Issue Thirteen Contributors
Víctor Parra Avellaneda (born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico) is a biology student at UDG, and the founder and co-editor of the literary magazine Primero Sueño, which is focused on publishing and giving voice to new Spanish-speaking writers of speculative fiction. He has published stories of speculative fiction in Axxón, Marabunta, Sci-FdI, Nymphs and The Temz Review. He is the author of the satirical novel El intrigante caso de Locostein (Editorial Dreamers, 2019). He was a PECDA Nayarit 2018-2019 scholarship holder in the short story category. He currently has his scientific divulgation project Mimivirus on Facebook, focusing on virology issues.
Noah Cain teaches high school English and writes. His poetry and reviews have recently appeared in CV2, antilang, and long con magazine. Noah grew up in Thunder Bay and now lives in Winnipeg. Find him online @caintbay.
Jeffrey Douglas is a Toronto-based poet and award-winning furniture and interior designer. He is currently working toward his certificate in creative writing/poetry at the University of Toronto. The elastic nature of time fascinates him, as moments can feel like an eternity, and a lifetime simply flashes by. He is an avid traveller who (so far) speaks three languages (English, French and Spanish) fluently.
Triny Finlay is a queer writer whose poetry collections include Myself A Paperclip (icehouse/Goose Lane, forthcoming 2021), Histories Haunt Us (Nightwood, 2010), and Splitting Off (Nightwood, 2004), along with the chapbooks You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction, 2018) and Phobic (Gaspereau, 2006). Triny lives with her teenaged son and a baby hedgehog, Stevie, in Fredericton, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at UNB. You can find her at trinyfinlay.com and @cast_iron_pan (IG).
A former college English teacher, Roy Geiger has reviewed fiction and poetry for numerous publications and volunteered on the board of several long-running reading series, including Poetry London. His short fiction has been anthologized and published in Grain and The Antigonish Review.
M.W. Jaeggle is the author of two chapbooks, The Night of the Crash (Alfred Gustav, 2019) and Janus on the Pacific (Baseline, 2019). His poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, Vallum, and elsewhere. He lives in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.
Samantha Jones (she/her) is a lit mag enthusiast with poetry recently published in Blanket Sea, CV2, Grain Magazine, New Forum, and Room Magazine. Her writing is also anthologized in March 2020: A COVID-19 Anthology (The /tƐmz/ Review and 845 Press) and Tap, Press, Read (Loft on EIGHTH). Samantha is of mixed Black Canadian and European settler descent, and she lives and writes in Calgary, Alberta on Treaty 7 territory. Find her on Twitter: @jones_yyc.
Celine Low is a writer and dancer based in Singapore (but currently in India), with an MA in English Literature she doesn’t know what to do with. Her fiction and poetry are either published or forthcoming in Tempered Runes Press, Beyond Words, and Quince Magazine, among others.
Senica Maltese is a Canadian writer from coastal British Columbia and grew up on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. In 2016, she earned her BA in Writing and English from the University of Victoria and moved to the UK to pursue her Masters in Creative Writing, Prose Fiction, at the University of East Anglia. Her fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Funicular Magazine, antilang, and LandLocked.
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.
Christina Salgado is a bisexual, Latinx writer, international student, and cat mom living in Vancouver BC. She has worked with author and editor Chelene Knight via an extensive Mentorship, and is an active member of the Learn Writing Essentials writing community. Christina is excited to debut her work in The Temz Review.
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. Her pamphlet Negotiating Caponata was recently published by Dempsey & Windle (2020); she has also self-published a poetry pamphlet, A Winding Road (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 in The Danforth Review, filling station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, untethered, and The Chattahoochee Review. His first book, Grass-Fed, is available from Quattro Books. Visit his website here.
Obinna Udenwe is a novelist and short story writer who loves to experiment with the form. His stories have won the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Prize and The Short Story is Dead Prize. In 2020, his short stories manuscript, Men Are Fools, was a finalist in the Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize, and his story "It Has to do with Emilia" was optioned for film and television by Bump Films. He is the author of the novels Satans & Shaitans and Colours of Hatred, and of the chapbook The Brief Story of the New Love Software (And Other Stories). He lives in Abakaliki, in southeastern Nigeria.
Anna Veprinska is a poet and scholar. She has published the books Sew with Butterflies: poems (Steel Bananas, 2014) and Empathy in Contemporary Poetry after Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), as well as the chapbook Spirit-clenched, released in December 2020 with Gap Riot Press. She has had poems published in Not Very Quiet, 8 Poems, Echolocation, and Labour of Love, among others. She holds an award-winning Ph.D. in English from York University and is a current SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. She plays the mandolin in the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. You can find her on Twitter @splitendedpoem.
Isabella Wang is the author of two poetry collections, On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press, 2019) and Pebble Swing (forthcoming with Nightwood Editions, 2021). She has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizon Poetry Contest, The Minola Review’s Inaugural Poetry Contest, and shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over thirty literary journals, including The Fiddlehead and Arc Poetry Magazine, and more is forthcoming in Prism. Her work is also published/forthcoming in numerous anthologies, including Watch Your Head (Coach House Books 2020). She is the Editor for issue 44.2 of Room Magazine.