AUTHORS EXPOSED | SEPTEMBER 2020


Sahana Ahmed

Sahana Ahmed is a novelist from Gurugram, India. Find her online at www.sahanaahmed.com.



Amanda Crum

Amanda Crum is a writer from Kentucky whose work can be found in publications such as Barren Magazine, The Hellebore, and Eastern Iowa Review. She is the author of two novels and five books of poetry, two of which made the shortlist for Bram Stoker Award nominations. Amanda lives in a small town with her family, where she feeds a healthy obsession with horror.




Fizza Abbas

Fizza Abbas is a Content Writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming on quite a few platforms including Poetry Village, Poetry Pacific, The Stone of Madness Press, Neuro Logical Magazine, Serotonin Poetry, One Hand Clapping Magazine, London Grip and elsewhere. She can be reached at @fizzawrites on Twitter.



Bob Carlton

Bob Carlton (Twitter @bobcarlton3) lives and works in Leander, TX.




Elizabeth Estochen

Elizabeth is a queer/non-binary poet and editor based in Charleston, South Carolina. Her work has appeared in Emerge Literary Journal and Barren Magazine, they are a first reader for Ploughshares, and their chapbook, For Love, and for Cruelty was published in January 2020 by WordTech Editions.



Steve Gergley

Steve Gergley is a writer and runner based in Warwick, New York. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, A-Minor, After the Pause, Barren Magazine, Maudlin House, Pithead Chapel, and others. In addition to writing fiction, he has composed and recorded five albums of original music. His fiction can be found at: https://stevegergleyauthor.wordpress.com/




Kaustuv Ghosh

Migrant, traveller and technologist, Kaustuv Ghosh writes regularly in the Story Hall, Poetry Palace and The Junction, in Medium. He has been published in the Singapore Poetry Blog, Unpublishable Zine and Versification Zine. He draws on predominantly American traditions for style and words, especially Frank O Hara and Robert Penn Warren. At the same time, his Asian surroundings and the tropical landscapes he lives in inform the spirit of his work. Kaustuv does not believe in borders except the ones which need to be crossed. He is passionate about decentralization and the power of networks bringing people together. Kaustuv lives in Singapore with his painter wife. His twitter handle is @writerbytheriv2.



Guido Garcia Lueches

Guido García Lueches is a London based poet and theatre maker. Bilingual, bisexual, immigrant. Make of that what you will.Guido’s poetry was first published in Invisible Presence: A New Voice, Emerging British Latino Writers. Find him online @ElGuidoGarcia




Lindsey Heatherly

Lindsey writes to keep her brain healthy. She loves authenticity more than anything else in the world.



Ebube J

Ebube is a writer from Nigeria. She enjoys everything that is pure and art. When she isn’t writing she creates beautiful digital interfaces.Find her on Twitter @justEbube



Rachel Hessom

Rachel Hessom is a writer based in the UK. She spends her time writing poetry and fiction and she has self published several novels over the past few years. She also writes a daily poetry blog called patientandkindlove.com and tweets words that resemble poems. She is also training to be a teacher so that she can pass on her love of poetry to the next generation. Twitter: @patientandkind2



Amory Lang

Amory Lang is a writer and filmmaker from a tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean. They were born in 2000 and will probably die in obscurity. Amory fears their own transformation from gifted child to burnt-out adult, though that process is already well underway. This is the first time that their poetry has appeared in any publication.




Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga is an award-winning South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She is currently the director of the Internship Program at Africa In Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights with Africa’s leading storytellers, as well as the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled the heart is a caged animal, published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest chapbook, psalm for chrysanthemums, has been selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books to be published in the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook box set.



Devin Pope

Devin Kate Pope is a writer based in Tempe, AZ, and had to Google “fancy motorcycle tires” for poem research. She can be found in her backyard picking oranges or online at @devinkatepope (Twitter and Instagram).




Damon McKinney

Damon McKinney is an Indigenous writer from Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He has a B.A in English with a Minor in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in JMWW blog, Equinox, Fancy Arm Hole Series 1, and Knights Library Magazine and JHHF Review. He is the former Associate Editor for Likely Red Press, a former Contributing Editor of Fiction for Barren Magazine, and the Managing Editor for Emerge Literary Journal.



Miriam Navarro Prieto

Miriam Navarro Prieto (she/her), Spanish artist who drifted from visual to performance art, now mainly focused on writing short stories and poems on autobiography, ecology, queerness… She also loves playing with language. Her first poetry chapbook is called ‘Todo está vivo’ (‘Everything is Alive’). Her work appears on Queer.Archive.Work’s ‘Urgency Reader 2’ and Ayaskala.




Vincent Poturica

Vincent Poturica lives with his wife and kids in rural Northern California, where he teaches at Mendocino College because he couldn’t make it as a punker. His writing appears in New England Review, Foundry, Western Humanities Review, and 7×7.



Gaia Rajan

Gaia Rajan lives in Andover, MA. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Rust+Moth, Hobart, Kissing Dynamite, Glass Poetry, Eunoia Review, Mineral Lit, and elsewhere. She tweets @gaia_writes. She hopes you have a wonderful day.



Laia Sales Merino

Laia Sales Merino is a poet currently living in her native village in the Catalan Pyrenees, among bitter memories, beer diets and sweet sweet laughter. Her work can be found in Ambit, Anthropocene, harana poetry, I’ll Show you Mine Journal and the UEA 2019 Poetry Anthology among others.




Fred Shrum III

Fred Shrum, III was born near Washington, D.C. and grew up in Florida. He attended the University of South Florida and earned a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Business Administration. Fred has previously published poetry, short fiction and true crime. Fred enjoys the beach, baseball, and all things crime and horror. Twitter: @fshrum Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/gdr7Tf Blog: http://fredshrum.wordpress.com Facebook: @fredshrum



Jay Wallace

Jay Wallace lives in Northern Colorado and spends way too much time on Twitter. He’s a writer for BandWagon Magazine out of Greeley and a contributor to the online Vaporwave zine Visual Signals, and has a love of poetry, art films, bad films, cars & motorcycles, and experimental music. See his retweets and likes at @jaywallace1.




Abigail Swoboda

Abigail Swoboda spits and knits in Philadelphia, PA. But you can find them on their website abigailswoboda.com or on Twitter @orbigail or Instagram @honeymoonbeam.


Surina Venkat

Surina Venkat spent most of her childhood sneaking books into her room so she could read when she was supposed to be sleeping. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.



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