Cécile Barlier was born in France and received ay master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, but now lives in the United States, raising a family and working as an entrepreneur. Cécile has been a regular student and occasional teacher at the Writer’s Studio in San Francisco for a number of years. Cécile's short stories “A Gypsy’s Book of Revelations” and “Forgetting” have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. “Forgetting” is featured in Epiphany’s 30th Anniversary Anthology. Cécile's work is featured or is forthcoming in Amarillo Bay, Bacopa Literary Review (first place for fiction, 2012), Clare Literary Journal, Crack the Spine, Cerise Press, Delmarva Review, The Emerson Review, Gold Man Review, Knee-Jerk, The Lindenwood Review, The Meadow, New Delta Review, Penmen Review, Red Savina Review, Saint Ann’s Review, Serving House Journal, Sou’wester, Summerset Review, Sweet Tree Review, The Tower Journal, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and Whistling Shade.
William A. Greenfield is a writer of poetry, a youth advocate worker, a fairly good poker player, and a fairly poor golfer. He resides in Liberty, NY with his wife, son, and a dog; always a dog. His poems have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including The Westchester Review, Carve Magazine, Tar River Poetry, and many others. In 2012, he won Storyteller Magazine’s People’s Choice award. He was a finalist in The New Guard Literary Review’s 2016 Knightville Poetry Contest and his work recently received honorable mention in The Common Ground Review’s Poetry Contest. His chapbook, “Momma’s Boy Gone Bad”, was published in February 2017 by Finishing Line Press.
Tim Hawkins has lived and traveled widely throughout North America, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America, where he has worked as a journalist, technical writer, grant writer and teacher in international schools. Today he lives in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has published more than 100 pieces of poetry and fiction and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2011, 2017), Best of the Net (2018) and Best Microfiction (2018). His poetry collection, Wanderings at Deadline, was published in 2012 by Aldrich Press. Find out more at his website: www.timhawkinspoetry.com
Casey Killingsworth’s poems have been accepted in Kimera, Spindrift, Rain, Slightly West, Timberline Review, and other journals, and forthcoming poems are scheduled in Typehouse and the Bangalore Review. He has one book of poems, A Handbook for Water, (Cranberry Press, 1995) as well as a book on the poetry of Langston Hughes, The Black and Blue Collar Blues (VDM, 2008). He holds a Master’s degree from Reed College.
Michelle Kouzmine holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. A couple of her upcoming stories can be read in The Magnolia Review and Adelaide. She lived abroad for most of her adult live, mostly as an expat in Moscow, Russia. She is currently defrosting in Miami with her partner and two teenaged girls. She is the owner of 40yearflip.com, a health and wellness website for women over 40. And she spends far too much time on Instagram @40yearflip.
Lenny Levine attended Brooklyn College, graduating in 1962 with a BA in Speech and Theater. Immediately thereafter, he became a folk singer, then a folk-rock singer and songwriter, and finally a studio singer and composer of many successful jingles. He's composed songs and sung backup for Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Peggy Lee, Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, the Pointer Sisters, Carly Simon, and others. In addition, He also performed for a number of years with the improvisational comedy group War Babies. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amarillo Bay, Bitter Oleander, Cairn, The Dirty Goat, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Evening Street Review, Forge, The Griffin, Hobo Pancakes, The Jabberwock Review, Lowestoft Chronicle, Penmen Review, Rio Grande Review, riverSedge, Rougarou, Verdad, Westview, and Wild Violet. He received a 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction.
R. Nikolas Macioci was born in Columbus, Ohio, received a Ph.D from The Ohio State University, and taught public school for thirty years in Columbus. He won First Place in the National Writers' Union Poetry Competition, judged by Denise Levertov, First Place in The Baudelaire Award Competition, sponsored by The World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets, Second Place in Zone 3's first Annual Rainmaker Awards, judged by Howard Nemerov, and Second Place in the Writers' Digest annual competition, judged by Diane Wakoski. He
has published in such magazines as The Connecticut Writer, The Windless Orchard, Mississippi Valley Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Devil's Millhopper, The Dalhousie Review, Artful
Dodge, The Comstock Review, Blue Unicorn, and Chiron Review.
R.F. Mechelke has been in product management for over 14 years, and has a passion for literature and book collecting. He holds a B.S. in Business from Marquette University and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. He was born and raised in Florida, and now lives in the Chicago area. “The Blue Line” is his first publication.
Christian Michener's work, primarily in short fiction, appears in a good number of journals, including The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Bellingham Review, Image, Harper's Ferry Review and elsewhere. Christian has also published a collection of stories and a work of literary criticism.
Travis Tyler is a graduate of The University of Texas. He lives and works in Austin, where he is completing his debut novel. Tyler attended the Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar for Writers 2017 and The Writers Hotel 2018. He has been published in COG.
Rebecca Watts retired from a career as a public librarian in September of 2018, reviews films and studies water issues and issues regarding invasive species.