This Issue’s Contributors

This Issue’s Contributors

Tim Barzyk (The TIM Lord)


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.

Annie Bertram

Annie Bertram has done photography more than 15 years. Her second photo book titled Wahre Märchen won a Book of the Year award in 2008.

Arlia Frink (The Queen Bean)


Queen Bean loves all things geek, nerd, or dork related, especially pudgy unicorns and chunky tomes of fantasy. When not reading, she can be found scribbling away at poetry while clutching a beloved mug of coffee, aka the nectar of the gods. Also, she likes hugs.




Paul Michael Garrison

Paul Michael Garrison

Paul Michael Garrison resides in Greenville, SC, where he writes and edits for a living. His fiction has appeared previously in Windhover. He currently studies creative writing in the MFA program at Converse College. He has written numerous author bios for literature textbooks and prefers that to writing his own.



Tina Hacker


Tina Hacker is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in a wide variety of journals. Her full-length poetry book, Listening to Night Whistles, published by Aldrich Press and her chapbook, Cutting It, published by The Lives You Touch Publications are available on Amazon. Since 1976, she has edited poetry for Veterans’ Voices, a magazine of writing by veterans from every state in the country. This year she was given the honor of being a 2016 Muse of The Writers Place in Kansas City.
(The photo was taken at a performance of The Magic Flute. Cutouts of the characters were in the lobby with space to pose behind them.)


Catherine Kyle

Catherine Kyle holds a Ph.D. in English from Western Michigan University. She teaches at the College of Western Idaho and writes grants for The Cabin, a literary nonprofit. She is the author and illustrator of the hybrid-genre collection Feral Domesticity (Robocup Press, 2014); the author of the poetry chapbooks Flotsam (Etched Press, 2015) and Gamer: A Role-Playing Poem (dancing girl press, 2015); and a co-editor of Goddessmode (Cool Skull Press, 2015). She also helps run the Ghosts & Projectors poetry reading series. Her graphic narratives, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in The Rumpus, Superstition Review, WomenArts Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Manelle Oliphant

Manelle Oliphant Head

Manelle Oliphant loves illustrating historical stories and fairytales. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with her illustration degree. She lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can see her work at, and



Guinevere Robin Rowell

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Guinevere Rowell is a student in the graduate writing program at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has also appeared in Cicada, Windhover and Daily Science Fiction. She can be found on Twitter as @guinevererobin  and in real life in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and children.


Latreyana Sanders


Hiyo! I’m LT and I draw a lot. I doodle most days and weave stories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The days quicken as summer comes to a close, so I’m going to cherish the 3 weeks of sleeping in I can! I hope ya’ll have fun too.

Juliana Schlockert

Juliana Schlockert lives on the Mid-Atlantic and spends her days writing precise sentences that turn into poetry at night.  She is a proud alumna of the Chicago Academy for the Arts and currently enjoys carrying tiny boulders through the streets when she is not writing.

K.B. Sluss

Starhorse (Erika Baird)

Erika Baird Starhorse

Rosie the riveter by day, starving artist by night, cowgirl in between!




Jennifer Thornburg


Jenna Thornburg is a part-time freelance writer and a full-time mom to four dragon slaying kids who hit way too hard with wooden swords. She is currently querying her first novel, a speculative fiction story about what family looks like at the end of the world. You can find her blogging about real Christian living at, and on Twitter @SnshineyDay.

Walt Watts

Walt has been tattooing since November 2012. he has a broad skill set including digital illustration, oil painting, fx makeup, airbrushing, animation, and design. This extensive background in production art has allowed him to develop a unique approach to his tattoo designs and execution. Nearly all of his design work is prepared digitally using Photoshop, Painter, and Sketchbook-pro to realize his client’s visions. He is also capable of a wide range of styles.

Dominique Wilson


Dominique Wilson is a college student. He lives in Maryland.












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