About the Authors

Lights (Cover Photo): Mary-Anne is Managing Editor of Five on the Fifth. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Currently, she teaches at two community colleges, CCBC and AACC. Her most recent work can be found in Gone Lawn, Crack the Spine, and Duende. Her most recent piece, “The Creek’s Daughter” was featured in Flash Fiction Magazine.

Clock: Having studied English Literature at Goldsmith's College, University of London, Olivia Gunning trained and worked as a journalist in London. She then moved to Morocco and continued writing, mostly as a travel writer, while also completing a MA in linguistics while training and working as an English teacher. In the last few years, she's written for Fodor's Travel Guide, The National, Elle Decoration as well as several airline magazines. She lives and works in Casablanca, Morocco and has become more or less bilingual in French along the way.

A Raven to Lambs: Jane-Rebecca Cannarella is the editor of HOOT Review and Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit. She was a genre editor at Lunch Ticket, as well as a contributing writer at SSG music. In her spare time, she is a candy enthusiast and cat fan. She received her BA and M.Ed from Arcadia University, her MFA from Antioch University, and attended Goldsmiths: University of London and Sarah Lawrence College. When not poorly playing the piano, she chronicles the many ways that she embarrasses herself at the website www.youlifeisnotsogreat.com.

Kids Eat Free: Joe Miller is a scientist who enjoys experimenting with words. He studies molecular biology to define reality, and he writes fiction to explain it. He always writes with his loyal companions, a sleepy black dog and a pessimistic cat.

Bermuda Grass: Anthony ILacqua's fiction has appeared in Mad Swirl, The Writing Disorder and The Flash Fiction Press among others. His novels, Dysphoric Notions (2012) and Undertakers of Rain (2013) are both published through Ring of Fire Publishing. He currently functions as editor-in-chief for Umbrella Factory Magazine. Meet Anthony: anthonyilacqua.blogspot.com

Different From the One You Are in Now: Maisie Wills is a graphic design student at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. This is her first time submitting to a journal.