Lana Bella -- A four-time Pushcart Prize, five-time Best of the Net & Bettering American Poetry nominee, Lana Bella is an author of three chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016), has had poetry and fiction featured with over 450 journals, Acentos Review, Comstock Review, EVENT, Ilanot Review, Notre Dame Review, Rock and Sling, The Stillwater Review, & Whiskey Island, among others, and work appeared in Aeolian Harp Anthology, Volume 3. Lana resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps.
Antonia Clark is a writer and editor and co-administers an online poetry forum, The Waters. Her poems have appeared in many online journals and she’s published two books, Smoke and Mirrors and Chameleon Moon. Toni likes long rides, red wines, picnics, poetry, and accordions.
Daniel Davis is a native of rural Illinois. His work has appeared in various online and print journals. You can find him at Facebook.com/DanielDavis05, or @dan_davis86 on Twitter.
Greg Girvan grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Slippery Rock University. His writing appears or is forthcoming in The South Carolina Review, Roanoke Review, Sleet Magazine, Red Rock Review and a number of other periodicals. He works as a freelance writer and editor in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Gregory Gunn -- Born in Windsor, Ontario in 1960, Gregory grew up in small towns throughout Ontario before moving to London in 1970. A graduate of Fanshawe College as an electronics technician in 1982, Mr. Gunn began writing earnestly during his tenure there and has continued to do so for over thirty years. He is most passionate about poetry. Other interests include music, astronomy, philosophy, photography, languages, history of the cinema, and gardening. Most recently, Mr. Gunn has had poems published in Subterranean Blue Poetry, Blue Hour Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Yes, Poetry, 20 X 20 Magazine, Tea With George, Forty Ounce Bachelors, , Lines & Stars, Ascent Aspirations, Steel Toe Review, Carcinogenic, The Light Ekphrasic, Cyclamens and Swords, Exercise Bowler, Corium, Burning Wood, Blue Lake Review, Vox Poetica, Side B Magazine, Crack the Spine, and Covalence. Also published are 11 full collections of his selected poetry.
Danielle Hanson received her MFA from Arizona State University. She is author of Fraying Edge of Sky (Codhill Press Poetry Prize, 2018) and Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in over 50 journals. She is Poetry Editor for Doubleback Books, and has edited Loose Change Magazine and Hayden's Ferry Review. Daniellejhanson.com.
Osman Koroma is survivor, intercessor, reader, author, learner, teacher, and speaker. Each book is a lesson plan. Osman was born in Liberia, Africa, at the time; Liberia was experiencing massive civil unrest. For the first fifteen years of Osman’s life, he and his family lived in Sierra Leone and Guinea in refugee camps, where he eventually went blind. While many would believe that the worst thing that could happen, Osman considered it a blessing after the many atrocities he had witnessed. Osman moved to the United States in 2005 at the age of fifteen with his father and sister. Osman work with youth who are blind as he is currently working toward his college degree in English in secondary education. Osman is a Minister in training at his church, Tabernacle of David.
Ted Morrissey's fiction (primarily) and other writing have appeared in approximately fifty journals. I teach in the MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University, and my wife Melissa and I direct Twelve Winters Press and its imprints. Please see tedmorrissey.com and twelvewinters.com for further information.
Kevin Roller is an author of literary, mystery, and horror fiction. He lives with his wife in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Monica Villavicencio is a writer currently living in San Francisco, CA. Her previous work has appeared in Waking Up American and USF Magazine and on National Public Radio. The daughter of Nicaraguan and Filipino immigrants, Monica’s stories explore the immigrant experience, class issues, and faith. Some of Monica’s favorite authors include Elena Ferrante, Jesmyn Ward, and Yaa Gyasi. When she is not writing, Monica enjoys filmmaking, yoga, and travel.