Issue 225 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 225

Nicholas Marcus
Nicholas Marcus is an attorney and writer from Detroit, drifting between short fiction, plays, and screenplays. His latest script recently finished filming and premiered this past year.

Rachel Belth
Rachel Belth is an instructional designer, creative nonfiction writer, and poet. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle Online, Hypertext, and Embodied Effigies, among other places, and she volunteers as a copyeditor at the literary website Identity Theory. She holds a B.A. in Technical and Professional Communication from Cedarville University. She writes from a south-facing window in Columbus, Ohio.

T. E. Wilderson
T. E. Wilderson is a Minneapolis-based writer, who also works as a graphic designer and copy editor. Once a PEN/Rosenthal Fellowship finalist, Wilderson’s work has appeared in The Opiate magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, The Roanoke Review, and is forthcoming in The Louisville Review. Currently a student in Spalding University’s MFA writing program, Wilderson is at work on a short story collection and a novel.

Eli T. Mond
Eli T. Mond is the creative alias of David Davis; a writer, artist, and mystic from Detroit, MI. He is the Founding Editor of The Ibis Head Review, a quarterly poetry publication, and has had poetry published in GFT Press, Lyceum, Sick Lit Magazine, and Young Ravens Literary Review.

Devon Balwit
Devon Balwit writes in Portland, OR. She has five chapbooks out or forthcoming: How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press); Forms Most Marvelous (dancing girl press); In Front of the Elements (Grey Borders Books), Where You Were Going Never Was (Grey Borders Books); and The Bow Must Bear the Brunt (Red Flag Poetry). Her individual poems can be found in The Cincinnati Review, The Stillwater Review, Red Earth Review, The Fourth River; The Ekphrastic Review; Anti-Heroin Chic, The Inflectionist; Muse A/Journal, and more.

Jamie Elliott Keith 
Jamie Elliott Keith lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she writes and volunteers in the community. Her poetry has been published in a number of journals, and she is co-editor of the anthology Familiar Landscapes, Iris Press, 2015. She is working on a series of short stories set in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Jim Zola
Jim Zola is a published poet and photographer living in North Carolina.

Blake Kilgore
Blake Kilgore lives in Burlington, New Jersey, with his wife and four sons. People there treat him with kindness, and he is at ease living among the old and tall forests of the Garden State. His lingering accent, however, verifies that his heart is still Texan and Okie. Blake’s writing has appeared in Forge, Lunch Ticket, Midway Journal, The Stonecoast Review, Thrice Fiction and other fine journals. To learn more, please visit

Alle C. Hall
Alle C. Hall recently received her first Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot. Additional publications include: Creative Nonfiction, Brevity (blog), The Citron Review, Bust, Literary Mama, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer). She won The Richard Hugo House New Works competition and was a semi-finalist for The New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest. Claim to fame: interviewed Leonard Nimoy. He was a bit of a pill; disappointing. Alle blogs at About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children at

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