AUTHORS EXPOSED || OCTOBER 2020

Elizabeth Bates is a writer and teaches (now to digitized faces on a computer screen). She lives in Washington state in a house filled with boys: her husband, her son, and two Siberian Huskies. Bates has recent or forthcoming work in Versification, The Daily Drunk, Seaborne Magazine, and elsewhere. She tweets about writing, life, and teaching at @ElizabethKBates.


My name is JD Bergstrom, I’m just another misfit with things to release in ink, before they take complete control of me.


Donovan Burton is a computer science student and poet from South Carolina who likes good stories and good people. He loves pro wrestling, classic literature, and proving people wrong. Twitter: @ManofPixels


Armando Gonzalez

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.


BF Jones

BF 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.


Anagha Khandelwal is a rising high school senior from Jericho, NY. Outside of writing, she also works as an environmental activist for Sunrise and interns for the Structural Biology initiative at CUNY. Find her on twitter @anagha__k


Tyler R Martin

Tyler R. Martin is a 23 year old U.S Army veteran of the Iraqi conflict and now full time writer/poet. Tyler enjoys bourbon, discussing his daily existential crisis, writing poetry and long walks on the beach. You’ll find him at the nearest dive bar.


DT Robbins

D.T. Robbins is a writer out of Rancho Cucamonga, California. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Hobart, Bending Genres, Ghost City Review, Trampset, X-R-A-Y, and others. He’s the founding editor of Rejection Letters. He tweets at @dt_robbins.


Karen Steiger, although now far too old to be a child prodigy, is a poet living in Schaumburg, Illinois, with her husband Matt and two retired racing greyhounds, Giza and Horus. She has a poetry blog, The Midlife Crisis Poet (www.themidlifecrisispoet.com), and her work has been published in The Wells Street Journal, Arsenika, Black Bough Poetry, Pendemic, Ang(st), Perhappened, Kaleidotrope,Twist in Time, and other fine publications. In her spare time, she is beating breast cancer and is currently going through a Mia Farrow phase with her haircut.


Max Thrax is a crime/noir writer and poet living in Boston, MA. His work has appeared in Shotgun Honey. Find him online at www.maxthrax.com and on Twitter at @ThraxMaximilian.


Originally from England, Jo Varnish now lives outside New York City. She is the creative nonfiction editor at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine and creative nonfiction contributing editor at Barren Magazine. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in PANK, Jellyfish Review, Pithead Chapel, JMWW Journal, and others. Jo is a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee and is studying for her MFA. She can be found on twitter @jovarnish1.


Jack B. Bedell is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. Jack’s work has appeared in Southern Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Pidgeonholes, The Shore, Cotton Xenomorph, Okay Donkey, EcoTheo, The Hopper, Terrain, trampset, and other journals. His latest collection is No Brother, This Storm (Mercer University Press, 2018). He served as Louisiana Poet Laureate 2017-2019.


C.W. Blackwell lives in Northern California. He likes whiskey, burritos, and fiction. Also, different kinds of burritos. Aren’t chimichangas just deep-fried burritos? When he’s not sleeping, working, parenting, or husbanding, he’s probably writing fiction and poetry


Rich Giptar

Rich Giptar lives in a small flat in the south of the UK. Their anarchist views make them a punk, but their hair is usually quite greasy as well. They are a new writer, review books at richgiptar.wordpress.com and tweet @RichGiptar


David Hay is an English Teacher in the Northwest of England. He has written poetry and prose since the age of 18 when he discovered Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and the poetry of John Keats. These and other artists encouraged him to seek his own poetic voice. He has currently been accepted for publication in Dreich, Abridged, Acumen, The Dawntreader, Versification, The Stone of Madness Press, The Fortnightly Review, Nine Muses Poetry, as well as The New River Press 2020 Anthology. You can follow him @Arched_Roadway.


Walker James is a Queer poet living in Saint Paul, MN, with a cat. They have been published in Haute Dish, Rag Mag Revival, random sample review, The Daily Drunk, Stone of Madness, and – now – Versification. They’re favorite beer is the blood of their enemies, and their Twitter handle is @fscottnaruto1.


Rob Kaniuk’s best friends are dead. He has posted bail in three states, now Canada won’t let him visit.


James Lilley, 33, Married Father of three. From Swansea, Wales works by day as a network engineer, is a retired professional boxer and active Bareknuckle Fighter and MMA fighter. Has been writing as a hobby since he was young, deciding to take the hobby more seriously this year enrolling for a Part Time Degree in Creative Writing.


Katie Oliver writes flash fiction, poetry and short stories because she can’t not. She has work published at various places including Dust Poetry, Lunate Fiction, Molotov Cocktail and Popshot Quarterly. She can be found on Twitter under @katie_rose_o


C.L. Taylor (she/her, they/them) is a Pacific Northwest-based BIPOC LGBTQ+ artist/writer whose work has appeared in Typehouse Literary Magazine, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, and anthologies by Brisk Publications and Alyson Publications. In her spare time, she chases mindfulness and often falls asleep in savasana pose. More info can be found at: https://www.spectaylor.com


Alan ten-Hoeve has delivered mail, killed chickens, and moved sets at the Metropolitan Opera House. His words have appeared in The Daily Drunk, 433 Magazine, (mac)ro(mic) and others. His music with The Multi-Purpose Solution can be found on Mint 400 Records. Twitter @alantenhoeve


Addison Walton is an undergraduate student at Michigan State University double majoring in Arts and Humanities and English-Creative Writing with a minor in Japanese.When she’s not busy debating the meaning of life with her friends she’s reworking a single line in a poem or taking naps to avoid the existential dread that fills her up when she’s sat alone in a quiet room. She also likes video games and food. Find her on Twitter @mockturtleneck_


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