Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch), In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press). His work has appeared in Poetry NorthwestConduit, and Cloudbank.

Alicia Bakewell is a short fiction writer living in Western Australia. Her work has recently featured in Spelk Fiction‘s August Summer Read, Ellipsis Zine ‘Three’, and the UK National Flash Fiction Day anthology. Her prize-winning flash fiction piece ‘Barely Casting a Shadow’ features in the Reflex Fiction anthology of the same name. She tweets @lissybakewell and doesn’t always watch her language.

Claire Guyton is a Maine writer, editor, and writing coach. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including CrazyhorseMid-American ReviewRiver StyxThe Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Atticus Review; and in the Maine story anthology Summer Stories (Shanti Arts, 2013). She was a Maine Arts Commission Literary Fellow, and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

David Henson and his wife have lived in Belgium and Hong Kong over the years and now reside in Peoria, Illinois. His work has been nominated for a Best of the Net and has appeared in numerous print and online journals including Bull and Cross, Gravel, Fiction on the Web, Lost Balloon, and Literally Stories. His website is His Twitter is @annalou8.

Minyoung Lee is a writer living in San Francisco, CA with her well-traveled calico cat, Matisse. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Riggwelter, and The Drabble. When she is not writing, Minyoung enjoys looking for hidden oil fields and visiting small towns named after famous places. You can find her at

Benita Le Mahieu lives in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea with her husband and children. She grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada. Benita earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in nursing from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Her fiction has appeared in Cricket Magazine. Benita enjoys reading, writing, and traveling.

DS Levy’s work has been published in Little Fiction (nominated for Pushcart), the Alaska Quarterly Review, Columbia, South Dakota Review, Brevity, The Pinch, and others. Her collection of flash fiction, A Binary Heart, was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press.

Jon Ransom is currently writing his debut novel, The Whale Tattoo, selected for the 2018 Arts Council England TLC Free Read Scheme. His short fiction has appeared in SAND Journal, Foglifter Press, and Lost Balloon. He lives in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of The Blood Trail (forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks). Her stories have recently appeared in Black Candies: The Eighties, Whiskey Paper, Atticus Review and Monkeybicycle, among other places. She is a reader for Paper Darts. Currently living in Southern California with her husband and children, she can be found at or on Twitter @janstinchcomb.

Kathleen Thomas wrote her first story at age seven while searching for shadows.  Many years later she earned an MFA and has been a recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for Writers.  She still searches for shadows as she works in education and health care focused on bridging the creative and healing arts.  Her work has appeared in Apple Valley Review, Warren Wilson Review, The Louisville Review and Kalliope, A Journal of Women’s Literature and Art.

Cathy Ulrich is a writer from Montana. Her work has been published in various journals, including Gone Lawn, Passages North, and Black Warrior Review.

Gina Yates has written two novels and is exploring short fiction during the suspenseful wait for updates from her agent. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where in addition to writing she is the sole proprietor of an eclectic vintage clothing store. Her work has appeared in Ghost Parachute, Typishly, and Literally Stories. She is also the youngest daughter of the late celebrated author Richard Yates.

Julie Zuckerman’s debut novel-in-stories, The Book of Jeremiah, will be published by Press 53 in 2019. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Salt Hill, The SFWP Quarterly, Ellipsis, Sixfold, descant, and The MacGuffin, among others. A native of Connecticut, she now lives in Israel with her husband and four children. She can be found on Twitter at @jbzuckerman.

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