Contributors

Issue 10

Peter Gooch is a painter, a former professor of art, and writer, living in Corrales, New Mexico. He is the winner of the 2019 Bosque Press Prize for Fiction.

Robert Pope has published a novel, Jack’s Universe, as well as a collection of stories, Private Acts. He has also published many stories and personal essays in journals, including The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Fiction International, and anthologies, including Pushcart Prize and Dark Lane Anthology.

Issue 9

Sean Murray is a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and has lived and worked in Lithuania, Canada, Ukraine and Russia. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and their dog.

Brandon Adams was born in Texas and lives in NYC. He is an award-winning music director and an emerging writer. His first story was published this year in Chaleur magazine. He has taught writing and music at American University, San Francisco State University, and the Urban School of San Francisco. He has worked at Z-Space, 42nd Street Moon, and the Three Girls’ Theatre in presenting new and rediscovered musical theatre works in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Issue 8

Joseph Payne is an emerging writer who has yet to be published. He has been studying English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University for the past three years and has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in that area. He has now  returned to CMU to teach Freshman Composition and to pursue a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. Before university, he lived most of his life on a small farmhouse, which has fostered a quiet and contemplative atmosphere.

Jennifer Edelson is an artist, writer, former attorney, pizza fan, and hardcore Bollywood fanatic. She has a B.A. in Fine Arts – Sculpture, and a J.D. in Law, and both taught at and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Though a California native, she now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her family after surviving twenty plus years in the Minnesota Tundra. Other than writing, she loves exploring wild mysterious places, Albert Camus, chocolate, and people — if you’re human, odds are I’ll love you.

Issue 7

Tommy Vollman is a writer, musician, and painter. He has written a number of things, published a bit, recorded a few records, and toured a lot. Tommy’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the “Best of the Net” anthology. His stories and nonfiction have appeared (or will appear) in issues of The Southwest Review, Two Cities Review, Palaver, Pithead Chapel, and Per Contra. He has some black-ink tattoos on both of his arms. Tommy really likes A. Moonlight Graham, Kurt Vonnegut, Two Cow Garage, Tillie Olsen, Willy Vlautin, and Albert Camus. He’s working on a novel entitled Tyne Darling and has a new record, Youth or Something Beautiful, slated for release in early-2019. He currently teaches English at Milwaukee Area Technical College and prefers to write with pens poached from hotel room cleaning carts.

Fiona Chai has been writing since the age of eleven and currently pursues a Creative Writing BA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work typically focuses on LGBTQ themes and interpersonal relationships while making use of lyrical language, and has been published in the Toasted Cheese literary journal.

Issue 6

James MacDonald has a degree in English Literature. He has taught English in Santiago, Chile, San Jose, Costa Rica, and, currently,  in Chengdu, China, where he lives with his fiance and his cat.

Siolo Thompson 

Issue 5

B. W. Jackson is a writer based in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. His story “Write and Wrong” appeared this year in the Medusa’s Laugh Press anthology “Twisted.” His piece “Unfeeling Woman” will feature in the July edition of Cloudbank magazine.

Joe Taylor recently published Pineapple, a novel in rhyming quatrains. He is the director of Livingston Press. This unpublished story is from a collection in progress entitled Child’s Play. He has a novel entitled The Theoretics of Love forthcoming next year.

Andres Vaccari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and migrated to Australia at the age of 18. He washed dishes, worked for Rupert Murdoch, edited a magazine (Abaddon: A Journal of the Imaginary, 1999-2003), published a handful of short stories in anthologies and magazines such as Overland. He self-published a novel (Robotomy, 1997), and freelanced as a book reviewer for The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald, among other places. He taught media and cultural studies at Swinburne University and the University of Canberra, and received his PhD in philosophy from Macquarie University, with a thesis on the links between Descartes’ biological mechanicism and posthumanism. He currently lives in Argentine Patagonia, as a full-time Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) on topics such as philosophy of technology, posthumanism, and the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon.

Issue 4

Andrés Vaccari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and migrated to Australia at the age of 18. He washed dishes, worked for Rupert Murdoch, edited a magazine (Abaddon: A Journal of the Imaginary, 1999-2003), published a handful of short stories in anthologies and magazines such as Overland. He self-published a novel (Robotomy, 1997), and freelanced as a book reviewer for The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald, among other places. He taught media and cultural studies at Swinburne University and the University of Canberra, and received his PhD in philosophy from Macquarie University, with a thesis on the links between Descartes’ biological mechanicism and posthumanism. He currently lives in Argentine Patagonia, as a full-time Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) on topics such as philosophy of technology, posthumanism, and the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon.

Joe Taylor recently published Pineapple, a novel in rhyming quatrains. He is the director of Livingston Press. This unpublished story is from a collection in progress entitled Child’s Play. He has a novel entitled The Theoretics of Love forthcoming next year.

B. W. Jackson is a writer based in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. His story “Write and Wrong” appeared this year in the Medusa’s Laugh Press anthology “Twisted.” His piece “Unfeeling Woman” will feature in the July edition of Cloudbank magazine.

Issue 3

Kathryn Kopple works in Spanish and English. She has published poetry, prose, and essays in journals in the United States and abroad. Her publications include: The Threepenny Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, and (most recently) The Shell Game, Writers Play with Borrowed Forms (ed. Kim Adrian, U of Nebraska Press). She lives and works in the Philadelphia area.

Kate Roos is a social activist, anthropologist, retired mediator, grandmother, and in love with life. She lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

James Roderick Burns is a writer whose short-form collections are published by Modern English Tanka Press. His translations of Baudelaire’s collected prose poems will appear later in 2018 as ‘Paris Bile’. He lives and works in Edinburgh.

Sidura Ludwig is a writer living in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Her novel HOLDING MY BREATH was published in 2007 in Canada, the US and the UK. She was most recently a finalist in the 2017 Little Bird Writing Contest. Her work has appeared in Canadian and British publications, as well as on CBC Radio.

Issue 2

Giles Selig (a pseudonym) writes anonymously in Rhinebeck, NY. His short fiction and poetry have been published in various print and on-line literary journals, including Chronogram, Pilcrow & Dagger, Medium, Made-Up Words, Laughing Earth Lit, Henry, and Edna. He is a retired advertising/communications executive.

Issue 1

Nancy Gold lives and works on the south shore of Lake Superior. She is currently working on a series of essays about traumatic brain injury. Her writing has appeared in Edify, The Quiet Circle, Swamp Ape Review, Moon city Review, A cappella Zoo, and other journals.

Doug Van Hooser is a Chicago playwright active at Three Cat Productions and Chicago Dramatists Theatre. His fiction can be found in The Riding Light Review, Crack the Spine, Intrinsick, and Red Earth Review. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Gravel, Chariton Review, and Black Fox Literary Magazine.