Issue Three Contributors
Jenna Lyn Albert is a recent graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s creative writing program and a member of the Fiddlehead’s editorial board. Her poetry has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review, and CV2. Her debut collection of poetry, Bec & Call, is forthcoming with Nightwood Editions this fall.
Brianne Battye is a writer at BioWare where she has contributed to the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Outside the world of video games, her poetry has most recently appeared in Contemporary Verse 2.
Tam(sin) Blaxter is a poet, historical (socio)linguist and nb trans woman based in Cambridge, UK. Among other places, their work has previously appeared in Structo Magazine, HEArT Journal and FIELD. She writes poetry about language and outer space, about feeling things and being a robot. In the non-poetry part of their life she works on language change in medieval Norway and language change on Twitter. They spend a lot of her time making maps.
Frances Boyle is the author of one poetry collection, Light-carved Passages (BuschekBooks). Her novella, Tower, is forthcoming from Fish Gotta Swim Editions in June, 2018, and a second book of poetry, This White Nest, is also forthcoming from Quattro Books in 2019. Her poems and short stories have been published throughout Canada and in the U.S. and have received a variety of awards. For more, see her website: www.francesboyle.com.
Mark Budman was born in the former Soviet Union, and he speaks English with an accent. His writing has appeared in Five Points, PEN, American Scholar, Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Daily Science Fiction, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine, McSweeney’s, Sonora Review, Another Chicago, Sou'wester, Southeast Review, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Short Fiction, 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. He has co-edited flash fiction anthologies from Ooligan Press and Persea Books/Norton. His website is markbudman.com.
Kerry C. Byrne is an autistic, queer and nonbinary writer/cat lover living in Toronto, ON. Their other fiction and poetry can be found in The Spectatorial and The Hart House Review, and has previously been shortlisted for the Friends of the Merril Collection short fiction contest. The rest of the time, they can be found working on Augur Magazine as Publisher/Editor in Chief—or maybe reliving their glory days as an award-winning collegiate a cappella singer in their bathroom. Find them on Twitter as @kercoby!
Qurat Dar is an engineering student at the University of Guelph, an avid environmentalist, and an emerging author. She has poetry forthcoming in The Evansville Review and Tenth Street Miscellany, and recently placed second in Ink Movement Mississauga's Annual Poetry Slam. Qurat has also received a number of awards for her environmental work, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement and being named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by The Starfish in 2016. She hopes to use her works to represent the South Asian community and to share her experiences as a Pakistani-Canadian. Find her on Twitter: @DQur4t.
Kevin Heslop is The /tƐmz/ Review’s resident interviewer and a student of poetry whose work is forthcoming in chapbook form with The Blasted Tree and above/ground. He has won the Poetry London and Occasus Literary Journal prizes. As an actor, he has appeared as Creon and Katherine Minola. He organizes London Open Mic. Poetry.
Jacob McArthur Mooney's three poetry collections include the most recent Don't Be Interesting and the Dylan Thomas Prize and Trillium Poetry Prize finalist Folk. He lives in Toronto. This is his first professional fiction credit.
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 - including the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg and the Wendat - 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.
Afopefoluwa Ojo is a writer who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work has been published in the journals Overland, Experimental Literature Africa vs Latin America Vol. 1, Intense Art Magazine, and others. She is co-founder of Arts and Africa, and runs a book club called the Barely Literate.
Aaron Schneider’s 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 story “Cara’s Men (As Told to You in Confidence)” was nominated for the Journey Prize by The Danforth Review. He runs the Creative Writers Speakers Series at Western University. His first book, Grass-Fed, is forthcoming from Quattro Books in the fall of 2018.
Erin Emily Ann Vance’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Contemporary Verse 2 and filling station. Erin was a 2017 recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize and a 2018 Finalist for the Alberta Magazine Awards in Fiction.
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.
Matthew Zdulski is a writer living in London, Ontario. He has work forthcoming in Junto Magazine.