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Darker Ages Yet
Urban Coyotes at the Hyatt
John Dutterer's prose most recently appears in Unlikely Stories and the April 2016 edition of Right Hand Pointing, while his numerous poetry publications include False Cosmopolitan, an e-chapbook by White Knuckle Press. An employee in the book and music industry, John retires each evening to Glen Burnie, an ancient suburb of Baltimore.
Paul Hostovsky is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Bad Guys, which won the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize for 2015. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Carolina Quarterly, Poetry East, Shenandoah, The Sun, Bellvue Literary Review, Natural Bridge, Poet Lore and others. He has won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net Awards, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from the Comstock Review, and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac. His ninth book of poems, Is That What That Is, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2017. He makes his living in Boston as an ASL interpreter. To read more of his work, visit him at paulhostovsky.com.
Jennifer Stephan Kapral writes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. She was born in the shadows of steel mills in Western PA and studied creative non-fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Houston, TX, spending time by the bayous with her husband and two dogs.
L.C. Lara is currently working toward her master’s degree in creative writing with the University of Denver. More of her writing can be found in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. She is a wife, mother, and former school teacher turned dance teacher. When she’s not busy family-ing, reading, writing, or dancing, she likes volunteering her time with Writespace. She’s lived south, north, west, and now east of Houston; no matter how many times she moves she’s never very far from the city.
Sylvia J. Martínez is a writer and private tutor. Her work has appeared in The East Bay Review, Word Riot, Tattoo Highway, and The San Francisco Examiner, among others. She earned her M.F.A. from San Francisco State and is working on her first collection of stories. She lives in the S.F. Bay Area with her husband, two children, and dog.
Multi-genre writer, Jody T. Morse, lives in the heart of a mystical forest on an 18-acre farmstead. Life for her is about connecting with others through written and spoken word, visual and performance arts. Jody has enjoyed connecting with fellow writers through Writespace and critique groups in North Houston since late 2015. To learn more about her work and passions, visit www.bountifulbalconybooks.com.
Eloísa Pérez-Lozano grew up bilingual and bicultural in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Iowa State University with her M.S. in journalism and mass communication and her B.S. in psychology. She is a long-distance member of the Latino Writers Collective in Kansas City, and a member of the Gulf Coast Poets and The Poetry Society of Texas. Her poetry has been featured in The Texas Observer, aaduna, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Acentos Review, and VONA’s Voices Against Racial Injustice: An Arts Forum, among others.
M. Kelly Peach is a long-time bureaucrat with the State of Michigan and a father of four and grandfather of two (soon to be three). He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, and is a bibliophile who loves to collect and read books. He has been published in diverse markets such as: Punchkin's, Alternate Hilarities I-III, Mad Scientist Journal (Summer 2014), The Graveyard (anthology), Woods-N-Water News, Unsung Stories, and Cheapjack Pulp. You can see more about him at peachmme.tumblr.com.
Ty Phelps is a writer of short fiction and poetry. He teaches middle and high school English and private percussion lessons in Portland, OR, where he lives with his wife and their cat. He holds a BA in Literature from Carleton College and a Masters of Teaching English from Lewis and Clark College. He is the winner of The Gravity of the Thing’s 2016 Six Word Story Contest.
Barbara Ruth is a photographer, poet, fiction writer, essayist and memoirist living in San Jose, CA. Her work is widely anthologized in feminist, queer, literary and disability collections. She was San Diego Area Coordinator of California Poets In the Schools and a recipient of a California Arts Council Artist In Residence Grant at the San Diego Jewish Community Center. She has performed her writing with Mothertongue Readers Theater, Wry Crips Disabled Women's Theater Group and the Jewish Lesbian Writers Group, all in the San Francisco Bay Area, Her work appears in publications based in Canada, Australia, the UK and the US.
Jyotsna Sreenivasan's novel And Laughter Fell From the Sky was published in 2012 by HarperCollins. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts. She currently work as a secondary school teacher in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please see her web site: SecondGenStories.com.
Paul Stansbury is a life long native of Kentucky. Now retired, he lives in Danville, Kentucky. His stories have appeared in the anthologies, Brief Grislys, published by Apocryphile Press, Neo-Legends To Last A Deathtime published by KY Story, Frightening published by SEZ Publishing, and Out of the Cave published by MacKenzie Publishing. His work has also appeared in a variety of on-line publications. His poetry has appeared in The Rising Phoenix Review, Young Ravens Literary Review and Kentucky Monthly. He is a guest writer for the Danville Advocate Messenger Newspaper. He frequently reads his work in public. He is also the Scheduling Coordinator for Historic Penn’s Store Annual Kentucky Writers Celebration.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam's fiction has appeared in magazines such as Clarkesworld, The Toast, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She lives in Texas with her partner and two literarily-named cats: Gimli and Don Quixote. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program and curates the annual Art & Words Show. You can visit her on Twitter @BonnieJoStuffle or through her website: www.bonniejostufflebeam.com.
Dorothy Tinker is a writer of epic fantasy novels and short stories that run the gamut from scifi/fantasy/spiritual to horror to romance/erotica. She is the author of the young adult epic fantasy series, Peace of Evon, which also includes Gift of War and Lost King. With a fascination for languages and cultures, she incorporates both other languages and other cultures into the works that she writes.
Alexis Vaughan is a mother, artist and business founder. After a decade as a professional actor, she recently took a break to start a family, and found that her creative energies turned toward writing. Alexis writes mainly poetry and poetic narrative, and is a member of Write on Mamas. More information: @mymyvaughan and mymyvaughan.com.
Christopher Walker is a writer and English teacher based in Bielsko-Biala in the South of Poland. He is the author of the book for children, The Man in the Mango Tree. He is married and has two children, Zuzanna and Matylda. Find him online at www.closelyobserved.com.