Fiction

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 →

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 →

On the Stone Bridge

LAWRENCE F. FARRAR is a former US diplomat with multiple assignments in Japan as well as postings in Germany, Norway, and Washington, DC. He also lived in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. His stories have appeared more than 50 times in lit magazines, such as The Chaffin Journal, Zone 3, Streetlight,Curbside Splendor E-Zine, Evening Street Review, Big Muddy, Tampa Review Online, O-Dark-Thirty, Jelly Bucket, The MacGuffin,and Green Hills Literary Lantern. His stories often involve people coming up against the customs of a foreign culture. Read more →

True Story

THOMAS KEARNES graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in film writing. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Berkeley Fiction Review, PANK, BULL: Men’s Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, Night Train, Word Riot, Storyglossia, Driftwood Press, Adroit Journal, Eclectica, wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sundog Lit, The Citron Review, The James Franco Review and elsewhere. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Originally from East Texas, he now lives near Houston and works as a cashier. Read more →

Milos

Once a high school math teacher, Andrés left math for an MFA in fiction from The New School. His writing has appeared in The Green Mountains Review, Welter, and The Sand Hill Review among others. He is represented by Lotus Lane Literary. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart. Read more →

The Farmhouse

CAL LOUISE PHOENIX graduated with a BA in English creative writing and sociology from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her immediate plans include the pursuit of an MFA in creative writing. She was the winner of Beecher’s 2015 Contest in nonfiction, and her work has appeared in the likes of Gravel, Cactus Heart, the Apeiron Review, HOUND, and Green Blotter, among others. Away from her desk, she enjoys hand-sewing, attends shul, and resists nihilistic self-sabotage. Read more →