Brook Bhagat’s poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and humor have appeared in Empty Mirror Magazine, Little India, Dămfīno, Nowhere Poetry, Rat’s Ass Review, Peacock Journal, A Story in 100 Words, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, and other journals and anthologies. She has completed a full-length poetry manuscript, is writing a novel, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Planet Journal. She holds an MFA from Lindenwood University and teaches creative writing at a community college. More at

William Cass has had over a hundred short stories appear in a variety of literary magazines such as december, Briar Cliff Review, and Conium Review.  Recently, he was a finalist in short fiction and novella competitions at Glimmer Train and Black Hill Press, received a Pushcart nomination, and won writing contests at and The Examined Life Journal.  He lives in San Diego, California.

Elaine Chiew teaches, edits and writes short fiction. She is the editor/compiler of Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World (New Internationalist, 2015). She has won prizes for her short fiction and also been shortlisted and longlisted in several other competitions, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and named Wigleaf Top 50 twice. Her most recent stories can be found in Unthology 10, East of the Web and New Flash Fiction Review. She is currently based in Singapore and has just completed an M.A. in Asian Art History at Lasalle College of the Arts.

Christopher M. Drew is a short fiction writer from the UK. Most recently, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in TSS Publishing, New Flash Fiction Review, and The National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2018, Ripening. He is an editor at the historical flash fiction journal FlashBack Fiction. You can connect with Chris on Twitter @cmdrew81, or check out his website

Temim Fruchter is a writer who lives in Washington, DC. She believes in stories and hot noodles and queer possibility. She is in the University of Maryland’s MFA program for fiction, and her chapbook, I Wanted Just To Be Soft, came out on Anomalous Press in April 2016. Her work has appeared in [PANK], Brevity,Tupelo Quarterly, YES FEMMES, The Washington City Paper, New South, jmww, Newfound, The Account, and the Tishman Review, among others. More at​

Alyssa Claire Greene is an MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She is a fiction editor for Quarterly West and an editorial assistant for the Lambda Literary Review. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Passages North, Gone Lawn, and Jellyfish Review.

Eimear Laffan is from Ireland. She lives in British Columbia in spite of the snow. Some of her work can be found in Vavaya, Tales From The Forest & The Stony Thursday Book. Find her on Twitter @cadmiumskies.

Ethan Leonard is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s MFA program. Their work is forthcoming with Cotton Xenomorph, and has been included in Five on The FifthReservoirKaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, and others. They’re working on longer fiction and tweeting inconsistently at @autonomousbagel.

Maya Levine has had works published in the Leyla Beban Short Story Contest, Palo Alto Roots magazine, and Enchanted Conversation. She has forthcoming work in FurPlanet and Zoetic Press. She is from Chicago, IL, and lives in Palo Alto, CA. Find more of her work at

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award and was published in March 2018. Her novel The Light Source is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in 2019. Her fiction has been published in Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, Cleaver, The Gettysburg Review, Hobart, New World Writing, Sixfold, and many other journals. She is Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel.

Delvon T. Mattingly, who also goes by D.T. Mattingly, is an emerging fiction writer and PhD student studying epidemiology at the University of Michigan. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiction Pool, Scrutiny Journal, STORGY Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki. Learn more about his work at He tweets here: @Delvonmattingly

Tiffany Meuret is a writer and desert-dweller from Phoenix, Arizona. Her work has been featured in Four Chambers Literary Magazine and the Eunoia Review. Find her online at, or Twitter @TMeuretBooks. Talking points are good coffee and small dogs.

Bradford Philen is the author of the novel Autumn Falls and the short story collection Everything is Insha’Allah. His other work can be found at A recent graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s MFA program, he writes and teaches in the Philippines where he lives with his wife, son, and dog Bear.

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