Issue 207 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 207

Mathew Serback
Mathew Serback’s debut book will be available in October of 2017 through ELJ Publications. He has short fiction everywhere in 2016. He’s the managing editor of scissors&spackle, as well as an assistant editor with Bartleby Snopes.

Liz Posner
Liz has worked as an editor for Idealist, a managing editor for Odyssey, and a news writer for Bustle. Her writing has also been published at The Times of Israel, the Jewish Voice, TeacherPop, Down in the Dirt, Dead Snakes, and 50 Word Stories. Her story “Habibi” received Honorable Mention in Memphis Magazine’s 2015 Fiction Contest. Read more of her work at

Kevin Del Principe
Kevin grew up in Buffalo, New York but now lives in Los Angeles. He recently graduated with his MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California and currently teaches screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. His poems have been in publications ranging from the academic journal Foliate Oak Literary Magazine to the Australian journal Bluepepper. The Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative produced staged readings of his plays “Beat the Bear,” “Lift Veil Find Veil,” and “Brothers Keepers” as part of their New Voices Series at the Fifth Third Bank Theater at the Aronoff in Cincinnati, Ohio. His latest film, ”Those Little Monsters,” will premiere this year at the Other Venice Film Festival in Venice, California.

Elena Botts
Elena grew up in the DC area and currently studies at Bard College. She’s been published in fifty literary magazines over the past few years. She is the winner of four poetry contests, including Word Works Young Poets‘. Her poetry has been exhibited at the Greater Reston Art Center and at Arterie Fine Art Gallery. Check out her poetry books, “we’ll beachcomb for their broken bones” (Red Ochre Press, 2014), “a little luminescence” (Allbook-Books, 2011) and “the reason for rain” (Coffeetown Press, 2015). Her visual art has won her several awards. Go to to see her latest artwork.

Shellie Zacharia
Shellie Zacharia is the author of the flash chapbook “Not Everything Lovely and Strange is a Dream” (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2014). Her short prose pieces have appeared in many journals, including The Pinch, Sou’wester, Saw Palm, Fiction Southeast, and Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Dan Morey
Dan Morey is a freelance writer in Erie, PA. He’s worked as a book critic, nightlife columnist, travel correspondent and outdoor journalist. His creative work has appeared in many publications, including The Chagrin River Review, Drunk Monkeys and Dead Guns Press. Find him at

T.R. Healy
T.R. Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his stories have appeared in such publications as Gravel, the Hawaii Review, the Steel Toe Review, and Welter.

Natasha Burge
Natasha Burge is a writer who lives on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Her writing has appeared in Vagabond City, Jersey Devil Press, Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, and The Establishment, among others. A psychogeographer by day, a poet by night, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing, working on her first novel, and drinking all the karak chai she can get her hands on. She can be found online at

Diane Popenhagen
Diane Popenhagen has authored humor columns in magazines and newspapers, as well as acted as editor for a publishing company. Ms Popenhagen is finishing her MFA at Lindenwood University and enjoys hiking in the Rockies with her family. Her work has appeared in Dirty Chai, Soundings Review, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, among others.

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