Morgan Bazilian is a short story writer and poet based in Dublin, Ireland, and Telluride, Colorado. His poetry has appeared in: Exercise Bowler, Pacific Poetry, Angle Poetry, Dead Flowers, Poetry Quarterly and Innisfree. His stories have been published in Eclectica, South Loop Review, Embodied Effigies, Shadowbox, Slab, and Glasschord.
Amy Ely aims to spread empathy through understanding by sharing the stories of those who need to be heard. Amy believes that writing should act as a microphone for un-listened-to voices, and hopes her writing serves marginalized communities. She has worked with refugee kids to tutor in writing and English language. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have been published in Driftwood. Amy will graduate with her B.A. in Literature from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2020.
Sandra Hunter's fiction has won the 2018 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 2017 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest, 2016 Gold Line Press Chapbook Prize, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her story “Finger Popping” won second place in the 2017 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. She received a 2018 Hawthornden Castle Fellowship and was the 2017 Charlotte Sheedy Fellow at the MacDowell Colony.
Robert Libbey lives in East Northport, NY. His work is forthcoming in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and Brilliant Flash Fiction.
Brian McVety is an English teacher in East Longmeadow, MA and an adjunct professor at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. He is inspired by his students, his friends, and his family daily. His fiction has been published in the Apeiron Review.
Dave Morrison -- Hailed as "A hearty weed in the garden of American poetry" Dave Morrison's poems have been published in literary magazines and anthologies, and featured on Writer’s Almanac and Take Heart. After spending years playing in rock bands in Boston and NYC, Morrison has published fourteen books of poetry including Clubland (poems about rock & roll bars in verse and meter, Fighting Cock Press 2011) and Cancer Poems (JukeBooks 2015), plus a CD (Poetry Rocks - Mishara Music).
Jared Pearce's collection, The Annotated Murder of One, was released from Aubade last year (www.aubadepublishing.com/annotated-murder-of-one). His poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Xavier Review, Adelaide, Aji, The Aurorean, and THAT. Samples and further information can be found at https://jaredpearcepoetry.weebly.com.
E. Martin Pedersen, originally from San Francisco, has lived for over 35 years in eastern Sicily where he teaches English at the local university. His poetry has appeared in The James Dickey Review, Ink in Thirds, Mused, Oddville, Former People, The Bitchin' Kitsch and others. Martin is an alum of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Bill Schillaci is freelance writer who covers the environment. He was born in the Bronx, attended New York University and now lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
April Vázquez is the winner of the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize and Carve Magazine's Prose & Poetry Contest and a Best of the Net, Orison Anthology award, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her favorite line from a novel is, "Jane had occasionally tried to develop her own hidden depths, but she never could decide what to hide and how far down." Some of April's writing can be found at https://aprilvazquez.wordpress.com.