Issue Six Contributors
O-Jeremiah Agbaakin was born in 1994 in Osun, Nigeria. He holds an LL.B (Law) degree from the University of Ibadan. His literary works are forthcoming/published in diode, the Brooklyn Review, OBSIDIAN, Sierra Nevada Review, StepAway Magazine, and elsewhere. A finalist in the 2017 Korea-Nigeria Poetry Contest, he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Award. He is the Submissions Editor for Dwarts Magazine and a poetry reader for PANK Magazine.
Sydney Brooman is a poet and fiction writer from London, Ontario. Their work has been published in Occasus, The Gateway Review, River River Journal, Coffin Bell, and The Iconoclast Collective. They are the creator of the fiction podcast Memoriam and of the slam poetry publication SNAPS. They served as Western University’s Student-Writer-in-Residence from 2017-2018. They also wrote that story you really like. No, not that one—the other one.
Mark Budman was born in the former Soviet Union, and English is a second language for him. His writing appeared or is forthcoming in Witness, Five Points, Guernica/PEN, American Scholar, Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine (UK), McSweeney's, Failbetter, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. He is the publisher of the flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim.
Visit his website: http://markbudman.com
Christopher Evans writes, edits, and teaches in Vancouver, BC. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, Going Down Swinging, The Moth, Grain, and more, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. For better or worse, he is on Twitter: @ChrisPDEvans.
Born in Buffalo, NY, J.R. Gerow has studied literature, economics, and law, spent a decade in NYC, and worked in the environmental think tank world. His short fiction has been featured in journals, including The Yale Review and Hypertext Magazine. He now lives in Montreal. You can follow him online at JRGerow.com.
Jeremy Luke Hill is the publisher at Gordon Hill Press, a literary publisher based in Guelph, Ontario. He is also the Managing Director of Vocamus Writers Community, a non-profit community organization that supports book culture in Guelph.
Ada Hoffmann is an autistic computer scientist from Canada. Her novel The Outside is forthcoming in June 2019 from Angry Robot Books. You can find her online at http://ada-hoffmann.com/ or on Twitter: @xasymptote.
Tehmina Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and holds degrees from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Tunis. She has her home in Toronto, where she lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Luna. Mawenzi House published her collection of short stories, Things She Could Never Have, in the fall of 2017. Her writing has appeared in The Blue Minaret and ShedoestheCity. She is currently working on retelling seven stories from 1001 Nights.
Keri Korteling is a writer and editor from Vancouver, B.C. Her writing has also appeared in Red Rock Review.
Michael Lithgow’s essays and poetry have appeared in academic and literary journals, including Poemeleon, LRC, Cultural Trends, CV 2, Seismopolite and TNQ. His first collection of poetry, Waking in the Tree House, was shortlisted for the Quebec Writers Federation First Book Award. Work from this collection was included in the 2012 Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books). He lives in Edmonton, AB and teaches at Athabasca University.
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David Ly's poems appear in publications such as PRISM international, The Puritan, and Pulp Literature. He is the author of the chapbook Stubble Burn (Anstruther Press, 2018) and the forthcoming poetry collection Mythical Man (Anstruther Books, 2020). He can be found on Twitter @dlylyly and responds well to GIFs of Michael Fassbender.
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.
Kathryn McMahon is a queer American writer living abroad with her British wife and dog. Her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Booth, Passages North, The Cincinnati Review, Split Lip, and others. She is the 2018-19 winner of New Delta Review’s Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Flash Fiction. Follow her on Twitter @katoscope and find more of her writing at darkandsparklystories.com.
Rosemin Nathoo is a wildlife biologist in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories. She likes to get lost in wildly unrelated rabbit-holes, like physics, human rights, postmodern literature, editing and publishing, and the biology of tropical plants, very small rodents, and very large bears. Her most important ambition is to build clear bridges between different worlds, and she still has no idea how to do such a thing, but expects that poetry may have something to do with it.
Emitomo Tobi Nimisire’s comma life was messed up by Strunk & White and Mary Norris. She writes from Ibadan, Nigeria. She blogs at www.nimisire.wordpress.com. Find her on Twitter: @Nimisire.
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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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 available from Quattro Books. Visit his website here.
Seth Simons is a writer and editor based in the Bay Area, where he works as a journalist covering the entertainment industry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, Fugue, Breakwater Review, Conduit, Rivet, and the McNeese Review.
Christina Strigas is a trilingual poet raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.” She is currently working on her fourth upcoming poetry book, Love & Metaxa. In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.
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