Elizabeth Powell

Heroine Graveyard

JULIA EDINGER is an emerging writer who has published work in “Mind Murals”, “The Buzz Book”, “The Mill”, and “Bridge”. She will be receiving an English degree from The University of Toledo in May, 2018. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society. She is currently seeking a job in publishing. For more information, visit juliaedinger.wixsite.com/write. Read more →

Ms. Lonelyhearts

WHITNEY COLLINS‘s fiction appears in New Limestone Review, Grist, LUMINA, and The Pinch and is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, The Gateway Review, and Moon City Review. She lives in Kentucky where she is an MFA student at Spalding University. Read more →

Incoming Light

JENNIFER MAKOWSKY earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women, The Portland Review, Gargoyle, and is forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review. Currently she resides in Tucson, AZ where she teaches English to refugees. Read more →

Like Seeds We Fall Away

STEPHEN HERMAN holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, U. Mass., Amherst. He taught Creative Writing and Poetry at City College of San Francisco for 12 years. In 2012, he published Night Visions, awarded Gold Seal of Literary Excellence. He also won First Prize in San Francisco Writers’ Contest in 2013. He was appointed to the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco and served for two years. In 2010 he retired from City College of San Francisco as Associate Vice Chancellor. Read more →

My Mother was Fathered by Death

KARA GOUGHNOR is a writer, photographer, and documentarian living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published of forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pendulum Literary Magazine, The Insider, and the Girls/GIrls/Girls! Zine. She lives with her black cat, Lacey, and her watermelon plant, Magneto. Read more →

Sin City

NIA KB is a queer black poet and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her B.A. in writing and journalism at Texas Christian University and is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. You can read her work at Eleven40Seven, Z Publishing and elsewhere. Read more →

Drowning Lesson

KATE GARKLAVS lives and works in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Juked, apt, NOO Journal, Tammy, and The Airgonaut, among other places. She earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her first chapbook (“Diffusely Yours”) is forthcoming from Bottlecap Press. Read more →

Terrarium

LINDSAY D’ANDREA is a writer based in the Boston area, where she also works in book production and coaches youth soccer. You can find more of her recent work online at Noble Gas Quarterly, Longleaf Review, and The Collapsar. Connect on Twitter and Instagram @Lindszd. Read more →

Stigma

JOHN CASEY graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 and earned a Master of Arts from Florida State University in 1994. A 22-year Veteran, John served globally as a tactical airlift and developmental test pilot, and later as an international affairs strategist and military diplomat in Germany, Ethiopia, and at the Pentagon. John’s work has appeared in Into The Void Magazine, The Remembered Arts Journal, Anapest Journal, and elsewhere. His writing is inspired by the incredible spectrum of people and cultures he has experienced throughout his life. Read more →