AUTHORS EXPOSED | NOVEMBER 2020




Sophia Al-Banaa

is a Kuwaiti-American Muslim woman poet whose dual identity is intimately centered in what she writes, as well as the human condition as a whole, including chronic pain & migraines. Her work is also published in aaduna, Rutgers University Writers House & Rookie Magazine. Her twitter is @safeeyiah.


Elizabeth Bates

is a writer and teaches (now to digitized faces on a computer screen). She lives in Washington state in a house filled with boys: her husband, her son, and two Siberian Huskies. Bates has recent or forthcoming work in Versification, The Daily Drunk, Seaborne Magazine, and elsewhere. She tweets about writing, life, and teaching at @ElizabethKBates.


Coleman Bomar

is a writer who gets scared at night and sleeps during the day.


Scott Bryan

has sobered up and his wrists have healed. While barely maintaining the illusion of nonchalant productivity he has edited for Music in Minnesota, sold zines from Denver to D.C., found refuge in a pulsating community of underground lit mags, and produced enough self-indulgent insanity to occupy an entire website (getitawayfromme.com).


Cavar

is a PhD student, writer, and transgender-about-town. Author of the fiction chapbook A HOLE WALKED IN (Sword and Kettle Press, Dec. 2020), Cavar has had work featured in The Offing, Electric Literature, 3:am Magazine, and elsewhere. They read for Stone of Madness Press, blog at sarahcavar.wordpress.com, tweet @cavarsarah, and only sometimes violate the rule of three.


Claire Denson

was once recognized in a Detroit mosh pit from that time she kicked ass in a Chicago mosh pit. She reads for The Adroit Journal, holds an MFA from UNCG, and you can find her work in Hobart, Sporklet, Glass, The Massachusetts Review, secretly taped in the crevasses of Luther Co-op in Ann Arbor, and elsewhere. Twitter: @shmaireshmen Website: clairedenson.com


Julie Easley

is a tattoo addicted, feminist, poet, writer and artist from Saltburn, and event’s organiser/host for DiVerse, a monthly cabaret of ‘other voices.’ She is a widely travelled misfit, never quite belonging anywhere, and uses her working-class voice to shout out about stuff that bothers her. She writes about racism, gender equality, abuse and the white privileges she met on her travels. A proud member of Tees Women Poets, and a Deranged Poetess, Julie has performed nationally and internationally. Twitter: @JulieEasley


Sam Frost

is a writer who constantly digs her past up and spews it onto the page, spends too much time and money drinking kombucha, and is always craving fast food breakfast. Find more work at The Hellebore, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, Floodlight Poetry, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @sammfrostt.


Kenleigh Gilbert

is a 19 year old writer from the Western region of North Carolina who currently resides in Asheville. She is a traveler, animal lover, photographer, and proud Aspie. She can be found on Twitter as @bookitschken, and on Instagram as @a.smile.from.a.veil


Amie M. Geistman

holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of New Orleans as well as a BA in Sociology from Louisiana State University. She’s bounced around from retail to restaurants to hair salons and finally stuck with copywriting, the perfect job for someone who wants to be a quasi-expert in every conceivable industry. (She blames this on the four Gemini placements in her birth chart, naturally.) Her work can be found in (mac)ro(mic), ViaNolaVie, The Daily Drunk, and Dream Journal. Amie lives and writes in Houston, TX.


Harmony

(she/her) is a lowly twenty something flitting between jobs and writing in the small spaces. You’ll find her tweeting behind the scenes @BanditFiction or inanely from her personal account @misshurf. She has work forthcoming on Ayaskala and Keeping It Under Wraps: Sex. She still secretly reads YA.


Stephen J. Golds

was born in London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs. His novel Say Goodbye When I’m Gone was released by Red Dog Press in October 2020 and another novel Glamour Girl Gone will be released by Close to The Bone Press January 2021


Erwin Dink

is a poet, an invocateur, an accidental yogi and he dabbles in patamysticism which is the spiritual branch of pataphysics. His experiences as a survivor of childhood sexual victimization inform his writing. He blogs at killyour.guru.


Zebulon Huset

is a teacher, writer and photographer living in San Diego. His writing has recently appeared in Meridian, The Southern Review, Louisville Review, Fence, Rosebud, Atlanta Review, Texas Review and Fjords Review among others. He publishes a writing prompt blog Notebooking Daily and is the editor of the journal Coastal Shelf.


Keith Langston

is a New York-based writer. He loves staying in on Friday nights and watching movies, having hot tea with breakfast, and ice tea with lunch. Yes, he’s basically an old woman trapped in a young man’s body. He’s ok with that. He also writes for Passport Magazine and Screen Rant, among others. Follow him @Keith_From_Ohio


KKUURRTT

is glad you read his thing. He can be found on twitter at @wwwkurtcom.


Jason Love

was born in Camden, NJ and still lives in South Jersey. This is his first published poem. He is pretty excited about it. You can reach him on Twitter @jason_love1


Sarena Mason

holds a B.A. of Science in English, with a minor in psychology, from Middle Tennessee State University, where she was awarded the Homer J. Pittard Creative Writing Award scholarship. Her poem “Bees” was chosen to represent MTSU at the 2020 Southern Literary Festival Undergraduate Writing Competition. Her poems have been published in The American Journal of Poetry, The Tennessee Magazine, and other fine literary spaces. Sarena writes from historic Franklin, Tennessee, with the assistance of her two cats, Agatha Cat-stie and Miss Marple. Find her on Twitter @SarenaAngeline


James Lilley

33, Married Father of three. From Swansea, Wales works by day as a network engineer, is a retired professional boxer and active Bareknuckle Fighter and MMA fighter. Have been writing as a hobby since he was young, deciding to take the hobby more seriously this year enrolling for a Part Time Degree in Creative Writing.


Claire Marsden

enjoys writing poetry, CNF and flash fiction and is pleased many of her pieces have found wonderful homes. When she isn’t wild swimming or tramping through the woods she can usually be found squirrelled away at home, writing (and eating crisps). You can say hi to her on twitter @occulife. 


Louise Mather

is a writer and poet from England. You can find her on Twitter @lm2020uk and her work/upcoming work in Streetcake Magazine and The Cabinet of Heed.


Linda McMullen

is a wife, mother, diplomat, and homesick Wisconsinite. Her short stories and the occasional poem have appeared in over sixty literary magazines, including Drunk Monkeys, Storgy, and Newfound.


Jake McAuliffe

is a cancer research PhD candidate from Cork, Ireland. He has work published in a few places online that mean a lot to him. Follow his Twitter @JakeMcAwful — or don’t, that’s okay too. Can crack every bone in his body, just about. Sometimes when he tries crack his neck, it feels like he’s about to die, but he usually doesn’t.


Vic Nogay’s

work appears or is forthcoming in The Daily Drunk, Anti-Heroin Chic, (mac)ro(mic), Ellipsis, and others. She writes to explore her traumas, misremembrances, and Ohio, where she is from. Vic is a mother and animal cruelty investigator and aims to be unapologetically authentic. Twitter: @vicnogay. Read: linktr.ee/vicnogay.


C.G. Nelson

has been an avid reader of poetry since she was thirteen years old. Her first loves were Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. She went to the University of Washington, where she graduated with a degree in English and Philosophy. She enjoys writing poetry and short fiction from her home near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Find her on Twitter @CGNelsonwrites.


Meghan Sutherland

is a Canadian writer and poet. You can find her most recent poetry publications at Rejection Letters, The Daily Drunk, and now Versification. Meghan has a blog brimming with confessional essays at https://meghanfsutherland.wordpress.com/ and is currently conceiving her first novel. Meghan can also be found on Twitter @MegsDregs, talking mostly about books and music.


Paul Rousseau

is published in sundry literary and medical journals. He is a lover of dogs, chocolate, and books, and on a good day, staring at a trail of ants. He is currently marooned without a personal flotation device in Charleston, South Carolina, “the sauna of the south.”


Andrew Velzian

holds a BA Hons in Creative Writing and has several stories and poems published both online and in print. He currently works as prose editor for Blanket Sea Magazine and contributing editor at Barren Magazine. He recently returned to Orkney after living in Vietnam where he now teaches English as a second language.


Jerica Taylor

is a neurodivergent queer cook, birder, and chicken herder. She lives with her wife and young daughter in Western Massachusetts. Twitter @jericatruly


Isabel J Wallace

is a queer writer and registered nurse working in Florida. The swamp has left her predisposed towards ghost stories and the certainty that something is always lurking just out of sight. She’s been published in Malaise: a Horror Anthology, as well as in Perhappened Mag and Stone of Madness Press. She can be found @izzyjowalls on Twitter.










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