Issue 28 Contributors


Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction. Her work has also appeared in several publications, including Yellow Chair Review, Nonbinary Review, Linden Avenue, and Strange Horizons. She serves as an associate editor for Zoetic Press  and is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Learn more at: 

J.D. Isip has published poetry and short fiction with several print and online journals. His first full-length collection, Pocketing Feathers, was released by Sadie Girl Press in 2015. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing courses at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.

Muriel Leung is the author of Bone Confetti, winner of the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award. A Pushcart Prize nominated writer, her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction can be found or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, Ghost ProposalJellyfish Magazine, inter|rupture, and others. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and is a regular contributor to The Blood-Jet Writing Hour poetry podcast. She is also a Poetry Co-editor of Apogee Journal. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at University of Southern California. She is from Queens, NY. Please visit her at

Noah Leventhal is a recent graduate of the classics program at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been published in Mad Crab Journal and has work upcoming in Writers Resist. Noah spends much of his time reading. In his mind, the best writers are also the best readers, not only of poems, essays or pieces of fiction, but of their audience. Great writing is a conversation.  

Carol Matos' debut collection of poems, The Hush Before the Animals Attack, was published by Main Street Rag in 2013.  Her poetry has appeared in 34th Parallel, The Comstock Review, ROOM, The Prose-Poem Project, Columbia Journal, RHINO, and The Chattahoochee Review.  She has been a semifinalist for the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize, and a nominee for the Pushcart Poetry Prize.  Formerly a professional photographer with exhibitions in New York City and Europe, she now serves as Vice President for Administration at Manhattan School of Music.

Eileen Murphy lives with her husband, three dogs, and one cat on semi-rural property located 30 miles from Tampa. She received her Masters degree from Columbia College, Chicago. She teaches literature/English at Polk State College and has recently published poetry in Tinderbox (nominated for Pushcart Prize), The American Journal of PoetryDeaf Poet’s Society, and a number of other journals.  

Mike Nichols earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Idaho State University. His poems have been published in Black Rock & Sage and The Poet’s Haven. Mike was awarded the 2014 Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize.

Toti O'Brien's mixed media have been exhibited in group and solo shows, in Europe and the US. She has illustrated two children books and two memoirs. Her artwork has appeared in Brain of Forgetting, Riddled With Arrows, and Longridge Review, among other journals and magazines. More can be found at 

Krista Speicher Sarraf holds a Master’s in English from James Madison University and teaches writing at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and Seton Hill University. She is the founding director of the youth literacy nonprofit Write Local and editor of the organization’s literary magazine,Voices. She lives in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Megan Stolz's poetry has appeared in The Fourth River, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Cumberland River Review, and others. She has degrees from the University of Baltimore and Hollins University. She tweets semi-regularly @megan_stolz.  

Nicole Tong is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and George Mason University. In 2016, she served as an inaugural Writer-in-Residence at Pope-Leighey House, a Frank Lloyd Wright property in Alexandria, Virginia. Her writing has appeared in CALYX, Cortland Review, Yalobusha Review, and Still: the Journal among others. Tong received the 2017 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers' Publishing House for her collection How to Prove a Theory, which will debut this fall.

Cooper Wilhelm is the author of Klaatu Verata Nikto (Ghost City Press, 2016); ofDUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE, coming from Siren Songs this fall; and of an as-of-yet untitled chapbook about pigs coming from Business Bear Press. He hosts Into the Dark, a talk show about witchcraft on Radio Free Brooklyn and sends poems on postcards to strangers he looks up in phonebooks at He tweets @CooperWilhelm.