Andrea L. Alterman: "I always thought I'd run out of things to write about. Writing, however, is a lot like birding: you do it even when you think you aren't. A small leaf reclining on a log becomes a poem. I write because I can't draw that small leaf reclining on a log. I write too because sometimes it's the only method I can find to encompass the world I live in."
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.
Mitch Corber's poems have appeared in print and online in E-ratio, Blackbox Manifold 4, Long Shot, BlazeVOX, Home Planet News, Vanitas and Polarity.
Adam Day is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press, 2020), and of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Award. He is the editor of the forthcoming anthology, Divine Orphans of the Poetic Project, from 1913 Press, and my work has appeared in the APR, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Volt, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. I am the publisher of Action, Spectacle.
Timothy Gager has published sixteen books of fiction and poetry. Joe the Salamander, his third novel was released in July, 2022. Timothy hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2001 to 2018, and as a weekly virtual series starting in 2020. Timothy has had one thousand works of fiction and poetry published, of which seventeen have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.
Augustine Himmel’s stories have appeared or will be appearing in the Barcelona Review, the Beloit Fiction Journal, the Long Story, the South Carolina Review, the Arizona Mandala, bananafish, the Bridge, Progenitor, the Rockford Review, the Northern Reader, and the Valparaiso Fiction Review. He’s placed essays in America Magazine, the National Catholic Register, and OnePeterFive.
Erren Kelly is a two-time Pushcart nominated poet from Lynn, Massachusetts who has been writing for 31 years and has over 300 publications in print and online in such publications as Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine (online), Ceremony, Cacti Fur, Bitterzoet, Cactus Heart, Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Salzburg and other publications. Erren's most recent publication was in Black Heart Literary journal and has also been published in anthologies such as Fertile Ground, and Beyond The Frontier. Erren's work can also been seen on YouTube under the Gallery Cabaret, links. Erren is also the author of the book, Disturbing The Peace, from Night Ballet Press.
Ken Post -- Originally from the suburbs of New Jersey, Ken worked for the Forest Service in Alaska for 40 years. During the long, dark winters, he writes short stories. His fiction has appeared in Cirque, Red Fez, Underwood Press, Poor Yorick, The Account, Woven Tale Press, Kansas City Voices, and is forthcoming in The Clackamas Literary Review. The story published in Red Fez, “Enola Gay,” was nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize.
Chris Riley lives near Sacramento, California, vowing one day to move back to the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, he teaches special education, writes cool stories, and hides from the blasting heat for six months of the year. He has had over 100 short stories published in various magazines and anthologies, and across various genres. His debut novel, one of literary suspense, titled The Sinking of the Angie Piper, was published in 2017, and his debut short story collection is forthcoming, from Mount Abraxas Press. For more information, go to www.chrisrileyauthor.com.
Connie Woodring is a 76-year-old retired therapist who is getting back to her true love of writing after 45 years in her real job. She has had many poems published in over 35 journals including one nominated for the Pushcart Prize.