Issue 9 Contributors

Redfern Jon Barrett is author to novels including the upcoming Proud Pink Sky (Amble Press, 2022), a speculative story set in the world’s first LGBTQ+ country. Redfern’s short fiction has appeared in Booth, The Sun Magazine, Passages North, Flash Fiction Online, ParSec, and Nature, while their nonfiction has featured in Guernica, Strange Horizons, and PinkNews. Redfern has a Ph.D. in Literature, is nonbinary, and lives in Berlin with their two partners. Read more at

Jaq Evans is a speculative fiction author based out of Seattle, Washington. She also leads digital engagement strategy for After earning an MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine, Jaq now writes stories about sad people, climate change, and the desire to keep going despite it all. Find more of her work at, and follow her on Twitter @jaqwrites.

Richard Holinger’s books include Kangaroo Rabbits and Galvanized Fences, humorous essays about surviving life in suburbia, and North of Crivitz, poetry focusing on the rural Upper Midwest. His prose and poetry have appeared in The Southern Review, Witness, Boulevard, and have garnered four Pushcart Prize nominations. Degrees include a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UIC. Holinger lives west of Chicago in what’s considered country.

Sarah Hozumi is a translator and rewriter who has lived near Tokyo for about twelve years. Along with having a fantastic time learning Japanese, she loves traveling. To read more short stories she’s had published, along with a blog on Japan and other random thoughts, please visit You can also follow her on Facebook at sarahjhozumi.  

Lee Kelly is the author of the novels City of Savages and A Criminal Magic, and has contributed to Tor.comWriter’s Digest, and other venues. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Lee volunteers with The Climate Reality Project and Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and lives with her family in New Jersey. You can find her on Twitter (@leeykelly), Facebook (, and Instagram (@leeykelly).

Laura Kincaid lives in New Jersey and earned her MA in Writing from Rowan University. Her work has appeared in Twist in Time Magazine, Rlly Bad Poetry Zine, and other publications. In 2018, her poetry received an honorable mention in the Denise Gess Awards. Follow her on Twitter @WizardOfWaffles, Instagram @thealmightypencil, and at

Frances Koziar has published work in over 70 different literary magazines, and she is seeking an agent for NA fantasy novels and diverse children’s fairy tales (PBs). Her prose has appeared in Best Canadian Essays 2021,Wyldblood, and Daily Science Fiction. She is a young (disabled) retiree and a social justice advocate, and she lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Website:

Joshua Jones Lofflin’s writing has appeared in The Best Microfictions 2020, The Best Small Fictions 2019The Cincinnati Review, CRAFT, Paper DartsSmokeLong QuarterlySplit Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Maryland. Find him on Twitter @jnjoneswriter or visit his website:

Erin MacNair is an award winning writer from North Vancouver, B.C. She’s published in The Walrus, EVENT, Pulp Literature, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, and various other journals. She is working on a short story collection and a novel. Find her at, or on twitter @TheErinAngle.

R.E. McAuliffe (preferred pronoun she/her) is an Irish writer based in London. An emerging writer of surreal and horror fiction, she has had work published in The Mechanics’ Institute Review Anthology, Red Cape Publishing’s A-Z of Horror Anthology series, Deadsteam II and Night Terror Novels’ This is not a Horror Story anthology. 

Christi Nogle’s debut novel Beulah is coming in January 2022 by Cemetery Gates Media. You can find her recent and forthcoming short stories in Hermine Annual, Prairie Fire, and Vastarien: A Literary Journal. You can follow Christi on Twitter @christinogle or  

Travis D. Roberson grew up in Central Florida, where he spent most of his youth throwing rocks at snakes and reading comic books. Now settled in Queens, NY, he lives with his wife and his dog. His work has appeared in a number of places, including Hypnos, The Arcanist, Coffin Bell. He’s not particularly fond of social media, but you can follow him on Instagram @trashorphan if you feel so inclined.

Mary Rohrer-Dann is author of Taking the Long Way Home, (Kelsay Books 2021), and La Scaffetta: Poems from the Foundling Drawer (Tempest Productions, Inc., 2011). Find her flash prose and poems in Philadelphia Stories, Clackamas Review, Ekphrastic Review, Panoply, Third Wednesday, South Shore Review, Vestal Review, & elsewhere. A retired educator, she paints, hikes, and volunteers at Rising Hope Stables, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Ridgelines Language Arts. She hates trying to write a sexy bio.    

A.L. Rowser’s stories appear in The Adroit JournalBourbon PennStorm CellarNecessary Fiction, and elsewhere. She lives with her spouse and three cats in Southern California, where she may ghost for others when not writing as herself. You can find her online @

Cristina Trapani-Scott was born and raised in Metro Detroit and now lives in Northern Colorado. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University and serves as the newsletter coordinator for Northern Colorado Writers. Her work has appeared in Hip Mama MagazinePaterson Literary ReviewEntropy Magazine, and Cleaver Magazine, among others. She can be followed on Twitter at @CristinaTrapani and on Instagram at @cristinatrapaniscott.

By day, Dawn Vogel 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. Her steampunk adventure series, Brass and Glass, is available from DefCon One Publishing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at