ISSUE 04: Eleanor – Contributors

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Charlie Boodman

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Charlie Boodman’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Madison ReviewWisconsin ReviewLullwater ReviewThe GriffinTalking RiverFirst Class, and Seltzer among other literary journals.  He teaches English in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Emma L Briant

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Emma L Briant is a freelance writer and Lecturer of Journalism Studies at Sheffield University, UK, who writes both fiction and political comment. Emma is co-author of Bad News for Refugees a critique of media coverage of refugees in the UK. She is currently working on a novel, various short stories and a non-fiction book about Anglo-American war propaganda. A selection of Emma L Briant’s published work can be seen at:

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Garrett Crowe

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Garrett Crowe currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His writing has appeared in a number of publications. You can follow him at

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Joseph Dante

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Joseph Dante is a writer from South Florida. His work has been featured in Monkeybicycle, Paste, Foxing Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is currently a reader for online literary journal Hobart. You can find his online home at, where he collects everything together and occasionally makes mix tapes for his friends like a teenager.

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Daniel Davis

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Daniel Davis is the Nonfiction Editor for The Prompt Literary Magazine.  His own work has appeared in various print and online journals.
You can find him at, or on Facebook.

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A. E. Doylle

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A. E. Doylle is young writer still somewhat riding on her childhood dream of writing professionally one day. She usually sticks to short stories and a bit of poetry, but has also dipped her pen into screen and stage writing and is currently trying to trap the idea bees buzzing around her head for long enough to turn out a novella.

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Lisa Guidarini

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Lisa Guidarini is a lover of literature; an eclectic reader. If it’s well-written, she is all over it. She reviews books, writes about reading and literature, interviews authors, edits… and is a librarian. You can see what she’s up to at Bluestalking.

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Ira Joel Haber

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Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brook­lyn New York. He is a sculp­tor, painter, book dealer, pho­tog­ra­pher and teacher. His work has been seen in numer­ous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows includ­ing sev­eral ret­ro­spec­tives of his sculp­ture. His work is in the col­lec­tions of The Whit­ney Museum Of Amer­i­can Art, New York Uni­ver­sity, The Guggen­heim Museum, The Hir­sh­horn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. His paint­ings, draw­ings and col­lages have been pub­lished in many on line and print mag­a­zines includ­ing Rock Heals, Otoliths, Winamop, Melancholia’s Tremu­lous Dread­locks, Barf­ing Frog, The Rav­ing Dove, DeComp, Foli­ate Oak, Siren, Prose Toad, Triplopia, Thieves Jar­gon, Opium, Dirt, The Cen­trifu­gal Eye, The DMQ Review, Broad­sided, Hot­met­al­press, Dou­ble Dare Press, Events Quar­terly, Unlikely Sto­ries, Couprem­ine, Cerebration,Chick Flicks, Soft­blow, Eclec­tica Mag­a­zine, Back­wards City Review, Right Hand Point­ing, Ascent Aspi­ra­tions Mag­a­zine, Brew City Mag­a­zine, Fic­tion Attic, Mastodon Den­tist, Blue Print Review, Ellipsis,The Indeli­ble Kitchen, Cricket, Ent­elechy, So To Speak, Taj Mahal Review, The Fif­teen Project, The Exter­nal­ist, Why Van­dal­ism, Mung­be­ing Mag­a­zine, Lam­i­na­tion Colony, Par­a­digm, Lily, Lit­er­ary Fever, Glass­fire Magaine,The Hous­ton Lit­er­ary Review, Lilies and Can­non­balls, Wheel­house Mag­a­zine, Terra Incog­nita, Qar­rt­siluni, The Tus­cu­lum Review, Mul­ti­de­men­tional, 34th Par­al­lel, Wood Coin, Sacra­mento Poetry, Art &Music, Anti-Poetry, Divine Dirt Quar­terly, The Mom Egg, Dis­en­thralled, Etcetera,Sea Sto­ries , Bicy­cle Review, , Down In The Dirt, Psy­chic Meat­loaf, Diverse Voices, Blue Lotus, Forge, The Front Porch Review, The Blot­ter, Bread­crumb Scabs, Guerilla Pam­phlets, Imi­ta­tion Fruit, Front Range, Con­ver­gence, Meat For Tea, Grey Spar­row Press, A Hand­ful Of Dust, Ink Filled Page,The Jour­nal Of Unlikely Ento­mol­ogy, Fre­quen­cies, Orion head­less, Mis­sive, Lit n Image, Media Virus, Spud­gun, Bare Hands, Up The Stair­case Quar­terly, Main­tenant 6 & Glass Coin. Over the years he has received three National Endow­ments For The Arts Fel­low­ship and two Pollock-Krasner grants. In 2004 he received The Adolph Got­tlieb Foun­da­tion grant and in 2010 he received a grant from Artists’ Fel­low­ship Inc. Currently he teaches art at the United Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers Retiree Pro­gram in Brooklyn.

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Hall Jameson

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Hall Jameson is a writer and fine art photographer who lives in Helena, Montana. Her writing and artwork has recently appeared, or is forthcoming in, ‘The Monarch Review’, ‘Post-Experimentalism’, ‘Redivider’, and ‘Eric’s Hysterics’. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, Hall enjoys hiking, playing the piano, and cat wrangling.

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Kurt Kamin
Writer, LO Reader

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Kurt is a braggart and a scoundrel of the lowest order. He has vagabonded China extensively and lived there on and off since 2008, which facilitated a strong grasp of written and spoken Mandarin. Since first starting his travels, Kurt has completed translations of contemporary Chinese short stories and Singaporean poetry. When he’s not out causing trouble, Kurt enjoys wandering through life and space aimlessly, writing about it when the mood strikes.

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William Leet

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William Leet recently returned to the U.S. after almost thirty years in Japan and is now living in Florida. The experiences, travel and journal notes of the years living as an expatriate in Tokyo have become fodder for a book he is currently writing. He has written and translated for the UCLA Journal of Asian Studies and his essay “Shaken” appears in the Fall 2012 issue of American Athenaeum. His story “Seed of Belief” is scheduled to appear in the December issue of The Rusty Nail and another, “The Girl with Flowers in Her Hair” in the December issue of Shadows Express.

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Doriana Maria
Photographer, Art Editor

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Growing up in a small Rhode Island town, Doriana dreamt of finding fortune in a big city. Impassioned by art and determined to explore the endlessly widening avenues and alleyways of a new life, she relocated to Chicago and studied design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Now working on the MagMIle, Doriana frequently rides her bicycle and EL Train by the lake, drawing on them for inspiration.
Though now at home in the big, second city, she remains continuously inspired by the serenity of the various suburban towns she frequents, recalling her own feelings of home.

Doriana has been working with Literary Orphans since the first issue. She is now the Art Editor for the most recent issue and shares in the collectively developing vision of the Literary Orphans staff and community.

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Deborah Nedelman

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Bio: Deborah has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and worked as a therapist for 3 decades. She is currently an MFA student at the Whidbey Writers Workshop of the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts and writes fiction and poetry. Deborah is also a certified Amherst Writers and Artists group leader and facilitates groups at:

Deborah is co-author of: Guide for Beginning Psychotherapists, published by Cambridge Press and Still Sexy After All These Years: The 9 Unspoken Truths About Women’s Sexual Desire Beyond 50 published by Perigee/Penguin. Her short fiction appears in Contemporary World Literature and Persimmon Tree, Every Writer’s Resource and Writers’ Advice and Writer’s Type . Her work has won prizes at the Short Story Smash, WICA; Narrative Magazine; Writer’s Type; and was short-listed at The Masters’ Review.   She lives in Mukilteo, Washington with her  husband and her standard poodles. She is incredibly grateful for her two children who are changing the world for the good.
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Joseph Patrick Pascale

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A stranger carrying the ghost of Daniil Kharms on the train showed Joseph Patrick Pascale the limitless potential of microfiction. A New Jersey native, his short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Instigatorzine, One Forty Fiction, The Carnage Conservatory, Trapeze Magazine, 7×20, Cuento Magazine, and other fine publications. He wrote his master’s thesis on the novels of Franz Kafka and finds that his own novels seem to remain in fragments.

You can follow his work at

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Chad Patton

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Chad Patton graduated from Grand Valley State University. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI where he teaches for TRiO Upward Bound, helps Coach a swim team, writes and brews beer. His work can be seen in ‘Specter Magazine,’ ‘Curly Red Stories’ and ‘Commas and Colons.’

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E Martin Pedersen

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E. Martin Pedersen—worldly possessions in a rucksack, one way ticket in his pocket—left San Francisco some thirty years ago to seek his fortune. He found it in the odd town of Messina, Sicily, Italy, where he’s lived ever since. At the local university he teaches English language, composition, translation and literature. His academic writing won the EdPress award in 1997, and his unpublished novel, Heal Thyself, won the novel award at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference 2008. Excerpts from his two finished novels were printed in American Athenaeum and North Atlantic Review. As a boy his favorite author was James Thurber, as may be evident in “A Comic Love Story”.

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Stephen V. Ramey

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Stephen V. Ramey lives in beautiful New Castle, Pennsylvania, home to not one, but two international pyrotechnics manufacturers. His fiction has appeared in various places, most recently scissors and spackle, Spilling Ink Review, and Pure Slush. He edits the annual Triangulation anthology from Parsec Ink, and the twitterzine, trapeze. He blogs about that process at

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Miriam Sagan

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Miriam Sagan is the author of twenty-five books, including the poetry collection MAP OF THE POST (University of New Mexico Press.) She founded and directs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Her blog is Miriam’s Well. In 2010, she won the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts.

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Conor Smart

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Conor Smart was born in a tiny village on the east coast of Scotland where he learned to jump rivers and fall out of trees. After two years as a teaching assistant in Beijing he returned to the UK to study Paediatric Nursing. He is currently writing his first novel for children.

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Eli Wallis

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Eli Wallis spends too much time with Pleiades.

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Bill Yarrow

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Bill Yarrow is the author of Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012). His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including PANK, Poetry International, DIAGRAM, and Lost in Thought. He is a poetry editor at THIS Literary Magazine. He lives in Illinois.

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