This Issue’s Contributors

This Issue’s Contributors

Sarah Baird (Ruby-eyed Cyborg)

Sarah Baird graduated with a B.A. in professional writing and now works as a grant writer. She enjoys volunteering as an editor for Quantum Fairy Tales and likes reading and eating fruit snacks while her little cyborg is sleeping. Sarah and her family live in North Carolina.

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.

Rebecca Buchanan

Rebecca Buchanan is the editor of the Pagan literary ezine, Eternal Haunted Summer. She has been previously published, or as work forthcoming, in Bards and Sages Quarterly, Eye to the Telescope, Faerie Magazine, Gingerbread House, and other venues.



J Saler Drees

J Saler Drees
J Saler Drees lives in San Diego, California, and when not at work, enjoys writing and bicycling.

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.)

Grey Harlowe
Grey Harlowe
Grey Harlowe is a writer living an working in the Pacific Northwest.  Her work has previously appeared in Every Wri  ters Resource, SpeckLit, Cheapjack Pulp, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, and  She has also been published in the journal The Last Line, and has work forthcoming in its sister journal, The First Line, in 2017.

Bia Helvetti
Bia Helvetti

Bia Helvetti is the unholy love child of a brawling Romani cockney and a skin head Scottish fairy , she started telling tall tales before she could walk and for the last two decades has been entertaining audiences (both in the real world and in cyber space) with her fairy-punk folk tales of mischief, magic and mayhem. Her books are available from amazon and she blogs about life as a tea-addicted misfit at

Margaret Karmazin
Margaret Karmazin

My artwork has appeared in several periodicals including The MacGuffin and Andirondack Review.

Amy Kotthaus


Amy Kotthaus is a writer, painter, translator, and photographer. Her work includes poetry, Latin translation, abstract painting, and black and white photography. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Southern Maine, and she currently lives in Maine with her husband and children. Her work is forthcoming in Sick Lit Magazine, Storm Cellar, and Crab Fat Magazine.

Amelia Kibbie

amelia kibbie

 Amelia Kibbie is a writer, blogger, mother, and educator. She resides in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband, daughter, and three spoiled cats. Her work has appeared in Intellectual Refuge and on the site The Fictional Cafe. She blogs at and tweets @ameliakibbie.

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

Angela Raper

Here’s my author bio: Angela Raper has taught composition and literature at the university level for over twenty years. She holds a MA in literature and will earn her MFA in creative writing in June, 2017. She writes primarily Southern contemporary and historical fiction, often with a macabre element.

Alina Sidorova


I am a psychologist hoping to make the transition to writer. I was born in Russia, but live in Mexico. I love stories more than anything else.

Richard Stevenson


I’ve recently retired from a thirty-year English and Creative Writing teaching gig at Lethbridge College and have published thirty books, counting a forthcoming long poem sequence on the Clifford Olson serial murders. (Sonuvabitch killed one of my first students, in case you’re wondering why I’d tackle such an unsavory topic.)  My most recent books are two haikai collections (haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka,  zappai, haibun and haikai sequences): Fruit Wedge Moon (Hidden Brook Press, 2015) and The Heiligen Effect (Ekstasis Editions, 2015).

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