Issue 4 Contributors

Peter Alexander is a writer from Ithaca, NY. Since moving to Minnesota for school, he has worked as a communications associate, computer inventory manager, cashier, and escape room operator. He was teaching English overseas before the pandemic. He tweets at @0alexander.

Sway Benns is a writer based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been published by The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Interview Magazine, and others.

Rosaleen Bertolino earned her MA in English/Creative Writing from SFSU. Her short stories have most recently appeared in the New England Review, failbetter, and Litro. Currently living in Mexico, she is a co-founder and host of Prose Café, a monthly reading series based in San Miguel deAllende. She’s just completed a collection of short stories, and is at work on a novel. More information at

M.E. Bronstein is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature who likes to avoid her dissertation by writing speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Miscreations (a Written Backwards anthology), Metaphorosis, and other venues. You can find her at

Allison Brice resides in Washington, DC, where in her day job she attempts to teach people about United States history and mostly fails. At night she writes speculative short stories, creative nonfiction, and whatever else comes to mind. She has stories published or forthcoming in Typehouse and The Furious Gazelle. She’s on Twitter@_allisonbrice_.

Daniel Dagris was born on the mean streets of Las Vegas, raised in the backwoods of Winlock, Washington, and tear-gassed in Thessaloniki, Greece (because, college, right?). His work has received honorable mention from Glimmer Train, and has appeared in the Buckman Journal, Chaleur Magazine, Meat for Tea, and elsewhere. Find out more at

Stephanie Dupal is a Franco-Canadian writer whose fiction received the 2018 Best Prose Award from The Northern Virginia Review. She was named a finalist for the 2019 Rash Award in Fiction from Broad River Review, for the 2019 Sonora Review Essay Contest, and for the 2019 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction. She is completing an MFA in fiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University and she hopes to publish her short story collection, Small Signals and Other Stories, and her novel The Swindlers of Beaumont in the near future.

Suzanne Faber used to write advertising for global brands, a career she enjoyed tremendously until she didn’t. Now she is an aspiring screenwriter and, when the mood strikes, attempts literary fiction. This is her first published work since the inclusion of her paper, Social Class, Tipping and Alcohol Consumption in an Ann Arbor Cocktail Lounge, in a University of Michigan academic journal in 1980.

Meghan E. O’Toole is a queer writer from Illinois. Meghan strives to capture a sense of wonder with her writing. In 2018, she was awarded LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for short fiction, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elmhurst College in 2017 with a degree in English. Currently, she is a graduate student and writing instructor at Western Illinois University.

H.R. Owen is an emerging writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a city far stranger than fiction. They write speculative fiction that plays at the edges of genre, much to the frustration of anyone trying to describe their work (including themselves!)Their writing has appeared in Parallel Worlds, Another North, and Smoke & Tales. Find them on Twitter @callmehagar.

Kristi Petersen Schoonover has always been intrigued by the ends of things. Her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, and she’s the author of the collection The Shadows Behind. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, serves as co-host of the Dark Discussions podcast, and is founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 Orchard. Follow her adventures at or on Facebook at

Rebecca Starks grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and lives in Richmond, Vermont. She is the author of the poetry collections Time Is Always Now (Able Muse Press, 2019) and Fetch, Muse (Able Muse Press, forthcoming fall 2020) and teaches lifelong learners through the University of Vermont. Her short fiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review and Tahoma Literary Review. Website:

Dawn Vogel’s academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-runs a small press, and tries to find time for writing. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at or on Twitter @historyneverwas.

Nancy Kathryn Walecki is an undergraduate at Yale University originally from Topanga Canyon, California. She works as an Editorial Intern for The Believer magazine. Her work has appeared in the Yale Literary Magazine, Yale Daily News, and Yale Herald, but this is her first professional publication. She just started research for her first book about her father’s music store, Westwood Music, which was a gathering place for influential musicians in the 1960s/70s. A first generation Chinese-Canadian,

Isaac Yuen’s short fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in Newfound, Orion, Tahoma Literary Review, Tin House, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Website: Twitter:@ekostories.