Issue Eleven Contributors
Ry Adams (they/she) is a trans, non-binary writer and mathematician. Originally from Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory, they currently live in Tkaronto/Toronto on Treaty 13 Territory, where they write speculative fiction and both play and design tabletop role-playing games. "Dear Miss Diamond Lace" is their first published short story. They can be found on Twitter at @asweeterpotato.
Ope Adedeji is a lawyer, writer and editor managing things at Zikoko mag. Her work has appeared in Catapult, McSweeney's Quarterly and Barren Magazine. She's is a finalist for the 2020 US National Magazine Award and the winner of the 2019 Brittle Paper Award for fiction.
Anthony Aguero is a queer writer in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in The Bangalore Review. He grew up in Holtville, CA. Anthony’s writing shines a light on substance abuse, given his history. He celebrates being clean for 5+ years.
Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani writer and artist currently based in Mississauga. She is co-lead of Reth aur Reghistan, a visual-literary exploration of Pakistani folklore that she is carrying out alongside her sister, Nimra. See more at sculpturalstorytelling.com. Her work has appeared in CV2, The Malahat Review, PRISM, and other places.
Joe Baumann’s fiction and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, Electric Spec, On Spec, Barrelhouse, Zone 3, Hawai’i Review, Eleven Eleven, and many others. He is the author of Ivory Children, published in 2013 by Red Bird Chapbooks. He possesses a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, was nominated for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2016, and was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction. He can be reached at joebaumann.wordpress.com.
Julian Day is a software developer and poet. He is the author of Shadow of the Wyrm, a traditional roguelike game.
Kim Fahner lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario. She was the fourth Poet Laureate of Sudbury (2016-18) and the first woman appointed to the role. Her latest book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). Kim is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers’ Union of Canada, and a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She blogs fairly regularly at kimfahner.wordpress.com and may be reached via her website at www.kimfahner.com.
Dave Gregory is a Canadian writer who worked on cruise ships and sailed around the world for nearly two decades. He is an Associate Editor with Exposition Review and a Fiction Reader for Gigantic Sequins. His work has appeared in numerous literary publications including Exile: The Literary Quarterly, The Nashwaak Review, & The Blake-Jones Review. Please follow him on Twitter: @CourtlandAvenue.
Michael Hammerle is pursuing his MFA at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he teaches composition. He holds a BA in English from the University of Florida. He is the founder of Middle House Review. His fiction has been published in The Best Small Fictions 2017, selected by Amy Hempel. His prose and poetry have been published in Split Lip Magazine, New World Writing, Louisiana Literature, After the Pause, The Matador Review, Drunk Monkeys, New Flash Fiction Review, BULL, Misfit Magazine, and many more magazines. He lives and writes in Gainesville, FL.
Shelly Harder hails from rural Ontario, with a first chapbook, remnants (Baseline Press, 2018). Their work has recently appeared in Touch the Donkey and Is It Less Lonely Like This: isolation collaborations (Collusion Books). They are an editor at Poets Versus, a literary platform tackling issues of social injustice. Find them online at hardershelly.wordpress.com.
Albert Katz is a recently retired Professor of Psychology, widely published in scientific journals for his research on language processing and on autobiographical memory. His literary career started as his retirement loomed. He has published about two dozen poems, most recently in 2020 in Rattle and in Backchannels, and as a social-isolation project he has published two collaborative poems in the Pangolin Review with Joanne Stryker and Stan Burfield, each contributing stanzas from our own homes. He has had a short story published in The /tƐmz/ Review and several shorter prose pieces in magazines in the States, including a drabble that won second place in the horror category for a drabble contest put on as a “Quarantine Quanta.” He is living currently in London, Ontario, far apart from his wife, both sequestered and she in Fredericton, New Brunswick, because of this damned virus.
Erin Kirsh is a writer and performer living in Vancouver. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, The /t3mz/ Review, EVENT, subTerrain, CV2, The Maynard, QWERTY, and Geist, where she took second place in their postcard short story contest. She recently made strawberry banana bread that didn't give anyone indigestion. Visit her at www.erinkirsh.com or follow her on twitter @kirshwords.
émilie kneifel is somehow reviews editor at The Puritan, associate editor at Theta Wave, and somehow, somehow, nivi’s friend. @emiliekneifel
Robin Long is a queer poet, writer, and writing professor in Austin, Texas. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in American Writer’s Review by San Fedele Press, the 2021 Texas Poetry Calendar by Kallisto Gaia Press, Alexandria Quarterly, FEELS Zine, Twist in Time, 8 Poems, Literary Yard, and 45 Magazine. She is currently expanding her fiction thesis on the life of Emily Dickinson, The Other Dickinson; she can be found at theotherdickinson.com or on social media as @theotherdickinson.
David S. Maduli is a father of two, veteran public school teacher, deejay, and author of the chapbook 00:33:33 (thirty-three and a third) (Zoetic Press, 2018). He is an alumnus of the VONA, Las Dos Brujas, and Napa Valley Writers’ workshops, and he was the 2011 recipient of the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. A descendant of Filipino immigrants born in San Francisco and raised all over, he is a longtime resident of Oakland, CA. He completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Mills College with a fellowship in Community Poetics.
Marcie McCauley's work has appeared in Room, Other Voices, Mslexia, Tears in the Fence and Orbis, and has been anthologized by Sumac Press. She writes about writing at marciemccauley.com and about reading at buriedinprint.com. A descendant of Irish and English settlers, she lives in the city currently called Toronto, which was built on the homelands of Indigenous peoples - Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, Huron-Wendat and Mississaugas of New Credit - land still inhabited by their descendants.
Karen Rigby’s recent work appears in Grain and is forthcoming in Banshee. She lives in Arizona.
Visit her website: www.karenrigby.com.
Shulamit Sappire is a Nigerian Israeli immigrant living & writing in Toronto. She co-owns a wellness business, Unchained Athletics, & is a legal worker in the Violence Against Women sector. Writing for her is about making sense of the world around and within her. Her work has appeared in With/Out Pretend (2019), Not For You (2019), and Toronto Prose Mill (2018).
Carla Scarano D’Antonio lives in Surrey with her family. She obtained her Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. She self-published a poetry pamphlet, A Winding Road, in 2011. She has published her work in various anthologies and magazines, and is currently working on a PhD on Margaret Atwood’s work at the University of Reading. In 2016, she and Keith Lander won first prize in the Dryden Translation Competition with translations of Eugenio Montale’s poems. She writes in English as a second language.
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Bogi Takács is a Hungarian Jewish agender trans person (e/em/eir/emself or they pronouns) and an immigrant to the United States. E is a winner of the Lambda award for editing Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, and a finalist for the Hugo and Locus awards. Eir debut poetry collection Algorithmic Shapeshifting was published by Aqueduct Press, and eir debut short story collection The Trans Space Octopus Congregation was published by Lethe, both in 2019. You can find Bogi talking about books at http://www.bogireadstheworld.com, and on various social media as @bogiperson. Bogi lives in Kansas with eir spouse - writer R.B. Lemberg -, child, and an assembly of books.
Srishti Uppal is a nineteen-year-old poet and essayist from New Delhi, India. She is Editor-in-Chief of Teen Belle Magazine. Her work may be found in Royal Rose, Crepe and Penn, and Human/Kind Journal, among others. You can follow her on Twitter @UppalSrishti or Instagram @Srishtiuppal_.
Alanna Why is a pop culture, essay and fiction writer from Ottawa, Ontario. Her writing has appeared in Shameless, Razorcake, The Le Sigh, Weird Canada and Also Cool Mag. She is currently working on a novel about a long-lost ‘90s musician and a chapbook about Survivor. Find her on Instagram and Twitter: @alanna_why.