Frederick Pollack

Frederick Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure and Happiness, both published by Story Line Press. A collection of shorter poems, A Poverty of Words, forthcoming in January 2015 from Prolific Press. Has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Representations, Magma (UK), Iota (UK), Bateau, Main Street Rag, Fulcrum, etc. Online, poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, BlazeVox, The New Hampshire Review, Mudlark, Occupoetry, Faircloth Review, Triggerfish, etc. Adjunct professor creative writing George Washington University.

Notes on Form, Volume 1, Issue 2

Maria S. Picone

Maria S. Picone has an MFA from Goddard College. Her work appears in the Homestead Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, GTK Creative, and, of course, the Magnolia Review. Her photography documents the interesting and unusual places she’s been, including Cambodia, Uganda, and Australia. Her Twitter is @mspicone, and her website is

Water Kinesis 1, Water Kinesis 2, and Water Kinesis 3, Volume 1, Issue 2
Elephant in the Forest and Brink of the Nile, Volume 2, Issue 2

Migration, Tell the Story, and A Moment of Silence, Volume 6, Issue 2


Richard King Perkins II

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA, with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.

Four Flashes After Midnight and Flesh Shall See, Volume 1, Issue 1
The Mote in Her Eye and The Inconstant Blue, Volume 1, Issue 2
Ruins of Black Opium, The Offering of Any God, and Seaside Graphic Novel, Volume 3, Issue 2
Wreath of White, October Fire, and Orange Flame, Volume 4, Issue 1

Michael Passafiume

Michael Passafiume is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, The Blue Hour Magazine, Dirty Chai, Drunk Monkeys, KNOCK Magazine, The Louisville Review, Meat for Tea, Minetta Review, Poetry Quarterly, SLAB and The Subterranean Quarterly, among others. His chapbook, Archipelagos, will be published by Blue Hour Press in Spring 2015. Michael was co-poetry editor (2012-2014) at Lunch Ticket, a literary journal from the MFA community at Antioch University Los Angeles.

no mas, Volume 1, Issue 2

Todd Mercer

Todd Mercer was nominated for Best of the Net in 2018. Mercer won 1st, 2nd & 3rd place of the Kent County Dyer-Ives Poetry Prizes and the won Grand Rapids Festival Flash Fiction Prize. His digital chapbook Life-wish Maintenance is posted at Right Hand Pointing. Recent work appears in: Leaves of Ink, The Pangolin Review. Postcard Poems and Prose, Praxis and Soft Cartel.

The Tow-Boat Captain and Oceanic Atmospheric, Volume 1, Issue 2
Billy Fell Through (Clam Lake, 1928), Volume 2, Issue 1
Calendar Senior, aka Captain Miracle; Ingenue Meets Gravity; and In the Great Green Room, Volume 5, Issue 1

Michael P. McManus

Michael P. McManus has published poems and short stories in numerous publications. These include Louisiana Literature, Texas Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, Prism International, The MacGuffin, Pennsylvania Review, The Dublin Quarterly, Texas Review, Burnside Review, and O-Dark-Thirty, among others. He is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His poetry has received Pushcart Prize nominations as well as The Virginia Award and The Oceans Prize.

I am Told, Volume 1, Issue 2

Carolyn Martin

Carolyn Martin is blissfully retired in Clackamas, OR, where she gardens, writes and plays with creative friends. Her second poetry collection, The Way a Woman Knows, was released in 2015 by The Poetry Box ( Since her only poem written in high school was red-penciled as “extremely maudlin,” she is still amazed she continues to write.

From the Country Called “Abroad,” Volume 1, Issue 2