Jeff Burt lives in Central California. He has work in Per Contra, Clare Literary Journal, and won the 2016 Consequence Magazine Fiction Prize.

Christina Dalcher is a theoretical linguist from the Land of Styron and Barbecue, where she writes, teaches, and channels Shirley Jackson. Find her work in Split Lip Magazine, Whiskey Paper, and New South Journal, among others. Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency represents her novels., @CVDalcher.

Christopher M. Drew is a flash fiction writer from the UK. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Third Point Press, Spelk, (b)OINK zine, Firefly Magazine, Flash Frontier, Ellipsis Zine, formercactus, Bath Flash Fiction, and others. You can connect with Chris at, or on Twitter @cmdrew81.

Melissa Goode’s work has recently appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, WhiskeyPaper, New World Writing, Split Lip Magazine, matchbook, Blue Fifth Review, (b)OINK, and Jellyfish Review, among others. One of her short stories has been made into a film by the production company, Jungle. Her novel manuscript “What we have become” was selected by Random House in 2016 for a fellowship with Varuna, the National Writers’ House in Australia. She lives in Australia. You can find her here: and at

Michael Harshbarger was born in Illinois, and now works and lives in Southern Indiana with his family. He loves to read and likes to try to write. His writing has been featured in the following literary journals or magazines: MUSE, Crab Fat Magazine, Oyster River Pages, and Junto Magazine. Harshbarger also writes about sports for He would like to thank Danielle, Reese, and Josie for existing. To all his friends and family who took the time to read his writing, Harshbarger would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. He believes the answer to any and every question is 42.

Dennis Scott Herbert is dangerous. He is a graduate of Mankato’s MFA program and winner of the Toy Wilson Blethen Fine Arts award. His writing was recently featured on Fear No Lit’s Show Your Work podcast and has appeared in Paper Darts, Squalorly, the Minnesota Review, Smokelong Quarterly, and Hobart among others. He currently lives and writes in Lancaster, PA.

Michele Finn Johnson’s stories and essays have appeared in Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, The Adroit Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. Michele lives in Tucson and is working on a flash fiction and a creative nonfiction collection. More at; on Twitter @m_finn_johnson.

Gaynor Jones is a freelance writer from Manchester UK. Some of her stories can be found in Ellipsis Zine, The Occulum and Flash Frontier. She tweets at @jonzeywriter.

Charles Lennox lives and loves in Orange, CA.

C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in such places as Wyvern Lit,  Rattle, Word Riot, The Cimarron Review, and The Colorado Review. He is a Pushcart prize nominee. In the past, he has also lived in New York and Ohio.

Ben Slotky’s first novel, Red Hot Dogs, White Gravy was published by Chiasmus in 2010 and was re-released by Widow & Orphan in 2017. His work has appeared in Numero Cinq, The Santa Monica Review, Golden Handcuffs Review, McSweeney’s, Hobart, Juked, Jellyfish Review, Barrelhouse, and many other publications. “It Is Cold and Night” is from his new novel, A Wave, A Wash. He lives in Bloomington, IL with his wife and six sons.

Jan Elman Stout’s fiction has been published in Literary OrphansJournal of Compressed Creative ArtsShotgun HoneyThe AirgonautJellyfish Review(b)OINK, Crack the Spine and elsewhere. She was finalist in Midwestern Gothic’s 2016 Summer Flash Fiction Contest. Her flash was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017 and 2018. She is a reader for SmokeLong Quarterly. Jan lives with her husband in Washington, DC.

Liz Falkingham Temple is a journalist and writer based in rural East Yorkshire, England. Her work has appeared online and in print, including in the latest Bath Flash Fiction anthology, and she was shortlisted for the Oct 2017 Bath Flash Fiction Award. She can be found on Twitter @JournoLizF.



Featured Artist:  Kat Wilson spent the last twenty-two years as a massage therapist and Grammy. After moving to the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, she has been trying her hand at photography.


Cover Photograph by Kat Wilson

Photography & Digital Images by Lesley C. Weston

Web Development, Art Direction, & Digital Image for “It Is Cold and Night” by Mary Lynn Reed