Issue 5 Contributors
Russ Bickerstaff is a professional theater and comic book critic and aspiring author living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and two daughters. His short fictions have appeared in over 30 different publications including Hypertext Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine, Sein und Werden, and Theme of Absence.
Mark Anthony Cayanan is from the Philippines. They obtained an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and are a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. Among their publications are the poetry books Narcissus (Ateneo de Manila UP, 2011) and Except You Enthrall Me (U of the Philippines P, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Foglifter, The Spectacle, Cordite, Crab Orchard Review, and Lana Turner. A recipient of fellowships to Civitella Ranieri and Villa Sarkia, they teach literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University.
James la Vigne is a fiction writer and accused poet with a background in mathematics. He currently lives in Seattle, where he polishes a collection of five antique doorknobs. Plans are underway to acquire a sixth. His fiction is published or forthcoming in Cardinal Sins, Literary Heist, Metaworker, Modern Literature, and Gray Sparrow
Jennifer Lang's flash has appeared in Miracle Monocle, The Tishman Review, Pithead Chapel, Gravel, CHEAP POP (stay tuned) and on Brevity's One-Minute Memoir. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves as Assistant Editor for Brevity. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she now lives and writes in Israel, where she is either at her desk fiddling with words or on her yoga mat figuring out Triangle pose.
Jennifer Moore is a freelance writer and children’s author from Devon, in the UK. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Guardian, Mslexia, Other Poetry and Short Fiction, and she is a previous winner of both the Commonwealth Short Story Competition and the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest. Her middle grade time-travelling comedy, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans, will be published by Maverick at the end of October 2019. Find her online at jennifermoore.wordpress.com or on Twitter @JennyWriteMoore.
Christopher Aslan Overfelt lives and works on the empty plains of Kansas. In the summertime he grows cucumbers and in the winters he takes attendance at the local high school.
Sarah Peploe’s short stories have appeared in various anthologies (Snowbooks’ Game Over, Martian Migraine's CHTHONIC, Hic Dragones’ Hauntings and the forthcoming Nothing anthology), journals (NonBinary Review #13: Urban Legends from Snopes.com; Body Parts 8: Killer Clowns and Freak Shows) and Krampus-flavoured Christmas crackers (Tiny Owl Workshop’s Krampus Crackers project). She has illustrated poetry collections for Manchester-based poets Anna Percy and John G Hall, and she also produces comics as part of Mindstain Comics co-operative. She lives in York and tweets @peplovna.
Mariana Samuda is from Jamaica. She is a graduate of Chapman University’s MFA program. She has previously published work in Atticus Review, Moko Magazine, and Black Fox Literary Magazine.