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Stork by Claudia McGarva

Claudia McGarva is a frustrated lawyer from Australia. She started writing short stories this year and won the 2014 New Lawyer Language writing competition. Claudia is an active member of the Canberra Women’s Literature Society and has a Masters in Family Law. She wishes she had studied creative writing instead.

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Comfort Food by Benjamin Nutu


Benjamin Nutu is an American-born son of Romanian immigrants. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Creative Writing and a Masters in Teaching. He and his wife recently moved back to the U.S. after a year spent teaching overseas in Spain. They now live in Bellevue, WA where Benjamin continues to write both long and short form fiction, poetry as well as a fantasy novel.

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Rosa Vieja by Timothy Schirmer

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Timothy Schirmer currently lives in Austin, Texas, by way of New York City. He arrives on a bicycle. He drinks too much coffee, and not because he really likes coffee, but because he really likes to be wide awake. His stories and poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in RATTLE, JMWW, FRiGG, The Adirondack Review, Quiddity, Gertrude, Bluestem, The Monarch Review, Crack the Spine, Punchnel’s, and in other fine places. You can find him online at:

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The Apple Tree by Joe Lucido

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Joe Lucido is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama with work appearing or forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart (Web), apt Online, Johnny America, Cloud Rodeo, and others. He grew up in St. Louis.

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The Rainforest by Dianne Turgeon Richardson


Dianne Turgeon Richardson recently completed her MFA in fiction at the University of Central Florida, where she served as a managing editor for The Florida Review. Her work has appeared in such journals as Zaum, Poem, Sundog Lit, and Cooweescowee, as well as the anthology A Sense of the Midlands. She lives with her husband and two mutts in Orlando, Florida, and teaches first-year composition at UCF. She blogs semi-regularly at

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A Less Convenient Truth by Maggie Su

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Maggie Su graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in English and Creative Writing. She currently attends Indiana University’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in the Coachella Review.

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Needlepoint Man by Jaimie Eubanks

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Jaimie Eubanks lives, works and writes in Minneapolis and Miami. Her work can be found in places such as Bartleby Snopes, Thought Catalog, and Crack the Spine.

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Carnival Ride by Courtney Craggett


Courtney Craggett is a doctoral candidate in creative writing and Chicana/o literature at the University of North Texas, where she teaches English and has served as the Assistant Fiction Editor for the American Literary Review. Her fiction appears in Mid-American Review and Washington Square Review. Her reviews appear monthly in American Microreviews and Interviews. Before beginning her graduate work she taught elementary school in Puebla, Mexico, under the shadow of the volcano Popocatépetl.

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Because I Knew Her When She Was Still Playing That Crappy Acoustic Guitar To Covers Of Radiohead By Jenine Gail Urquhart


Jenine Gail Urquhart currently resides in Saskatoon after completing her BFA in English Literature between the University of Saskatchewan and York University. She spends her evenings serving pints and her days slinging espresso in order to explore the likes of Bolivia, Peru, India, Nepal, and Isreal. Her inspiration from the bustle of travel and the vastness of the Canadian prairies brings you her first publication.

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The Count by Kate Ryan

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My writing has been featured on Seven Ponds, Luna Luna Magazine, and Ravishly. You can find my personal blog at I currently live in Los Angeles.

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