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Us? You want to know who we are? How flattering!

I'm the editor, I go by the monicker of "ed" if I'm making snide corrections to someone's copy, or by the sig of DA if the stuff is mine. I write for a national magazine, run some web-sites and some other stuff that's nothing to do with this.

The Doktor is a wit, a musician and songwriter, a poet, a photographic artist, a sarcastic bugger, a doctor of english. His recent near-death experience has given him food for thought alright!

Our senior contributor is JBP. He's a much published author and award-winning poet who is, quite frankly, slumming it here in our company. He's had a film made from one of his his novels you know!

The Weevil has the benefit (or handicap) of youth. He did the art-work (except for the crappy bits I did) and he writes and records music. He can write too. He designs web-sites and stuff with computers.

Miss Winamop has mop number five. And why not indeed! She even wrote a story.

JA is a contemporary of JBP. He was a novelist, a literary biographer, a poet and he has penned a script or two. He died in 2009.

BGZ was a thinker with a devilish sense of humour. Life was cruel to him and he liked to get his own back through his writing. He died in 2001 and that shouldn't have happened. (We couldn't send him a mop as we don't have his current address...)

Wayne H.W Wolfson is a California based author. He recently completed a collaboration with Boston based producer composer Grenadier on a CD The Last Martini. For more information on Wayne, or to buy the CD, go to www.waynewolfson.com

JH is a teacher of history, an avid reader and a Shakespeare enthusiast. She has an MA in the bard's work.

Chris Major is the proud owner of Mop 9, he sent us some poetry, so could you!

TEXTBEAK is Mopmaster number 10. He supplied "Nets The S'ize of Souls" & others

Sean McGahey is from Wolverhampton and contributed several poems to us including "Threesome", "Day dream" and "Inflamed"

Marc Fiszman lives in Cornwall and is the author of the Teleport Chronicles. Chapter one of book 1 is featured on Winamop.

Unlucky Alf was awarded his mop for not sending us any of his terrible poetry. The mop was damaged in the post and Alf cut himself on the splintered remains after which he rushed to the bathroom, banged his head on the cupboard, fell into the bath which he'd forgotten to empty and caught a chill. His brand new Girls Aloud T-shirt was ruined. Aren't you glad you didn't get mop 13?

Ashok Niyogi was born and educated in Calcutta and now divides his time between Delhi, Moscow and California. His works have appeared in Books ("Reflections in the Dark" and "Crossroads" by A-4 Publications, India), magazines in the UK, the USA, New Zealand and Australia and on-line. His book of poems is on sale in in the USA as of March 2005.

mop fifteenMarion Hudson lives in Croydon, South of London, and is an enthusiastic and erudite supporter of the performing arts. She sent this.

mop 16Jane Wright is from the West Midlands of England and sent her first story to us... and won a Mop!

mop 17Al Baker is a musician (he used to play in the same bands as The Doktor) and writer. He now lives in the North of Scotland. Not too far from the Old Man of Stoer...

mop 18Claudio De Luca has been writing poems and stories since his school days. He lives in South Africa.

mop 19Martin Friel lives in London and writes for "Spark Plug Monthly" or somesuch publication. He has penned a few page 94s and some excellent stories and poems for us.

mop 20Nancy Gauquier is from California and has contributed a comedy piece and some poetry to Winamop. She likes mops.

mop 21Clifford K. Watkins, Jr. also known as RoTun, has sent us many poems over the last few years for which we are very grateful. Check out his web-site at http://www.myspace.com/rotun.

mop 22Eleanor Watson is from Northern Ireland. She has sent us some excellent poems. We like her.

mop 23P.L. George is a writer based on Oklahoma. He has sent us several pieces and this is one of them.

mop 24Pete Lee's former occupations include: army sergeant/counterintelligence agent, federal intelligence operations specialist, private investigator, newspaper reporter, and social worker. He now enjoys a relatively serene life in the middle of nowhere. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of electronic and print publications.

mop 25Michael Estabrook earned mop 25 with these poems. He writes: "I love poetry but I love my wife more and am interminably grateful that she has not yet run off with the UPS guy."

mop 26Martin Green is a retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, CA. He's had over 300 pieces in local and senior papers and over 100 short stories in lit and online magazines. His self-published short story collection is available online at iUniverse.com.

mop 27Daniel S. Irwin sent us some comic poetry. He explains: "Et moi? I'm an artist/writer (some would argue about either or both) who works as a medic in a maximum security prison 'cause my creditors expect to be paid and I gotsta eat."

mop 28Josh is a man , who once was a boy. This boy loved and learned, held close and tightly but never forgot to let go lightly. He grew and changed, developed and adapted. Josh is the one some called friend and others will never understand. He writes and reads, tells stories and his point of view. Josh is South African and has been writing for a long while now.

mop29Iranian born Sheema Kalbasi is a human rights activist, a poet, and literary translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations Through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the associate director of the Other Voices International Project. Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical poetry and is the first Iranian poet to have co-authored in English. Her works have been published and translated or are forthcoming in various anthologies, literary journals and on line magazines. Her latest collection, Echoes in Exile is due publication this fall. Kalbasi has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark.
Today she lives with her husband and daughter in the United States.

mop 30Maxwell Chandler is Our Man On The Coast bringing you insights into music of many colours, from Fado to Bebop and beyond. His fame has now spread far and wide and he writes for several journals.. but we had him first!

mop 31Laurel Sparks writes radio advertising copy for a career, but composes personally for love, money, chocolate and any other interesting pursuits she deems necessary (perhaps eating and paying rent?). Her work has been seen in Seven Seas Magazine, Denver Syntax, Cautionary Tale, and Willow Lake Press.

mop 32David McLean has an e-chapbook at whyvandalism.com, a chapbook on sale at Erbacce Press at erbacce-press.com. He has a full length poetry collection forthcoming at Whistling Shade Press out around April 2008. There are round 500 poems now in, or forthcoming in, just over 210 magazines online and/or in print. Details are at his blog at http://mourningabortion.blogspot.com. He is a wicked man.

Kyle Hemmings is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He has been pubbed at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step Away, and The Other Room. He blogs at http://upatberggasse19.blogspot.com/. He is obsessed with 60s and early 70s garage and psychedelic music.


Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Magnolia's Press, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals and will appear in the upcoming editions A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling and Perhaps I'm Wrong About the World. You can find her here: http://coldbloodedlives.blogspot.com


Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15 year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic,The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winstons Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham science , Fennel and Fern and Nature's Best Photography. She has had her photographs published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including The Guardian (2010), RSPB Birds(2010) , RSPB Bird Life (2010), Dot Dot Dash (2010 and 2011), Alabama Coast (2010), Alabama Seaport (2010) and NG Kids Magazine (2010). She was the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run, and the only visual artist published in the Taj Mahal Review June 2011. Youngest artist to be displayed in Charnwood Art's Vision 09 Exhibition (2009) and New Mill's Artlounge Dark Colours Exhibition (2011).Youngest to be published in Grey Sparrow Press (2011). Featured artist in Able Muse (2011) .


Yvette Managan is a writer who works by day maintaining the chemical integrity of the Banana River. At night, she acts as intermediary between the horse, the hound-dog and the Sun Conyer. She is taking bets. Yvette reads to remember, writes to forget and re-enacts the American War Between the States to teach that war is never healthy. She acts as fiction editor for The Linnet’s Wing and her works have recently been seen in Every Day Fiction, Open Magazine, Mason’s Road, Flashshot, Sporkpress, Eclecticflash, Killer Works, All Things Girl, Literal Translations, Polluto 6, Mirror Magazine, and Sinister Tales.


Martin Jaeger has been published or is to be published in print and online magazines. He tries to create imaginative pieces that will intrigue the reader, who will then have a greater appreciation for writers. His credits include: Matilda Ziegler Magazine For The Blind; L. A. Daily Journal; The Jewish Magazine; The Montana Senior News; The Ozark Senior Living Magazine; Nuthouse Magazine; Pill Hill Press; 50-Word Stories; The Cynics Online Magazine; Gumbo Press. He was also the Editor of a Long Island University Magazine.


Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays (Winter Goose Publishing). Fault Lines, Perceptions, Tremors and Perturbations will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Press). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press). Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). Call to Valor will be published by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.


Bruce Harris worked in teaching and educational research in the U.K. for over thirty years, publishing articles research-based articles in the national and educational press, including the Independent, the Guardian and the Times Educational Supplement. He has achieved the longlist for the Bridport Prize and the Bristol Prize , and won prizes, commendations or shortlistings in competitions including Writers’ Bureau (twice); Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle (twice); Biscuit Publishing, Milton Keynes Speakeasy, Fylde Writers, Segora, Sentinel Quarterly, Southport Writers’ Circle, Lichfield Writers’ Circle, Cheer Reader, JB Writers’ Bureau and others, and has also been published in Morbid Outlook (Canada), Linnet’s Wings (Ireland), The Recusant, Hackwriters, Ranfurly Review, Delivered, Neonbeam, Writer’s Muse, Carillon and others. Full listing and samples of his poetry, fiction and journalism can be seen at www.bruceharris.org


Tameka M. Sharrette is an aspiring writer from Louisiana who loves expressing herself through poetry. When Tameka is not writing she spends her time blogging on Tumblr. You can check out her poetry blog MEKA'S BOUDOIR at http://www.mekasboudoir.tumblr.com for more of her work.


A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.


A.g. Synclair is the editor & publisher of The Montucky Review, a journal of poetry and prose. He is widely published, despite not having an MFA in anything. He lives, writes, and otherwise collaborates in southwestern Montana with his partner in crime, the artist and poet Heather Brager.


Esther Greenleaf Murer lives in Philadelphia. She has been writing poems since age 6, and got serious about learning the craft after she turned 70. Her poetry has appeared in various ezines, and her first collection, Unglobed Fruit, was published in 2011. Occasionally she remembers to update her blog at http://esthergreenleafmurer.blogspot.com/


Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award in 1998. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle’s famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems. Each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partakes in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection Lovebites published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.

In addition to radio, film and arts projects Christoper has written poetry reviews for Poetry Scotland and Jacket Magazine and in August 2007 made a film called 'A Blank Screen, 60 seconds, 1 shot' for Queerbeats Festival at The Star & Shadow Cinema Newcastle, reviewing a poem...see www.myspace.com/queerbeatsfestival On September 4 2010, he read at the Callander Poetry Weekend hosted by Poetry Scotland and hasrecently become an art critic published in Peels Magazine.


Phil Robertson lives and works in his adopted home town of Bolton. He has had prose and poetry published online and in print. In his spare time, he co-edits Prole, Poetry and Prose.


Harry Downey retired after a career shared between industrial management and antiques. From Lancashire originally, he now lives in West Dorset but spends the English winters in Spain. A number of his stories have been accepted by various UK small magazines. A collection of 20 of these published stories under the title of ‘Time for a short?’ and a crime novel ‘Tie a yellow ribbon’ are both currently available through Amazon and Kindle.


April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg, Pyrokinection, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel Saloon, The Applicant, The Mindful Word, Napalm and Novocain, The Second Hump, Jellyfish Whispers, The South Townsville Micro Poetry Journal, The Weekender Magazine, and is forthcoming in Inclement , Poetry Quarterly, Decompression, and Daily Love. She is working on her first collection of poetry and an autobiographical novel on raising a child with Autism.


Christina Murphy lives and writes in a 100 year-old house along the Ohio River in the USA. Her poetry is an exploration of consciousness as subjective experience, and her most recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Knotting House Review, StepAway Magazine, Pear Noir! and Emerge Literary Journal. The poets she most admires are Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, and Jane Hirshfield for their undaunted (and impeccable) sense of the interrelationship of language, imagery, and consciousness.


Dee Sunshine is an artist, writer, musician, yoga teacher, tantric massage therapist and new age hobo.  He gave up the life of the homesteader in August 2006 and has since then spent most of his time in Spain, India, Thailand and Indonesia.  He is the author of three poetry collections The Bad Seed (Stride, 1998) and Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels (Bluechrome, 2004) & Visions Of The Drowning Man (Skylight, 2012).  His has also published a novel, Stealing Heaven >From The Lips Of God (Bluechrome, 2004).  

Dee has put blood, sweat and tears into being of service to other writers and artists, most notably in the time-consuming production of the free resources on his website, especially The AA Independent Press Guide, which he edited, in one form or another, from 1998 until 2011.  He also edited two print magazines, Dada Dance (1984-1990) and the short-lived, but sweet, Acid Angel (1998-2000).  He also edited the charity poetry anthology, The Book Of Hopes And Dreams (Bluechrome, 2006).

Dee's art is frequently used in print and internet magazines and has graced the book jackets of collections by Janet Buck, Clarinda Harriss, Rupert Loydell, Norman Jope and many others. Dee's art is now available in high quality, inexpensive reproduction prints, posters and cards from Red Bubble and on various gift items like t-shirts, mouse mats, mugs and fridge magnets from CafePress.

You can check out more of Dee’s creative output on his website and on his Facebook page.  Dee welcomes contact by email: dee@thunderburst.co.uk.


Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream, and she is a recent recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.


Virginie Colline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, The Electronic Monsoon Magazine, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, The Rusty Truck, The Indian Review, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press and StepAway Magazine, among others.


Mary Cresswell is from Los Angeles and lives on New Zealand’s Kapiti coast. Her third book, Trace Fossils, was published in 2011. She’s appeared in a variety of journals in New Zealand, the US, and other English-speaking places. Please also see: www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/Cresswell,%20Mary


Bobbi Sinha-Morey is a poet living in the peaceful countryside of Colusa, California. Her poetry has appeared in such places as Open WIndow Review, Taproot Literary Review, Plainsongs, Enhance, and others. Her latest book of poetry, The Glass Swan, is available at www.writewordsinc.com, and her website is http://bobbisinhamorey.wordpress.com.


Martin David Edwards is a writer based in London. He enjoys writing stories with quirky themes and eccentric characters. Martin has previously published short stories with Psychopomp, The Metric, Streetcake and Bento Box magazines, and in the collection Allusions of Innocence published by Solarwyrm Press in 2014. Martin's website is www.storiesbymartin.com.


Kristy Kerruish is originally from Edinburgh. She has recently had work published in Gold DustDawntreader, Dream Catcher, Bunbury, Inkapture, and Spelk among others. One of her short stories was included in Steven Kay's 'Joe Stepped off the Train and other stories', published earlier this year in support of War Child.


Katie Lewington likes to review the books she reads, listen to music, daydream, watch Cary Grant films, help The Pithead Chapel journal and Transcending Shadows review and Punks Write Poems Press sift through their submissions, sniff 50 year old poetry tomes and enjoy the aesthetic display of many literary magazines (she has been published in some of these) Contact her through Twitter @idontwearahat and her blog https://katiecreativewriterblog.wordpress.com


Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He has published four poetry chapbooks including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014). He also wrote a book of fiction titled Green Cemetery (Moment Publications, 2014). Some of his poems have been translated into German, Greek, Turkish, Italian and Spanish. He keeps a blog about Tunisian literature at tunisianlit.wordpress.com and you can see more of his work on his blog at aliznaidi.blogspot.com.


Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 600 poems published in more than 300 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication this Fall with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com


Samuel Moulton is a current resident of New Orleans, Philosophy-student-by-day, poet-by-night and non-believer in the Oxford comma. His work is structurally conscious in an effort that rhythm and emotion build upon each other. Backed by Peter Cooley in the power struggle, he was recently appointed head poetry editor of the Tulane Review.


Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published work can be found. His chapbook "Songs of A Dissident" is forthcoming through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared recently in venues such as Words Surfacing, Yellow Chair Review, Harbinger Asylum, Dead Snakes, and The Mind[less] Muse.


Adam Adam Kluger is a NYC writer & artist. His work has been featured in Literary Magazines like Winamop, Meat for Tea, Literary Juice, Outsider, Turk's Head Review and others.


Natalie Rodriguez is a writer and filmmaker from Walnut, CA. She developed a passion for writing, television and film as a child and started out in theater acting. In 2010, she was recognized with a California Legislature Award for the completion of a young adult novel, which started out as a fifth grade school assignment. The book is now active in literary agent submission.


Kevan Youde was born in Derbyshire and has spent most of his professional career in Europe, working as a marine scientist and writing fiction in his spare time. He has had work selected recently for publication in Dream Catcher, Bunbury and Spelk Fiction among others.


Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A two-time Best of the Net nominee, his poems have most recently appeared locally nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications. His debut chapbook, "A Wind From Nowhere", is available from Flutter Press.


Sofia Kioroglou is a feature writer, prolific blogger and award-winning poet from Greece. She is a wife, a missionary, a painter and a nature lover. She believes in small kindnesses, daily chocolate, and happy endings. Her work has appeared in a dozen literary journals and printed anthologies such as Verse-Virtual, Asvamegh, Silverbirchpress, Writink Page, the Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Universal Values Anthology, Halkyon Days to name but a few. To read more of her poetry, visit sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com


Blanca Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Amazon.com. Blanca's work can be found in The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, Scarlet Leaf Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1.


Anita Nabonne is a keen writer of poetry, stories and verses for children, and of late a prolific blogger. She hails from England's beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne and lives with her American husband and dog, Bobble. Early years saw some pieces published in a few anthologies, and she enjoys writing to raise money for charity and for Conservation; writing small booklets of illustrated romantic poetry and also children's illustrated poetry - printed free of charge by kind businesses - which sold over time to raise vital funds. Her blog can be found at: https://writingasitcomes.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/thoughts-over-the-rhone/


Jane Seaford's novel ‘Archie’s Daughter’ was accepted by Really Blue Books (nothing to do with porn) and e-published in 2012. It has received excellent reviews. Several of her short stories have been placed, highly commended or short-listed in international competitions. Many have appeared in anthologies or magazines. Others have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. As a freelance journalist she had a column in ‘Bonjour’ magazine and sold pieces to the Guardian, the Independent and other British publications. She is the joint fiction editor for Takahe, a New Zealand literary magazine.


Vesna Main was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied comparative literature before obtaining a doctorate from the Shakespeare Institute in Birmingham, England. She was a lecturer at universities in Nigeria and the UK and has worked at the BBC and as a college teacher. She has written for numerous journals and has had two novels published: A Woman with No Clothes On (Delancey Press 2008) and The Reader the Writer (Mirador, 2015) She lives in London and Capestang, France.


Geoff Anderson teaches foreigners how to break into the Queen's English in Columbus, Ohio. His work can be found in Wherewithal, Rust + Moth, and Cider Press Review, among others.


Lisa Zaran is a poet and the author of 8 collections including Dear Bob Dylan, The Blondes Lay Content, If It We and the sometimes girl. She is founder and editor of Contemporary American Voices, an online journal of poetry celebrating its tenth year of publication. When not writing Zaran spends her days in county jail facilitating a Hope group for women. Current work of hers can be found in Peregrine Muse, Modern Creative Life and A Little Poetry.


John D Robinson was born in 63 in the UK; his poems have appeared widely in the small press and online literary journals; Rusty Truck; In Between Hangovers; The Sentinel literary Quarterly; Winamop.com; BoySlut; Hobo Camp Review; Eunoia Review; Outsider Poetry; The Beatnik Cowboy; Chicago Record; he is a contributor to the 48th Street Press 2016 Broadside Series; His book of poems 'When you hear the bell, there's no hide' carries an introduction by John Grochalski. His latest chapbook publications are : 'The Pursuit Of Shadows' (Analog Submission Press 2018) 'Hitting Home' (Iron Lung Press 2018): Concrete Meat Press are shortly to publish 'Echoes Of Diablo'


Martin David Edwards is a writer living in London. He has published short stories in Psychopomp, Bento Box, The Metric, Street Cake, Storyboard, on Winamop (“C is for Cromer"), and in the collection “Allusions of Innocence” by Solarwyrm Press. When not writing he terrifies himself with an 8 foot tall hedge cutter. Martin’s website is www.storiesbymartin.com.


Sheikha A. is from Pakistan and United Arab Emirates. Her work appears in a variety of literary venues that can be accessed on her blog sheikha82.wordpress.com. She is the author of a short poetry collection Spaced (Hammer and Anvil Books, 2013 - available on Kindle) and she edits poetry for eFiction India.


Adam Golub is an associate professor of American Studies who teaches courses on literature, childhood, music, and monsters at California State University, Fullerton. His creative work has appeared in Sirens Call and has twice earned honorable mention in the New Millennium Writings Award for Fiction. His nonfiction writing has appeared in Film and History, Anthropology Now, American Quarterly, and elsewhere. Adam is co-editor of a book of essays on teaching monsters in the arts and humanities, forthcoming from McFarland.


Fabrice B. Poussin is the advisor for The Chimes, the Shorter University award winning poetry and arts publication. His writing and photography have been published in print, including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris, and more than 60 other art and literature magazines in the United States and abroad. Fabrice teaches French and English at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and more than two dozens other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than seventy other publications.


John Gabriel Adkins is a Pushcart-nominated writer of antistories, microfiction and other oddities. A member of the Still Eating Oranges arts collective, he has been published in The Escapist, Gone Lawn, Squawk Back, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and Apocrypha & Abstractions.


James Diaz is the founding editor of the literary arts & music journal Anti-Heroin Chic. His work had appeared in HIV Here & Now, Chronogram, Ditch, Cheap Pop Lit, Foliate Oak and Indiana Voice Journal. He lives in upstate New York.


Sudeep Adhikari is a structural engineer/Lecturer from Kathmandu, Nepal. His poetry has found place in many online/print literary journals, the recent being Red Fez , Kyoto , Your One Phone Call, Jawline Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Yellow Mama, Fauna Quarterly, Beatnik Cowboys and After The Pause. He is also looking forward to run for mayor-ship of Gotham, provided Batman backs him up.


Indunil Madhusankha is currently an undergraduate reading for a BSc Special Degree in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Colombo. Even though he is academically involved with the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics, he also pursues a successful career in the field of English language and literature as a budding young researcher, reviewer, poet and content writer. Basically, he explores the miscellaneous complications of the human existence through his poetry by focussing on the burning issues in the contemporary society. Moreover, Indunil’s works have been featured in many international anthologies, magazines and journals.


Andrew Lee-Hart was born in Yorkshire many years ago but now lives on the Wirral in North West England where he writes stories and works as a support worker. His stories have appeared on various websites and in print magazines.


Gerard Sarnat has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s authored four collections: HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016) which included work published in Gargoyle, Lowestoft, American Journal of Poetry and Tishman Review plus was featured in New Verse News, Songs of Eretz, Avocet, LEVELER, tNY, StepAway, Bywords, Floor Plan. Dark Run, Scarlet Leaf, Good Men Project, Anti-Heroin Chic and Tipton Journal feature sets of new poems. Mount Analogue selected Sarnat’s sequence, KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY, for distribution as a pamphlet in Seattle on Inauguration Day 2017 as well as the next morning as part of the Washington DC and nationwide Women’s Marches. For Huffington Post/other reviews, readings, publications, interviews; visit GerardSarnat.com. Harvard/Stanford educated, Gerry’s worked in jails, built/staffed clinics for the marginalized, been a CEO of healthcare organizations and Stanford Medical School professor. Married since 1969, he has three children, four grandkids.


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Tau, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Examined Life Journal and Midwest Quarterly.


Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. He is a Canadian and USA citizen. Today he is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer, small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in more than 930 small press magazines in 33 different countries or republics, and he edits 10 poetry sites. Author's website http://poetryman.mysite.com/. Michael is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom (136 page book) ISBN: 978-0-595-46091-5, several chapbooks of poetry, including From Which Place the Morning Rises and Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago Poems. He also has over 130 poetry videos on YouTube as of 2015: Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry 2015 & Best of the Net 2016. Visit his Facebook Poetry Group and join. He is also the editor/publisher of anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze: A second poetry anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses, Editor Michael Lee Johnson, is now available.


Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, Descant, Adirondack Review, Ottawa Arts Review, Worcester Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, South Carolina Review, Arkansas Review, Carolina Quarterly, Poem, South Dakota Review, Santa Barbara Review, Sequential Art Narrative in Education, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse Press, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The Story of My Lives (BrickHouse, 2008). He has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank.


Jake Sheff is a major and pediatrician in the US Air Force, married with a daughter and three pets. Currently home is the Mojave Desert. Poems of Jake’s are in Marathon Literary Review, Jet Fuel Review, The Cossack Review and elsewhere. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). He considers life an impossible sit-up, but plausible.


Mindy Watson is a Washington, DC-based formalist poet/writer who holds an MA in Nonfiction Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry appears/will appear in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Clementine Unbound, Eastern Structures, Ekphrastic Review, Literary Hatchet, Lonesome October Lit, Midnight Lane Boutique, Palettes & Quills, Quarterday Review, Red River Review, Snakeskin, and Think Journal.


Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and three cats. Her most recent credits are: Pomona Valley Review; Ariel Chart, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, Oddball Magazine, The Paragon Journal, The Stray Branch, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, Scryptic Magazine, Ann Arbor Review, The McKinley Review.


Orbindu Ganga is known by his pen name in poetic world as Orlando Blake. He is a post-graduate in science and the first recipient of Dr. Mitra Augustine gold medal for academic excellence. He touches the nuances to get imbibed in psychology, counselling, philosophy, spirituality, travelling and music. He is writing his first fiction, poetry has been his first love. His poems have been published in various international publications like Sahitya Anand, Spillwords Press, OPA and Atunis.


George Aitch George is a physician from the UK. On his days off, he writes. You may find his work both in print and online with Storgy, Litro, Bunbury Magazine and The Crazy Oik among others. His essay ‘What Do You Do When It All Goes Wrong’ was recently shortlisted by Ascona. Previously he edited for Medic Mentor and North Wing magazines.


DS Maolalai recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank and his nights looking out the window and wishing he had a view. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.


Bradford Middleton was born in London in 1971 but eventually found himself in Brighton in 2007 and began writing because he knew no one and had no money. He's accrued nearly 300 unique publications so far, including a novel from New Pulp Press and a couple of poetry chapbooks from Crisis Chronicles Press and Holy & Intoxicated Press. His work is dotted all over the internet and in several magazines and journals. He tweets occasionally @beatnikbraduk and is on facebook at bradfordmiddleton1.


Adam Levon Brown is an internationally published author, poet, amateur photographer. He is Founder, Owner, and editor in chief of Madness Muse Press. He has had poetry published hundreds of times in several languages, along with 2 full collections and 3 chapbooks.


Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a writer, poet, and lecturer in English Literature. He is the art instructor at Kishlaya Outsider Art Academy. He has edited a collection of poems by various poets - Pearls (2002) and written a professional guidebook -How to be (2016) and a collection of poems and art-Feel My Heart(2016) http://www.sandeepkumarmishra.com/


Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. He has three poetry collections, "The Cellaring", 80 poems of light horror, paranormal, weird and wonderful work. His second book, "A Taint of Pity", contains 52 Life Poems Written with a Cracked Inflection. Ken's third poetry collection, "Zephyr's Whisper", 64 Poems and Parables of a Seasonal Pretense, and includes his poem, "With Charcoal Black, Version III", selected as the First Prize Winner in Realistic Poetry International's recent Nature Poem Contest. He's been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and six times for the Best of the Net, 2016-2018. Ken loves writing, hiking, thunderstorms, and spending time with his cats Willa, Yumpy and Turbo.


Taunja Thomson's work has most recently appeared in Optimum Magazine and Niveous Magazine and will appear in Voice of Eve and Aji in the upcoming months. Three of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Awards: "Seahorse and Moon" in 2005, "I Walked Out in January" in 2016, and "Strum and Lull" in 2018. She has co-authored Frame and Mount the Sky, a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry (2017); her chapbook Strum and Lull placed in Golden Walkman's 2017 chapbook competition and will be published in the upcoming months; and her chapbook The Profusion is due out in January of 2019. She has a writer's page at https://www.facebook.com/TaunjaThomsonWriter/.


Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India and now in exile from his city. His work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city. He edits PPP Ezine.


David Boski lives in Toronto and is best known for his controversial spoken word performances in the past where he was a TPS finalist in 2011 and the subject of a documentary short. After barely writing for five years, he began again in 2018. His poems have most recently appeared in: Rusty Truck; Duane's Poetree; Down in the Dirt; Spadina Literary Review; Outlaw Poetry; Horror Sleaze Trash. He has a forthcoming chapbook being released by Analog Submission Press later this year.



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