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5 Poems

A collection of poetry by John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, “Leaves On Pages” “Memory Outside The Head” and “Guest Of Myself” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review

5 Poems

A collection of prose and verse poetry by JC Reilly

JC Reilly writes across genres, though poetry is her favorite.  She lives in Marietta, Georgia.  Follow her on Twitter @Aishatonu or follow her cats on IG @jc.reilly.

Watching the News

A prose poem by Howie Good

Howie Good is a poet and collage-maker whose work has been widely published online.

Five O’Clock

A flash fiction by Yash Seyedbagheri

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program in fiction. His stories, “Soon,” “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” “Tales From A Communion Line,” and ”Community Time” were nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work  has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.

Sunday Schooled

A collection of poetry by Gale Acuff

Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Reed, Journal of Black Mountain College Studies, The Font Chiron Review, Poem, Adirondack Review, Florida Review, Slant, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Roanoke Review and many other journals in over a dozen countries. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel, The Weight of the World, and The Story of My Lives.

Gale has taught university English courses in the US, China, and Palestine.

Thank you for looking at his work.

Esoteric Hymns of Lower Arkansas

A collection of poetry by Taylor Greene

Taylor Greene is an archeologist living in Arkansas, so he spends a lot more time reading in his office than you’d think. His favorite flower is the honeysuckle, and his favorite coffee shop is River City Coffee in Little Rock. You can find other work by him in Brazos River ReviewImpostor, and Rulerless: Love, Hope, and Joy; and forthcoming in Mid/South Anthology and Hell is Real: A Midwestern Gothic Anthology.

‘Worst Submission EVER’

A collection of stuff(?) by Ami J. Sanghvi

REAL BIO, FOR THE MOST AUTHENTIC MEOW MEOWS: Ami (they/them) is a HOT ALIEN WRAITH BABE, MySpace himbo, proud feline parent, and co-founder of Gutslut Press. They have a Leo sun and rising; further, they are the Chaos. Their vibe can be both best and worst described as “hyperpop deathcore meets Gossip Girl meets John Milton meets Jon Moxley meets Yami Bakura.” In conclusion, HOT ALIEN WRAITH BABE is glampunk, ethereal, and the semi-corporeal embodiment of all things fabulous.  

NARC BIO I’M SUPPOSEDLY REQUIRED TO HAVE BECAUSE EXPECTATIONS BECOME UNREALISTIC AS SOON AS ONE VENTURES FROM THE SEWER:

Ami J. Sanghvi (she/he/they) is an agender, non-binary, Indian-American, queer author, artist, designer, boxer, Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist, and recent graduate from the California Institute of the Arts Creative Writing M.F.A. program. He is a fiction editor for Decolonial Passage, poetry editor for Wrongdoing Magazine, review editor for the winnow magazine, and staff writer for Chaotic Merge, as well as the co-founder of Gutslut Press. His work has appeared in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Inverted Syntax, I Hope You’ll Still Love Me: A South Asian LGBTQIA+ Anthology, Masalazine, and numerous other publications and exhibitions. 

Additionally, he was a featured author for LUPERCALIApress‘s VULCANALIA ’21 anthology and the runner-up of Baby Teeth‘s 2022 Black-Out Contest. They are the winner of Really Serious Literature‘s Beefy Chapbook Potato-Rito Remote Residency To-Go Contest XXL, and the author of [in]transpiring (swallow::tale press: 2021), Confessionsof a Baby Vamp: Letters to John Milton (Gutslut Press: 2021), Baby Wraith Burrito Bones (Really Serious Literature:2022), The Great Wraith Finale (Bullshit Magazine, 2022), and Lipstick[less] Mania: A Ritual For No One, (Bottlecap Press: 2022). His first three full-length books, Into Oblivion (Sweat-Drenched Press, 2022), x( )-id <3(Trickhouse Press, 2022), and Experiments in Quietus (Really Serious Literature, 2023) are forthcoming. 

Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr: @HotWraithBones 

Website: amijsanghvi.com

Inquiries: alien@amijsanghvi.com 

4 Poems, 2 of them Visual

A collection of both poetry and of visual poetry by László Aranyi

Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) poet, anarchist, occultist from Hungary. Earlier books: (szellem)válaszok, A Nap és Holderők egyensúlya . New: Kiterített rókabőr. English poems published: Quail Bell Magazine, Lumin Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Scum Gentry Magazine, Pussy Magic, The Zen Space, Crêpe & Penn, Briars Lit, Acclamation Point, Truly U, Sage Cigarettes Magazine, Lots of Light Literary Foundation, Honey Mag, Theta Wave, Re-side, Cape Magazine, Neuro Logical, The Daily Drunk Mag, Unpublishable Zine, Melbourne Culture Corner, Beir Bua Journal, Crown & Pen, Dead Fern Press, Coven Poetry Journal, Journal of Erato, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Spillover Magazine, Punk Noir, Nymphs Literary Journal,  Synchronized Chaos, Impspired Magazine, Fugitives & FuturistsThe Dope Fiend DailyMausoleum Press, Nine Magazines, Thanks Hun, Downtown Archive, Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal, Our Poetry Archive (OPA), Juniper Literary Magazine, Feral Dove Magazine, Alternate Route, CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ONTOLOGY, Bullshit Lit Magazine, Misery tourism, Terror House Press, Journal of Expressive Writing, APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL, All Ears (India), Rhodora Magazine (India), Utsanga (Italy), Postscript Magazine (United Arab Emirates), The International Zine Project (France), Swala Tribe Magazine (Rwanda), The QuillS Journal (Nigeria). Known spiritualist mediums, art and explores the relationship between magic.

Construction Paper

A short story by Caoilfhinn Hegarty

Caoilfhinn Byrne Hegarty was born, raised, and educated in the same ten square kilometers of Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys writing about ugly emotions and the kissing point between love and hate. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals Caveat Lector and Gluepot, and in Bag of Bones Press’ 206 Word Stories: A Horror Anthology

4 Poems

A collection by Kushal Poddar

An author and a father, Kushal Poddar, editor of ‘Words Surfacing’, authored eight books, the latest being ‘Postmarked Quarantine’. His works have been translated in eleven languages.

Find and follow him at amazon.com/author/kushalpoddar_thepoet

 Author Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/KushalTheWriter/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe

5 Poems

A collection by Scott Cumming

Scott Cumming unsuspectingly went to see Garden State wearing his Shins tee. He has been published at The Daily Drunk, Punk Noir Magazine, Versification, Mystery Tribune and Shotgun Honey. His poem, “Blood on Snow”, was voted the best of Outcast Press Poetry Things We Carry issue and nominated for a Pushcart. He is the author of A Chapbook About Nothing (Close to the Bone) and The Blue Chapbook (Championship Press).

Twitter: @tummidge Website: https://scottcummingwriter.wordpress.com/

Tie Slide

A short story by T. W. Garland

T.W. Garland buys more books than he could hope to read and wishes he had a better work ethic. His stories have appeared or are upcoming in Shotgun Honey, Dwelling Literary, Punk Noir Magazine, Dash Literary Journal, The Daily Drunk Magazine, Dark Dossier, Schlock! and a variety of anthologies.

Self-Decadence

A poem by Erica T. Holt

Erica T. Holt spends most of her time writing about the history of birth, but sometimes manages to sneak off to the woods to commune with mycelial networks and imbibe their knowledge of the world so she can write some poetry as well. You can find her on Twitter @EricaTeaHolt.

3 Poems

A collection by Miriam Calleja

Miriam Calleja (she/her) writes poetry in two languages.  She has three poetry collections – Pomegranate Heart, Inside, and Stranger Intimacy, and a collaboration titled Luftmeer. She has been published in various anthologies such as those by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Oxford Brookes University, and The Gloucestershire Poetry Society. 

Her work has been translated into Arabic, Slovene, Greek, Romanian, French, Norwegian, German, and Frisian. She hosts regular creative writing workshops and poetry courses. She transcribes intimacies and interactions into poetry. She learns and lives through collaboration. Miriam is from the island of Malta and currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Twitter: miriam_calleja

Facebook.com/pomegranateheart

Instagram: Miriam Calleja

Fuck This Poem

A poem by Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams is a writer and theatre artist living in the backwoods of the American South. His work can be found in Deep South Magazine and 101 Words.

Not for the First Time

A short story by Murphy Parys

Murphy Parys (they/them) is a writer, illustrator, and Certified Gamer(tm) from North Wales who graduated from Bangor University with a BA in Creative and Professional Writing. They’ve been published previously in Blue Pencils, but they spend more time posting niche fanfiction for an avid audience of twelve. They tweet very occassionally over at @murphychipped on Twitter.

The Pigeon Portrait

A short story by Ashwini Gangal

Ashwini Gangal is a clinical psychologist by training, media journalist by profession, and fiction writer at heart. She is based in Mumbai and has spent the pandemic in her inner world of literary abundance.

I Want to go Home

A collection of poetry by Connie Bacchus

“[These poems] have been wandering around loose in the desert and landed on the porch this morning. They are tired from flying against strong winds and would like to sit in fresh cut grass. Some of them feel stronger, don’t pay attention to that. Some are overtly sexual in nature. Some stole my mail of the porch and won’t give it back. I am sure they want to go wild and dance near the bonfire. Think that.” – the author

D144-D146, D149-D150

A collection of poetry by Marc Isaac Potter

Marc Isaac Potter (they/them) … is a differently-abled writer living in the SF Bay Area. Marc’s interests include blogging by email and Zen. They have been published in Fiery Scribe Review, Feral A Journal of Poetry and Art, Poetic Sun Poetry, and Provenance Journal. Twitter is @marcisaacpotter.

The Mother Tree

A short story by Rose Malana

Rose Malana is a young registered nurse who has been writing for ten years. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her two beagles, Cherry and Addi.

The Next President of the United States of America

A short story by Alex Miller

Alex Miller is the author of the novel White People on Vacation (Malarkey Books, 2022). His fiction had appeared in Pidgeonholes, Maudlin House and MoonPark Review. He lives in Denver.

Venus

A flash fiction by Duncan Ros

Duncan Ros is a writer and musician from the Pacific Northwest. His fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Juked, Horror Sleaze Trash, and others.

you plan to move to florida and all i see is red

A prose-poem by K. N. McDougall

K.N. McDougall (they/them) is a Colorado-based speculative fiction writer. Their work has been in the Midnight Mass Anthology, Spooky Gaze Mag, and is forthcoming in the Hell is Real Anthology. They can often be found pitching story ideas to rocks and cryptids on hikes

Cape Disappointment/Too Much Teeth

A pair of poems by Dusti RWF

Dusti RWF (they/them) is a queer, disabled, bicoastal poet & writer. You can find their work in Lavender Lime Literary, Zen Poetry, Being Known, The Open Kimono, and forthcoming in boats against the current. They are founder & editor of Delicate Emissions Poetry Zine. Find them on Twitter at @heydusti.

Slap

A short story by Alyson Smith

Bio: Alyson Smith works as a visual artist and writer. Throughout 2022 her practice evolved to be dominated by poetry and attempting to write the perfect short story. Alyson often considers herself unable to fit into ‘normal’ society due to her bi-polar diagnosis; however her poetry has shown her just how reassuringly mundane her life actually is. She is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the Open University.

www.alylousmith.org

Counting Lives

A poem by Evy Couling

Evy Couling is a queer writer who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She now lives in Arcata, CA. Her Poem “Reading Dickinson by Candlelight” won second place in the 2021 Seven Gill Shark Review Contest at College of the Redwoods. Evy’s work has most recently appeared in Giving Room Mag.

Where are the Mitchells?

A short story by Cindy Hossain

Cindy Hossain was raised in South Africa. She emigrated to the United Kingdom, where she now looks after her young family whilst doing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing.

A Perfect Husband

A short story by Amy Coles

Trigger Warning: Abuse, decay

Amy Coles was born in Northampton, and is currently studying for her PhD in English Literature at the University of Buckingham. The research for her thesis explores the double motif in literature of the gothic, horror, and science fiction. She is a fan of anything frightening, macabre, and a little twisted. ‘A Perfect Husband’ is Amy’s first short story.

Diversity Win: The Demon Eating Humans is Non-Binary

A short story by A. Gaskamp

Trigger Warning: Suicide, mild gore, mentions of transphobia, coercive control

A. Gaskamp is a part-time human who wrote a novella titled A History of Rowana. Twitter @aquietentity42

Untitled

A flash fiction by Herman

Herman is a writer in West Virginia. His primary work concerns the small literary movement known as hyperrealism. The object of hyperrealist fiction is alchemical. It aims to ask: What am I? What is this heart, throbbing and alive, and why can’t I seem to find the right outlet for it? Alchemy is to find the right spiritual formula to spurn the expectations of the world and synthesize a life that allows for the opus–the spiritual, individual masterwork–to take center stage. This requires radical emotional honesty and intestinal fortitude. It demands that one be a bastion of faith and have a spirit like a citadel. Herman believes in miracles.

Blink of an Eye

A short story by Shaurya Arya

Shaurya Arya-Kanojia is the author of the novella, End of the Rope. He likes sports (cricket, mostly), eating out, and watching reruns of The Office and Everybody Loves Raymond. His social media handles include @shauryaticks (Twitter) and @main.hoon.ek.sharara (Instagram), and more about him can be found at https://linktr.ee/shauryaak

Blink of an Eye was previously published in Writenow Lit Mag. You can check them out here

Pages of a Sue-Side Note

A poem by Oladejo Abdullah Feranmi

Trigger Warning: suicide

Oladejo Abdullah Feranmi is a DVM student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Pursuing his enthusiasm for poetry, He has his works published/Forthcoming in Poet’s choice, Echo mag, and a few more. He reads at the sea glass lit and edits for the incognito. He tweets from; @OladejoAFeranmi

A short story by Cecilia Kennedy

Cecilia Kennedy (she/her) taught English and Spanish language/literature in Ohio for 20 years before moving to Washington state with her family. Since 2017, she has published her stories in international literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her work has appeared in Maudlin House, Coffin Bell, Idle Ink, Tiny Molecules, Streetcake Magazine, Wrongdoing Magazine, Rejection Letters, Open Minds Quarterly, Headway Quarterly, Flash Fiction Magazine, Kandisha Press, Ghost Orchid Press, and others.  Additionally, she enjoys being a volunteer adult beverages columnist for The Daily Drunk, a proofreader for Flash Fiction Magazine, and a concept editor for Running Wild Press.

The Day of the Flood

A collection of poetry by Simon Alderwick

Simon Alderwick is originally from England but currently lives in the Philippines. His poetry has appeared in Magma, Eye Flash, Ink Sweat & Tears, Acid Bath, Broken Spine, Acropolis, Black Flowers and Anthropocene, among others. He’s on Twitter @SimonAlderwick 

Impracticality

Jacob Diver