Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish a novel.
John Maurer is a 23-year-old writer from Pittsburgh who writes fiction, poetry, and everything in-between, but his work always strives to portray that what is true is beautiful. He has been previously published in Claudius Speaks, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Thought Catalog, and more than twenty others. @JohnPMaurer (johnpmaurer.com)
Terracotta Castle, Lost at Sea, and Padded Walls, Volume 5, Issue 2
Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press), and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and her poetry is published or forthcoming in Public Pool, Rising Phoenix Review, The Legendary, Germ Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Brain Mill Press, Haunted Waters Press, and others. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Follow her on twitter: @wordperv, and IG: @wordperv79.
A Choose Your Own Path Poem, Permanence, Fall Leaves, Yellow, and Original Sin, Volume 5, Issue 2
Caitlin Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Johnson’s work has appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Narrative Northeast, Pembroke Magazine, and Vagina: The Zine, among other outlets. A chapbook, Boomerang Girl, was published in 2015 by Tiger’s Eye Press, and a full-length collection, Gods in the Wilderness, was published in 2016 by Pink. Girl. Ink. Press.
La Pucelle and Saint Joan, Volume 5, Issue 2
Maranda Huffort studied Creative Writing at Rosemont College. She currently teaches English Composition at McCann School of Business and Technology, Allentown PA. In her spare time she enjoys camping, reading books, and walking with her two basset hounds.
Barren and How Long Do You Plan on Staying, Volume 5, Issue 2
Kara Goughnour is a queer writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative and Professional Writing from The University of Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of the 2018 Gerald Stern Poetry Award, and has work published or forthcoming in Third Point Press, the Southampton Review, and over twenty others. Follow her on Twitter @kara_goughnour or read her collected and exclusive works at karagoughnour.com.
Pigeon Brain, Hearing the Silence, Housing Plans, Jackfruit, and Fish-Freezer Algor Mortis, Volume 5, Issue 2
Alexander Garza is a Mexican American writer from Houston, Texas. His work has been published in Nine Muses Poetry (forthcoming), Literal Magazine, and BroadwayWorld-Houston. His poetry and art explores topics such as mental health disorders, race, class, and gender. Alex shares his journey through poetry and art. Visit http://www.AlexanderPGarza.com. Twitter/IG: @alexanderpgarza.
Aubade Interrupted, Fuzzy Yellow Ball, and The Writer Leaves a Trail of Destruction, Volume 5, Issue 2