Issue Three – Fall 2018

Featuring twenty-one high-quality submissions. 140 pages of art directly to you for $12 from Amazon.

Doug Hawley, a former actuary, has a hundred or so things published. His bibliography includes memoirs, essays, genre and general fiction. “What” was nominated for a Pushcart and “smart car” has been published five times including “Best Of Fiction On The Web” and an unauthorized Russian translation.

Fred Miller is a California writer. Fifty of his stories have appeared in various publications around the world. Some may be seen on his blog:

Christina A MacKenzie is a regular writer for Mentality Magazine and The Odyssey, as well as a Crisis Counselor, anatomical dissector research assistant, and volunteer creative writing instructor. I have been recently published in The Inflectionist Review (Issue No. 7), The Avalon Literary Review (May 2018), and Visitant (2018).

T. L. Sherwood lives in western New York near Buffalo. Her work is forthcoming in Spelk, Bending Genres,and The Bacopa Review. She’s currently working on a novel.

Ellis Purdie is graduate of The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi. Previous work has appeared in Grasslimb, Quarter After Eight, Freshwater Literary Journal, and New World Writing. He now makes his home in Marshall, Texas, with his wife and son.

A. Elizabeth Herting is an aspiring freelance writer and busy mother of three living in colorful Colorado. She has had over 40 short stories published and also has a collection of short stories called “Whistling Past the Veil” that will be published by “Adelaide Books” in April 2019

Harvey Silverman is a retired physician who writes primarily for his own enjoyment. His non-fiction stories have been published in such as 3288 Review and Ocotillo Review.

Kasy Long is a full-time freelance writer and editor in Indiana. Her work has appeared in Inside the Bell Jar, Oracle Fine Arts Review, and more. In her free time, she enjoys reading Emily Dickinson’s poetry and watching another episode of her favorite sitcom, I Love Lucy.

Iain Grinbergs was born in England and came of age in Florida. He’s working on a chapbook about his childhood while pursuing a MA in English at The University of Alabama.

Mike Lee is an editor, photographer and reporter for a trade union newspaper in New York City. His fiction is published in Furtive Dalliance, Ghost Parachute, Reservoir, The Airgonaut, The Alexandria Quarterly and others. Website:

Marc Sorondo lives with his wife and children in New York. He loves to read, and his interests range from fiction to comic books, physics to history, oceanography to cryptozoology, and just about everything in between. He’s a perpetual student and occasional teacher. For more information, go to

Paul Pekin was born in 1928. He lives in Chicago where he has worked as a printer, storekeeper, teacher, and police officer. He writes fiction and nonfiction. His stories have been published in magazines, newspapers, and on the web, and have won awards from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Headline Club.

RLM Cooper is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville whose short stories have been published in online magazines, reviews, and print anthologies. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. For links to her other work, please visit her Facebook page: or her blog:

Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Va., began his writing career as a military journalist and has had over a hundred short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies. His plays have been produced in several states. He was a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Kevin Smith is a recent graduate of the Rutgers-Camden MFA program. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, but hopes you won’t hold it against him. He lives in Philadelphia with his dog and drinks way, way too much coffee.

Dixon Hearne writes in the American South — aided by his incredible Bichon, Junie. His latest book is Plainspeak: New and Selected Poems. Other poetry appears in Poetry South, Tulane Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology, IV: Louisiana, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a new poetry collection.

Christopher John Eggett is a writer from Cambridgeshire trying to live close to water. He writes a literary newsletter and blog called Etch To Their Own which you can sign up for at and read online at He tweets at and you can read more about him on his website at

Leslie McGriff is a poet, novelist, screenwriter, playwright and performer. Her work has been acclaimed internationally at the Harrogate Fringe Festival in Great Britain, The International Arts Festival in Tuscany, Italy and at La Mama in NYC. Her poems currently appear in Soft Cartel, PopShot and Ink and Voices.

Katie Robinson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s undergraduate writing seminars program. As an emerging writer, her nonfiction has been previously published in Winter Tangerine. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and her lovely, troublemaking cat, Princess Arugula.

Amanda McLeod is an author and artist based in Canberra, Australia. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals in print and online; and she is the August 2018 winner of the Australian Writers’ Centre’s Furious Fiction competition. She loves cheese, good coffee, and rain. Find her on Twitter @AmandaMWrites

Catherine Zickgraf quit law school to be a poet. Let’s hope it pans out. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Pank and The Grief Diaries. Read/watch her at

Sam Rose is a writer and editor from Northamptonshire, England. She is the editor of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine and The Creative Truth. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines. Sam is a cancer survivor and primarily uses her experiences with this to write poetry and memoir.

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