Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in many journals, such as the Molotov Cocktail, Jellyfish Review, Asymmetry fiction, the Sunlight Press (Best Small Fictions 2019 nominee), Ghost Parachute, Gone Lawn, Ellipsis Zine, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Bending Genres, Eastern Iowa Review and others.

Carolyn Barnard has been writing for several years, but only just got the nerve to try for publication. She’s in her (very) late twenties and lives in the UK with her husband and dogs. You can find her on Twitter @caba1967a.

Julieanna Blackwell’s work has appeared in several publications including Lunch TicketSlippery Elm Literary Journal, Ragazine, and Burningword Literary Journal.The Naples Daily News published her humorous column of personal essays. She is also an editor for 805 Literary and Arts Journal. A native Chicagoan, she lives in Florida. You can visit her at

Ch’oŭi (1786-1866) was a Korean Buddhist monk given a traditional Confucian education, making him a uniquely trained scholar of his period. Ch’oŭi is considered one of the first pre-eminent experts on the subject of green tea in Korea.

Emily Costa teaches freshmen at Southern Connecticut State University, where she received her MFA. Her writing can be found in Hobart, Barrelhouse, The RS 500, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Memoir Mixtapes, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @emilylauracosta.

Virginia Eggerton is living right outside of DC and working on getting her MFA in fiction. Her work has previously appeared (or is forthcoming) in Honey and Lime Lit and Cease, Cows. You can follow her on twitter at @eggertonhere.

Ian Haight’s collection of poetry, Celadon, won Unicorn Press’ First Book Prize. He is the editor of Zen Questions and Answers from Korea, and with T’ae-yong Hŏ, he is the translator of Borderland Roads: Selected Poems of Kyun Hŏ and Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim—finalist for ALTA’s Stryk Prize—all from White Pine Press. Other awards include Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Translation, and grants from the Daesan Foundation, the Korea Literary Translation Institute, and the Baroboin Buddhist Foundation. For more information please visit

Shadab Zeest Hashmi is the author of poetry collections Kohl and Chalk and Baker of Tarifa. Her latest work, Ghazal Cosmopolitan, is a book of essays and poems exploring the culture and craft of the Ghazal and Qasida forms. Winner of the San Diego Book Award for poetry, the Nazim Hikmet Prize and multiple Pushcart nominations, Zeest Hashmi’s poetry has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu, and has appeared in anthologies and journals worldwide, most recently in World LiteratureToday, Mudlark, POEM, Prairie Schooner and McSweeney’s anthology In the Shape of a Human Body I amVisiting the Earth. She has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. Website:

Sabrina Hicks lives in Arizona. Her work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, Pidgeonholes, Synaesthesia, Barren Magazine, Third Point Press, and other publications. More of her work can be found at

T’ae-yong Hŏ has been awarded translation grants from the Daesan Foundation and Korea Literature Translation Institute. With Ian Haight, he is the co-translator of Borderland Roads: Selected Poems of Kyun Hŏ and Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim. Working from the original classical Korean, T’ae-yong’s translations of Korean poetry have appeared in Runes, New Orleans Review, and Atlanta Review.

Christopher Locke’s essays have appeared in Poets & Writers, The Sun, The Rumpus, Atticus Review, North American Review, Parents, Slice, and Islands, among many others. His latest book is ORDINARY GODS, (Salmon, 2017), a collection of essays and poems detailing 25 years of travel throughout Latin America. You can reach him at

John Meyers’ stories have appeared most recently in Spartan, SmokeLong Quarterly, Threadcount Magazine, Lunch Ticket, and The Laurel Review (forthcoming). John was a 2018 Best Small Fictions nominee and is online @hammeredinmetal.

Mary Thompson works as an Academic English tutor in London. Her work has been published in various places including Ellipsis Zine, Retreat West, Ghost Parachute, LISP, Literary Orphans, New Flash Fiction Review and Pidgeonholes, Elephants Never and Low Light Magazine, and is forthcoming in The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings.

Jennifer Todhunter’s stories have appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Necessary Fiction, CHEAP POP, and elsewhere. Her work has been selected for Best Small Fictions and Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Pidgeonholes. Find her at or @JenTod_.

Leslie Walker Trahan is a writer and editor from Austin, Texas. You can find her on Twitter @lesliewtrahan.

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