Issue 17

Donna Faulkner née Miller lives in Rangiora, New Zealand with her husband, two dogs, a one eyed cat and three children, teenagers all ! A Sagittarius, you’ll likely find her riding a twisting road on the Harley with Mr Faulkner. Donna has had work published in fws: Journal of Literature & Art, Havik: The Las Positas College Journal of Arts and Literature, Tarot Poetry Journal, Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Written Tales Magazine and Lemon Spouting Journal of Visual Art and Literature. Connect with Donna on Instagram @lady_lilith_poet

Mary Sophie Filicetti is a teacher of the visually impaired who once spent time writing stories in the myriad coffee shops around DC, and now writes at home. Her fiction has appeared in AEL press, Montana Mouthful, Every Day Fiction, Nightingale and Sparrow, The Magnolia Review, and The Phoenix. Tweeting @marysfilicetti

Daniel J Flosi is pretty sure they are an apparition living in a half-acre coffin within the V of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. Drop a line @muckermaffic

Barbara Genova (she/her/they) is the pen name of a public person who changed her mind. Poetry written as Barbara has been published / is forthcoming at The Daily, Anti-Heroin Chic, Sledgehammer Lit. She can be found on Twitter @CallGenova  and on Instagram @thebarbaragenova

David Harrison Horton is a Beijing-based writer, artist, editor and curator. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ethel, Otoliths, Variant Literature, Noctua Review, and Pennsylvania English, among others. He edits the poetry zine SAGINAW.

Kristin Kozlowski lives and works in the Midwest, US. Some of her work is available online at Lost Balloon, matchbook, Longleaf Review, Pidgeonholes, Cease Cows, and others. Her piece, “Salty Owl”, will be included in The Best Small Fictions Anthology 2021. In 2019, she was awarded Editor’s Choice from Arkana for her CNF piece, “A Pocket of Air”. If you tweet: @kriskozlowski

Librarian, mother, and minor trickster, Janna Miller has published works in SmokeLong Quarterly, Cheap Pop, and F(r)iction. Nominated for Best Small Fictions and Best Microfictions. Generally, if the toaster blows up, it is not her fault.

Will Musgrove is a writer and journalist from Northwest Iowa. He received an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in trampset, Rejection Letters, Versification, Unstamatic, (mac)ro(mic), Ghost Parachute, Truffle Magazine, Flash Frontier, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter at @Will_Musgrove.

D. Nelson’s poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. His first full-length collection of poems, entitled *in ghostly onehead*, is slated for a 2021 release by mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.

Mandira Pattnaik’s writing appears in Best Small Fictions 2021, Bacopa Literary, Timber Journal, Citron Review, Watershed Review, Passages North, Trampset, DASH, Miracle Monocle, Amsterdam Quarterly and Press53 among other places. Her fiction was recently translated into Arabic. Mandira’s work received nominations for the 2021 Pushcart Prize, Best Microfictions 2021, Best of the Net 2020, and received Honorable Mention in CRAFT Flash Contest 2021.

Lynne Schmidt is the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, and mental health professional with a focus in trauma and healing. She is the winner of the 2020 New Women’s Voices Contest and author of the chapbooks, Dead Dog Poems (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press), Gravity (Nightingale and Sparrow Press) which was listed as one of the 17 Best Breakup Books to Read in 2020, and On Becoming a Role Model (Thirty West), which was featured on The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed for PTSD Awareness Week. In 2012 she started the project, AbortionChat, which aims to lessen the stigma around abortion. When given the choice, Lynne prefers the company of her three dogs and one cat to humans.

Alyson Tait lives in Maryland where she got married, had her daughter, and began her writing journey. She has appeared in (mac)ro(mic), Wrongdoing Magazine, Pyre Magazine, and most recently at From the Farther Trees. You can find her on Amazon, and Twitter @rudexvirus1

 Rae Theodore is the author of My Mother Says Drums Are for Boys: True Stories for Gender Rebels and Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender. Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars, Bureau of Complaint and Barren Magazine. Rae serves on the board of Creative Light Factory, a nonprofit in southeastern Pennsylvania that supports writers, and is CLF’s chapter lead for Women Who Submit, an international group that empowers women and nonbinary writers to submit to literary journals.

Elizabeth Walztoni is an organic vegetable farmer living in Michigan. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Red Fez, Voices, Hell is Real: A Midwest Gothic Anthology, and elsewhere. She received a Nature in Words Fellowship from Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in 2020 to complete her first short story collection. Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize.