Issue 3 Contributors

Shaindel Beers is the author of three full-length poetry collections, A Brief History of Time (2009) and The Children’s War and Other Poems (2013), both from Salt Publishing, and most recently Secure Your Own Mask (2018), which was the winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Learn more at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter.

Stories and essays by Lisa K. Buchanan have appeared in numerous literary journals. She likes a capella choral music, spinach with mango, Downward-Facing Dog, and breaking the Rule of Three.

Mary Byrne is the author of the short story collection Plugging the Causal Breach (Regal House 2019). Her short fiction has been published or broadcast in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. She was born in Ireland and now lives in France. Tweets @BrigitteLOignon. Website:

Cebo Campbell is an award-winning author, poet, and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A natural storyteller, Cebo’s work in fiction is devoted to featuring characters of varying race, sex, and age, unstereotyped, in common narratives. What drives his fiction and his poetry is a single mantra: everyone should both have a hero and be one. Catch snippets of his stories on Instagram.

Ann S. Epstein writes novels, short stories, and memoir. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination for creative nonfiction, the Walter Sullivan prize in fiction, and an Editors’ Choice selection by Historical Novel Review. Her novels are On the Shore, Tazia and Gemma, and A Brain. A Heart. The Nerve. Her stories and nonfiction appear in Sewanee Review, PRISM International, Ascent, The Long Story, Saranac Review, The Madison Review, The Minnesota Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere. Follow her at, and

Corey Ginsberg’s work has most recently appeared in such journals as The Fiddlehead, The Gettysburg Review, The Crab Orchard Review, and Yemassee, among others. Corey currently lives in Mississippi with her three dachshunds, and is pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Stephen Ground is a writer, filmmaker, and graduate of York University with a BA in Theatre and certificate in Community Arts Practice. Post-grad, he moved to a remote, fly-in community in Saskatchewan’s far north for a half-decade, but has since returned south, peddling floors while co-founding Pearson House Films. His work is featured or forthcoming in The Esthetic Apostle, (inparenth), Sky Island Journal, and Thin Air Magazine, or at Follow him on Twitter @sualtmo. 

Jacqueline Guidry’s stories appear most recently in the Tahoma Literary Review and the Ocotillo Review but have also appeared in publications ranging from Spitball and Rosebud to Carve Magazine and The Southampton Review. She is currently drafting a collection centered around economic inequality and hopes to include “Keeping You Good, Little Sister” in that manuscript. She lives in Kansas City but will write anywhere.

Kasandra S. Larsen’s poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Burningword Literary Journal, Black Mountain Press’ 64 Best Poets of 2018, and others. Her full-length poetry manuscript has been a finalist for the 2016 Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry, the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, and the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award.  Her chapbook Stellar Telegram won the 2009 Sheltering Pines Press Award.  A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, this is her first published flash fiction.

Anne McGouran lives in Collingwood, Ontario where she has developed a fascination with ice huts and orchard ladders. Her fiction appears in Emrys Journal, Understorey Magazine, Mslexia, and The Account Journal. Her nonfiction appears in various online journals and is forthcoming in Gargoyle Magazine and Switchgrass Review.

Sidney Muntean is a high school student in the Creative Writing program at Orange County School of the Arts. Her work has received three Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has been published in The Phoenix, The Loud Journal, and Sunspot Lit. Sidney also likes to dabble in performance poetry, as she won 3rd place with her team in the slam poetry competition OC RYSE. 

Cecilia Pinto has been writing most of her life. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies. Recent stories, that are similar in sense and sound to the one here, have appeared in Coffin Bell and Jet Fuel Review.

Dave V. Riser is a queer cryptid currently enrolled at UW Madison, pursuing a major in English Literature and minor in Dishwashing. Find him on twitter under @davevriser. 

Amy Dawson Robertson is a writer in Washington, DC. She is the author of two thrillers and two romantic comedy novellas. She likes to walk and think about food and wine.

MM Schreier is a classically trained vocalist who took up writing as therapy for a mid-life crisis. Whether contemporary or speculative fiction, favorite stories are rich in sensory details and weird twists. A firm believer that people are not always exclusively right- or left-brained, in addition to creative pursuits Schreier manages a robotics company and tutors maths and science to at-risk youth. Follow on Twitter @NoD1v1ng, Facebook or on the web at

Kate Sullivan writes short fiction, teaches creative writing, and has worked in journalism and publishing. She manages the nonprofit Florida Chapter and is an editor in St. Petersburg, Florida. Personal social media: LinkedIn.

Jean Synodinos is a performing songwriter, artist, and emerging writer in Austin, TX. She teaches guitar and songwriting to incarcerated men and women, and she recently adopted a freakishly intelligent husky-terrier mix. Thankfully, the dog doesn’t have opposable thumbs. Find her at or on Twitter @jeansynodinos and Instagram @jeansynodinos.

Meredith Wadley lives and works in a small medieval town on the Swiss side of the Rhine River. Her fiction has been published in Bartleby SnopesMash Stories, and upstream thirteen.

Conor Watson emigrated in 2006 from Scotland to Germany,where he works as a soil scientist at a university. In 2016 he established a creative
writing group in his adopted hometown of Kleve. He has previously had work published in Pushing Out The Boat, Orca, and Gutter.

Amanda Yskamp’s work has appeared in such magazines as Threepenny Review, Hayden Review, caketrain, Redivider, and The Georgia Review. She lives on the 10-year flood plain of the Russian River, where she teaches writing from her online schoolhouse.