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A.S. Coomer
Fiction - "Attempts. Failures."

A.S. Coomer is a writer of fiction and poetry. He likes cats, books, and comics. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in issues of Red Fez, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Literary Orphans Journal, The Quill, Blotterature, Flash Fiction Magazine, Oxford Magazine, The Poets Without Limits, The Broadkill Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Thirteen Myna Birds, Intrinsick, Serving House Journal, and others. He’s got some novels finished but is having the hardest time finding somebody to put ‘em out. You can find him at

David Anthony Sam
Poetry - "Song of Sixth Extinction," "Becoming"

Born in Pennsylvania, David Anthony Sam now lives in Culpeper, Virginia, with his wife and life partner, Linda, and serves as president of Germanna Community College. He has two collections: Dark Land, White Light (1974, 2014) and Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves (2014). Sam was the featured poet in the Winter 2016 issue of The Hurricane Review and in 2015 was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Charles Joseph
Poetry - "Ashes and Tombstones," "Atonement"

Charles Joseph lives and writes in Montclair, NJ. He is the author of four poetry chapbooks that people seem to really like, and No Outlet (a novel) that he’s currently shopping to agents. His new chapbook, Fireball (12 quasi-epic poems of cheerful doom and gloom), is available at

Levi Jiorle
Poetry - "Playing Darts with a Prodigy," "The Lonely Wanderer"

Levi Jiorle is a 24-year-old poet from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. What he loves most about writing is how it reveals your emotional state, which allows you to connect with people who would otherwise seem unfamiliar. Besides being a poet, he is also a bassist, craft beer enthusiast, and a college student majoring in English education. He has been previously published by Lehigh Valley Vanguard and Cultured Vultures.

Devin J. Donovan
Poetry - "The Sound of Being"

Devin J. Donovan lives in Charlottesville, VA where he teaches writing at the University of Virginia and moonlights as a plumber. Devin's poetry has appeared in Black Heart Magazine, Three Line Poetry, and is forthcoming in The Gap-Toothed Madness. His recent plumbing work is forthcoming in a basement apartment to which he is adding a kitchen.

Tom Russell
Poetry - "Pill Box," "Diagnosis"

Tom Russell lives in Nebraska and has worked at the Omaha Public Library for the past two of his six decades.

J.C. Elkin
Poetry - "Evasion"

An optimist, linguist, singer, and founder of the Broadneck Writers’ Workshop, J.C. Elkin publishes prose and poetry in such journals as Kansas City Voices, Kestrel, Delmarva Review, and Angle. Her chapbook World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom (Apprentice House, 2014) is based on her experiences teaching English to immigrants.

Frances Klein
Poetry - "Scenes from the Indianapolis Art Museum"

Frances Klein is a high school English teacher. She was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and taught in Bolivia and California before settling in Indianapolis with her husband, Kris. She has been published in the Indiana Voice Journal.

Carrie Ann Golden
Fiction - "Journal of Life"

Carrie Ann Golden is a native of the Adirondack Mountains who, not in her right mind, relocated to North Dakota. She now lives on a farmstead full of cats and bunnies. A wife to a former Naval officer, and mother to a preteen son, Carrie writes short stories, poetry, and occasionally take assignments as a citizen journalist.