Richard Bist has been writing professionally for over twenty years, mostly as a freelancer. He has had several poems and short stories published, most recently in Crossed Genres (Dark Humor issue) and Space & Time (#124). In his spare time, when he's not working on a short story, he wrangles two mutts and steadily works his way through a stack of unread novels. More information about Richard and his work can be found on his website, www.richardbist.com, or on his twitter feed.
Nancy Bourne's stories have been published in such journals as Upstreet, Carolina Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Summerset Review, Quiddity, MacGuffin, Forge, Persimmon Tree, Thin Air, Bluestem Magazine, The Long Story, and Shadowgraph. She is an attorney who, for many years, represented California public schools as a senior partner in a statewide education law firm. Since retirement, she has been writing stories, tutoring and teaching writing to prison inmates and incarcerated minors, and making pottery in her home studio.
Melodie Corrigall is an eclectic Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Litro UK, Foliate Oak, Blue Lake Review, Emerald Bolts, Earthen Lamp Journal, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Corner Bar, Persimmon Tree, Literally Stories and The Write Place at the Write Time (www.melodiecorrigall.com).
Karim Lakhani -- Qualified in medicine and philosophy, Karim currently teaches. His writing has recently appeared in Gone Lawn. Karim divides his time between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand.
W.T. Laverack has a BA in creative writing from the University of Central Florida, where his short story, "The Starkeeper," appeared in the undergraduate literary magazine, Cypress Dome. He is a professional freelance copywriter and a passionate short story and songwriter.
Stacey Z. Lawrence teaches Poetry and Creative Writing in a public high school in Northern, NJ. She is working on her first book of confessional poems which explores the untimely death of her husband shortly followed by her bout with Breast Cancer.
Andrew Lloyd-Jones was born in London, England and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He won the Fish Prize with his story “Feathers and Cigarettes”, and his writing has been featured in The London Reader, Northern Colorado Writers' Pooled Ink Anthology, Serving House Journal, and in the Canongate collection Original Sins, amongst others. Andrew produces and hosts Liars’ League NYC (www.liarsleaguenyc.com), a regular New York-based live literary journal and podcast, showcasing original short fiction from emerging writers.
David R. Mellor -- Born 1964, (Liverpool, England) to a difficult birth, David didn't find his voice until his youth. Years of thinking he was nobody and treated as such. Including a period of homelessness in the desperate Thatcher Years. However, he hit the paper papering over the scars. Found understanding and belief through words. He has been published and performed widely from the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs and everything in between.
Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives in Delaware, USA. Her most recent credits are: Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Synchronized Chaos; Pangolin Review, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Mused, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review; Fourth & Sycamore.
Sugar Tobey -- Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Received a degree from the School of Visual Art in Manhattan. Now lives in NYC above a pizza parlor.