Volume 5, Number 1 – “Winter” 2013 Issue

May 22, 2013


Volume Five Number One now available in print and digital formats from Lulu.com.

Contributors for this volume include:

Gina Bernard holds an MA from Bemidji State University. Her work has appeared in Poetry Motel, Wisconsin Review, The First Line, Voices Magazine, Swell, among others. She won Minnesota Monthly‘s Tamarack Award for short fiction in 2002, and was a featured poet in December 2012 at Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voices reading series in Minneapolis. She has work forthcoming in the coffee table book Skin on Skin: Art of the Lesbian. She identifies as a queer trans-woman, a kick-ass English teacher, and a dangerous blocker for the Babe City Rollers roller derby team.

Vivian Bird has more interest in Old Hollywood than in iPads. Her poetry has also been featured in Phantom KangarooCannoli Pie Magazine, and Emerge Literary Journal.

Cody Vander Clute is a student at George Mason University. After he finishes his History and Art History BA, he plans to move north, accumulate cats, and keep writing. This is his first publication.

Ashley Dean is a writer from the American Midwest who focuses on poetry and flash fiction. Graduating from Ball State University, she has been previously published in Inwood Indiana Press and Diverse Voices Quarterly. Ashley likes to experiment with the contrast between every day events and an inclination towards the surreal.

Anthony Feggans is an MFA fiction student at The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He instructs college freshman-level English courses at USC and is an aspiring copywriter. He plays the trombone, pretends to enjoy running, and eats his weight in breakfast food.

Senia Hardwick resides in NYC. She writes poetry and short fiction, where identity and emotionality are translated into landscapes and extremes. She also volunteers at Bluestockings, a collective book store and activist space. This is her first publication. Her website www.headachesanworry.blogspot.com contains both sample writing and reviews of like-minded art.

Justin Holliday is a student at Clemson University who receives inspiration from idiosyncratic narratives. Although he prefers to keeps his private life private, he is a vehement nonsmoker. He has other poetry forthcoming in Main Street Rag and Carnvial.

Thomas Kearnes is a 36-year-old author from East Texas. His fiction has appeared in over 100 publications, including the GLBT venues Velvet MafiaBlithe House QuarterlyWilde Oats, the Best Gay Romance series, Educe Journal and elsewhere. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His first collection of short stories, Pretend I’m Not Here, will publish in 2013 from Musa Publishing.

Nora Olsen is the author of The End: Five Queer Kids Save The World (Prizm Books.) Her next novel SWANS & KLONS is forthcoming from Bold Strokes Books in May 2013. Nora’s previous story in Collective Fallout was anthologized in Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction (Lethe Press.) She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her girlfriend and two cats. Visit her at http://noraolsen.com.

Jonathan Rosselli is a Captain in the United States Army Infantry, stationed at Fort Drum, NY. Originally from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, he lived in Greene, NY from 11 until he graduated Binghamton University in 2007 with an English Creative Writing degree. Writing is his passion, especially cyberpunk, crime, and fantasy.

Nathan Tavares is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing. When he’s not writing, he enjoys traveling, photography, and hours-long Wikipedia benders. He likes to write about thieves, love, and the end of the world. You can find more of his work at nathantavares.com.

nzingha tyehemba  /  born & raised uptown  /  hails from a large family  /  teaches english/history  /  writes poetry/songs.

Matthew Travieso Williams reads, writes, and sings incessantly in Sacramento, CA. His poems have appeared in the Sacramento News and Review and Medusa’s Kitchen. His is currently finishing his BA in English at California State University, Sacramento.