Issue 214 Contributors

Meet the contributors of Issue 214

Dave Petraglia
A Best Small Fictions 2015 Winner, Dave Petraglia’s writing and art has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, bohemianizm, Cheap Pop, Crack the Spine, Chicago Literati, Gambling the Aisle, Hayden’s Ferry, Medium, McSweeney’s, Necessary Fiction, New Pop Lit, North American Review, Per Contra, Pithead Chapel, Points in Case, Prick of the Spindle, Popular Science, Prairie Schooner, Razed, SmokeLong Quarterly and others. His blog is at

Joyce Miller
Joyce is a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry. She is senior editorial assistant at The Cincinnati Review, and an adjunct instructor of Italian at the University of Cincinnati.

Nikki Boss
Nikki Boss lives in New England with her husband, children, and too many animals. Her work can be found in Ginosko Literary Magazine, 200 ccs, Literally Fiction, and Paddleshots: A River Pretty Anthology Vol 2, among other places. Nikki has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, teaches middle school, and is basically awesome.

Aaron Berkowitz
Aaron Berkowitz earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is an educator for the CUNY Start Program at Bronx Community College. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Literary Journal.

Michael Royce
Michael is a graduate of Portland’s 2011 Attic Atheneum, a one-year alternative to a MFA program. His published fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Fringe, The MacGuffin, PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Number, and other on-line and print journals and anthologies. His series collectively called “Mississippi Freedom Summer in Eight Vignettes” was published in the “Best of the Net 2011” by Sundress Publications.

Holly H. Jones
Holly H. Jones has been published in several print and online journals, has been nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize and has written two column series, “Dispatches from the Anacostia” and “Dispatches from the Capital,” for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Working closely with Dave Eggers, she co-founded Washington’s 826DC (initially known as Capitol Letters Writing Center) in 2008 and remains very close to the larger 826 National family and its network. She was awarded the TED Challenge Prize for her work to fulfill Dave’s TED Prize wish and is a long-standing member of that community as well. She holds an MBA from Stanford, an MFA from Vermont College, and is the only Chicago-based member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Laurence Sullivan
Runner-up in both the Wicked Young Writer Awards: Gregory Maguire Award 2016 and Penguin Random House‘s ‘Borders’ competition, Laurence Sullivan’s fiction has been published by such places as: Londonist, The List, Amelia’s Magazine, The Legendary and Drunk Monkeys. He became inspired to start writing during his university studies, after being saturated in all forms of literature from across the globe and enjoying every moment of it.

Peter J. Stavros
Peter J. Stavros is a writer in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a BA in English from Duke University, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Juked, and Literary Orphans, among others. More can be found at Peter’s website.

Lindsay Brand
Lindsay Brand lives in Saint Charles, Missouri and teaches English at a local community college. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, and secretly being an optimist. She has published previously in The Monarch Review, Mid Rivers Review and the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.

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