Luis Beriozzobal -- Born in Mexico, Luis likes in California, and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA. His poems have appeared in Big Windows Review, Blue Collar Review, and 2River View.
Dennis J Bernstein is the host and executive producer of Flashpoints, a daily news magazine broadcast on Pacifica Radio. He is an award-winning investigative reporter, essayist and poet. His articles, essays and interviews have appeared widely. Bernstein is also a widely published poet and the author, most recently, of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom, which received the Literary Achievement Award from Artist Embassy International. His poetry has appeared in the New York Quarterly, Chimaera, Bat City Review, The Progressive, Texas Observer, ZYZZYVA, etc. Dennis J Bernstein’s latest book of poetry, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, with visualizations and animations by award-winning visual artist, Warren Lehrer, will be out next fall.
John Conaway grew up in Flint, Michigan and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where he runs a small Internet business and writes stories. His stories have appeared or will shortly appear in Literally Stories, Fiction on The Web, Front Porch Review, and Dead Mule School of Literature.
Holly Day’s poetry has recently appeared in Plainsongs, The Long Islander, and The Nashwaak Review. Her newest poetry collections are A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press), In This Place, She Is Her Own (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), A Wall to Protect Your Eyes (Pski’s Porch Publishing), I'm in a Place Where Reason Went Missing (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.), The Yellow Dot of a Daisy (Alien Buddha Press), Folios of Dried Flowers and Pressed Birds (Cyberwit.net), and Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing).
Lawrence F. Farrar --As a career Foreign Service officer, Lawrence served in Japan (multiple tours), Germany, Norway, and Washington, D.C. Short term assignments took him to more than 30 countries. He also spent several years in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. Currently a Minnesota resident, Lawrence has degrees from Dartmouth and Stanford. He also completed studies at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Tokyo and the National Defense University in Washington, DC. In addition to earlier appearances in Blue Lake Review, Lawrence's stories have appeared in Flyleaf Journal, Tampa Review Online, Curbside Splendor E-Zine,The MacGuffin, O-Dark-Thirty, Big Muddy, Red Cedar Review, Colere, Eastlit, G.W. Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Worcester Review, Straylight, Green Hills Literary Lantern, New Plains Review, Evening Street Review, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Bryant Literary Review, Prairie Winds, Cigale, Paradise Review, Cheat River Review, Streetlight, The Write Room, Jelly Bucket, Flare, 34th Parallel, Oxford Magazine, Lindenwood Review, Aji Magazine, and Zone 3.
Jim Gish was born and raised in Western Kentucky among the rogue Baptist tribes. His parents quit school after the 8th grade, and Gish was the first of an extended family to graduate from college. His writing influences include Faulkner, Lee Smith and Joyce Carol Oates. He has published in such periodicals as phoebe, Eclectica and The Litchfield Review, among others. Gish is a writer, a college level psychology instructor and a speaker/counselor.
Madeline McGrain Githler recently graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in creative writing. She now lives in Big Sur, California with her dog, Bee. Above all she loves writing, but she also enjoys the show Planet Earth, donut eating, and spending time with her grandparents.
alyssa hanna's poems have appeared in Reed Magazine, The Mid-American Review, The Naugatuck River Review, Rust + Moth, Pidgeonholes, and others. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a finalist in the 2017 James Wright Poetry Competition, and a semi-finalist for The Hellebore scholarship. alyssa is a Contributing Editor at Barren Magazine, a copywriter for Safavieh, and lives in Westchester with her four weird lizards. follow her @alyssawaking on twitter, instagram, ko-fi, tumblr, and patreon.
Anastasia Jill is a queer poet, fiction writer, and aspiring filmmaker. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit Magazine, apt, Into the Void Magazine, 2River, Gertrude Press, and more.
Jay Merill is Writer in Residence at Women in Publishing. She is runner up in the 2018 International Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her two collections, published by Salt, are: God of the Pigeons and Astral Bodies. She has work in 3: AM Magazine, A-Minor, Apeiron Review, CHEAP POP, The Citron Review, Crack the Spine, Entropy, Epiphany, Eunoia Review, Foliate Oak, Ginosko, Gravel, Heavy Feather Review, Hobart, Jellyfish Review, Literary Orphans, Lunch Ticket, matchbook, Matter Magazine, Occulum, Per Contra, Pithead Chapel, Prairie Schooner, SmokeLong Quarterly, Soliloquies Journal, Spork, Thrice Fiction, Toasted Cheese, upstreet Literary Journal and Wigleaf.
Peter Ninnes is a freelance researcher and project manager based in Sydney, Australia. He obtained his PhD in sociology of education from Flinders University of South Australia. His short fiction works have been accepted in Tincture Journal, Bewildering Stories, Literary Yard, Breach, Idle Ink and Dimension6.
David Jeremy Swerdloff graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. After graduation he spent several years traveling and working in bars and restaurants. He currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.