Issue 141 Contributors

Gotham Mamik
Gotham Mamik’s short stories have appeared in a variety of literary journals in the UK and USA. His story, “A Word Unlike” was shortlisted for a prize at the Writer’s Village contest. He is currently seeking publication for his novel length satire “How Bollywood Killed My Family”, an excerpt from which was selected for the Kriti Literary Festival at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He serves as Prose Editor for Papercuts, a bi-annual literary magazine with a focus on writing from South Asia and the diaspora.

Christopher Kuhl
Christopher has been published in Prairie Schooner, The Anglican Digest, Ensemble Jourine, Kane County Chronicle, Mississippi Literary Review, Piedmont Literary Review, Zzbaggins Poetry Victims, Schuylkill Valley Journal Of The Arts, Tulane Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Alabama Literary Review, The Griffin, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and The Critical Pass Review. In 2014, five of his poems were selected to be published as an individual chapbook by Red Ochre Press. His self-published book was awarded an honorable mention in the poetry category in the Writer’s Digest 15th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards, and he came in 10th in the Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. He also placed first for his poem, “Agon,” in the Mississippi Poetry Society competition.

Cheryl Smart
Cheryl Smart is a 2nd year MFA candidate at the University of Memphis, studying Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. She is current Nonfiction Editor of U of M’s literary journal, The Pinch. During her undergrad college career, Cheryl divided her studies between Philosophy and Poetry. She has publications appearing or forthcoming in The Little Patuxent Review, Appalachian Heritage, Cleaver Magazine, Word Riot, and Sandcutters 2014 Contest Winners Anthology. Cheryl was a hip hop aerobics instructor in an alternate life, and is now retired from that bit of craziness (although she misses it).

Lori Gravley
Lori Gravley writes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. She earned her MFA from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has published poems and essays in a variety of journals, including Flights, Nebo, Ekphrasis, Mock Turtle Zine, and the Rio Grande Review. She lives just outside of Yellow Springs, Ohio between a meadow and a cornfield.

King Grossman
King Grossman is a poet and novelist, having penned nearly three hundred poems and three completed manuscripts. He also participated in the Texas Writers’ Guild (2005), Aspen Summer Words (2009, 2010), Christian Writers’ Guild (2007), Algonkian Writer Conference (2010) and CUNY Hunter College Writers’ Conference (2011). He has worked in national politics and global investments. He is a social justice activist regularly participating in nonviolent public actions to address climate change, economic injustice, inhumane immigration policy, etc., and he also serves with Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank Palestinian territory. You will most likely find King writing at his studio in the eclectic, far West Texas town of Marfa.

Jeffrey H. Toney
Dr. Toney has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals, the news media and more recently in short fiction stories. He serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kean University in New Jersey.

Gary Joshua Garrison
Gary Joshua Garrison’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and he currently serves as the prose editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. He lives in Arizona with his cat Widget.

David J. Thompson
David J. Thompson is a former prep school teacher and coach. His photography has appeared in a number of journals both in print and on-line. Please visit his website at

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