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Issue #8, January 2023

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  • Erika Seshadri lives on an animal rescue ranch in Florida with her family. When not caring for tame critters or feral children, she can be found writing.

  • Fletch Fletcher is a science teacher, a poet and author of "Existing Science" through Assure Press, a brother, a friend, and an observer of how all people connect to everything around them. We need to strive for connection if we are to ever be better than we are.

  • Ashley Danielle Ryle's work has most recently appeared in Zone3, Cheat River Review, Cordella, and Raleigh Review. Her chapbook, "Fetching My Sister" is with Dancing Girl Press, and she was a recipient of a brief residency through the Kentucky Foundation for Women in 2014. She earned her MFA from West Virginia University and currently resides with her husband in central Pennsylvania.

  • Akiva Israel, Prison Poet, is a 38-year-old transgender graduate of UC Berkeley and is currently incarcerated at Mule Creek State Prison in California.

  • Rebecca Pyle is a writer and an artist, her artwork and poetry and essays and fiction appearing in journals as varying as West Trestle Review, Alexandria Quarterly, Hong Kong Review, New England Review; Eclectica, Fugue, Permafrost, William and Mary Review, Map Literary, Festival Review. See Rebecca lives in foothills of the Wasatch range, in Utah. Her fiction has been Pushcart-nominated.

  • Emme Wright has worked as a hostage negotiator, toxic waste handler, event planner, private chef, animal wrangler, chauffeur, educator, personal assistant, crisis manager, activities coordinator, emergency medical technician, monster hunter, and any other necessary job that popped up while she was a stay-at-home mom to three children. Now she’s writing a book. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing, an M. Ed., and is currently finishing her Master’s in Writing at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Emily Talvacchia is an undergraduate at Rutgers University studying English and creative writing. She is from the Jersey Shore and lives there with her family.

  • Jamie Willoughby has music forthcoming in Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions, and his fiction has appeared in The Aurora Journal. He is a senior in high school at Geffen Academy in Los Angeles.

  • Cristina Querrer was born and raised in the Philippines, post-Vietnam War, during the Marcos regime, pre-Mount Pinatubo eruption, as a US Air Force military child. Querrer has two published books of poetry, “By Astrolabes & Constellations” by Agave Press that won a silver medal from Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Award, and chapbook, “The Art of Exporting”, by dancing girl press, and other various publications online and in print. She is a U.S. Army veteran, has an MFA in Creative Writing and an MLIS. She is a writer, visual artist, singer/songwriter, producer, and podcaster. You can learn more about her and her work at

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