Russ Bickerstaff – is a professional theatre critic and aspiring author living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and two daughters. His short fictions have appeared in over 30 different publications including Hypertext Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine, Sein und Werden, and Theme of Absence.

Susan Salvant – I have been painting portraits for the past 20 years. My medium is glue on paper. I mix my own colors and sometimes make my own paper. I studied printing at Boston Institue of Art, I am especially drawn towards portraits because it is a way for me to express and honor the people  I care about. I love to mix color and incoporate texture in my work.

Chris Butler – My published fiction includes the novel Any Time Now, the novella The Flight of the Ravens, which was shortlisted for the BSFA award, and short stories published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Interzone, Nature Futures, and The Best British Fantasy 2014.

Rick Blum – Rick Blum has been chronicling life’s vagaries through essays and poetry for more than 25 years during stints as a nightclub owner, high-tech manager, market research mogul, and, most recently, old geezer. His writings have appeared in The Literary Hatchet, The Satirist, and The Moon Magazine, among others.

Amanda Pampuro – My fiction debuted in 3:AM Magazine in 2007. Since then pieces have appeared in Cherry Bleeds, the Fast-Forward Festival and the University of Guam’s Storyboard. Earlier this year, “Flight of the Valkries” appeared on the Wright Launch and “the Service” on Menacing Hedge. The flagship, “the Party’s Over” is forthcoming in Spectacle.

Joshua Farley – I enjoy writing short stories with heavy psychological characteristics that produce profound and controversial thinking in the reader. For this reason, my short stories often consist of an essay-like section between the main scenes, as can be seen clearly in my first published short story, Lost, Studied, Devised.

Chelsea Criger – Having begun her training in the theatre arts, Chelsea discovered a love of self-expression through abstract painting, installation art, and sculpture. With her art she delves into the experience of her own emotions and connections, while also exploring the world around her.

Alice Simmons – Alice is a writer of fiction and theatre with a rather peculiar affinity for second person narrative. Since graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in English and Creative Writing last year she has been working on a collection of flash fiction stories and multiple unfinished plays.

Anahita Eftekhari – I’m an avid traveller and speculative fiction writer. Though I mostly write novels, I’ve had my short fiction set to be printed by Upper Rubber Book’s Sharp and Sugar Tooth anthology series.

Luann Lewis – I am a Chicago native who has spent the last seventeen years mostly writing legal documents and correspondence but am currently in semi-retirement and pursuing an MFA. Dabbling in Fiction, Flash, and Poetry, I have had pieces published in 101 Words online zine, Round Up Zine, Blotter Magazine, Yellow Mama e-zine and Faith, Hope and Fiction.

DJ Tyrer – DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world, such as Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree), All The Petty Myths (18th Wall), Steampunk Cthulhu (Chaosium), What Dwells Below (Sirens Call), The Mad Visions of al-Hazred (Alban Lake), and many more.

Jim Strahle – Jim Strahle, creator of Straylee’s Bailiwick based his family oriented cartoons on his own family. The cartoons began in a small Kansas newspaper. He also teaches classes for grade school and middle school students allowing them to create their first cartoon strip or book.

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