Jonathan Darren Garcia is a San Antonio based writer. He was a featured poet in San Antonio’s Collective Carefest and is a Staff Contributor to PEPPER magazine. He has been published in multiple literary magazines including Royal Rose, From Whispers to Roars, Scum Gentry Alternative Arts, Beyond The Veil
David Murphy won the Seaton Fellowship for Creative Writing in 2006. He served as the editor-in-chief of Touchstone, a literary magazine published by Kansas State University. He has published most recently in The Fourth River, Papyrus, and Saint Somewhere. He lives and writes outside in a pueblo outside of Tepic, Mexico.
Erin Jamieson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the Ohio State University.
Last Night I Dreamt I Knew How to Swim
Natalie Christensen Award-winning photographer Natalie Christensen seeks the sublime in ordinary settings. Career highlights: U.S./international exhibitions; UAE Embassy culture tour delegate; Artist-in-Residence Chateau d’Orquevaux, France invitee; and publication of “007 – Natalie Christensen” by Setanta Books, London. She has work in permanent collections and has been featured in numerous fine art publications.
Amy Nelder Amy Nelder’s trompe l’oeil paintings are infused with au courant imagery. Background: UC Berkeley, FBI Academy, San Francisco Police Department Forensic Artist. Select exhibitions: Chianciano Biennale, Cape Cod Museum of Art; Haggin Museum; Coos Art Museum; de Young Museum; Walt Disney Museum; Garzoni Challenge; Chloe Gallery. Media coverage: film/press interviews.
Ocean of Sorrows
Audra Burwell is a creative writing major with a strong emphasis on fantasy-themed poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that covers universal subject matter. Her work has been published by Palaver Journal, Deep Overstock, Carcinogenic Poetry, Snapdragon Journal, Serpentine Zine Literary Magazine, and Superpresent Magazine, as well as appearing on the Do Fiction Podcast.
by Laurinda Lind Early I sat in a circleand nothing fit anything else, orwhat if I werethe extra integer thoughthe room was all right. But someonespilled lyrics loud over speakers.And what if for once I wantedthe words, the first ones later landing last, but was shyto say the story once I stayed at the center…
Silence Without Echo, Shadow and Light
Catherine Skinner Catherine Eaton Skinner (Seattle/Santa Fe) illuminates the balance of opposites, reflecting mankind’s attempts at connection. Upcoming exhibitions: Hockaday Museum and Las Cruces Museum. Skinner has an extensive global museum/gallery exhibition history, as well as works in numerous collections. Over 150 publications have featured her work. Radius Books published her monograph 108.
These Words Are For The Eyes Of The Dead
Austin is a formerly homeless, queer student originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. He currently works as a tutor at his college’s writing center and drafts grants on the side. In the past, Austin has worked as a homeless shelter organizer, a janitor, and a dishwasher. His work has been most recently published in the Works…