Issue 217 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 217

Richard Dokey
Richard Dokey’s stories have won awards and prizes.They have been cited in Best American Short Stories, Best of the West and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has novels and short story collections to his credit. “Pale Morning Dun,” his collection, published by University of Missouri Press, was nominated for the American Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Zach Trebino
Zach Trebino populates the world with absurdly grotesque performances, plays, and texts. His work has been published in journals including Noctua, From Sac, Crab Fat, deCOMP, Buck Off, LIGHTHOLE, The Clockwise Cat, MUSES, POPPED, and Black Box Literary Magazine, among others. His performances have been seen in cities throughout the United States, and his plays have been produced regionally and internationally. He is the runoff from the apogee of nothingness, the outcome of a surrealist’s wet dream, a coded message sent to you from your pre-conscious brain telling you to “WAKE UP!” Zach lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Arthur Davis
Arthur Davis is a management consultant and has been quoted in The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, interviewed on New York TV News Channel 1 and taught at The New School University. He has advised The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Senator John McCain’s investigating committee on boxing reform, appeared as an expert witness on best practices before State Senator Roy Goodman’s New York State Commission on Corruption in Boxing and lectures on leadership skills to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. Over sixty stories have been published including “Conversation in Black” which was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize, and eight stories were included in Storylandia, a quarterly single author anthology, that came out in February 2016. More at

Andra Emilia Fenton
Andra Emilia Fenton was born in Mexico City. She has co-led delegations to the United Nations to advocate on behalf of imprisoned journalists, trained health leaders in Brazil, and texted with thousands of people in Latin America about their finances. In 2013, she completed a fellowship in Fiction at the Writers’ Institute at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Cactus Heart, The Caterpillar Magazine, Euphony Journal, Anima Poetry Press and Soundings Review. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Amy Braziller
Amy Braziller is a former punk rocker, sometimes banjo twanging foodie, and current Professor of English at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO. Publications include Hippocampus, Punchnel’s, Fast Forward Press.

Darren Nuzzo
Darren Nuzzo writes short stories and shorter bios.

Jim Powell
Jim Powell returned to writing fiction in 2010 after losing faith in his art for 25 years; he has since completed 60 stories, short and long. He holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University (1976) and teaches creative writing at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis for 2011-13 and has work recently published in Bartleby Snopes and forthcoming in Punchnel’s.

Patrick Scheid
Patrick Scheid is a writer, performance-based artist, and historiographer living/working in New York. His writing has been published on Culturebot and Queen Mob’s Teahouse, while his play-texts have been performed in galleries, theaters, bars, rooftops, subways, and street corners all over New York City.

Jan Elman Stout
Jan Elman Stout’s fiction has been published in Literary Orphans, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review, Shotgun Honey, The Airgonaut and elsewhere. She was finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Her flash “Marital Amnesias” was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017. Jan lives with her husband in Washington, DC.


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