Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 230
Petrula Laudato’s fiction has appeared in Haunted Waters Press, Panoplyzine, and The Magnitizdat Literary. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lynn Marie Houston
Lynn Marie Houston holds a PhD from Arizona State University and an MFA from Southern Connecticut State University. Her writing has appeared in over 40 literary journals and in her four books of poetry, including “Unguarded” (Heartland Review Press), a book of poem-letters to a deployed soldier. Please visit lynnmhouston.com for more information.
Christina Dalcher is a theoretical linguist from the Land of Styron and Barbecue, where she writes, teaches, and channels Shirley Jackson. Find her work in Split Lip Magazine, Whiskey Paper, and New South Journal, among others. Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency represents her novels, one of which currently lives on the MsLexia Novel Competition long list. www.christinadalcher.com
Rod Zink is an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg. Alongside Creative Writing, he teaches and conducts scholarship in Composition Studies, Technical Writing, New Literacies, and Genre Theories. When not writing, teaching, researching, or collecting typewriters, Rod enjoys exploring the convergence of art, earth, the human animal, and all things mechanical or dreamed through the metal sculptures he builds— thoughts that adorn the walls, tables, floors, and ceilings of his apartment.
Jim Breslin’s writing has appeared in Hippocampus, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Turk’s Head Review, and other journals. He is the author of “Shoplandia,” a humorous novel about the working lives of show hosts, producers and crew at a home shopping channel. Jim is the founder of West Chester Story Slam, and the co-founder of Lancaster Story Slam. He lives in West Chester, PA.
Patrick Hackeling is an award-winning filmmaker from New York. His films have won Best Picture at NYC and Oregon film festivals and been nominated in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and abroad. His written works have appeared in The Monkey Collective, Akashic Books, The Oak Wheel, The Michigan Journal of History, The Phoenix, and Pagan Publications.
Barbara Greenbaum’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The Alembic, The Binnacle, The Dos Passos Review, Eclectica, Fiction Fix, Forge, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hog River Review, Inscape, The Louisville Review, Pearl, Prick of the Spindle, The MacGuffin, Marathon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Noctua Review, The Penmen Review, Underwood Review, Verdad, and Willow Review. She has studied with Michael White, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Brad Barkley, and Jack Driscoll. In 2011, Barbara was awarded a Teaching Arts Fellowship from Surdna, now known as the National Artist Teacher Fellowship (NATF), to develop a memoir. In addition, her work won second place in the 2006 Fiction CT Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA) contest. Barbara has a B.A. in English from the University of Hartford, an M.A. in secondary education from St. Joseph College, and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast. She is presently retired from her career as a creative writing teacher at a public magnet arts high school in Willimantic, CT. In addition to teaching, she is also involved in land conservation. She writes using the pen name B.P. Greenbaum.
Susan L. Leary
Susan L. Leary is a Lecturer in English Composition at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Her most recent creative work appears or is forthcoming in Gyroscope Review, Sweet Tree Review, Clear Poetry, Steel Toe Review, The Copperfield Review, Antiphon, Dime Show Review, Cold Creek Review, Dying Dahlia Review, The Big Windows Review, After the Pause, and elsewhere.