A. Azariah-Kribbs lives in Virginia with her Griffon, Fuffle, and her spotted frog Hardy. Her work has been featured in several venues, including Cicada and Fēlan. Her fiction is pending publication in Boston Accent Lit, Ghostlight, The Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and The Donut Factory. Her blog, ―Wallie‘s Wentletrap features original speculative art and fiction.
A. Marie Kaluzaa hails from the USA, resides in Seattle, WA. She is an emerging poet, with works in webzines and journals such as The Blue Nib, Ampersand Lit, Slink Chunk Press, Streetcake Mag, and the most recent volume of the LTA Written Word Series, When Time and Space Conspire. She also has an upcoming publication in the Fall/Winter issue of The Stray Branch, and blogs at Larkspurhorne.net, where she showcases her writing and poetry on a regular basis.
Abayomi Ogunniyi was born in the city of Lagos, where he resides. His love for poetry is very strong that he considers it a page of his life. Abayomi works have been featured on various journals both locally and internationally. He is a lover of art and mostly inspired by works that bring him to life.
Abdulrahman M. Abu-yaman 'Rajab' (b. 1991) is a Nigerian poet that enjoys writing ghazal poems using the pen name 'Rajab'. An Economist by profession and an export of IBB University, Lapai. In addition, a monochrome pencil artist. He follows sporting actions (Team Chelsea, Team Roger Federer and Team Usain Bolt). His poems are forthcoming in Kalahari Reviews and Sentinel Literary Quarterly.
Adanna Ogbonna was born and raised in Abia, she is a graduate student of Literature in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. She chose to write to stay busy, but now writes to find life’s meaning. She blogs at www.litbrainsite.wordpress.com. Adanna loves the appellation writer but doesn’t feel she’s earned it yet.
Adebayo, Adebusola Felix is a native of Ilesha, Osun state, Nigeria. Adebayo graduated from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an Agricultural Economist and a passionate photographer, with the brand name FELIX CROWN FOTOGRAFI (FCF). He is inspired by works of professional photographers like Emmanuel Oyeleke, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Gavin O’Neil amongst others, as well as his surroundings both within and without. His genres of photography include modelling photography, conceptual photography and portraiture.
Adedamola Adefolahan is a final year student of English at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He Is a profound lyricist, evident in his writing (especially poetry) and songs. He is a vocalist, songwriter and poet. He is a member of various literary organisations in OAU. Adedamola has gained vast readership from his online publications.
Adedokun Oluwakemi, fondly called Kemexy Adedoks, is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is captivated by the imaginative power of the mind and admires the expressive abilities inherent in language. She is a psychological observer and a public commentator. She is currently working on her debut novel.
Adegoke Adeola is a Nigerian writer, poet, spoken word poet, songwriter, and word activist.
Adjei Agyei-Baah is the co-founder of Poetry Foundation Ghana and Africa Haiku Network. He is currently a language part-time lecturer at the Institute of Continuing and Distant Education, University of Ghana, Kumasi Branch and Grace Baptist University College, Kumasi, Ghana.
Adreyo Sen is pursuing his MFA at Stony Brook, Southampton.
Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was shortlisted at the Korea- Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London Grip Magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa Literary Magazine, African Writer, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Afrikana ng, Poetry Pacific, Commonline Journal, Novel Afrique, Lunaris Review, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various anthologies. He is currently finishing a major in Economics at the University.
Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was shortlisted at the Korea- Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London Grip Magazine, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa Literary Magazine, African Writer, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Afrikana ng, Poetry Pacific, Commonline Journal, Novel Afrique, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various anthologies. He is currently finishing a major in Economics at the University.
Akor Emmanuel Oche is a member of Caprecon development foundation
www.caprecon.net, Greatminds organization, African Haiku network....His
work has appeared or forthcoming in Ann Arbor Review, Provocanyon Review,
Prachya Review, Savehage Review, Expound Magazine, Praxis magazine,
Synchronized Chaos Magazine, Tuck Magazine among others.
Alexander Opicho (Alexander Ernesto Khamala Namugugu Opicho) was born in Bokoli Village, of Bungoma County, in the former Western province of Kenya. He is currently a Phd student of Governance and leadership. He has passion for literature and poetry in particular. His poems have been published in Ghana and Uganda. He has published more than two hundred poems in the East African Standard on Saturday in Nairobi. He has written more than a hundred essays, published both in print and online at African writers.com. He has more than four hundred poems on his name at poemhunter.com, allpoetry.com, hellopoetry.com, ghanapoetryfoundation.org, poetrynation.com, bigcatpoetry.com and poetryfoundation.com. He also contributed to the Uganda poetry anthology published under the name bodaboda anthem . He has two wives, literature is the first one and poems are his children.
Amina Aboje discovered the joy of reading at a tender age. A budding writer with a love for poetry, she also tries her hand at short stories. She has written a number of poems and short stories that won awards in the Abuja Writers’ Forum Writing Challenge. Aboje is currently putting final changes to her forthcoming collection of poems. Amina Aboje runs her own business and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
Amore David is a revolutionary columnist and a poet that writes in parabolic style, conventional genre – and sees scenes in epic dynamism of traditional epilogues, eulogies and captivating artistic poetry. He is typically known as Ajanaku for the works he trades cannot be neglected by mortals, gods or incubus.
Andy N. is a 43 year old writer, performer and sometimes experimental musician from the North West of England but seen most around Manchester, Trafford, Tameside and Bolton. His several publication includes 'Return to Kemptown' (2010), 'A Means to an End' (with Jeff Dawson) (2011), 'Europa' with Nick Armbister (2014), 'Mystery Story’ (2014), 'The End of Summer' (2015).
Angelica Fuse is an unquiet voice. Her words can be read at Outlaw Poetry, Dead Snakes, and many other sites
Anindya Mohan Tagore has done his Masters in Business Management and an ex-marketing marketing professional turned businessman who breathes in poetry. His poems have been published in six international anthologies and had won many poetry contests. He has attended the 9th International Poetry Festival, Guntur, India after getting an invitation from the English Dept. of JKC College. He plans to publish his own anthology shortly.
Anthonia Nneji hails from Imo State, Nigeria. Her forbears were traditional carvers; they carved totems, figurines and masquerade masks used for traditional carvers worship. In the same spirit of artistry, Nneji is a painter, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist. Nneji is an impressionist moving towards expressionism, her art expresses freedom and boldness with bold strokes.
Antonio Emeka is a lawyer and an upcoming writer. Emeka is a native of Illah, Delta state in the southern part of Nigeria.
Anukriti Singh is a creative writing student from Toronto.
Ayinbire Alebna Blessmond is a young Ghanaian who uses poetry as a handy tool to transplant his emotions into other people. He is currently a student nurse in the Nurses' and Midwives' Training College-Tamale.
B.Y Rogers resides in Utah with his wife of forty years. They are the parents of five children and grandparents of thirteen grandchildren and an inspiring author with much to learn; he is the creator of The Iron Writer Challenge, a weekly flash fiction friendly contest designed to assist aspiring authors in the writing journey.
Bertha Onyinyechi Onyekachi is a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She hails from Abia state. Bertha is a lover of the arts as she’s multi-talented in drawing and painting, singing, and acting, she loves to cook too.
Bertha did her training under renowned master Ejoh Wallace which influenced her brush work approach to painting. She explores the chiaroscuro technique that refers to a strong self-conscious juxtaposition of light and shades which results in a stunning visual effect in a work of art and brush work approach.
Bikram Kumar Mohapatra from odisha. India, is a senior lecturer in English. He is a poet and critic, widely published poems and articles in the journals of India. He has recently published a book on poetry criticism from Adhyayan publisher New Delhi in the title Metaphysics of confession the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Kamala Das. A research oriented creative man that believes in art of life.
Bisi Abiola is the penname of Ibrahim Odugbemi, a University Scholar at the University of Ibadan where he graduated with a First Class B.A degree in English and recently completed his M.A. degree in Literature. He teaches general studies courses in Use of English and Effective Writing and Communication Skills in the same University.
Boletilemang Gabokgatlhe comes from Xhumo a small village that lies along the mighty but unpredictable Boteti River in central Botswana. He is a human resources practitioner based in Gaborone. He predominantly writes short stories and poetry some of which have been published in various Magazines and Newspapers in Botswana, South Africa, UK and USA. His poem “Let me woo peace” was published in late 2015 in anthology entitled Inspired by Ghandi published by Sampad. He is married to Julia and blessed with a beautiful daughter, Rita.
Brian Coughlan has a Master‘s Degree in Screenwriting from NUIG. He has published work with The Bohemyth, The Galway Review, Storgy, Write Out Publishing, Toasted Cheese, Thrice Publishing, Litbreak and LitroNY. In 2014, he was shortlisted for the Industry Insider TV Pilot Contest as a co-creator of the drama series Panacea. He is an active member of the Galway Scriptwriters Group since 2013.
Bruce Colbert is an actor, filmmaker and author in New York City.
C .C. Benji was born into an average family and with a strong indignation for average and for patterns. He writes and enjoys photography, sarcasm and rap music because they are ways by which he finds expression of all the anger and hate and all the weight that this material world burdens him with. His poetry is mostly influenced by works of dead poets like King Solomon, King David Hughes, Baldwin, Achebe, Cassius Clay and a number of others. He enjoys a healthy helping of beans with a flattering splatter of plantains, a plate of which he just finished consuming before composing this umpteenth ‘about me’.
C. J. Anderson-Wu has translated several significant literary works such as Darkness Visible by British writer William Golding, Fanny, Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones by American writer Erica Jong, and Decayed Lust by Taiwanese writer Chung Wenyin, among others.
Since 2006 her priority is to build up an international readership for
Taiwanese literature. She founded Serenity International Publishing House
which publishes the English version of Taiwanese literary works. Titles of
Serenity International include Sorceress Diguwan by Badai, Decayed Land by
Chung Wenyin, and Undelivered- Anthology of Tainan Literature by 13 Tainan
Carter Vance is a student and an aspiring poet from Cobourg, Ontario, currently studying in the Social Work program at Algoma University in Sault Ste Marie. His work has appeared in such publications as A Swift Exit, (parenthetical) and the Scarlet Leaf Review. He received an Honourable Mention from Contemporary Verse 2's Young Buck Poetry Awards in 2014. His work also appears on his personal blog Comment is Welcome (commentiswelcome.blogspot.com).
Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto is an ardent lover of literature and studied English language and Literature at Nnamdi Azikwe University. Some of his works have been honoured by reputable bodies: Association of Nigerian Authors (Literary award for Mazariyaa Teen Author Poetry Prize, 2009), National Association of Students of English language and Literary Studies (certificate of honour as the best student poet, 2012, Delsu chapter). He was shortlisted in Etisalat prize for Literature, the Flash fiction category, 2013 for ‘The Dead Nurse who came for her Baby’), runner up in Etisalat prize for literature, flash fiction category, 2014 ‘I saved my Marriage). In addition, his works have appeared in literary journals and magazines like Awka Journal of English Language and Literature, Of Minstrelsy and Mask Matatu Germany.
Coby Daniels Yeboah is a young, upcoming Ghanaian poet, novelist and spoken word artiste, currently schooling at the University of Cape Coast where he is also the president of the Creative Writers Club. He is a social volunteer and aspires to positively impact the society with his writings.
Corneliusitepu writes prose, poetry, and a weekly blog at drawnbythefather.blogspot.ng. His works are reflections of his thoughts, and perspectives to life, and are a wide window into his subconscious. He believes in the power of literature to transform minds, and hopes to achieve such through writing. You can find him on twitter @corneliusitepu.
Craig Kurtz has vexed the intelligentsia since the 1981 release of The Philosophic Collage. Recent work appears in Dalhousie Review, Red Earth Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Sheepshead Review and The Society of Classical Poets anthology 2016; many others would just as soon string him up. He resides at Twin Oaks Intentional Community.
D.D Bard is a poet, when she is not writing, DD Bard loves; Archery, Hiking, Fencing, Martial Arts, Shooting, Knitting, Sewing, Cooking, Baking, an avid lover of the Performing Arts, being a Sci-Fi geek, volunteering in local charity events, spending time with her children and photography.
D. Vaisius lives in Southern Manitoba and has been writing short creative nonfiction and fiction for a number of years. All of D's work has a tie to real events and people, mainly dealing with personal experiences of religious intolerance, sexual orientation, gender identity, fear and self-harm. His publishing credits include two local papers as well as The Winnipeg Free Press and The Citron Review. D hopes to continue to have the opportunity to connect to readers and learn from other authors.
Dami Lare, a graduate of the University of Ibadan, is a lover of the word, the beauty of thoughts and the ironies of reality. He is a radical thinker, an essayist, writer, a poet, and a photographer. As an innovative individual, he expresses himself through his works, which have been featured in various online media and anthologies such as “The Ironology”. He is a member of the Iron Writer, an online writing group that promotes the grandeur of flash fiction. As an eclectic individual, creative in thought: ingenious in delivery, he concerns himself with the various manifestations of Art and Reality as much as he can.
Daniel Uncapher is an MFA candidate at Notre Dame whose work has appeared in Neon Literary Magazine, the Baltimore Review, the Wilderness House Literary Review, Posit, Flash Frontier, and more.
Darrell Urban Black born in Brooklyn, New York, He grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. In high school, He was nominated by the German government as a "candidate of the year's prize for promising young artists" for my artwork titled "The Invasion" in the exhibition "The Zeppelin in Art, Design, and Advertisement", shown between May and July 30, 2000, in the Frankfurt International Airport. Another piece referenced in the nomination letter, was titled "The Cosmic Linen", executed with a unique glue and acrylic on linen technique. He has artworks permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums and other institutions in America and Germany. My artwork has been displayed in Veteran Art Shows including one at Intel® Corporation in 2014. Link http://darrell-black.pixels.com/
David Burga is a Peruvian born Canadian geologist and writer. His work has appeared in Big Truths, Lockjaw Magazine and [Word] A Journal of Canadian Poetry. An excerpt of his novel, Sonora Desert Blues, was published in Issue 4 of Burner Magazine. He can be found on Twitter @davideburga and blogs at https://davidburga.wordpress.com and Fanbros.com.
David Olufemi is a twenty-five-year-old Nigerian born artist, with a profound passion for painting. David travels for missionary work.
Dhee Sylvester is a self-professed madman whose passion for writing borderlines obsession. When he is not writing poetry, music, short6 stories, essays, or football, he is working on his novels.
DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlanteen Publishing, was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been published in The Rhysling Anthology 2016, issues of Cyaegha , Carillon, Frostfire Worls, Illumen, The Pen, Scifaekuelst, Sirens Call, Tigershark and California Quarterly, and online at Makata, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Bindweed, Poetry Paicific, Scarlet Leaf Review and The Muse, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimed Our Story.
Eduful Ishmael popularly known in creative fields as Kofi Acquah, was born in Mankessim in the Central Region of Ghana. He is a voice of a pure African culture through his outstanding poetry write-ups. Kofi Acquah is a Certificate holder of the American Poetry Marathon group.
Eniola Cole is trapped in a spinning mind with a craving for creative finesse. She is a creative content writer, blogger and a learning enthusiast. She writes at ennycole.com, her forte for the book of her mind. She is the Media Manager of Lunaris Review.
Ezifeh Chinua was born in the mid 90's. He is currently pursuing a degree in engineering at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria, Awka. He currently resides in Awka
Fatima Shahzad is a recent graduate in Gender Studies from SOAS University of London. She studies History at the undergraduate level from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. With little literary grounding, she is nevertheless drawn to the realm of poetry through the works of authors like Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Though she usually writes poetry in English, she is beginning to experiment with Urdu poetry as well.
Francis Annagu is a final year student of the Kaduna State University, Kaduna. His poetry has appeared in Black Pride Magazine, Black Satin Radio, Tuck Magazine, and his poem was selected for 10 Best Poems in PIN January edition Poetry Challenge.
Francis Oshorenoya David (FOD ART) was born in Abuja, Nigeria. He obtained his national diploma in art at the Federal Polytechnic of Auchi, Edo State and currently running his Higher National Diploma in painting and general art as a student in the same school. Art: An expression of one‘s innermost idea feelings and creativity in a visual form is what he finds interest in doing. His art style is colouristic; as a colourist, he explores his environment, ideas with the use of different colours. He is also an impressionist painter. His specialization in art is in painting and ballpoint pen drawing.
Francis Sanzaro (PhD) is Editor of Rock and Ice Magazine, and a contributing writer for numerous national publications. Some of the recent good stuff includes The Infantile Grotesque: Pathology, Sexuality and a Theory of Religion (2016) and The Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering (2013). Francis’ articles, essays and fictions have appeared in Happy Hipocrite, Greyrock Review, Counter Culture, Sierra Nevada Review, U.K. Climbing, The Baltimore Post Examiner and Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. More at Fsanzaro.com
G. Louis Heath, Ph.D., Berkeley, 1969, is Emeritus Professor, Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa. He enjoys reading his poems at open mics. He often hikes along the Mississippi River, stopping to work on a poem he pulls from his back pocket, weather permitting. His books include Leaves Of Maple: An Illinois State University Professor’s Memoir of Seven Summers’ Teaching in Canadian Universities, 1972-1978, Long Dark River Casino, and Redbird Prof: Poems Of A Normal U, 1969-1981. He has published poems in a wide array of journals.
Gen KingPin is an aspiring scriptwriter/filmmaker. He holds a BSc in Building from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. If he is not reading articles on construction, then he is reading/writing fictions. His works have featured on ISWOT and Booksie.com
Goodness Lanre Ayoola (b. 1989) hails from Osun State, Nigeria. He lives in Abeokuta where he is a teacher of English Language. He has a B.A(ed) in English from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. His poems have been published and reviewed on poetry sites and online magazines. He loves to work with great minds.
Gordon' s seventh poetry/fiction collection, FROM FALLING, will be published Spring, 2016 (Spirit-of-the-Ram P). Work appears in extensive juried journals. He has been awarded NEA and NEH Fellowships and been nominated for four Pushcart awards and NEA's Western States' Book Awards. He divides personal and professional lives between Asia and the Desert/Mountain Southwest.
Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer, editor, essayist and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His poems, short stories, essays and art criticism have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England with publications like Peeking Cat Poetry, Unbridled, Lexica, Prairie Journal, Canadian Dimension and Paper Wait. He has three books published: Open Fragments (Lives of Dogs), On the Bright Side of Down and Bus Stop (Red Dashboard). His plays include A.J. Loves B.B., Song for Simone and an adaptation of Paradise Lost and the Grand Inquisitor. He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award.
Hareendran Kallinkeel lives in Kerala, India, after a stint of 15 years in a police organization and five years in Special Forces. Waking from a hiatus of nearly a decade, he has recently returned to fiction writing. Prior to the hiatus, he has been published in online and print magazines. The title story of his short fiction collection, A Few Ugly Humans, has earned a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in 2005. Recent publications include flash fiction pieces in Aphelion-Webzine in their September and October 2017 issues. His stories are forthcoming in November issue of Scarlet Leaf Review and December issue of Flash Fiction Magazine.
Henneh Kyereh Kwaku is a Bachelor of Public Health, Disease Control student of the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He writes from wherever there is enough oxygen to breathe and enough emotions to inspire a revolution. He says “man needs redemption and the power rests in the hand of the poet.”
Henry Akeru is prolific chemist with a zeal of large compounds and structures.
Hiram Larew 's work has appeared most recently in Honest Ulsterman, vox poetica, Every Day Poems, Seminary Ridge Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Poets and Artists, Little Patuxtent Review and Viator. He lives in Maryland, USA.
Hongri Yuan, born in China in 1962, is a poet and philosopher interested particularly in creation. Representative works include Platinum City, Gold City, Golden Paradise , Gold Sun and Golden Giant. His poetry has been published in the UK, USA ,India ,New Zealand, Canada and Nigeria.
Ian C. Smith’s work has appeared in, Antipodes, Australian Book Review, Australian Poetry Journal, The Brasilia Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Stony Thursday Book & Two-Third North. His seventh book is Wonder Sadness Madness Joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide). He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.
Inalegwu Omapada Alifa reigns from Akwanga, he is a budding Nigerian poet and writer. After gaining a degree from Nigeria's premier university, he's keen on making his passion, writing, his profession.
Isaac alesh Melchizedek (b. 1995) is an aspiring Nigerian poet and short story writer. Some of his works are online on Brittle Paper, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine, Sevhage Reviews, The Kalahari Review.
Isaac Birchmier was born in Mountain Home, Idaho and raised in Helena, Montana. He is an undergraduate at the University of Montana pursuing a degree in Creative Writing. He has been published in or has stories forthcoming to Sidereal Journal, The Oval, theEEEL, The Commonline Journal, 101 Words, cattails, Theme of Absence, Eternal Remedy, Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog, Funny in Five Hundred, and Short-Story.me. He is currently studying abroad in Cork, Ireland.
J. Andrew Goss is a writer and an artist living in the Missouri River hills. He is currently an MFA student at Lindenwood University.
J. J. Steinfeld is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright. He is the author of sixteen books, including Disturbing Identities (Stories, Ekstasis Editions), Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions) and An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories, Ekstasis Editions).
James Maxwell resides in Mount Vernon, NY of Westchester County. He makes a living as an English tutor during the day and writes in the evenings. He graduated with an MA in English from Iona College. James has been writing for a little over ten years but has only recently started submitting his stories and poetry for publication. His work has been featured Walking Is Still Honest, in Ijagun Poetry Journal, Cease, Cows, and Indiana Voice Journal.
JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He has two poetry projects available at
Jill Okpalugo-Nwajiaku is a Nigerian-born author who lives in the United States. She has been published in more than a dozen literary magazines like Eclectica, Identity Theory, and Pif. She identifies as a feminist writer as is obvious in her published works online and in her unpublished book. Jill Okpalugo-Nwajiaku, is currently working on her second book. She works fulltime and lives in Richmond, Virginia with her family.
Joan McNerney ‘s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Camel Saloon, Blueline, Poppy Road Review, Spectrum, three Bright Hills Press Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net.
John Michael Flynn lives in Virginia and have just returned home after one year of teaching in the far east of Russia, specifically Khabarovsk, through an English Language Fellowship from the US State Dept and Georgetown University. His most recent book of poems, *Keepers Meet Questing Eyes*, was published in 2014 by Leaf Garden Press (www.leafgardenpress.com). He has earned writing awards from the New England Poetry Club, and the US Peace Corps. You can find him on the web at www.basilrosa.com.
Jonathan Lepp has been published in Poetry New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand), Lantern Magazine (Montreal, Canada), two issues of Foreplay Magazine (Toronto, Canada) and through Brock University (St. Catharines, Canada) in both the school's press and in an anthology as part of the Creative Writer's Club.
Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer. His first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010. He is the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, a co-founder of BACKLASH PRESS, and the editor of RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread (a literary journal of poetry).
Jude Conlee does not exist but has somehow still managed to create fiction and poetry, some of which is good and some of which gets published. Venues that have published its work include Five 2 One, and/or, Scrutiny, and Otoliths. His non-writing relating pursuits include amateur film criticism, collect6ing inter6est6ing knives, and the care and keeping of Syrian hamsters.
Justin R. Guiles is a writer/filmmaker from Virginia Beach who believes the merit of his words necessitates his existence. He writes anything and for any reason as long as he can approach some truth. Truth may be accessed anywhere. The fact that his note strikes from Virginia Beach is accidental but, somehow, operative.
Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is a poet, essayist, blogger, short story writer and an in-practice screenwriter. He has been published on the Kalahari Review, WRR, The Nigerian Tribune, Kreative Diadem and an international compilation.
Keith Moul’s poems and photos are published widely. Finishing Line Press released a chap called The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015.
Kingsley Charles is a fusty matted-haired stripling who finds Companionship in his thoughts. He is a medical student at the University of Calabar.
Kristopher “Catfish” David Cooley is an aspiring author living in rural North Carolina with his beloved pet chinchilla. He is a shy-yet-agreeable Bigfoot hunter; no luck yet. Nature is his first love.
Ladipo Ademola is a graduate of the Polytechnic Ibadan, a web and graphics designer. Second in the family of seven, he is a product of a polygamous home where he draws ranges of his firsthand life experiences. Change cannot come from the top but from the bottom; he strongly believes a problematic society is the collective consciousness of a problematic individual psyche, which is why he holds the vision of changing the world through his writings.
Leah Holbrook Sackett is an adjunct lecturer in the English
department at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, his alma
mater where he earned his M.F.A. Additionally, He had two short stories
published. His story “A Point of Departure” was published with Connotation
Press, and “Somebody Else in Kentucky” was published in Blacktop
Passages this past summer. Both publications can be found online. Finally,
in his free time he likes to take on paying work in the form of freelance copy
and proposal writing.
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor of an online magazine, Literary Orphans. His work appears widely in print and online journals. His story collection, "The Dark Sunshine," debuted from Connotation Press in 2014. You can also find him at lenkuntz.BlogSpot.com.
Lyambee Sade Aorabee is a record producer and creative nonfiction writer from Jalingo, Nigeria.
M. F Nagel was born in anchorage Alaska, her Athabaskan and Eyak heritage gave her a love of poetry. She now lives and writes near the banks of the Matanuska river in the Palmer Butte, Alaska, where the moose, wild dog~ roses and salmonberries provide unending joy and inspiration.
M. Leland Oroquieta has been a library page, draftsman, cashier, stray cat, and other things he can’t remember, while reading for a humanities course at university. He lives on the edge of a valley, near an ocean. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cricket Online Review, Eunoia Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Local Nomad: An Online Journal of Writing & Art, Origins Journal and Queen Mob’s Tea House (Misfit Docs).
Madu Chisom Kingdavid is an Award Winning Writer, Historian, Paint Maker and Poet. He’s a graduate of History and International Studies. His work appears in some literary journals, including One, Public Cool, Bombay Review, Kalahari Review, Indiana Voice Journal, African Writer, Expound, Praxis, Afrikrayons etc
Manu Mangattu is an Assistant Professor, Dept of English, St George's College Aruvithura.
Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017. She has two collections in the Bulgarian: Animals and Other Gods (2016), Demons and World (2017). Her work is forthcoming in Agenda, Trafika Europe, Poetic Diversity, TAYO, Transnational, SurVision, Bezine, Antinarrative, Home::Keep/ Geocommunetrics, Borfski Press, and appears in London Grip New Poetry, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, Step Away, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Minor Literatures, Writing Disorder, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Noble/ Gas, Obra/ Artifact, Harbinger Asylum, Punch, Futures Trading, Ginosko, Dark Matter, Red Wolf, Window/ Patient Sounds, Basil O’Flaherty, Peacock Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Wild Word, Plum Tree Tavern, Oddball etc
Maribella Genova is a writer, single mother of two. She attended Florida State University for both her B.S. and M.S. in Fashion Merchandising. With an extensive and successful Management career, she is now tapping into a new chapter in her life.
Mbe Mbhele is the author of an anthology of short stories, Crazy Father and Other Very Short Lies. He runs an art blog and is a student at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Michael Fontana has published two novels: SLEEPING WITH GODS and THE SACRED MACHINE. He lives and writes in beautiful Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA.
Micheal Ace is a poet and writer from Ibadan, Nigeria. He has authored two poetry chapbooks Sermon From a Stammerer and Scarlet Silk. His works have been published on several local and foreign journals, reviews and magazines. He believes that the world is too complex for a pen to remain idle.
Nicholas Boever is a graduate of the NHIA Creative Writing MFA who sold his soul to corporate marketing to rent a house on a lake to write in. Unfortunately, the lake isn't always there. When he’s not writing, he’s busy trying to turn throat sounds into words.
Mitchell Krockmalnik Gabois has had over twelve-hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S and abroad. He recently has had work accepted by SANKOFA, a Nigerian magazine. He has been nominated for numerous prizes. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital is available on Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. To see more of his work, google Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois. He lives in Denver.
Mufutau Apooyin lives and works as a full-time professional studio artist in Lagos where he was born. He obtained an HND with distinction in Painting from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos in 2002, and has won several awards to his credit. He won Kolade Oshinowo award for Landscape Artist of the year organized by the Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter. Apooyin has a strong passion for water, which is why most of his paintings feature sea, rivers and lakes. Prominent among his works is a series of paintings on Oko-Baba, Makoko and other riverine areas in Lagos and Nigeria at large. His interest lies largely in the rendition of ripples and reflection of objects in the water and on wet grounds during and after the rain. Mufutau incredibly paints the ripples so real to the point of creating an illusion of moving water on his canvas.
Nana Arhin Tsiwah is a disciple of Pan-African Consciousness, a Folklorist and a student of Akanism. Tsiwah, a linguist- performist of Mfante-Akan ancestry writes from Cape Coast, Ghana.
Nene Tetteh Adusu writes under his indigenous name – Nene Tetteh Adusu. Tetteh is a passionate Poet and dramatist, hails from Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and lives in Accra. He opines that: just as words were used in creating this world, so can the world be transformed by words. Mirroring life and crashing them when necessary to fit the pieces in life’s dazzling puzzle: his philosophy.
Nicole Fougère is a mountain-climbing, truth-dancing, language-lover who believes creativity can transform lives.
Nwanne Agwu is an Igbo teenager. He is a shy, happily angry humanist with many questions smiling in his mind. He dislikes and likes a lot. Some of his stories have appeared in the Pegician, Flash Fiction Press, Brittle Paper, Afreecan Read and Youth Shades. He'd also posted some things here: nwanneagwu.wordpress.com
Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to hide
his frustration with the society.
Ojo Omeiza is a published author from Nigeria with a novel entitled Cry of an Orphan. Some of his works have been published on Tuck Magazine. He writes prose, poetry and drama; and enjoys conversing with literary minded people.
Okah Ewah Edede is a poet, novelist, columnist and creative artist. He is the author of the novel ‘Fallen: the demons of love.’ He is also the author of the novella ‘The 13th Realm: the chosen bride of Satan,’ among others, though all unpublished in the traditional sense of literary publication. Okah is a member of the Abuja Literary Society (ALS); he also participated in the Lancaster University/British Council Crossing-Borders African Writing Programme, which makes him a member of the Commonwealth Writers Forum.
Okeme James Jerome is a native of Okpe Kingdom of Delta State. He was born February 18 in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He is currently studying Geology in Delta State University, Abraka. He developed interest and started writing Poetry in the year 2011. He also writes prose. He loves writing, computing, exploring and travelling. He is a success in progress.
Oluwadele Hezekiah K resides in Nigeria and hails from Efon-Alaaye in Ekiti State. He studied Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Abeokuta.
Oluwatoyin Ajagunna is a dreamer who spends half the time in her own world. When she’s not recreating this inner world in writing; she delves into other people’s worlds through movies and books. She also loves music, as it is both pathway to her world or the seal that keeps her there.
Omoniyi Gabriel Gilbert was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. He studied Fine and Applied Art at Federal College of Education, Abeokuta under the tutelage of late Kola Anidugbe and won the Best Student Prize in 2008. Omoniyi Gabriel is a graduate of Fine Arts (majoring in Painting) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. He is currently using Gouache, Ink, Oil and Acrylic combined with thick strokes and mélange of vivid colours with simplicity of forms and expressive lines.
Orowale Kolapo Samuel also known as Kola Onifoto, is a Navy personnel, poet, singer/rapper and a Street photographer. Kolapo hails from Okeigbo in Ondo State and he is the first child of three children.
Osiro Mizpah Unuevho is a lover of free perspectives. He is a poet and a geology student at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Otareri Enoh Samuel is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria where he studied Law. He is a lover of music, an introvert who writes poetry and fictions.
Owobu O. Amos hails from Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State. He obtained a National Diploma in Mass Communication from Auchi Polytechnic; and a Bsc. in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Benin. He is currently a public servant. He is a wordsmith and enjoys crooning rhymed poems with deep but flowery appeal. He served as a feature article writer for the Nigerian Observer for a period of two years. He enjoys political analysis and his inspired by them.
Oyedokun Micheal Adedotun Ace is a poet and writer who hails from the State of Osun, Nigeria. He is a poet and a fiction/Nonfiction writer. Micheal Ace as widely known and is currently the Vice President, World Union Of Poets – Nigeria Chapter. He is the author of Sermon from a Stammerer, a collection of poems, he has also published many anthologies including Chronicles of Silence and Themanthology of night from his ACEworld. He believes in a self-muse which has always inspired him and made him consistent: "The world is too complex for a pen to remain idle".
Oyin Oludipe is the Nonfiction Editor of EXPOUND: A Magazine of Arts and Aesthetics. He has poems and essays on art journals like Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine, Kaanem LitMag, Ijagun Poetry Journal and several others. He is a contributing poet to the anthology, 'The Sky is Our Earth: An Anthology of 50 Young Nigerian Poets.'
P. Dhanunjay Prasad is a 3d mural artist. He studied Fine Arts at Jntu College, Hyderaba in India.
Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram (Nicholas Lawrence Press, 2005) and Almost Famous: In and Out of Show Biz (Westgate Press, 1986). She’s a retired clinical psychologist, former performer and film historian. Her many lengthy retrospectives on the lives of often-forgotten Hollywood performers and others have appeared in Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. More recently, her essays and short stories have been published in The Rumpus, Matador Review, The Manifest-Station, Litro, The Coachella Review, Lady Literary Review, The Creative Truth, Adelaide, Canyon Voices, Open Thought Vortex, Fourth and Sycamore, Nixes Mate, Scarlet Leaf Review, Cold Creek Review, Communicators League, Switchback, The Legendary, Scarlet Leaf, Down in the Dirt and others. Her play Life Without was a semi-finalist in the Ebell of Los Angeles Playwriting Competition and has been nominated for the Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Original Writing, along with a nomination for Best Play (staged reading).She has an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Philo Malize King is a philosopher and poet, hailed as The Philosophical Poet because of the esoteric style and thought provoking nature of his poems. He is a native of Ukpor Nnewi – South in Anambra State, Nigeria. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria and is currently preparing to defend his M.A thesis in Metaphysics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Malize's first anthology, 'Palpable Absurdities and Existential Despairing: Poetic Reflections on Some Challenges of Human Existence' will shortly be published.
Pijush Kanti Deb is a Professor in Economics and a new Indian poet with around 3oo published or accepted poems and haiku in around 100 numbers of national and international magazines and journals, print and online. His best achievement so far is the publication of his first poetry collection, Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon, which is available on Amazon. Now he is working on his 2nd poetry collection The Divine Face of Smile.
Richard DiPietra is an actor and playwright from Tampa, Florida.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Writing for six years, his works have appeared in more than a thousand publications including The Louisiana Review, Bluestem, Emrys Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, Roanoke Review, The Red Cedar Review and The William and Mary Review. He has poems forthcoming in Hawai’i Review, Sugar House Review, Plainsongs, Free State Review and Texas Review.
Ricky Garni grew up in Miami and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day and writes music by night. COO, a tiny collection of short prose printed on college lined paper with found materials such as coins, stamps, was recently released by Bitterzoet Press.
Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Machinery, Culture Cult, and Folk Horror Revival: Corpse Roads among others.
Robert Ebinabo Fortune, num de plume, Ebi Robert, was hails from Egweama (paternal) and Obiata in Nembe (maternal), in Bayelsa state of Nigeria. He is a playwright, poet, essayist and advocate. He writes both legal and literal articles. He has written many poems too, some of which have been published both in national and international anthologies and magazines. Ebi Robert is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA. He was a Finalist in Bayelsa State Poetry and Essay Competition, 2007, Winner, E.K Okorodas poetry competition, 2015 and First runner up in the Chrysolite Bi Monthly Poetry contest, 2016.
Robin Vigfusson has an M.A from NYU in Political Science, but his real love is fiction, especially short stories. His work has appeared in The Blue Hour,
Referential Magazine and has been podcast on No Extra Words. A story of
his will be appearing in Caravel Literary Journal in December.
Ross Stager is a student of philosophy and English at the University of Minnesota and have published a few poems online at such places like Otoliths, Alimentum,
and Inner Sins, as well as a short-story for The Bacon Review. He is also a night manager and produce clerk at a small grocery store in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis. He likes to use Twitter as a micro-poetry workshop at times with the handle @RossStager
Roxanne Doty has published short stories in Forge Winter 2014 (www.forge.journal.com) and Four Chambers Literary Magazine, Issue 1, Dec. 2013, a prose poem in I70 Review Summer/Fall 2014, another story in Soundings Review Winter 2015 and Lascaux Review May, 2015. Two of her short stories were finalists in the 2012 and 2014 New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Capon Prize for Fiction.
Salaudeen, Habeeb Adebayo is a native of Shao Awonga, Kwara State, Nigeria. A poet, playwright and a Critic with great zeal for scholarship. He holds Diploma in Mass Communication, National Certificate in Education in English and Theatre arts. A graduate of Theatre and Performing arts, from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He is currently a postgraduate student of Development Communication, department of Theatre and Performing arts, ABU Zaria.
Samuel Nwokpoku Chukwudi hails from Ikwo in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He is a poet, short story writer and song writer. He has performed some of his poems in some institutions in Nigeria and in literary gatherings. He has a Nigerian Certificate in Education in English and Igbo Languages from the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo. He is a teacher of English.
Sanjeev Sethi has published three books of poetry. This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015) is his latest work. His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Sentinel Literary Pointing, Down in the Dirt magazine, AntiHeroin Chic, and elsewhere. Poems are forthcoming in Futures Trading, Drunk Monkeys, Yellow Chair Review, The Bitchin‘ Kitsch, Of/with: and Linden Avenue Literary Journal. He lives in Mumbai, India.
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found. His chapbook "Songs of a Dissident" was released in 2015 through TranscendentZero Press and is available on Amazon