Paul Beckman’s a Connecticut writer whose latest flash collection, Kiss Kiss (Truth Serum Press) was a finalist for the 2019 Indie Book Awards. Some of his stories have appeared in Spelk, Connotation Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, Necessary Fiction, Litro, Pank, Playboy, Monkey, WINK, Jellyfish Review, Wax Paper, Blink-Ink, Pure Slush, and The Lost Balloon. Paul had a story selected for the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology Lineup, was shortlisted in the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition, and was selected for The Editor’s Best Microfiction 2022. He also curates the monthly Zoom Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series.
Lawrence F. Farrar is a former American Foreign Service officer, with multiple postings in Japan, as well as assignments in Germany, Norway, and Washington, DC. Short term assignments took him to places as diverse as Beijing and Tehran, Tanzania and Muscat. In addition to earlier appearances in Blue Lake Review, Farrar's work has appeared in literary magazines more than 80 times. For a sampler of his recent fiction visit www.northoakswriter.com. Many of his stories derive from events he experienced and people he encountered during 20 years living outside the United States. Farrar and his wife, Keiko, live in Minnesota where he is a member of the Loft Literary Center.
Alan Ford's work has previously appeared in Ariel Chart, Conclave, Dissident Voice, and Academy of the Heart and Mind.
James Gardner -- Author of, “DEEP AUGUST: Short Stories from the American South,” James William Gardner writes extensively about the contemporary southland. The writer explores aspects of southern culture often overlooked: the downtrodden, the impoverished and those marginalized by society. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Gardner is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Roanoke, Virginia. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Deep South Magazine, Newfound Journal and The Virginia Literary Journal.
Sandeep Kumar Mishra is the guest poetry editor at Indian Poetry Review. He has received "Readers Favourite Silver Award-21", "Indian Achievers Award-21",IPR Annual Poetry Award-2020 and Literary Titan Book Award-2020. He was shortlisted for "2021 International Book Awards", "52nd New Millennium Award-2021", "Asian Anthology-2021" , "Indies Today Book of the Year Award 2020" and "Joy B Boone Poetry Prize 2021" and "Oprelle Poetry Prize 2021". He was also "The Story Mirror Author of the Year" nominee-2019.
Mike L. Nichols is a graduate of Idaho State University and a recipient of the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize. He lives and writes in Eastern Idaho. Look for his poetry in Rogue Agent, Tattoo Highway, Plainsongs Magazine, and elsewhere. Find more at deadgirldancing.net
John Repp grew up along the Blackwater Branch of the Maurice River in southern New Jersey and has lived for many years in Erie, Pennsylvania. Broadstone Books just published a volume of selected and new poems entitled The Soul of Rock & Roll: Poems Acoustic, Electric & Remixed, 1980-2020.
Rebecca Reynolds is a writer in the Boston area, with an MFA from Emerson College. She has published stories in Ascent, Hypertext, The MacGuffin, The Boiler, Eunoia, Copper Nickel, Redivider, Superstition Review, Cumberland River Review, and other literary magazines. Two of her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
Foster Trecost writes stories that are mostly made up. They tend to follow his attention span: sometimes short, sometimes very short. Recent work appears in Potato Soup Journal, Right Hand Pointing, and BigCityLit. He lives near New Orleans with his wife and dog.
Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland. To date, she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals. She has also published another novel, In The Days of Ford Cortina, in August 2021.