Issue 8 Contributors

Aleph Altman-Mills is an autistic writer who loves swinging and skirts. She has been published in The Legendary, Words Dance, and Mobius, among others. She blogs and posts poetry snippets at really-fucking-confused.tumblr.com.

Megan Giddings is an MFA student at Indiana University and the Executive Editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She has been anthologized in Best of the Web 2014. Her fiction is forthcoming from or has been recently published by matchbook, Wigleaf, Sou’wester, and The Vestal Review.

Judith Grissmer has been published in the Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, the Golden Nib Online Anthology (2010 first place in poetry VA Writers Club), Blue Ridge Anthology (2008/2010 first place in poetry, Blue Ridge Writers Club), Edison Literary Review, The Alembic, Crack the Spine, and Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts.

M. Ann Hull has had work published in 32 Poems, Barrow Street Journal, Mid-American Review, Passages North and Quarterly West amongst others. She has won the Ed Ochester Award for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets Prize. She is a former poetry editor of Black Warrior Review and holds an MFA from the University of Alabama.

Anthony J. Mohr’s work has appeared or is upcoming in California Prose Directory, The Christian Science Monitor, DIAGRAM, Eclectica, Front Porch Journal, Hippocampus, The MacGuffin, War, Literature & the Arts, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Three of his pieces have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. By day he is a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Once upon a time, he was a member of The L.A. Connection, an improv theater group.

David Penn teaches high school English in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and two beautiful cats. He will have an academic article published in Dickens Studies Annual in 2016.

Nick Shoulders believes pockets of the world are haunted, and that from the back of the darkest holler to the most crowded hive of humanity, the ghosts of civilization creep out of the rocks and rubble and create a collective mythology. His work strives to capture the tension between the natural and supernatural, and personify the myth of landscape through absurdity and caricature. Influenced heavily by the eerie backdrop of his native Arkansas hill country and informed by the worlds of street art and cartooning, he tries his best to laugh at the end times and impart personality and madness to everything he sees.

Monique Zamir was born and raised in New York. She now lives in Stillwater whilst she attends an MFA program for poetry in Oklahoma State University. She’s an assistant editor for the Cimarron Review and has her poetry published in Lunch Ticket’s Amuse-Bouche, Gravel Magazine, Josephine Quarterly, and The Light Ekphrastic. She finds the screeches of the subway to be energizing, and, yes, comforting.

 

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Editor: Matthew DeAngelis
Assistant Editor: Chris Krueger
Fiction Editor: Trevor Fuller
Poetry Editor: Jake Russell
Nonfiction Editor: Tiffany Lear
Web Editor: Annmarie Wu
Public Relations Director: Kayla Haas
Readers: Nate Arida, Taylor Gorman, Ciara Hespe, Monique Brown, Jeremy Richard, Benjamin Hojem, Abraham Fitzpatrick, Kiah Baxter-Ferguson, Jackie Moore, Xavia Warren, Bronwen Johnson