Issue 9 Contributors

Matt Braynard is currently in the MFA Fiction program at Columbia University in New York. He has previously studied creative writing at George Washington University. He has been published in Antigonish Review and Carrier Pigeon. In 2013, he self-published a collection, Shorter Stories.

Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (Fence Books, 2012), selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She has performed her work at the Pitchfork music festival, the Chicago Art Institute, The Chicago MCA, and as part of the Clark Street Bridge arts series in association with FCB Global. Gamble’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, POETRY, The Believer, jubilat, and Pleiades, and she has written for the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and the culture magazine Fanzine. In 2014, Gamble was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Chicago.

James Gendron is the author of Sexual Boat (Sex Boats) (Octopus Books 2013) and Weirde Sister (Octopus Books 2016). His poems are forthcoming in Tin House and Pinwheel Journal.

With strong roots in folklore, mysticism, and myth, Alex R. Kirzhner crafts his images with a desire for extravagant detail. His artwork, which ranges from portraits to grotesques, is informed as much by art history as it is by popular culture. Alex is also a designer and photographer, and has received multiple acknowledgements; most notably two consecutive Grammy nominations as an Art Director/ Designer, an Art Directors Club-Young Guns award, and an award for outstanding package design from N.A.R.M. Alex is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts, and currently lives and works in New York City.

Erika Price is a writer and social psychologist in Chicago. Their work has appeared in The Toast, The Rumpus, Bacopa Literary Review, Kansas City Voices, and others. Their collection of short essays Ohio Portraits Vol. 1: A Midwestern Micromemoir is available anywhere ebooks are sold.

Sean Shearer is an artist and poet from New Jersey. Recent poems appear in or are forthcoming from Beloit Poetry JournalYemassee, Whiskey Island, among others. His exhibited/published artwork is forthcoming from Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary and is held in the The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Sean serves as the editor-in-chief of BOAAT Press. []

Sara June Woods is an artist, writer, trans woman and Scorpio. She is the author of three books: Sara or the Existence of Fire (Horse Less Press), Wolf Doctors (Artifice Books) and the forthcoming Careful Mountain (Civil Coping Mechanisms, May 2016). She currently lives with her weife in an alley behind a drone store in Toronto. Http://



Editor: Kayla Haas
Assistant Editor: Trevor Fuller
Fiction Editor: Benjamin Hojem
Poetry Editor: Taylor Gorman
Nonfiction Editor: Ciara Hespe
Web Editor: Monique Richardson
Public Relations Director: Shannon Nakai Wingert
Readers: Katie Amundsen, Nicole Byrne, Abe Fitzpatrick, Matt Garner, Toni Loeffler, Shannon Nakai, Kiley Porter, Jeremy Richard, Rhiannon Scharnhorst, Chance Swaim, Noah Trammell, Ellery Wadman-Goetch, Josh Zimmerer