Jim’s individual works have been featured in The Good Men Project, The Other Journal, Press 1, Vain Magazine, Fire Magazine and others. He holds an MFA in Prose and Poetry from Goddard College and is the founding editor of Torches n’ Pitchforks online literary journal.

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Paul Grimsley has appeared in Issue 1 of ‘Showcase Press Poetry Journal’; Issue 1 of ‘Out Of The Gutter’; Issue 4 of ‘Throwragmag’; Number 4 of ‘Dark Lady Poetry’; and #1 of Weaponizer Quarterly. Writer, Prizefighter, Caffeine-Inspired All-Nighter. Tabloid mouth, broadsheet mind.

Victoria Tudor

Amber Victoria Tudor has been published in Writers Café Anthology 2006 and will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of Glint Magazine. She is the founding editor of Dark Lady Poetry.


Ben Keenan loves words. Clever words like Compartmentalize and delicious words like Doughnut.  The birth of his first child prompted Ben to write some of these words down on paper which lead to the creation of dozens of bedtime stories.  Ben now has two children, a boy named Tom and a girl named Molly, lives in England with them, and their awesome mum whose name is Jenna. They also have a fish named Toby.


Natasha Szmidt is a 26-year-old self-taught watercolorist and illustrator. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and currently lives in Florida.
As a child, she grew up in a household of artists, and started drawing by the age of two. She hasn’t stopped since.
She also enjoys writing and crafting.


Barry Edwards was born in the year of punk in the west midlands, UK. Growing up in the desolate Thatcher years of government, the genocide of the lower classes and the obscenity of the super rich led him to take two paths; one, a political activist determined to make society fairer for all… the other, immersing in a romantic rock n roll dreamland based upon his experiences touring with rock n roll/punk bands from his teenage years to the present day.


Copywriter by day, author and blogger by night, Brandon Scott would be the first to tell you that his fiction is dark. Super dark. From the first day he realized he could both be flippant and disturbing in his fiction, he’s been trying to see where the line is.

But, on the off occasions that he is not holed up somewhere busy writing and editing, you can find him wandering around wearing a jacket regardless of the temperature outside or modifying perfectly functional recipes to include hot sauce. He resides in Florida where wishes he wasn’t allergic to cats.


Jamie Houghton is a poet, musician and teaching artist living in Portland, Oregon. Her poetry has been featured online at qarrtsiluni, Abramelin, Picaroon and Tribe Magazine‘s micro publication, Thief, and her book reviews can be found at High Desert Journal.

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Jessica Mehta

Jessica Mehta

Jessica (Tyner) Mehta is a Cherokee poet, novelist, and storyteller. She’s the author of five collections of poetry including the forthcoming Constellations of My Body, Secret-Telling Bones, Orygun, What Makes an Always, and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo as well as the novel The Wrong Kind of Indian. She’s been awarded the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Prize in Poetry, and numerous poet-in-residencies posts including positions at Hosking Houses Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, Paris Lit Up in France, and the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, NM. Jessica is the owner of a multi-award winning writing services business, MehtaFor, and is the founder of the Get it Ohm! karma yoga movement. Visit Jessica’s author site at