Thank you to the writers who have allowed The Dillydoun Review to provide a home for their prose and poetry

Sally Badawi

Sally Badawi teaches writing in Portland, Oregon. She has lived there for 15 years but previously resided in South Florida, Egypt, and Trinidad & Tobago. She is interested in cultural anthropology but lately does not have to travel far to observe the lives of others; her two children are often the subjects of many ink-lined notebooks.

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This is Not an Epic Poem
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Bryan Barks

Bryan Barks is a writer and advocate living the Washington, DC area.

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New Year’s Eve
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François Bereaud

François Bereaud celebrated turning 50 by earning an MFA from San Diego State University. He was the bosque journal’s “Discovery Author Award” winner in 2017. He has been published in the City Works Journal, online at Rejected Manuscripts, The Write Launch, Sundial Magazine, and has stories upcoming at Blood & Bourbon, the Table for None Anthology, and the Kind Writers Literary Magazine. He has written a novel and two short story collections which he dreams of seeing in the window of his beloved neighborhood bookstore. He is a husband, dad, full-time community college math professor, tutor and mentor in the Congolese refugee community, and a mediocre hockey player.

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My Father’s Story
Sundial Magazine

The Write Launch

Andy Betz

Andy Betz has tutored and taught in excess of 30 years. He lives in 1974, and has been married for 28 years. His works are found everywhere a search engine operates.

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The Caretaker
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Emily Guy Birken

Emily Guy Birken is the author of four books on personal finance, including The Five Years Before You Retire, with a fifth under contract, and her byline has appeared in Forbes. She has been writing professionally since 2010. She lives in Milwaukee with her engineer husband, two sons who are determined to make her a Pokemon expert, a retired greyhound, and a cat that doubles as a throw pillow. You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilyguybirken

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The Body in the Library
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Ace Boggess

Ace Boggess is the author of five books of poetry, including MisadventureUltra Deep Field, and The Prisoners. His writing has appeared in Harvard ReviewNotre Dame ReviewMid-American Review, and other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia. Follow Ace on Twitter: @AceBoggess

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Why Worry When You Don’t Need to Go Anywhere
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(, 2020)

Carl Boon

Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Prairie SchoonerPosit, and The Maine Review. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature from Ohio University in 2007, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.

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Any Fire
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Noémie Boucher

Noémie Boucher is 20 years old and an aspiring novelist. Born in Richmond, British Columbia, she fell in love with literature at a young age. She is currently putting the finishing touches on an adventure manuscript that she started writing when she was 15. Noémie hopes to someday write novels to transport, inspire and touch readers, the same way literature has done for her.

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Une Recette de Ratatouille
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J.C. Bratcher

J.C. Bratcher, educated at Cumberland University of Tennessee and participated in a doctorate program studying human behavior at Tennessee Tech University. Several publications in professional journals. Writer of poetry, prose, parable, and aspiring novelist.

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C. Rommial Butler

C. Rommial Butler’s writings may be postmortem reflections of a time he didn’t exist to enjoy filtered through the flesh matrix of a biochemical computer program.

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Journey through the Age of Reason
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R.T. Castleberry

A Pushcart Prize nominee, R.T. Castleberry is an internationally published poet and critic. He was a co-founder of the Flying Dutchman Writers Troupe, co-editor/publisher of the poetry magazine Curbside Review, an assistant editor for Lily Poetry Review and Ardent. His work has appeared in The AlembicBlue Collar ReviewMisfitRoanoke ReviewPacific ReviewWhite Wall ReviewSilk Road, and Trajectory. Internationally, he’s had poetry published in Canada, Great Britain, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Portugal. the Philippines and Antarctica. He lives and writes in Houston, Texas.

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Emily Chen

Emily Chen is an endeavoring emerging writer pursuing writing late in her career under various pen names while on adventures abroad.

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The Infrangible and Frangible
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Eve Chilali

Eve Chilali is a writer living in New Jersey. Eve is most at home when she is in nature, unless it involves an assignment.

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My Sand Circle of Words
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Elizabeth Chung

Elizabeth Chung is currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in English and Media Studies, as well as pursuing a minor in Art History. She has won the 2016 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Poetry Contest, 2 Silver Keys from the Scholastic Writing Awards in 2019, and been published in Whispers to Roars, a small literary magazine. As of today, she moves between San Francisco and New York.

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And the Cowbell Rings
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Emily Beck Cogburn

Emily Beck Cogburn is the author of Louisiana Saves the Library and Ava’s Place. Her short story “Going Down South” received honorable mention in the New Orleans Words and Music Contest and her fiction has recently appeared in Marathon and Miracle Monocle.

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Exit 2
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Rob Colby

Born in Montreal and raised in Boston, Rob Colby attended Oberlin and the Courtauld where he studied many things except how to write well. A few years back, he had an awkward break-up and hasn’t stopped scribbling since. Rob’s currently working on a memoir entitled Heritage: A Wasp Legacy from the Inside Out. A member of the Wild Goose Creative writers’ group, Rob lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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Sidewalk Orange
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Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper is currently pursuing a double major in both creative writing (nonfiction) and musical theatre at Columbia College Chicago. She is currently working on her memoir, Rum and Coke which focuses on surviving abuse and growing up with alcoholism in the family. She hopes to reach young adults who have experienced similar situations through her work. You can find her on Instagram, @AshleyCooperWriting.

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New Statistic
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Sarah P. Cullen

Sara P Cullen co-runs an equestrian centre with her mother in the countryside of Ireland, spending most of her active lifestyle with her horses and many pets. Leaving not much time to pursue other hobbies. 

However, her love of books and movies plays a huge part in her life, running off to the cinema any chance she can get and staying up late at night to finish another string of books. 

Her sporty nature comes from her mother, but her father’s side comes from a family of show-people, funfair folk, and musicians who encouraged her to pursue a more creative past time. Sara had been writing stories since she was very young and has now taken creative writing courses to further her craft. 

Although she would describe herself as an avid animal lover and perceived less people friendly, her stories have a vivid and descriptive narrative of other people’s personalities and their relatable internal struggles. Showing a great interest in the people around her, usually from a witty first-person narrative.  

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Racing Away
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Rachel Johanna Darroch

Rachel Johanna Darroch is a Canadian writer from Kitchener, Ontario. She is the author of several published short stories and flash fiction pieces, including At the End of Indigo, The Paradox, Light Years, Minor Key, and The Advent. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph and lives with her two cats, Archie and Edi. 

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And Again
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Garrett De Temple

Garrett De Temple received his MFA from Manhattanville College in 2014. His work has most recently appeared or is upcoming in Crack the SpineYO-NewYorkMiracle Monocle, and Permafrost. He is a lyricist for the Brooklyn-based songwriting duo The Point (@thepointsongs) and one-half of the occasional americana band SkyMagik (@SkyMagikBand).

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Where Are You Now?
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Sally Brown Deskins

Sally Brown Deskins is a writer, artist, and curator who focuses on feminist and women artists. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic and Artslant, among others. Her artwork has been exhibited in the US and UK. She edits Les Femmes Folles, a blog supporting women in art.

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Marco Etheridge

Marco Etheridge lives and writes in Vienna, Austria. His short fiction has been featured in many reviews and journals in Canada, the UK, and the USA. Notable recent credits include: In Parentheses, The Thieving Magpie, Ligeia Magazine, The First Line, After Happy Hour Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Dream Noir, The Opiate Magazine, Cobalt Press, Literally Stories, and Blue Moon Review, amongst many others. His non-fiction work has been featured at Jonah Magazine, The Metaworker, and Route 7. Marco’s third novel, Breaking the Bundles, is available at fine online booksellers.

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Old Talk
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Louis Faber

Louis Faber’s work has previously appeared in Atlanta Review, The Poet (UK), Dreich (Scotland), The Alchemy Spoon (UK), Arena Magazine (Australia) Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Midnight Mind, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, Greens Magazine, Afterthoughts, The South Carolina Review and Worcester Review, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A novel remains, forlornly, looking for a home.

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On This Night
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Gina Ferrara

Gina Ferrara lives in New Orleans. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Tar River PoetryDovecote, and The Briar Cliff Review among others. Her latest collection of poems, Weight of the Ripened, was published in early 2020 by Dos Madres Press. She teaches English at Delgado Community College.

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Crows in Hard Consonance
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My Grandmother’s South
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Sarah Feldman

Sarah Feldman is a writer and musician. She lives in CA with her husband and son.

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Good Enough
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William Frank

William Frank is an author of 6 books of poetry with an extensive list of performances in and around New York City. When not writing poetry, he enjoys long hours of chess, bingeing on 1950’s Japanese Cinema, taking naps with Scrambles his cat, summering with the Devil, press-ganging the elderly and Sadism. Visit him at

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Bill Garwin

Bill Garwin has several degrees and a third-dan karate black belt. He believes stories indelibly enrich our lives and relishes in their telling. The opening chapter of his current project, City of Schemes, received first place, Utah League of Writers 2020 Quill Awards.

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Victoria Gemmell

Victoria Gemmell lives in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Her debut Young Adult mystery novel Follow Me was published by Strident Publishing Ltd. Victoria also writes contemporary flash fiction and short stories and has been published in a range of journals such as The Bohemyth literary journal, The Grind, and a Words with Jam anthology. Her short story collection, Exposure, was released in 2019.

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Steve Gerson

Steve Gerson, an emeritus English professor from a Midwestern community college, writes poetry and flash about life’s dissonance and dynamism. He’s proud to have published in Panoplyzine (winning an Editor’s Choice award), The Hungry Chimera, Toe Good, The Write Launch, Route 7, Duck Lake, Coffin Bell, Poets Reading the News, Crack the Spine, Riza Press, White Wall Review, Variant, Abstract, Montana Mouthful, the Decadent Review, Indolent, Rainbow Poems, Snapdragon, The Underwood Press, Wingless Dreamer, Gemini Ink, and In Parentheses.

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Selves, in Six Haiku
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Played Out
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Jennifer Giacalone

Jennifer Giacalone is the author of last year’s Loud Pipes Save Lives, a motorcycle-themed mystery/political thriller with Carnation Books that reached #1 on Amazon’s LGBT Mystery charts and has been praised for its queer representation and diverse cast of characters. She is also co-author of the forthcoming Gin Fizz at the Outer Rim, a romantic comedy centered around superheroes in rural Georgia. A queer woman and unapologetic social justice warrior, she has received recognition for works that strive to show the world in all its diversity.

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The Widow Chapman
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Philip Goldberg

Philip Goldberg’s short stories have appeared in both literary and small press publications including trampsetJuntoThrice FictionStraylightfoliate oakBorrowed SolaceThe Chaffin Journal, and Twisted Vine Literary Art Journal. Two more of his stories have been accepted by The Halcyone/Black Mountain Press and by the Evening Street Review. Microfictions have appeared in Blink Ink and Starwheel. Three of his stories have been published in Best of collections and one was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is currently workshopping his novel.

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Trained Her Well
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Less than Human

Forthcoming in print:
“Mother” – Halcyone/Black Mountain Press, (2021)
“Dummy No More” – Evening Street Review, (2021)

Summer Hammond

Summer Hammond grew up in rural Iowa, reading and writing alongside the Mississippi River. She skipped a lot of school, traveling with her vagabond family in an RV. The state parks of Florida rooted in her, and became a second home. She home-schooled through high school, and went on to teach 9th grade Reading in Austin, TX, connecting great teens to great books. She is a proud 2019 graduate with her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she currently resides, neighbor and friend to Venus Fly Traps.

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Jeffrey Hampton

Jeffrey Hampton is pianist and educator, having went to school for piano performance at Indiana State University. He splits his time performing as well as teaching privately out of his home studio, finding time to write when he can. He currently lives in Vincennes, Indiana, with his wife, Cahtlyn.

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Variations on a Theme by Robert Frost
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I Wish I Was a Poet
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W. David Hancock

W. David Hancock is a neurodivergent fiction author and playwright whose theatrical work has radically challenged formal and narrative dramatic conventions. Hancock’s stories have appeared in many journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Hunger Mountain Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Menacing Hedge. Among his honors are a Whiting Writers Award, the Hodder Fellowship, and 2 OBIE Awards for playwriting. Hancock’s latest play, Master, was a NY Times Critics’ Pick and received a NY Drama Desk nomination for “unique theatrical experience.” For more information about Hancock’s work, please visit

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Memory Mobile
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Julia Haney

Julia Haney is the Editor of Digital Content at Ovia Health and the Editor of Fiction & Poetry at Thalia, a magazine dedicated to celebrating creative writers and visual artists. Her poetry was selected by Mass Poetry to be featured on the Boston T and has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, in video poems by the artist, Morgane Richer La Flèche, and in a recent collection entitled, A Lemon Invitation.

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Michelle Hasty

Michelle Hasty is new to fiction writing. She has taken fiction and poetry writing courses and most recently worked with middle grades author and writing coach Hayley Chewins. A former high school English teacher, she currently teaches graduate education courses at a small university in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband and sons.

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Prone to Wander
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Megan D. Henson

Megan D. Henson received her MFA in Creative Writing from University of Kentucky. She is the author of two books by Dos Madres Press: What Pain Does (2018) and Little Girl Gray: Sestinas (forthcoming this winter). She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Faking It
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Joshua Hill

Joshua Hill is a writer, cartoonist, and poet from Colorado.

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The Pond
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Pedro Hoffmeister

Pedro Hoffmeister’s poems have recently appeared in Open: Journal Of Arts & Letters and Writers Resist. His novels have earned starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and Best Books of 2016 from The American Library Association. Hoffmeister was the writer-in-residence of Joshua Tree National Park in the spring of 2015, writing poems in both English and Spanish, and he tells stories on the Boring Is A Swear Word podcast.

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The Library at Alexandria
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Talbot Hook

Talbot Hook is an educator and nascent writer living in Des Moines, Iowa.

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The Night of the Sparrow
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E.M. Issam

E. M. Issam is a breakout writer of the Northwest’s exploding creative writing movement. If there was ever any doubt that the resurgent Northwest style is ready to make its mark, read “True Artists Light a Misery Lantern.”

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Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada, Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in Itasca, DuPage County, Illinois, published in 1098 small press magazines in 40 countries; 217 YouTube poetry videos. He has been nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards poetry 2015/1 Best of the Net 2016/2 Best of the Net 2017, 2 Best of the Net 2018.

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Melinda Keathley

Melinda Keathley is a native Mid-Southerner, born in Arkansas and later drawn to the bright lights on the bluff of Memphis, TN. She earned a BA in History and an MA in English Literature from the University of Memphis, and now makes her living in a human resources department of a Fortune 100 company. In October, she won the Memphis Magazine Very Short Story Contest, and her poetry can be found on Instagram @MKMKPoetry.

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Robert Kinerk

Robert Kinerk’s short story, ABody Swinging Like the Clapper of a Bell,” has been nominated by Fiction on the Web for Pushcart publication. That story, from a collection of Alaska stories, is one of seventeen accepted for posting or publication in the 12 months since last August. Robert Is thunderstruck.

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The Man from Morning Mountain
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Zach Lebovic

Zach Lebovic is a senior English major at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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Stroke of Grace
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Kendra Preston Leonard

Kendra Preston Leonard is a poet, lyricist, and librettist whose work is inspired by the local, historical, and mythopoeic. Her chapbook Making Mythology was published in 2020 by Louisiana Literature Press, and her work has appeared in vox poeticalunchThe Waggle, and Lily Poetry Review, among other venues. Her novella-in-verse Protectress, about the gorgons in the modern world, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2022. Leonard collaborates regularly with composers on new operas and songs. Follow her on Twitter at @K_Leonard_PhD or visit her site Kendra Preston Leonard.

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Hecate of the Wild
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Letters in the Green
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Richard Lin

Richard Lin recently retired as a corporate executive to focus on family, philanthropy, and writing. “Never Tear Us Apart” is an excerpt from Richard’s debut coming-of-age memoir, Arizona Awakening, to be published in 2022. It is the first in a series of four that focus on themes of interracial romance and relationships, immigrant intergenerational conflict, and ethnic tensions in America, China, and Taiwan. He would like to especially thank his mother, Minghao Tang Lin, for her contributions to the Wai-Gong portion of the story. Richard’s work will also be appearing soon in The Write LaunchPotato Soup Journal, and Drunk Monkeys. He may be reached at and via his website.

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Never Tear Us Apart
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Chad W. Lutz

Chad W. Lutz is a speedy, non-binary writer born in Akron, Ohio, in 1986 and raised in the neighboring suburb of Stow. They graduated from Kent State University with their BA in English in 2008 and from Mills College in Oakland, California, with their MFA in Creative Writing in 2018. Their first book, For the Time Being, is currently available through J. New Books.

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Iain Maloney

Iain Maloney is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir “The Only Gaijin in the Village” as well as three novels and a collection of poetry. He lives in Japan where he teaches writing and covers Japanese literature for the Japan Times. @iainmaloney  

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The Jungle
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Christie Marra

Christie Marra is a legal aid attorney who writes, dances and poles in Richmond, Virginia. Despite her diverse interests and activities, she’s frequently vexed by her inability to maintain a clean house and cook without burning something. She blames this unhealthy obsession on the Enjoli commercial that seemed to play constantly when she was growing up. Christie’s short stories have appeared in various publications, including Little DeathThe Write Launch and Pangryus.

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The Dinner Party
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Scott Denis McCarthy

Scott Denis McCarthy is a young Irish ex-pat living in Victoria, Australia. His favourite writers are Bukowski, Dostoevsky, and Emily Brontë.

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All Things in Deep Blue
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Max McCoubrey

Max McCoubrey is a freelance writer living in Dublin Ireland. Her background is in show business and she often draws on her experiences in her stories. Her work has been published in Qutub Minar, Pioneer Magazine, Ireland’s Own and Little Gems.

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His Familiar Fingers
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John F. McMullen

John F. McMullen, “johnmac the bard”, is the Poet Laureate of the Town of Yorktown, NY, an adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, a graduate of Iona College, the holder of two Masters degrees from Marist College, a member of the American Academy of Poets and Poets & Writers, the author of over 2,500 columns and articles and 10 books (8 poetry), and the host of a weekly Internet Radio Show (300 shows to date).

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All Souls Day
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Coronavirus: Travel In The Pandemic
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Coronavirus: Zoom Withdrawal
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Jessica Mehta

Jessica Mehta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and multi-award-winning author. Space, place, and ancestry in post-colonial America inform much of her work. Learn more at

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And I Did Eat
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Emma Merchant

Emma Merchant was born in Washington State and has spent her life exploring the world. Many of her stories are inspired by fond memories of traveling.

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Kansas City
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Sarah Mitchell-Jackson

Sarah Mitchell-Jackson loves words and uses them copiously. Her work has been published in The Critical Pass Review, Conium Review, Gravel Magazine, Firefly Magazine, Atomic Flyswatter, Really System, and the No Extra Words podcast. Last month, she won the Channillo Short Story Prize. Her novel – Ashes – was published by Lorelei Press in 2017. Follow her on Twitter: @smitchjack

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Wall and Fences and Wrought Iron
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Germán Mora

Germán Mora is a native of Bogotá, Colombia.  He is the author of over thirty scientific articles and has a PhD in biogeochemistry.  He lives in Baltimore, where he serves on the faculty of Goucher College, teaching students to be better stewards of the natural environment and takes creative writing classes with some of his own students.

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Jesus and the White Knights
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Pam Munter

Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram, Almost Famous, and As Alone As I Want To Be. She’s a former clinical psychologist, performer, and film historian. Her play, “Life Without” was nominated for Outstanding Original Writing by the Desert Theatre League and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Pam has an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood is scheduled for publication in early 2021.

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Belated Regret
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James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola is the author of five collections of poetry: Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017), Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018), and Quickening: Poems from Before and Beyond (2019). His decades of working in the theater as a stage director, composer, lyricist, playwright, and acting teacher culminated in the nonfiction book Playing the Audience: The Practical Guide to Live Performance, which won a Choice award. A Yale grad, he hosts the Hell’s Kitchen International Writers’ Roundtable at his library branch in Manhattan: walk-ins welcome.

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End-of-Day Discussion
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Sarah Plummer

Sarah Plummer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social and Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech. She is a proud Appalachian who, in former lives, worked in journalism and theater.

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Julia Ponder

Julia Ponder is a poet and teacher living in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her poetry and creative non-fiction have been published in several print and online publications, including Chronogram805LitShawangunk ReviewTHAT Magazine, and The Sonder Review.

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Winter Prayers
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New Year
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Elizabeth Powers

Elizabeth Powers has lived and wrote in many different places, but somehow always returns to the area of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her MFA from Eastern Washington University, and works in electronic communications to pay the bills. You can normally find her bopping around coffee shops, binge watching bad television with her significant other, or chasing after her young daughter.

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Kacie Prologo is a Rust Belt writer who has spent her life wrapped up in the kinds of familial mythology that runs rampant in her hometown of Alliance, Ohio. As a student in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program, Kacie spends her time translating this family folklore into both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been featured in Scribble magazine, Fearsome Critters, The Finger Literary Journal, and Weasel Press.

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Valley Mission Blues
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Paul Pruitt

Paul Pruitt is a law librarian at the University of Alabama. He has published a number of poems over the years, most recently with the Birmingham Arts Journal. He is currently working on a series of poems entitled “Scenes from Childhood.”

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Dream What Dreams
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Vacuum Tubes
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MK Punky

A founder of the 80’s hardcore band The Clitboys and the poet laureate of Vista Street Community Library in Los Angeles, MK PUNKY is the author of many books, most recently a memoir of housing a homeless man, The Unexpected Guest (Diversion Books). “Inside Out” is an excerpt from MK’s collection The Year of When, 365 daily poems beginning with the same word.

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Inside Out
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Cian Jordan Quinn

Cian Jordan Quinn is a 27-year-old native of Tipperary, Ireland. He has lived and worked in Andalucia, Spain for the past 5 years. He has had pieces placed in The OFI Press and The Glad Rag.

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The Three Stages of Nerja
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Aditi Ramaswamy

Aditi Ramaswamy is twenty-four years old, and her dream job is to haunt a pond in the woods. Until she becomes the forest spirit she’s destined to be, though, she’ll stick to software engineering and writing fiction. Ramaswamy’s debut novel, Nathaniel Keene (The Lovelace Chronicles Book 1), is available here.

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Philip L. Redo

A NYC native Philip L. Redo is a former broadcaster in both commercial and public radio/tv. Articles of his have appeared in several publications including an OpEd in the Boston Globe. He lives in Maine.

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The Pipe
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Kevin Reigle

Kevin Reigle has previously been published in the Pensworth Review. He works at the University of the Cumberlands.

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On the Line
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Rob Reynolds

Rob Reynolds’s comic novel Wire Mother Monkey Baby was published in 2017 by Outpost19, a small, independent publisher in San Francisco. His stories have appeared widely including the Tampa Review, Kennesaw Review, Vestal Review, flashquake, Mad Hatter’s Review, and Hobart Pulp. “What You Can Learn in a Bar” was anthologized in Ooligan Press’s You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories.  He’s a former Contributing Associate and Contributing Editor of the Harvard Review and the Boston Book Review.

In what seems like a previous life, he taught English at Tom Petty’s alma mater, Gainesville High School. He’s lived in Austin, Texas, since 1994 and is a big fan of cats, dogs, and children.

Check out more of his writing at

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Another Relationship Story
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Ayla Samli

Ayla Samli studied British and American literature as an undergraduate but later turned her sights toward living people. Earning a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and an MFA in Creative Writing, she teaches and writes in North Carolina.

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Linds Sanders

Linds Sanders habits in saying “yes” to things that scare her. She yessed herself into whitewater kayaking, working with preteens, and saving house spiders. She’s not frightened by teaching art classes, serving on boards of directors, or living in a 60-square-foot van with her husband. She repurposed her BA in Journalism into an equally underpaying pursuit in poetry and art.

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Your Breath on my Arm
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Judy Schneier

Judy Schneier is a writer and psychotherapist living and working in Brooklyn. Judy has read extensively at Brooklyn Poets and Sweet Action Poetry Collective. Judy has two sons and a dog.

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Biyalis and Salsa
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Steven Schroeder

Steven Schroeder is a 30-year-old salesman living in Boston. He uses the air fryer for everything, wears a facemask, and has a blog of additional writing at Lay Low Magazine.

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Oliver C. Seneca

Oliver C. Seneca was born and raised in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His first foray into storytelling came in high school when he was accepted to the Capital Area School for the Arts where he focused on filmmaking. Oliver is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and, in addition to writing, he works in his family’s law practice.

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From a Wish
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Wendy Shaia

For the past 30 years, Wendy Shaia has worked in social service and government organizations. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Executive Director of the Social Work Community Outreach Service, a community-facing agency working across Baltimore and Maryland to reduce the effects of poverty and structural oppression in communities. Wendy writes and teaches extensively on the topic of racism and developed the SHARP framework for providing services to people who have experienced poverty and oppression. “Waiting for Something” is her first work of fiction.

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Waiting for Something
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Sheree Shatsky

Sheree Shatsky writes wild words. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, most recently BLACKCACKLE at Entropy, Tiny Molecules, The Wild Hunt, and Ellipsis Zine with work forthcoming at Ghost Parachute. She is twice-nominated for Best Microfiction 2020. Read more of her work at . Find her on Twitter @talktomememe.

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Hot Off the Press
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John Sheirer

John Sheirer (pronounced “shy-er”) lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wonderful wife Betsy and happy dog Libby. He has taught writing and communications for 27 years at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut, where he also serves as editor and faculty advisor for Freshwater Literary Journal (submissions welcome). His books include memoir, fiction, poetry, essays, political satire, and photography. His most recent book is Fever Cabin, a fictionalized journal of a man isolating himself during the current pandemic. (All proceeds from this book benefit pandemic-related charities.) Find him at

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Conversations Like This
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Hayden Sidun

Hayden Sidun is a high school student and an author of short fiction. Outside of school and work, he is involved in local politics and enjoys writing stories and listening to country music in the early hours of the morning. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, of which he is a proud native.

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Journey Homebound
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d w Stojek

d w Stojek is a poet, photographer and general nuisance to those within earshot. He is eagerly awaiting the day when ‘Build-a-Bear’ re-opens as a series of genetic labs that will enliven the blighted strip malls of Suburbia.

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l’homme sans odeur
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Vijaya Sundaram

Vijaya Sundaram is a Massachusetts-based poet, song-writer, singer, and teacher of East Indian origin. Vijaya’s work has been published in publications like The Rising Phoenix Press and the Stardust Review, among others. Poetry, music, reading, teaching at the local community college, and talking long walks in the Fells, are some the things she loves to do. In these perilous times, poetry, music, and nature are restorative to the spirit, but she also loves the theatre, and miss seeing her actor friends. When life is hard, it’s the arts that sustain us (apart from family, food, and shelter).

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Old Year
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Alan Swyer

Alan Swyer is an award-winning filmmaker whose recent documentaries have dealt with Eastern spirituality in the Western world, the criminal justice system, diabetes, boxing, and singer Billy Vera. In the realm of music, among his productions is an album of Ray Charles love songs. His novel The Beard was recently published by Harvard Square Editions. @AlSwyer

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La Jolla
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Leslie Tate

Leslie Tate is a non-binary author and poet with six published novels who studied writing with the University of East Anglia. Leslie interviews creative and community-involved people every week on his website Leslie Tate.

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Una Corda
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Ellen Sollinger Walker

Ellen Sollinger Walker self-published a memoir/travelogue titled Just Where They Wanted to Be: The Story of My Amazing Parents (2nd Edition). The book chronicles her parents’ circumnavigation in their own 36-foot sailboat and is available on Amazon. She also writes fiction and creative non-fiction. Ms. Walker’s first career was as a classical pianist and teacher. She returned to school at age 42 and earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She worked as a counselor and psychometrist for 20 years before retiring and moving to sunny Florida.

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Millie Walton

Millie Walton is a London-based art and fiction writer, and a graduate of the MFA at the University of East Anglia. This story has been adapted from her debut novel in progress.

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Michael Washburn

Michael Washburn is a Brooklyn-based writer. His books include The Uprooted and Other Stories (2018), When We’re Grownups (2019), and Stranger, Stranger (2020). His short story “Confessions of a Spook” won Causeway Lit’s 2018 fiction contest, and his story “My Role in the Rise of Julian Assange” won the Adelaide Books fiction award for 2019.

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The Secret Agenda
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Patti White

Patti White is the author of four collections of poems, Tackle Box (2002), Yellow Jackets (2007), Chain Link Fence (2013), and Pink Motel (2017), all from Anhinga Press. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Iowa Review, North American Review, River Styx, Nimrod, DIAGRAM, Forklift OhioMissouri ReviewParcelMcNeese ReviewSlippery ElmVine LeavesWaccamaw, and New Madrid; her nonfiction in Gulf Coast, Miracle Monocle, and Mulberry Fork Review. Her most recent publication is Particularly Dangerous Situation (Arc Pair Press, 2020), an experimental novella. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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The Fall
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Pamela R. Winnick

A graduate of Columbia University’s Schools of Law and Journalist, Pamela R. Winnick was an award-winning journalist before turning to fiction. Her debut novel, Betrayed, is due out in 2022.

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Slim Pickings
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