Cyan James’s MFA is from the University of Michigan. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and has been published in the Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, The Account, and Salon, among others. Currently she is revising a novel about the women who survived the Green River Killer.
David James’ third book, MY TORN DANCE CARD, was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award. In addition to publishing six chapbooks, more than thirty of his one-act plays have been produced; he teaches at Oakland Community College.
Arya F. Jenkins is a Colombian-American poet and writer whose fiction has been published in journals and zines such as Across the Margins, Anti-Heroin Chic, Black Scat Review, Cleaver Magazine, Five on the Fifth, Fictional Café, Flash Fiction Magazine, Vol. 1 Sunday Stories Series, and Provincetown Arts Magazine. Her fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2017 and garnered three nominations in 2018. Flash is forthcoming in About Place Journal. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks. Her short story collection BLUE SONGS IN AN OPEN KEY (Fomite, 2018) is here: www.aryafjenkins.com. Her poetry chapbook, LOVE & POISON, is forthcoming from Prolific Press in October 2019.
Greg Jenkins is Professor of English at Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland. He is the author of three books, including Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation, and dozens of short stories. His fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Tampa Review, South Dakota Review, Chicago Quarterly Review and Prism International. He has also had a number of plays produced.
Jerri Jerreat is a writer and teacher living on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories of the Crawford Purchase/Gunshot Treaty, Canada. Her fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly, Feminine Collective, The Yale Review Online, The Antigonish Review, and others, and in new solarpunk anthologies published by World Weaver Press. Her play was a finalist at the Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival.
Phebe Jewell’s recent work appears in Monkeybicycle, Spelk, Ellipsis Zine, Maudlin House, Sky Island Journal, and Crack the Spine. A teacher at Seattle Central College, she also volunteers for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a nonprofit providing college courses for women in prison.
Camillus John was bored and braised in Dublin. Last year he was published in The Stinging Fly, longlisted in The RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition and bionically helped St. Pat’s win the FAI cup, for the first time in 53 miserable years, by shouting, “Come on you super-saints!” at an annoyingly high volume at crucial times throughout the season.
Blake writes a lot of fiction—sometimes he eats and sleeps, too. He grew up in Maine, but recently moved to Florida where he is carefully searching for a literary agent to represent his latest novel. You can often find him hanging out in the Twitterverse under the handle @bjohnsonauthor.
Bruce Johnson holds a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Southern California. His chapbook Snapshots was published in 2019 by Cactus Pink Press, and his stories have appeared in Joyland, The Cincinnati Review MiCRO Series, and The Adroit Journal, among other publications. He lives with his wife and son in Santiago, Chile, and can be found at brucejohnsonfiction.com.
Katrina Johnston has several short fiction stories published online. Once in a while she breaks into print. She is the winner of the CBC Canada Writes True Winter Tale. The goal of her writing is to try, to share, and to dream. Katrina lives in Victoria, BC, Canada.
T.D. Johnston won the 2017 International Book Award for Best Short Fiction for his collection, FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND OTHER STORIES. His stories have appeared in numerous publications. His first novel, RECIPROCITY, is due out this summer. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife, Stacey, daughters Brooke and Taylor, and son Nick. Visit his website at www.tdjohnston.com.
Andy Jones was born in Dublin. Retired from a globetrotting career, he fell among a poetry-writing group called Litlab, who meet in the Bailieborough Library. He has been highly recommended in the Francis Ledwidge poetry competition and published in Boyne Berries and Skylight Poets. He lives in Arcadia (Mullagh), County Cavan, Ireland.
Kaylor Jones studied professional writing and psychology in Phoenix, Arizona, where she served as the editor-in-chief of her university’s literary review. Her work has previously appeared in Ghost City Review and Nightingale & Sparrow.
Rosemary Jones is an Australian who lives and teaches in Connecticut. Her fiction has been published in Denver Quarterly and Sonora Review. She was awarded Alligator Juniper’s 2015 national prize for non-fiction, and other essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Cossack Review and are forthcoming in Cimarron Review and Sweet. She likes writing cross-genre pieces and cannot shake her love of her home-country.
Warren L Jones III is a jazz bassist, composer, and writer working near the White Tank Mountains in Arizona. He has been published in print in KYSO FLASH 2016: State of the Art, Fleasonthedog.com, and FOUR TIES LIT REVIEW magazine. Warren is colorblind.
Peter Jordan has received various awards, including a literary bursary from The Lisa Richards Agency, while taking an MA in Creative Writing. Two consecutive NI Arts Council grants followed soon after. His work has been published in Flash500, The Pygmy Giant, Flash: The International Short Story Magazine, The Incubator, The HU and Thresholds. You will find him on twitter @pm_jordan.
Taylor Jordan lives in New York City and works in the publishing industry. When she’s not reading manuscripts or writing around the clock, she spends her free time exploring all the city has to offer. She hopes to one day be able to make perfect scrambled eggs and also publish a book or two. She blogs at taylorjordanp.wordpress.com
Julija Juchneviciute comes from Lithuania; she is a philologist, with both her BA and MA in English Studies. During her studies she discovered her love for language and literature and often finds herself scribbling little sketches of thoughts that may be interesting to revisit.
Alyssa Kagel spends most of her time running after two little boys and writing in brief bursts during rest time. This is the first flash story she’s ever written, and her first published piece in over a decade. She lives and writes near Washington, DC. Visit her at alyssakagel.com
Mary Kane’s work has been published in Beloit Poetry Journal and other journals. Her full-length collection of poems, Door (One Bird Books), is available on Amazon. She lives on Cape Cod where she can usually be found walking.
Sue Katz (MA English Literature) is a “wordsmith and rebel” who has been widely published on the three continents where she has lived. She used to be proudest of her 20-year martial arts career, her world travel, and her edgy blog Consenting Adult, but now she’s all about her collection of short stories about the love lives of older people, Lillian’s Last Affair.
Anthony Keers resides in the city of Manchester, England. Creative writing has been his hobby since an early age, but due to exams and higher education, it hadn’t been given much time prior to the start of this year. Read more on his short story/poetry blog: anthonykeers.wordpress.com.
Martha lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their dog. Her work has appeared in Bridge Eight, Flash Fiction Magazine, Ink Stains, Storyteller, and elsewhere. Over the years, she’s worked in strip malls, skyscrapers, and high school classrooms.
Rebecca has published a novel In Pursuit (Amazon). She won the 2014 Kerry’s Eye Short Story Competition, and most recently her stories have been featured in The Incubator magazine and RTE’s 100 Words, 100 Books anthology. She was one of fifty writers worldwide to take part in the 2014 Twitter Fiction Festival—the only writer in Ireland to do so. rebeccakemp.com
Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and doctor. Her short fiction features in Meniscus Literary Journal and the anthology Grieve, Volume 5 (Hunter Writers Centre, 2017). She was awarded Highly Commended in the 2018 Peter Cowan 600-word story competition. Find her at www.lisakenway.com
Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s new chapbook, The Vaudeville Horse, is forthcoming from Etchings Press. She is also the author of an ekphrastic book Art Speaks with painter Mary Hatch. She was awarded the (Kalamazoo) Community Medal for the Arts in 2017 for her work with poetry organizations.
Kristy Kerruish is from Edinburgh and currently living in Europe. She writes fiction and poetry and has had work published in online and printed magazines, books and literary annuals.
The muse of poetry-writing visited Teddy in 2002, while he was pursuing his studies in Nkubu High School. You can find his poems in Inwood Indiana Press, Shot Glass Journal, Leaves of Ink, and many other journals. He also has fiction works in Beyond Science Fiction, Jitter Press, Brilliant Fiction Magazine, Spadina Literary Review, Paragraph Planet, and Gone Lawn. His books The Milky Way In Words (poetry) and Eve and Other Sci-fi Stories (fiction) are available on Amazon.
Peter Klein is a writer living in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was born in Sweden and came to the US to study Mathematics. Before taking up writing he was an actor, director and a playwright. When he is not writing he designs computer algorithms and plays with his four grandchildren.
Adam Kluger is a NYC writer, street artist and descendant of British sculptor Jacob Epstein. Kluger attended the same high school as Jack Kerouac and draws inspiration from diverse literary sources that include Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Ernest Hemingway and Herman Melville, and artists Jean Dubuffet, Marc Chagall, Bob Ross, Eric Payson and Pablo Picasso.
Jess Koch is a fiction writer, software engineer, and recent graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program. Her work is published or forthcoming in Metaphorosis Magazine, Fusion Fragment, and others. She lives in a pre-Civil War colonial somewhere in New England with her partner, dog, and probably a few ghosts. She can be found on Twitter @byjesskoch or at https://www.jesskoch.com/.
Beth Konkoski has published her fiction and poetry in various literary journals including: Story, Mid-American Review, Saranac Review and The Baltimore Review. Her chapbook “Noticing the Splash” was published by BoneWorld Press in 2010. She teaches high school English in Northern Virginia where she lives with her husband and two children.
Michael Kozart hails from northern California, where he lives with his wife and a lop-eared house rabbit. He holds doctorates in medicine and anthropology. By day he works in a community health center. By night, on weekends, and some holidays, he’s an aspiring writer. His published stories can be found at https://michaelkozart.com.
Andrew Kozma’s fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, Daily Science Fiction, and Analog. His book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award.
Rimma Kranet is a writer originally from the Ukraine with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from UCLA. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, California.
Robert T. Krantz studied Creative Writing and English Literature at both Niagara County Community College, New York, and the University of Akron, Ohio. His work has appeared in Bare Fiction, Bitterzoet, Watershed Review, Hoot and others. He lives in Detroit, Michigan, works as an industrial sales engineer, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas.
Richard Krause’s fiction collection, Studies in Insignificance, was published by Livingston Press. Eyecorner Press in Denmark published his epigram collection, Optical Biases. Propertius Press recently accepted his second epigram collection, Eye Exams. His fiction has appeared in J Journal, The Long Story, Red Savina Review, Eastlit, and is upcoming in Oddville Press. He teaches at Somerset Community College in Kentucky.
David has used various forms of art to cultivate meaning and movement in his life in the face of chronic illness from a young age. He lives quietly with his fiancée in Lawrence, Kansas, and generally strives to make each day better than the last.
Pamela Gwyn Kripke’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Folio, The Woven Tale Press, The Barcelona Review, The Concrete Desert Review, Doubleback Review, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, Slate, Salon, The Huffington Post and other venues. She holds an AB in English from Brown University and an MS in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Ashley Kunsa writes, runs, and listens to late-nineties music outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and young son. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review, the Roanoke Review, Hot Metal Bridge, and Blue Lyra Review. She’s completing a Ph.D. on Iraq War fiction at Duquesne University. Find her at www.ashleykunsa.com.
Kate LaDew is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Arts. She resides in Graham, NC with her cats, Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.
Paul Lamar lives with his husband, Mark, in Albany, NY, where he teaches and, in better times, reviews theater for a local paper and conducts a chorus. Over many years (he’s 75—mirabile dictu!) his poems and stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Crosswinds, Bloodroot, Third Coast, etc.
Ryan R. Latini is a freelance and fiction writer living in southern New Jersey. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in 50-Word Stories, Funny in Five Hundred, Red Savina Review, and The Schuylkill Valley Journal.
Eric Layer is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. In 2011, he was awarded the Emerging Voices Fellowship at PEN Center USA, and continued as a Mark fellow in 2012. He was also a writer-in-residence at the VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso. His stories and essays have appeared in The Rattling Wall, Trop, Palehouse, Penny-Ante and The Medulla Review. (Photo by Clare Welsh)
Minyoung Lee is a writer living in San Francisco, CA with her well-traveled calico cat, Matisse. Minyoung enjoys writing about regular people who find themselves in special circumstances. When she is not writing, Minyoung enjoys looking for hidden oil fields and visiting small towns named after famous places. You can find her at http://myleeis.com/
Young Lee is a graphic designer and a student at Writing Pad and Writing Workshops LA. She writes flash fiction and is published in 99 Pine Street and in the August issue of Literary Orphans. She is currently working on her first novella and occasionally scribbles in her blog, youngleewrites.com.
After three years in the wild-adjacent city of Anchorage, Nick now lives in Connecticut with his wife and two dogs where he works full-time as a physical therapist. His love of the written word is only matched by his love of the outdoors, and when he’s not writing he enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and camping.
Bruce Levine, a native Manhattanite, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional and is published in numerous online and print journals. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. He lives in New York with his dog, Daisy.
D.S. Levy lives in the Midwest. She has had work published in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Little Fiction, Columbia, The Carolina Quarterly, and others. She has a blog at cdogco.com and tweets @122cats. You can find more of her work at her website: deblevy1.wix.com/debraslevy
Karen Levy is a storyteller and writer who lives and performs her work in New York City and Santo Domingo.
John S. Lewis is an African Guyanese writer who has deviated from the childish vampire and zombie stories associated with fiction writers of Guyana. He thinks a true writer is practically incapable of producing a story untainted by issues that weigh heavily upon the minds of his people. He has published over forty short stories via newspapers in his country and a novelette, The Nine Lives of Livingstone Crandon.
Sophia Li is a fiction writer who attends the St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. She is a part-time firefighter for the City of Southside Place and enjoys cloud-gazing on the weekends. Her favorite element of life is its unpredictability.
Robert Libbey lives in East Northport, NY, with his wife and two daughters. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Quarterly and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.
Marcus LiBrizzi is a professional writer who lives on the remote coast of Downeast Maine, USA. He has four books out, including Dark Woods, Chill Waters and Ghosts of Acadia. At the University of Maine at Machias, he works as a Professor of English and Managing Editor of the University Press.
As a freelance writer based in Arizona, Ann-Marie has been supporting herself with words for nearly 20 years. Her best clients have been in the health care field. She’s pretty sure she could start an IV, diagnose atrial fibrillation and give a rudimentary explanation of citrullination. In other words, she could be dangerous.
Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon is a freelance writer and musician. She is the author of Barkada Tayo: Essays on Being Filipino-American.
Peter Loftus is a writer from the Meath coast in Ireland. He is currently putting the finishing touches on an MA in Creative Writing with Open University. He has published stories with Books Ireland, Ireland’s Own, Jupiter SF and Albedo 1 among others. He has been shortlisted for the Norwich Writers Competition and Aeon Award.
David Lohrey graduated from U.C., Berkeley. His poetry can be found in Softblow, The Blue Mountain Review, Otoliths, Cecile’s Writers and Quarterday. In addition, recent poems have been accepted as part of anthologies published by the University of Alabama (Dewpoint), Illinois State University (Obsidian) and Michigan State University (The Offbeat). David is a member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective in Houston. Recent fiction can be read in Crack the Spine and at inshadesmag.com. He teaches in Tokyo.
Craig Loomis has been teaching at the American University of Kuwait since 2004. His fiction has been published in such literary journals as The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review and The Los Angeles Review. Loomis’ most recent short story collection, The Salmiya Collection: Stories of the Life and Times of Modern Day Kuwait, was published by Syracuse UP in 2013.
Tim Love lives in Cambridge, UK, teaching computing. He’s been published in Necessary Fiction, Cortland Review, Connotation Press, etc. His publications are Moving Parts (HappenStance, 2010) and By All Means (Nine Arches Press, 2012). He blogs at http://litrefs.blogspot.com
Christopher Lowe is a lawyer in Wisconsin where he lives with his wife and children. His flash fiction has been published online in Prime Decimals and The Molotov Cocktail. This piece began as an exercise for an online class with The Writers Studio.
Dawn is a Colorado native with a lifelong passion for reading and writing. A CSU graduate with a degree in Technical Journalism, she dwells in the shadow of Horsetooth Rock.
Paul Luikart is the author of the short story collection Animal Heart (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016) and Brief Instructions (Ghostbird Press, 2017). He and his family live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Kate Lunn-Pigula has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham. She works in a library. Her work has been published by Litro, Idle Ink, The Honest Ulsterman, Other People’s Flowers, Bunbury Magazine, For Books’ Sake, Doll Hospital and Thresholds, amongst others. You can find her at katelunnpigula.wordpress.com and on Instagram @katelunnpigula.
Chad W. Lutz was born on the run and hasn’t stopped. Chad graduated from Kent State University’s English program in 2008 and the MFA program in Prose from Mills College in May 2018. He originally hails from Stow, Ohio, but lives everywhere and anywhere the sky is big and bright and the air smells warm and clean.
Lorette C. Luzajic is an artist and writer from Toronto, Canada. Her prose poetry and small fictions are inspired by art history, travel, memories, and eavesdropping on the world around her. Lorette is the founder and editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a journal devoted to writing inspired by art. Visit her at www.mixedupmedia.ca.