AUGUST 2020 || AUTHORS EXPOSED


Shufei Ewe

Banana Bread

Shufei Ewe is a copywriter by day, daydreamer by night, and overthinker at all hours in between. Find her online at @shufs on Twitter.

stephen j. golds

9:47

Stephen J. Golds was born in London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs. His novel Say Goodbye When I’m Gone will be released by Red Dog Press in October 2020 and another novel Glamour Girl Gone will be released by Close to The Bone Press January 2021

gina marie bernard

menarche

gina marie bernard lives in bemidji, minnesota, and loathes capital letters—who the fuck are they trying to impress?! her work has been nominated for best of the net, best small fictions, and the pushcart. she is pursuing an mfa in creative writing at the university of arkansas, monticello…but you already knew that, didn’t you? yah, you did—you sly fox!

kip knott

Evening Walk after the Divorce

Kip Knott’s first book was The Hairy Toe, which he wrote and illustrated when he was 6-years old as a “get-well” present for his father who had cut off part of one of his big toes with the lawnmower. His most recent book is Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom, and so on (Kelsay Books, 2020). Currently, he is a teacher and an art dealer who scours flea markets throughout the Midwest and Appalachia in search of lost treasures. More of his writing can be accessed at www.kipknott.com.

Tyler Martin

Atom Bomb Days

Tyler R. Martin is a 22 year old U.S Army veteran of the Iraq conflict and now full time writer/poet. He has had struggles with alcohol and has been diagnosed with depression and PTSD due to his military service. These struggles reflect in his writing. His work has previously been published by Czykmate Productions, A Million and One Magazine and the daily drunk mag. Find him on Twitter @bnandcigarettes

Shaemus spencer

No, I Don’t Want Top Surgery

Shaemus Spencer is a trans/queer animator and writer. They have been or will be published in Trampset, MoonPark Review, Bending Genres, and several other great mags you should be reading instead of this bio. They live in western New York, but their heart is in West Virginia. Find them online @chezmouse.

mackenzie moore

You are not a can of beans

Mackenzie Moore is an LA based writer. She smears mustard on everything and has trouble drinking water. Her mixed media micro chapbook Alms Basket for your Heart is forthcoming this fall. 

chris l. butler

We the People

C.L. Butler is an Afro-Dutch poet, essayist, and historian from Philadelphia based in Houston. His work has been featured in Trampset MagazineLucky JeffersonVersificationThe Bayou Review, Medium, and NewPages. 

b f jones

Russian Doll

B F Jones is a dork masquerading as a punk. She’s addicted to cheese, books and forests.
She writes Flash Fiction and her stories have been published in various venues.
Her debut collection, The Fabric of Tombstones, was released in April 2020.

denzel scott

Untitled

Denzel Xavier Scott is a semi-closeted black queer writer who earned his BA in English from The University of Chicago and received his Writing MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in his hometown of Savannah, GA.

His prose and poetry appear in various literary magazines: Rattle, Empty Mirror, Spillway, decomP, both Euphony Journal and Blacklight Magazine of the University of Chicago, Linden Avenue, 3Elements Review, Cortland Review, Louisville Review, Random Sample Review, HIV Here and Now, a project of Indolent Books, and many others.

Denzel Scott is a past recipient of the University of Chicago’s prestigious Summer Arts Council Fellowship Grant. In September 2018, he became one of the winners of Writer Relief’s Peter K Hixson Memorial Prize.

His twitter link is: https://twitter.com/denzelscott. He’s a friendly, enthusiastic tweeter.

elizabeth bates

American Teacher

Elizabeth Bates is a wife and mother; she spends most of her time chasing around her three boys (one human and two Siberian Huskies). In her spare time, she plays piano, sings, and works on writing (especially her genre-blended debut novel)! Bates’ work has appeared in Versification literary zine, The Ekphrastic ReviewKreaxxxion Review, and The Daily Drunk. She has an MA in English from SNHU. Bates teaches high school English in Washington state. She tweets at @ElizabethKBates.

armando gonzalez

3:38 Ante Meridian

Armando Gonzalez was born and raised in Texas. He has been writing poetry and short stories since he was a little boy. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he enjoys surfing and hiking. 

richard ledue

A Note on Parenthood

Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, but currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba with his wife and son. His poems have appeared in various publications throughout 2019, and more work is forthcoming throughout 2020, including a chapbook from Kelsey Books.

julie easley

homeless haiku

Julie Easley is a tattoo addicted, feminist, poet, writer and artist from Saltburn, and event’s organiser/host for DiVerse, a monthly cabaret of ‘other voices.’ She is a widely travelled misfit, never quite belonging anywhere, and uses her working-class voice to shout out about stuff that bothers her. She writes about racism, gender equality, abuse and the white privileges she met on her travels. 

A proud member of Tees Women Poets, and a Deranged Poetess, Julie has performed nationally and internationally. 

Twitter: @JulieEasley

damon mckinney

Lot #84, Miss Betty

Damon McKinney is an Indigenous writer from Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He has a B.A. in English with a Minor in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in JMWW blog, Equinox, Fancy Arm Hole Series 1, Knights Library Magazine and JHHF Review. He is the former Associate Editor for Likely Red Press, a former Contributing Editor of Fiction for Barren Magazine, and the Managing Editor for Emerge Literary Journal.

teal fitzpatrick

For Danny in the Elevator

Teal Fitzpatrick is a poet, writer, musician, and psychologist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently obsessed with playing cello, getting lost in the woods, unconscious motivations, and tearing down all systems of oppression.

Twitter: TealFitzpatrick

brandon noel

Cities are to File Chapter 9

He/Him, nap-taker, elbow author, sore foot machinist, knee deep in my thirties, rusted coins sewn into my shoes.

Stephanie jacobs

slut

Stephanie is a Kansas girl turned LA lady. She is a psychologist who spends her days listening, and is venturing out to be seen. She has a penchant for witty comebacks and stained shirts.

claire marsden

Arsenic

Claire is someone who, although has chronic pain, learned to dance with the dark. She tries to squeeze all the drops of joy from her days, and when she isn’t tramping through the woods near her home, wild swimming or hugging pain killers, can usually be found squirreled away wrestling words. She enjoys writing flash fiction, CNF, and poetry. She can’t play the banjo. Yet. 

mp armstrong

For Home in Quarantine

MP Armstrong is a disabled queer writer from Ohio, studying English and history at Kent State University. Their work appears or is forthcoming in PerhappenedPrismatica Magazine, and Dreams Walking, among others. They also serve as managing editor and reporter for Curtain Call and Fusion magazines. In their spare time, they enjoy rock concerts, board games, and brightly colored blazers. Find them online @mpawrites and at mpawrites.wixsite.com/website.

Scott mitchel may

Rye Whiskey, Tuesday, and Shane MacGowam

Scott Mitchel May is a writer living in rural Wisconsin with his wife and son. You can follow Scott on Twitter @smitchelmay

yash seyedbagheri

Camelfucker

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program in fiction. His story, “Soon,”
was nominated for a Pushcart and he has also had work nominated for The Best Small Fictions.  Yash’s
work is forthcoming or has been published in WestWard Quarterly, Café Lit, (mac)ro (mic), and Ariel
Chart. He lives in Garden Valley, Idaho.

reggie johnson

Ready Player Two

Reggie Johnson is an author reigning out of Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 9, he found a love for writing while on summer vacation. With influences from music, Reggie has created a rhythmic style of writing to tell his personal experiences and beyond. Reggie’s latest book, Audio Therapy, along with others can be found on all major online retailers. 

alvin kathembe

Circles / Miracles

Alvin Kathembe is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. His poetry has been featured in Dust Poetry Magazine, The Short Story Foundation Journal, Poetry Potion and other publications. His short stories have been published in Omenana, Brittlepaper and Digital Bedbugs, available on Kindle. Find him on Twitter @SofaPhilosopher.

ashley ward

America the Beautiful

Ashley Ward is a poet from the Austin, Texas area. She’s been published a few times and is passionate about social equity and chicken wings. You can find more of her work (and publications) at ashleywrote.com.

michael luketich

For Your Reference

Michael Luketich lives in Florida. He is a former prosecutor and military veteran, who now enjoys gardening and woodworking. He grew up in a small Ohio town, moved to NYC, and lived in the desert and jungle before settling in Florida. His writing varies wildly from serious to absurd, but has a unifying theme of deconstruction as a response to moral injury.
Twitter: @mikeluketich

confidence JIDEOFOR

Deficit

She/Her.
Jideofor Confidence is a queer Nigerian Mop-head. She slaves at an 8-5 job and barely makes out time
for fun. She lives in a minimalist apartment with an imaginary cat and does not own a TV. Her Twitter handle is @dencety.

bethan hay

Caffeine Perspective

Bethan lives an island life in Orkney. She tries to write when her young children sleep, which is rarely. You can find her, and details of other publications on Twitter @bethanhay_ter.

joe cody

Untitled

Joe is a 47 year old, middle class, straight, able-bodied, cis male, white guy peeling back the layers of privilege, having woken to a world that others do not experience as he does.  He is trying to stop talking and listen and realising how much he loves to talk/how little he sometimes has to say.  

david calogero centorbi

I Made it to Last Chance Highway

David Calogero Centorbi is a writer living in Detroit, MI. Published work in The Daily Drunk, Dreams Walking, Versification, Brown Bag Online, and Crepe & Pen. He can be found here on Twitter: @DavidCaCentorbi.  

claire johnson

Boy, oh boy

Claire Louise Johnson is from Yorkshire, England. An avid traveller, she writes about what she sees around her in an attempt to understand this thing called life. She is part of Cult Collective (@cult.ltd.gram) and can be found on Instagram at @c.l.john.

skye savage

let’s just start a commune, they said

Skye Savage is a writer and occasional musician from California, currently quarantining in a NYC apartment. They tried to go to school to study cool punk avant-garde stuff but somehow ended up a grad student studying 18th century German literature. Their work has previously appeared in Another Chicago Magazine and Barren Magazine. @savagesyntax

jenn zuko

Genesis

Body language consultant, fight director, intimacy coordinator. Movement artist & burlesque badass. Ninja emeritus.

Jenn’s piece, “Genesis,” was our full-length BONUS feature.


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