Issue 15

Gale Acuff has had hundreds of poems published in a dozen countries and is the author of three books of poetry. He has taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine.

Mehreen Ahmed is internationally published and critically acclaimed by Midwest Book Review, The Wild Atlantic Book Club, DD Magazine to name a few.One of the winners of The Waterloo Short Story Competition, her works were three-time nominated for The Best of the Net Award, nominated for the Pushcart Prize Award, three-time nominated for Aurealis Award, nominated for Christina Stead Prize, and Finalist for Adelaide Literary Awards. Her book is an announced Drunken Druid’s Editor’s Choice.

Marilyn Duarte holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa’s low-residency program and is currently a Creative Nonfiction Contributing Editor at Barren Magazine and an Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor at Pithead Chapel. Her work has appeared in various print and online journals, most recently, Emerge Literary Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, and (mac)ro(mic). Originally from Toronto, she now divides her time unevenly between Canada and Portugal. You can find her at and on Twitter @MareDuarte28.

Sean Ennis is the author of CHASE US: Stories (LIttle A) and other pieces from this project have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, HASH, BULL, X-R-A-Y, Bending Genres, and The Disappointed Housewife. More of his work can be found at

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author who lives in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work has been published both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Cultural Weekly, The Rye Whiskey Review and The Oklahoma Review.  He enjoys listening to the blues and cruising down the TransCanada in his big blacked out truck.

Giles Goodland lives in London and works as a researcher in historical linguistics. His last book was The Masses from Shearsman. HIs next book Civil Twilight is forthcoming from Parlor Press in 2021.

Mitch James was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he received a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University. He received a Master’s in Literature and a Ph.D. in Composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mitch is an Assistant Professor of Composition and Literature at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH and is the Managing Editor at Great Lakes Review. Mitch’s fiction, poetry, and scholarship have been published in various places, some of which you can find here: Follow him on Twitter @mrjames5527 and Facebook @perhupsous

Andrew Kaye is a writer, teacher and coach located in Spain. His queer prose has been published by Untitled Writing, Clavmag, Streetcake Magazine, Queerlings and Mechanic’s Institute Review. A genealogy geek, he’s currently writing a memoir on donating a kidney to his Dad. He blogs at @JKaye82

Jesse Miksic is a graphic designer and writer living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He spends his life writing poetry, prioritizing existence over essence, and having adventures with his awesome family. Recent placements include Deracine Journal, deathcap, Neuro Logical, and Cape Magazine.

Nick Olson is an author and editor from Chicagoland now living in North Carolina. He was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award, and he’s been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, decomP, and other fine places. When he’s not writing his own work, he’s sharing the wonderful work of others over at (mac)ro(mic). His debut novel, Here’s Waldo, is available now. Find him online at or on Twitter @nickolsonbooks.

Maria S. Picone has been published in Ice Floe Press, Moonchild Magazine, and Whale Road Review. A HUES Scholar and TWH Fellow, she won Cream City Review’s 2020 Summer Poetry Prize. Maria’s work explores themes of identity and social justice centering on transnational adoption. Her website is, Twitter @mspicone.

Evan James Sheldon‘s work has appeared recently in the American Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, and Maine Review, among other journals. He is a Senior Editor for F(r)iction and the Editorial Director for Brink Literacy Project. You can find him online at

G.G. Silverman writes speculative fiction and poetry from just north of Seattle. She was a finalist for the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for feminist writing, among other honors, and her work has appeared in StrangeHouse Books, Psychopomp, Speculative City, Corvid Queen, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Seventh Wave, Molotov Cocktail, and more. She is currently at work on a short story collection as well as a poetry collection. To learn more, please go to

Anna Spence is an academic by day and a writer by compulsion. Her work appears in Elephants Never, Ellipsis Zine, and Emerge Literary Journal. She can be found on Twitter @MSSalieri.