Ace Boggess is author of six books of poetry, most recently Escape Envy. His writing has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, and other journals. An ex-con, he lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where he writes and tries to stay out of trouble. His seventh collection, Tell Us How to Live, is forthcoming in 2024 from Fernwood Press.
Adrianna Gordey (she/her) is a writer based in Manhattan, Kansas. When she isn't writing, Adrianna can be found daydreaming about the Atlantic ocean, assembling overly ambitious Halloween costumes, or reading young adult fiction. Her work has previously appeared in the Connecticut River Review, Passengers Journal, Touchstone Literary Magazine, and elsewhere.
Amanda Tumminaro currently lives in the U.S. with her family (and cat!). Her poetry has appeared in Mercury Retrograde, Plainsongs, and Barzakh Magazine, among others. Her first chapbook, “The Flying Onion,” was published in 2018 by The Paragon Press. For fun, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and pondering the universe.
Benjamin Kirby is a writer living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Benjamin worked in collaboration with acclaimed cellist Natalie Helm exploring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello. He wrote a short story, “The Queen’s Cookfire”, inspired by the music, and read it before a live audience at the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company.
Charles Bowers is a Virginia-based painter, illustrator, and author. His artwork can be found at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, the Williamsburg Art Gallery, in numerous publications, and even in a Hollywood movie.
Charles Jacobson has an abiding interest in philosophy and the arts and lives in Alton, IL, with a cat who doesn't like him. He is published in Proud to Be, Fleas on the Dog, Military Experience and the Arts, Poets Choice, Drunk Monkeys, Wingless Dreamer, Kallisto Gaia Press and others.
Claire Marie Anderson is a writer and art historian from Houston, TX. Her work has appeared in Unfortunately, Literary Magazine (Best of the Net nomination), Alchemy, The Decadent Review, BarBar Literary Magazine, and Sheepshead Review, among other publications. She serves as Managing Editor for Landing Zone Magazine, and is currently at work on her debut poetry collection.
Clarissa Cervantes is a researcher and travel photographer. Clarissa also supplies freelance travel articles on a variety of travel destinations for newspaper, blogs, websites and magazines such as USA Today and LA Times. Clarissa's photo gallery includes photographs from all over the world, where she finds inspiration to share her images with others through her creative lens, inviting the viewer to question, look closer, explore more and follow the sunlight.
CLS Sandoval, PhD (she/her) is a pushcart nominated writer and communication professor with accolades in film, academia, and creative writing who speaks, signs, acts, publishes, sings, performs, writes, paints, teaches and rarely relaxes. She’s a flash fiction and poetry editor for Dark Onus Lit. She has presented over 50 times at communication conferences, published 15 academic articles, two academic books, three full-length literary collections, three chapbooks, as well as flash and poetry pieces in several literary journals, recently including Opiate Magazine, The Journal of Magical Wonder, and A Moon of One’s Own. She is raising her daughter and dog with her husband in Alhambra, CA.
Dmitry Blizniuk is a poet from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared in Rattle, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, The London Magazine, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades and many others.. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the author of The Red Fоrest (Fowlpox Press, 2018). His poems have been awarded RHINO 2022 Translation Prize. He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Douglas G. Campbell lives in Portland, Oregon. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at George Fox University where he taught painting, printmaking, drawing and art history courses. He is also the author of Parables Ironic and Grotesque (2020), Tree Story (2018), Turning Radius (2017), Parktails (2012), Facing the Light: The Art of Douglas Campbell (2012), and Seeing: When Art and Faith Intersect (2002). His poetry and artworks have been published in numerous periodicals including Harbinger Asylum and Off the Coast. His artwork is represented in collections such as The Portland Art Museum, Oregon State University, Ashforth Pacific, Inc. and George Fox University.
Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is A Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times.
Emma Wells is a mother and English teacher. She has poetry published with various literary journals and magazines. She enjoys writing flash fiction and short stories also. Emma won Wingless Dreamer’s Bird Poetry Contest of 2022 and her short story entitled ‘Virginia Creeper’ was selected as a winning title by WriteFluence Singles Contest in 2021. Her first novel entitled Shelley’s Sisterhood was published in May 2023.
Harrison Zeiberg is a photographer and writer from Malden, MA. He is a recent graduate of Wheaton College (MA) where he studied History and Political Science. His play "We the People" has been produced twice, first as a part of the New Works Virtual Festival 2020, and later as a limited-run staged reading at the Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York. When not taking photos or writing he can be found in the middle of the job search as he has recently completed his AmeriCorps Year of Service as a Community Engagement and Youth Coordinator at the non-profit the Network for Social Justice.
Heather Wheaton is a writer, photographer, actress and tour guide. You’ll find her work in Curbside Splendor, Slipstream, The Morning News, PIM, Press Pause Press and Shooter Literary Magazine.She lives in Manhattan and will never leave.
Huina Zheng holds a M.A. in English Studies degree (Distinction) and works as a college essay coach. She also serves as an Associate Editor (Review Reader) for Bewildering Stories. Her stories were published in Baltimore Review, Variant Literature, Midway Journal, Tint Journal, and other journals. Her fiction “Ghost Children” was nominated for Pushcart Prize. She lives in Guangzhou, China with her husband and daughter.
Igor Zusev is a creator of chaos art. After a lengthy career in tech and AV project management, Igor discovered art as a way to unwind and connect with himself...and it all started with adult coloring books, shortly followed by a gifted paint set. He dove into it with enthusiasm, often scouring thrift stores for elements he could add and experiment with. Igor settled into his unique style of using rollers to paint, and layering cut-outs onto canvas. Sometimes he’ll produce a deeply personal piece, and other times you’ll find him exploring messages he wants to portray in his style.
Jaden Fong is a writer with a sweet tooth and a soft spot for the whimsical and the peculiar. A two time nominee for the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award, he has won awards in fiction, poetry, and other forms of writing. His writing is most often inspired by the natural world, and in his free time, he likes to spend time in nature, where he frequently and confidently misidentifies every flower he comes across. You can find his work on the Academy of American Poets website at poets.org, Flora Fiction, The Owl, The Santa Clara Review, and Transcendence, among other places.
Jaina Cipriano is an experiential designer, photographer and filmmaker exploring the emotional toll of religious and romantic entrapment. Her worlds communicate with our neglected inner child and are informed by explosive colors, elements of elevated play and the push/pull of light and dark. Jaina is a self taught artist with a deep love for creative problem solving. She writes and directs award winning short films that wrestle with the complicated path of healing. In 2020 she released ‘You Don’t Have to Take Orders from the Moon’, a surrealist horror film wrestling with the gravity of deep codependency.
John Power was born and raised in and around New York City, graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, lived for a year in Warsaw, Poland, and currently resides in Chicago. His stories have appeared in The William & Mary Review, Barzakh Magazine, West Trade Review, Cleaning Up Glitter, The Book Smuggler's Den, and The Great Lakes Review, among others. His most recent novel, "Participation", is available on amazon.com, as is an earlier novel, "Toy With the Flame". His first novel, "Golden Freedom", is available on lulu.com.
Jonathan Jones lives and works in Rome where he teaches at John Cabot University. He has a PhD in literature from the University of Sapienza, and a novella 'My Lovely Carthage' published in the spring of 2020 from J. New Books.
Joseph Hardy, a reformed human resource consultant, lives with his wife in Nashville, Tennessee. His work has been published in: Appalachian Review, Cold Mountain Review, Inlandia, Plainsongs, and Poet Lore among others. He is the author of two books of poetry, “The Only Light Coming In” and “Becoming Sky,” Bambaz Press Los Angeles, and a picture book, “At the Reading of the Will—And a Boy’s Life Thereafter,” IngramSpark.
Joshua Sabatini was born in Hartford, Connecticut. In October 2002, he moved to San Francisco, California. He's currently on retreat in Katama, Massachusetts. His 2023 published writings include "Pagodians" in Still Point Arts Quarterly, “In the Pine” and “In and Out” in The Closed Eye Open, “The Crocus” in Daffodil Cosmic Journal, “Ivy Anne” and "Susitna" in Die Leere Mitte and "The Winged" in In Parentheses.
Keith Kennedy is a Pushcart and Rhysling nominee writing out of Vancouver. He has recent publications at Red Ogre, Barzakh and Cirque Journal. Keith is represented by Jon Michael Darga at Aevitas Creative. Keith Kennedy wanes poetic in Vancouver with his magnificent wife and many pizzas.
Ken Kakareka is a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, and editor who lives in Fullerton, California with his lovely wife. He is the author of Late to Bed, Late to Rise (Black Rose Writing, 2013). Ken's words have appeared or are on their way in a number of rags including Gargoyle Magazine, Route 7 Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, New Pop Lit, and so on. His novella Summer of Irresponsibility is forthcoming with Alien Buddha Press (2023).
Krista Ruffo is a junior at the University of Central Florida. She is pursuing a BA in English alongside an Editing and Publishing Certificate. Her top two publications are a poem in Appelley Publishing Company's "2020 Rising Stars Collection" and a poem featured on the blog for the Ilyse Kusnetz Writing Festival of Valencia College. She has also had two poems published in two editions of Valencia College's art and literary magazine "Phoenix."
Lawrence Bridges' photographs have recently appeared in the Las Laguna Art Gallery 2023, Humana Obscura, Wanderlust a Travel Journal, the London Photo Festival, HMVC Gallery New York, and the ENSO Art Gallery in Malibu, California. He created a series of literary documentaries for the National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read” initiative, which includes profiles of Ray Bradbury, Amy Tan, Tobias Wolff, and Cynthia Ozick. He lives in Los Angeles.
Lee Hammerschmidt is a Visual Artist/Writer/Troubadour. He is the author of the short story collections, A Hole Of My Own, It’s Noir O’clock Somewhere, For Richer or Noirer, Flash Wounds, and Pulp Stains.
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, acclaimed with four Pushcart Prize nominations, nods for Best of the Net, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars, is a member of SFPA, The British Fantasy Society, and The Dramatists Guild. She's penned the Elgin Award-winning "A Route Obscure and Lonely," "Women Who Were Warned," and the multi-nominated "Messengers of the Macabre" with David Davies. Recent works include "Apprenticed to the Night" and "Felones de Se." In 2023, she was a finalist in Thirty West's "Fresh Start Contest" and the 8th Stephen DiBiase contest.