Munira Tabassum Ahmed is a poet with work featured or forthcoming in Cordite, the Lifted Brow, Australian Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She co-edits Hyades Magazine.

Michael Battisto is a poet who gets paid to be a chef. His work can be found or forthcoming in About Place Journal, The Shore, TXTOBJX, Frogpond, and Modern Haiku. Born in Chicago, he lived in New York, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas. Now he lives in Oakland, California. Follow him on Twitter @mbattisto3.

Alexander Evans is a writer and teacher who lives and works in the American midwest. He has a sweet and bouncy dog named Otis who is probably barking right now. His small stories have appeared in X-R-A-Y, Pithead Chapel, Milk Candy Review, and more.

Robin George is an English film, TV and stage actor, art model, performance artist, magician and clown – and now a writer!

Naomi Kim is an Asian American writer from south Georgia. Her writing has previously appeared in Lunch Ticket, LETTERS, Deep South Magazine, and Unbroken Journal. Korean is the language she learned first, but English is the language she now knows best.

Margaret King is a Wisconsin author who enjoys penning poetry and flash fiction. Her recent work has appeared in Moonchild Magazine, Nightingale & Sparrow, VampCat Magazine, MookyChick, and Great Lakes Review. She is also the author of the poetry collection, Isthmus.

Jen Knox’s short stories can be found in The Best Small Fictions Anthology and The Saturday Evening Post. Her story collections include Resolutions, After the Gazebo (a Pen/Faulkner nominee), and The Glass City, which won first place in the Prize Americana for Prose. Jen lectures about personal leadership at The Ohio State University and is the owner of Unleash Creatives, a holistic creativity coaching service based in the Midwest. She recently completed her first novel, and she’s celebrating by writing flash fiction.

J. Edward Kruft received his MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College. He is a multiple Best Short Fictions nominee, and his stories have appeared in online and print journals, including Barren Magazine, Lunate and XRAY Literary Magazine, and he is editor-at-large at trampset.  He used to collect Red Rose Tea figurines, and wonders whatever happened to them. He lives with his husband, Mike, and their adopted Siberian Husky, Sasha, in NYC and Sullivan County, NY. His fiction can be found on his web site: and he can be followed on Twitter: @jedwardkruft. (***Editors’ Note: J. Edward Kruft is the first writer to be published three times in MoonPark Review.)

Andrea Marcusa’s work has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Cutbank, River Styx, River Teeth, Citron Review, and others. She’s received recognition in a range of competitions, including Glimmer Train, Raleigh Review, New Letters and Southampton Review. For more information, visit: or see her on Twitter @d_marcusa

Dorothy Rice is the author of two memoirs, GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK (Otis Books, June 2019) and THE RELUCTANT ARTIST (Shanti Arts, 2015). Her essays have been published in Memoir Magazine, Hippocampus, Under the Gum Tree and The Rumpus, among others. Her flash fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and been long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. She co-directs Stories on Stage Sacramento, a literary reading series featuring professional actors, and also works for 916 Ink, a youth literacy nonprofit. You can find Dorothy at, and on twitter at @dorothyrowena.

Erin Schallmoser (she/her) lives in Bellingham, WA and loves the moon. She’s also a poetry/prose editor and staff contributor at The Aurora Journal, editor-in-chief at Gastropoda, and is still figuring out Twitter @dialogofadream. You can read more at

David Starkey served as Santa Barbara’s 2009-2011 Poet Laureate. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City College and the Publisher and Co-editor of Gunpowder Press. His textbook focusing on flash forms, Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief (Bedford/St. Martin’s), will be in its fourth edition in 2021.

Natalie Warther holds a BA from Northeastern University and an MFA from Bennington College. She is a prose reader for GASHER Journal and a finalist in the Smokelong Grand Micro contest. Her most recent fiction has appeared in Hobart After Dark (HAD), X-R-A-Y, and Maudlin House. Natalie lives in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter at @warther_natalie.

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