Angela Acosta – Ohio, USA

Angela Acosta is a bilingual Latina poet and scholar from Florida. She is currently completing a PhD in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University. She won the 2015 Rhina P. Espaillat Award from West Chester University, and her work has or will appear in Flying Island Journal, Pluma, The Blue Moth, WinC Magazine, and MacroMicroCosm. When not teaching, she can be found conducting research on women writers in Spanish archives and enjoying churros with hot chocolate.

You may follow Angela on Instagram or check out her academic website.

Amy Bassin/Mark Blickley – New York, USA

New York interdisciplinary artist Amy Bassin and writer Mark Blickley work together on text-based art collaborations and experimental videos. Their work has appeared in many national and international publications as well as two books: Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes from the Underground (Moria Books, Chicago) and Dream Streams (Clare Songbird Publishing House, New York). Their videos, “Speaking In Bootongue” and “Widow’s Peek: The Kiss of Death,” represented the United States in the 2020 year-long world tour of Time Is Love: Universal Feelings: Myths & Conjunctions, organized by the esteemed African curator, Kisito Assangni.

Mark Blickley grew up within walking distance of the Bronx Zoo. François Truffaut’s film The 400 Blows made him want to become a writer because he saw that childhood trauma and abuse could be turned into poignant works of art. Just weeks before the international pandemic shut travel down, Amy Bassin was mugged and had her phone robbed while visiting Barcelona, Spain. She’s hoping for a much more satisfying and triumphant visit abroad once it’s safe to travel. Her upsetting European experience did not result in the knee-jerk reaction of far too many Americans to run out and buy a gun.

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Deborah L. Bean – Texas, USA

Deborah L. Bean is a native Texan raised during the height of the moon race, which piqued her interest in science-fiction from a young age. She won First Place from The Writers Guild of Texas for her flash fiction piece “The Visiting Professor,” 2017. Ms. Bean has authored four technical user manuals on Act! Contact Management and Peachtree Accounting for Windows (Wordware Publishing 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002). In 2016, she completed her Graduate Certificate in the Your Novel Year program at ASU’s Piper Center for Creative Writing. She is currently working on her series, The Moabim Chronicles.

Ace Boggess – West Virginia, USA

Ace Boggess is author of six books of poetry, most recently Escape Envy (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2021). His poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Moon City Review, Hotel Amerika, and other journals. An ex-con, he lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where he writes and tries to stay out of trouble.

Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier – Canada

Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier is a Canadian indigenous photographer and visual artist. When she’s not walking her Siberian Husky under the Northern Lights, she designs with Art of Where. Her publication covers include Synkroniciti, The Feel Magazine, Doubleback Review, Arachne Press, Pretty Owl Poetry, Wild Musette, Existere Journal, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Gigantic Sequins, and Ottawa Arts Journal, among others. Karen has also been featured in Vox Popular Media Arts Festival, Bracken Magazine, Zoetic Press, New Feathers Anthology, Maintenant 15, Parliament Lit, and Pure in Heart Stories to name but a few.

Visit Karen’s website for more.

Lorraine Caputo – Latin America

Lorraine Caputo is a wandering troubadour whose poetry appears in over 300 journals on six continents, and 19 collections – including Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017), On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019) and Escape to the Sea (Origami Poems Project, 2021). She also authors travel narratives, articles, and guidebooks. Her writing has been honored by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2011) and nominated for the Best of the Net. Caputo has done literary readings from Alaska to the Patagonia. She journeys through Latin America with her faithful knapsack Rocinante, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

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Amb. Maid Čorbić – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe

Maid Čorbić from Tuzla, 21 years old. In his spare time he writes poetry that repeatedly praised as well as rewarded. He also selflessly helps others around him, and he is moderator of the World Literature Forum WLFPH (World Literature Forum Peace and Humanity) for humanity and peace in the world in Bhutan. He is also the editor of the First Virtual Art portal led by Dijana Uherek Stevanovic, and the selector of the competition at a page of the same name that aims to bring together all poets around the world.

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Jean Ende – New York, USA

Jean Ende is a nice girl from the Bronx trying to exorcize her background by writing short stories about her immigrant family. Her stories have been published and recognized by a dozen publications and contests. She is a former newspaper reporter, corporate marketing executive, political publicist, and college professor. Jean is almost finished with her first novel and wishes it weren’t so hard to find an agent.

Ivanka Fear – Ontario, Canada

Ivanka Fear is a former teacher pursuing her passion for writing. She resides in Ontario, Canada with her family and the stray cats that wander in. When not reading and writing, she enjoys watching mystery and romance shows, going for walks, and visiting the lake. Her poems and stories appear in Last Leaves Literary, Analogies and Allegories, The Mark Literary Review, Dead Fern Press, Defenestration, Autumn House Review, South Shore Review, Black Moon, Red Alder Review, eucalyptus and rose, and elsewhere.

You may follow Ivanka on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or website.

Dan Flore III – Pennsylvania, USA

Daniel J. Flore III’s poems have appeared in many publications. Some which are- Eunoia Review, Kiss My Poetry, Clock Radio Magazine, Lummox, Open Arts Forum, Sick Lit, Sledgehammer Lit, Many Mountains Moving, Once Upon a Crocodile, The Daily Drunk and Triggerfish Critical Review. He is the author of 5 poetry chapbooks. They are Lapping Water, Humbled Wise Men Christmas Haikus, Home and Other Places I’ve Yet to See, Pink Marigold Rays, and Written in the Dust on the Ceiling Fan. They are all available on Amazon. He lives with his wife Jamie and their cat Tulip.

You may follow Dan on Facebook.

Karrie Huberts – Michigan, USA

Karrington Huberts is from the small town of Hudsonville, Michigan. After trying digital art and finding it wasn’t for her, she returned to traditional mediums – though she often combines the two. With a love for all things black and white, she can usually be found at her desk working on her most recent pen and ink drawing.

Chelsie Kreitzman – Kentucky, USA

Chelsie Kreitzman lives in Kentucky with her husband, two young sons, and a tuxedo cat named Cookie. Along with reading and writing, she loves animals, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family. She has published poetry in several literary journals, including Poetic Sun and The Purpled Nail.

Mike Lee – New York, USA

Mike Lee is a labor journalist and editor who’s lived something of a magical life, including being a single parent for nearly twenty years, building an editorial career by sheer force of will, and attracting interest as a short story writer and photographer.

His philosophy is simple: “I fall in love with the impossible to grasp the improbable. My priority is finding joy in the effort of creation.”
Mike’s work is published and forthcoming in Ghost Parachute, Drunk Monkeys, The Quarantine Review, and others.

Find out more on Mike’s website.

Claire Loader – Ireland

Claire Loader is a New Zealand born writer and photographer now living in Galway, Ireland. In her spare time Claire may be found with a camera in tow, exploring the medieval ruins of the Irish countryside, soaking up inspiration. Her work has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Poetry Bus, Splonk, Crannóg and The Cormorant.

You may follow Claire on her website.

Tiffany Lindfield – Tennessee, USA

Tiffany Lindfield is a social worker by day, trade, and heart, advocating for climate justice, gender equality, and animal welfare. By night she is a prolific reader of anything decent and a writer.

You may follow Tiffany on Facebook or visit Tiffany’s website.

Eve Lyons – Massachusetts, USA

Eve Lyons is a poet and fiction writer living in the Boston area. Her work has appeared in Lilith, Literary Mama, Hip Mama, PIF, Welter, Prospectus, Poetry Quarterly, Barbaric Yawp, Word Riot,  Dead Mule of Southern Literature, as well as other magazines, and several anthologies. Her first book of poetry, Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World, was published in May of 2020 by WordTech Communications. She works as an expressive arts therapist at an outpatient mental health clinic and teaches at Lesley University.

You may follow Eve on Instagram.

Michele Mekel – Pennsylvania, USA

Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. Her work has appeared in various academic and creative publications, including being featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and nominated for Best of the Net. Her poetry has also been translated into Cherokee. She is co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project.

Michele is co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project.

John Muro – Connecticut, USA

A native of Connecticut, John’s professional career has been dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation. In the Lilac Hour, his first volume of poems, was published in fall 2020 by Antrim House and is available on Amazon. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including River Heron, Euonia, Sheepshead, Moria, Willawaw, Writers Shed, and The French Literary Review. He is also a two-time nominee for the 2021 Pushcart Prize.

John and his wife, Debra, live on the Connecticut shoreline and they enjoy travel, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. John has a life-long passion for art, music, and all things chocolate. 

You may follow John on Instagram.

Nalini Priyadarshni – Punjab, India

Nalini Priyadarshni is a poet, a writer, an editor, a translator, and an educationist though not necessarily in that order, who has authored Doppelganger in My House and co-authored Lines Across Oceans with the late D. Russel Micnhimer. Her writings have appeared in numerous literary journals, podcasts, and international anthologies including but not limited to The Madras Courier, Ugly Writers, Counter Currents, Art Hut, Silence Between Notes, Witness, and Still We Sing. She has edited several poetry collections including Contemporary Major Indian Women Poets and lives in Ludhiana, India.

Gerard Sarnat – California, USA

Gerard Sarnat MD has won the San Francisco Poetry’s Contest, Poetry in Arts First Place Award/Dorfman Prizes. Nominated for Pushcarts/Best of Net Awards, Gerry’s published in Hong Kong Review, Tokyo Journal, Buddhist Review, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Arkansas Review, Hamilton-Stone Review, New Haven Institute, Texas Review, Vonnegut Journal, Brooklyn Review, SF Magazine, LA Review, NY Times plus by Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Chicago, Columbia presses. He’s authored collections: Homeless Chronicles, Disputes, 17s, and Melting Ice King. Stanford professor/healthcare CEO, Gerry’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized and devoted energy/resources toward climate justice on Climate-Action-Now’s board. Married since 1969, Gerry has nine grand/kids.


You may read more about Gerad’s works at http://www.gerardsarnat.com/

Aidan Sydik – Nebraska, USA

Aidan Sydik is a student, artist, and writer of stories and poetry. He has been doing creative writing since 2018, and began creating Shatters in May of 2021. He enjoys games, fencing, and music, and is currently located in Nebraska. You can find more of Aidan’s works on Red Bubble.

Roger Topp – Alaska, USA

Previously from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Yorkshire, Roger Topp lives in the boreal forest of Interior Alaska. He came north for sea ice and the nightlife and received an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. By day, he directs museum exhibitions and digital media design. To date, his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in more than a dozen publications including The Maine Review, Dunes Review, Into the Void, Bennington Review, Zyzzyva, and West Branch.Follow Roger’s website, Instagram, or Twitter.

Lynn White – Wales, UK

Lynn White lives in North Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice, events, places, and people she has known or imagined. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and a Rhysling Award.

Jinn Zamayla – Philippines

Jinn Zamayla is a short story writer and an aspiring artist living in the Philippines. Aside from being a writer, she loves fashion, cinema, and any mediums relating to art. She has always loved stories. Her earliest memories were not memories relating to the real world but memories of stories that she has conjured up in her mind. Her daydreaming led her to write down all of her thoughts on paper. Ever since then, she has always been a writer.

You may follow Jinn on Facebook to keep up with her writing.

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