Mialise Carney (@mialisec) is a writer and editor from the Boston area. Her writing has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Sagebrush Review, and is forthcoming in Atlas and Alice. In her spare time, she enjoys stealing antique silverware from museums, and preparing her application to become a full-time hermit.

Sue Gano is a Pacific Northwest writer whose gritty, gutsy work has been published in Voice Catcher Journal, Six Hens Magazine, and Pithead Chapel Journal. Her personal essay “A Face in the Mirror” recently placed second in Memoir Magazine’s #MeToo. Sue has studied creative non-fiction writing at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Kara Goughnour is a writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are the author of “Mixed Tapes,” a part of the Ghost City Press Summer 2019 Micro-Chap Series. They are the recipient of the 2018 Gerald Stern Poetry Award, and have work published or forthcoming in The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Third Point Press, and over forty others. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @kara_goughnour or read their collected and exclusive works at

Sarah Heffner is a poet, creativity coach and bartender. Four years ago, she reunited with her birth mother catapulting a move across the ocean. Another four years, living in a small town outside of Seoul, provided definition as to what it means to be Korean. Adopted. An American. A human. For now, she blooms in Philadelphia.

Kelsey Ann Kerr teaches writing composition at the University of Maryland and American University, and holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Big River Writers’ Conference; her poetry also has been nominated for Best of the Net 2017 and 2018. Kelsey’s work can be found in “Stirring: A Literary Collection,” “New Delta Review,” “Mezzo Cammin,” “The Sewanee Review” and the “Atlanta Review,” among others.

South African artist Elléna Lourens began working on personal and collaborative creative projects while in school. Since then she has further pursued illustration, street art, painting, and embroidery. Her style lends itself to the past in its representation of ancient symbols, patterns, and colour schemes, while voicing an intuitively current aesthetic that resonates and seeks to redefine emotional iconography. She has immersed herself in the creative world, working alongside established artists, as well as furthering her own practice, taking part in shows and creating murals in both South Africa and internationally.

Hunter McLaren is a recent graduate from Central Michigan University, where he studied English Language, Literature, and Writing. While at university, Hunter completed and received the Creative Writing Certificate. He is an emerging poet with a few published pieces, passionately seeking more opportunities for exposure.

Cameron Morse lives with his wife Lili and son Theodore in Blue Springs, Missouri. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Terminal Destination (Spartan Press, 2019).

Sage Perrott, aka Haypeep, is a printmaker and educator originally from West Virginia. Her artwork features grumpy, lumpy, ghost-like creatures situated in cramped, often humorous circumstances. Perrott’s preferred process is screenprinting. She has degrees in printmaking from West Virginia University (BFA) and from Ohio University (MFA). Her prints, drawings, and zines have found their way into the hands of folks all over the United States and the world.

Jeffrey W. Peterson teaches English Composition at Spelman College and the University of West Georgia. He earned his MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and directs a nonprofit indoor percussion group in his spare time.

Daniel Poirier’s writing has been published by or is forthcoming from subTerrain Magazine, Columbia Journal, Pithead Chapel, Deadshirt, Lyre, and W49 among others. He has an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches at Langara College and co-hosts the Strangers on a Train reading series.

Frederick Ruf travels as often as he can, usually alone to places that prompt bewilderment.  He also likes to go far away with his two young daughters and wife, as well as to the Faroe Islands with his friend, Jim.  Soon he’ll go on a long, long walk with his older daughter in Portugal. He has a book on chaos in William James, one on genre, and one on pilgrimage.  He teaches college in Washington, DC.

Glenn Shaheen is the Arab-Canadian author of four books, most recently the flash fiction collection Carnivalia (Gold Wake Press 2018).

Keya Tama is a South African artists based in LA. He paints in a minimalist style relying heavily on shape color, and the contrast of ancient and modern iconography. In this way he creates strict rules and limitations to work within trying to reinvent and shed light on the beauty of the unnoticed selections of the past and present using references from disposable advertising to the symbolism imbedded in us internationally.

Thomas Thonson studied Film/Theater Arts at Humboldt State University. He joined the WGA in 1987 and works as a screenwriter. He has been published by Written By magazine.


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