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 A. JOSEPH BLACK is from Carnlough, Ireland and writes short stories and flash fictions. Thirty of his pieces can be found online, in literary magazines and in print anthologies. He is irrationally suspicious of the description “writer” and considers himself instead to be a storyteller. You can visit him at  

ALEXIS J REED is a UK based writer whose first novel, Searching For You, is available on Amazon. Her short fiction has been published in the UK and abroad and she has been shortlisted for the Aeon Award for speculative fiction twice. She can be found on Twitter @alexisjreed.

ANDREW HOOK is a UK writer who has had over 120 short stories published and has nine books in print. His most recent publications are the neo-noir crime novel, “Church Of Wire”,
 and — as editor — an anthology of punk-inspired stories, titled “punkPunk!”. His fifth collection of short fiction, “Human Maps”, was published by Eibonvale Press in 2016. He is an editor for Salò Press, and can be found at

ARMEL DAGORN is a 32-year-old Frenchman living in Nantes after 7 years in Ireland. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Tin House online, The Stinging Fly, and Unthology. His short story collection Eternal Dreamers of Greener Grass will be out in early 2018 from The Penny Dreadful Press.

BARRY LEE THOMPSON is published in Australia and overseas, and his short fiction has been recognised in a number of literary awards and competitions. The development of his first collection of work is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and Varuna, the National Writers House. Visit for more.

CHLOE TURNER is a short-story writer
 who lives with her husband and children in Wotton-under-Edge, a small market town on the edge of the English Cotswolds, which probably hasn’t changed much since it first entered the record in 940 AD. You can find Chloe on Twitter at @turnerpen2paper.

EMILIE MORSCHECK is the young Australian author of the award winning short stories ‘What can your demon do for you?’ and ‘The Girl Who Was the Forest’. Her online works, including the novel Half-Fay, have received over 40,000 reads from around the world. She is a frequent participant in National Novel Writing Month and is an avid reader of the fantasy genre.

FIKRET PAJALIC came to Melbourne as a refugee and learnt English in his mid-twenties. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in USA journals Hotel Amerika, Minnesota Review, Nashville Review, Wisconsin Review, Antipodes, Fjords Review, Sheepshead Review, Bop Dead City and in Australia in Meanjin, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, Etchings, Sleepers, The Big Issue and others.

JOHN D RUTTER lives in Lancashire, England. He writes short stories and teaches. He has been widely published in magazines, newspapers, online forums and anthologies.

KAY KERR is an ex-community newspaper journalist and editor, now freelance writer and author living on the Sunshine Coast. Find more of her work at

LAURA MCPHEE-BROWNE is a writer and social worker from Melbourne. She is currently working on her first short story collection that will explore the beauty of the abject, and links to her published work can be found at She tweets prose often @laurahelenmb.

LOCHLAN BLOOM is a British novelist, screenwriter and short-story writer. He is the author of the novel, The Wave, published by Dead Ink Books as part of their New Voices series as well as the novella Trade. He has written for Slant Magazine, BBC Radio, Litro Magazine, Porcelain Film, IronBox Films, The Metropolist, EIU,  H+ Magazine, Palladium Magazine and Calliope, the official publication of the Writers’ Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, amongst others. For more visit:

MARGARET PEARCE was launched on an unsuspecting commercial world as a typist/stenographer and ended up copywriting in an advertising agency. Taking to writing instead of drink when raising children,
 she began to get her children’s and teenage novels published, explaining that you never run out of material when knee deep in children. She completed an Arts Degree at Monash university as a mature age student and lurks in an underground flat in the hills still writing.

RACHEL CAMPBELL ZAINO was born in York in 1976, with English, Scottish, Italian and Australian ancestry. She began writing at an early age. First published at the age of 18 Rachel’s work has since been published in over 60 anthologies in the UK, US and Australia. She still lives in her hometown of York where she works full-time as a PA, whilst dreaming of one day working full-time as
 a writer. Rachel’s other loves are photography, music, spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and rummaging in charity and vintage shops for that ultimate bargain!

RAMON LOYOLA writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and is the author of four books of poetry: Not Poems, Just Words (2014, MoshPit), I Look For You In Other Truths (2014, MoshPit), The Heaving Pavement (2015, MoshPit) and Swells in Tiny Rooms (2016, Blank Rune Press). His writing has appeared in various online and print publications in Australia and overseas. He is currently co-editor of the Discoursing Diaspora project of the creative arts journal Verity La. He lives in Sydney's Newtown and works as a lawyer and legal author.

SJ FINN is an Australian writer. Her latest novel is Down to the River. She can be found at 

TERRI-ANN SHERWOOD is a Yorkshire born fiction writer and poet. She lived and worked on the outskirts of London for a number of years before settling on the edge of the beautiful Peak District in Derbyshire, UK where she now resides with her wife and son. Terri-Ann is currently working on her first novel. 'London Lies’ is her first published piece of fiction.

W<J>P NEWNHAM is the winner of the 2016 ‘The Lifted Brow’ Experimental Non- Fiction Prize as well as a highly-commended award in the 2016 Stringy Bark Stories times past anthology. His stories have been published both nationally and internationally in Nocturnal Submissions, Overland, Meanjin[2], Westerly, as EBooks by Write Out Publishing[2], as spoken word by The Casket of Fictional Delights, Abstract Mag, Mad Swirl, Full of Crow[2], Gapped Tooth Madness, Horror Sleaze Trash[10+], Going Down Swinging, Street Cake, Synch-Chaos, Storgy, Gone Lawn, and others.

W<J>P Newnham lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and 2 blue-heelers.

ADAM TRODD lives and works in Dublin. His fiction and poetry have appeared in publications such as The Irish Times, The Incubator Journal, Crannóg Magazine, Banshee, The Molotov Cocktail, The Caterpillar and the National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology. @A_Trodd

ALAN CORNELL is a Melbourne-based writer who writes articles and advertising copy for a living, and lots of other stuff for pleasure. Fiction. Children’s stories. Songs. Sketches. Published works include first novel The Gentle Art of Tossing, comic short story collection Living With the Trotts, short stories for various literary journals and collections, a musical titled Open Season and a monthly column for the Warrandyte Diary. 

ANDREW BLACKMAN is a former Wall Street Journal staff writer, now working as a freelance journalist and novelist while travelling full-time around Europe. He also works remotely as a copy editor for Melbourne tech firm Envato and hopes to visit the city one day. He's had two novels published in the UK, and has won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and been shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. He blogs about writing and books at 

KILBY ALLEN is an American writer and professor, currently in the middle of moving to New Orleans. She is the author of the chapbook, The Inaudible Frequency of Longing (Little A), and her work has appeared most recently in CutBank, Greatist, and The Potomac Review. Please visit her at 

MARK MAYES has published numerous stories and poems in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio, and he has been shortlisted for various literary prizes, including The Bridport Prize. His debut novel, The Gift Maker, was published by Urbane Publications in February 2017. 

MICHAEL DENOON-SLATER currently works in finance but has realised he wants something tangible to pass on to his young children. He began writing short stories in 2016 as a way to ‘learn the craft’ and as since written over twenty. He lived in Asia for ten years and travelled extensively. He is a Cantonese and Russian speaker and is working on a fictional account of anti-piracy and anti-smuggling in Asia, which is drawn from his experiences working as a Royal Navy officer in the early 90’s in Hong Kong.