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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
The Dillydoun Review

Zach Lebovic

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

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Stroke of Grace
The Dillydoun Review

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
The Dillydoun Review

Letters in the Green
The Dillydoun Review

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
The Dillydoun Review

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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