Issue One Contributors
Erin Bedford lives and writes in Toronto. She attended and won a Certificate of Distinction from the Humber School for Writers for her first published novel, Fathom Lines. At present, she is writing poetry and short stories and acting as shill for her newly-completed second novel. Find out more here: erinbedford.ca or @ErinLBedford.
Paola Ferrante is an emerging writer who majored in creative writing at York University. Her poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Minola Review, Overland, Geometry and Third Point Press. Her poetry has also been shortlisted for Eyewear Publishing LTD's Fortnight Poem Prize, and she was a finalist in the 2017 Fairy Tale Review Awards for poetry. Paola Ferrante resides in Toronto, Canada.
Amy Mitchell is a founding editor here at The Temz Review and a professor at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Western University. Her reading tendencies have been described as "promiscuous"; she is interested in a wide variety of fiction, and particularly enjoys finding new and interesting works in translation.
Téa Mutonji is a writer and poet in Scarborough. She has been awarded and published by The Scarborough Fair in fiction and nonfiction, and by the Ontario Book Publishers as Scarborough's emerging writer (2017). Her poem "Après Viol" won excellence in poetry at the University of Toronto's English conference (2017), where she is currently finishing her minor in creative writing. Téa is the recipient of the Jasun Singh Memorial Award in Creative Writing (2017).
Jeff Parent is a stay-home dad, comic book enthusiast, and some kinda poet. In 2017, Jeff’s poem “Inside After” placed third for the Words(on)Pages Blodwyn Memorial Prize, and in 2016, his poem “Made By Robots” garnered an honourable mention in The Fiddlehead’s Tell It Slant poetry contest. His poetry has also been published by Lemon Hound, Bad Nudes, The Quilliad, Taproot, and Beech Street Review, amongst others. Jeff currently lives in Sherbrooke, Québec with his wife, their young son, and two freakin’ cats.
M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, SOFTBLOW, Calamus Journal, and numerous other print and online journals. She can be reached at writermstone.wordpress.com.
Peter Szuban is a Canadian author of fiction, poetry, and critical prose. He is working towards a Master of Information degree, and divides his time between writing and the library. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Obinna Udenwe is the award-winning author of the conspiracy thriller Satans & Shaitans and the controversial church-erotica Holy Sex. His short stories have appeared in the Munyori Literary Journal, Expound Magazine, Africa Roar, Fiction 365 and Brittle Paper. In 2016, he won the inaugural edition of The Short Story is Dead Prize in South Africa. He is currently a contributing editor for The Afro Vibe Magazine.
Monica Wang was born in Taichung, Taiwan, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Okey-Panky, and Kansas City Voices.
Tara Isabel Zambrano is an electrical engineer by profession. Her work has been published in Moon City Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Storm Cellar, Hayden's Ferry Review and other journals. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids.
Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a Toronto-based writer, arts educator and love letterer. Her work has been published in various publications, including Where the Nights are Twice as Long (Goose Lane Editions), Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers (Frogmore Press/Pells Pool, UK), The Toronto Star, The Lampeter Review, Taddle Creek, room of one’s own, Grain and Descant, and she is a contributor to the Swimming Holes We Have Known blog. Her hand-bound books of poetry are in the permanent collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto. Lindsay is the creator of The Love Lettering Project, an internationally-acclaimed community art project that has been bringing anonymous love letters to strangers since 2004.