Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller retired from a career that included university teaching and research in endangered species and aquatic habitat restoration. Now he has time to pursue his long-held interest in creative writing. Recent work has appeared in: Literally Stories, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Gravel: A Literary Journal, Front Porch Review, Dime Show Review, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and Shantih Literary Journal. Miller lived in Louisville for a while and attended the University of Louisville.

Call Me Ellen, Volume 5, Issue 2

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John Maurer

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

Kate Maruyama

Kate Maruyama’s novel HARROWGATE was published by 47North. Her short work has appeared in Stoneboat, Controlled Burn, and Arcadia, as well as on Entropy, The Rumpus, and Duende among others and in numerous anthologies. She writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles, where she lives with her family. 

Traces, Volume 5, Issue 2

Courtney LeBlanc

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

J.D. Kotzman

J.D. Kotzman’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in After the Pause, The Bookends Review, The Chronos Chronicles (a project of Indie Authors Press), Crack the Spine, Drunk Monkeys, Foliate Oak, Ink Stains (a project of Dark Alley Press), Inscape, Kentucky Review, Pidgeonholes, Slink Chunk Press, The Speculative Edge, Straylight, An Unlikely Companion (a project of E&GJ Little Press), and Yellow Chair Review. Kotzman currently works in the health policy field in Washington, D.C. Previously, Kotzman served as an editor and writer for several print and online news publications.

Washes Ashore, Volume 5, Issue 2

Thomas Kearnes

Thomas Kearnes graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in film writing. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Gertrude, A cappella Zoo, Split Lip Magazine, Cutthroat, Litro, Berkeley Fiction Review, PANK, BULL: Men’s Fiction, Gulf Stream Magazine, Wraparound South, Night Train, 3:AM Magazine, Word Riot, Storyglossia, Driftwood Press, Adroit Journal, The Matador Review, Pseudopod, the Best Gay Stories series, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Pidgeonholes, Sundog Lit, The Citron Review, The James Franco Review, and elsewhere. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Originally from East Texas, he now lives near Houston and works as an English tutor at a local community college. His debut collection of short fiction, Steers and Queers will print at Lethe Press in 2019.

I Am Waiting for Him to Love Me and Caution Follows Desire, Volume 5, Issue 2