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Kristy Webster
Poetry - "Daughter Insomniac"

Kristy Webster is a writer, artist, and mother of two. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University and her bachelor's degree from the Evergreen State College where she majored in creative writing, visual arts, and feminist studies. Her work has appeared in several online journals such as Lunch Ticket, Pithead Chapel, The Feminist Wire, Shark Reef Literary Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review, The Molotov Cocktail, and in two print anthologies by GirlChild Press.

Marina Sofia
Poetry - "From Chains to Cherry"

Marina Sofia is a global nomad temporarily settled near Geneva, Switzerland. She has published poetry and short fiction in a number of online and print journals and anthologies. She spends far too much time blogging and is also part of the dVerse Poets Pub community and a regular reviewer for the Crime Fiction Lover website. She is currently working on a crime fiction novel set in Geneva.

Kimberly Pitzrick
Poetry - "Smooth Reminder"

Kimberly has been writing and creating since she was a young child. Today, she continues to spend her time writing and painting; these are two important tools in her life. Kimberly is a very sensitive person, and she believes that self-expression is an important part of existence. We all have a unique story of our own. Kimberly loves to spend time in the woods; this is an ideal setting for her to gain peace of mind.

Dennis Thompson
Fiction - "Defiance"

Dennis Thompson is a former letter carrier, horse handicapper, and now teaches writing and film at Des Moines Area Community College. His work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Colere Literary Review, The Rambler, Out of Line: Writings on Peace and Social Justice, and Literary Orphans. His fiction “Jesus in the Eighth Race,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Janine Pickett
Poetry - "Echoes from the Old Places"

Janine's nonfiction work has appeared in commercial print magazines including Country Woman magazine and the Chicken Soup For The Soul series. Her fiction was nominated by THEMA Literary Journal for the Year's Best Horror and Fantasy #17. She is the founding editor at Indiana Voice Journal.

Tricia Marcella Cimera
Poetry - "Swimming in the Koi Poem" 

Tricia Marcella Cimera is an obsessed reader and lover of words. Look for her work (some forthcoming) in these diverse places and elsewhere: the Buddhist Poetry Review, Foliate Oak, Hedgerow, Mad Swirl, Silver Birch Press, and Stepping Stones. Tricia volunteers locally, believes there’s no place like her own backyard, and has traveled the world, including Graceland. She lives with her husband and family of animals in Illinois/in a town called St. Charles/by a river named Fox.

Claire Scott
Poetry - "Voices"

Claire Scott is an award-winning poet who has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She was also a semi-finalist for the Pangaea Prize and the Atlantis Award. Claire was the grand prize winner of the Maine Review’s 2015 White Pine Writing Contest. Her first book of poetry, Waiting to be Called, was published in 2015. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.