Contributors Issue No. 3

Liana Vrajitoru Andreasen is originally from Romania and currently lives in McAllen, TX where she is an Associate Professor at South Texas College. She has published stories in Fiction International, The Raven Chronicles, Calliope, Weave, Scintilla, The Horror Zine, The Willow Review, Mobius, a Journal of Social Change, Interstice, and others. She received two Pushcart nominations (for fiction and for translation work).

Elena Botts grew up in the DC metro area and currently attends college in New York. She’s been published in over twenty literary magazines in the past few years. Her visual art has won her several awards. Go too-mourning-dove.tumblr.comto see her latest artwork.

Allen Forrest is a graphic artist and painter born in Canada and bred in the U.S. He has created cover art and illustrations for literary publications and books. He is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection.

Thomas Gillaspy is a northern California based photographer with an interest in urban minimalism. His work has appeared in numerous magazines including the literary journals Compose, DMQ Review, and Citron Review. Check out his website at

Chris Holdaway is a poet, editor, & linguist from New Zealand. He is a director of Compound Press, a candidate in the MFA programme at the University of Notre Dame. He received his MA(Hons) in linguistics from the University of Auckland, where he also studied cosmology & astrophysics. Recent work appears in Heavy Feather Review, Sweet Mammalian, & brief.

Sierra Jacob is a MFA candidate at the University of Montana, where she received the Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship for poetry. As a third generation Indo, born and raised in Hawai`i, she is interested in how we learn to navigate colonized spaces. Her poetry has appeared in Jeopardy Magazine, InkSpeak Magazine, and Hot Toddy Magazine

Amanda Lewan is a writer based in Detroit. She is founder and editor of the online publication Her creative work has been featured in The Nation, About Place Journal, Niche Literary Review, and more. She is currently working on a collection of essays on Detroit. Follow her work at

Greta Moran lives and writes with the help of cider donuts in Portland, Maine. She is a recent English graduate of Reed College. Her main goal in life is to not be like a salmon, swimming upstream just to spawn and die.

Pamela Petro is the author of three place-based books of creative nonfiction, and is also a photographer and installation artist. She teaches creative writing at Smith College and on Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. The essay “Erosion” is included in her artist’s book AfterShadows: A Grand Canyon Narrative (2015), which is based on her artist’s residency at Grand Canyon National Park.

Ana Prundaru is a translator based in Switzerland. Her recent writing and art have appeared or are forthcoming in Souvenir Lit Journal, Up the Staircase, CutBank and Tishman Review. She can be found online at:

Kate Salvi is an internationally known artist who has been exhibiting and selling her photographs and paintings everywhere from Providence to NYC to Germany for about five years. After she received the People’s Choice Award at Chabot Fine Art Gallery in June 2005, Kate decided to expand her photo greeting card company. They are now sold in 23 flower shops & boutiques throughout RI where she currently resides. Most recently, Kate has been published in International magazines and literary journals like Litro out of London to NW Creative Magazine based out of Seattle. 25 of her images are also sold on coasters and trivets by a company called Paisley and Parsley based out of Vancouver. Her next exhibit will be a digital painting in NYC at Gallery La La in SoHo in March/April 2015. You may view her exhibits, diverse portfolio of photos and abstract paintings, publications and donations @

Aaron Stanley an artist that mainly works in the field of abstract painting. To him, abstract art is defined as art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shape, form, color, value, line, and texture.

Gray Tolhurst is an artist/writer currently based in San Francisco, CA where he lives in an old convent. He holds an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University where he is the poetry editor of Fourteen Hills Literary Review. He also runs (with Rickey Lee Bauman) Harmonium Press which publishes a biannual magazine ( and limited edition chapbooks. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Comma Poetry, S/Word, Mission at Tenth, Fjords Review and Switchback. His artwork can be found on