Marygrace Schumann

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

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

Sydnee Smailes

Sydnee Smailes is currently an undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University studying Creative Writing. Outside of writing, she spends most of her time tending to her three cats, water dragon, and a boat load of fish. After school she plans on taking a year off and then going to back to school to pursue her Masters Degree in fiction.

Seams of Peppermint and Sherry, Volume 5, Issue 1

Penn Stewart

Penn Stewart lives and writes in Wichita Falls, Texas. He has a big brown lab named Yoda and a Les Paul guitar named Betsy. Neither of them come when called. His latest flash fiction will appear in the Iron Horse Review, his longer stuff is up at Pacifica Literary Review and Literary Orphans, and he’s got a chapbook of stories coming out called The Water in Our Veins.

An American Love Story, Volume 5, Issue 1

Mitchell Waldman

Mitchell Waldman’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Waterhouse Review, Crack the Spine, The Houston Literary Review, The Faircloth Review, Epiphany, Wilderness House Literary Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, and many other magazines and anthologies. He is also the author of the novel, A Face in the Moon, and the story collection, Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart (Wind Publications), and serves as Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review. (For more info, see his website at

Stock Boy, Volume 5, Issue 1

Volume 5, Issue 2 Theme Announced!

The issue will be available July 2019.

The optional theme is Questions. See the Submit tab for details on how to submit. We accept photography, art, comics, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, experimental work, hybrid work, and poetry.