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Jonah Jones – Wales, UK

Born in England but having lived in Wales for over fifty years, Jonah has been writing since he was a teenager. His first success was with stage plays, eight of which have been produced. He then moved onto radio, TV, film and published works. He is currently working as a writer-director of short films and lives in Llantwit Major which is the subject of a documentary written and directed by him, currently in post-production.

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Arya F Jenkins – Ohio, USA

Arya F. Jenkins is a Colombian-American poet and writer whose poems have appeared in many journals and zines, most recently OyeDrum Magazine, Jerry Jazz Musician, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Dissident Voice. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has been widely anthologized. In 2021, her poem “Ruin” was selected as a finalist for the Derick Burleson Poetry Prize by Choeofpleirn Press. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, a short story collection, Blue Songs in an Open Key (Fomite Press, 2018), and a novel, Punk Disco Bohemian (NineStar Press, 2021). Another collection of short stories, Angel in Paris & Other Stories, is due out in 2022.Find Arya on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or one of her blogspots – 1, 2, or 3.

Erin Jamieson – Ohio, USA

Erin Jamieson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of a forthcoming poetry collection (Clothesline, NiftyLit). She enjoys visiting historical sites, being out in nature, and making gaming news videos.

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Amanda Valerie Judd – Indiana, USA

Amanda Valerie Judd has an AFA in Creative Writing from Normandale Community College. In 2020, she was the winner of the Patsy Lea Core Prize for Poetry. In 2021, her poem, “My Only Label” was nominated for “Best of the Net 2021.” Her work has been published in Trouvaille Review, Prospectus, Talking Stick 30, NoVA Bards 2021, and is forthcoming in Panoply.

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Melissa Juchniewicz – New Hampshire, USA

Melissa Juchniewicz (she, her, hers) is a writer living in Chester, New Hampshire. A two-time winner of the MacGregor award, her work has been published in journals including Orca: A Literary Journal, The Poet’s Touchstone, Light, and The Offering. Above all else, she loves and reveres short fiction. A close second is finding trails and paths in the woods and following them. Besides her work on the English faculty at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, she volunteers with elders in memoir workshops and enjoys the beauty of the New England seasons.

Find more on Melissa’s website, and Instagram.

Patrick Johnson – Queens, NY, USA

Patrick Johnson is an emerging, Queer poet from Queens, New York. He is a public school science teacher and labor union advocate. His poetry draws from many themes, often inspired by science and human history. He facilitates a weekly poetry workshop, and enjoys supporting other poets in their artistic journeys.

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Feroza Jussawalla – New Mexico, USA

Feroza Jussawalla, is a retired English Professor who is dipping her toes into Creative Writing. Originally from India, she has lived in Utah, New Mexico and Hawaii and taught in Texas and New Mexico. Primarily a poet and a scholar, she has one collection of poems entitled Chiffon Saris, published by the Kolkata Writer’s Workshop and the South Asian Review (Toronto).

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Jahan – California, USA & Dhaka, Bangladesh

A college professor teaching English at a California community college, Husne Jahan finds great joy in reading, writing, and cats. Her formative years were spent in Bangladesh, where she published short stories and essays in English and Bengali. As an undergraduate student, she wrote two television dramas, both voted most-liked by viewers. She also worked as a television and radio host. Some of her other published writings: case studies of Bangladeshi villagers who transformed from landless farmers to successful small-scale entrepreneurs, and articles in the Encyclopedia of South Asian Literature and in South Asian Review.

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Mary Janicke – USA

Mary Janicke is a gardener and writer living in Houston, Texas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Blue Lake Review, Still Life, Honeyguide, Open Door, and elsewhere.

Katie Jordan – Oregon, USA

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her bonsai enthusiast husband, Brad, two daughters, and Mademoiselle, the world’s most elegant guinea pig. Her work has been featured in Enchanted Conversation, Marrow Magazine, and 101 Words, among others.

You can find more on Katie’s website.

Désirée Jung – Canada

Desirée Jung is an artist born in Brazil and adopted by Vancouver, Canada. She has published translations, poetry, and fiction in magazines around the world. And participated in artist residencies. She has a film degree from Vancouver Film School, a BFA and a MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia. Writing, for her, is a hopeless attempt to capture light. Her most recent work, a series of video poems about memory, landscape, and what is not-all out there, has been screened in several film festivals.

Find more on Desiree’s website.

Dylan James – Columbus, OH, USA

Dylan James is an emerging writer and Ohio University alumnus based out of Columbus, Ohio. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Rivanna Review, Metonym Journal, Unstamatic Magazine and more. Find him on Instagram.