This Issue's Contributors

This Issue's Contributors

Jonathan RyanJRyan

Jonathan Ryan is an author, columnist, blogger, and member of the Horror Writers Association. His debut horror mystery novel, 3 Gates of the Dead (Open Road Media), earned multiple rave reviews including, New York Journal of Books, Midwest Book Review, and the Library Journal. Book two in the 3 Gates series, Dark Bride, has just been released from Open Road.

Just recently, he was asked by the estate of Charles Williams to write an introduction for the re-release of the famous Inkling’s novels on e-book through Open Road.

He currently lives in Notre Dame, Indiana where he works as an editor at Ave Maria Press.


Atraxura Atraxurais an asocial and asexual aspiring artist with a deep love for darkness; for everything gloomy, forlorn, melancholic, funereal, and tragic.





PamelaFernandesPamela Fernandes

Pamela Fernandes is not afraid of blood and gore. Its routine work for her as a doctor. When she isn’t suturing, prescribing or cutting human flesh, she writes women’s fiction, romance and short stories. A childhood fan of Star Trek, lover of music in C minor, Big cat activist and a French fries expert–she currently lives in New York.


bh findleyB.H. Findley

I have the best job in the world: I read fairy tales for a living. That’s what they let you do when you’re a professor with a Ph.D. in French medieval literature. Lancelot and Oberon, werewolves and the Questing Beast, giant snakes and talking deer – these things aren’t just my obsession, they’re my livelihood. With so many weird and magical stories running through my classroom and my head, is it any wonder that recently some of them have begun to overflow onto the page?

Visit my blog at to read about the novel project that’s eating me alive these days.

Brenda GornickBrenda Gornick

Brenda Gornick spends her free time reading everything she can get her hands on – which is a lot, since she works at a public library. Novels, non-fiction, comics, poetry, you name it. When she isn’t reading, she’s writing. Married to a wonderfully patient man and raising three free-spirited children in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Brenda shares her lasting love of science fiction and fantasy with her family. And they graciously put up with most of her more far-fetched theories and obsessions.


Laura Eleanor Holloway

Laura Eleanor Holloway is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mi.   Although her degree is in English Literature and Ancient Civilizations, she is currently pursuing a Masters in Mathematics at Villanova University.  She has been a runner up in the Bucks County Poet Laureate program and has been published in The Oklahoma Review, Mathematical Intelligencer,Mad Poets Review, Lehigh Valley Literary Review and the Schuykill Valley Journal.


Karen JonesKaren Jones

Karen Jones is an author and illustrator living in Raleigh, North Carolina, she is also currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art + Design with a concentration in Animation and New Media from North Carolina State University. You can see more of her work at





Kristi Lloyd

Kristi Lloyd is a stay-at-home mom of two small children (her Wild Monkeys). She currently resides in Colorado with her family. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys reading, cooking, and baking. Find her on Facebook on Twitter, @KristiLloyd1926.

Emily Mosher

Grace Russell IDGrace Russell

Grace is a freelance Illustrator based in London. Her work combines disparate pieces of collage with paint and charcoal to create evocative imagery that is both playful and controlled; the careful interplay between the figurative and abstract give her illustrations a unique visual language that hints at underlying themes and provokes questions to be asked.

Grace graduated with a First class BAHons degree in Illustration from the University of Westminster, winning the Achievement Award in her first year. In 2014 she won the V&A Illustration Awards Student Category and was featured as one of Reyker’s emerging artists. She has worked with a range of clients including the V&A museum, Therapy Today, Voyeur (Virgin Australia/Pacific Magazines),Tablet Magazine, SOFFA, PRN Magazine, Sony and P&G.



Fred SeneseFred Senese

Fred Senese teaches chemistry at a small university in rural Appalachia. He is the author of three books and a science website that has been recognized by Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others. His most recent stories have appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Triptych Tales, Firewords Quarterly, Zetetic, The Molotov Cocktail, and others. Find him at and @fsenese on Twitter.


C. E. Stokes is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bloomsburg University. Being too much of a foodie to accept the role of starving artist, she turned to writing. Two of her stories have appeared in “Dark Gothic Resurrected”. She is working on several more short stories and a novel.



KeithThompsonKeith Thompson

Keith Thompson is the award winning illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld.  He has designed many video games including Borderlands and Warframe, as well as feature films for director Guillermo Del Toro including Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and The Strain television series. When not traveling around the world, Keith lives in Ottawa, Canada where he is often seen carrying piles of books between his library and studio.

R.M. Warren

R.M. Warren 

R.M. Warren’s fiction has appeared in The Absent Willow Review, The Haunted Traveler, and Ghostlight Magazine. He lives in the mountains of Western Maryland with his wife, son, dog and cat. Their 19th Century farmhouse, which over the years has served as a Civil War hospital and funeral home, inspires many of Warren’s stories.

Walt Watts

Tim BarzykTim Barzyk

Tim Barzyk enjoys science, writing, reading, collecting old toys, and using his imagination. Why? Cuz it’s fun. He likes fun. He has a few degrees and pretty diplomas. The University of Chicago was nice enough to give him a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences. He sent in some box tops and got an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from there too. Before that, He studied Geology and Math at Indiana State University — yes, home of Larry Bird. Long live the Bird.

 Clockwork Gnome

Leigh Statham is the author of several novels, short stories, and poems that will never be published and some that already are. She loves monkeys, ginger beer, and things that go bump in the night. Follow her on twitter @LeighStatham,  Facebook, or Wattpad.

Thomas Marks

Thomas Marks is a sophomore aerospace engineering student at Texas A&M university, but I grew up near Phoenix. He draws digitally and with physical media to relax. He also doodles extensively in his school notes. A while back he stopped drawing realistically and tried a more abstract, loose, pattern-based form. In this piece, he found an unfinished colored pencil drawing of a bird and adorned it with patterns of color and line.

Tina Hacker

Tina wanted to be Cinderella. When that didn’t work, she tried to sneak aboard the Starship Enterprise. When that didn’t work, she put a model of the Enterprise on top of her wedding cake and married a fellow Trekker. Her writing will enter earth’s atmosphere in a book of poetry titled Listening to Night Whistles with a release date from Aldrich Press of October, 2014. Her chapbook, Cutting It,was published in 2010 by The Lives You Touch Publications. Her editors are out of this world.

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