work at kevinsampsell.com and kevinsampsellcollages.tumblr.com

Caleb Michael Sarvis is a writer from Jacksonville, Florida. He is the author of Dead Aquarium (Mastodon Publishing 2019). He is the fiction editor for Bridge Eight Press and co-host of the Drunken Book Review Podcast. His work can be found in Hobart, Split Lip Magazine, Saw Palm, Fjords Review, Eyeshot, and others. You can read his column on FX’s Atlanta at barrelhouse.com.

Fernando Schekaiban (b. 1985) is a Mexican writer who lives in San Luis Potosí. His fiction has appeared in Revista Portalcienciayficcion.

Clare Schneider graduated from Mills College In Oakland, California in May 2018. She majored in English Literature and minored in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Washington D.C. where she is a communications intern for NPR.

Bob Schofield is the author and illustrator of The Burning Person, The Inevitable June, and Moon Facts. He currently lives in Rotterdam, working in game development. He likes what words and pictures do. In his next life he hopes to come back as a whale or beautiful tree.

Graham Robert Scott, though a product of California, resides now in north Texas. A born scofflaw, he owns neither surfboard nor cowboy hat. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Nature, Barrelhouse Online, Blink-Ink, Buckshot, and others. In addition to tweeting semi-regularly at @graythebruce, he maintains a website, hemicyon.wordpress.com, which is named for the prehistoric bear-dog, a toothy hunter that (like the platypus) couldn’t make up its mind what it was. Graham, professor by day, identifies.

Michael Seidlinger is an Asian American author of novels, including My Pet Serial Killer, The Fun We’ve Had and The Strangest. He serves as the social media editor at Electric Literature, a producer for Publishers Weekly, and co-publisher of Civil Coping Mechanisms. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter (@mjseidlinger), and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger)

Sheree Shatsky writes short fiction believing much can be conveyed with a few wild words. She was selected by the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program as a Spring 2018 mentee for flash fiction. Recent work has appeared in KYSO Flash and mac(ro)mic with work forthcoming in Sleet Magazine, among others. Read more of her work along with her adventures with Wild Words here and @talktomememe.

Gary J. Shipley’s most recent book is Warewolff! (Hexus Press). More information can be found at Thek Prosthetics.

Carey Cecelia Shook holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She writes to destigmatize mental illnesses. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC, and is a founding editor of semicolon lit. Her writing can also be found in Capulet Mag. This is her second publication.

Nikolas Slackman is a writer and performer from New Jersey. He is currently studying at Bard College. You can find him on Twitter @NikSlackman or Instagram @monstermashfanfiction.

Savannah Slone is a writer, editor, and English professor from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in or will soon appear in Paper Darts, The Indianapolis Review, Glass: A Poetry Journal, FIVE:2:ONE, Pithead Chapel, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Homology Lit and the author of Hearing the Underwater (Finishing Line Press, 2019). You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.

Bud Smith is the author of Teenager (Tyrant Books), Double Bird (Maudlin House), and Work (CCM), among others. He lives and works in New Jersey.

Robert James Cassidy Smith lives in New York.  He has work forthcoming in Post Road.  He tweets @RJC_Smith.

Zac Smith  is the author of 50 Barn Poems (CLASH Books, 2019). His stories have appeared in Hobart, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y, Philosophical Idiot, etc., all over the place. He lives in Boston and his tweeto is @ZacTheLinguist.

Jonah Solheim is a writer and filmmaker from Madison, Wisconsin, currently juggling two novels, several short stories, and a soul-sucking day job. You can find film related content on his YouTube channel.

J.P. Sortland has most recently been published in Up North Lit, HCE Review, and Poached Hare. He lives and writes in Brooklyn. You can find him here.

Jody J. Sperling lives in Omaha with Ashley, Silas, Edmund and Tobias. He is a frequent contributor to Bookfox. His work has been featured in Litro, The Moth Magazine, Red Rock Review and elsewhere.

Kailash Srinivasan is a fiction writer living in Vancouver. He was recently selected for the emerging writers mentorship program run by Toronto-based Diaspora Dialogues. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Oyster River Pages, Bad Nudes, Lunch Ticket, OxMag, Santa Ana River Review, Going Down Swinging, Regime, Tincture, Bluslate, and Them Pretentious Basterds and others. He is currently busy working on his first novel.

Simon Henry Stein is a writer and composer. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Always Crashing and Electric Lit and can be found at @SimonHenryStein and, sometimes, @not_poem.

Hannah Stevens is a writer of short stories and flash fiction and currently based in Leicester in the UK. Her collection of short stories, Without Makeup and Other Stories was published in 2012 by Crystal Clear Creators. She has published stories in a range of anthologies, small-press publications and online, has a PhD from the University of Leicester, and lives with her house-rabbit Agatha. You can find her website or on Twitter as @Stevens_Han.

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of The Blood Trail (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Find the Girl (Main Street Rag). Her stories have recently appeared in New Flash Fiction Review, Gargoyle Magazine, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, was longlisted in the Wigleaf Top 50, and was featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018. Currently living in Southern California with her family, she is a story editor for Paper Darts. Find her at janstinchcomb.com or on Twitter @janstinchcomb.

Bojana Stojcic teaches, bitches, writes in English, swears in Serbian, quarrels in German and tries to breathe in between. Her work is published or forthcoming in Down in the Dirt, Visual Verse, Mojave Heart Review, Dodging the Rain, The Stray Branch, Tuck Magazine and others. She blogs regularly at Bojana’s coffee and confessions to go here.

E. M. Stormo has recent stories in ‘Fresh Anthology’ by Montag Press, The Conium Review, and Thrice Fiction Magazine.

Cary Stough is an artist from Missouri. Various work has been published or is forthcoming in jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, and Bennington Review. His twitter handle is @treecreekbo.

Danny Swain has been published three times under the name “Albie” in Kevin L Donihe’s BARE BONE anthologies. He received an Honourable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2006. He lives in Hull, England and was once a member of the New Absurdists. He can be found on Twitter as @dannyswain3.

Sasha Tandlich is a native Floridian, and now lives in Los Angeles with her cat. She’s a recipient of the Kasdan Scholarship in Creative Writing.

Clare Nazarena Tascio is a writer living in Queens, NY. She attended Hunter College, and is currently working on a novel. Her short story “All the Waste You Didn’t” appeared in the journal 580split. When she is not working on fiction she is writing song lyrics, you can listen to her bedroom recordings here.

Julia Tausch is a writer living in Toronto. She wrote the novel Another Book About Another Broken Heart and has published fiction and essays in publications such as Hobart, CBC Arts, The Hairpin, and Bon Appetit. She is currently working on a memoir that investigates abledness. Occasionally, she tweets: @juliatausch.

Jason Teal is a specter now living in the Little Apple of Kansas. He earned an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University in 2017. He currently organizes Driptorch Community Performance Series with Arrow Coffee Co. and runs Heavy Feather Review. Work appears in Knee-Jerk, Vestal Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Matter Press, Hobart, and Quarterly West, among other publications.

Kristina Ten is a Russian-American writer of short stories and poetry. Her work can be found in The Masters ReviewPithead ChapelJellyfish Reviewb(OINK), and elsewhere. She has been shortlisted for The Masters Review Anthology Prize, longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. See more at kristinaten.com.

Joel Tomfohr has an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA. His work is forthcoming in Clockhouse Vol. 6 and has appeared in BULL, Hobart, and others. He teaches Creative Writing and Literature and sells books at City Lights in San Francisco. He lives in Oakland.

Wayland Tracy lives in Wichita, Kansas and works with flowers.

Amanda Tu is a writer and designer who resides in Northern California by way of Louisville, Kentucky. She has a website.

Alex Tubbs is a trans writer living right outside of DC, where they are pursuing an MFA at George Mason University. They have not yet climbed the Washington Monument, but have thoughtfully considered the possibility. Their work has previously been published in Honey & Lime Lit and Furrow Magazine. You can find them on twitter at @ATheo173.

Eîlot Tuerie lives in Los Angeles. He is a publisher at Wasted Books.

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist from Philadelphia who now lives in Santa Barbara, California.  He has a poetry chapbook, Magical Yogis, published by Prolific Press, and an upcoming book of stories, The Asthmatic Kid. His stories and poetry have appeared in Fiction on the Web, Ariel Chart, Amethyst Magazine, among anthologies and podcasts.  His website is Crow On The Wire

Cathy Ulrich is a writer from Montana whose work has been published in various journals, including Pithead Chapel, New Flash Fiction, Wigleaf and Okay Donkey. She can be found @loki_writes.

Rekha Valliappan writes short stories and poetry. A Best of the Net and Pushcart-nominated writer, her works feature in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Red Fez, Dime Show Review, Ann Arbor Review, NonBinary Review, Aaduna, among other venues. Find her on her website SILICASUN or tweeting @silicasun. 

JP Vallières is from the Village of Adams. Some of his work can be found in Santa Monica Review, Tin House, and Winter Tangerine. He lives with Kimmy and their four sons in northern Idaho.

Zach VandeZande is an author and professor. He lives in Ellensburg, Washington (sometimes) and Washington, DC (sometimes). He is the author of a novel, Apathy and Paying Rent (Loose Teeth Press, 2008), and a forthcoming short story collection, Liminal Domestic: Stories (Gold Wake Press, 2019). He knows all the dogs in his neighborhood. Find him at zachvz.com.

Jo Varnish, a native of England who now lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, is an assistant editor at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine Her short stories and poetry appear in The Bangalore Review, Funny Pearls, Manqué Magazine and Cathexis Northwest Press, and she was a writer in residence at L’Atelier Writers in France. Currently she is studying for her MFA, working on her novel, and can be found on twitter as @jovarnish1.

Clio Velentza is from Athens, Greece. She is a winner of “Best Small Fictions 2016”, a Pushcart nominee, and has been long-listed for Wigleaf’s Top 50 2018. Her work has appeared in several literary journals along with some anthologies in both English and Greek, and she’s currently working on a novel. Find her at @clio_v.

Kara Vernor’s fiction has appeared in Fanzine, Vol. 1 BrooklynThe Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere, and her fiction chapbook, Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song, is available from Split Lip Press. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation scholarship, and her stories have been included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions, the Best Small Fictions finalists, and Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California.

Michael Wade is a writer in North Carolina. He’s also worked as a journalist, critic, research scientist, and biotech exec, among other things. HIs work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, formercactus, The Cabinet of Heed, Easy Street, and elsewhere. He can be found on Twitter @michael_mwade.

Amie Norman Walker is a writer from Detroit, Michigan. Poetry and prose forthcoming. This is her first recent publication.

Ran Walker is a lawyer-turned-writer. He is the author of sixteen books, the most recent of which is a collection of poetry entitled Most of My Heroes Don’t Appear on No Stamp, slated for publication by the University of Hell Press in early 2019. Ran serves on the faculty of the Hampton University Department of English and Foreign Languages, where he teaches creative writing. He can be reached via his website, www.ranwalker.com.

Kieron Walquist is an undergraduate student at Lincoln University of Missouri. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The AirgonautCHEAP POPDaily Science FictionGhost ParachuteGingerbread HousePurple Pig LitVending Machine Press, and elsewhere.

Julie Watson lives with her family in St. Louis, MO. Her work has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, The Summerset Review, and The Citron Review, and has earned recognition in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story, WOW! Women on Writing, and Erma Bombeck Writing competitions. Julie can be found online at juliewatsonauthor.com and tweets at @julieinthelou.

Tina Wayland is a freelance copywriter by day and occasional dabbler in fiction and poetry by night. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University, in Montreal, where she has always lived. She’s had various bits and pieces published in Every Day Fiction, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Foundling Review, and carte blanche. You can find her copywriting work and published fiction at tinawaylandcopywriter.com.

Troy James Weaver can be found here.

Philip Gregg Webb is a lisping poet and a dyslexic writer who takes great pleasure in publishing strange stories in beautiful places. Some of these places include: Ad Hoc Press, Storgy, The Ogham Stone, The Molotov Cocktail, Flash Frontier, Fictive Dream and Reflex Fiction. His odd plays have been brilliantly stated at Theatre N16, Cambridge Junction, Corpus Christi Playhouse and The ADC. You can follow his antics over at: Philipwebbgregg.com.

Brittany Weeks is a researcher currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been published before in Lunamopolis and in Everyday Genius. You can find her on Twitter as @britweeksy, and on Instagram as @britweeksy.

Alex Weidman lives in West Virginia and works at a cooperative. He can be found on Twitter @Weidman_Alex, and at his website A Small Desk.

Therese White is a Connecticut writer, teacher, and MFA candidate from Lindenwood University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caveat Lector and Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine. She writes while sitting on a wee stool in front of the wood stove.

Chris Wilkensen is a writer currently living in the Chicago area. He has been published in various online literary journals, some of which are no longer around. He is planning on the publication of his first novel, “Chats with a Charlatan,” in late 2019 to early 2020. His website is chriswilkensen.com.

Meeah Williams is a writer and graphic artist from Seattle. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Otoliths, Uut, Gone Lawn, The Ginger Collect, Former Cactus, Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren, Vulture Bones, Burning Houses, Neon Mariposa, Soft Cartel, Rhythm and Bones, Broken Journal, Philosophical Idiot and Mojave Heart. She tweets @pussy_nagasaki

David Williamson’s work has appeared in Fiddleblack, IDK Magazine, Prism Review, and others. He earned his MFA from Old Dominion University. He works and lives with his family and cats in Richmond, Virginia. Catch one of his rare tweets @williamsonism.

Gregg Williard’s fiction, essays, poetry and visual art have appeared in Diagram, The Collagist, Your Impossible Voice, decomP, All The Sins and Sein und Werden, among others. He teaches ESL to refugees in Madison, Wisconsin and produces the spoken word radio show Fiction Jones/Under the Radar for WORT community radio (wortfm.org). His novel with graphics, The People in Tubes Motif  is forthcoming in 2019.

Nathan Willis is a writer from Ohio. His work has appeared in various literary outlets including Outlook Springs, Hypertrophic Literary, Little Fiction, and Jellyfish Review. He can be found online at nathan-willis.com and on Twitter at @Nathan1280.

Francine Witte is the author of four poetry chapbooks and two flash fiction chapbooks. Her full-length poetry collection, Cafe Crazy, has recently been published by Kelsay Books. She is a reviewers, blogger, and photographer. She is a former English teacher and live in NYC.

S.F. Wright lives and teaches in New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chiron ReviewSteel Toe Review, and The Tishman Review, among other places. His website is sfwrightwriter.com.

xTx is a writer living in Southern California. Her work has been published in places like The Collagist, PANK, Hobart, The Rumpus, The Chicago Review, Smokelong Quarterly and Wigleaf. She says nothing at www.notimetosayit.blogspot.com.

Jeffrey Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through his work in the publishing industry. Find him @jeffyamaguchi and here.

Alecz Yeager is a 22-year-old writer from South Carolina, currently finishing a BA of English at Winthrop University. She has previously had a prose piece published by Soft Cartel. Across the board, using dialogue to showcase a character’s personality is one of her favorite aspects of writing prose, but her passion for writing stems from her belief that stories are what guide every new generation. Stories are what carry on the memories of the past.

Braxton Younts has recently been featured in Connotation Press, The Gambler Magazine, Funhouse Magazine, and BottleCap Press. In 2016, Braxton earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The New School.

Tara Isabel Zambrano is from India and currently lives in Texas. She works as a semiconductor chip designer in a startup and holds an instrument rating for single engine aircraft. Her work has been published in Tin House Online, The Cincinnati Review, Slice, Bat City Review, Yemassee and others. She reads prose for The Common.

Oliver Zarandi is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in Hotel, Hobart, Little White Lies, Vol 1 Brooklyn and FANZINE. His short story collection, Soft Fruit In The Sun is coming out with Hexus Press this year. He is working on a novel, IDIOTS. Contact him on Twitter: @zarandi

M.C. Zendejas is a fiction writer from Texas. He is currently studying creative writing at the University of Houston. His work is featured or forthcoming in Your Impossible Voice, Contemporary Collective Magazine, and Z Publishing’s Anthology: Texas’s Best Emerging Poets. He likes candy corn, museums, and slamming brutal death metal.

Mieze Zuber is mostly stateless. American by birth, and nothing by choice. She lives somewhere across the big pond and writes because she has to, not because she wants to.

Julie Zuckerman’s debut novel-in-stories, The Book of Jeremiah, is forthcoming from Press 53 in May 2019. Her writing has appeared in Okay Donkey, Crab Orchard Review, Salt Hill, The SFWP Quarterly, Ellipsis, Sixfold, Five:2:One, The Coil, and The MacGuffin, among others. A native of Connecticut, she now lives in Israel with her husband and four children. Find out more at www.juliezuckerman.com or on Twitter: @jbzuckerman

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