AUTHORS EXPOSED | JUNE 2020

Please take a moment to read about our authors.

Special thanks to: Travis Cravey, Chris G., Holly Rae Garcia, and Lindsey Heatherly



Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist, from Athens, Greece. A Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions nominated writer, her work can be found in many journals, such as Okay Donkey, Kanstellation, Open Pen and others. Despite her strong irony detection skills, she believes in positive thinking and happily ever afters, but only on sunny days and full moon nights.

Clayre Benzadón is a punk feminist poet who resides in Miami, Florida. Clayre Benzadón is a third-year MFA student at the University of Miami, Sinking City’s editor, and Broadsided Press’s Instagram editor. Her chapbook Liminal Zenith was published by SurVision Books. She was awarded the 2019 Alfred Boas Poetry Prize for “Linguistic Rewilding”, and has been published by The Acentos Review, Pussy Magic, Kissing Dynamite, and Hobart (as well as other publications). When she’s not obsessing with her Gemini sun/rising and Virgo moon personality, Clayre attempts to bake and cook without injuring herself (or doing anything else for that matter; her roommate has coined this phenomenon the “Clayre Effect”.)


S. T. Brant teaches in Las Vegas. Growing up he played bass in a band badly. The band was good, but he wasn’t. He was made fun of once at a show because everyone else could improvise, and he couldn’t, so he played… just various notes that didn’t fit. He moved on to writing thirteen page poems without periods in some rebellious attempt to overthrow infinity. How’d that go, S?


J. Bradley is the author of On the Campaign Trail (Long Day Press, 2020). He lives at jbradleywrites.com.


Olivia Braley (she/her) is a Reader at Longleaf Review and pursuing her Master’s of Liberal Arts at St. John’s College. She can be found talking about poetry, feminism, and her armpit hair on Twitter @OliviaBraley.


Chris L. Butler is a Black and Dutch poet, essayist, and notebook graffiti artist. He severely misses playing bike polo and traveling. You can find some of his work on Medium, The Bayou Review, and on the NewPagesBlog


Sean Cho A. is an MFA candidate (underpaid composition instructor). He likes some of this poems (but not the published ones, besides this one. This one is groovy).


Jessica Frelow is a storyteller. She lives and writes in the New York metro area. Read more at Jessicafrelow.com


Alane Ford works in organ donation and writes punk lyrics in hospital parking lots throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Jasmine Flowers is a well-watered poet from Birmingham, AL. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Rejection Letters, perhappened mag, giallo, and Mineral Lit Mag. She wonders if jasmines are her favorite flowers. Follow her on Twitter: @jas_flow.


Kenleigh Gilbert is a 19 year old writer and self-proclaimed Aspie from the western region of North Carolina. In her spare time she also enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her pets.



John Grey is an Australian born, US poet with a liking for travel (can’t do that at the moment) and eating in restaurants (also forbidden) who’s been quarantined into writing much more poetry in the past two months than is healthy.


Lindsey Heatherly is a writer and pharmacy technician living in Upstate South Carolina. She enjoys writing about the messy stuff and prefers grit over convenience. You can find her on Twitter: @rydanmardsey


Q. M. Hall is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief for Grimm Tales Journal,Assistant Editor for the Grimm Fairytale Rejects Book Blog, and has edited various other literary journals. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence and is an alum of the Kettle Pond Writers’ Conference. Her words have appeared in the Scarletleaf Review, Breadcrumbs Magazine, the Grief Diaries, and more. You can find her on Twitter ( @qmhall_ ).


MEH is Matthew E. Henry, a multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominated poet. The author of Teaching While Black (Main Street Rag, 2020), his recent works are appearing or forthcoming in Baltimore Review, Bryant Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, The New Verse News, Ploughshares, Poemeleon, The Radical Teacher, Rejection Lit, The Revolution (Relaunch), Solstice, and Spiritus. MEH is an educator who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University, yet continued to spend money he didn’t have completing an MA in theology and a PhD in education. His work can be found on MEHPoeting.com.


Wilson Koewing is a writer from South Carolina. His work is forthcoming in (Mac)ro(Mic), Tiny Molecules, The Fiction Pool, The Loch Raven Review and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.



Justin Losey is a pixel artist and sometimes writer, who lives in a small Midwestern town with his wife and dog. Follow him on Twitter @crunchiestaco where he praises food service workers (and the occasional cheesy gordita crunch). This is his first published work.


Michael Luketich lives in Florida, but calls Ohio home. A writer trapped in a lawyer’s body, his work appears when it has a chance. He’s the author of a book that implores you not to read it and a self-help book for other books. Twitter: @mikeluketich


Roger Li is a high school student from the Chicagoland area. He primarily focuses on the journalistic writing form, and has published in local newspapers, such as “Journal & Topics,” but enjoys to fill the other part of his time with flash fiction and poetry. Besides writing, he likes to road bike, run, play chess, and hang out with his friends. He has a husky named Wilson from Texas.


Lisa Lerma Weber is made of equal parts dreams, questions, and guilt. Her words and photography have appeared in numerous publications. When not writing, she enjoys boxing. Follow her on Twitter @LisaLermaWeber


Eric Lochridge (he/him) is just hanging out to see what happens next. Find him @ericedits / ericedits.wordpress.com


Scott Manley Hadley (@Scott_Hadley) is Satire Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019. Publications include Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018), My Father, From A Distance (Selcouth Station Press, 2019) and the pleasure of regret (Broken Sleep Books, forthcoming late 2020). Scott blogs at TriumphoftheNow.com.


Michael McGill is a poet from Edinburgh, Scotland who has recently had work published by Lunate, FEED, 24 Unread Messages, The Cabinet of Heed and detritus. His overheard comments and photopoem projects regularly appear on Twitter and Instagram. Twitter: @MMcGill09 Instagram: michael7209


Jay Miller is an editor and writer living in Montreal. He enjoys windowshopping outside of butcher shops and engraving studios. His presence and purity is indicated by deep hues of a cyan-magenta colour in a conventional Ehrlich test. If the shade appears faded, it’s likely imitation Jay; if this occurs under qualified supervision, ingest immediately and dial your local poison control to receive a full refund. In any other case, always remember: bunk is junk.


Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Bisbee, Arizona. She has published books with numerous small presses. Her most recent volumes, “Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices” (Czykmate Press), “Death and Heartbreak” (Weasel Press), and “Cocktails at Denny’s” (Alien Buddha Press) were released in 2019. Leah’s work appears in Blunderbuss, Citron Review, The Spectacle, Miracle Monocle, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, and other publications. She won honorable mention in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry contest.


Mackenzie Moore is an LA based writer. She smears mustard on everything and has trouble drinking water.


Laura Owens writes from a small apartment in Oxford, UK, and animates characters in videogames for a living. When she gets some downtime, you’ll find her with crochet hook in hand, or tweeting @laurabethowens.


Dave O’Leary is a writer and musician living in Seattle. He keeps watch over the Little Free Library across the street and he misses the cats.


df parizeau is a french-canadian writer who has more teeth in his mouth than the average adult. his work has been featured online and in print by a smattering of publications. he has a firm belief in the 3-0 curveball and that cherry is the best pie. Twitter: @belowtheeaves Website: dfparizeau.com



Chris Prewitt. Appalachian. Paradise Hammer (SurVision Books). Neosurrealist. So…a surreallbilly?



Charlotte VanWerven lives in the Pacific Northwest and regularly conspires with the cloudy weather. Their work has appeared in Into the Void, Eastern Iowa Review, Gold Man Review, The Helix, Columbia College Literary Review, and others.Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/CVanWerven



Andrew Velzian: Andrew 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.


Arel Wiederholt Kassar writes disproportionately about poultry. He’s from San Francisco.



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