Manijeh Badiozamani is a literary non-fiction writer. She writes mostly about her experiences growing up in Tehran, Iran, where she was born. Her short stories and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies and on the Web. She is a retired professor of English, and is currently working on a collection of short stories: "Family Tales from Tehran", and a non-fiction, "A Year in Middle America, Letters to My Parents." She lives in Florida.
Mark was born to itinerant Irish parents which set the scene for a restless life. Like the Gypsy, he couldn´t accept the moribund values of a soulless society, what passed for important or posed as spiritual. The resulting roller-coaster of experience and inner conflict eventually gave way to a love of the simple sense of nature that he now lives - the best he can - as a form of meditation. He expresses his ongoing exploration of nature´s spiritual value through his writing and pictures at www.beingmark.com
Jean Biegun´s poems have appeared in MOBIUS: THE POETRY MAGAZINE, AFTER HOURS: A JOURNAL OF CHICAGO WRITING AND ART, FOX CRY REVIEW, PRESENCE: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, WISCONSIN POETS CALENDAR, GOOSE RIVER ANTHOLOGY and other places. In 2004, she left Chicago for a small Wisconsin town to escape the 5 Big City C´s: cars, concrete, crowds, consumerism, and crime. So far, pretty good.
Susan Bloch is a freelance writer living in Seattle. Her essay “The Mumbai Massacre” (Blue Lyra Review) received notable mention in Best American Essays 2017. Her writing has also appeared in Tikkun, The Huffington Post, Quail Bell Magazine, Entropy Magazine, The Citron Review, Pif Maganzine, and Secret Histories, among others. You can find more of her work at susanblochwriter.com.
Jeff Burt has work in Atticus Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Amarillo Bay, and Across the Margins. He enjoys the delicious imbecility of conscious life.
Nick Bush is an associate professor of English at Motlow State Community College and an English PhD student at Middle Tennessee State Univerisity as well as a standup comic in Nashville who writes fiction and poetry when he´s not watching the Titans or cooking low carb meals. He co-hosts the "Nick & Garrett Get Serious about Jokes" podcast and co-edits the Mosaic literary magazine.
Christine likes to take photographs and play with them on the computer. She dedicates her work to her muse and longtime friend.
Kieron is a Northern Ireland based street photographer and creative writer with a penchant for travel. The majority of Kieron´s images are in black in white to capture emotion and most his writing is influenced by real life experiences.
With an interest in helping individuals showcase talents, Kieron is trying to work with community organisations to help provide the platform people need to share their creative side.
Some of his work can be found at callowexplorer.com
Victoria Crawford is a traveler and wandering poet and teacher, who considers Monterey, California as home, but has lived overseas for almost half of her life in various countries. She has appeared as the featured poet at the Magic Poetry Theatre and her poems have been published in journals such as The Lyric, Cargo Literary, Pacific Poetry, Coldnoon, and Hawaii Pacific Review.
Francis Currier lives near the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband and three of their five sons. She poorly balances her time between family, farming, Halloween plans, and writing. Visit Francis at www.franciscurrier.com.
Elizabeth is just starting out on her photographic journey. With hopes of finishing up her certification in photography by the end of the year, she is currently going to school for business and hopes to start her own studio.
Viewing life through a lens has allowed Carol to see light, people, places and things with fresh eyes. She is the Coordinator of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photographers who volunteer to photograph historic sites throughout the area. Carol’s images have been juried, displayed and awarded in area art exhibits. Her work has been shown in New England Wildflower Magazine, Yankee Magazine online, five Blackstone River Corridor calendars, and 9 Mused issues. CarolDandradePhoto.smugmug.com
Terry Dawley resides in the snowbelt of Erie, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in Pithead Chapel, The Cleveland Review, Soft Cartel and Law Enforcement Today. He is an award winner of the Writer´s Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition and a five-time award winner of the Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest.
Leslie Dianne is a poet, novelist, screenwriter, playwright & performer whose work has been acclaimed internationally in places such as The Harrogate Fringe Festival in the UK, The International Arts Festival in Tuscany, Italy & at La Mama, ETC in NYC. Her stage plays have been produced in numerous NYC theaters & her poems have appeared in The Pangolin Review, The Esthetic Apostle, Pop Shot & Ink and Voices & are forthcoming in S/tick, Rue Scribe, Raw Journal of Arts & Furtive Dalliance.
Stacie is a writer, mother and unabashed dreamer who reads poetry by moonlight and dreams of traveling beyond the stars. Fueled by hazelnut coffee, dark chocolate and red wine, she´s currently writing her next children´s fantasy in The Dream Chronicles series. She lives north of New Orleans with her family and two adorable cats, Ollie & Oreo - writing, mothering, and dreaming. Visit Stacie´s Blog: www.writerstacieeirich.blogspot.com
A late-comer to art photography, Bob spent his early career working in engineering. He finds that creating something from nothing gives a tremendous rush. Bob strongly believes in taking the subject ‘as-is’ - no posing, no moving of the subject matter. It is capturing the essential essence of the subject matter that is vital to him. As well as photography, Bob is also a keen sculptor and abstract painter. Visit ArckArts.com or follow on FaceBook.
Nuno was born and grew up in sunny Lisbon being inspired by the ocean. He left Lisbon for Amsterdam where he settled by the canals. He is a book lover dabbling in the world of poetry. When not writing, he likes to bike from museum to bookstore and back, looking for inspiration.
Meagan is a Massachusetts based self-taught photographer who enjoys finding beauty in the everyday. Photography has really opened her eyes to the world around her, and she loves to focus on the details that often go unnoticed. When she’s not behind the lens or at her day job, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. For more of Meagan’s work, visit her on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/meaganfediganphotography/
Deborah Guzzi is a healing facilitator, through touch & the written word. Her third book The Hurricane is available through Prolific Press. Her poetry appears in Journals & Literary Reviews in the UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Greece, France, India & dozens in the USA
Dixon Hearne is the author of several books, including: Delta Flats: Stories in the Key of Blues and Hope; Plainspeak (poetry); Native Voices, Native Lands; and Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South. His work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart, as well as the Hemingway/PEN award, and won the Creative Spirit Award-Platinum for fiction. Other work appears in Louisiana Literature, Tulane Review, Cream City Review, New Plains Review and elsewhere. Visit www.dixonhearne.com
Lori Hetherington grew up in California and has spent nearly her entire adult life in Florence Italy where she works as an Italian to English translator, writing other people´s words. She works on a wide variety of texts, from scientific articles to historical and literary fiction, 19th century Tuscan tales, and an occasional contemporary romance. However, she also enjoys writing her own words when she gets the chance. For more information about her work visit www.lhetheringtontranslation.com.
Stella B. James runs on coffee, chaos, and Southern sass.
Dawid Juraszek is a lecturer in literature and culture of English-speaking countries at a university in Guangzhou, China. His academic background is in English, translation studies, educational leadership, international relations, and environmental management. A published novelist, his fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in a variety of outlets in his native Poland, Japan, the US, the UK, and Australia.
Now retired, Bernadine gardens, dabbles in watercolor, and concentrates on writing but lately feels emotionally drawn to politics. Her degrees in Art and Education led to careers in Interior Design; elementary, special and adult education; and licensure in Real Estate. Since submitting in June, 2016, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction and poetry have been published in an assortment of journals both on-line and in print. She lives in St. Paul, MN, with her husband near their daughter.
Marylou Mansfield is a full time resident of Cape Cod. She currently shares in two writing groups located in Orleans, Ma, Dune Hollow Writers, and COA Writers. Marylou contributed to the e-book anthology, SHADOW & LIGHT, published by Provincetown Public Press in 2013, compiled by the Women of Dune Hollow Writers. She has read pieces from the anthology in Provincetown and Chatham. Marylou has enjoyed reading her poetry on Senior View, a program highlighted on HCAM-TV in Hopkinton Ma.
Anne Moul is a retired music educator, happily enjoying her second act as a writer. Her essays have been published in Episcopal Café, Hippocampus, the Pennsylvania Music Educators News and she recently won first place for non-fiction in the 2018 Pennwriters writing contest. She lives in south-central Pennsylvania with her husband and several high-maintenance pets. Her blog may be found at www.secondactstories.com.
Writing poetry and short fiction for over fifty years, Jerry hopes to eventually get skilled at it. He currently works at devoting his time to writing, painting, and travel. Previous careers include a Lockheed-Martin Space Launch Systems engineer and twenty years in the United States Navy Submarine Service. He regrets that he has not yet visited the last continent, Antarctica, nor had an opportunity to spend time on the International Space Station.
Linda was former graphic designer who worked in Boston and freelanced in the Worcester area. She was fortunate to be one of ten photographers from Arts Worcester to show their work for a year at the Fitchburg Art Museum. She now works outdoors and continues to photograph the wonders around us.
Beth O’Brien is a third year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham. She has published poems with Foxglove Journal and Nine Muses Poetry, and is a reviewer for Mad Hatter Reviews and Riggwelter Press. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, travelling, and snacks.
Janet M Powers
Janet M. Powers, Professor Emerita at Gettysburg College,taught South Asian literature and civilization, women’s studies and peace studies for 49 years. She has published poetry in many small journals, including Earth’s Daughters, The Poeming Pigeon and The Little Red Tree Anthology. Her chapbook, Difficult to Subdue as the Wind, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009. This old lady still writes poetry and stands on street corners with signs -- trying to change our sorry world.
Lawrence is a retired Silicon Valley tech writer who has been pursuing both freelance photography and creative writing as artistic outlets for over 20 years. More free time has allowed him to refine his avocational efforts and develop a website (www.miroerarts.com) dedicated to his efforts. Please visit and enjoy. Questions or comments can be posted to his miroerarts gmail account.
Angie Reitlinger is an Austrian-American blogger and freelance writer, editor and translator who currently resides in the lovely city of Vienna. She has written ever since she was able to do so and her work covers non-fiction, novels, short stories and songwriting. When she is not writing, you can find her nestled up somewhere with a book or baking high-calorie cakes in her kitchen. Her blog is available on https://floatingtheboat.weebly.com/ where she shares thoughts, recipes and reviews.
Marcie Roman lives in the Chicago area where she works in theater and film production. Her stories have appeared in Black Fox Literary Magazine, The Gravity of the Thing, and Blotterature. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Judy Salz contributed the work entitled Sunset Pines.
Sally Sandler’s transcendent poetry brings fresh insight into the passage of time and its effects on fellow Baby Boomers—their shared experiences of aging, losing their parents, gaining grandchildren, paying more attention, recollecting and reminiscing. Sandler is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has lived in San Diego for over forty years. She is a docent and historian at the San Diego Botanic Garden, as well as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother of four. www.sallysandler.com
Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, editor and author with 18 publications: Six collections of poetry; two of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism; a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were included in the landmark UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in 2015.
Born in Maryland, Lisa Shea has been contentedly nestled in the rolling hills and mossy forests of Massachusetts since 1995. She is drawn to the ocean and cherishes quiet evenings as the orange glow of sunset glistens across wooden docks. Lisa relishes the challenge of conveying meaning and memorable characters in a measured bounding of time and space. Her stories, poems, and images celebrate natural beauty and serenity. Enjoy thousands of her photos at http://www.lisashea.com
John Smistad contributed the work Eternal Vista.
Dennis creates images of life and nature to fulfill his need to experience, share, and preserve what he finds beautiful. He travels throughout the Eastern US and Europe creating photos and paintings of his travels.
He learned the basics of photography, composition, technique, and darkroom from his Dad. He favors Pictorialism over Modernism and reflects that in both his photography and painting.
Dennis lives in Uxbridge Massachusetts and his works can be seen at www.densmith.com
Linda Spear contributed the work Bulldog Day Afternoon.
Amanda Steel is a multi-genre author, sometimes writing under the pen name, Aleesha Black. She is also the co-host of the monthly book review podcast "Reading in Bed!". Her website is www.amandasteelwriter.com
Craig W. Steele
Craig W. Steele is a professor of biology and health sciences at Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania. In his continuing quest to become a widely-read unknown poet, his poems most recently appear or are forthcoming in The Lyric, Oracle Fine Arts Review, Mused: the BellaOnline Literary Review, The Literary Nest, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, The Fib Review and Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. He continues to write poetry as “The Writer’s Poet” for Extra Innings online.
Miriam Thor graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2012 with a degree in American Sign Language and elementary education. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and cats. Her previous publications include a young adult fantasy novella entitled Wish Granted and short stories in Edify Fiction, Youth Imagination, and TWJ Magazine. You can learn more about her at https://miriamthor17.wixsite.com/author.
Lee Triplett is a poet, voracious reader, seeker, bipolar depressive, pianist, queer, and South Carolinian. A student of poetry, piano performance, and computer science in college, she immerses herself in poets to whom she is drawn. Her poetry has been published in Amethyst Review and she currently lives in Tega Cay, South Carolina.
Bijou Zhou grew up in China´s Hunan province. Having first learned painting from a local artist, she went on to receive a degree in Fine Arts from Hunan University of Science and Technology, before moving to the USA to study English at Kennesaw State University. She now lives in Changsha, China.
Eric Michael Bovim
Eric Michael Bovim submitted the work Catalan Gothic.
Fred Cheney submitted the work Dry.
Catherine has been battling Ankylosing Spondylitis since she was in high school. A former elementary school teacher, Catherine has also taught writing at Emerson College and ESL writing at Urban College in Boston. Currently she is living with her family in Frederick and she is working on a YA novel. Catherine volunteers as an ESL Coordinator with the Literacy Council of Frederick County and she is very passionate about adult literacy.
Matthew Roy Davey
Matthew Roy Davey lives in Bristol, England. He has won the Dark Tales and The Observer short story competitions and been long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction award and the Reflex Flash Fiction competition. He has recently been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His short story ‘Waving at Trains’ has been translated into Mandarin and Slovenian. Matthew is also an occasional lyricist for prog-rock weirdos Schnauser. He has no hobbies. https://matthewroydavey.wordpress.com/
Daniel de Culla
Daniel de Culla submitted the work Goddess.
Maria DePaul is a Washington, DC-based writer who draws inspiration from the beauty -- and sometimes horror -- of the world around us. Her work has been featured in: Akashic´s Terrible Twosdays; Aphelion; The Future Fire; Dual Coast Magazine; Haiku Journal; Haikuniverse; The Horror Zine; Illumen; Inwood Indiana; Luna Station Quarterly; Nature Writing; Violet Windows; Plum Tree Tavern; Poetry Quarterly; Scifaiquest; Speculative 66; Three Line Poetry; The Review Review; and Wax Poetry and Art.
Leslie Dianne submitted the work Des Moines Jones.
David Edwards was born, and continues to live, in Muncie, Indiana.
Lee Evans was born in Maryland, spent most of his life in that state, and is currently living in Bath, Maine. His poems have appeared in such journals as Contemporary Rhyme, The Golden Lantern, The Road Not Taken and The Deronda Review. He has produced two poetry collections, Maryland Weather and Nor’easter, which are available on Lulu.com.
Neil Dana Gluckin
Neil Dana Gluckin submitted the work Authority.
Kate Hodges submitted the work Through the Looking Puddle.
Allison Huang submitted the work Thoughts on a Subway.
Joan Hunt contributed the work A Fatal Romance.
Kimberly Behre Kenna
After many years of teaching children, Kimberly now writes for children full time. Genres include poetry, flash fiction, plays, and most recently, middle grade novels. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in American Writers Review, Rubbertop Review, GFT Press, and Plum Tree Tavern. She lives with her husband in Branford, CT, where every day Long Island Sound reminds her of the vast, diverse beauty of all living things.
Lindy Kennedy submitted the work Slivers of Love.
Charlotte Lewis lives in Washington State. She has written all her life - once she learned to write. Charlotte was once a third grade teacher but found numbers to be more ruly than 8-year olds, went back to school to learn something new and ended her professional career as a forensic legal accountant. Hobbies include knitting and photography. Charlotte has children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has self-published and some of her works can be found at charlottelewisonline.com.
A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is an Outsider multi-media artist and writer. Since the 1990s he´s been grateful to many editors for publishing his work in print zines and eventually online. He is also grateful to have managed to keep various day jobs for the Health Insurance.
Michael Mogel submitted the work Trash Talkers.
Michael Neal Morris
Michael Neal Morris submitted the works Miles Davis Lays It Down and .
Sam Muller is a newish writer working on a book. Her stories have appeared in Deep Magic, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, The Pedestal Magazine and a Third Flatiron anthology.
Elaine is a poet, herbalist, educator, and member of the Society of Children´s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her chapbook,The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, published September 2016, recently won first honors from Flutter Press as the top seller of 2016. Most recently Elaine’s poetry has been published by Three Drops from a Cauldron Journal, MA Poet of the Moment, http://www.naturewriting.com and poetrysuperhighway.com. Elaine maintains a blog at elainereardon.wordpress.com
E. F. Schraeder
E. F. Schraeder submitted the work Autoimmune.
Margarita Serafimova submitted the work Untitled No. 2.
Beth Spencer is a recent émigré to Minnesota stalking grandchildren in the Minneapolis area.Beth has published a chapbook, “Mill Door” and her first poetry book, “C- in Conduct.” Her essay on teaching appeared in the Geraldine R Dodge project, A Passion for Teaching. She won first prize in the Dorothy Dalton poetry contest and a recent honorable mention in a contest at The Mill, Appleton, WI as well as placing in two categories of the League of Minnesota Poets 2017 contest.
Elizabeth Stansberry is passionate about poetry, dog videos and nature. She has been writing poetry since she was 9 years old. Miss Stansberry has several jobs including secretary at Prosper Portland, Ataxia Warrior,and security at Portland Art Museum. In her spare time, Miss Stansberry loves to share her poetry with other poets with rare disabilities. Miss Stansberry currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Barbara Taylor submitted the work Sylvia's Shoes.
Gary Van Haas
Gary Van Haas submitted the work Dream Scapes.
George Frederick and Carl Waller
George Frederick Carl Waller submitted the works Fox River Illinois and Fox River Illinois.
Jane Warren contributed the artwork entitled Brazil and Brazil 2.