Issue Five Contributors
Wale Ayinla writes from the ancient city of Abeokuta in Nigeria. He teaches Government at Triumph College. He is a Best of the Net Award nominee, and his work appears in Palette Poetry, FLAPPERHOUSE, Kalahari Review, SOBER., and elsewhere. He is @Wale_Ayinla on Twitter.
Brad Baronner is a writer and recent graduate of Allegheny College. He hasn’t spent a lot of time outside of rural Pennsylvania, but wanders all over the place in his writing. You can follow him on Twitter: @brad_bar7.
Becca Borawski Jenkins holds an MFA in Cinema-Television Production from USC and has short stories in The Forge, Cotton Xenomorph, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Menacing Hedge, and others. She made the wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions longlist in both 2017 and 2018, and received three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination in 2018. She and her husband are full-time RVers, migrating with the wind and their whims.
Sonal Champsee’s short fiction and essays have been published in anthologies and magazines, such as The New Quarterly, Ricepaper, and Literary Mama. She was a finalist for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2017 Emerging Writers Short Prose contest, and has had a play produced by Prathidwani Drama Wing in Seattle. She served on the PRISM International Editorial Board for five years, and has been a creative writing instructor for Sarah Selecky’s Writing School since its inception. Sonal lives in Toronto, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is finishing up a novel.
Síle Englert is a poet, fiction writer and visual artist from London, Ontario. Her short stories have been included in the shortlist for Room Magazine’s fiction contest and longlisted for Prism International’s. Her poetry has placed second in Contemporary Verse 2’s 2-Day Poem Contest and has been featured in journals such as Room Magazine, Ascent Aspirations Anthology, Misunderstandings Magazine, The Saving Bannister Anthology, and Crannóg Magazine (Ireland), and is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead.
Kevin Heslop is a student of poetry whose first chapbook, con/tig/u/us, was published by The Blasted Tree in 2018. He won Poetry London and Occasus Literary Journal prizes in 2015. As an actor, he has appeared as Creon, Katherine Minola, and Saul Levi Mortera (forthcoming). He organizes LOMP: reading series & open mic.
Saudha Kasim is a writer and communications professional working in Bengaluru, India. Her short stories and essays have been published in Elle India, Cha, Out of Print, Eclectica, RIC Journal, Memoir Mixtapes, and elsewhere. She was a writer-in-residence at Sangam House in 2017-18. She's currently working on a novel.
Kathy Mak is an emerging writer who aspires to publish a novel one day. She has completed an online creative writing course called Lit Mag Love with Rachel Thompson, and an online fiction course with the University of Iowa. She lives in Vancouver, British Colombia.
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.
Amy Mitchell is The /tƐmz/ Review's social media editor (as well as a writing editor) and a college professor. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Western University. Her reading tendencies have been described as "promiscuous"; she is interested in a wide range of fiction and poetry, and particularly enjoys finding new and interesting works in translation.
Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland, where she is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. She was the winner of the 2018 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest in poetry, and her forthcoming chapbook, Faces that Fled the Wind, was selected for the 2018 BOAAT Press Chapbook Prize. Alycia's work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Tupelo Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Poetry Book Society. She received an MFA from the University of Oregon.
Ben Robinson’s recent poems include the tale of a young boy who has fallen in love with Princess Diana, as well as a guide to starting the conversation about vegetarianism with your dog. Last October, Bird, Buried Press published his first chapbook: Mayami. In 2018 he was named the Emerging Artist in the Writing category by the Hamilton Arts Awards. The Walrus called his work “barely eligible.” He has only ever lived in Hamilton, ON.
Aaron Schneider teaches in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University, where he also runs the Creative Writers Speakers Series. His stories have appeared/are forthcoming in The Danforth Review, filling station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, untethered, and The Maple Tree Literary Supplement. His first book, Grass-Fed, is coming soon from Quattro Books. Visit his website here.
Joseph Schreiber is a writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is Criticism/Nonfiction editor at 3:AM Magazine. His reviews and essays have been published in a variety of literary sites and publications, including Numéro Cinq, Quarterly Conversation, Minor Literature[s], and RIC Journal. He also maintains a literary site called Roughghosts and tweets @roughghosts.
Archana Sridhar is a university administrator and poet living in Toronto. A graduate of Harvard Law School and a former Fulbright Scholar, Archana focuses on themes of race, meditation, motherhood, and trauma in her poetry. Her work has been featured in The Brown Orient and will appear soon in Neon Mariposa.
Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a tool to hide his frustration with society. Apart from writing, he loves drinking coffee a lot. You can find him on Twitter: @ojo_poems.
Isabella Wang is a young, emerging Chinese-Canadian writer from Vancouver, B.C. Her poetry is published in Room Magazine, The /tEmz/ Review, Train Journal, and Looseleaf Magazine. Her essays are published in carte blanche and on Invisible Blog, and one is forthcoming in The New Quarterly. At 18, she is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. She is studying English at SFU, co-organizing for the Dead Poets Reading series, and serving as the youth advocate for the Federation of BC Writers, while working with Books on the Radio and interning at Room.
Carl Watts holds a PhD in English from Queen’s University. His research interests have included whiteness and constructions of mainstream and experimental poetry. He has published poems in journals such as The Cincinnati Review, The Cortland Review, and The Manchester Review, and in a chapbook, REISSUE (Frog Hollow Press, 2016). He is on Twitter @carl_a_watts.