Angie Arnold – Michigan, USA

Hailing from Michigan (a “Michigander” as locals say), Angie Arnold is a wife and mother of four children. Growing up in a home filled with music, Angie was inspired to sing, play, and compose from an early age. As a busy mother, she began a new journey of poetry and photography. For where others see a picture, Angie sees a story.

Dee Allen – California, USA

Dee Allen is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. He’s been active in creative writing and Spoken Word since the early 1990s, and the author of seven books [“Boneyard”, “Unwritten Law”, “Stormwater” and “Skeletal Black”, all from POOR Press, “Elohi Unitsi” from Conviction 2 Change Publishing and coming in February 2022, “Rusty Gallows” from Vagabond Books and “Plans” from Nomadic Press], with 42 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far. Dee Allen applies his pen to notebook and responds to current events, long-suppressed historical events, and inscrutable human nature.

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.

Petrouchka Alexieva – California, USA

Miss Petrouchka Alexieva is well-known as a feminist and a love poet, distinguished scholar and TV persona. She is a Cum Laude graduate at CSULA (2009) and “All American Scholar Award“ recipient (2008). Speaking 8+ languages, her literary and scholarly works, photo-documentaries were highlighted in varieties of venues, on ”Daheli Live!” TV show, opening ceremonies and numerous open mics.  For her outstanding life-long achievements, Ms. Alexieva’s name was included two times among the most distinguished Earth’s citizens list of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (2003) capsule and Science Laboratory Rover (2011) list, for which she has been awarded with honorable certificates.

Ed Ahern – Connecticut, USA

Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over three hundred stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of nine review editors.

Find Ed on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for more.

William Allegrezza – Midwest, USA

William Allegrezza teaches at Indiana University Northwest, runs the press Moria Books, and edits the webzine Moss Trill. He has published eighteen books, including Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-2015, Stone & Type, Cedar, Fragile Replacements, Aquinas and the Mississippi (with Garin Cycholl), and La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente. He is also a father, avid hiker, bass player, cook, and typewriter enthusiast. His basement contains a collection of thirty vintage typewriters, and he is an avid scribbler on everything, from walls to trash to ceramics.
Find more of William’s works on his website.

Nadia Arioli – Texas, USA

Nadia Arioli is the co-founder and editor in chief of Thimble Literary Magazine. Their recent publications include Penn Review, Hunger Mountain, Cider Press Review, Kissing Dynamite, Heavy Feather Review, and San Pedro River Review. They have chapbooks from Cringe-Worthy Poetry Collective, Dancing Girl Press, Spartan, and a full-length from Luchador. They were nominated for Best of the Net in 2021 by As It Ought to Be, West Trestle Review, Angel Rust, and Voicemail Poems.

Kevin Ahern – Oregon, USA

Kevin Ahern is a Professor Emeritus of biochemistry from Oregon State University who is enjoying the spare time he has gained in retirement to write verses, limericks, and other creative items.

Find more on Kevin’s website.

Sara Ashton – Wales, UK

Sara is an English and Creative Writing student from the South Wales Valleys. She has previously been published by Green Ink Poetry. When she’s not writing, you can find her rewatching Cobra Kai on Netflix (it’s her favourite show!) or attending a Comic Con.

Find more from Sara on her poetry Instagram or her other Instagram account.

Sandra Arnold – Canterbury, New Zealand

Sandra Arnold is an award-winning writer with seven published books. Her new flash fiction collection Below Ground will be published in the UK mid-2024. Her short fiction has been published and anthologised internationally and has received nominations for The Best Small Fictions, Best Microfictions and The Pushcart Prize. She held writing residencies in The Robert Lord Cottage, Dunedin and the Seresin/Landfall/ University of Otago Press. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Central Queensland University, Australia.

Find more on Sandra’s website, Facebook, Twitter.

Shikha Aleya – Pune, India

Shikha Aleya, from India, has spent much of their life as a seeker and explorer. Their journey has included writing, film making and working as a development consultant, sometimes sitting under a tent with teachers and children discussing life’s possibilities using crayons and paper. Shikha’s a roadie who drives through desert, mountain and forest with dog Dusty and some dear and indulgent friends who are up for dhaba chai, highway rides, and the occasional frog in the room. Professional writing includes regular contributions to TARSHI’s digital magazine In Plainspeak. And research and writing for journals, papers, TV shows and children’s books.

Find more about Shikha on their Blog, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.

C. J. Anderson-Wu – Taiwan

C. J. Anderson-Wu is a Taiwanese writer. In 2017 she published her short story collection “Impossible to Swallow” and in 2021 “The Surveillance”. Based on true characters and real incidents, her fictional works look into the past political oppression in Taiwanese society and the traumas resulting from the state’s brutal violation of human rights. Currently she is working on her third book “Endangered Youth— To Hong Kong”. C. J. Anderson-Wu’s stories can be found in the Global Anthologies of Short Stories, Eastlit, Lunaris Review, Strands Lit Magazine, Short Story Avenue, Olney Magazine, An Capall Dorcha/The Dark House, Short Story Town, Hennepin Review, and Kitaab among other literature journals.

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Jenny Apostol – Maryland, USA

Jenny Apostol’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, The Washington Post, Brevity, Speculative Nonfiction, Cordella, SweetLit, Blood Tree Literature, and Creative Nonfiction’s “Sunday Short Reads” among other publications. She was a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction at Bellingham Review. Jenny holds an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Before she turned to creative writing, she was a television producer at National Geographic immersed in the natural world. Jenny lives outside of Washington DC with her husband, a dog, a cat, five hens, and occasionally, two adult children.

Find more on Jenny’s website.

Lynn Aprill – Wisconsin, USA

Award-winning author Lynn Aprill’s work has appeared recently in Copperfield Review Quarterly, Bramble, Willows Wept Review, and others. Channeling Matriarchs, her first chapbook with Finishing Line Press, was published in August 2021. She was ridiculously excited to retire in July and begin her MFA program through Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She resides with her husband and various dogs on 40 acres in Northeast Wisconsin.

Find more on Lynn’s website.