Daniel Leonard – Illinois, USA
My name is Daniel Leonard. Daniel lives in Chicago, IL with his beautiful wife and two lovely children. He enjoy reading and writing poetry. His go-to pastime usually involves an independent bookstore and a coffee in hand, or a hike in the woods with his family. He loves each season and uncovering the beauty they conceal. He loves language, words, syntax, and the power they have. A college professor once said, “show, don’t tell”. Every word, structure, and punctuation has its purpose. “I love when they surprise me.”
You can read more of Daniel’s works on his blog.
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.
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.
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.
Rachel Loughlin – Virginia, USA
Rachel Loughlin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received the Undergraduate Poetry Award. She is a graphic designer, eternally optimistic gardener, runner, muralist, and writer living in Richmond, Virginia. Rachel explores the intersections of nature, sensuality, and deconstructed spirituality through her poetry. Her work appears in Pure Slush Books, Green Ink Poetry, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Paddler Press, Flora Fiction Literary Magazine, Musing Publications, Moss Piglet, Plum Tree Tavern, and Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Find Rachel on Instagram for more.
Jhemar Lagata – Philippines
Jhemar C. Lagata, is a novelist, poet, fictionist, illustrator, blogger, literary editor, freelance writer, essayist, scriptwriter, song composer, spoken word poetry artist, contributing author, and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ Community, based in Santa Ana, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. He has published works in various types of international and local publications, in both print and electronic formats. He is the founder of Hiwaga, an online literary magazine, and the editor of its pieces.
Christine Marie Lim Magpile – Manilla, Philippines
Christine Marie Lim Magpile graduated Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (BSEd) major in History She is currently finishing her MA in Araling Pilipino (Philippine Studies) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Aside from teaching Social Studies and Filipino, Magpile is also textbook author, award-winning creative writer, editor, and translator.
Liz Lydic – Southern California, USA
Liz Lydic is a mom, writer, and local government employee in the Los Angeles area. She also does theatre stuff.
Find more on Liz’s website.
Lucy – UK
Lucy is a retired tutor who moved to the South Coast of England to begin a new life after discovering her roots, having traced her ancestors back over centuries. As an adopted person this had a special relevance. She enjoys writing and art in her spare time.
Alyxander LaBranche – Michigan, USA
Alyxander LaBranche is a mixed race, trans, Mass Communication BA and Graphic Design AAS student born in Detroit, Michigan. A defining aspect of his life was growing up surrounded by supportive educators who nurtured his creativity fostering a commitment to art. With the whims and woes of life, he found his spark flickering, which was reignited by the adoption of his kitten Bynx (Thackerie). The fight for economic equality and food security is a cause that he cares for personally, making conversation about what those terms mean to individuals within the community and volunteering at local food pantries.
Elizabeth Liang – Potomac, Maryland, USA
Elizabeth writes during nap time for her three children and loves baking. Both require precision with a sprinkle of luck. When not reading or brainstorming story ideas, Elizabeth writes YA SFF.
Jacquie E. Lewis – New Mexico, USA
Jacquie E. Lewis is a retired psychologist. She has co-edited two books, Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares and Weaving Dreams into the Classroom. She lives with her husband, Joe, Thai Dye, who was rescued from the dog meat trade in Thailand, and Pandora the box turtle, who she has lived with since 1984. Jacquie has been vegan since 1990 and meditates daily. She also attends silent meditation retreats, is a race walker, lifts weights, and does yoga. She is currently writing an autobiographical novel about the 1960s.
Kate Lunn-Pigula – UK
Kate Lunn-Pigula has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham. Her work has been published by Litro, Clover and White, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Idle Ink, The Honest Ulsterman, Other People’s Flowers, Bunbury Magazine and Thresholds, amongst others.
Farrah Lucia – Italy
Farrah is an unpublished writer, poet, and late bloomer, born in England and currently living in Italy with her husband and Maltese terrier. She has over ten years’ experience in the charity sector and is currently studying for a BA degree in psychology and philosophy, in between her determination to learn Italian and make pizza. She enjoys magical realism, and post-colonial studies, as well painting in watercolour. Her writing concentrates on love, intersectional feminism, and challenging the status quo.
Eva Lynch-Comer – New Jersey, USA
Eva Lynch-Comer holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Hamilton College where she received the John V. A. Weaver Poetry Prize and the Sydna Stern Weiss Essay Prize in Women’s Studies. Her poetry has appeared in Nightingale & Sparrow, Capsule Stories, and Peach Velvet Magazine, among others. She enjoys singing, journaling, and drinking tea.