Franco Amati has gone from academia, to the tech industry, to the gutters, and back. He lives in New York and writes as much as he can.
Mary Camarillo is currently working on a novel, a collection of short stories and a poetry chapbook. Her short stories have appeared in The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories, Daily Dose of Lit, Lunch Ticket, and The Ear. She is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Napa Valley Writer’s Conference and Richard Bausch’s Community Writing Workshop at Chapman University.
Ashley Hajimirsadeghi is a current student at the Fashion Institute of Technology; she is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in eleven literary journals and has been nominated for Best of the Net. She has been recognized nationally by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her poetry.
Phebe Jewell's work appears or is forthcoming in Dime Show Review, Nunum, MoonPark Review, Sky Island Journal, The Airgonaut, and Every Day Fiction. A teacher at Seattle Central College, she also volunteers for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a nonprofit providing college courses for women in prison.
Bruce Levine, a native Manhattanite, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. His literary catalogue includes four novels, short stories, humorous sketches, flash fiction, poetry, essays, articles and a screenplay His nearly one-hundred-fifty works are published in magazines, over twenty-five on-line journals, thirty print books, seven eBooks available on Amazon. com and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. He lives in New York with his dog, Daisy. Visit him at www.brucelevine.com.
John McKinney’s work has been published in The Arts & Ideas Review. He divides his time between Fort Wayne, Indiana, and New York City. McKinney’s diverse professional experiences include working in network television, performing archival research for Oscar-nominated Francisco Bello, freelance film production, and working with online literary magazines. He once hitchhiked across Egypt, and has two Havanese pups which together weigh barely fifteen pounds.
Christine Donegan Segall is a poet, a writer of fiction, and an artist. She is a former New Yorker, now living in Southern California with her husband and youngest child. She has studied at NYU and worked as a copy editor. Her poetry has appeared in Tiferet Journal.
Mary Shanley is a poet/writer who lives in NYC. Four of her books have been published: Hobo Code Poems by Vox Pop Press and Mott Street Stories and Las Vegas Stories, Things They Left Behind and Poems for Faces by Sidestreet Press. Her work has been published online at: Long Shot Magazine, Mr. Bellers's Neighborhood, Blue Lake Review, BlazeVOX, Ginosko Literary Journal, Harbinger Asylum, Indicia, Literary Heist, The Metaworker, Mobius, Modern Literature Magazine, Pangolin Review, Poetry Super Highway, Quail Bell Magazine, The Voices Project, Visitant, Taj Mahal Review, Pif Literary Journal, Whimperbang, Vita Brevis, Poesis Literary Journal, Radius Literary Journal, Logos Journal, Hobo Camp Review, StepAway Magazine, Anak Sastra Journal, Shangra-la Magazine. Mary has been a Featured Poet on WBAI Radio, NYC and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Sarah Tarrant, a former student at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar MO, has lived in Bolivar for fifteen years, and has enjoyed living life on a small scale. Her work has appeared in SCOP and also in Off the Wall Plays.