Brittany Baum is a recent graduate of Spalding University's MFA program and currently lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, where she works as a Circulation Coordinator at a local library. In the spring of 2019, she will be pursuing her MLIS degree at USF. "The Living Years" is her first publication.
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press), Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order (Winter Goose Publishing). Conditioned Response (Nazar Look), Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications), Blossoms of Decay, Expectations and Blunt Force (Wordcatcher Publishing). His novels include Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pig Productions), Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance, Flare Up and Still Defiant (Wordcatcher Publishing). His short story collections include A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications), Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing) and Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories (Wordcatcher Publishing). The Republic of Dreams and other essays (Gnome on Pig Productions). Feast or Famine and other one act-plays will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of magazines. He lives in New York City.
Garrett Bliss has worked in communications -- primarily ghost writing for (Democratic) politicians. Several years ago, inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Garrett took up beekeeping and began selling honey as The Providence Honey Company. He enjoys taking breaks from his writing by watching bees fly in and out of his three hives -- Crowded House, The Go-Go's, and 10,000 Maniacs.
Robert Paul Cesaretti has published in Plain Brown Wrapper, Poetic Diversity, The Atherton Review, Gambling the Aisle, SN Review, Dark Matter Magazine, Mad Hatters‘ Review, Commonline Journal, Avatar Review, The Zodiac Review, The Writing Disorder, Wilderness House Literary Review, Gloom Cupboard. He is the founding editor of Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com and a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.
DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning short story and flash fiction writer with over 100 stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. DC's stories have appeared in: So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Lunch Ticket, Raven Chronicles, Silver Pen, Scarlet Leaf Review, and many others. DC was nominated for Best of the Net 2017 Anthology. She lives on the beautiful California central coast.
T.R. Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and his stories have appeared in such publications as Crux, Hawaii Review, and Welter.
Jerry T. Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies. Jerry often features at a variety of spoken word venues in the New York City area and he currently lives in Danbury, Connecticut with his wife Raye.
Nick LaRocca's stories and essays have recently been featured in Euphony, Wraparound South, Crack the Spine, Valley Voices, the 3288 Review, Per Contra, The Flagler Review, Outside In Magazine, the Steel Toe Review, South85, and the Milo Review, as well as Rush Hour: Bad Boys (Delacorte Press), Mason's Road, and the Beloit Fiction Journal. His short story “Gestures” (Lowestoft Chronicle) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for Fiction, and his short story “Understandings” was nominated for Best of the Net. He has just finished a novel. An interview of Nick is available online in the 3288 Review; a shorter interview is available at Wraparound South. He is a Professor I of English at Palm Beach State College.
Rodger LeGrand has 6 collections of poetry in print. You can see reviews of his work at his website: www.rodgerlegrand.com.
Edward Vidaurre is the 2018-2019 McAllen,Texas Poet Laureate and author of five collections of poetry: I Took My Barrio on A Road Trip (Slough Press 2013), Insomnia (El Zarape Press 2014), Beautiful Scars: Elegiac Beat Poems (El Zarape Press 2015), Chicano Blood Transfusion (FlowerSong Press 2016), and Ramona & Rumi: Love in the Time of Oligarchy & Unedited Necessary Poems (Hercules Publishing 2018). Vidaurre has been published in several literary journals and anthologies. Vidaurre was the Director of Operations in 2018 for the Valley International Poetry Festival, moderator for Poets Responding, and founder of Pasta, Poetry & Vino - a reading series in the Rio Grande Valley. He resides in McAllen, Texas with his wife and daughter.
Diane Webster's goal is to remain open to poetry ideas in everyday life or nature or an overheard phrase. Many nights she falls asleep juggling images to fit into a poem. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Better Than Starbucks, River Poets Journal, and other literary magazines.