Contributors



Stacey Abbott
holds an MFA in creative writing from UNLV. Her work has appeared in The Southeast Review, Pennsylvania English, and Aries among others. She lives in North Florida.

Shelby Criswell is a psychedelic space punk doofus from San Antonio, Texas by way of Santa Fe, New Mexico. They currently work as a full-time freelance illustrator, have been published in numerous distributions such as Shameless Mag, and have self-published over ten comic books. Shelby’s favorite pastime is watching terrible B-movies and drinking too much coffee.

Penny Dearmin is a writer in middle Georgia, halfway between city and sea. She is an instructor of Composition and Creative Writing, as well as Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor for Arts & Letters at Georgia College. She titles all of her essays while stand-up paddleboarding on the lake.  

Jason DeYoung lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Booth, REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters, Corium, The Austin Review (web), The Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, Monkeybicycle, Music & Literature (web), and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Mystery Stories 2012. He is a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq Magazine.

Elif Varol Ergen is a Turkish visual artist and instructor with a PhD from Hacettepe University. Her work focuses on parent-child relationships, sex discrimination, feminism, and psychology. More of her work may be found at http://www.elifergen.com/

Alexandra Ford has worked as a wine educator, a castle tour guide, a chocolate salesperson, and as the editor of a series of Shakespeare scenes for finger puppets. She earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work appears in No Tokens Journal, Blunderbuss Magazine, and Luna Luna Magazine.

Mya G. is a poet, editor, and writing consultant who is most interested in being the best version of herself that she can possibly be. She received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently working on her first full-length prose project.

Sara Lynn Hess is a creative non-fiction writer based in New York City. Her work has been published by Harvard Business Publishing, the Oxford Business Group, and Wellesley Underground. In her free time, she enjoys eating nougat in the Tangier medina and dancing to hip hop music with Mexican rockstars. She blogs at saralynnhess.tumblr.com. 

Sivan Karim is a Berlin-based artist. He is using traditional tools to create aesthetic candor and femininity. Karim mostly centers his work around women with larger than life, shining hair. The contrast of black and white is a playful way of how he visualizes his drawings.

Andrei Kozlov is a poet from New Rochelle, New York. He received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and his writing has appeared in journals including Crosscurrents, El Aleph Magazine, New Year, and Breadcrumbs Magazine. He resides in Putnam County with his wife, fellow poet and Sarah Lawrence alum Nikay Paredes.

Farryl Last is a 2015 MFA graduate from Hunter College. She has developed and taught undergraduate courses and works in the field of study abroad. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Maine Review, Entropy, HOUND, Hermeneutic Chaos, Word Riot, and Poetry City, USA, among others. She once lived in Mantova, Italy, and taught English there.

Ashley Mackenzie is a freelance illustrator based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Some of her clients include The New York Times, Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

Toti O’Brien is the Italian accordionist with the Irish last name. She was born in Rome and lives in Los Angeles. Her words have appeared in Bindweed, The Courtship of Winds, Pilcrow & Dagger, and Peacock Journal, among other journals and anthologies. More about her can be found at totihan.net/writer.html

Diane Payne’s most recent publications include: Map Literary Review, Watershed Review, Tishman Review, Whiskey Island, Kudzu House QuarterlySuperstition ReviewBurrow Press, Dime Show ReviewLime Hawk, and Cheat River Review.  She has work forthcoming in The Offing, Elke: A little Journal, Souvenir Literary JournalOutpost 19.  Diane is the author of Burning Tulips (Red Hen Press) and is the MFA Director at University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Monica Prince received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a focus in poetry from Georgia College & State University in 2015. Her work has been featured in The Santa Fe Writers Project QuarterlyThe Sula Collective, The Rain, Party & Disaster Society, and Madcap Review. Her choreopoem, Testify, was performed by the Cutout Theater in Brooklyn, NY in December 2015. She currently writes, performs, and works in Denver, Colorado.

Joanna C. Valente is sometimes a mermaid and sometimes a human. She is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press), and Marys of the Sea (ELJ Publications, 2016). Her collection Xenos is forthcoming from Agape Editions/Sundress in 2017. She earned her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. Some of her work appears in The Huffington Post, Columbia Journal, The Atlas Review, and The Destroyer, among others. In 2011, she received the American Society of Poets Prize. She edits Yes, Poetry, and is the Managing Editor for Luna Luna Magazine and Civil Coping Mechanisms

Influenced by personal dreams and visions, Jane Wunrow explores the ever-present fluidity of our physical being with the mystical and the Divine. Through the process of dismembering images and juxtaposing them with illustrations of overgrowth, she reveals our potential to transcend our physical world and instead embrace a Divine metamorphosis, an eternal unity.

 

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