Issue 12 Contributors

Issue 12 Contributors

Devon Balwit wears many hats in Portland, Oregon.  Her work has appeared or will soon in:  The NewVerse News, The Fog Machine, Birds Piled Loosely, and Leveler.

Meghan Barrett is currently a graduate student at Drexel University, working towards a PhD in Biology. Meghan hails from Rochester, New York, and is greatly inspired by the ecology of the upstate area. Her writing has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Gandy Dancer, Mind Murals, and MiNT magazines.

Elena Berriolo is a New York based artist committed to working within the book format and performing with a sewing machine. Since 2012, she has engaged in collaborative performances with musicians and writers. Her public collections include Bibliotheque National de France; Smith College; University of Delaware Library; and Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt. For more, see her website:

Steven Cline creates collages, zines, and written works, and also helps edit and organize a surrealist journal and small press called Peculiar Mormyrid. Cline currently lives in Cartersville, Georgia, and works as a graphic designer.

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, illustrator, and presenter from Newport News, Virginia. She works as a blogger and interviewer for Onezumi Events, and as a news writer for Crunchyroll, Viewster, and We Are Cult. Her work can be seen in Associates of Sherlock Holmes from Titan Books, various Doctor Who spinoffs from Obverse Books, and the light novel series Owl’s Flower, which she co-created with illustrator Ginger Hoesly. She blogs at

Sam A. Fix says, “I am currently living New York, having fled Portland and the Portlandia daymare for adventure and reinvention of self and place.  I published my first novel (One Percent) in 2014, and followed up with a novella (Gutter Punk) in 2015.  Since then In have been eking out a living freelancing and working as an attorney.”

Marjorie-Ann Garza currently resides on the island paradise of Oahu, Hawaii. When not at work solving electronic crises, she can be found at home with her three four-legged children sipping tea and running amok.

Larry Lefkowitz‘s stories, poetry and humor have been widely published. Lefkowitz ‘s humorous literary novel, “The Novel, Kunzman, the Novel!” is available as an e-book and in print from and other distributors. Lefkowitz’s humorous fantasy and science fiction collection, “Laughing into the Fourth Dimension” is available from Amazon books.

Vithal Rajan is a founding faculty member for the School of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK; the First Executive Director, Livelihood Awards Foundation, Sweden; Chair of World Studies, International School of Geneva; Director, WWF-International, Switzerland; founding Councillor, World Future Council. He established several Indian NGOs and, in 2006, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for life-long service to humanity.

Barbara Ruth creates at the intersection of Potowatomee and Ashkenazi, disabled and neuroqueer, fat and yogi, not this and not that. Her photography, memoirs, poetry and fiction appear in numerous lesbian, queer, feminist, disability and literary anthologies and journals. She lives in San Jose, California.

John Skeen says,I call this medium musicpainting for want of a better term, and as far as I know, this form is original with me. I’ve been doing this for years, along with stand-alone paintings, musical compositions and poetry. My main interest is in their combination. I’ve had classical training in music as both pianist and composer, as well as in art.

Manoj Swearingen is a freelance writer and graphic designer living in Milwaukee. A graduate of UW-Lacrosse and Portfolio Center, Swearingen’s current quest is to run a lot of marathons.

Mercedes Webb-Pullman’s poems and prose have appeared in Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, Otoliths, Connotations, The Red Room, Typewriter, Eyedrum, and Pure Slush, among others, and in her books.  She lives on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.

Kim Welliver is currently working on a series of poems exploring the story of Joan of Arc through the lens of popular culture. She lives in Utah, works in the field of education, and ism passionate about the written word.  Her writing has been published in the anthologies Copperfield Review-History Will Be Kind, The Fairy Tale Review, The Ochre Edition, and other publications.

Linda Wojtowick grew up in Montana and now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she can easily indulge my cinematic obsessions without restraint. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and hery work has recently guested in issues of Spoon River Poetry Review, Clementine Poetry Journal, Two Hawks Quarterly, Minetta Review, and Ink In Thirds.

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