About the Contributors – Issue Two

Zanib Zulfiqar is a pre-medicine student at the University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, and has been writing since the age of nine. “Paper Boats,” first appeared in the literary journal for the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash branch as a second-place winner of their spring writing contest in 2017. Follow Zanib on Twitter @ZanibZulfiqar

Tara Cameron is a writer, editor, and photographer who has struggled with mental illness and being an odd duck since childhood, has never fit into any of the neatly labeled human boxes. Her photography has appeared in Rascal Journal, Red Flag Poetry, Scene & Heard, and Penultimate Peanut, and has been featured in an outdoor installation by her hometown in Kingston, Ontario Canada where she lives with her three daughters, partner, cat, dog, three rats, and a house that is way too large. You can find Tara on twitter @CreativeOddDuck, Instagram @the_creative_odd_duck, or on her website https://thecreativeoddduckca.wordpress.com.

Karen Heslop writes from Kingston, Jamaica. Her stories can be found in Grievous Angel, Broadswords and Blasters, Apparition Lit Mag, and 4StarStories among others. She tweets @kheslopwrites.

Casey Reinhardt is a writer from Buffalo, New York where she dreams up madness, most of which makes its way into a story or poem. Some will remain in the dream-realm for all eternity. Her work can be found in Apparition Lit and the TL;DR Press Women’s Anthology. Find her on twitter @yoscully.

Tianna G. Hansen has been writing since childhood and continues spreading awareness of trauma, particularly sexual assault & abuse. YANYR is her first anthology with plans for many more at her indie press, Rhythm & Bones. Learn more at RhythmNBone.com or check out her work at CreativeTianna.com. Check her and R&B out on Twitter: @tiannag92, @RhythmBonesLit.

Paul Alex Gray writes linear and interactive fiction starring sentient black holes, wayward sea monsters, curious AIs and more. His work has been published in Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, PodCastle and others. Paul grew up by the beaches of Australia, then traveled the world and now lives in Canada with his wife and two children. On his adventures, Paul has been a startup founder, game designer and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. Chat with him on Twitter @paulalexgray or visit www.paulalexgray.com.

Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist. Her work can be found in many journals, such as The Molotov Cocktail,Jellyfish Review, Asymmetry, The Sunlight Press,Ghost Parachute,Gone Lawn, and others. https://www.facebook.com/milevaanastasiadou/@happymil_.

Mark Witmer holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology that informs and inspires his writing. He lives with his wife and four children in Florida, where he works as an I.T. manager for the state.

Charita Gil edits web content during the day and writes fiction at night—if not being just an introvert and watching historical and Korean dramas. She’s a journalism graduate from the Philippines, and she loves languages, bread, music, books, dogs, and cats. She is a serious French and Spanish bathroom singer, thanks to the influence of her idols, Céline Dion and Thalia. Her first-ever work of romantic fiction was published by My Special Valentine in 2011. Her other work of varying genres has appeared in 101 WordsThe /tƐmz/ Review, ARTPOST magazine, The Brown Orient, and Flash Fiction Magazine. She is currently studying Spanish at Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Visit her at her website <charitagil.com>, Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/charitagil>, Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/charitagil/>, and Twitter <https://twitter.com/charita_gil>.

Tomas Marcantonio is a novelist and prize-winning travel writer from Brighton, England. His short fiction has appeared in over a dozen journals and anthologies, including STORGY, The Fiction Pool, and Ellipsis Zine. Tomas is currently based in Busan, South Korea, where he teaches English and writes whenever he can escape the classroom. You can connect with Tomas on Twitter @TJMarcantonio.

Blake Lavergne is a self-taught artist originally from Louisiana and currently residing in California. He creates mixed media Dark Surrealism using any tool or supply that he can get his hands on. Blake’s Dark Art focuses on contemplation of the human condition and death while expressing the struggle of grasping the vastness of the outward universe while trying to simultaneously cope with the inner universe that is our imagination. His art serves as catharsis for mental illness; he truly believes he would not be alive if it were not for his creations. He has published a book of art and poetry, entitled Exorcism of a Poet.