Paul H. de Neui – Illinois, USA

Exploring global cultures, experiencing God in all of creation, producing up-cycled art, promoting organic food production in small urban spaces, vermicomposting, and alley shopping are all part of the joys of Paul’s life. He loves sharing an empty nest with his wife, but is glad to see the kids when they want to come visit. He has over 3,000 pet red wrigglers that never complain.

PJ DeGenaro – New York, USA

PJ DeGenaro’s current job title is “communications associate,” but she has been a freelance writer, a writing instructor, and—most enjoyably—a graphic designer. A New York native, PJ grew up on Long Island and has lived and worked in New York City. She now lives in White Plains, New York, with her husband, her son, and a large Labrador-mix. PJ’s short stories and poems have appeared in The Westchester Review, The Adirondack Review, River River, and The Write Launch. It’s all well and good, but in her next life she’ll play lead guitar in a postpunk band.

Barbara Denington – Florida, USA

Barbara is a Christian wife of 27 years, mother, and grandmother living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a graduate of Florida State University with degrees in Clinical Social Work and Psychology, formerly specializing in counseling for families with sexual trauma history. In her spare time, she worked with youth at her church and was often a featured speaker at conferences both professionally and at youth retreats which resulted in the writing and development of training materials for professional staff, retreat programs, and Bible studies. As a teenager, Barbara fell in love with creative writing and now has chosen to pursue writing again.

Debadrita – India

Debadrita Dey is a high school student. She has a love for words that she finds difficult to explain. She has a passion to write and express herself through distorted yet arranged sentences. Writing gives her peace, happiness, solace and solitude in the nothingness of the crippled pages. She is a dreamer on the verge of creating her own world of phrases. She has been published in the Indian Periodical and Indian Review. She is also a permanent contributor to The Teen Magazine. She loves to spend her free time idly glancing at the sky and watching it change colours.

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D. Dunn-Carr – North Carolina, USA

Deborah Dunn-Carr is a retired middle and elementary school teacher. She currently works part-time as the Vice President and office manager for her family’s fabrication and welding shop. Deborah studied creative writing while attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where her poem “Strands” was published in the University’s journal: The Dominion Review. Deborah shares her love of writing with her husband of 30 years, Chip, who is her first critic. Together, Deborah and Chip have two children and four furry friends.

Stephanie Daich – Utah, USA

What transpires when Stephanie Daich observes life? She creates stories. What happens when you read her stories? Your imagination comes to life. Stephanie Daich works in corrections and writes for the human experience. Examples of magazines and books you will find her work in are Making Connections, Youth Imaginations, Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters, and others.

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Jeremy Dixon – Yorkshire, UK

Jeremy lives near the Yorkshire coast, where he works part-time as a builder. He graduated with a B.A in ‘English Literature and Creative Writing’ from The Open University and now teaches creative writing night classes for his local adult education organisation. His fiction has been published in the ‘Glittery Literary Anthology Four’, and with ‘Sky Island Journal’, ‘Loft Books’ and ‘The Mocking Owl Roost.’ He has also, recently had a story accepted for ‘The York Literary Review, 2023’.

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Ivan de Monbrison – France

Ivan de Monbrison is a schizoid writer from France born in 1969 and affected by various types of mental health disorders. He has published some poems in the past, he’s mostly an autodidact.

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Perri Dodgson – England

Perri Dodgson was born in 1959 into an RAF family. Her early life was spent in permanent transit making her school life rather chaotic. She studied graphic arts, worked in banking, did layout design, and worked in the care sector. Now retired, she lives in Wellingborough, England. She realised how much she loves storytelling and creating characters when she joined her local writing group early this year. Writing flash fiction, fiction, and poetry. She is enjoying the learning process and also planning her first novel.

Binod Dawadi – Kathmandu, Nepal

Binod Dawadi, the author of The Power of Words, is a master’s degree holder in Major English. He has worked on more than 1000 anthologies published in various renowned magazines. His vision is to change society through knowledge, so he wants to provide enlightenment to the people through his writing skills.

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David Dephy – Brooklyn, New York, USA

David Dephy — A Georgian/American award-winning poet and novelist. The founder of Poetry Orchestra. The 1st place winner of The Artist Forum Poetry Award in New York 2021, winner of the Finalist Award in the 2020 Best Book Award National Contest by American Book Fest, finalist and shortlist winner nominee of the Adelaide Literary Awards for the category of Best Poem, and winner of the Spillwords Poetry Award. He is named Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, Incomparable Poet by Statorec, Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press and Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily.

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C.S. Dines – Essex, UK

C.S. Dines is of mixed heritage and lives/works in Essex, UK. He had a comic-horror flash fiction piece, Lychgate, published online in September 2022 by US Publisher, D&T Publishing. He’s had poetry published by Forward Press (UK) and recently in October 2022, Eye to the Telescope (online fantasy poetry publisher). He’ll be having a flash fiction horror story, The Bloody Child, published soon in Eidolatry (released by US Publisher, PsychoToxin Press).

Edward A. Dougherty – Corning, New York, USA

Edward A. Dougherty is the author of 11 collections of poetry, the most recent of which is 10048 which is named after the zip code of the World Trade Towers. His latest book is Journey Work: Crafting a Life of Poetry & Spirit, essays about his development as a poet, peacemaker, and spiritual seeker.

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Rebecca Dempsey – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rebecca Dempsey lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has an MA in Creative Writing and Literature, and her work was featured in MacQueen’s Quinterly, The Ekphrastic Review, and Elsewhere Journal. Rebecca has fostered cats and wielded a sword.

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Emma Dobson – Copenhagen, Denmark

Emma Dobson grew up in the UK, but now lives in Copenhagen, where she works as a Drama teacher. A fan of all things theatrical and musical, she sings with a show choir and has been involved with an amateur theatre group since moving to Denmark. During the first Covid lockdown in 2020, she joined an online ‘writing for pleasure’ group, which finally gave her the confidence to start writing short stories.

Dawn DeBraal – Rural Wisconsin, USA

Dawn DeBraal lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, Red, two rescue dogs, and a stray cat. She has published over 570 drabbles, short stories, and poems in online ezines and anthologies, including Black Hare Press, Black Ink Fiction, Blood Song Books, Zimbel House Publishing, Terror House Magazine, CafeLit UK, Potato Soup Journal, Impspired Magazine, Commuter Lit, The World of Myth, Valiant Scribe, Wicked Shadow Press, Unsettling Reads, and more. She co-wrote a novel under the pen name of Garrison McKnight, nominated for 2019 Pushcart Award, Falling Star Magazine, runner up in the 2022 Horror Short Story Contest.

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donnarkevic – Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA

Donna is from Buckhannon, WV. MFA National University. Current work appears in The Trillium, Agape, Last Stanza Poetry Journal, Literature Today, and Spire Light. In 2022, Main Street Rag published a novella of poetry entitled, After the Lynching.

Lisa Dailey – Washington, USA

Lisa Dailey is an avid traveler and writer. In her time abroad, she unearthed new ways of looking at her life through her discoveries in remote corners of the world and she continues to enrich her life through travel. She is currently working on a recipe anthology as well as her first work of fiction. A native Montanan, Lisa now makes her home by the ocean in Bellingham, Washington, but returns to her roots every summer for a healthy dose of mountains and Big Sky. Lisa is the owner of Silent Sidekick and Sidekick Press where she helps guide authors through their publishing journey.

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Roméo Desmarais III a.k.a. RoMeO-HoMeO ô£ tHę MåRtïÃñS – London, Ontario Canada

Roméo Desmarais III (he/him) is a poet, songwriter, musician and visual artist living in London Ontario, Canada. His most recent publication is a response piece to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v Wade in July 18, 2022’s “oddball magazine”. Roméo is Queer/2Spirit, Francophone, and Métis/Indigenous. When performing spoken word, he introduces himself by bellowing: “I… AM… RoMeO-HoMeO ô£ tHę MåRtïÃñS >{:)” –his pseudonym since 1991.

Find more on Roméo’s website, Facebook and Instagram.

Sushma R. Doshi – India

Sushma R.Doshi completed her graduation in History from Loreto College, Kolkata. She went on to acquire a Master’s degree, MPhil and PhD in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She dabbles in writing fiction and poetry and her work has been published by Contemporary Literary Review India, Muse India, Borderless Journal, Literally Stories, Impspired, International Human Rights Art Festival, Syncopation Literary Journal, Green Shoe Sanctuary and Spillwords amongst others. She currently resides in India.

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MJ Delfin – Mexico City, Mexico

MJ Delfin is a Mexican-American feminist writer and cat mom who dreams in English instead of her native Spanish, with a Literature degree from The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and a special interest in Shakespeare, fantasy, and folklore. Subtitle editor, translator, and fledgling voice actress. Currently works, happily, at a museum. Her stories have been dramatized in several podcasts (Sin aliento, Vanya Reads, the 80 Cuentos bilingual anthology by Studio Ochenta), posted in online literary magazines (Revista Marabunta, Revista Irradiación, The MockingOwl Roost) and will soon be published formally by ITA Editorial.

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Ramesh Dohan – Toronto, Canada

Ramesh Dohan hails from the city of Toronto. He earned a BA from the University of British Columbia. His poetry often slips into quirky, tender, or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. His poetry has been published in several literary journals including Toronto Poetry Magazine (2020), Trouvaille Review (2021), Bosphorous Review of Books (2021), Bengaluru Review & Pine Cone review (2021).