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Emily Kavic is a 17-year-old aspiring to stir the souls of those around her. When her nose isn’t poked into one of Sartre’s works or a staple of nineteenth-century Russian literature, she can generally be found pondering the zeitgeist. Otherwise, she spends copious amounts of time with her two beloved Schnoodles, aptly Schnoodie and Cutie, respectively. As a matter of course, she is an avowed mint chip aficionado.

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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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Thomas C. Kelly has taught, read, and written poetry for the past thirty-five years. He has been invited to read his poems at several local venues and had several of them published in obscure journals. Despite his advancing years, he continues to read and write avidly.  

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out of somewhere
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Karen Keltz has been published in Global Poemic, The North Coast Squid, Poésie, and Verseweavers, among others. She has won awards for poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and screenwriting. Her middle grades novel, Sally Jo Survives Sixth Grade is available on Amazon. A former journalist and educator, she lives in Tillamook, Oregon.

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Reading Facebook in Bed
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Previously, a university instructor of English and Theatre, Colleen Kennedy is the publicist and managing editor for Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where she is also a teaching artist. She has published arts and cultural interviews and reviews for District Fray, On Tap, Upstart, and Little Village, and academic essays for Appositions, FORUM, Shakespeare & Beyond, and The Recipes Project.

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Once Out of the Woods
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Robert Kinerk‘s short story, A Body 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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James King is the author of Bill Warrington’s Last Chance, Grand Prize Winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and published by Viking/Penguin. His non-fiction work has been published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and New York Daily News. James is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds an M.A. in Writing from Manhattanville College. He lives in Connecticut.

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Shaving Naked
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Kip Knott’s writing has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine, Gettysburg Review, The Sun, and Virginia Quarterly Review. His debut full-length collection of poetry—Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom, and so on—is currently available from Kelsay Books. A new full-length collection of poetry, Clean Coal Burn, is forthcoming in 2021, also from Kelsay Books. More of his work may be accessed at

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A Pinch of Sugar
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Eric Knowlson is a writer and poet hailing from Albuquerque, NM. He is fascinated by the fleeting moments of beauty that sometimes only last seconds, but shape lives forever. He attempts to capture these transient moments in his writing. His work has appeared in The Leonardo, and Coffin Bell Journal. He can be reached at

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See You Again
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Jonathan Koven grew up on Long Island, NY, embraced by tree-speak, tide’s rush, and the love and support of his family. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from American University, works as a technical writer, and is Toho Journal’s head fiction editor and workshop coordinator. He lives in Philadelphia with his best friend and future wife Delana, and cats Peanut Butter and Keebler. Read his fiction and poetry at Lindenwood Review, Night Picnic, Iris Literary, and more. His debut chapbook Palm Lines is available now from Toho Publishing.

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Future is Older Than the Past
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Shae Krispinsky lives in Tampa, FL, where she fronts the indie rock band, Navin Ave. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Drunk MonkeysVending Machine PressConnotation PressThe Citron ReviewThought Catalog, and more. She is currently at work on two novels and finishing up her band’s first album.

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Carpe Noctem
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Douglas Krohn is a physician in private practice outside of New York City and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Intima, Crossroads, The Westchester Review and The Einstein Quarterly Journal of Biology and Medicine.

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Another Obituary
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Laurie Kuntz is a widely published poet and film producer. Her newest poetry book. The Moon Over My Mother’s House is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. For more information visit her here.

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Emerson Kurdi is a Master’s Student at Texas Tech University, studying Poetry. He is originally from Allen, Texas and spends his time training his dogs, playing guitar, or hanging out with his friends on a restaurant patio.

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Eunice, NM
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Arlyn LaBelle is a queer poet and writer living in Austin, Texas. Their work has appeared in the Badgerdog summer anthologies as well as North of Oxford, The Oddville Press, Songs of Eretz, Grey Sparrow Press, Cease, Cows, Panoply Zine, and The Southern Poetry Review. Their premiere book of poetry, Measurable Terms, is available through The Main Street Rag. You can find more of them and their work at

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In the moment before now we wait
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Originally from Saskatchewan, Allan Lake has lived in Vancouver, Cape Breton I., Ibiza, Tasmania & Melbourne. Poetry Collection: Sand in the Sole (Xlibris, 2014). Lake won Lost Tower Publications (UK) Comp 2017 & Melbourne Spoken Word Poetry Fest 2018 & publication in New Philosopher 2020. Chapbook (Ginninderra Press 2020) My Photos of Sicily.

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Love Was All Around
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Mateo Perez Lara is a queer, brown, non-binary, Latinx poet from California. They received their M.F.A. in Poetry as part of the first cohort to graduate from Randolph College’s Creative Writing Program. They are an editor for Rabid Oak Online Literary Journal. They have a chapbook, Glitter Gods, published with Thirty West Publishing House. Their poems have been published in EOAGH, The Maine Review, and elsewhere.

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Maryann Lawrence is a sales professional, solopreneur, antique collector and writer in Southeast Michigan. To wit, she makes ends meet. She has been published in Literary Mama, Vine Leaves Press, Light & Dark, and Foliate Oak. Read her essays, poems, short stories and children’s lit at

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Some be bitter, Some be sweet
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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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Kate Leffner is a freelance writer and educator in Boston, MA. She loves all things writing–from crafting short stories about grieving girls to copywriting for vacuum businesses. She lives with her girlfriend and their two cats, Orchard and Pheobe.

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All Girls
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Allison Lemel is a writer and performer in New York. In addition to writing, Allison has stage managed over 80 productions, as well as assistant directing. She performed her one woman show, Places Please, in the Plus One Solo Festival with Tongue in Cheek Theater.

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An Ode to Reality
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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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Marjorie Levine was a teacher for 35 years and she is now 74 years old and retired. In 2009, she was the 1st place winner, in a Beat Poetry Contest, for her poem, “What Way to Go Today”. Her poem, “Coda”, was published in Pinky Thinker Press in February 2021. 

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The Distant Leftover
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Jen LiMarzi is a senior medical writer by day, humor writer by nature. A New York native who now resides in Chicago, Jen’s published humor writing and ongoing artistic pursuits can be explored at

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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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Elizabeth Lorayne is a printmaker, artist, and an award-winning and critically acclaimed author. Her work has appeared in The Haiku Foundation Blog, Boston Literary Magazine, Cathexis Northwest Press, and 50-Word Stories. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

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Powder Room
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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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Heather M. F. Lyke is a writer living in southern Minnesota. By day, she works in the world of K-12 education. On evenings and weekends, she creates—builds things out of nothing: sometimes with paint, occasionally with fabric, most often with words. Explore more of her works here: HMFL.

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