Christopher Santantasio is a native of New York’s Hudson Valley whose writing has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Music Educator’s Journal, and elsewhere. He lives with his partner in Philadelphia, where he teaches music lessons to kids who learn differently. He blogs about fiction and LGBTQ issues, and tweets @CRSantantasio.”
Al Ortolani’s poetry and reviews have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and the New York Quarterly. He has published six books of poetry. His newest collection, Francis Shoots Pool at Chubb’s Bar, was released in February of 2015 by Spartan Press. He co-edits The Little Balkans Review, a regional journal out of southeast Kansas. Currently, he is teaching English in the Kansas City area and serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Writers Place. He performs his poems widely and is a member of the troupe White Buffalo Poetry and Blues.
James Eidson’s work has appeared in Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Ampersand Review, Whiskey Island, and others. His reviews have appeared in MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, Columbia Poetry Review, Word Riot, and others. He is an associate editor for Ghost Proposal and lives in Chicago.
Chelsey Clammer has been published in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, The Water~Stone Review and Black Warrior Review among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown and Founding Editor of www.insideoutediting.com. Her first collection of essays, BodyHome, was released from Hopewell Publishing in Spring 2015. Her second collection of essays, There Is Nothing Else to See Here, is forthcoming from The Lit Pub, Summer 2015. You can read more of her writing at: www.chelseyclammer.com.
Ryan Chamberlain has worked as a farmhand, teacher, roustabout, freelance writer, and busboy. He is currently a bookseller in upstate New York.
Sebastian Sarti is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently lives in New York.
Lisa Holden is an artist, writer and translator based in Amsterdam. Her artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, New York, Miami and Oslo and is represented in various private and public collections. For several years, she was the in-house book reviewer of Eyemazing, an independently-owned fine art photography magazine.
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. His reviews have appeared in places like Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Verbicide, Entropy, Marginalia, Atticus Review, That Lit Site, Heavy Feather Review, and other print and online venues. You can read/reach him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias
Bobby Gant is a published writer and poet, having had poetry, short stories and reviews published in a variety of online and print journals and magazines. Bobby also does freelance journalism and blog work, though he maintains that he has never hacked anyone’s mobile phone. He is a proud Yorkshireman, living just outside of Barnsley in South Yorkshire.
Review by Amy Willoughby-Burle
We’re told not to judge a book by the cover, but let’s face it—we all do. It’s like that first glance across a crowded room, you do a double take, you make your move—then, well, you know how it goes from there. One look at The Roadkill Collection by Jon Sindell and you settle on a pick-up line. And when you get it home, you won’t be disappointed. It is what you hoped it would be; a funny, irreverent, unexpected, and unusual in all the right ways, take on life and the world we all live