Issue 222 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 222

Wendy J. Fox
Wendy J. Fox’s collection “The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories” won Press 53’s inaugural award for short fiction and was released in 2014, and her debut novel “The Pull of It” was published in September of 2016. She has been published widely in literary magazines and journals. More at

Mariah Perkins
Mariah Perkins is a poet from Grand Rapids, MI. She is currently an MFA candidate at Wichita State University. She was a winner of the Mentally Distilled Poetry Slam and you can find interviews with her in SkipFiction (Grand Rapids Culture Blog) and WYCE’s Electric Poetry.

Jennifer Met
Jennifer Met lives in North Idaho with her husband and children. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nimrod, Gulf Stream, Zone 3, Kestrel, Harpur Palate, Tinderbox, Rogue Agent, Apeiron Review, Moon City Review, Juked, Sleet Magazine, Weirderary, Bombay Gin, the Lake, Foliate Oak, Haibun Today, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook “Gallery Withheld” is forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press (July 2017). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and winner of the Jovanovich Award, she serves as Poetry Editor for the Indianola Review.

Robert Marshall
Robert Marshall is a writer and artist based in New York. His novel, “A Separate Reality,” was released in 2006 by Carroll & Graf and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. He was the 2016 recipient of the Hazel Rowley Prize from BIO, the Biographer’s International Organization, for his biography in progress of Carlos Castaneda. His work has also appeared in Salon, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Ping Pong, The Alembic, apt, Event, DUCTS, Stickman Review, Blithe House Quarterly, The Coe Review, Foliate Oak, and numerous other publications, including the anthologies Queer 13 and Afterwords. In 2007, his investigative feature “The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda” was chosen for “Best of Salon.” He has exhibited widely in both Europe and the United States at venues such as Baxter Street, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, the Peter Kilchmann Gallery in Zurich, the Köln Art Fair, White Columns, and the Brooklyn Museum. He is a recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is the director of the Pretext Reading Series at Studio 10 Gallery in Brooklyn, and was also the founder of Writers Resist Trump.

Samantha Guss
Samantha Guss is a (very) recent graduate of Vassar College, where she majored in American Studies.

Kristen McQuinn
Kristen McQuinn is a medievalist by degree and single mother by choice. She is a contributing writer at Book Riot as well as a card-carrying member of the Historical Novel Society, The International Arthurian Society, and The Tolkien Society. She has been published in the Strange New Worlds 2016 Star Trek anthology and at The Fem Lit, as well as in academic books. By day, she can be found working in Central Administration at the University of Phoenix, where she also teaches classes on mythology, Shakespeare, folklore, or Brit lit. Sometimes she updates even her own blog. Follow her @KristenMcQuinn or

Michael Chaney
Michael Chaney has been published in Michigan Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Los Angeles Review, Minnesota Review, and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Vermont.

Amanda Barusch
Amanda completed her MFA at the University of Utah, and has published fiction and poetry here and there. She is currently working on a chapbook that seeks to reclaim mythologies, ancient and otherwise.

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