Christopher Lloyd (he/him) teaches and writes on contemporary US culture. He is the author of the micro-chap PUT MY HEART DOWN (Ghost City Press, 2021) and has published poems and stories in Fruit Journal, Impossible Archetype, FEED and elsewhere. Christopher lives in the UK and tweets @clloyd9.
Originally from the Midwest, Janine Blue’s prose and hybrid work intertwine feminism, queer culture, and critical race theory. Likewise, her work highlights matters such as police brutality and mental health. As a queer Black female, her intersectional identity is embedded into her writing regardless of the medium or subject matter.
Jillian A. Fantin
Jillian A. Fantin (they/them) is an MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame. They are the recipient of a 2021 Poet Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and their poetry is published or forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, Entropy, Secouth Station, TIMBER, and elsewhere.
Jacob R. Butlett
Jacob Butlett (he/him) is an award-winning gay author with an A.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.A. in Creative Writing. Some of his work has been published in The MacGuffin, Panoply, Cacti Fur, COUNTERCLOCK, Rat’s Ass Review, Ghost City Review, Lunch Ticket, Rabid Oak, Into the Void, and plain china.
Nadine Klassen (she/her) is a German poet, living in her hometown. Her work focuses on mental health, trauma, relationships and identity. It has been published by Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Anti-Heroin Chic, Olney and others. She likes to write the occasional song, crochet sweaters with puffy sleeves or paint.Instagram: nadineklassen.writer
KB is a Black trans miracle. They are the author of How To Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022) and Freedom House (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2023). Follow them on twitter or instagram at @earthtokb.
Diana Forgione is a non-binary writer and workshop facilitator in the Northwest region. Diana uses poetry to examine the underlying nature of humanity as it’s experienced; attempting to discern the essence of love, trauma, lust, and queerness. They are the Co-Founder of Death Rattle Writers Festival, Head Editor for lit-mag OROBORO, and judge for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. They have read their work with Zines & Things, Ghost & Projectors, and Unchaste Readers. Their work can be found at Reality Beach and The Cabin among other places.
M.R. “Chibbi” Orduña
M.R. “Chibbi” Orduña (he/they) is a Mexican-born, Texas-raised queer poet and actor, the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, a founding member of Write About Now, Director and co-host of the Words and Sh*t virtual talk show and podcast, and 2-time San Antonio Slam Champion. He has self-published 2 books and was the co-editor of the anthology Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out (Flowersong Press, 2020). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Texas Review, The Acentos Review, Defunkt, Voices de la Luna, The Latino Book Review Magazine, The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Wax Nine, We Are Mitu, George Takei, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. You can follow him on IG @gemineyes and Twitter @gemineyespoetry.
Marisa P. Clark
Marisa P. Clark is a queer writer who grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and came out in Atlanta. Her prose and poetry appear in Shenandoah, Cream City Review, Nimrod, Epiphany, Foglifter, Rust + Moth, Texas Review, Folio,and elsewhere. Best American Essays 2011 recognized her creative nonfiction among its Notable Essays. A fiction reader for New England Review, she lives in New Mexico with three parrots, two dogs, and whatever wildlife and strays stop to visit. Follow @Professor_Gaga.
Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in London Grip, Sage Cigarettes, and Sin Fronteras, among others.