Authors

  1. Ryan Shane Lopez is a teacher who holds an MFA in fiction from Texas State University. His writing has been published in Obra, Door Is a Jar, Hypnopomp, Abstract, Deep Overstock, and Lunate magazines. He lives in Texas with his wife, Hannah, and their two daughters.


  2. Sarah McPherson is a Sheffield-based writer and poet, with work published/forthcoming in Splonk, STORGY, Emerge Literary Journal, Fudoki Magazine, The Cabinet of Heed, and elsewhere. She has been long/shortlisted in competitions including Writers’ HQ and Reflex Fiction, and nominated for Best Microfictions 2021.


  3. Shelly Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Delhi, where she teaches classes in mythology, folklore, literature, and writing. Her speculative work has been published in Podcastle, New Myths, The Future Fire, and elsewhere.


  4. Steven Sheil is a writer and filmmaker based in Nottingham, UK. His work has previously appeared in Black Static, Horla, The Ghastling and as part of the Black Library anthology Invocations. He is the director of the horror film Mum & Dad (2008).


  5. I write raw and honest poetry (apparently) about life and short stories with a twist. I have been lucky enough to have had a couple of pieces published on radio. I am an active member of a local writing group, have taken part in events including Woman's Day theatre event and screenwriting for a film for the Clancy Festival, Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland. Live near the mountains with 2 dogs and a pony plus two college age children.


  6. Ada Wofford holds a BA in English literature and is currently a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Contributing Editor for The Blue Nib literary magazine and has been published in numerous publications such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency and Sundress Publications.


  7. Alex Evans is a French author who juggles with an absorbing job, a lively family and the art of writing. She is found of travels, folklore and hates clichés.


  8. algae is a senior Texas A&M University and is currently writing creative thesis about Mexican-American experiences in the Rio Grande Valley. The submitted pieces are both excerpts of this growing anthology and have specifically geographic connections to her hometown, Roma, Texas. algae’s “They Love When I Speak Spanish (Aman cuando hablo español)” was recently published in The Eckleburg Project’s thirteenth edition.


  9. Amanda Huggins is the award-winning author of the forthcoming novella All Our Squandered Beauty, as well as four collections of short fiction and poetry. Her travel writing, fiction and poetry have been widely published in anthologies, textbooks and travel guides, as well as newspapers and magazines. Her short stories have also been broadcast on BBC radio. She has won a number of awards for her travel writing, most notably the BGTW New Travel Writer of the Year in 2014, and has been shortlisted and placed in numerous short story and poetry competitions including Bridport and Fish. In 2018 she was a runner-up in the Costa Short Story Award and her prize-winning story ‘Red’ features in her latest collection, Scratched Enamel Heart. In 2019 her novella, All Our Squandered Beauty, was shortlisted in the Best Opening Chapter Competition at York Festival of Writing and this year she won the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award, was included in the BIFFY50 list of Best British and Irish Flash Fiction 2019-20, and her poetry chapbook, The Collective Nouns for Birds won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. Amanda grew up on the North Yorkshire coast, moved to London in the 1990s, and now lives in West Yorkshire. She worked in engineering for twenty years and is now a freelance editor and creative writing tutor.


  10. Andy Lavender is from Plymouth, Devon. He works with his wife in an Earth Observation Business and writes short stories, flash fiction and the occasional poem. His writing has been published in The Airgonaut, Spelk, Visual Verse, Paragraph Planet, and various Flash Fiction Anthologies.