Issue 11 Contributors

Precious Arinze is an undergrad student, freelance writer, studying law at the University of Benin, Nigeria. When she’s not writing, she’s elbow deep in the pages of books or making some of the world’s finest spaghetti. She has her hands in bits of everything. Her work is forthcoming in various magazines and literary journals.

Mark DeCarteret has appeared next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a high test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book, and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated anthology.

Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, journalist and editor. His fiction has appeared in more than a dozen publications including the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, and Steam Ticket. He is also the author of nonfiction books including “Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections,” “Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries,” and “The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias.” He is a veteran journalist published in Mother Jones, the New Republic, the Chicago Tribune, Mental_Floss, National Geographic Traveler and dozens of other local, national and international publications.

Mark Gosztyla‘s poems have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in Barn Owl Review, LUMINA, Salamander, Transom, and Whiskey Island Magazine. He studied poetry in the University of New Hampshire’s MFA program and has taught at Choate Rosemary Hall, Tufts University, and the University of New Hampshire. Mark lives in Wallingford, CT, with his wife and family.

Janne Karlsson is an insanely productive artist from Linköping, Sweden. When he’s not busy drawing twisted stuff he’s working in the psychiatric health care. Please visit his artsy fartsy blog or maybe buy some of his books at his website

Claire Polders is a Dutch author of four novels. Her short prose has appeared in anthologies and magazines in print and online, most recently in Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Okey-PankyPrairie Schooner (blog), and Jellyfish Review. Her first novel in English is on the way. Find her at @clairepolders or

Rushda Rafeek is currently based in Sri Lanka. She serves as a Fiction Editor for The Missing Slate magazine. Her works have appeared/are forthcoming in Yellow Chair Review, Through The Gate, Visual Verse, Monkey Bicycle, Asia Literary Review,The Mandala Journal, among others.

Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Moon City Review, Storm Cellar, Juked, Parcel, Lunch Ticket and others. She likes to read three books at the same time and is an Electrical Engineer by profession.


Editor in Chief | Nicole Byrne

Assistant Editor | Abraham Fitzpatrick

Poetry Editor | Jeremy Richard

Fiction Editor | Rhiannon Scharnhorst

Nonfiction Editor | Katie Amundsen

Web Editor | Jesse Allen