Amy L. Bethke’s writing has appeared in Literary Mama, MnLIT, Murphy Square, 100 Word Story and Anti-Heroin Chic. She lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with her husband, children and a crazy dog named Cooper.

Faye Brinsmead spent much of her childhood in Michigan and now lives in Australia. Her work has appeared in formercactus, Twist in Time Literary Magazine and Reflex Fiction, among others. Say hi on Twitter @theslithytoves.

J.L. Corbett is the editor of Idle Ink, an online publisher of curious fiction. Her short stories have been featured in Schlock! Webzine, TL;DR Women’s Anthology: Carrying Fire, The Cabinet of Heed, STORGY Magazine and others. She owns more books than she can ever possibly read and doesn’t get out much.

Marisa Crane is a lesbian fiction writer and poet. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jellyfish Review, X-R-A-Y Magazine, Cotton Xenomorph, Maudlin House, Occulum, Pithead Chapel, Okay Donkey, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego with her wife. You can find her on Twitter @marisabcrane.

L Mari Harris lives in Nebraska, where cattle outnumber people 4 to 1. She’s ok with that. Follow her on Twitter @LMariHarris and read more of her work at

Thomas Kearnes graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in film writing. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Gertrude, A cappella Zoo, Split Lip Magazine, Cutthroat, Litro, Berkeley Fiction Review, PANK, BULL: Men’s Fiction, Gulf Stream Magazine, Wraparound South, Night Train, 3:AM Magazine, Pseudopod, Word Riot, Storyglossia, Driftwood Press, Adroit Journal, The Matador Review, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Pidgeonholes, Sundog Lit, The Citron Review and elsewhere. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Originally from East Texas, he now lives near Houston and works as an English tutor at a local community college. His debut collection of short fiction, “Steers and Queers,” is available from Lethe Press.

J. Edward Kruft received his MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in several online and print journals, including Crack the Spine and XRAY Literary Magazine. When he was around ten years old, he walked into a mid-century modern house for the first time. It was love at first sight. He lives in Astoria, NY and Livingston Manor, NY with his husband, Mike, and their adopted Siberian Husky, Sasha. His recent fiction can be found on his Web site: and he tweets (badly) @jedwardkruft.

Jayne Martin is a 2017 Pushcart nominee, 2016 winner of Vestal Review’s VERA award, and a 2017 & 2018 Best Small Fictions nominee. Her work has appeared in Literary Orphans, Spelk, Crack the Spine, Midwestern Gothic, formercactus, MoonPark Review, Blink-Ink, Blue Fifth Review, Bending Genres, Hippocampus and Connotation Press among others. She lives in California where she drinks copious amounts of fine wine and rides horses, though not at the same time. Find her on Twitter @Jayne_Martin.

Ross McMeekin’s stories have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Post Road, Redivider, and Tin House Flash Fiction Fridays. His debut novel, The Hummingbirds, was published by Skyhorse in 2018. He edits the literary journal Spartan.

Ajay Patri is a writer and lawyer from Bangalore, India. His work has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Eunoia Review, Jellyfish Review, Literary Orphans, Molotov Cocktail, among other places.

Alex Pickens grew up in the mountains of Virginia and recently graduated Magna Cum Laude at the age of 33. This year his work appears in outlets such as Pretty Owl Poetry, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Jersey Devil Press, Crack the Spine, and Allegory Ridge, while his flash fiction has been nominated for a Best Microfiction, 2018 anthology. Author of award-winning screenplays, in his spare time he runs in the mountains, reads the Classics, and occasionally stares down an angry bear.

Daryl Scroggins has taught creative writing and literature at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of North Texas, and the Writer’s Garret, in Dallas. He now lives in Marfa, Texas. His most recent book is This Is Not the Way We Came In, a collection of flash fiction and a flash novel (Ravenna Press).

Sam Sommer is the author of RESERVATIONS FOR 4, a one-act play presented as part of the (2012) NYC, Downtown Urban Theatre Festival; BED & BREAKFAST, a gay comedy (2008) NYC Fresh Fruit Festival, and winner of Best Full-Length Play. His novels, JACOBS’ DIARY: Sleeping with the Past, and the sequel, THE THASSOS CONFABULTION, are available from Bold Stokes Books. Sam’s short stories have been published in numerous anthologies over the years. Sam is presently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his husband.

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