Paul Beckman’s latest flash collection, Kiss Kiss (Truth Serum Press) was a finalist for the 2019 Indie Book Awards. Some of his stories have appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, Necessary Fiction, Bending Genres, Fictive Dream, Pank, Playboy, WINK, and The Lost Balloon. He had a story selected for the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, was short-listed in the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition, and his micro-fiction was a winner in the bestmicrofiction 2022. Paul also curates the monthly Zoom FBomb flash fiction reading series.
Les Brown is professor emeritus at Gardner-Webb University. His poetry and short stories appear in several journals, including Pinesong, Kakalak, and Moonshine Review. His chapbook, A Place Where Trees Had Names, was published by Redhawk Publications. 2020, A Pushcart Nominee, Les lives in Troutman, NC.
Bruce Bullen lives in Massachusetts and writes short fiction. Stories of his have appeared in the Copperfield and Blue Lake Reviews.
Lee Conrad lives in upstate New York, is a Vietnam era veteran, worked at IBM and as staff at a major labor union. His stories have appeared in Down in the Dirt, Fiction on the Web, Literally Stories, Longshot Island, Commuterlit, Ariel Chart, Sundial Magazine, The London Reader, and The Magazine of History and Fiction.
Cy Hill is an eleven year Navy veteran. He also spent fifteen years in manholes and climbing telephone poles. He is currently majoring in Biology.
Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet 43 countries, several published poetry books, now nominated for 4 Pushcart Prize nominations and 5 Best of the Net nominations.
Ron Lauderbach writes poetry to reserve memories, tell stories, and entertain. He is a retired high school teacher with an MFA poetry from SDSU. His work has appeared in several journals and newspapers including: The Reader's Digest, San Diego Union Tribune, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Steve Loiaconi is a journalist and a graduate of George Mason University's MFA program. His fiction previously appeared in Griffel, True Chili, The Good Life Review, East by Northeast, and The New Plains Review. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and son.
Richard L. Matta grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, attended Notre Dame, practiced forensic science, and now lives in San Diego with his golden-doodle dog. Some of his work is found in Ancient Paths, Dewdrop, New Verse News, Gyroscope, San Pedro River Review, and Healing Muse.