Contributors

Blue Five Notebook Series

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Cezarija Abartis: Abartis’ Nice Girls and Other Stories was published by New Rivers Press. Her stories have appeared in Pure Slush, Per Contra, and New York Tyrant, among others. She participates on ShowMeYourLits.com and Zoetrope.com. Her flash, “The Writer,” was selected by Dan Chaon for Wigleaf’s Top 50 online Fictions of 2012. “History,” published by The Lascaux Review, was chosen as April Story of the Month by The Committee Room. Recently she completed a novel, a thriller. She teaches at St. Cloud State University. 15.1 / January 2015

Blaise Allen: Blaise Allen, PhD, is Director of Community Outreach, Palm Beach Poetry Festival. An award winning poet and photojournalist, her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary journals. Blaise is committed to the preservation of voice, culture, and language arts education. More can be found at her blog. 13.3 / February 2013 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Christopher Allen: Allen has his left foot in Munich, his right in London. Think Colossus of Rhodes but cuter. Softer. His fiction has enjoyed many online homes including Wilderness House Literary Review, The Smoking Poet and Referential Magazine. Allen’s creative non-fiction has been featured at Connotation Press and in numerous print anthologies including the best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul. He blogs about his obsession with seeing planet Earth at I Must Be Off. 11.18 / Flash Special 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Grace Andreacchi: Andreacchi is an American-born novelist, poet and playwright. Works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear (Andromache Books), Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent’s Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award) and the chapbook Berlin Elegies. Her work appears in Horizon Review, The Literateur, Cabinet des Fées and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and writes the literary blog Amazing Grace. She lives in London. 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Jules Archer: While being born and raised in the backwoods of Montana, Jules Archer developed a craving for the written word. Today, she writes random stories of great genius and heartbreaking torpor while keeping her day job in marketing. She has been published at Metazen, The Glass Coin, Negative Suck, and MonkeyBicycle. She writes to annoy you at Jules Just Write. 11.3 / Feb 2011

Rose Auslander: Auslander, who has read her poems on NPR, is Poetry Editor of Folded Word Press. She has received a Pushcart nomination from Literary Lunchroom and a Best of the Net nomination from Form Reborn – and she is a Regular Contributor to Referential Magazine. Her work has appeared in cur-ren-cy, Dead Mule, Red Dirt Review, and Right Hand Pointing. 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013

Jenny Baker: Baker studied for a Photography Diploma at Falmouth College of Art and went onto complete a BA Hons in Graphic Design Photography at Plymouth University in England, but now lives in New Zealand. She works primarily in the photographic medium, most frequently in color, preferring film to digital technology. Her photographs mainly depict landscape, architecture, and the natural world, with landscape a first love. Baker has exhibited work in South West England and Northland. Read more about her here. 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

L. S. Bassen: Bassen, a 2011 Finalist Flannery O’Connor Fiction Award, is editor of Prick of the Spindle, reviewer for Horse Less Press, Small Beer Press, Melusine, New Pages, and Galatea Resurrects. Her works have been published in Kenyon Review, American Scholar, Minnetonka, and Persimmontree. She was the 2009 winner of the Atlantic Pacific press Drama Prize. 13.22 / Fall Quarterly 2013

Paul Beckman: Beckman used to be a realtor, air traffic controller, pin setter, numbers runner, and other things. These days he’s a zeyde who writes, travels, and takes pictures both above and beneath the water. Publishing credits include Metazen, Connotation Press, Existere, Molotov Cocktail, Pure Slush, The Brooklyner, 5 Trope, Blink-Ink, Litro, Soundzine, Opium, Playboy, The Connecticut Review, Ascent Aspirations, and other publications online, in print, and via audio. More here. 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014

Dominikia Bednarska: Bednarska’s writing has or will appear in The James Joyce Quarterly, Palimpsest, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, What I Want From You: An Anthology of East Bay Lesbian Poets. Her poetry manuscript, Smothered Breath, is forthcoming. She teaches at U.C. Berkeley, where she completed her PhD in English and Disability Studies. Her full-length solo show, “My Body Love Story,” recently kicked off the 2012 National Queer Arts Festival at the Garage Theater in San Francisco. For more information, visit her blog. 13.15 / August 2013

Eleanor Leonne Bennett: Bennett is an internationally award-winning artist. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is also globally exhibited. 12.15 / International Special 2012 13.9 / May 2013

Tantra Bensko: Bensko teaches fiction writing through UCLA Ex. Writing Program and her academy. She has two full length books and two more slated from Dog Horn and Make-Do, four chapbooks, such as from ISMs Press, and a couple hundred poetry and fiction publications in journals. She promotes others through reviews and chapbooks through LucidPlay, and by maintaining a magazine, resource site, and contest. 13.19 / October 2013

Robert Bharda (Ward): Bharda, originally from New York City, has lived in the Seattle area where for the last 35 years he has specialized in vintage photographica as a profession, everything from salt prints to poloroids. His illustrations/artwork have appeared in numerous U.S. and Canadian publications, including Naugatuck River Review and Conclave 8. His poetry, fiction and critical reviews have appeared The North American Review, Northwest Review, Shenandoah, Quarterly West, Fine Madness, Kansas Quarterly, Yellow Silk, Poets On, and many others including anthologies. 15.1 / January 2015 15.18 / Flash Special 2015

Amy Billone: Billone, who has published poems widely, is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee. She writes, “I became close to Jack Gilbert when he was our Writer in Residence here in 2004.” Billone, who received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Princeton University in 2001, is the author of Little Songs: Women, Silence and the Nineteenth-Century Sonnet (Ohio State University Press, 2007). In 2005 she edited Peter Pan for Barnes and Noble Classics. 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013

Sue Blaustein: Blaustein lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and works as a food safety inspector for the Milwaukee Health Department. Her works have appeared in New Delta Review, Isotope – A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin People and Ideas, and Verse Wisconsin. 11.14 / Aug 2011

CL Bledsoe: Bledsoe is the author of the young adult novel Sunlight; three poetry collections, _____(Want/Need), Anthem, and Leap Year; and a short story collection called Naming the Animals. His poetry chapbooks, Goodbye to Noise and The Man Who Killed Himself in My Bathroom , are available online. His story, “Leaving the Garden,” was selected as a Notable Story of 2008 for Story South’s Million Writer’s Award. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 5 times. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings. Bledsoe has written reviews for The Hollins Critic, The Arkansas Review, American Book Review, Prick of the Spindle, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere. Bledsoe lives with his wife and daughter in Maryland. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012

Mark Blickley: Blickley is a widely published author of fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry and a member of PEN American Center. His latest book of fiction is Sacred Misfits (Red Hen Press). His work has appeared in Fiction International, Cream City, Potomac Review, Blackwater Review, and Rio Grande Review. 13.6 / Flash Special 2013 13.13 / July 2013

William C. Blome: Blome is a writer of short fiction and poetry. He beds down nightly between Baltimore and Washington, and he is an MA graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His work has previously seen the light of day in such sterling little mags as Amarillo Bay, Prism International, Taj Mahal Review, Pure Francis, This, Salted Feathers, and The California Quarterly. 11.20 / Broadside #24, Fall 2011

Ann Bogle: Bogle’s short stories have appeared at BLIP, Wigleaf, Metazen, Asymptote, and many other journals. Her short collections of stories, Solzhenitsyn Jukebox and Country Without a Name, were published by Argotist Ebooks in 2010 and 2011. She lives in Minnesota. 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Doug Bond: Bond’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Used Furniture Review, Necessary Fiction, Mad Hatters’ Review, Metazen, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Additional written words of his and social media can be found here. 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011

Bob Bradshaw: Bradshaw is a big fan of the Rolling Stones. Mick may not be gathering moss, but Bob is. He dreams of retiring to a hammock. His poetry can be found at Eclectica, Pedestal Magazine, Stirring and many other publications. 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014

Erica Lee Braverman: Braverman received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon, and now lives in Eugene teaching English at a local community college. Her work has appeared in MiPOesias and Virginia Quarterly Review’s Instapoetry Series. 14.3 / February 2014

Martin Brick: Brick is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Ohio Dominican University. Recent publications include stories in The Cortland Review, Vestal Review, Sou’wester, RE:AL, Pindeldyboz, Beloit Fiction Journal, The Shore, The Orphan Leaf Review, and other publications. He is a former editor of Wisconsin Review and a past Pushcart Prize nominee. 11.14 / Aug 2011 11.23 / Flash Writer Special 2011

Mara Buck: Buck writes and paints in a self-constructed hideaway in the Maine woods. She has won awards or been short-listed by the Faulkner Society, the Hackney Awards, Carpe Articulum, and Maravillosa, with work in Drunken Boat, Huffington Post, Crack the Spine, Carpe Articulum, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Living Waters, Orion, Pithead Chapel, Poems For Haiti, The Lake, Diverse Voices Anthology, and others. Current projects include a novel and a collection of strange Maine stories. 14.21 / November 2104

Melissa Buckheit: Buckheit’s poetry, prose and photography have appeared or are forthcoming in Shearsman Journal, Bombay Gin, The Drunken Boat, Sinister Wisdom, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Spiral Orb, Pirene’s Fountain, A Trunk of Delirium, and Sonora Review. Her first full-length poetry collection, Noctilucent, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books in the UK, in 2012. Buckheit, a poet, dancer/choreographer, Bodywork Therapist, also teaches Literature, Writing and Creative Writing at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Her chapbook, Arc, was published in 2007. She lives in Tucson with her partner and son. 11.17 / Translation Special 2011

Mercer Bufter: Bufter studied poetry at NYU and my work has appeared in journals such as Measure and The Portland Review.14.7 / April 2014

Pris Campbell: Campbell’s poetry has appeared in Chiron Review, BOXCAR Poetry Review, Poets / Artists, and Wild Goose Review, among many others. She has three Pushcart nominations and has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Postscripts to the Dead and Shadows Trail Them Home, with Scott Owens. A former clinical psychologist, she is sidelined by CFS/ME. 11.12 / July 2011 12.1 / Jan 2012 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013

Valentina Cano: Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Cartier Street Press, The Adroit Journal, Danse Macabre, Super Poetry Highway, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Muddy River Poetry Review, Avalon Literary Review, Caduceus, and White Masquerade Anthology. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, is forthcoming in 2014. She blogs here. 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014

Lorraine Caputo: Caputo’s poems and travel narratives appear in over 70 journals, eight chapbooks and five audio recordings in Canada, the US, and Latin America. She has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to Patagonia. In March 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada chose her as poet of the month. Ms Caputo continues journeying south of the Equator. 12.21 / October 2012 13.10 / Spring Quarterly 2013

Bob Carlton: Carlton lives a bio-free life in Garland, TX. 12.13 / July 2012

Tina Cartwright: Cartwright is a folk artist concerned with stories and beliefs that people carry in their blood, consciously or subconsciously. She has one foot in southern New Zealand and another in Mexico. She currently studies Contemporary Mexican Fiction and is putting together a book from New and Australian artists and writers whose work reflects time spent in Latin America. 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Jessie Carty: Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as MARGIE, decomP, and Connotation Press. She is the author of five poetry collections which include An Amateur Marriage (Finishing Line, 2012) as well as the award winning full length poetry collection, Paper House (Folded Word 2010). Carty is a freelance writer, teacher, and editor. She is also the managing editor of Referential Magazine. She can be found around the web, especially at http://jessiecarty.com. 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013

Michael Caylo-Baradi: Caylo-Baradi’s work has appeared in BluePrint Review, Prick of the Spindle, and elsewhere. He lives in California. 11.12 / July 2011

CE Chaffin: Chaffin edited The Melic Review for eight years prior to its hiatus. Widely published, he has been the featured poet in over twenty magazines. His latest work, Unexpected Light: Selected Poems and Love Poems 1998-2008, was published by Diminuendo Press, 2009. 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 11.16 / Poet Special 2011

Sherry Chandler: Chandler is the author of Weaving a New Eden. Her work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including The Cortland Review, The South Carolina Review, and Louisville Review. 14.22 / Fall Quarterly 2014

Kelly Cherry: Kelly Cherry is the author of twenty books of fiction (novels, short stories), poetry, and nonfiction (memoir, essay, criticism), eight chapbooks, and translations of two classical plays. Her most recently published titles are The Woman Who, a collection of short fiction, The Retreats of Thought: Poems, and Girl in a Library: On Women Writers and the Writing Life. Her short fiction has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the South, and has won three PEN/Syndicated Fiction Awards. In 2000 her collection The Society of Friends: Stories, received the Dictionary of Literary Biography Award for the best volume of short stories published in 1999. She was the first recipient of the Hanes Poetry Prize given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers for a body of work. Other awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bradley Major Achievement (Lifetime) Award, a Distinguished Alumnus Award, three Wisconsin Arts Board fellowships and two New Work awards, an Arts America Speaker Award (The Philippines), and selection as a Wisconsin Notable Author. In 2010 she was a Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. 16.5 / Poet Special 2016

Lisa J. Cihlar: Cihlar’s poems have been published in The South Dakota Review, Green Mountains Review, In Posse Review, Blackbird, and The Prose-Poem Project. One of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, The Insomniac’s House, is available from Dancing Girl Press and a second chapbook, This is How She Fails, is available from Crisis Chronicles Press. She lives in rural southern Wisconsin. 13.9 / May 2013

James Claffey: Claffey hails from County Westmeath, Ireland, and lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, CA, with his wife, the writer and artist, Maureen Foley, their daughter, Maisie, and Australian cattle-dog, Rua. He is the winner of the Linnet’s Wings Audio Prose Competition. His work appears in many places including The New Orleans Review, Connotation Press, A-Minor Magazine, Literary Orphans, and Scissors & Spackle. His blog is at www.jamesclaffey.com. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012 143.23 / Spring Quarterly 2013

John Lee Clark: Clark’s poetry has appeared in many publications, including The Hollins Critic, Pif, Poetry, and The Seneca Review. His chapbook of poems is Suddenly Slow (Handtype Press, 2008) and he edited the anthology Deaf American Poetry (Gallaudet University Press, 2009). He is married to the cartoonist Adrean Clark, and they live in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota with their three sons. 13.9 / May 2013

Ramon Collins: Collins lives on the NE corner of the Mojave Desert with an Irish wife and two little Animal Rescue dogs. 13.6 / Flash Special 2013

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito: Comito’s life trajectory (so far) takes the shape of a triangle across the U.S., from Massachusetts to Idaho to Florida. She lives in Fort Myers, where she has recently taken up beekeeping. Her work has been published in places like A-Minor Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, Metazen, and Red Fez. She edited the online literary journal Orion headless. 14.9 / May 2014

Sheldon Lee Compton: Compton’s fiction and poetry have appeared in several journals including most recently Bluestem Magazine, Emprise Review, Pank and elsewhere. He work was also recently included in the story collection Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories from Contemporary Appalachia. He survives in Eastern Kentucky and writes and such at www.bentcountry.blogspot.com. 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 15.18 / Flash Special 2015

Andrew Cox: Cox is the author of The Equation That Explains Everything (BlazeVOX [Books] 2010), the chapbook Fortune Cookies (2River View, 2009), and the hypertext chapbook Company X (Word Virtual). He lives in University City, MO, the Brooklyn of St. Louis, where he edits UCity Review. 12.1 / Jan 2012 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013

Cricket: Cricket is a plainclothes undercover clown with a website: jimidcricket. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011

Rachel Dacus: Dacus is the author of Another Circle of Delight, Femme au Chapeau, and Earth Lessons. She has work in the anthologies Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English, and Letters to the World: Poems from the WOM-PO Listserv, as well as magazines such as The Atlanta Review, Cortland Review, and Prairie Schooner. She interviews poets for Fringe Magazine and blogs at Rocket Kids. 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011

Nancy Davenport: Davenport’s poems have appeared in The Burning Grape, The Mountain Gazette, Red Fez, Twisted Tungz, and The Bicycle Review. 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014

Catherine Davis: Davis’s work has appeared at BLIP Magazine, 52|250 A Year of Flash, kaffe in katmandu, BluePrint Review, and elsewhere, and has received the Joan Johnson Award in Fiction. She is an Assistant Professor teaching writing at a small college in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In another life, she has decorated sets for film, including Blue Velvet, The Imposters, Joe Gould’s Secret, Copy Cat, Brokeback Mountain, Ira and Abby, and We Own the Night. 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012

James Lloyd Davis: Davis lives in northeast Ohio with his wife, MaryAnne Kolton, who is also a writer. He’s returned to writing after a long absence, is working on two novels, and has published short fiction in various venues both online and in print. This is his first serious attempt at poetry. 12.9 / May 2012 13.15 / August 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Holly Day: Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream, and she is a recent recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013

Gay Degani: Degani has published on-line and in print including her own collection, Pomegranate Stories. She is editor-emeritus of EDF’s Flash Fiction Chronicles, a staff editor at Smokelong Quarterly, and blogs at Words in Place. Nominated twice for a Pushcart, her story “Something about L.A.” won the 11th Annual Glass Woman Prize. 11.7 / Apr 2013

Francis Denis: Denis is a semi-professional French painter. One reviewer states emphatically: “Francis’ abstract figurative paintings evolve around the single theme of emotion. Everything in these mysterious works is centered around the humble and sad angst that the figures portray. How Francis does this is quite spectacular. Set on a single tone backdrop, an immediate mood is set by the colour of these bold platforms. The expressive brushwork uses contrasting tones and the white outline of his subjects creates an almost collage-like aesthetic. [His work] allows for a playful and engaging guessing game for the viewer.” 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014

Lilla Dent: Dent is a freelance photographer and studio artist who dabbles in a variety of styles and media. She is inspired by her multicultural background and international travel experience, including a 5-year residency in Tokyo. Lilla’s work is an ongoing exploration of the concept of the strange or surreal, in particular as relating to self-identity, stories and narratives, and the creation and definition of humour. Lilla is currently in Chicago, pursuing printmaking as well as the expansion of her light portrait portfolio. 14.1 / January 2014

Michael Dickes: Dickes is a singer-songwriter, composer, and writer living in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. His stories have been featured in THIS Literary Magazine, Metazen, Istanbul Literary Review, Negative Suck, 52/250, and LitSnack. His numerous CDs include Dig, Loose Ends, Moveable Child, and Thirty-Five, and his work is featured on the soundtrack for Henry Poole Is Here, a film starring Luke Wilson and George Lopez. More information about Michael’s fiction and music can be found on his website, Michael Dickes. 11.11/ June 2011 12.9 / May 2012 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012

Heather Dobbins: Dobbins’s poems have appeared in Big Muddy, The Southern Poetry Anthology (Tennessee), and TriQuarterly Review, among others. She was a featured poet for Beloit Poetry Journal last June. After ten years of earning degrees in California and Vermont, she returned to her hometown of Memphis. Her debut, In the Low Houses, is forthcoming in March from Kelsay Press. 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014 14.7 / April 2014 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Cheryl Dodds: Dodds was co-editor/publisher for Urban Spaghetti, a literary arts journal. Her art work has taken the form of mixed media, graphite drawings, photography, painting, woodcuts and multimedia as well as a few conceptual art projects. More of her work is online at AbsoluteArts. 11.7 / Apr 2011 11.9 / May 2011 11.19 / October 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

William Doreski: Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. His most recent collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review,and Natural Bridge. 11.12 / July 2011 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013

Yvette Doss: Doss is a graduate student in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her non-fiction and essay writing have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Ms. Magazine, and on NPR. Her poetry has appeared in Buddhist Poetry Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Chantarelle’s Notebook. She lives in Southern California. Some of her radio essays are available online at npr.org. 11.19 / October 2011

Karen Douglass: Douglass lives in Colorado with three dogs, one cat, and her family. You can visit her at KVD Books. Her books include Red Goddess Poems; Bones in the Chimney (fiction); Green Rider, Thinking Horse (non-fiction); Sostenuto, (prose poems) and The Great Hunger (poems). A new poetry chapbook, Two-Gun Lil, was published in 2012. 11.21 / Nov 2011 13.14 / Broadside #31, Summer 2013

Chanel Dubofsky: Dubofsky’s writing has been published in <emAtticus Review, Quick Fiction, Staccato, Dogzplot, and Glossolalia. She lives in New York City and blogs at Diverge. 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011 12.1 / Jan 2012

Sara T. Einhorn: Einhorn is a writer, painter, and founder of A.N.E.W. – A New Environment Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to single parents recovering from domestic violence and abuse. 12.23 / Nov 2012

Berit Ellingsen: Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, most recently or forthcoming in Bluestem, Asian Cha, Thunderclap, SmokeLong Quarterly, Metazen, and decomP. Ellingsen’s debut novel, The Empty City, is a story about silence. For more information about the novel, search here. 12.3 / Feb 2012

Robert Klein Engler: Engler was born in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared in Borderlands, Hyphen, Christopher Street, The James White Review, American Letters and Commentary, Kansas Quarterly, and many other magazines and journals. He was the recipient of Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem “Three Poems for Kabbalah,” which appeared in Fish Stories, II. 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011 12.13 / July 2012 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012

Kim Farleigh: Farleigh has worked for aid agencies in three conflicts: Kosovo, Iraq and Palestine. He takes risks to get the experience required for writing. He likes fine wine, art, photography, and bullfighting, which probably explains why this Australian lives in Madrid. 68 of his stories have been accepted by 64 different magazines. 13.13 / July 2013

George J. Farrah: Farrah has been published widely nationally. He received an MFA from Bard College, NY.

David Feela: Feela’s writing has appeared in hundreds of regional and national publications since 1974, including Mountain Gazette, Utne Reader, Yankee, Third Wednesday, and Pennsylvania Review, as well as in over a dozen anthologies. A chapbook of poetry, Thought Experiments (Maverick Press), won the Southwest Poet Series. His first full length poetry collection, The Home Atlas, is currently available. 13.15 / August 2013

Rachel J. Fenton: Born in Yorkshire, currently in Auckland, Fenton has work in Horizon Review, Otoliths, Blackmail Press, Brief, Monkey Bicycle , Flash Frontier , and others. Shortlisted for the “Fish One Page Prize,” “Binnacle Ultra Short Competition”, and longlisted for the “Sean O’ Faolain International Short Story Prize” and “Kathleen Grattan Award,” she won the 2012 “AUT Creative Writing Prize” for her graphic story “Alchemy Hour“. She was Guest Editor for The Aotearoa Affair “Past Myths, Present Legends” Blog Carnival. As Rae Joyce, she writes an epic graphic poem about stuttering and migration, Escape Behaviours. She blogs at Snow Like Thought. 12.7 / April 2012 12.15 / International Special 2012 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Martyn Ferry: Ferry was born in London but grew up in the peaceful climes of Hertfordshire. After studying art and photography in Cambridge he moved back to London and spent a few years working as a commercial photographer, which put him off photography for a while, until he spent two and a half years travelling throughout Australasia and Asia where he well and truly got the bug again. Since then he has specialized in landscape and nature photography of all kinds. He lives and works in the Cotswolds. More at his photography website. 14.7 / April 2014 14.21 / November 2104

Rupert Fike: Fike’s collection, Lotus Buffet (Brick Road Poetry Press 2011), earned him the Finalist award (2nd place) as Georgia Author of the Year. His work has appeared in Rosebud, The Georgetown Review, Natural Bridge, The Atlanta Review, The Cortland Review, storySouth, and others. Fike’s non-fiction work, Voices from The Farm, accounts of life on a spiritual community in the 1970s, is now available in paperback. 11.13 / Broadside #23, Summer 2011 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 14.9 / May 2014

Kathy Fish: Fish’s stories may be found at Indiana Review, Mississippi Review online, The Denver Quarterly, Quick Fiction, FRiGG, and elsewhere. A chapbook of her work is included in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women(Rose Metal Press, 2008). Another collection, Wild Life, is forthcoming from Matter Press. 11.1 / Jan 2011

Lou Freshwater: Freshwater is a student of literature and Existential philosophy, but mostly she loves spicy food and the Delta Blues. She considers herself to be a lifelong student of these and other things. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Red Wheelbarrow and Modern Haiku, and she has also published an essay on the Existentialism of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams in the Arthur Miller Journal. 11.8 / Broadside #22, Spring 2011 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012

Jeannie Galeazzi: Galeazzi’s work has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in forty-five publications including Fence, The Literary Review, Permafrost, Southern Humanities Review, and Main Street Rag, as well as Feathertale Review (Canada), Dotlit (Australia), All Rights Reserved (Nova Scotia), Snorkel (New Zealand), and Gold Dust (UK), and is forthcoming in Segue, Flint Hills Review, and Bryant Literary Review. 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012

Chris Galvin: Galvin writes and edits in Canada and Viet Nam. Her writing and photographs have appeared in various places, including PRISM International, Room, BluePrintReview, Descant, Asian Cha, and others. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely either in the garden, the kitchen, or the middle of a good book. 14.1 / January 2014

Lyn C. A. Gardner: Gardner’s first poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, is now available from Sam’s Dot Publishing. She is currently catalog librarian at Hampton Public Library and has also served as editor at The Mariners’ Museum. She’s had over 170 poems published in Cabinet des Fees, American Arts Quarterly, The Cape Rock, Bibliophilos, Bellowing Ark, Z Miscellaneous, and more. Gardner is an active member of SFWA with stories in Daily Science Fiction, Challenging Destiny, and the Green Knight Press anthologies Legends of the Pendragon and The Doom of Camelot. 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012

Gloria Garfunkel: Garfunkel is a clinical psychologist with a PhD from Harvard University. She has published short stories, flash, micro fiction and memoir in Natural Bridge, Eclectica, Six Sentences, Connotation Press, Every Day Fiction, Rose and Thorn, Thrice Fiction, and a collection called A Perilous Calling. She currently posts stories at the online writing community Fictionaut. Her blog of daily stories is called Querulous Squirrel’s Daily Microfiction Quarterly. 12.23 / Nov 2012

Susan Gibb: Gibb, a recent Pushcart nominee, writes one blog on literature analysis and another on hypermedia writing and reading. Her poetry, fiction, and digital art have been published in many fine zines. Her work is included in the Valentine Day Massacre chapbook (Cervana Barva Press). She wrote 100 hypertext stories in Summer 2009, 100 flash fictions in Summer 2010 and in 2011 she’s teamed up with an artist and writes one flash piece each day. Gibb’s story ‘Wanderer’ won the Eighth Glass Woman Prize in December 2010. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special 11.19 / October 2011

Beth Gilstrap: Gilstrap lives in Charlotte, NC, and holds a M.F.A. in Fiction from Chatham University. She has taught in the First Year Writing Program at UNC-Charlotte and is hard at work on her first novel. 12.21 / October 2012

Steve Golden: Golden is a Singapore-based photographer specializing in portraiture and landscape. Traveling extensively throughout Asia, he is committed to capturing images of traditions that are fast changing. Steve’s latest work can be seen at his Singapore gallery Organug Studio or at his website. Of this photo, Steve says: “Graffiti artists have used an old gate as a canvas. Over the canvas is a red directive, also spray painted, that says ‘destroy’ – an instruction to a demolition team.” 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014

Patricia Gomes: Former editor of Adagio Verse Quarterly, Gomes is the author of four chapbooks and the first place winner of 2010’s Dave L. Osgood Poetry Competition. A 2008 Pushcart nominee, Ms. Gomes performs her work extensively throughout the New England area. She is currently the online moderator of iVillage’s (a division of NBC) Poets Workshop. 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011

Howie Good: Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Dreaming in Red from Right Hand Pointing and Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has four chapbooks forthcoming, Elephant Gun from Dog on a Chain Press, The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press, Living Is the Spin Cycle from Red Bird Chapbooks, and Strange Roads from Puddle of Sky Press. 11.3 / Feb 2011 13.19 / October 2013

Danny Goodman: Goodman teaches high school and college English, as well as fiction writing for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in various places, most notably Paper Darts, Brevity, Found Press, and Mixer. He edits the literary journal, fwriction : review, and is badly in need of a nap. 12.8 / Broadside #26, Spring 2012

John C. Goodman: Goodman is a Canadian writer who has published two collections of poetry, Naked Beauty and The Shepherd’s Elegy, as well as a novel, Talking to Wendigo, which was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award, and the non-fiction work Poetry: Tools & Techniques. He is the editor of ditch, an online magazine of experimental poetry. 13.21 / November 2013

Allan Gorman: Gorman lives in Montclair, NJ (USA). A self-taught artist, Gorman’s precise, realistic oil paintings attempt to capture the random abstractions found in the industrial environment. His work can be viewed here. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012

Steven Gowin : Gowin produces corporate video in San Francisco. His fiction has appeared in Untoward Magazine, Dark Sky, The Fiddleback, Emprise Review and others. Gowin holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. You can find more at his blog, The Bay View. 13.10 / Spring Quarterly 2013

Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois: Grabois was born in the Bronx and now splits his time between Denver and a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old, one room schoolhouse in Riverton Township, Michigan. His short fiction and poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” (The Examined Life), and for his poem “Birds” (The Blue Hour). He is the author of the novel Two-Headed Dog. 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014

Allison Grayhurst: Grayhurst has had over 200 poems in more than 140 journals, magazines, and anthologies throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, including Parabola, South Florida Arts Journal, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, and Poetry Nottingham International. She is the author of Somewhere Falling, Common Dream and, most recently, The River is Blind. Grayhurst lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog. She also sculpts, working with clay. 14.3 / February 2014

Nathan Graziano : Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, with his wife and two children. He is the author of three books of poetry – After the Honeymoon (sunnyoutside, 2009), Teaching Metaphors (sunnyoutside, 2007), Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2004) – and a collection of stories, Frostbite (GBP, 2002). His work has appeared in The Hawaii Review, Night Train, Freight Stories, Word Riot, Sententia, The Owen Wister Review, Rattle, and others. 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas: Grellas is winner of the Red Ochre Press Chapbook contest with her entry Before I Go to Sleep. She has authored several collections of poetry, and her work has appeared in a wide variety of online and print magazines including The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, War, Literature and the Arts, Able Muse, Poets and Artists, and many more. According to family lore she is a direct descendent of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read more here. 14.11 / Poet Special 2014

John Grey: Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in Paterson Literary Review, Rockhurst Review, and Spindrift with work upcoming in New Plains Review, Leading Edge, and Louisiana Literature. 15.16 / August 2015

Robin Grotke: Grotke is an artist and photographer living on the southern coast of North Carolina. Her inspiration is drawn from nature, people and cultures, emotions and humor, new life and decay, present moments and distant memories. Grotke’s work focuses on the sensation of “being there,” of taking the viewer to the location of the photograph and to feel like she did when the image was taken. 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012 13.6 / Flash Special 2013 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014

Kenneth P. Gurney: Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM. His latest collection of poems is An Accident Practiced. He edits the NM poetry anthology ADOBE WALLS. You may learn more about Kenneth at his website. 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011

Ira Joel Haber: Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe, and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Haber is the recipient of three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants and The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn. 12.21 / October 2012 13.1 / January 2013

Hedy Habra: Hedy Habra is the author of a poetry collection, Tea in Heliopolis, a short story collection, Flying Carpets, and a scholarly book, Mundos alternos y artísticos en Vargas Llosa. Her multilingual work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Drunken Boat, Cutthroat, Bitter Oleander, Nimrod, Puerto del Sol, The New York Quarterly, Cider Press Review, and Poet Lore. 14.1 / January 2014

Jane Hammons: Hammons teaches writing at UC Berkeley. She has work included in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (W. W. Norton 2010) and The Maternal is Political (Seal Press 2008). She recently received a Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Story Society. Her nonfiction has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and The East Bay Express. 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Gary Hardaway: A native Texan, Hardaway lives on the flatlands of North Texas with his wife, writer JP Reese, three cats, and a very old dog. He has placed poetry at Divine Dirt Quarterly and has been published in Manifold, Gumball Poetry, at the IBPC, and at Connotation Press. Hardaway’s chapbook Not for Profit was published by Silkworms Ink in 2010, and his poem “Gulf War” is at Poets for Living Waters. 11.9 / May 2011 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Stephen Hastings-King: Hastings-King lives by a salt marsh in Essex, Massachusetts where he makes constraints, works with prepared piano and writes entertainments of various kinds. Some of his sound work is available at www.clairaudient.org. His short fictions have appeared in Sleepingfish, Black Warrior Review, elimae, Metazen and elsewhere. 11.1 / Jan 2011 12.1 / Jan 2012

Shayla Hawkins: Hawkins is a Detroit native and past winner of The Caribbean Writer’s Canute A. Brodhurst Prize in Short Fiction and the John Edgar Wideman Microstory Contest. Her recent publications include poetry and fiction in Pure Slush, Tidal Basin Review, and Crab Orchard Review. Her first book, Carambola, was published in 2012 and is available from David Robert Books. 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013

Karen Head: Head is the author of Sassing (WordTech Press, 2009), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, 2009) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. She also works on digital poetry projects and teaches at Georgia Tech. 12.9 / May 2012

Bernard Heise: Heise is an internal emigrant who lives with his family on a sailboat, currently in New Zealand, who on occasion finds the time to write a few things down or snap a few pictures, like this one, which is a close-up of the hull (starboard side, forward) of a wrecked freighter tethered to the shore in Whangaparapara Harbour on Great Barrier Island. 12.1 / Jan 2012

Claire Hellar: Hellar’s poetry has been published in Ceremony, Circle, and Westwind. She grew up in Papua New Guinea, wanders often, and paints each new apartment teal. 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014

Kyle Hemmings: Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has work forthcoming in Literary Burlesque and two chapbooks of poems: Fuzzy Logic and Avenue C. 11.3 / Feb 2011

Dianna Henning: Henning, twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has published work in Crazyhorse, Poetry International, Fugue, The Asheville Poetry Review, and The Seattle Review. Henning has taught creative writing for California Poets in the Schools, through the William James Association’s Prison Arts Program and through several California Arts Council grants. Her most recent book is The Broken Bone Tongue (Black Buzzard Press). 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012

Lily Herman: 17.1 / Broadside #46, Winter 2017

Leigh Herrick: Herrick is a poet, writer and recording artist. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Herrick’s first book, Home Front: Poems of the Bush II Years, was released in October 2012. Her CDs are Just War (2004) and Monocle Man (2009). For more info please visit www.LeighHerrick.com. 13.21 / November 2013

Errol Hess: Hess, a founding editor of Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, writes that he is “retired and living on a thirty six acre tract, full of beavers, foxes, raccoons, mink, muskrat, turtles, sweet gum and oak. He’s building an addition to his house and dreams of building a small writer’s retreat in the woods behind his house.” 11.14 / Aug 2011

Matthew Hittinger: Hittinger is the author of Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and three previous chapbooks. He lives and works in NYC. You can read more of his work at matthewhittinger.com. 13.3 / February 2013 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Gill Hoffs: Hoffs lives in Warrington, England with her husband and son though her mind wanders all over the place. Her work has won several prizes and is available widely online and in print. Currently researching a non-fiction book about daring rescues in Scottish waters, she’d love to hear your [true] tales. Check out her website, email her at scottishredridinghood@hotmail.com, or find her on facebook. 11.18 / Flash Special 2011

Doug Holder: Holder’s work has appeared in Rattle, Main Street Rag, Endicott Review, the new renaissance, The Boston Globe Magazine, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Holder founded the Ibbetson Street Press in 1998. 14.3 / February 2014

Karen Paul Holmes: Holmes has a full-length poetry collection, Untying the Knot (Aldrich Press, 2014). Other credits include Poetry East, Atlanta Review, POEM, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol 5: Georgia (Texas Review Press). She received an Elizabeth George Foundation emerging writer grant in 2012. 15.9 / May 2015

Sally Houtman: Originally from the east coast of the US, Houtman now lives and writes in Wellington, New Zealand. Her work hangs out in such places as Literary Mama, Tattoo Highway, Girls with Insurance, Wilderness House Literary Review, Connotation Press, Rose&Thorn, Scissors&Spackle, and Flash Frontier. She is the winner of three New Zealand short story awards and was shortlisted for the UK’s 2011/2012 Fish Prize. Her work was recently Highly Commended in New Zealand’s inaugural National Flash Fiction Day Competition, earning the runner-up award for her region. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012

Ann Yu Huang: Huang was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Mexico when she was a teen. She graduated from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently resides in Newport Beach, California. In October 2012, Finishing Line Press published her first chapbook Love Rhythms, a collection reviewed and noted by Orange County Metro. Huang’s newest poetry collection,White Sails has been selected for Cherry Grove imprints by WorldTech Communications and will become available in bookstores by May 2015.

Judy Huddleston: Huddleston is an author, artist, and teacher living on the West Coast. She received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and MFA from Eastern Washington University. Her nonfiction, fiction and poetry has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Collagist,Wilderness Press, Mudlark, MinnPost, Wordriot, Flashquake, the Penwood Review, NANOFiction, New South and other journals. Her second memoir, Love Him Madly, will be published by Chicago Review Books in 2013. Her flash-fiction, Three From Idaho, received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2011. She has recently completed the collection, Isis Leaves Idaho. A native of California, she currently teaches writing at California State University at Monterey Bay. 13.9 / May 2013

Claire Ibarra: Ibarra’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The MacGuffin, Natural Bridge, Boston Literary Magazine, Blink-Ink, Amoskeag, Foliate Oak, The Broken Plate, and BluePrint Review. I am also a contributor to the anthology An Honest Lie, Vol.2: Delusions of Insignificance by Open Heart Publishing and the upcoming anthology Dreams of Duality by Red Skies Press. 12.21 / October 2012 13.4 / Winter Quarterly 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Ioulita Iliopoulou: Iliopoulou has studied Byzantine and Modern Greek Letters at the School of Philosophy, University of Athens and Theatre Studies at the Drama School of the Athens Conservatory. She has published five poetry collections. Her recent editions are: 11 Places for 1 Summer (2007, Poetry) and What Zinon Is Asking For? (2005, children’s book). She has written the libretto for the opera by George Couroupos, The Fir-Ship and the poetry for the Lyric Tragedy, Jocasta, by the same composer. She also writes essays, works as a book editor, and cooperates with the Orchestra of Colours in the creation of programmes based on music and literature.

Donald Illich: Illich has published work in LIT, The Iowa Review, Nimrod, and other publications. He is a writer-editor who lives in Rockville, Maryland. 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014

Julie Innis: Innis’ stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, WomenArts Quarterly, The Long Story, Thunderclap!, Prick of the Spindle, jmww, BLIP and Pindeldyboz, among others. In May 2009, Julie was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and in May 2010, she won the Seventh Glass Woman Prize for her story ‘Sanctuary’. She has high hopes for May 2011. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special

Alexandra Isacson: Isacson, whose work has been published in > kill author, dComp, PANK, and Emprise Review, and enjoys tending her lush desert garden of blooming roses, ranunculus, trumpet vines, ivy, poppies, and pomegranates. Visit her site here. 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012

Nazifa Islam: Islam, whose cover art became the symbol of Flash Mob 2013,grew up in Novi, Michigan. Her poetry and paintings have appeared in Anomalous Press, Flashquake, The Fat City Review, and Kindred Magazine among other publications, and her debut poetry collection Searching for a Pulse (2013) was released by Whitepoint Press. She earned her MFA at Oregon State University. Find her on Twitter at @nafoopal and on the web at http://www.nazifaislam.com. ‘Deep Sea’ was created using watered-down acrylic paint on a white cotton canvas. The unmarked canvas was pressed down on a pool of green and blue paint to create a sea weed-inspired fractal pattern. 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Rich Ives: Ives is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander and the 2012 winner of the Creative Nonfiction Prize from Thin Air magazine. The Spring 2011 Bitter Oleander contains a feature including an interview and 18 of his hybrid works. 12.3 / Feb 2012 15.1 / January 2015

Janet Jennings: Jennings lives in San Anselmo, California, with her husband and twin daughters, and is the author of Traces in Water, a poetry chapbook. Her work has appeared in Agni online, Nimrod, Spillway, and TriQuarterly, among others, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013

DR Jones: Jones lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Twitter: @anonauth. 14.9 / May 2014

Tim Jones: Jones is a poet and author of both science fiction and literary fiction who was awarded the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He lives in Wellington. His third poetry collection, Men Briefly Explained, was published in late 2011. His story “The New Neighbours” is included in The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012). He is currently working on stories for a new collection. For more, please see Tim Jones: Books in the Trees. 13.1 / January 2013

Marilyn Kallet: Kallet is the author of fifteen books; her new volume of poetry, The Love That Moves Me, was published by Black Widow Press in April 2013. She is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, where she directs the Creative Writing Program. Every summer she teaches poetry workshops for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, in Auvillar, France. 13.10 / Spring Quarterly 2013

Peycho Kanev: Kanev’s poems have appeared in more than 400 literary magazines such as Ann Arbor Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Naugatuck River Review. He is the author of Walking Through Walls (Ciela, 2009), American Notebooks (Ciela, 2010), Bone Silence (Desperanto, 2010), and r, a collaborative collection, with Felino Soriano, Duane Locke, and Edward Wells II (Please Press, 2009). 11.2 / Broadside #21, Winter 2011 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011

Timothy Kercher: Originally from Colorado, Kercher now lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, with his wife and twin daughters. His poems and translations have appeared in Atlanta Review, The Dirty Goat, Poetry International Journal, The Evansville Review, Guernica, and The Minnesota Review. Kercher’s manuscript Nobody’s Odyssey was recently selected as a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. 11.14 / Aug 2011

Calum Kerr: Kerr is a writer, editor, lecturer, and director of the UK National Flash-Fiction Day. His stories have appeared in Bugged, Litro, Flash, Shoestring, The Pygmy Giant, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Ether Books, and on BBC Radio 4. His pamphlet 31 is available on Kindle on Amazon, and his new collection, Braking Distance, was published by Salt in April 2012. Between 2011-2012 he wrote a flash fiction every day for his project Flash 365. For more information, go to his website. 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012

Hilary King: King lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has appeared in The Cortland Review, PANK, Vinyl Poetry and other publications. She enjoyed the movie It’s Complicated but also hated it (see poem). 12.9 / May 2012

Kathleen Kirk: Kirk works in a vintage bookshop and writes poetry. Her work appears in various print and online magazines, including After Hours, Apparatus, Fifth Wednesday, Poems & Plays, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. She has three poetry chapbooks: Selected Roles (Moon Journal Press, 2006), Broken Sonnets (Finishing Line Press), and Living on the Earth (Finishing Line Press, New Women’s Voices Series #74). 11.1 / Jan 2011 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011 13.4 / Winter Quarterly 2013

Lynne Knight: Knight’s fourth collection, Again, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2009. Her previous collections are Dissolving Borders (Quarterly Review of Literature), The Book of Common Betrayals (Bear Star Press), and Night in the Shape of a Mirror (David Robert Books), plus three award-winning chapbooks. A cycle of poems on Impressionist winter paintings, Snow Effects (Small Poetry Press), has been translated into French by Nicole Courtet. Knight’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2000, and her awards include a Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, a Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, an NEA grant, and the 2009 RATTLE Poetry Prize. She lives in Berkeley, California. 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 13.1 / January 2013

Jen Knox: Knox is a professor of English at San Antonio College. She is the author of Musical Chairs and To Begin Again (winner of the 2011 Next Generation Book Awards), and her shorter works have appeared or are forthcoming in Annalemma, Bluestem, Gargoyle, Narrative Magazine, Short Story America, Superstition Review and elsewhere. For more about Jen, visit her website. 11.21 / Nov 2011 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Tracy Koretsky: Koretsky gives away her memoir in poems, Even Before My Own Name, at www.TracyKoretsky.com where you will find recent publications, audio poems, reviews, interviews, and her series of poetry revision lessons written for WinningWriters.com. She is the author of a 15-time award-winning novel, Ropeless (Present Tense Press, 2005). 13.13 / July 2013

George Korolog: Korolog is an active member of the Stanford Writers Studio and has had his work published in numerous online and print magazines such as Rattle, Riverbabble, Poets / Artists, Red River Review, The Monarch Review, Stone Highway Review, Greensilk Journal, Contemporary Haibun, Willows Wept Review, The Recusant, and The Right Eyed Deer. 12.3 / Feb 2012

Richard Krawiec: Krawiec’s second book of poems, She Hands me the Razor (Press 53) was one of seventeen finalists for a SIBA Award. He has published in Shenandoah, sou’wester, Chautauqua, Witness, Cream City Review, Florida Review, and Connotation Press. He has won fellowships from the NEA, the NC Arts Council (twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is founder of Jacar Press. 13.5 / Poetry Special 2013

Len Kuntz: Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State. His writing appears widely in print and online at such places as Juked, elimae, and Mud Luscious. 11.9 / May 2011

Lori (Nickoli) Kuykendall: Kuykendall is a writer of poetry and fiction, a devoted mother and wife, and a commercial carpenter in the Atlanta area. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, she founded the Almeda Street Poetry Co-op and has been featured reading at the Toledo/Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her work can be found in the anthology Tuesday Nights at Sam and Andy’s Uptown Café (Westron Press, 2001). 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012

David W. Landrum: Landrum teaches Literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His poetry has appeared in such journals as The Dark Horse, Turbulence, The Chimaera, Shit Creek Review, Orbis, and many others. He edits Lucid Rhythms, an online poetry journal. 12.23 / Nov 2012

Dorothee Lang: Lang is a writer, web freelancer, and traveler, as well as the editor of BluePrint Review. She lives in Germany, keeps a sky diary, and always was fascinated by languages, roads, and the world, themes that reflect in her own work. Currently, she is taking part in the 100 Days Project. For more about her, visit her at BluePrintReview or meet her in 100 days. 11.11/ June 2011 11.18 / Flash Special 2011 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

W. F. Lantry: Lantry, a native of San Diego, won the CutBank 2010 Patricia Goedicke Prize and the 2010 Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize. His work has appeared in Prairie Fire, Literal Latté, Cha, protestpoems.org, Istanbul Literary Review, and Now Culture, and is forthcoming in BLIP. He currently works in Washington, DC. and is a contributing editor of Umbrella Journal. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011

Ted Lardner: Lardner’s work has appeared in Poet Lore, 5am, and Arsenic Lobster. A chapbook, We Practice For It, recently won the Sunken Garden Poetry Award. He lives and teaches in northeast Ohio. 15.1 / January 2015

Michelle Lawrence: Lawrence is earning her Master’s degree in fiction at Miami University, where she also teaches writing. Her fiction has been featured in Identity Theory, Stone’s Throw Magazine, and Fawlt Magazine. Lawrence’s story ‘Lividity’ placed second in the Seventh Glass Woman Prize in May 2010. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special

Ann Neuser Lederer: Lederer was born in Ohio and has also lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kentucky. Her poems and creative nonfiction appear in journals, anthologies such as Bedside Guide, Best of the Net, and The Country Doctor Revisited, and chapbooks Approaching Freeze, The Undifferentiated, and Weaning the Babies. She is employed as a nurse in Kentucky. Visit her home page online at annneuserlederer. 11.7 / Apr 2011 13.19 / October 2013

Robert Lietz: Lietz is the author of eight published collections of poems, including Running in Place, At Park and East Division, The Lindbergh Half-century (all three with L’Epervier Press) The Inheritance (Sandhills Press), and Storm Service (Basfal Books). Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems. 12.7 / April 2012 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Nina Lindsay: Lindsay is the author of Today’s Special Dish (Sixteen Rivers Press), and my poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Poetry International, Rattle, Fence, BLIP, and other journals.

Sara Lippmann: Lippmann has written for magazines, taught college English, and currently co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a monthly literary series in the East Village, New York City. A recipient of a 2012 Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, she has published stories in The Brooklyner, Joyland, Slice Magazine, PANK, Our Stories, Women Arts Quarterly, Big Muddy, Jewish Fiction, and elsewhere. Her work has been placed on Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions (2012), nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and included in Mamas & Papas (City Works Press), Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction (PS Books) and other anthologies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children. 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Kirsty Logan: Logan is an award-winning, widely published writer of short fiction and journalism. Her writing has been published in around 80 anthologies and literary magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is represented by Johnson & Alcock literary agents and she co-edits flash fiction magazine Fractured West, writes articles for IdeasTap. and also reviews books for We Love This Book. More at her website. 12.22 / Broadside #28, Fall 2012

Kate Lutzner: Lutzner’s poetry has appeared in such journals as Antioch Review and Rattle. She has been featured in Verse Daily. 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014

Mark Magoon: Magoon writes poetry, short stories, and secret songs for his dog. His publication credentials feature works of creative nonfiction and poetry that have been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. His work can be found in many places including After Hours, Burrow Press Review, DIAGRAM, Eclectica Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and The Nervous Breakdown, among others. His first book of poems, The Upper Peninsula Misses You, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications (September 2015). Magoon makes home in the Windy City with a wife far too pretty and a bulldog named Kinnick. 15.11 / Poet Special 2015

Dennis Mahagin: Mahagin’s poems and stories have appeared in 3 A.M., 42opus, Exquisite Corpse, Juked, Absinthe Literary Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Stirring, Arsenic Lobster, Metazen, PANK, Night Train, Thieves Jargon, and Keyhole. Mahagin is also an editor at FRiGG. A chapbook of his poems, entitled Fare, is available from Redneck Press, in conjunction with the website, Fried Chicken and Coffee. 11.7 / Apr 2011 12.7 / April 2012 13.21 / November 2013

Kate Mahony: Mahony has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Her fiction has appeared in Best New Zealand Fiction, Vol 6, Turbine, Takahē, the International Literary Quarterly, Tales for Canterbury, Blue Crow Magazine, Flash Frontier, and Blackmail Press. One of her short stories was a finalist in the BNZ 2008 Katherine Mansfield Award. 13.3 / February 2013

Dave Malone: Malone is a poet and playwright who hails from the Ozarks. His interests include Ozark culture, baseball, vegetarian cooking, and Zen. He teaches part-time at Missouri State-West Plains, and his poems have appeared in journals such as decomP, Elder Mountain, Mid River Review, Red Rock Review, San Pedro River Review, Spindrift, and Word Riot. 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011

Leslie Marcus: Born and raised in New York, Marcus maintains a cutting edge, continually taking her artwork to greater heights with passion and sensitivity. Moving to California in 1974, Marcus immersed herself in the Fashion World of downtown LA, creating exclusive, original and exotic textile designs for apparel and home furnishings. Derivatives of these designs are now found in her Contemporary Fine Art Paintings of sensuous female figures. Marcus, also an art educator, has taught visual arts in high school and elementary school. She continues to offer private and group classes in watercolor and oil painting. She has achieved numerous awards and recognition. Her art has been reproduced for wine labels, limited edition giclees, and fine art greeting cards. Marcus’ work was recently installed in a permanent collection at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. You can view more of Marcus’ work here. For inquires & contact at: fineline03@aol.com. 11.1 / Jan 2011 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 11.12 / July 2011 11.21 / Nov 2011 12.3 / Feb 2012 12.23 / Nov 2012 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 13.13 / July 2013 13.19 / October 2013 14.17 / September 2014 15.16 / August 2015

Clare L. Martin: Martin’s debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, will be published fall 2012 by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Selection. Martin’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies both online and in print. She is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a Teaching Artist through the Acadiana Center for the Arts. 12.7 / April 2012 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Charlotte Matthews: Matthews is the author of two full length collections: Still Enough to Be Dreaming and Green Stars (both Iris Press). Whistle What Can’t Be Said is forthcoming from Unicorn Press in early spring 2016. Recently her work has appeared in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Mississippi Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Ecotone. Her honors include fellowships from The Chatauqua Institute, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Currently she teaches writing in The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at The University of Virginia. 16.2 / Broadside #42, Winter 2016

Rupprecht Mayer: Mayer was born 1946 near Salzburg. After some 20 years living and working in Taiwan, Beijing, and Shanghai, he recently resettled in SE Bavaria. He translates Chinese literature and writes short prose and poetry in German and English. English versions have appeared in AGNI Online, Bicycle Review, Frostwriting, Gravel, Hobart, Mikrokosmos/Mojo, NAP, Nano Fiction, Ninth Letter, Orange Quarterly, Postcard Shorts, Prick of the Spindle, Watershed Review, and elsewhere. More here. 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014

Joan Mazza: Mazza has worked as a medical microbiologist, psychotherapist, seminar leader, and has been a Pushcart Prize nominee. Author of six books, including Dreaming Your Real Self (Penguin/Putnam), her poetry has appeared in Rattle, Off the Coast, Kestrel, Slipstream, American Journal of Nursing, The MacGuffin, Mezzo Cammin, Buddhist Poetry Review, and The Nation. 14.21 / November 2104

Jay McCoy: : Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, McCoy now lives in Lexington, where he actively writes with the Poezia poetry group, teaches a Poetry as Healing workshop, and co-created the Teen Howl Poetry Series. His work has appeared in Still, The Single Hound, anthologies including Bigger Than They Appear and Motif 3, and is forthcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Now & Then, and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012

Tiffany McDaniel: McDaniel’s writing is inspired by the rolling hills and buckeye woods of Ohio, where she lives. Tiffany’s first novel, The Summer That Melted Everything, will be published in summer 2016 by St Martins Press (USA), Scribe (UK & Commonwealth), Signatuur (Dutch translation). 15.9 / May 2015

Michelle McEwen: McEwen, a storytelling poet and a poetic storyteller, has fiction pieces that can be found in Woman’s Work (an anthology of short stories from Girlchild Press) and on several online fiction writing communities such as 52|250 A Year of Flash and Fictionaut. Also, she was the winner of the 2010 e-chapbook contest for her collection of flash fiction titled Trouble which can be found here. 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012

Catherine McNamara: 17.2 / Broadside #47, Winter 2017

Karla Linn Merrifield: Merrifield recently received the Dr. Sherwin Howard Award for the best poetry published in Weber – The Contemporary West in 2012. A seven-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, she has had 300+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has eight books to her credit, the newest of which are The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica (Finishing Line Press) and Liberty’s Vigil, The Occupy Anthology: 99 Poets among the 99%, which she co-edited. Forthcoming from Salmon Poetry is Athabaskan Fractal and Other Poems of the Far North. Her Godwit: Poems of Canada (FootHills) received the 2009 Eiseman Award for Poetry. She is assistant editor and poetry book reviewer for The Centrifugal Eye. Visit her blog at Vagabond Poet. 13.19 / October 2013 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014

Eileen Merriman: Merriman is a doctor who is seriously addicted to writing. Her work has previously been published in the Sunday Star Times, Takahe, and Flash Frontier. She was awarded second runner-up in the Sunday Star Times National Short Story Competiiton in 2014, and has recently been awarded a mentorship by the New Zealand Society of Authors for her novel, Pieces of You. 15.16 / August 2015 15.21 / Broadside #41, Fall 2015

Mia: Mia is the editor of Tryst Poetry Journal. She has work accepted by Lavender Review and other publications. Previous publications include Poets / Artists, The Cortland Review, Brittle, OCHO, Quiet Mountain Essays and Blue Fifth Review. 13.15 / August 2013

Kelly Michels: Michels has a Master’s degree in literature from George Mason University and an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. She won the Academy of American Poets Prize for NC State in 2007. Her poems have appeared in Nimrod International Journal, Mad Poet’s Review, and Winning Writers. 11.19 / October 2011

Felicia Mitchell: Mitchell is a widely published poet, with listings in Poets & Writers Directory and Contemporary American Authors. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies since 1983, recently in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and the Arts, Weber Studies, and Many Mountains Moving. She is the author of The Cleft of the Rock, a chapbook of poems published by Finishing Line Press, and Earthenware Fertility Figure. Mitchell is the editor of Her Words: Diverse Voices In Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry, a poetry anthology, of poetry published by the University of Tennessee Press. 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Mark J. Mitchell: Mitchell is the author of Three Visitors, winner of the Negative Capability Press National Chapbook Contest (2012). Another chapbook, Fishing in a Knife Drawer, is available from Fowlpox Press. Folded Words Press will be publishing Artifacts and Relics in 2013. Two of his novels are also in the pipeline. 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012 13.2 / Braodside #29, Winter 2013

Joseph Mills: A faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mills has published four collections of poetry with Press 53. His fifth, This Miraculous Turning, will be released in September 2014. More information about his work is available at www.josephrobertmills.com and he blogs regularly here. 14.1 / January 2014

Helen Moat: Moat spent her childhood squished between siblings in her Dad’s Morris Minor, travelling the length and breadth of Ireland. She’s still wandering. From travel writing, Helen is now exploring the alien world of flash fiction. Helen was runner-up in 2011 British Guild of Travel Writers Competition and was highly commended in the BBC Wildlife Travel Writing Competition this year. 14.3 / February 2014

George Moore: Moore’s latest collections of poetry are Children’s Drawings of the Universe, published by Salmon Poetry (Ireland) in February 2015, and The Hermits of Dingle, published by FutureCycle Press in 2013. His work as appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, North American Review, Colorado Review, and a number of international journals, including Blast and Fiddlehead. 15.2 / Broadside 37, Winter 2015

Frances Mountier: Mountier grew up in Christchurch and lives in Petone. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters (2009). Her work has appeared in Turbine, Sport, Takahē, Renegade House, Hue & Cry, JAAM, and Flash Frontier. Frances was the 2012/13 recipient of the Lavinia Fellowship at New Pacific Studio Mt Bruce. She is working on a novel about a Christchurch family, which begins with ‘Christchurch‘ and ends with ‘Christchurch II’. 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Rich Murphy: Murphy’s poetry has been published widely in such journals as Rolling Stone, Poetry Magazine, Grand Street, New Letters, Negative Capability, Confrontation Magazine, Inertia Magazine, Barrelhouse Review, West 47 (Ireland), Aesthetica Review (England), New Delta Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and the anthology Imaginary Syllabi (Palm Press, 2011). His books and chapbooks include Americana (The Poetry Press of Press Americana, 2015), Voyeur (Gival Press, 2009), and Paideia (Aldrich Press, 2013). 13.1 / January 2013

Sheila E. Murphy: Murphy’s book American Ghazals will appear this year from Otoliths Press (Qld, Australia). In addition, Continuations 2, the second volume of Murphy’s collaborative poem sequence with Douglas Barbour, is due this spring from the University of Alberta Press. The Press bought out the first volume of this work in 2006. Murphy lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she actively consults, researches, teaches, writes, and draws. She was reared in a home filled with music, and her first training was on flute performance. 11.7 / Apr 2013 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Nora Nadjarian: Nadjarian is a poet and short story writer from Cyprus (Europe). She has published three collections of poetry and a book of short stories, Ledra Street. Her work was recently included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press). A new chapbook of short stories, Girl, Wolf, Bones was recently published by Folded Word. 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013

Chael Needle: Needle is a writer, editor and teacher living in Queens, New York, nowhere near a subway line. His work has been published in bottle rockets, Lilliput Review, and Owen Wister Review. 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012

Rodney Nelson: Nelson, who has worked as a book and copy editor and lives in the northern Great Plains, has been published in numerous journals such as Georgia Review, Kansas Quarterly, Blackbird, In Posse Review, and Word Riot. His most recent books are Swede Poems (Shearsman Books, 2007) and Bytime in Yangland (Sugar Mule, 2006). 11.19 / October 2011

Brittany Newmark-Klein: Newmark-Klein’s work has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Seneca Review, and most recently, The Montreal Review. 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012

Kari Nguyen: Nguyen’s short stories have appeared online and in print, most recently in Boston Literary Magazine. She lives in New Hampshire and is a nonfiction editor at Stymie Magazine. Nguyen’s story ‘Star Anise’ placed second in the Eighth Glass Woman Prize in December 2010. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special

My Nguyen: My Nguyen is a writer living on words, culinary motions, and tribal noises in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her MFA from Louisiana State University, where she currently works as an instructor. 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012

Vilaska Nguyen: Nguyen is a felony trial attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. His fiction has appeared in NANO Fiction. 15.1 / January 2015

B.Z. Niditch: Niditch has published work in Poem, Poet Lore, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012

Piet Nieuwland: Nieuwland first appeared in The Globe Tapes (Auckland 1985) and has since read poetry in a wide variety of gatherings throughout New Zealand and beyond, including Pechakucha evenings. His poems have been published in Landfall, Live Lines, Mattoid, Takahe, Snafu, Take Flight, Tongue in your ear, Poetry NZ, and online journals. 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013 15.16 / August 2015

Anderson O’Brien: O’Brien has published poetry in Heavy Bear Poetry Journal, Flutter, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. She recently moved to Columbia, SC, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. 13.21 / November 2013

Thomas O’Connell: O’Connell is a librarian living in the mountains of southwest Virginia. His short fiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Broken Plate, and Ramshackle Review, as well as other print and online journals. 11.11/ June 2011

Uzodinma Okehi: Uzodinma’s favorite color is Aqua—no, Lapis. Or maybe Sky Blue. He still doesn’t own a cellphone . . . 13.6 / Flash Special 2013

Chris Okum: Okum lives in Los Angeles. His work has appeared at McSweeney’s, The Olentangy Review, Metazen, Opium Magazine, The Alarmist Magazine, deComp, and others. You can find him here. 14.20 / Broadside #36, Fall 2014

Marlene Olin: Born in Brooklyn, raised in Miami, and educated at the University of Michigan, Olin recently completed her first novel. Her short stories have been featured or are forthcoming in publications such as Emrys Journal, upstreet Magazine, Meat for Tea, Vine Leaves, The Broken Plate, Poetica , Edge, Steam Ticket, Crack the Spine, and The Saturday Evening Post online. She is also a contributing editor at Arcadia magazine. 15.16 / August 2015

Genevieve Oliver: Oliver is trying to write a novel called “Dust Rules Everything Around Me” out of a series of cold rooms in Western Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in decomP magazine. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012

James Owens: Owens has published two books of poems – An Hour is the Doorway (Black Lawrence Press) and Frost Lights a Thin Flame (Mayapple Press). His poems reviews, translations, and photographs appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Superstition Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Cresset, and The Stinging Fly. He lives in central Indiana and northern Ontario. 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Scott Owens: Author of six collections of poetry and over 700 poems published in journals and anthologies, Scott Owens is editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, Vice President of the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and recipient of awards from the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the Academy of American Poets, the NC Writers’ Network, the NC Poetry Society, and the Poetry Society of SC. He holds an MFA from UNC Greensboro and currently teaches at Catawba Valley Community College. 11.7 / Apr 2011 12.1 / Jan 2012 14.1 / January 2014

Sophia Pandeya: Pandeya’s work dwells in the liminal, engaging with borders that are linguistic, cultural, temporal, personal and geographical. The constant weaving and unraveling of these threads forms the fabric of her poetry. Publication credits include The Adirondack Review, The Lantern Journal, Convergence Journal, Cactus Heart, Askew Poetry, Bank Heavy Press, Spilled Ink, and Full Of Crow. 14.9 / May 2014

Fani Papageorgiou: Papageorgiou was born in Athens in 1975. Her poems have appeared in more than thirty magazines and literary journals in the US (The New Republic, Conjunctions et al) and the UK. Her first book When You Said No, Did You Mean Never? was published in England by Shearsman Press, 2012. 13.3 / February 2013

Michael Parker: Parker’s poetry, short fiction, flash, interview, and reviews have appeared in PoetsArtists, Ygdrasil, MiPoesias, 52/250: A Year of Flash, Oranges & Sardines, October Babies, Doorknobs & BodyPaint, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, and New Letters Literary Magazine. His first chapbook The proclivities of all broken things appeared in The Dead Mule. He, his wife, two sons, daughter, Lucky the dog, and Catmus the cat live in Utah. 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012

Pamela Johnson Parker: Parker’s works have appeared in Poets / Artists, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, OCHO, and Six Sentences. She is also the featured poet in the April 2009 Broadsided series of poetry and art. Her chapbooks are A Walk Through the Memory Palace, selected by Dinty Moore as the winner of the chapbook contest sponsored by qarrtsiluni, and Other Four-Letter Words (Finishing Line Press). 11.1 / Jan 2011 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012

Lee Passarella: Passarella is a founding member and senior literary editor of Atlanta Review and acted as editor-in-chief of FutureCycle Poetry and Coreopsis Books. His poetry, twice nominated for a Pushcart, has appeared in Chelsea, The Sun, Antietam Review, The Formalist, Cortland Review. Swallowed Up in Victory, Passarella’s long narrative poem based on the American Civil War, was published by White Mane Books in 2002. In addition, he has published two other books of poetry: The Geometry of Loneliness (David Roberts Books) and Sight-Reading Schumann (Pudding House Publications). 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012

Janet Pates: Pates was the winner of New Zealand’s 2012 National Flash Fiction Day competition. Her stories reflect her background of life in rural and small town New Zealand. She enjoys the spare, pared-back economy of flash fiction. 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Tim Peeler: Peeler is an educator from Hickory, NC. His most recent poetry books are Waiting for Charlie Brown, a collaboration with performance poet Ted Pope from Rank Stranger Press and Checking Out from Hub City Press, a finalist for the 2011 SIBA poetry award. 12.21 / October 2012

Robert Persons: Persons has been writing poetry, short fiction, and opinion pieces since he was a teenager. Several of his works have been published in Voices International, Tangent, Kaleidoscope, Amalgamated Holding Company, The Camel, the Lion, and the Child, Caryatid, Tempest, Ford Times, Trails, The Wisconsin Academy Review, and Jupiter SF. 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011 14.22 / Fall Quarterly 2014

Leigh Phillips: Phillips is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College with the City University of New York. Her stories, memoirs, poems and criticism most recently appear in Rhino, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Paterson Literary Review, and The Prose Poetry Project. She has one poetry manuscript, Naked in the Heartbreak House, and she is currently writing an epistolary novel in verse. 12.13 / July 2012

Siddartha Beth Pierce: Pierce is a mother, educator, artist, poet and African and contemporary art historian. She was featured on PBS in 2001 for her art show as Artist-in-Residence at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, which included 20 poems as well as artworks. Most recently, her work has been published in Troubador 21, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, BluePrint Review, Botticelli Magazine, and the chapbook The Artistic Muses. 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012 12.9 / May 2012

Kenneth Pobo: Pobo won the 2011 Qarrtsiluni chapbook contest for Ice And Gaywings. The collection was published in November 2011. Also published in 2011 was a collection of his micro-fiction called Tiny Torn Maps. 12.13 / July 2012

Meg Pokrass: Pokrass is the author of Damn Sure Right, a new collection of flash fiction from Press 53, and serves as Editor-at-Large for BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review). Her stories, poems, and flash fiction animations have appeared in nearly one hundred online and print publications. She runs the popular Fictionaut-Five Author Interview Series. Most importantly, Meg loves bearded dragon lizards. Visit Meg’s website. 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011

Martin Porter: Porter, born in Jersey, studied Astrophysics in London and Leeds and taught Physics in Jersey. He now lives a quieter life in New Zealand. He has recently had poems published in Auckland’s Poetry Live Live Lines 4 and Wavelengths, an anthology of Channel Island writing. He was the winner of the Channel Islands Writers Competition (poetry section) 2005 and the Whangarei Libraries 2012 flash fiction competition. 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Connie Post: Post is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore, California. She has been published in Calyx, Kalliope, Comstock Review, Dogwood, The Aurorean, Cold Mountain Review, Main Street Rag, Karamu, Riversedge, The Toronto Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, and DMQ Review. She was the 2009 winner of the Caesura Poetry Award and also won the Spring 2009 Cover Prize in the Dirty Napkin. 11.3 / Feb 2011

Andrea Potos: Potos is the author of three poetry collections and one forthcoming early next year from Salmon Poetry in Ireland called We Lit the Lamps Ourselves. 12.13 / July 2012

Gary V. Powell: A lawyer by background, Powell currently devotes most of his time to writing fiction and wrangling a 12-year old son. His stories have appeared at Pithead Chapel, Newport Review, Fiction Southeast, Prime Number, Carvezine, and other online and print publications His first novel, Lucky Bastard, released in December 2012, is available through Main Street Rag Press. 13.19 / October 2013

Ken Poyner: Poyner often serves as unlikely eye-candy at his wife’s powerlifting meets. His latest collection of brief fictions, Constant Animals, can be located through links on his website, www.kpoyner.com, at www.amazon.com, and at impressionable bookstores. He has had recent work in Asimov’s, Poet Lore, and Cream City Review, and also spattered about the web (just ask any search engine). 11.11/ June 2011 12.9 / May 2012 13.9 / May 2013 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014

Darryl Price: Price was born in Kentucky and educated at Thomas More College. A founding member of Jack Roth’s Yellow Pages Poets, he has published dozens of chapbooks and had poems in many journals. 11.3 / Feb 2011

Stephen Prime: Prime is a cantankerous Yorkshire man, living in Tokyo where he teaches at a university. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Applied Linguistics; writing creative works is a form of escape. His work has been previously published in Aesthetica, The Vein, and Randomly Accessed Poetics among other places.

Alex Pruteanu: Since emigrating to the United States from Romania in 1980, Pruteanu has worked as a day laborer, a film projectionist, a music store clerk, a journalist/news writer, a TV Director, and a freelance writer. Currently he is an editor at NC State University. Alex has published fiction in Pank Magazine, Camroc Press Review, Specter Literary Magazine, Connotation Press, and others. He is author of novella Short Lean Cuts (Amazon Publishing) available as an e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and in paperback at Amazon. 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012 12.15 / International Special 2012

Rita Quillen: In addition to her collections, Her Secret Dream, October Dusk, and Counting the Sums, Quillen is the author of a book of critical essays, Looking for Native Ground: Contemporary Appalachian Poetry, and an unpublished novel entitled Hiding Ezra. Her work has appeared in Antietam Review, Chattahoochee Review, Roanoke Review, Appalachian Journal, and in anthologies such as Blood Root: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers (UP of KY 2000); Listen Here: Appalachian Women Writers (UP of KY 2004); Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood (New World Library 1999), and Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. 3. 12.2 / Broadside #25, Winter 2012 14.1 / January 2014

Diana Raab: Raab, MFA, RN is an award-winning memoirist, essayist, poet, editor and the author of eight books, including Regina’s Closet, Healing With Words, and Dear Anaïs. She’s editor of Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge and has been published and anthologized in national and regional journals. She teaches writing workshops around the country and is also an inspirational speaker and journaling advocate on the healing power of writing. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology. Her fourth poetry collection is Lust (WordTech Communications, 2014). 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014

Leanne Radojkovich: Radojkovich has recently been short-listed in New Zealand’s 2013 National Flash Fiction Day competition. Her stories have featured in The London Literary Project, Flash Fiction World, Turbine, Flash Frontier and Awkword Paper Cut. More about her and her short fiction can be found here. 13.11 / Flash Special 2013

Greg Rappleye: Rappleye is the author of three poetry collections—Figured Dark (University of Arkansas Press, 2007), A Path Between Houses (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), and Holding Down the Earth (Sky Books, 1995), as well as two chapbooks. A past Bread Loaf Fellow in poetry, Rappleye has won a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, and the Brittingham Prize. 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012 12.14 / Broadside #27, Summer 2012 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012

Mark Reep: Reep is an artist and writer whose drawings, fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Art Collector, Endicott Journal, Bluecanvas, Metazen, The Word Riot Anthology, Fictionaut Selects, and many other publications. Reep says, “I draw found places. I’d call them imagined, but preconception doesn’t work for me. I value exploration, discovery at the drawing table, and I also enjoy refining detail and depth at an intimate scale– So my drawings offer viewers opportunity for close examination, further discovery as well.” More about the artist here and here. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011 15.9 / May 2015

JP Reese: Reese has poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and writer interviews published or forthcoming in many online and print journals such as Metazen, A Baker’s Dozen, Unshod Quills, and The Pinch. Reese is an Associate Poetry Editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and a guest fiction editor for Scissors and Spackle. Cervena Barva Press has scheduled Reese’s second poetry chapbook, Dead Letters, for publication in 2013. Her published work can be read at Entropy: A Measure of Uncertainty. 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 12.1 / Jan 2012 13.9 / May 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Ron Riekki: Riekki’s books include U.P. (Great Michigan Read nominated and also nominated by National Book Award winner John Casey for the Sewanee Writers Series) and The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (Wayne State University Press, selected by the Library of Michigan as a 2014 Michigan Notable Book, a 2014 Midwest Book Award finalist, a 2014 Foreword Book of the Year Award finalist, and a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist). He’s twice been nominated for the Pushcart and once for Best of the Net. More info here and here. 14.9 / May 2014

Tree Riesener: Tree Riesener is the author of Inscapes (Finishing Line Press), Angel Poison (Pudding House Publications), Liminalog (Inmates Run The Asylum Press). She also has a full-length collection, EK, forthcoming from Červená Barva Press. 11.19 / October 2011

John Riley: Riley lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he manages Morgan Reynolds Publishing, an educational publishing company he founded. He is an assistant fiction editor at Ablemuse. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Fiction Daily, Smokelong Quarterly, Conteonline, Willows Wept Review, and elsewhere. 11.11/ June 2011

Matthew J. Robinson: Robinson lives in Seattle. His work has appeared in >kill author, Dinosaur Bees and others. He tweets @mrmatt55. 12.12 /Flash Special 2012

Daniel Romo: Romo is the author of Romancing Gravity (Pecan Grove Press, 2012) and When Kerosene’s Involved (Black Coffee Press, 2013). His poetry and photography can be found in The Los Angeles Review, Gargoyle, MiPOesias, Yemassee, Word Riot, and elsewhere. He teaches high school creative writing. He lives in Long Beach, CA. More of his writing can be found at Daniel Romo. 11.7 / Apr 2013

Sy Roth: Roth has published in many online publications such as The Circle Review, Toucan, Wilderness Interface Zone, Red Ochre, Danse Macabre, Larks Fiction Magazine, Otoliths, and Every Day Poets. He has been twice selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway. 14.21 / November 2104

Michael C. Rush: Rush currently splits his time between northern Arizona and upstate New York, has most recently published poems in The Chaffey Review, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Fieldstone Review, Breakwater Review, and The Istanbul Review, and has poems forthcoming in Better: Culture & Lit and Pirene’s Fountain. 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013

Eileen Russell: Russell is a writer, actor and poet whose work has appeared in Wildacres Poetry, Midway Journal, Evening Street Review, Epiphany, Blue Lake Review, Borderline, and Bryant Literary Review. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 13.3 / February 2013

Breda Wall Ryan: Ryan has been shortlisted for, among others, a Hennessy Literary Award, The Davy Byrnes Award, Mslexia Poetry Prize and Fish Poetry Prize; and won the inaugural UCD Anthology Contest. Her poetry collection, The Woman who Toasted the Owl, was commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2011. She has an M. Phil from Trinity College, Dublin and lives in Co. Wicklow. 12.15 / International Special 2012

Vivienne St. John : The image Pyramid by St. John will appear on the cover of Terris’ latest chapbook, The Ghost of Yesterday. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spillway, In Posse Review, Pedestal, and HarperCollins 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011

Marta L. Sanchez: Sanchez is a survivor, author, activist, and self-taught visual artist from Panama who employs poetry, art, and storytelling to address sexual violence. Her artwork and presentations have been internationally received, and her creative activism provides a bridge between communities and support resources. Her interactive exhibit, Her interactive exhibit “PISSED OFF!” will be touring bathrooms across the country until October 2011. To invite her to your community or view more of her work visit: www.poetryandart.org. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special

Elizabeth Cantonwine Schmidt: Schmidt lives and writes in Dayton, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in Mock Turtle Zine and have been featured on WYSO’s (Yellow Springs, OH) poetry program, Conrad’s Corner.

Peter Schwartz: Schwartz’s words have been featured in Wigleaf, Opium, and the Columbia Review. He’s also an artist, comedian, and dedicated kayaker. More at his website Sitrah Ahra. 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012

Nic Sebastian: Sebastian blogs at Very Like A Whale. She makes video poems in her spare time at Whalesound and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse, a website which showcases ‘great contemporary poems for creative remix.’ Sebastian’s work has appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Anti-, MiPOesias, Glass, Meadowland Review, Avatar Review, and elsewhere. 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014

Rebecca Seiferle: Seiferle’s fourth poetry collection, Wild Tongue (Copper Canyon 2007) won the 2008 Grub Street National Book Prize in Poetry. She was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2004, and her previous collections have won the Western States Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Bogin Memorial Award and the Hemley award from the Poetry Society of America. Seiferle lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches at Southwest University of Visual Arts. 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012

Emily Severance: Severance has an MFA in studio art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Camroc Press Review, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Juked, qarrtsiluni, Sisyphus, and Switched-on Gutenberg. She teaches in New Mexico. 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012

Carolee Sherwood: Sherwood is a painter, mixed-media artist and poet. Her poetry has been published in a number of print and online journals, most recently appearing in Goblin Fruit, Scythe, Wicked Alice and The Centrifugal Eye. She co-manages the online poetry project “Big Tent Poetry” and contributes to “Voice Alpha,” an online forum on reading poetry for an audience. 11.9 / May 2011

Beate Sigriddaughter: Sigriddaughter is the founder of the Glass Woman Prize, which is now in its tenth iteration and going strong. You can read more about the Glass Woman Prize here. 11.6 / Glass Woman Special 13.6 / Flash Special 2013

Linda Simoni-Wastila: Simoni-Wastila lives and loves in Baltimore, a town where her Northern birthright and Southern breeding comfortably comingle. Her poems and stories are published or forthcoming in The 2013 Poet’s Market, MiCrow, A Baker’s Dozen, The Sun, Thunderclap!, Monkeybicycle, Eclectic Flash, Nanoism, Camroc Press Review, Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poetry, BluePrint Review, Istanbul Literary Review, The Shine Journal, and Boston Literary Magazine. Read more about her online at LeftBrainWrite. 11.4 / Winter Quarterly 2011 11.15 / Summer Quarterly 2011 12.7 / April 2012 13.8 / Broadside #39, Spring 2013

Elias Simpson: Simpson tried to grow up in Iowa, where he now lives after the MFA stint at VT. He’s chief of the online art journal, Toad. Currently, poems are forthcoming from Cold Mountain Review, Interim, and Painted Bride Quarterly. 11.7 / Apr 2013

Hal Sirowitz: Sirowitz is the author of a new book of poems, Stray Cat Blues, which is forthcoming from Backwaters Press in Nebraska. The Hollins Critic is featuring a special article about his poetry. 12.23 / Nov 2012

R Jay Slais: Some of Slais’ publications include poems at Barnwood Poetry Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, MiPOesias, The Pedestal Magazine, Poets/Artists, and Rose & Thorn Journal. He’s the author of a chapbook, Mice Verses Man (Big Table Publishing). He writes from his home in Romeo, Michigan and makes a living as an engineer/inventor for a Metro Detroit automotive industry supplier. 13.13 / July 2013

Madeleine Slavick: Slavick has authored several books of poetry, non-fiction, and photography, most recently Delicate Access (2004), (2010), and Fifty Stories Fifty Images (2012). Slavick lived in North America for 25 years, in Hong Kong for another 25, and now resides in New Zealand. She also lives online. 14.9 / May 2014

Gary Sloboda: Sloboda is a lawyer, writer and musician, not necessarily in that order. His work has appeared in such places as Rattle, Drunken Boat, The Cortland Review and EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts. He lives in San Francisco. 13.1 / January 2013 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014

Curtis Smith: Smith has published close to 100 pieces in many fine literary journals. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. He is the author of nine books, the most recent being Beasts and Men (stories, Press 53) and Witness (essays, Sunnyoutside). His next book, Communion, an essay collection from Dock Street Press, will be released in early 2015. His next book, Lovepain, a novel from Aqueous Publishing, will be out in 2017. You can visit him at http://www.curtisjsmith.com. 14.17 / September 2014

Joan Stepp Smith: Smith, a native San Francisco, has degrees in English and Art History from the University of California at Berkeley and Sir John Cass School of Art and Design in London. She founded Starworks, a San Francisco public relations and conceptual marketing firm, and co-produced the award winning documentary G-String Mother, with Erik Lee Preminger about growing up as the love child of the legendary Gypsy Rose Lee and Otto Preminger. A lover of all animals, Smith provides respite care for retired performance horses on her ranch in Northern California. In a Pasture with Palominos (Tebot Bach, 2010) is her most recent collection of poems. 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012 12.18 / Poetry Special, September 2012

Michael Dwayne Smith: Smith proudly owns and operates the English-speaking world’s most mysterious name. His apparitions appear at Word Riot, >kill author, Monkeybicycle, BLIP, Pirene’s Fountain, Northville Review, Orion headless, Short Fast & Deadly, Right Hand Pointing, Phantom Kangaroo, and other haunts. He lives in a desert town with his wife, son, and rescued animals. Conjure him with the spell @michaelthebear. 12.13 / July 2012 12.23 / Nov 2012

Marcus Speh: Speh lives in Berlin, Germany. He grew up in Hamburg where he met Moondog, the pseudonym of the blind musician Louis Harding. Marcus blogs at Nothing to Flawnt , curates the 1000 Shipwrecked Penguins project and serves as maitre d’ at kaffe in katmandu. 11.9 / May 2011 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012

Jeanne Marie Spicuzza: Spicuzza is a writer, actress, filmmaker, herbalist and the founder of Seasons & a Muse, Inc., a seven division arts and entertainment corporation. She is published in Shepherd Express, Poetry Motel, Poetic Diversity, Quill & Parchment, and others. The recipient and nominee of several prestigious awards, she performs internationally. 12.24 / Fall Quarterly 2012

Andrew Stancek: Stancek’s recent writing has appeared in Thunderclap Magazine, THIS Literary Magazine, The Linnet’s Wings, Pure Slush, Wilderness House Literary Review, Negative Suck, Istanbul Literary Review, A Twist of Noir, Prime Number Magazine, Left Hand Waving, Bartleby Snopes, and Apollo’s Lyre. 11.21 / Nov 2011 13.20 / Broadside #32, Fall 2013

Matthew Stark: Stark wrote his first poem while shoveling snow in Monument, Colorado. He recently graduated with an MFA from the University of South Carolina as a James Dickey Fellow. His work appears or is forthcoming in Jasper, Roanoke Review, Mantis, and JERRY Magazine. 15.15 / Broadside #40, Summer 2015

Jan Steckel: Steckel is a former physician who retired early from taking care of Spanish-speaking low-income children because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a Lambda Literary Award. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and her poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards. Her writing has appeared in Yale Medicine, Scholastic Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Her work has won numerous contests and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. 14.3 / February 2014

Jeanine Stevens: Jeanine Stevens has graduate degrees in Anthropology and Education and further studies in the Creative Writing Program at U.C. Davis. She is the author of Sailing on Milkweed, Women in Cafes, and five chapbooks. Poems have appeared in Red Poppy, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Poesy, Quercus Review, Poet Lore, and Alehouse among others. 15.1 / January 2015

Rachel Stevenson: Stevenson grew up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and now lives in London, UK. She has been a contributor to Pygmy Giant, Smoke: A London Peculiar, Dr Hurley’s Snake Oil Cure, Streetcake magazine, A Cuppa and Armchair book, The Guardian travel section, and the Utopia Arts Festival, and has had her work turned into a short film for the Tate Modern website. 13.3 / February 2013

Nancy Stohlman: Stohlman’s books include Searching For Suzi: a flash novel, The Monster Opera (forthcoming 2013), Live From Palestine, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, an anthology of flash fiction that was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is a co-founding member of Fast Forward Press, the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series. Find out more about her at www.nancystohlman.com. 13.21 / November 2013

Laurie Stone: Laurie Stone is author of three books of fiction and nonfiction, a former writer for the Village Voice, and a member of the music-and-text performance troupe FlashPoint. Her stories have appeared in Open City, Anderbo, The Los Angeles Review, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, and Threepenny Review, among many publications. In 2005, she participated in “Novel: An Installation,” writing a book and living in a house built for her in Flux Factory’s gallery space. She is at work on My Life as an Animal, Some Kind of Romance and The Pain of Language, a collection of essays. She can be found at Flashpoint. 13.1 / January 2013 11.7 / Apr 2013 14.16 / Summer Quarterly 2014

Christine Swint: Swint is a teacher of English, Spanish, and occasionally yoga. She lives outside the city with her husband, her two sons, and her dogs, Red and Duffy. Her work has appeared recently in Ouoroboros Review, Poets for Living Waters, and The Cordite Review. 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011

Jill Talbot: Talbot is the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (forthcoming from University of Iowa Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared such journals as Notre Dame Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Ecotone. 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012

Anthony Tao: Tao is a writer based in Beijing, where I edit the news/society/culture blog Beijing Cream, which has been cited by The New York Times, Washington Post, Gawker, and others. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Kartika Review, Borderlands, Prairie Schooner, Eunoia Review, and the Anthill. 15.9 / May 2015

Susan Tepper: Tepper is co-author of the new novel What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock & Dori G (Cervena Barva Press). Her other books include Deer & Other Stories (Wilderness House Press, 2009) and the poetry chapbook Blue Edge. Tepper writes “Monday Chat” on Fictionaut. 11.12 / July 2011 11.24 / Flash Writer Special 2011 13.13 / July 2013 14.22 / Fall Quarterly 2014 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014 15.9 / May 2015

Susan Terris: Terris’s books include The Homelessness of Self, Contrarwise, and Fire Is Favorable to the Dreamer. Her work has appeared in many journals, including The Southern Review, The Journal, and Ploughshares. A poem of hers from Field appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI. She is the editor of Spillway Magazine and poetry editor of In Posse Review and Pedestal. In recent years, she has won both the George Bogin Award and the Louis Hammer Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2013, The Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems was published by Marsh Hawk Press. Her book MEMOS will be published by Omnidawn in 2015. Read more information here. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011 13.4 / Winter Quarterly 2013 14.2 / Broadside #33, Winter 2014 14.5 / Poetry Special 2014 14.7 / April 2014

Russell Thorburn: Thorburn is the author of Misfit Hearts, poetry reflecting the photographs taken on location of the John Huston film The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. An NEA fellow and National Park artist-in-residence for the Mojave National Preserve, he will be reading in the desert at the Kelso Depot Museum this winter, where his poetry accompanies his son’s photography. His debut work of fiction, Ninety-Five Flies in the Shade, will be published by Marick Press next year. 13.10 / Spring Quarterly 2013

Jo Ann Tomaselli: Tomaselli has studied with renowned landscape photographer Joel Sternfeld and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn. Defining herself as a particular type of photographer is impossible as every moment behind the lens offers an opportunity to see the world from a different point of view. Her inspiration? Color, shape, design, and the most delightful factor of all – fun! 12.19 / Blue Collection 2 Summer 2012 13.15 / August 2013 13.21 / November 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Kevin Tosca: Tosca’s stories have appeared in Spork Press, Litro, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and elsewhere. They have recently been included in Vine Leaves Literary Journal‘s and Bartleby Snopes‘s Best Of anthologies. He lives in Paris. You can find him and his work at www.kevintosca.com. You can also like him on Facebook. He’d like that. 14.21 / November 2104

Rachel Totten: Totten studies Creative Writing at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 14.21 / November 2104

Kerry Trautman: Kerry Trautman writes at dawn in Ohio. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various print and online journals, including The Toledo Review, Alimentum, Third Wednesday, and Think Journal, as well as in the anthologies, Tuesday Night at Sam and Andy’s Uptown Café (Westron Press, 2001), Mourning Sickness (Omniarts 2008), and Roll (Telling Our Stories Press, 2012). 13.6 / Flash Special 2013

Foster Trecost: Foster Trecost started writing in Italy and he still writes, but now from Philadelphia. Sometimes he works paying jobs that involve corporate taxes. When he’s not doing that, he usually goes back to Europe. 11.18 / Flash Special 2011 14.7 / April 2014

Meg Tuite: Tuite’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in over 100 journals. She has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. Her novel Domestic Apparition (2011) is available through San Francisco Bay Press. She has a chapbook coming out (2012) through Monkey Puzzle Press. She has a monthly column “Exquisite Quartet” at Used Furniture Review. Visit Meg Tuite’s Blog. 12.4 / Winter Quarterly 2012

Susan O’Dell Underwood: Underwood and her husband David — who have taught at Carson-Newman University for twenty-four years — recently started Sapling Grove Press, which is dedicated to the works of Appalachian poets, writers, and visual artists. She has published poems in several anthologies and journals, including The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume VI, Tennessee, Oxford American, Alimentum, and Rock & Sling. Her chapbooks are From and Love and Other Hungers. She’s currently busy trying to find a home for her novel, Genesis Road. 15.16 / August 2015

Tracey Upchurch: Upchurch lives and writes in Cornwall, in a small house overlooking the Atlantic. Her work has appeared in various online and print publications including The Pygmy Giant, Ink Sweat and Tears, and National Flash Fiction Day anthologies (UK). She blogs at www.tupchurch.com and tweets as @tuwrites. 16.3 / Broadside #43, Winter 2016

Ralph Uttaro: Uttaro lives and writes in Fairport, New York where he practices law and develops grocery stores by day. His work has appeared recently in Every Day Fiction and Front Porch Review. 11.11/ June 2011 12.21 / October 2012 13.15 / August 2013

James Valvis: Valvis, a former US Army soldier, has had work appear Arts & Letters, BLIP, Eclectica, LA Review, Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, Hanging Loose, New York Quarterly, Night Train, South Carolina Review, and THIS. One of his stories was recently named a Notable Story by storySouth’s Million Writers Award. A poetry collection, How to Say Goodbye, is forthcoming by Aortic Books. 11.21 / Nov 2011

Robert Vaughan: Vaughan’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., and Milwaukee, where he resides. He leads two writing roundtables for RedBird-RedOak Studio. His works of prose and poetry have been published in over 125 literary journals such as Elimae, BlazeVOX, and A-Minor. He is a fiction editor for JMWW and Thunderclap! Press. He also hosts Flash Fiction Fridays for WUWM’s Lake Effect. 12.3 / Feb 2012

Marc Vincenz: Vincenz is Swiss-British, was born in Hong Kong, and currently lives in Iceland. His work has appeared in many journals, including Washington Square Review, Canary, The Bitter Oleander, and Guernica. Recent books include The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees, Pull of the Gravitons, Mao’s Moles (forthcoming). A new English-German bi-lingual collection, Additional Breathing Exercises, is also forthcoming from Wolfbach Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland (2013). 13.16 / Summer Quarterly 2013

Helen Vitoria: Vitoria’s work, nominated for Best New Poets and the Pushcart, can be found in elimae, PANK, >kill author, Rougarou, and FRIGG Magazine. She is the author of The Sights & Sounds of Arctic Birds, Random Cartography Notes (both from Gold Wake Press, 2011), and Blackwater: A Pneumatic Disturbance (Red Ochre Press, 2011). Corn Exchange, a full-length collection, is forthcoming (Scrambler Books, 2012). She is the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of THRUSH Poetry Journal & THRUSH Press. Find her here. 12.5 / Poetry Special 2012 12.11 / Poet Special

Kelley Jean White: White, a pediatrician, has worked in inner-city and rural settings. Her poems have appeared in journals including Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, and JAMA. Her most recent books are Toxic Environment (Boston Poet Press) and Two Birds In Flame (Beech River Books.) She received a 2008 PCA grant. 12.25 / Poetry Special 2012 15.9 / May 2015

Serena Wilcox: Wilcox writes from the edge of Atlanta, GA. She is the poetry editor for Leaf Garden Press. She has literary work published and/or forthcoming in Ann Arbor Review, BlazeVox, Word Riot, Calliope Nerve, Word for Word, Moon Milk Review. She was recently nominated for Dzanc’s Best of the Web. You can find out more at The New Renaissance. 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011

Joshua Willey: Willey is currently chopping firewood and shopping a novel about hitchhiking. 12.6 / Flash Special: New to Us 2012

John Sibley Williams: Williams is an editor and publicist residing in Portland, Oregon, where he recently completed his MA in Book Publishing. He is the author of six chapbooks, and his poetry was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Heart Poetry Award. Some of his over 200 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly. His website is The Art of Raining. 11.12 / July 2011 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013

Lara S. Williams: Williams has been published in Voiceworks, Red River Review, AustralianReader, Snakeskin, Blue Crow, Writer’s Eye, Rose and Thorn, and page seventeen. After creating the blog The Great Affairs, she regularly self-publishes travel articles and is currently the copy editor of Open Radio North Korea in Seoul. She completed her double degree in literature and creative writing at Wollongong and Sheffield Universities. 11.9 / May 2011

Martha Williams : Williams lives and writes in the UK, in a little house full of boys and dogs. Her fiction has appeared in print and online, in places such as The Linnet’s Wings, The Pygmy Giant, Camroc Press Review, A-Minor, and Metazen. More of her work, and her blog, can be found here. 11.18 / Flash Special 2011

Ernest Williamson III: Williamson has published poetry and visual art in over 320 national and international online and print journals. He has work forthcoming in The Columbia Review, Bricolage: University of Washington’s Literary Arts Journal, and many others. View more of his work at yessy.com/budicegenius. 13.10 / Spring Quarterly 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Martin Willitts, Jr.: Willitts has been nominated for 5 Pushcart and 3 Best Of The Net awards. His forthcoming poetry books include Waiting For The Day To Open Its Wings (UNBOUND Content, 2012), and Searching For What Is Not There (March Street Press, 2012), The Heart Knows, Simply, What It Needs: Poems, based on Emily Dickinson, her life and poetry (Aldrich Press, 2012), and Art Is the Impression of an Artist (Edgar and Lenore’s Publishing House, 2012). 11.21 / Nov 2011 12.17 / Summer Quarterly 2012

Leonore Wilson: Wilson’s poetry has been featured in such magazines as Quarterly West, Pif, Laurel Review, Third Coast, 2RiverReview, Magma, and Madison Review. She lives on her family cattle ranch in Northern California and often teaches at a nearby college. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011

Colin Winnette: Winnette’s work has or will appear in American Short Fiction, Necessary Fiction, Everyday Genius, The Ampersand Review, Beecher’s Magazine, North Texas Review, Tex Gallery Review, Denton Scramble, and online at offandonandoff. 11.7 / Apr 2011

Keri Withington: Withington lives with her family in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in TN. She is an English faculty member at Pellissippi State Community College and a graduate student in Women’s Studies at the University of Tennessee. Her poems have appeared in journals including the Miscreant and Blotterature. 15.14 / Broadside #39, Summer 2015

Peter Witte: Witte is a photographer and writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia, with a philosopher, two children, and a handsome dog. His photography has been exhibited at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center and has or will soon be featured in the literary journals Flyway, Eclectica, Heavy Feather Review, and Midwestern Gothic. Light, 2012 was taken at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. 14.3 / February 2014

Cherise Wolas: Wolas is a writer, a lawyer, co-president of a film company, and a fiction editor at THIS Literary Magazine. She is at work on a novel in stories, and a collection of short fictions. Publications include Lilith, Sex Scene: An Anthology, Negative Suck, Thunderclap! Press Issue Cinco, Connotation Press, A-Minor, and Wilderness Literary Review. 11.14 / Aug 2011 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

David Wolf: Wolf is the author of three collections of poetry: Open Season, The Moment Forever, and Sablier. His work has appeared in The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, Poet & Critic, River Styx Magazine, and elsewhere. Wolf is Chair and Professor of English at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Recently, he was named the creative writing editor of Janus Head. 14.23 / Poetry Special 2014

Nicolette Wong: Wong is a writer from Hong Kong. She is the editor of A-Minor Magazine and she blogs at Meditations in an Emergency. She is also on the editorial teams of Negative Suck and Dark Chaos. 11.18 / Flash Special 2011

Robert E. Wood: Robert E. Wood teaches at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. His poetry has appeared in Poets and Artists, San Pedro River Review, NDQ: North Dakota Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner. His chapbook, GORIZIA NOTEBOOK, was published by Finishing Line Press. His book of ekphrastic poems, The Awkward Poses of Others, was published in 2013 by WordTech Communications. 11.22 / Fall Quarterly 2011 12.10 / Spring Quarterly 2012 13.18 / Poetry Special 2013 14.24 / blue collection 5: collaboration 2014

Christopher Woods: Woods, is a writer, teacher, and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. His photo essays have appeared in Public Republic, Glasgow Review, and Narrative Magazine. His photography can be seen in his gallery. 11.3 / Feb 2011 11.10/ Spring Quarterly 2011 11.14 / Aug 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 11.7 / Apr 2013

Sheri L. Wright: Wright’s visual work can be seen or is forthcoming in Blood Orange Review, The Single Hound, THIS Literary Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal, and Subliminal Interiors. More examples of her work can be viewed here. With Ms. Wright’s consent, all work is available for publication, unless otherwise noted.12.7 / April 2012

Jay Xuret: Xuret is a San Francisco writer and illustrator. His stories have appeared in many online and print journals. He blogs at www.jayxuret.wordpress.com.

Kulpreet Yadav: Yadav is a novelist from India whose short fiction has appeared in literary magazines like Sonora Review, Muse India, Monkeybicycle, and Salt River Review among others. He edits Open Road Review and lives in New Delhi. 12.15 / International Special 2012

Bill Yarrow: Yarrow is the author of WRENCH (erbacce-press, 2009) and “Wound Jewelry” (new aesthetic, 2010). His poems have appeared in Poetry International, PANK, DIAGRAM, The Centrifugal Eye, Pif Magazine, Rio Grande Review, BLIP, Ramshackle Review, and other literary magazines. His poem “Andalusia” was nominated by Up the Staircase for a 2010 Best of the Net award. He lives in Illinois. 11.1 / Jan 2011 11.7 / Apr 2011 11.25 / Poetry Special 2011 12.26 / blue collection 3: collaboration 2012 13.12 / Poet Special 13.23 / Poetry Special 2013

Michael T. Young: Young has published three collections of poetry, most recently Living in the Counterpoint. His next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2014 by Poets Wear Prada Press. He has received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Chaffin Poetry Award. His work is in the anthology Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. 14.10 / Spring Quarterly 2014

Allen Qing Yuan: Born in Canada, Allen Qing Yuan currently attends school in Vancouver and, encouraged by his poet father Changming Yuan, has developed a keen interest in poetry. His work has been published or is forthcoming in literary journals in seven countries, which include Chysalis, Contemporary American Voices, Istanbul Literary Review, MOBIUS, Ottawa Arts Review and Taj Mahal Review. 12.15 / International Special 2012

Changming Yuan: Author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Politics and Poetics (2009), Changming Yuan is a two-time Pushcart nominee who grew up in a remote Chinese village and authored several books before moving to Canada. Currently Yuan works in Vancouver and has had poems appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, London Magazine and more than 300 other literary publications worldwide. 11.5 / Poetry Special 2011 12.3 / Feb 2012

Bonnie ZoBell: ZoBell’s new book, What Happened Here, a novella and connected stories, was pre-released at AWP 2014 by Press 53. Her fiction chapbook, The Whack-Job Girls, was published in March 2013. Visit her at www.bonniezobell.com. 14.7 / April 2014
 

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2 Responses to Contributors

  1. Margaret Kirk says:

    I enjoyed the interesting variety of work I found in the 11.1 Jan 2011 posting. Nothing mundane about any of it. All of it is challenging and intriguing. Because I know the poet Kathleen Kirk, I was particularly interested in her poem. I think I would appreciate it more if I knew more about tarot cards and the universe. But its mood and the sounds are well worth my reading.

  2. wiredwriter says:

    Jules Archer kicks ass and takes names.

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