ISSUE TWO AUTHORS & POETS
Lucy Zhang writes, codes and watches anime. Her work has appeared in The Boiler, The Hunger, Fractured Lit and elsewhere. She is a finalist in Best of the Net 2020 and included in Best Microfiction 2021. She edits for Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review and Pithead Chapel. Find her at https://kowaretasekai.wordpress.com/ or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.
Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek is a writer and educator in Lewis Center, Ohio.
Tommy Dean lives in Indiana with his wife and two children. He is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks. He is the Editor at Fractured Lit. He has been previously published in the BULL Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Lascaux Review, New World Writing, Pithead Chapel, and New Flash Fiction Review. His story “You’ve Stopped” was included in Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020 and the Best Small Fiction 2019. He won the 2019 Lascaux Prize in S
Ally Ang is a gaysian poet hailing from the unceded lands of the Western Nehântick people and an MFA candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Their work has been published in The Journal, AAWW's The Margins, Muzzle Magazine, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. Ally's poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Bettering American Poetry. Find them at allysonang.com or on Twitter @TheOceanIsGay.
Lisa Beebe lives in Los Angeles, where she sometimes talks to the ocean. Her stories have appeared in Indiana Review, Psychopomp, Switchback, and Welter, among others. Find her online at lisabeebe.com.
Chris Sheehan’s fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Redivider, [PANK], Blue Earth Review, and elsewhere. He’s an MFA graduate of St. Mary’s College of California and lives in the northern Sierra.
Angela Wei is a senior editor for The Grotonian, a literature and art magazine, and the creative director of Circle Voice, a student newspaper. An alumna of Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Angela is a student writer at Groton School in Massachusetts. She has won various regional awards for her visual art, and her writing has appeared in numerous journals, including Typishly, The Nasiona, Five South, and Cathexis Northwest Press. Angela enjoys baking, reading, and playing guitar, bass and piano. She
Loisa Fenichell's work has been featured or is forthcoming in various publications, such as Winter Tangerine Review, Voicemail Poems, Poetry Northwest, Guernica Magazine, and Tupelo Quarterly. Her debut collection, "all these urban fields," was published by nothing to say press. She is an MFA candidate at Saint Mary's College of California and currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Lip Manegio (they/he) is a Pushcart & Best of the Net nominated poet, organizer, designer, & dyke. Their work has appeared in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Puerto del Sol, the minnesota review, Tin House, and elsewhere. They hold a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College, serve as editor in chief/jack-of-all-trades at Ginger Bug Press, & are the author of We’ve All Seen Helena (Game Over Books, 2019). Find them at lipmanegio.com.
Chloé Allyn is an Indigenous poet who writes of the natural world, love, and pleasure. Her work has been featured in WUSSY Mag, SCAD Connector and The Bastard's Review.
Ashia Ajani (they/she) is a Black storyteller, environmental educator and doula hailing from Denver, CO, Queen City of the Plains and the unceded territory of the Ute, Arapahoe and Cheyenne peoples. They have been published in Frontier Poetry, Foglifter Press, Sierra Magazine and others. Follow her work at her website: ashiaajani.com.
Despy Boutris's writing has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston and serves as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast, Guest Editor for Palette Poetry and Frontier, and Editor-in-Chief of The West Review.
Jonathan Baker’s work has appeared in The Daily Beast, and he has been featured on The Other Stories podcast. Originally from the High Plains of West Texas, he now lives in Maine.
David Desjardins is a journalist with roots in Rhode Island, having worked at The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, and other newspapers. His short stories have been published in Ruminate, Roanoke Review, The Worcester Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Arlington, Mass. with his wife.
Sarah Perret-Goluboff is an emerging writer based in Chicago, IL. Currently, she works for an educational non-profit. Her writing can be found in Bridge Eight Press and 805 Lit + Art. Most recently, her work was nominated to be featured in the Sonder Press Best Small Fictions: 2020 Anthology.
E. P. Tuazon is a Filipinx-American writer from Los Angeles. He has published his works in several publications, most recently Peatsmoke Journal, Third Point Press, 3Element Review, Allegory Ridge, Adelaide Magazine, and a forthcoming piece in The Rumpus. He has two books, The Superlative Horse and The Last of The Lupins: Nine Stories and The Comforters. He is currently a member of Advintage Press and The Blank Page Writing Club at the Open Book, Canyon Country. In his spare time, he likes to w
David Carrington is an author of literary and transgressive fiction. In addition to a recent novel, The Permanent Assurance, his writing consists of a novella, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction, including pieces that received awards from Columbia University Press and Rockefeller Institute. His work has also appeared in The Rutgers Quarterly Review, National Poetry Project UK, The Asp, and other publications. Prior to his current position as a member of the administration and faculty at the
Born and raised in India, Mandira Pattnaik writes flash and poetry. Her work has appeared, most recently, in Watershed Review, Passages North, Trampset, Press53, Bending Genres, NFFR, FlashBack Fiction, Citron Review and Amsterdam Quarterly, among other places. Her writing has also been included in anthologies, translated and received nominations for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best SmallFictions and Best Microfiction. Upcoming are pieces in Flash: International Short-Short Story Mag, Timbe