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Sex Is Sex by Hilary Tellesen

Hilary Tellesen is a poet, playwright, dramaturg, and performer in a small town in Northern California. Her work has been published in Watershed, Educational Insights, Lunch Ticket, and in a collaborative publication of artists and poets in re:home from the 1078 Art Gallery. Tellesen has been a regular contributor to the summer showcase of new works at the Butcher Shop hosted by the Blue Room Theatre, and her one-act play “Good With Faces” was a finalist for the Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers.

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Hungry Girls Bleed by Cristina Mack

Cristina Mack is a pseudonym for a writer who lives in the mid-Atlantic.

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A Cruel Trick by Nicole Lacy

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Nicole Lacy is an MFA candidate at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other writing appears in Tin House’s Open Bar and Sein und Werden.

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Bare Necessities by Lukas Guden

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Lukas was born in Lithuania, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. He spent his teenage through mid-twenties in and out of detention facilities and struggling with drug addiction. This experience provides much of the material that he writes. Lukas Guden is currently twenty-six years old. He is enrolled in college and continuing to write as a hobby

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Lightning Split of Oak Tree by Lily Ann Summerville


Lily Ann Summerville is a Tennessee native who loves sweet tea and her family garden. She’s a recent graduate from Western Kentucky University and an MFA candidate.

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Four Truck Drivers by Jessica Housand-Weaver


Jessica Housand-Weaver is a writer, artist and developer living in Albuquerque’s East Mountains. She has been published in many fine journals including New Madrid, Poetry Quarterly, Malpais Review and Red Ochre Lit. She is the founder and editor of the technology, art and literary journal, Carbon Culture Review

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How to Be a Gay Boy by Derick Edgren


Derick Edgren is a student at Sarah Lawrence College where he pursues a degree in Theater and Ethnic Studies. His plays have been recognized by the IHSA State Drama & Group Interpretation Competition, the Rockford Area Arts Council, and the International Thespian Society. They have been performed at the West Side Show Room, Auburn Creative and Performing Arts Theater, and La Strada Ensemble Theater. His play Earth from the Moon received its NYC premiere through Chance: A Festival of One Acts about Love, Fate & Destiny in March 2015. He is a blog contributor for Adroit Journal and staff writer for College News.

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The Flying Room by Jennifer L. Hollis

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Jennifer L. Hollis is a writer and music-thanatologist in Somerville, MA. She has a master of divinity from Harvard Divinity School and is the author of Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage (Praeger Publications, 2010). Her work has appeared in the Christian Century and Literary Mama (forthcoming). You can connect with her at

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Dada Does Dominoes by Glenda Reed

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Glenda Reed was born on a boat and raised on the sea. As a child she lived with her family on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. Currently, she is writing a memoir about hitchhiking around the world on sailboats. Her latest travel musings can be read on her blog ( and you can connect with her at www.facebook/hitchsailing.

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Stones Cry by Cheryl Smart

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Cheryl Smart is a 2nd year MFA candidate at the University of Memphis, studying Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. She is current Nonfiction Editor of U of M’s literary journal, The Pinch. During her undergrad college career, Cheryl divided her studies between Philosophy and Poetry. She has publications appearing or forthcoming in The Little Patuxent Review, Appalachian Heritage, Cleaver Magazine, Crack the Spine – Now, Word Riot – and others. Cheryl was a hip hop aerobics instructor in an alternate life, and is now retired from that bit of craziness (although she misses it).​

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