Issue 228 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 228

Sarah Broussard Weaver
Sarah Broussard Weaver is an MFA candidate at the Rainier Writing Workshop. Her work has appeared in Full Grown People, The Nervous Breakdown, The Bitter Southerner, and Hippocampus, among others. She lives in the hills of Portland, Oregon.

Jennifer Fox
Jennifer Fox is a Texas born filmmaker and writer.

Jessalyn Maguire
Jessalyn Maguire is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in New York City. Most recently she wrote, produced, and starred in her feature film: Maggie Black, which is making the rounds on the festival circuit. Jessalyn graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in English and Theatre. She also trained at The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and The British American Drama Academy. Currently, she’s writing her next film.

Andrew Reichard
Andrew works in the marketing department at a publishing house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as LampLight Magazine, Columbia Journal, Into the Void, One Throne, The Airgonaut, and others. 

Cathy Porter
Cathy Porter’s poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, California Quarterly, Homestead Review, Hubbub, Kentucky Review, and various other journals. She has two chapbooks available from Finishing Line Press: “A Life In The Day” and “Dust And Angels.” Her latest chapbook “Exit Songs” was released in 2016 from Dancing Girl Press in Chicago. She serves as a Special Editor for the journal Fine Lines, and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Omaha, NE.

Will Donnelly
Will Donnelly’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Barrelhouse, decomP magazinE, the Potomac Review, and elsewhere, and he is a fiction editor for Juked magazine. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the University of Houston, and he teaches creative writing at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

James William Gardner
A native of Southwest Virginia, James William Gardner writes extensively about the contemporary American south. The writer explores aspects of southern culture often overlooked: the downtrodden, the impoverished and those marginalized by society. His work has been nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Gardner is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Roanoke, Virginia. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Deep South Magazine, Newfound Journal and The Virginia Literary Journal.

Merry Mercurial
Merry Mercurial’s work has appeared in, or is slated to appear in, Front Porch Review, Literally Stories, The Short Tale 100, and Pif Magazine, among other journals. Find her online at

Mick Ó Seasnáin
Mick Ó Seasnáin is a Teaching Consultant for The National Writing Project and an English Language Arts and Composition Teacher for the University of Akron Wayne College and Edgewood Middle School; he holds a B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University and an M.A.T. from Miami University. His works have been featured in multiple print and digital journals and anthologies. Read more of his work at

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