Contributors Issue No. 6

Sarah Elise Abramson is an American fine art contemporary photographer who lives and works out of San Pedro, CA. She is inspired by the things that live in between – the odd, offbeat, and ambiguous – and is drawn to spaces of otherness, the grey areas of life, and things that cannot easily be labeled. She is an avid collector of all things strange and idiosyncratic, and she often incorporates these things in her work. Abramson has shown throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her website is You can also find her on Instagram @slow_toast.

Marlena Maduro Baraf was born in Panama and lives and works in New York. She studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles and at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She blogs the Soy/Somos series with Latino Voices at the Huffington Post. Her writing has also appeared in the Westchester Review and Blue Lyra Review.

Gillian Cummings is the author of My Dim Aviary, chosen as the winner of the 2015 Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press and forthcoming in November 2016. Her poems have appeared in Boulevard, the Crab Orchard Review, The Cream City Review, The Laurel Review, The Paris-American, in other journals and in the anthology Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke (Tupelo Press, 2013). She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence.

Wu Chi-Tsung was born in Taipei, Taiwan (1981), and currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Wu received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2004. His work, in which he devotes great attention to the methods used in producing and interpreting images, spans across different media, including photography, video, installation art, painting and set design. He received the top prize of the Taipei Arts Award (2003), was short-listed for the “Artes Mundi” (2006), received the “WRO Media Art Biannual Award of Critics and Editors of Art Magazines” (2013), and was short-listed for the “Prudential Eye Awards” (2015). More information and artwork can be found on his website:

Ellie Davies lives in London and works in UK forests.  She gained her Photography MA (2008) from London College of Communication. Shows in 2015 include ‘Outside’ at A-Galerie Paris, ‘Stars’ a solo exhibition at The Sophie Maree Gallery in The Hague, and ‘The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition’ 2015. Recent interviews include Cercle Magazine France, Hunger Magazine, Mull It Over, Urbanautica, Feature Shoot, The LA Times, Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, Blow and Doc! Magazine.

Rebecca Dinerstein holds a B.A. from Yale and an MFA from New York University, where she was a Jaffe Graduate Fellow. Her poetry collection Lofoten was published in 2012 and her highly acclaimed debut novel, The Sunlit Night,in 2015.  Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York TimesThe Guardian, and The New Yorker online, among others.

Meredith Doench teaches writing at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in literary journals such as Hayden’s Ferry ReviewWomen’s Studies Quarterly, and Gertrude. She served as a fiction editor at Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature and Photography and her first crime thriller, Crossed, was published by Bold Strokes Books in August 2015.  Her second, Forsaken Trust will be released in early 2017.

Allie Gove lives in Sacramento, CA and writes both poetry and fiction. She currently attends CSUS and is a board member at the Sacramento Poetry Center. Her work has been featured in or is forthcoming from The Fat City Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Words Dance, Milkfist, The Bookends Review, Miscellany and the San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology Volume 9.

Ingrid Haring-Mendes has lived in East Africa, Europe, and Canada. In her writing, she takes inspiration from her experiences around the world. She is currently working on a coming-of-age novel about a gifted painter and the trials she goes through to claim her artisthood.

Amber Colleen Hart is a graduate of WRITE, Middle Tennessee State University’s creative writing program. Her short stories have been published in Neon, Cheat River Review, Storgy, Gravel, and The Danforth Review. Amber’s debut short story collection, No Landscape Lasts Forever, will be released May 2016 through Excalibur Press.

Michelle Lewis has written essays and reviews for The Gettysburg Review, Poet Lore, and White Chicken Blog of Poetry and Poetics, among others. You can find her most recent poetry in Jet Fuel Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Requited (March 2016), The Feminist Wire (February 2016), The Indiana Review (Summer 2016) and The Bennington Review (Fall 2016). She is also the author of a forthcoming chapbook, Who Will Be Frenchy? (dancing girl press, Fall 2016). She lives in Maine.

MARICAMA (birth name: Maria Camia) is a(n) Artist/Writer who creates fantastical, playful, spiritual work. She focuses on the highest potential of society and rewiring the brain with a new, more loving subconscious through a wide range of media: comics, illustrations, paintings, puppets, video, music, and theatrical performance. Through her silly ploys, she is deeply committed to the evolution of a higher consciousness. She is currently a first year Theater grad and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media.

Chrissy Martin is a first-year poetry student in the MFA program at Columbia College Chicago. She is an editorial board member and blog editor for Columbia Poetry Review. She is also a recent graduate of The University of Akron where she received her BS in English with minors in Creative Writing, Women’s Students, and Popular Literature and Film. Her work has previously appeared in AshBelt and Polaris.

Honor McElroy lives and teaches in Santo Domingo with her husband and son.  Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Citron Review, Main Street Rag, and the OAH Magazine of History.

Hayley Aviva Silverman is an artist living in New York. Her working method is interdisciplinary and recent projects have taken form as sculpture, photography, and theatre. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 in Interdisciplinary Sculptural Studies. Her work, which has been analogized to a procedure of cathexis–investing objects with pathos and spirit– has been presented at SculptureCenter, Venice Biennial, Queens Museum of Art and can be viewed currently at MoMa PS1’s “Greater NY.” Her work can be found on her website:

Yeon Ji Yoo immigrated to the United States from South Korea with her family in 1982. Most of her knowledge of her mother country and the rural farmland she was born on are locked in memories from her childhood. As a result, her work today is indelibly marked by her remembrances and the childlike awe which shaped them. After earning her BFA at the Cooper Union, Yoo became an arts educator. In 2005, Yoo earned her MFA in New Forms at the Pratt Institute. She augmented her knowledge base by earning her M.S. in Environmental Science at the College of Staten Island in 2007 and continues her personal and artistic pursuit showing in New York. Her studio is based in Red Hook, Brooklyn.