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Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, and award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction. Amy’s novels have won accolades including INDIEFAB Book of the Year awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, and features in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Amy is a Tall Poppy Writer, a past President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at, and the 2019 recipient of Ms. JD’s Road Less Traveled Award. She’s a faculty member in Drexel University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program and a frequently invited speaker at writing workshops across the country. Connect at

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Seduction, Deconstructed
The Dillydoun Review

Laura Iodice, a Bronx native, has resided with her husband in Syracuse, N.Y. for the past forty years. She is a veteran educator, has taught classes in literature, composition, rhetoric and cultural constructions of race and has published professionally about these subjects. Her creative work appears in Syndrome Magazine’s anthology, Show Us Your Wit, The Furious Gazelle Journal, Conclave Magazine, Litro U.S. and Litro U.K., Metafore Magazine, Crack the Spine Literary Journal, Vending Machine Press, The Write Launch, Indolent Beast, and The Poet’s Choice anthologies. She also recently published her first middle school illustrated chapter book, Where the Heart Lives.

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The Circle of Zero
The Dillydoun Review

Marissa Isch is an artist, mother, teacher, writer. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2008, with a creative writing degree. While living in Brooklyn, she wrote and directed three Off-Broadway plays; published a handful of poems and short stories in online and print literary journals, and co-founded an arts and charity collective. She currently teaches art and works in the nonprofit sector in Denver Colorado while she’s writing her second fiction manuscript.

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The Bus Stop
The Dillydoun Review

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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Kit Jenkin was born in Canada and now lives in Manchester, UK. He is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of New Brunswick. His fiction has appeared in The Selkie, The Wrong Quarterly, Storgy, Far Off Places, Transect, and other publications.

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The Dillydoun Review

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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Juice Box Girl
The Dillydoun Review

Barry Jones is a history teacher living on London’s edge. Nature lover. In thrall to the power of words.

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Raining at Seven
The Dillydoun Review

Savita Joshi is a creative writer and aspiring journalist living in Santa Cruz, Ca. With a background in environmental studies, Savita loves blending her love for the natural world into her writing. She has a passion for writing poetry, lyrics, and articles focused on reproductive justice. Most days she can be found in the redwood forest behind her house, observing and writing about what she sees. You can find her other works of poetry and prose on her website

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The Dillydoun Review

Bryana Joy is a writer, poet, and painter who works full-time sending illustrated snail mail letters all over the world. She has lived in Turkey, East Texas, and England, and currently lives in Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in an assortment of literary journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Chestnut Review, and Red Rock Review. She has a thing for thunderstorms, loose-leaf tea, green countrysides, and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Alexa Joyce is an artist from Miami, Florida who is currently pursuing her BFA in Acting from AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA. You can follow her on Instagram @alexajoycex.

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When the Sun Goes to Sleep
The Dillydoun Review