Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 212
Gabriel Congdon was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and now lives in Seattle where he lives hand to mouth as dishwash extraordinaire. He’s one of the creators of the web-series &@, and occasionally acts in independent films and for virtual reality software. His stories have appeared in Jokes Review, Menacing Hedge, and Bartleby Snopes among others. His childrens play “The Biz” is available from A Pocketful of Plays.
Lynnette Beers is a professor of creative writing and British literature at a community college in Orange County, California. She is the author of a novel titled “Just Beyond the Shining River” which comes out early next year. Her story “One Lone Breath” is an excerpt from that novel. As a longstanding member of the International Virginia Woolf Society, she has presented papers at conferences in the US and the UK. Her stories and essays have been published in Calliope, Plain Wrap, and The Sun.
Laura Iodice is a thirty-six year veteran of both secondary and post-secondary teaching, having spent most of her career as a teacher of literature, composition and rhetoric, and more recently, as a teacher and facilitator of courses focused on cultural constructions of race, class and gender. Throughout her tenure as an educator, she’s served as a university consultant across the region to schools offering extended-campus courses; mentored less experienced teachers and graduate students for a number of local school districts; and has written, presented and published professional articles, essays and grants on the state and local level, as well as in local news publications. She has served on state curricular committees and earned state recognition for several of her program designs and for her teaching expertise. She continues to work freelance as an educational and curricular consultant and as a racial dialogue facilitator. Teaching is her vocation and writing is her life.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jean Wolff studied fine arts at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving a BFA in studio arts. She then attended Hunter College, CUNY in New York, graduating with an MFA in painting and printmaking. She’s since had group and solo exhibits in various galleries in New York City and internationally and is part of the artistic community of Westbeth in Manhattan.
Mark is an Anglo-Canadian, presently living in Houston. He has had several short stories published in small presses both in the UK and the US over the years.
Yen Ha is a principal at Front Studio Architects in New York City. Her work was a Top 25 finalist in Glimmertrain’s Short Story New Writers Contest and has been, or will be, published in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Kentucky Review, Minola Review and the 2017 New Rivers Press American Fiction anthology.
Lindsay Fowler holds her MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Monkeybicycle, Psychopomp, and Gone Lawn, amongst others. Lindsay lives in Portland, OR, where she assists in editing The Golden Key, occasionally posts at lindsayannfowler.com, and is involved in various endeavors, literary and otherwise.
William Ryan Hilary
William Ryan Hilary is an LA poet. He leads a workshop at Beyond Baroque in Venice and is a videographer for The LA Poets Society. Recently, he has poems published or forthcoming in The Bangalore Review, Oddville and The Common Ground Review.
Jennifer Manthey is an MFA student at Hamline University in St Paul, MN. She serves as the assistant poetry editor for the Water-Stone Review. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three children.