Born in London, Michael Paul Hogan is a poet, fiction writer, and literary essayist whose work has been featured extensively in the USA, UK, India, and China. He is the author of six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, Chinese Bolero, with illustrations by the great contemporary painter Li Bin, was published in 2015.
The Fractured Wor[l]ds of Willem Kleist, Volume 5, Issue 1
Don McLellan has worked as a journalist in Canada, South Korea, and Hong Kong. He has published two story collections, In the Quiet After Slaughter (Libros Libertad), shortlisted for a 2009 ReLit Award, and Brunch with the Jackals (Thistledown Press, 2015). More at donmclellan.com.
Brides, Volume 5, Issue 1
Donají Olmedo was born in Mexico City, where she still lives today. English translations of her fiction have appeared in various venues, including The Bitter Oleander, Gargoyle Magazine, The McNeese Review, and xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths. She blogs at Casa de Ateh and edits the chapbook of the same name, where she publishes the work of young Mexican writers.
A Pigeon, Volume 5, Issue 1 (Translated by Toshiya Kamei)
Eric Rasmussen has placed short fiction in Fugue, Sundog Lit, Gulf Stream, Black Fox Literary, and South Carolina Review, among others. He serves as editor of the regional literary journal Barstow & Grand, and fiction reader for Split Lip Magazine. He earned his MFA at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and currently resides in Eau Claire, WI.
When He Caught the Big One, Volume 5, Issue 1
Marygrace Schumann is a writer, educator, editor, and Virgo with a bachelors degree in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. She has worked as an editorial writer for Chicago Woman Magazine, a production editor and typesetter for Hair Trigger 39, a contributing editor for Hair Trigger 2.0, a staff writer for Shredded Magazine, and as an editorial intern for Chief Learning Officer, an offset of Human Capital Media. Her writing has been featured in Thrice Publishing, Hair Trigger 39, Chicago Woman, Chief Learning Officer, and Shredded. When she’s not writing, teaching or editing, she’s serenading everybody around her with ‘80s music and taking her role as Mom Friend way too seriously.
Give, Not Take, Volume 5, Issue 1
Ruben E. Smith is a current English major student at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He likes to write short fiction, nonfiction, and the occasional poem, while also finding time to argue about Faulkner, speak French, and read Fitzgerald. Some of his work has been published in Argus Art & Literary Magazine.
The Women on the Falling Elevator, Going Up, Volume 5, Issue 1
J.B. Santillan is a student at Central Washington University. Her interests include sketching, collecting art books, and driving through backroads.
In the Morning, They Disappear, Volume 5, Issue 1