Ben McClure – Western Australia

Ben McClure is a writer and filmmaker. Born and raised in the United States, he now makes his home in Perth, Australia where he works with a Christian missionary society alongside his wife Liesbeth and their three daughters. He enjoys creating stories for work and for fun. He gets excited about science fiction and superheroes, and is deeply interested in matters of faith.

You can follow his WordPress blog.

Michelle Marcoux Schuneman – Ontario, Canada

Michelle Marcoux Schuneman is an emerging photographer who grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is inspired by the pandemic and cultural events with a strong intent to be seen. She is currently studying to be a yoga teacher and enjoys painting, playing guitar and Ukulele and is looking forward to making new and old connections.

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.

Cameron Morse – Missouri, USA

Cameron Morse is Senior Reviews editor at Harbor Review and the author of eight collections of poetry. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is The Thing Is (Briar Creek Press, 2021). He holds an MFA from the University of Kansas City-Missouri and lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife Lili and three children. For more information, check out his Facebook page or website.

Follow Cameron on Facebook or visit his website.

John Muro – Connecticut, USA

A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, as well as the Best of the Net Award, John Muro is a resident of Connecticut, a graduate of Trinity College and a lover of all things chocolate. He has published two volumes of poems — In the Lilac Hour and Pastoral Suite — in 2020 and 2022, respectively. Both books were published by Antrim House, and both are available on Amazon. John’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Acumen, Barnstorm, Grey Sparrow, MockingOwl Roost, River Heron, Sky Island and the Valparaiso Review.

You may follow John on Instagram.

Ammanda Selethia Moore – USA

Ammanda Selethia Moore (they/elle) is a non-binary poet and writer who also teaches English at Norco College. Their poetry has been published in Synchronized Chaos, Literary Yard, and The Journal of Radical Wonder. They live with their partner in sunny southern California.

Find more on Ammanda on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Linda Maxwell – South Carolina, USA

Linda Maxwell is a mom, an English teacher, and a writer who has published in Catholic Digest, Southern Women’s Review, Tidelands, GAB News, SC Living, Chicken Soup for the Soil and The Georgetown Times. She completed her B.A. and M.A. at the University of New Mexico and a second M.A. from Eastern Kentucky University. Her teaching experiences have taken her to the Laguna-Acoma Reservation, the U.S. Territory of Guam, a few rural schools and some others in between. She is currently working with a professional athlete to develop his autobiography.

Diane Mascherin – Ontario, Canada

Diane Mascherin is an artist living in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, mainly focusing on nature. Book cover design, mixed media art and sculpture are just a few of her favourite things.

Clare Marsh – Kent, UK

Clare Marsh lives in Kent, UK and is an international adoption social worker. She has won the Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition and the 2020 Olga Sinclair Short Story Prize. Her writing has appeared recently in Mslexia. It has been featured in Ink, Sweat and Tears, Lighthouse, Flash Flood, Places of Poetry, Rebel Talk, Oxford Flash Fiction, Cauldron and Acropolis anthologies. She was awarded M.A. Creative Writing (University of Kent) in 2018 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a poem in The Binnacle in 2017.

Find more on Clare on Twitter.

Ciara Mandulee Mendis – Sri Lanka

Ciara Mandulee Mendis is a Sri Lankan writer. She holds an M.A. in English Studies and she is serving in Sri Lanka Administrative Service. Her debut collection of short stories titled ‘The Red Brick Wall’ (manuscript), was shortlisted for Gratiaen Prize 2020. And her collection of short stories titled ‘The Lanka Box’ (manuscript) is currently shortlisted for Gratiaen Prize 2021. Her writing has appeared in Southeast Asian Review of English, Riptide Journal, Indian Review, Midway Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, Monograph, Channels: Journal of the English Writers’ Collective Sri Lanka and she has work forthcoming in Queen’s Quarterly and The Bombay Review.You can find Ciara here Facebook and Twitter.

Farida Mijindadi – Nasara State, Nigeria

Farida Mijindadi is a speculative fiction writer who struggles with deadlines, writer’s block, and finding the perfect opening line for her stories. When she isn’t complaining about how hard writing is, and promising to never write again — a promise she always breaks after 12 hours — she is hunting for new songs like a mad woman.

Find Farida on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.

EJ Moran – New Jersey, USA

EJ is an avid reader and aspiring author with varied interests in many genres, having written two children’s books with a third in progress. Aside from children’s books, she is working on another short story in a totally different genre, which will hopefully be completed within the next several months.

Jermuel Manarin – Cavite, Philippines

Jermuel Manarin is a Registered National Book Development Board (NBDB) writer from the Philippines, which is dedicated to advancing and nurturing the book industry in the Philippines. He writes stories and poems, and his work has been published in a book called “Kuwento Book: An Anthology of Filipino Stories + Poems ” and will be published in other journals soon. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies at Cavite State University. He’s currently working as Associate Research Writer.

Michael Moreth – Sterling, Illinois USA

Michael Moreth is a recovering Chicagoan living in the rural, micropolitan City of Sterling, the Paris of Northwest Illinois.

Janet McCann – Texas, USA

Janet McCann, is from College Station, Texas. Journals publishing Janet McCann’s work include Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou’wester, America, Christian Century, Christianity and Literature, New York Quarterly, Tendril, and others. She has written four poetry books and six chapbooks. Her most recent poetry book: The Crone at The Casino (Lamar University Press, 2014) She taught at Texas A&M for 47 years. She lives with her dogs, Marple and Poirot, and writes copiously about them.

Claire L. Marsh – Gloucestershire, UK

Claire writes short stories and poems, mainly in the horror or dark fantasy genres. She lives in the Cotswolds, UK with her husband and Phoenix (don’t tell him he’s a kitten. He thinks he’s a mountain lion). She currently works for an organisation that assists police forces nationally, providing support for evidence-based practice. Her background is in forensic psychology, including over nine years lecturing it at postgraduate level. Psychology often creeps into her stories; it could be how someone reacts to trauma or why people don’t intervene if they see violence.

Ebenezer Mikwene Mowete – Edo, Nigeria

Ebenezer Mikwene Mowete is currently studying in the University to become a doctor. Reading, singing and writing are his top passions. He is an avid reader of novels and medical books. He has a keen interest in surgery and on making a global impact. He lives in Benin City, Nigeria.

Makena Metz – Los Angeles, California, USA

Makena Metz writes for the page, screen, and stage. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Chapman University and is a proud member of DGA, ASCAP, WIA, Maestra, and the SCL. Makena’s work has been published with Wordgathering, PearTree Press, The Clockhouse Review, For Page and Screen, Havik, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Wishbone Words, Strange Horizons, and many others. Find her work on Coverfly, New Play Exchange, or Chillsubs.

Find more on Makena’s website, Instagram and Twitter.

Mahvash Mohtadullah – Karachi, Pakistan

Mahvash considers herself somewhat of a “serial corporate rut absconder”. Only because a sabbatical that was to last a year, turned to eight, and she still sees no end in sight. Before that, Mahvash worked in the Financial Services Industry. When she’s not writing, she’s fussing in her head, over ideologies of social justice and equality, with superhero twists! Mahvash has previously published a book of short stories, a book of poetry and essays, and three books in a children’s series.

Find more on Mahvash’s Facebook and Instagram.