Jan Ball has had 331 poems published in various journals including: Atlanta Review, Calyx, Nimrod and The American Journal of Poetry, internationally as well as in the U.S. Jan’s three chapbooks and full length poetry collection, I Wanted To Dance With My Father, are available from Finishing Line Press and Amazon. She was nominated by Orbis, England, 2020, for a Pushcart award. When not traveling, Jan and her husband like to cook for friends.
Elya Braden took a long detour from her creative endeavors to pursue an eighteen-year career as a corporate lawyer and entrepreneur. She is now a writer and mixed-media artist living in Los Angeles and is assistant editor of Gyroscope Review. Her work has been published in Calyx, Causeway Lit, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Rattle Poets Respond, Willow Review and elsewhere and has been nominated for Best of the Net. She is the author of Open The Fist, recently released by Finishing Line Press. You can find her online at www.elyabraden.com.
Dale Cottingham has published poems and reviews of poetry collections in many journals. He is a Breadloafer and won the 2019 New Millennium Award for Poem of the year.
Joseph Couchet teaches English at Montgomery College just outside of DC, and wrote a dissertation on completeness and closure that almost led to his own mortal closure. He has previously placed fiction with Del Sol Review, Lynx Eye, and Pig Iron Press.
Holly Day (hollylday.blogspot.com) has been a writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review, and her newest full-length poetry collections are Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press), and Book of Beasts (Weasel Press).
DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning novelette, short story, and flash fiction writer with over 250 stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. DC's stories have appeared in: 34th Parallel, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Ball State University, Lunch Ticket, Progenitor, Blue Lake Review, and many others. DC was nominated in 2017 and again in 2020 for Best of the Net Anthology. DC’s short story collection Stepping Up will be published in 2021. She lives on the California central coast with her wife and animals. dcdiamondopolous.com
Abigail Ham is an undergraduate student at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI. She is originally from rural Vermont and enjoys hiking and nordic skiing. Her poetry has appeared in the University’s literary journal Dialogue and she has also written nonfiction for the political organization Young Believers for Biden.
Abbie Hart is a teen poet from Texas. Her work has been seen in the K'in Literary Journal, the Tipton Poetry Review, Rise Up Review, Maple Street Journal, and the CAMH Quarantine Zine. She is Poetry-Editor-In-Chief for the Maple Street Journal, the Literary Forest Magazine, and the name brand cola. zine. In her spare time, she enjoys tech theatre and painting. Her website is abbiemhart.wordpress.com and her poetry-dedicated Instagram is @a.m.hart.poet.
Mike Lee is a writer, editor and photographer at a trade union in New York City. His work appears in Blue Lake Review, Lunate, trampset, and many others. A story collection, The Northern Line, is coming out later this year through Atmosphere Press.
Ryan F. Love teaches high school English in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, where he earned a degree from Alfred University. He and his wife live in a Victorian with pairs of daughters, beagles, and guinea pigs. His work has appeared in The Copperfield Review and Sleet Magazine.
Eugene Stevenson is the son of immigrants, the father of expatriates. His poems have appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Courier, DASH Literary Journal, Dime Show Review, Gravel Literary Magazine, The Hudson Review, Icarus, Paradox, and Swamp Ape Review. His prose has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.