Issue One AuthorS

Below are the authors who made our first issue possible!

Emma Hines

Emma Hines is a first year student at Sweet Briar college who is still trying to learn to balance homework, writing, and having a social life. She loves books and her dachshund, and her peers know to bribe her with chocolate to get her to edit their essays. Her other published works can be found at her website,!

Chris Chan

Chris Chan works as a researcher and “International Goodwill Ambassador” for Agatha Christie Ltd. His work has been published on the official Agatha Christie website (, in the magazine Gilbert! (, in The Strand (, and on NerdHQ ( He has a doctorate in U.S. History from Marquette University. He also teaches graduate history classes for Southern New Hampshire University and substitute teaches at the University School of Milwaukee.

Michael W. Clark, Ph.D

Michael W. Clark has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from U.C.L.A. He has been a research scientist as well as an entrepreneur. Along with these professional endeavors, he has been writing fiction and poetry since he was a teenager. He has five poems and thirty four short stories published in various print and electronic journals. He is the creator, editor and contributor for the fiction and non-fiction website, He presently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Jason Hart

Jason Hart is a visual storyteller based in Dayton, Ohio. He works by day as an advertising art director, crafting brands’ stories—and all night as a writer and comics cartoonist, creating narratives of his own. His most recent works appear in Illustoria, Barrelhouse, Ink Brick, Geometry, UPPERCASE, New Plains Review, and elsewhere.

They say you should write about what you know, so New Zealand-based author Simon Petersen wrote a blackly comedic horror novel about a horror movie-obsessed psycho killer with a blog ('Slasher Sam'). He promises he's not a serial killer. Honest.

Joseph S. Pete

Joseph S. Pete is an award-winning journalist, an Iraq War veteran, an Indiana University graduate, a book reviewer, a photographer, and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio in Merrillville. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee who has read his work for the Fictitious series on the iO Theater stage and who was named the poet laureate of Chicago BaconFest, a feat that Geoffrey Chaucer chump never accomplished. His literary or photographic work has appeared in more than 100 journals, including The Tipton Poetry Journal, Chicago Literati, Dogzplot, Proximity Magazine, Stoneboat, The High Window, Synesthesia Literary Journal, Steep Street Journal, Beautiful Losers, New Pop Lit, The Grief Diaries, Gravel, The Offbeat, Oddball Magazine, The Perch Magazine, Bull Men's Fiction, Rising Phoenix Review, Thoughtful Dog, shufPoetry, The Roaring Muse, Prairie Winds, Blue Collar Review, The Rat's Ass Review, Euphemism, Jenny Magazine, Vending Machine Press and elsewhere. Like Bartleby, he would prefer not to.

The author lives in New Brunswick, Canada, where he works in the health care field to support his writing addiction. Previous science fiction stories have appeared in Apex: Science Fiction and Horror, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, The Sword Review, Ragged Edge, Drabble, Mindflights, Absent Willow Review, and several anthologies. Nonfiction articles have appeared in Stitches Magazine, The Physician’s Chronicle, Physician`s Review, Caregiver Magazine, The Medical Post and Hockey Net. He also has a weekly radio show.

Michael Washburn

Michael Washburn is a Brooklyn-based writer and journalist. He is the author of the short story collections Scenes from the Catastrophe (2016) and The Uprooted and Other Stories (2018).