Jo Ann Baldinger

Jo Ann Baldinger writes poems and teaches yoga in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in 2River, Stickman Review, White Whale, Monarch Review, Cirque, Burningword, Verdad, and Blue Mesa.

Darren Demaree

Darren Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently "Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly" (2016, 8th House Publishing). His seventh collection "Two Towns Over" was selected as the winner of the Louise Bogan Award by Trio House Press, and is scheduled to be released in March of 2018. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.

Debra Franco

Debra Franco's recent work appears online at Serving House Journal, and in print in Stoneboat, Naugatuck River Review and FRE&D. Her poem, "Vacuuming Barefoot," was nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2016. She lives in Los Angeles near the sea with her husband, David Shepard, a psychologist and author.

Lou Gaglia

Lou Gaglia is the author of Poor Advice and Other Stories (2015) and Sure Things & Last Chances (2016). His fiction has appeared recently in Eclectica, Columbia Journal, Lowestoft Chronicle, Prime Number Magazine, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in upstate New York and is a long-time T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioner. Visit him at

Martin Golan

Martin Golan's poetry has appeared in Pedestal, Lips, Poet Lore, The Paterson Literary Review, and others, including Bitterroot, where he was associate editor for several years. In addition, his collection of short stories, Where Things Are When You Lose Them, was published in 2008. His first novel, My Wife's Last Lover, was published in 2000. Learn more about him at

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident. He was recently published in the Tau, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Abyss and Apex and Midwest Quarterly.

Paul Ilechko

Paul Ilechko was born in England but has lived much of his life in the USA. He currently lives in Lambertville, NJ with his girlfriend and a cat. Paul has had poetry published recently by Dash Literary Journal, Pomona Valley Review, Full of Crow, MockingHeart Review and Slag Review, among others.

Seth McKelvey

Seth McKelvey is on fellowship at Southern Methodist University. He co-edits S/WORD (

Stephen C. Middleton

Stephen C. Middleton is a writer working in London, England. He has had five books published, including A Brave Light (Stride) and Worlds of Pain / Shades of Grace (Poetry Salzburg). He has been in several anthologies, among them Paging Doctor Jazz (Shoestring), From Hepworth’s Garden Out (Shearsman, 2010), and Yesterday's Music Today (Knives Forks And Spoons Press, 2015). For many years he was editor of Ostinato, a magazine of jazz and jazz inspired poetry, and The Tenormen Press. He has been in many magazines worldwide. Current projects (prose and poetry) relate to jazz, blues, politics, outsider (folk) art, mountain environments, and long-term illness.

Richard King Perkins II

Richard King Perkins IIs is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). A Best of the Net 2017 nominee, his poems are in venues around the world: The Stray Branch, Ann Arbor Review, Empty Mirror, First Literary Review-East, Right Hand Pointing, Peacock Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, London Grip, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

Tyler Nicholas Tamburino (cover artist)

Tyler Nicholas Tamburino is a Daytona Beach filmmaker, artist and poet. He won the 2017 Film of the Year award for his first documentary entitled Haunted Volusia and his most recent play, Percy and the Chrome Buggy was accepted into the Florida Thespian Festival for District 3. His most recent film The Punk in the Trunk recently debuted on his YouTube channel.

Amanda Tumminaro

Amanda Tumminaro is a poet and short story writer, and her work has been featured in The Write Launch, The Radvocate, and Cottonwood, among others. Her first poetry chapbook, “The Flying Onion”, will be released through The Paragon Journal in April of 2018.

Jim Zola

Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for Deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children's librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook, The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press), and a full length poetry collection, What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press). He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.