Issue five AuthorS

Below are the authors who made ISSUE FIVE possible!

Aaron Emmel

Aaron’s stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two young children.


C.J. Carter-Stephenson

C.J. Carter-Stephenson was born in the county of Essex in the United Kingdom. He is currently flirting with careers in acting and writing, while engaging in more mundane jobs to stay afloat on the turbulent sea of life. He has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Southampton, has been a Writers of the Future finalist, and has had three books published by Bonito Books. Other publication credits include stories and/or poems in 'AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review', 'Aesthetica', 'Youth Imagination', 'Dark Horizons' (the former journal of the British Fantasy Society), 'Murky Depths', 'The Willows', 'The Colored Lens', 'The New Accelerator', 'Illumen', 'The Fifth Di...' and 'Möbius'. He is also the narrator of Back of the Bookshelf, a monthly podcast of classic genre fiction. Visit or for further details.

Evan M. Elgin

Evan M. Elgin is a fiction writer originally from Northern Illinois. A nomad at heart, he has previously resided in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado; the Poconos of Pennsylvania; the San Juan Islands of Washington; and the forests of Upper Michigan. He currently lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida.

J.R. Alfieri

J.R. Alfieri is a published writer and avid reader of stories that creep. He recently completed a master's degree in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex, where he spent a year in an old English town studying and penning fiction. His works lean toward horror. He even wrote his dissertation on the master of the genre himself, Stephen King.

Merlin Flower

Merlin flower is an independent artist and writer. That's all you need to know!

Robert Alvir

I live in Rockland County, New York with my wife and four children. I am currently finishing up my MFA with Manhattanville College. I have written several novels in the sci-fi and horror genres and am currently seeking publication of my novels.