Ying-kit Chan is a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton
University. He has published several articles on late Qing China and postcolonial
Singapore in academic journals, and is researching the federalist movement in Qing-
Republican Guangdong Province.
Alan Girling teaches college in Vancouver, Canada, and writes mainly poetry and fiction.
His work has appeared in journals and anthologies, heard on the radio, at many live
readings, even seen in local shop windows. In his spare time, he helps promote the written
word through his work with the Royal City Literary Arts Society in New Westminster, B.C.
Christine Jackson teaches literature and creative writing at a South Florida university. She
also presents creative writing workshops for local writing communities. Her poetry has
been published in print and online publications, including The Sandy River Review, Shot Glass
Journal, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, and A Quiet Courage.
Meagan Lucas is a Canadian writer, living in the mountains of North Carolina. She is
a wife, a mother and a handful of other things that never seem to stick. Her stories have
been published in The City Quill and Degenerate Literature. Meagan whines a lot about craving
carbs and finishing her novel at www.meaganlucas.com
Pat Murphy McClelland
Pat Murphy McClelland is a native of New England and a California transplant. Her
poems appear in: Chronicles of Eve (Paper Swans Press, 2016); Caravel Literary Arts Journal;
Snapdragon Literary Journal; ARAS Connections: Image and Archetype; Altadena Poetry Review; Feile-Festa Literary Journal; Atlas Poetica; and a chapbook, Turnings. She has published several
children’s books, and taught creative writing workshops in LA and “Writing for Healing”
at the UC/SF Comprehensive Cancer Center. Long-time passing, she has been revising a
memoir, “The Masks of Grief.”
Agathe is a modern day nomad, splitting her time between Brussels, Warsaw and Berlin.
She holds degrees in economics from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
and politics from the London School of Economics (UK), and recently left her job in
consulting to focus on writing, travelling and yoga.
Julie Rea’s work has been published in several places, including The Intima: A Journal of
Narrative Medicine, The Otter and Vol. 1 of Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women. Her essay
“Keying a Car” will be published in Vol. 6 of The Nude Bruce Review. She is a graduate
of the City College M.F.A. Creative Writing Program and the N.Y.U. School of Law.
Currently, she lives in the Philadelphia area and writes about life in a wheelchair and other
Katie Rendon Kahn
Katie Rendon Kahn lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she chases adventure and
poetry prompts with her children. Her poems have appeared in Blackwater Review, Broken
Publications, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Barefoot Review, Rising Phoenix Press, Poetry Breakfast, The Panhandle Focus, and various blogs. Kahn won the Blackwater Review’s Editor’s Prize in 2012
and 2014. She and her 11-year-old daughter have written a children's book series called,
World Adventures, focusing on the acceptance of other cultures. Kahn also self-published
her first poetry collection titled, “Phantom Limbs,” in 2014.
Barbara Ridley was born in England but has lived in California for over 30 years. After
a successful career as a nurse practitioner, she is now focused on creative writing. She has
completed a novel set in Europe during WWII. Her work has appeared in The Clockhouse
Review, The East Bay Monthly, the Writers Workshop Review, Still Crazy, Ars Medica and The
Copperfield Review. She can be followed at www.barbararidley.com
Zel moved to Berlin to become a philosopher, a writer and a Weissbier addict. So
far, Weissbier part is going as planned. Zel publishes his works on a personal blog, a
professional YouTube channel and a crappy Youtube channel. Sometimes people invite
Zel to give various talks, which, as any aspiring philosopher, he is delighted to give for free.
And don’t be fooled, this short bio was also written by Zel, it is in the 3rd person because
editor asked him to do so. Which probably puts him in the same category as selfie stick
Devin Taylor studies English and Creative Writing at Washington College. His work can
be found in The Poeming Pigeon, In Between Hangovers, The Lake (UK), and Silicon
Heart Zine. He has forthcoming publications in Gargoyle, Five 2 One, MUSH/MUM,
and Pure Slush. He plays bass and electric kazoo for the DC area band Knuckleberry Finn