ISSUE 01: Babe – Contributors

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Gary Anderson

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Gary Anderson is a full-time assessment specialist living and working in New Jersey. His poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of magazines, including Fiddlehead, Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Event, Berg Gasse 19, Umbrella Factory, and CV2. His first novel, Animal Magnet, was published in July 2011 by Emmerson Street Press in Thunder Bay. His second novel, Best of All Possible Worlds, is published by Wordsworth Greenwich Press as of May 2012.

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Jeffrey S Callico

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Jeffrey S. Callico hails from Atlanta but one day wants to live in Maine. Until then he plans on driving around town looking for a place to park. His work has appeared in several online and print publications, including FRiGG Magazine, The Prose-Poem Project, Gloom Cupboard, A-Minor Magazine, The Legendary, Apocrypha and Abstractions, and most recently The Stray Branch. His chapbooks include Early Trouble, Ceilings, Rough Travel, Semantics, People = Bus and The Well-Dressed Drunk. He is currently the editor of Negative Suck, a magazine for writers and artists who don’t suck. His website is at

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Mikhial Carter

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Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Mikhail Carter is just a simple man with a simple camera. Visit him at POINT & CLICK PHILISTINE and see the things that he sees.

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James Claffey

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James Claffey hails from County Westmeath, Ireland, and lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, CA, with his wife, the writer and artist, Maureen Foley, their daughter, Maisie, and Australian cattle-dog, Rua. He is the winner of the Linnet’s Wings Audio Prose Competition. He received his MFA from Louisiana State University, where he was awarded the Kent Gramm Prize for Non-Fiction. His work appears in many places including The New Orleans Review, Connotation Press, A-Minor Magazine, Molotov Cocktail, and Gone Lawn. You can read him at

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Joe Clifford

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Joe Clifford is the producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA.

His work has appeared in Big Bridge, the Bryant Review, the Connecticut Review, Drunken Boat, Fringe, Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Word Riot, and Underground Voices, among others.

Joe’s writing can be found at

He has been to jail, but never prison.

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Joanna Delooze

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Joanna Delooze is an ex-pat New Yorker now living in the Northwest of England. When she isn’t trying to juggle 2 wild boys, a hyper border collie, a very supportive husband and an untidy house, she can be found chairing Wire Writers Warrington, a group of charming people who put her to shame with their talents. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy and in fiction she can kill people without any responsibility. This has saved the lives of her husband & children on many occasions.

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Ryan Everett Felton

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Ryan Everett Felton is a Creative Writing student from Indianapolis. He is the writer of a novel called Face Time With Timeface, a locally-published cartoonist, and occasionally a screenwriter. To date, he has been the recipient of two writing awards: one in 2010 for a short mystery story, and before that, an inkjet-printer certificate from NASA (at age eight), for creating an outstanding mnemonic device for memorizing the moons of Jupiter.

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Cheryl Anne Gardner

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Cheryl Anne Gardner prefers writing stories to writing bios because she always seems to forget what point of view she is in. When she isn’t writing, she likes to chase marbles on a glass floor, eat lint, play with sharp objects, and make taxidermy dioramas with dead flies. If you want to leave her a message, you will have to leave it with the nurse at the front desk. Visiting hours are over. You can find her at

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Faith Gardner

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Faith lives on the moon. She has had stories published in places like the New Yorker and the toilet paper in your bathroom. She is a pathological liar. Maybe she has a website and maybe it is

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Kyle Hemmings

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Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Cat People (Scars), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), Anime Junkie (Scars) and Tokyo Girls in Science Fiction (NAP). His latest ebook is You Never Die in Wholes from Good Story Press. He blogs at

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Gill Hoffs

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Gill Hoffs lives on the west coast of Scotland, somewhere between the hills and the sea. Her fiction and nonfiction have won several prizes, and her second novel, In her skin, was recommended for shortlisting for the 2011 Virginia Prize. She has stories in the soon-to-be-released Notausgang and Gorge anthologies from Pure Slush as well as Wild, a collection of her fiction and nonfiction out soon from the same.

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Jayme Joyce
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Jayme Joyce hails from Chicago. Trained as a cinematographer, fiction writer, and art history critic, she applies all her know-how to help run the video production company she co-owns, Joone Studios. She has the coolest brother in the world.

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Joel Kopplin

Joel Kopplin’s stories have been in places like Nap, Housefire, and Apt. His novella Spaces is now available from Outpost19. He lives and teaches in La Crosse, WI.

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Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

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Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her partner of five and a half years, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home.

When not teaching, Veronica writes for Flash Fiction Friday and Lily Childs’ Friday Prediction. She has also been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, and the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press.

Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction–”the last two years have been a roller coaster!” Veronica counts among her mentors-Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin and Joyce Juzwik. She is currently working on her first novel–a memoir.

Veronica’s writings can be found at:

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John Maloof

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John Maloof supposes you can call him a street photographer. He always has a camera with him to document interesting moments or stories he happens across in life. He’s not a commercial photographer and not interested in becoming one. Photography is a personal obsession for him. Follow him on Twitter.

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Peter Marra

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Peter Marra lived in the East Village, New York from 1979 until 1993 at the height of the punk–no wave rebellion. Peter has had a lifelong fascination with Surrealism, Dadaism, and Symbolism, some of his favorite writers being Paul Eluard, Arthur Rimbaud, Tristan Tzara, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry Miller. His favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Felicien Rops, Dante Rossetti and Amedeo Modigliani. Peter also cites Roger Corman and Russ Meyer as influences. He has had approximately 100 poems and several short stories published either in print or online. His poems explore alienation, addiction, love, the havoc that secrets can wreak and obsessions, often recounted in an oneiric filmic haze. He wishes to find new methods of description and language manipulation spun and wrapped in frenzy. His work has appeared in over 30 journals and he is currently working on his 1st collection of poems. He dreams while awake. Peter currently resides in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

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Neila Mezynski

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Neila Mezynski is author of Glimpses and A Story (2013) from Scrambler Books, a pamphlet (Girls In Trees) from Greying Ghost Press, echapbooks from Radioactive Press (Yellow Fringe Dress)  and Patasola Press (The Pure Girl) , chapbooks from Folded Word Press, (Men Who Understand Girls, 2012), Nap Chapbook, (Floaters , 2012) , Deadly Chaps Press, (Dancers On Rock [2011], Warriors  [2013]), Mud Luscious Press (At The Beach 2011).

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Luca Penne

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Luca Penne builds barns when he can, and runs a ski lift in the winter, when and if there’s snow. He lives in West Lebanon NH, and has published his prose poems in many journals, including 2River View, Furnace, Otoliths, and New Mexico Poetry review.

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Claire Podulka

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Claire Podulka is a writer and editor based in Albany Park, Chicago. She is also the co-founder of your favorite new travel blog

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Emily Smith-Miller
Writer, Poetry Editor

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Emily Smith-Miller, aka DeadEndEmily, is a writer from Austin, Texas. She has been published in Thirteen Myna Birds, Death Head Grin, Negative Suck and others. She likes being covered in fake blood and watching Vincent Price movies. She hunts zombies in her spare time and is the Contributing Executive Editor and founder of the horror blog The Carnage Conservatory. She’s probably evil and likes to bite. Her personal work can be found at:

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