Creative Nonfiction | April 17, 2016

Pretty Little Play by Rebeka Singer


Rebeka Singer a writer, executive, and designer at her self-created graphic t-shirt label rebelKOOLAID. She completed her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work appears in several literary journals. If she were a color, she would be red.

Creative Nonfiction | April 17, 2016

Safety Village by Michael Shirzadian

Michael Shirzadian lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he studies and teaches rhetoric at Ohio State University. Before Columbus, he lived in Grants, New Mexico, where he taught high school English, and Boulder, Colorado, where he received an MFA in fiction from the University of Colorado.

Creative Nonfiction | April 17, 2016

Whispers/Ghosts by C.C. Russell


C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in such places as Wyvern Lit, Rattle, and The Colorado Review. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. He has held jobs in a wide range of vocations – everything from graveyard shift convenience store clerk to retail management with stops along the way as dive bar dj and swimming pool maintenance. He has also lived in New York and Ohio. He can be found on Twitter @c_c_russell

Creative Nonfiction | April 17, 2016

Seasonal Hurt by Amanda Gain


Amanda Gain graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in English. After graduating, she traveled as a tour guide in Alaska. Now, she resides in Seattle, where she hikes, writes and spends most of her free time exploring the Pacific Northwest. You can find her work in Scripting Change and The Vestal Review.

Creative Nonfiction | April 17, 2016

Royal Oak by Elizabeth Brinsfield


Elizabeth Brinsfield grew up in New Jersey, has her MFA from Montana, and lives in Iowa.

Creative Nonfiction | March 15, 2016

A Short Story by Allison Sobczak

Allison Sobczak is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she earned a BA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hot Metal Bridge, Columbia College Literary Review, Pure Slush, 805 Literary and Arts Journal, Mused Literary Review, Intrinsick Magazine, and Rollick Magazine. Learn more about her at or follow her on Twitter at @alliesob.

Creative Nonfiction | March 15, 2016

Limbs by Katy Shay


Katy Shay is a writer, artist, zine and comic market, voracious reader, teacher, and hell-raiser currently pursuing her MA at the University of Miami-Ohio. Her other interests include: food and cooking, coffee, comics, aimless walks, and her cat Django. You can follow Katy on twitter: @katyshay.

Creative Nonfiction | March 15, 2016

Eurasian Splendor by Nicola Koh

Nicola Koh

Nicola Koh is trans-androgynous, an atheist with two seminary degrees, and a Malaysian Eurasian who’s been in America for eight years. She is pursuing her MFA at Hamline University and is a fiction editor at Red Bird Chapbooks. When not writing, reading, or working, Nicola enjoys being perennially disappointed in Liverpool FC, being overly good at Tetris, hanging out with friends, and bothering her dog pal, Anya.

Creative Nonfiction | February 15, 2016

On Strangers, Like Secrets by Justin Lawrence Daugherty and Jill Talbot

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir from Soft Skull Press. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, DIAGRAM, Ecotone, Fourth Genre, The Normal School, The Paris Review Daily, Passages North, The Rumpus and listed as Notable in Best American Essays. Justin Lawrence Daugherty is the Co-Publisher of Jellyfish Highway Press and lives in Atlanta. He founded and manages Sundog Lit, is the Fiction Editor for New South, and co-pilots Cartridge Lit—a magazine dedicated to literature inspired by video games.

Creative Nonfiction | February 15, 2016

To Bring a Boy to Relapse by Tom Cusano

Tom Cusano is a sophomore at Yale University, where he studies English and works on multiple campus publications. His essays have also appeared in The Blueshift Journal.