mojo 17 Contributor Bios

Mikko Harvey is the author of Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit (House of Anansi, 2018). He currently lives in Ithaca, New York.

Amanda Hays is from Allen, Texas, but currently lives and writes in Oklahoma City. She works as an Associate Editor of the Cimarron Review. Her work has appeared in Cheat River Review, Lost Balloon, and Little Patuxent Review and is forthcoming from The Indianapolis Review.

Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flash Fiction Online, The Forge Literary, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Argot Magazine, and other venues. Avra won the 2019 Bacopa Literary Review prize for fiction. You can find her on twitter @avramargariti.

Mehvish is a writer and a filmmaker from Kashmir. Her films have been well received all over the world and they have also won awards. But she considers herself a writer first. She draws most of her inspiration from Kashmir and Jhelum – for her poems, her stories and her films. She firmly believes that any art form sculpted from pain has the power to save us from despair.

Stephen Mruzik is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work can be found on Drunk Monkeys. He is originally from O’Fallon, Illinois and used to work at a pet store. His parents have a Basset Hound.

Christopher X. Ryan is the author of the novel BOGORE, forthcoming in 2020 from J.New Books. In the past year his stories appeared in over twenty journals, and he earned second place in the 2019 Baltimore Review winter contest. Born on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, he now lives in Helsinki, Finland, where he works as a writer, editor, and ghostwriter. He can be found at

Emily Townsend is a recent graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her works have appeared in cream city review, Superstition Review, The Account, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Santa Clara Review, Slippery Elm and others. A nominee for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is currently tinkering with essays and poems in Eugene, Oregon.

Chloe Tsolakoglou is a Greek poet who grew up in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Creative Writing. Currently, Chloe serves as the Anselm Hollo Fellow at Naropa University’s MFA Program. She has worked for a variety of publications, such as Catamaran Literary Magazine, and is presently the Managing Editor for Bombay Gin. Her writing explores the transactional natures of love and violence under late capitalism.

Lee Wilder was raised on the outskirts of Nashville. She attended the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for Creative Writing. Besides
indulging in the latest short story collections, she enjoys inventing craft cocktails and cooking dinner for her friends.

Margaret Yapp lives and works in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in Apartment Poetry, the minnesota review, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere.