Issue 11 Contributors

J. R. Chapple is an artist and writer living in Vancouver, B.C. New to the literary world, her previous stories were crafted from movement, words, sculpture and sound. 

Colby Devitt is the CEO of Catch the Sun Media, a digital marketing consultancy. She is currently completing a novel (speculative YA). Recently selected as a Margaret Atwood Practical Utopias fellow, Colby has written articles for Yes! Magazine and created @risingwild, an Instagram account showcasing art and words about climate change. She lives in Los Angeles where she hikes, bikes and is a climate advocate. You can find her @colbydevitt.

Mindy Friddle’s short stories have appeared in storySouth, Sinking City, LitMag, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Southern Humanities Review, Gateway Review, and many others. She is the author of the novels The Garden Angel, selected for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers, and Secret Keepers, winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction. Mindy’s third novel, Her Best Self, is forthcoming in 2024 from Regal House. She lives on Edisto Island, in South Carolina.

Ah-reum Han received her MFA in Fiction from George Mason University. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in StoryQuarterly, Electric Lit, Asymptote, Flyway, and Fugue, among others. Her work has been recognized in the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017, distinguished mention in The Best American Short Stories 2018, and Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train. Twitter: @airrum

Jennifer Lee is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins MA Writing Program. Her work has appeared in JMWW, Phoebe, Bellevue Literary Review, The Greensboro Review, Monkey­bicycle, and elsewhere. Her work has won the Maryland Writers’ Association short fiction prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Award. She is currently hard at work on a looming science fiction project, among other things. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches middle school math and pursues her interests. Links to several of her short stories can be found at her website:

Liza Olson is the author of the novels Here’s Waldo, The Brother We Share, and Afterglow. She’s also the Editor-in-Chief of (mac)ro(mic). A Best Small Fictions nominee, finalist for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award, and 2021 Wigleaf longlister in and from Chicagoland, she’s been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Fiction Southeast, and other fine places. Find her online at or on Twitter @lizaolsonbooks.

Katelyn Pike is a writer and teacher based in the Pacific Northwest. Send all hiking trail and horror movie recommendations to @PIKE_s_peak on Twitter.

Jessica Powell is the author of the fiction novel, The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. Her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in The New York Times, WIRED, Alaska Quarterly Review, terraform, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco and builds music software. You can find her on Twitter @themoko.

Ryan Price lives in Northern New Jersey and works at a therapeutic farm for individuals with disabilities. He studied fiction at the University of Southern Mississippi and has been published by the Beloit Fiction Journal and Pacifica Literary Review. His work is forthcoming from Big Muddy. He serves as the Fiction/Poetry Editor for the online literary journal Alluvian.

Kristie Redfield is an MFA candidate at Bennington Writing Seminars. In 2021, she was a finalist in the Salamander Fiction Contest and the New South Annual Writing Contest and she received an honorable mention in The Cincinnati Review’s Robert and Adele Schiff Awards. “When You’re Expecting” is her first published story. 

Chelsea Sutton is an Emmy-nominated playwright, fiction writer, screenwriter, and director. She was a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow and is member of the 2022 Clarion UCSD Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. Chelsea was a 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference Playwright Fellow and a Humanitas PlayLA award winner. Her fiction has also appeared in Bourbon Penn, CRAFT Literary, F(riction), Speculative City, and more. She holds an MFA from UC Riverside. TW: @wthcoffeespoons

Roger Topp led prior lives as an oceanographer and a national champion fencer, received an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and built a house in the boreal forest. He currently directs exhibits for the UA Museum of the North. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Into the Void, Bennington Review, Zyzzyva, and West Branch. For a complete list of work published and forthcoming, visit and @toppworld on Twitter and Instagram.

More than one hundred of Gregory J. Wolos’s short stories, including many award winners, have appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, Georgia Review and The Pinch. Gregory’s full-length collections include Women of Consequence (Regal House Books, 2019), Dear Everyone (Duck Lake Books, 2020), The Thing About Men (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming, 2022), and The Green Ray and Other Stories (Scantic Books, forthcoming, 2022). His debut novel, Kika Kong vs. the Dead White Males (Adelaide Books), will be released in 2022. For full lists of Gregory’s publications and commendations, visit