About the Authors

Koi 3 (Cover Art): Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer.

Phagocyte: James McAdams has published fiction in decomP, Superstition Review, Amazon/Day One, Literary Orphans, and B.O.A.A.T. Journal, among others. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Lehigh University, where he also teaches and edits the university's literary journal, Amaranth. His work can be viewed at jamesmcadams.net.

A Vein of Copper: Becca Borawski Jenkins is a writer and editor. She holds an MFA in Cinema-Television Production from USC and has short stories appearing or forthcoming in The Forge, concīs, The Knicknackery, Panorama, Five 2 One, Citron Review, Entropy, Jersey Devil Press, Corium, and others. She and her husband live in a RV they built by hand. They spend part of the year on an off-grid homestead somewhere in the Idaho Panhandle, and the rest of the year wherever their whims and the winds take them.

War in the Time of Love: Michael McInnis lives in Boston and served in the Navy chasing white whales and Soviet submarines. His poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Chiron Review, The Commonline Journal, Cream City Review, Naugatuck Review, Oxford Magazine and Yellow Chair Review to name a few.

Baby's Picture: A native of Chicago, Susan Phillips is a Boston area writer, photographer and teacher, whose work has been published in many newspapers and magazines. Her short stories have been published in over twelve magazines, including Poetica Magazine, Literary Brushstrokes, Living Text, Red Wheelbarrow, Wild Violet, IdioM, Eunoia Review and Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination and in the anthology, All the Women Followed Her. She is currently working on an historical novel about King Agrippa I and three collections of short stories: one about women in the Hebrew Bible, another about Talmudic figures and a collection of fairy tales.

The Boy Without a Name: Marzia Rahman is a writer and translator. Currently, she is working on her debut novel. Her short stories have been published in the local newspapers and magazines.