Wilhemina Condon was born in Cork, Ireland, earned her degree in history at the University of California, practiced law for over a decade, and studied creative writing at Trinity College in Dublin. Her writing incorporates the immigrant experience of straddling two worlds, navigating place, interpreting language, meaning, loss, and identity. Wilhemina's work has appeared in The North Dakota Quarterly, The Atlas Review, The MacGuffin, and The Antioch Review. She received an honorable mention in the Best American Essays of 2013 for her essay, "Walnut and Vine."
Diane Elayne Dees’s chapbook, I Can’t Recall Exactly When I Died, is forthcoming from Clare Songbirds Publishing House; also forthcoming, from Kelsay Books, is her chapbook, Coronary Truth. Diane publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that delivers news and commentary on women’s professional tennis throughout the world. Her author blog is Diane Elayne Dees, Poet and Writer-at-Large.
Lenny DellaRocca is founder and co-publisher of South Florida Poetry Journal-SoFloPoJo, and Interview With A Poet at www.southfloridapoetryjournal.com. His 4th collection is Festival of Dangerous Ideas (Unsolicited Press, 2019).
Kaia Gallagher is a free-lance writer who lives in Denver, Colorado. Since earning her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California-Riverside, she has experimented with many writing genres including memoir, essays and flash fiction. She enjoys writing about those moments in our lives that change us forever.
Charles Hayes, a multiple Pushcart Prize Nominee, is an American who lives part time in the Philippines and part time in Seattle with his wife. A product of the Appalachian Mountains, his writing has appeared in Ky Story’s Anthology Collection, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Fable Online, Unbroken Journal, CC&D Magazine, Random Sample Review, The Zodiac Review, eFiction Magazine, Saturday Night Reader, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Scarlet Leaf Publishing House, Burning Word Journal, eFiction India, Blue Lake Review and others.
David Henson and his wife have lived in Belgium and Hong Kong over the years and now are retired and reside in Peoria, Illinois. His work has been nominated for a Best of the Net and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including Moonpark Review, Gravel, Literally Stories, Bull and Cross, Fictive Dream, and The Fiction Pool. His website is http://writings217.wordpress.com. His Twitter is @annalou8.
Alex LeGrys is eighteen years old and attends Bard College.
Stephen Mead, a resident of NY, is an Outsider multi-media artist and writer. Since the 1990s he's been grateful to many editors for publishing his work in print zines and eventually online. He is also grateful to have managed to keep various day jobs for the Health Insurance. In 2014 he began a webpage to gather links of his poetry being published in such zines as Great Works, Unlikely Stories, Quill & Parchment, etc., in one place: Poetry on the Line, Stephen Mead For links to his other media (and even merchandise if you are interested) please feel free to Google Stephen Mead Art. Currently he is artist/curator for an Historical LGBTQI site in progress, The Chroma Museum,
James Mulhern has published in literary journals over seventy times. In 2013, he was a Finalist for the Tuscany Prize in Catholic Fiction. In 2015, Mr. Mulhern was awarded a fully paid writing fellowship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom. That same year, a story was longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize. In 2017, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His writing has earned a Kirkus Star. His most recent novel, Give Them Unquiet Dreams, is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award winner, a Notable Best Indie Book of 2019, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019.
John Sweet sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute truth. His latest poetry collections include Heathen Tongue (2018 Kendra Steiner Editions) and A Flag on Fire is a Song of Hope (2019 Scars Publications).