Issue 48 Contributors


A four-time Pushcart Prize, five-time Best of the Net, & Bettering American Poetry nominee, Lana Bella is an author of three chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016), has work featured in over 520 journals, The Cortland ReviewEVENT, The Fortnightly Review, Ilanot Review, Midwest Quarterly, New Reader, Notre Dame Review, Sundress Publications, & Whiskey Island, among others, and Aeolian Harp Anthology, Volume 3.

Ace Boggess is author of four books of poetry, most recently I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So (Unsolicited, 2018) and Ultra Deep Field (Brick Road, 2017), and the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea, 2016). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, River Styx, and other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison.

Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Her work has been featured in Tin House, Catapult, PBS NewsHour, Colorado Public Radio, and The New Yorker. She lives in Denver.  

Cate McGowan is the author of the story collection, True Places Never Are (Moon City Press, 2015). A Georgia native, McGowan’s fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many literary publications, including Glimmer TrainCrab Orchard ReviewShenandoahInto the VoidVestal Review, and W. W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International. McGowan’s debut novel,These Lowly Objects, published by Gold Wake Press, will appear in 2020.

Megan Mary Moore holds an MFA in Poetry from Miami University. Her first collection of poetry, Dwellers, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press. You can learn more about her poetry at

Lindsay Seeley writes poetry, short stories, and fiction filled with the dark, twisty bits of life that are most exciting. Her BA is in English and is currently pursuing a MA in Creative Writing. She lives in the part of the Pacific Northwest where people pay to throw fish at each other.

Sydney Vance resides just outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In the spring of 2017, she received her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from The University of Central Oklahoma where she also served as the Senior Editor of Poetry for The New Plains Review. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Words Dance, Josephine Quarterly, SHANTIH, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Redivider, among others.

M Wilder is a youth librarian and poet, whose words may be found or forthcoming in Cicada, Desolate Country, thismuch, Monstering, Letters to a Young Poet, The New York Times online, and more. An editor of Sprout Club Journal, M has also served on editorial staffs for New Letters and Elementia. M can be found on instagram at @hereistheend.

Rodney Wilder is a biracial nerd who bellows death-metal verse in Throne of Awful Splendor and writes poetry, with previous work appearing in Poets Reading the NewsFIYAHHEArt Journal OnlineALTARWORKWords DanceFreezeRay, and others, as well as his newest, geek-themed collection, Stiltzkin’s Quill. He likes nachos, analogizing things to Pokémon, and getting lost in Oregonian forests. Find him on Instagram @thebardofhousewilder.

Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2017, The 2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Poetic Illusion, The Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, the 2018 Dirty Show in Detroit, and 2018 The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival.

Christina Yoseph (she/her) is an emerging writer whose essays and poems have been featured or are forthcoming in The Brown OrientRaceBaitRSukoon, and more. She and her illustrator-musician girlfriend share a nest in California. You can find her work at