Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 216
Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for BrickHouse Books in Baltimore, where he lives, and edits The Potomac, an online literary journal. His photographs, poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals. His latest book is a collection of poems called Mata Hari: Eye of the Day (Apprentice House, Loyola University), and another poetry collection, American Zeitgeist, was released this week from Apprentice House.
Fred Vogel is a short story writer whose words have seen the light of day in Literally Stories, Flash Fiction Magazine, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere. He resides in the blue state of Oregon.
In addition to publishing fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Beloit Fiction Journal, 34th Parallel Magazine, Defenestration and Albuquerque Arts, Alice Hatcher has placed creative nonfiction in Gargoyle Magazine and poetry in Minetta Review, S/tick and Storyteller. Her work received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s April/May 2016 Fiction Open. She lives in Tucson, AZ.
Linda Rosen lives with her husband in New Jersey and Florida. When she’s not teaching fitness classes or working with private clients, she enjoys creating stories for readers to devour curled up in a comfortable chair with a cup of tea. Her manuscript, “Flourish,” was a semi-finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She has been published in Foliate Oak, 201 Family Magazine, The Dying Goose, and queenanneboleyn.com. She is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Women’s National Book Association where she is Selections Coordinator of their Great Group Reads committee which chooses books for National Reading Group Month. Her website links to her blog, The Literary Leotard.
Katy Reedy earned her Ph.D. in English from Harvard University, where she studied revenge, poison, and contagion in Shakespeare and his contemporaries. When not working on such happy topics, she can be found writing both short and long stories about her favorite things: BFFs, Chicago, and the 90s. She and her toddler currently reside in Northbrook, IL.
Michele Reese is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Her first book of poetry “Following Phia” was published by WordTech Editions. Her poetry has appeared in Congeries, The Paris Review, Poet’s Lore, Smartish Pace and other literary journals.
Philip Loyd has been published in more than 100 print magazines in 12 countries, and in hundreds of online publications as well. Included in his many awards is the Hemingway Center Short Story Prize. His first novel, “You Lucky Bastard,” is represented by New York Literary Agent Jan Kardys. Loyd lives in Houston, Texas. Learn more on his website.
Kent Leatham’s poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in dozens of journals, including Ploughshares, Fence, Able Muse, Zoland, InTranslation, and Poetry Quarterly. He received an MFA in poetry from Emerson College and a BA in poetry from Pacific Lutheran University, served as an associate poetry editor for Black Lawrence Press, and currently teaches at California State University Monterey Bay.