spencer k.m. brown
Spencer K. M. Brown is the recipient of the 2016 Penelope Niven Award and the 2018 Flying South Fiction Prize. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Scalawag, Empty Sink, Prime Number, Flash Fiction Magazine, and more. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife and son. Move Over Mountain is his debut novel.
Alexander Carver is an author, screenwriter, and playwright, originally from Radnor, Pennsylvania. His stories have been published in such literary magazines as: ZYZZYVA, Foliate Oak, The Southern Pacific Review, The Satirist, Dark Matter, and The Writing Disorder. Razor Literary Magazine selected his story "Uber Trouble" as a prize winner in it's annual short story contest. His first feature film is set for production next Fall and O Jackie! is his debut novel. Today, Alexander lives in Santa Monica, California with his beloved wife, Elise, and his nemesis, her pet rabbit, Lucy.
Jonathan Jones lives and works in Rome where he teaches at John Cabot University. When not writing he is usually studying for his PhD, or watching and following anything to do with Liverpool F.C.
He has had several poems and short stories published in Isthmus, Washington Square Review, Iota, East Jasmine Review, The Dr T.J. Eckleburg Review, and Negative Capability Press among others.
J S Khan has published fiction in a wide array of literary journals, including Post Road Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Yalobusha Review, and Woven Tale Press. A runaway sailor, Khan has composed suicide notes for a living, worked on the railroad, peddled chemical fantasies, and operated a snow plow. He completed a bachelor's degree with a double major in philosophy and history at the University of North Texas and received an M.F.A. in creative writing at Emerson College. His short story, "You Are Being Hijacked," received the Bambi Holmes Award for Fiction after its publication in Fourteen Hills.
Dave Newman is the author of seven books, including East Pittsburgh Downlow (J. New Books, 2019), the novella Sammy Drinks Canned Beer (White Gorilla Press, forthcoming 2020), The Poem Factory (White Gorilla Press, 2015), the novels Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children (Writers Tribe Books, 2012), Two Small Birds (Writers Tribe Books, 2014), Please Don’t Shoot Anyone Tonight (World Parade, 2010) and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Gulf Stream, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Belt, the legendary Nerve Cowboy, Smokelong Quarterly, Ambit (U.K.), Tears in the Fence (U.K.), The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and many other places. He appeared in the PBS documentary narrated by Rick Sebak about Pittsburgh writers. Winner of numerous awards, including the Andre Dubus Novella Prize, he lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children. He works in medical research, serving elders.
Novelist, short story writer and poet Neil Randall is heavily influenced by classic authors such as Hubert Selby Jnr, John Cheever and Raymond Carver as well as contemporary writers such as Haruki Murakami, Roberto Bolano, Olga Grushin and Paul Auster.
He wants to write bizarre compelling stories about normal everyday people and situations, where the reader doesn’t know what’s coming on the next page.
His shorter fiction and poetry has been published in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.