Contributors to Furtive Dalliance ordered by issue:
Issue One/Spring 2018
Andy Stallings lives in Deerfield, MA, where he teaches English at Deerfield Academy. His second collection with Rescue Press, “Paradise,” will come out in 2018. He has four young children, and coaches cross country running.
Dan Buck is an amateur with a nearly irrelevant BA in English and a totally irrelevant MBA. His publication history is brief, with short fiction having been published in journals like Sobotka, Westwind Review, and Barbaric Yawp.
James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle from Columbus, Ohio. Find more at jimjakk.com.
Tonya Mitchell’s fiction has appeared in the Copperfield Review among others and has been anthologized in Welcome to Elsewhere and Glimmer and Other Stories and Poems, for which she won the Cinnamon Press Award in Fiction. She lives in the Midwest and is the proud mother of three middle schoolers.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.
Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for Deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children’s librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook — The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press) — and a full length poetry collection — What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press). He currently lives in Greensboro, NC
Thomas Zimmerman teaches English, directs the Writing Center, and edits The Big Windows Review at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His poems have appeared recently in Califragile, The Ginger Collect, and Man in the Street. Tom’s website: thomaszimmerman.wordpress.com thebigwindowsreview.wordpress.com
Jon Steinhagen’s recent publications include the story “Goods” in Pendora; a collection of my stories, THE BIG BOOK OF SOUNDS, was recently published by Black Lawrence Press, and his novel THE HANGING ARTIST will be published by Abaddon Books in 2018.
Jeffrey Zable is a teacher and conga drummer who plays Afro Cuban Folkloric music for dance classes and Rumbas around the San Francisco Bay Area. His poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and anthologies. Recent writing in Fear of Monkeys, Mocking Heart Review, Drunken Llama, and many others.
David Spicer has had poems in Chiron Review, The New Verse News, Alcatraz, and elsewhere. The author of Everybody Has a Story and five chapbooks, he’s the former editor of raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books. His latest chapbook is From the Limbs of a Pear Tree, available from Flutter Press.
Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Pulsar, Tessellate, and Scarlet Leaf Review, among others.
Abdulkarim Alghabban is an undergraduate student (Senior Year) of English Literature&Linguistics and a minor in Media/Communication in King Saud University. Both of his short-stories ‘Of the Untold by the Unheeded’ and ‘Diapasons of Disorder’ were published by “Degenerate Literature” and “Firefly Magazine,” respectively. You can find/contact him on: https://twitter.com/BarghestsAnd_I
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over thirteen-hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (several times), The Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions 2016. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available. He lives in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Karen Wolf has an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Toledo and a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been published in Smokey Blue Literary and Art Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, Oasis Journal, and many others. Her chapbook, THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
Paul Lewellan teaches Communications Studies at Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois. He’s married to his best friend, Pamela, who is also his chief literary critic and his accountant. They share their apartment with an annoying little Shi Tzu named Mannie. Paul has published over one-hundred pieces of short fiction.
Karlo Sevilla works as a customer service representative, and writes poetry from Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared in Philippines Graphic, Radius, Matter, and elsewhere.
Daniel Davis is a native of rural Illinois. His work has appeared in Bartleby-Snopes, Necessary Fiction, Identity Theory, and elsewhere. You can find him at Facebook.com/DanielDavis05 or @dan_davis86 on Twitter.
Christopher Stolle’s poetry has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in the “Tipton Poetry Journal,” “Flying Island,” and “Branches,” He works as an acquisitions and development editor for Penguin Random House, and he lives in Richmond, Indiana.
Ed Higgins’ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Peacock Journal, Uut Poetry, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. Ed teaches literature at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR, USA, and is Asst. Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction.
Tom Baragwanath is a writer originally from Wellington, New Zealand, currently living in Paris. His fiction has been published in Headland, Takahe, and the Eunoia Review.
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.
L. Ward Abel, poet, composer and performer of music, teacher, retired lawyer, lives in rural Georgia, has been published hundreds of times in print and online, including The Reader, Istanbul Review, Versal, and others, and is the author of one full collection and nine chapbooks of poetry, including Digby Roundabout (Kelsay Books, 2017).
William L. Spencer has published online in UprisingReview.com using the pen name Carlos Dunning. In print he’s published fiction and non-fiction in the San Diego Reader and West Coast Review (Simon Fraser University). He is a winner of first place for fiction (twice) and first place for non-fiction from the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.
Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over a hundred and ninety print and on-line journals. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and a Silver Pen Award in 2015.
Gary Wosk was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx and the San Fernando Valley in California. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, he embarked on a career in newspaper reporting, media relations and author. He lives with his wife Mina in North Hills, California.
D. M. Kerr is the writing name of a Canadian writer currently living in Singapore, where he teaches IT and Game Design. His work has been published in Blank Spaces, Eyedrum Periodically and elsewhere. His mother taught tennis, making him a perpetual novice at backhands.
J. Andrew Briseño is the Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He is the Series Editor for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize. His work can be found in Smokelong Quarterly, Waxwing, Nat. Brut, and Acentos Review. He lives with too many cats in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Kathy Valentine is a professional musician and songwriter. Expanding her writing interests, she began working on a collection of short stories last year. In 2016, Valentine started writing a memoir to be published by the University of Texas Press. She currently lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas.
Mark J. Mitchell’s latest novel, The Magic War just appeared from Loose Leaves Publishing. He studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver and George Hitchcock. His work has appeared in the several anthologies and hundreds of periodicals. Four of his chapbooks— Three Visitors, Lent, 1999, and Artifacts and Relics—and the novel, Knight Prisoner are available.
Issue Two/Summer 2018
Robert Geyer has published stories in The Corner Club Press and The Fable Online along with a self-published coming-of-age novel. Robert is a fourth generation Californian and has spent the better part of his life working and living (but mostly driving) somewhere along Interstate 80 between Sacramento and San Francisco.
Cameron Thomson is a moral philosopher, storyteller, and singer-songwriter. His work has appeared in Longshot Island and is forthcoming in Salt Hill. He is currently working on a novel.
Sean Padraic McCarthy is a native of the Boston area, and he earned his M.A. in Writing at the University of San Francisco. He has new stories either recently published or forthcoming in The Hopkins Review and Glimmer Train, and his story “Better Man”was cited in The Best American Short Stories 2015.
A fan of jangly folk-rock music, Slavic languages, and decaf espresso, Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor in Urbandale, Iowa. Adrian’s work has appeared in The Bohemyth, Pangolin Review, and Manzano Mountain Review.
Stanley Trice’s short stories have been published in two dozen magazines. He is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, writers’ groups in Pamlico and Carteret, and a local critique group. For several years, he conducted interviews with editors from around the world for an online journal.
Allen Kopp lives in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. He likes to be alone and loves a good book better than a cell phone or a sports event. He has had over a hundred short works of fiction published in a wide range of print and online publications. He writes every day and when he isn’t writing he wishes he was. His writer’s website may be found at: www.literaryfictions.com
Dave Gregory was a young writer in search of the world when he inadvertently ended up with a career in the cruise industry. Two decades later, he has retired from life at sea and returned to his first love – writing. Publication credits include Eunoia Review, Soft Cartel & Clever Magazine.
Dorian J. Sinnott is an Emerson College alumnus, currently living in Kingston, NY with his bossy munchkin-mix cat. He takes care of animals at a local humane society and co-hosts a youth writing program in his hometown. Dorian’s work has appeared in Crab Fat Literary Magazine, The Bleeding Lion, and The Hungry Chimera.
Jessye Scott is a writer from Jacksonville, Florida. Her writing has appeared in The Quotable, WFSU’s Fresh Picked Prose, and Funny in Five Hundred. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and as a middle English teacher.
Norbert Kovacs lives and writes in Hartford, Connecticut. His stories have appeared or soon will appear in Thrice Fiction, Westview, and Ginosko Literary Journal. Norbert’s website is www.norbertkovacs.net.
Mike Lee is a writer, editor, labor journalist and photographer living in New York City. His fiction is published in Ghost Parachute, Reservoir, Homestead Review, Alexandria Quarterly, The Airgonaut and others. He also writes for the photography website Focus on the Story. Website is www.mleephotoart.com.
Scott Bassis is a young writer eager to establish himself as a serious talent. He has had short stories published in Poydras Review, The Acentos Review and Open: Journal of Arts & Letters. He currently lives in New York City and works at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Thomas Elson lives in Kansas and Northern California. His short stories, poetry, and flash fiction
have been published in the United States, Ireland, Canada, England, and Wales.
Robert S. King edits Good Works Review. His poems appear widely, including Kenyon Review, Midwest Quarterly,and Southern Poetry Review. He has published eight poetry collections, most recently Diary of the Last Person on Earth (Sybaritic Press 2014) and Developing a Photograph of God (Glass Lyre Press, 2014).
KV Martins lives in New Zealand. She is obsessed with poetry, film photography and riding horses. If she had to choose between the three, she would select poetry. Her poetry and flash fiction has been published in The Copperfield Review, Flash Frontier and “a fine line’
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: https://www.facebook.com/rlmcooper or her blog: https://rlmcooper.wordpress.com
Terry Sanville lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his artist-poet wife (his in-house editor), and two plump cats (his in-house critics). Since 2005, his short stories have been accepted by more than 280 literary and popular journals, magazines, and anthologies. Terry is also an accomplished jazz and blues guitarist.
Nancy Botta lives in Berwyn, Illinois with her husband, son, and cat; she works for corporate America and has been previous published in WINK: Writers in the Know, Soft Cartel, and Ariel Chart.
E. Thomas McClanahan is a retired journalist turned fiction writer. He lives in Kansas City, Mo.
Pam Munter is a retired clinical psychologist, performer and former film historian. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Rumpus, The Matador Review, and Adelaide among many others. Much of her work can be found at www.pammunter.com. She has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Steve Carr, who lives in Richmond, Va., began his writing career as a military journalist and has had over 170 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies. Sand, a collection of his short stories, was published recently by Clarendon House Books.
LeeAnne Carlson is an MFA student at the University of Houston, where she daily explores what is fiction and what is not. A midwife for two decades, she’s delivered hundreds of future people. In her spare time she milks goats, and tries to instil order upon her life, sometimes successfully.
Heidi Heimler lives and works in Milwaukee, WI. Her work has appeared in both online and print publications, including Full of Crow, Popcorn Fiction and others. She’s a two-time finalist in Lascaux’s 250 Flash Contest.
David Armand is Writer-in-Residence at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. He has since published several more books.
Marcia Eppich-Harris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and teaches English at Marian University. Her fiction, poetry, and scholarly works have appeared in a number of print and online journals. A full publication list with links may be found at meppichharris.com.
Rachael Peralez completed her undergraduate degree at University of Texas and her MFA in creative writing at the University of New Orleans, where she received the award of Best Thesis for a collection of her short stories. Her work has recently been published in the Eunoia Review and Five on the Fifth literary magazines.
Arthur Whitaker is a special education teacher and a disability rights activist. His work has appeared in Abys & Apex, Daily Dose of Lit, and Intrinsick.
Fred Pollacks is the author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS (Story Line Press), and two col-lections, A POVERTY OF WORDS (Prolific Press, 2015) and LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). Many other poems in print and online journals. Adjunct professor creative writing George Washington University, Washington, DC.