Issue TWELVE AuthorS

Below are the authors who made ISSUE TWELVE possible!


Lawrence Dagstine is a native New Yorker, video game enthusiast, toy collector, and speculative fiction writer of 20+ years. He has placed more than 400+ stories in online and print periodicals during that two-decade span, especially the small presses. He has been published by publishing outfits such as Damnation Books and Steampunk Tales, and he is author to numerous novellas and three short story collections. Death of the Common Writer, Fresh Blood, and From The Depths (TBA, w. Illustrator Bob Veon). His work is available on Amazon and B&

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I’m a writer of fiction and poetry in the Bay Area. I have published a dozen short stories in various online venues, and three dozen poems. My second novel, "Nearly Super Guys" is currently under review with several literary agents.

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Chris Preston is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction from Ontario, Canada. Formal studies include University of Toronto’s Creative Writing program, as well as various workshops. You can currently see other work by Chris on Ash Tales, STORGY, and Asymmetry Fiction.

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Jesse Kemmerer lives and writes in West Virginia. His short fiction has appeared in New Reader Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, and The Oddville Press, among other publications. He is currently hard at work on an unnamed novel that has a tentative release date of Spring, 2038.


Joe Vasicek fell in love with science fiction and fantasy when he read The Neverending Story as a child, and hasn't looked back since. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Genesis Earth, Gunslinger to the Stars, The Sword Keeper, and the Sons of the Starfarers series. As a young man, he studied Arabic at Brigham Young University and traveled across the Middle East and the Caucasus Mountains. He claims Utah as his home.

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