meet the contributors
Alex Benke is a recent grad of UMass Amherst’s MFA program and current freelancer living in Los Angeles. You can find more of her work at The Thought Erotic and Queen Mob’s Tea House.
Apu is a 37 years old queer non-binary punk, organic gardener/farmer and collage diy artist workin' and livin' on a organic seed breeding farm near Bremen/northern germany. She's creatin' collage artwork for more than 18 years now (doin' a lot of coops with zines, bands, solidarity projects, collectives...) and is part of a small diy art collective named Theo Collective.
Amarise Carreras is an artist from Queens, NY. They received their BFA in photography and film at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. They use digital photography to document performative installation as well as the environments they have grown up in.
Adrianna “Kaya” Clark (b. 1977, Oxford, MS) began her love affair with photography at the age of three. Drawing inspiration from conversations with women of the African diaspora about life, love, and living, she captures her subjects in natural light. Her intention is to capture their natural beauty, thus she uses a nominal amount of retouching and photoshop, choosing instead too embrace what some would call imperfections. Clark sees every individual in her lens as a muse.
Clark’s experience as an educator influences and informs her photographs. From carefully constructed compositions and collages to candids of artists at work, exhibition openings, programming and installation images, Clark is able to embrace the essence of existential and collective individuality from every angle.
Canadian Transgender artist Joey Dean creates his own pop-surrealist twist on feminism with a touch of comedy. Resonating with the Surrealists and Romanticists, as well as the work of American-Traditional tattoo artists, Dean’s paintings warp perception with contorted perspective and misplaced anatomical features — often poetic and bold, sometimes even graceful — creating optical illusions and dreamscapes. His award- winning abstracts and surrealist illustrations have been featured in half a dozen independent publications and his work has been showcased in libraries and schools. While his passion for painting dates back to 2012, many of Dean’s recent works are digital design and traditional ink illustrations.
Doriana Gabrielle Diaz is an Afro-Latina creative, poet, curator, and visual artist. She uses her art forms to harness and express her most authentic & vulnerable self.
Sage Katherine Enderton
Sage Katherine Enderton is a freeform and experimental poet from Buffalo, NY. Her work h as been published with groups such as Peach Magazine, Ghost City Press, and more. A practicing Wiccan and caffeine fiend, Sage is attending Buffalo State College and majoring in writing.
Anthony M. Grimaldi of JourneyManDesigns: Illustrator & Graphic Designer. Grimaldi is a resident of New York City, a metropolis of successful and starving artists. He is content to be either, but never to be neither. His blending of illustration with digital art enables him to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination.
Donna J. W. Munro has spent the last twenty years teaching high school social studies. Her students inspire her every day. She has an MA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill Writing University. Her pieces are published in Dark Moon Digest # 34, Syntax and Salt, Sirens Ezine, the Haunted Traveler, Flash Fiction Magazine, Astounding Outpost, Door=Jar, Spectators and Spooks Magazine, Nothing’s Sacred Magazine IV and V, Corvid Queen, Hazard Yet Forward (2012), Enter the Apocalypse (2017), Killing It Softly 2 (2017), Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths II (2018), Terror Politico (2019), and several Thirteen O’Clock Press anthologies.
Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga is a writer of black speculative fiction. She has short stories published in Selene Quarterly Magazine, Apparition Lit, Djed Press, Underground Writers, StylusLit, and the 2018 Digital Writers Festival. Her work has been shortlisted for the 2018 Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing and the 2018 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing.
Antony Ohman lives in Beverly, MA. He works as a bookseller and is pursuing writing and photography as a means of expression.
Caitlin Peck is an artist in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from Pennsylvania State University in Drawing & Painting in 2010 and her MFA from Moore College of Art & Design in 2013. Peck exhibits her work regularly and has been a featured artist with Bridge Magazine and Most Known Unknown (both Philadelphia-based) and published in Selfish Magazine: Hot & Bothered Volume 4 (Brooklyn & LA), Venefica Magazine: Volume 3 (Brooklyn), and GUTS (a Canadian art blog). She recently exhibited her work with LA-based online gallery, Cactus Gallery, and B Square Gallery in Philadelphia.
Theresa M. Pisani
Theresa Pisani is an artist living in Sonoma County, CA. She has worked as a muralist for many years. She is also an oil painter and cell animator.
Baltimore born diabetic queer, Vincent Seadler, AKA Sin Veadler, has recently transplanted to the Oregon coast to reengage with their praxis after spending a decade supporting local artists, activists, and spaces back in Baltimore and the greater metropolitan area. Vincent's work focuses on the absurdity of the late Holocene, the struggles of living withing late-stage capitalism, general observation and reflection of place, all while getting lost in the notion that people like themselves did not exist over a century ago due to their continuously evolving condition of type 1 diabetes. They are not good at grammar, but keep writing anyway. They're enjoying becoming reacquainted with rural life while seeking a place to find themselves once again active in the eco-political sphere.
Nisi Shawl wrote the 2016 Nebula Award finalist Everfair (Tor) and the 2008 James Tiptree, Jr. Award winning collection Filter House. Her numerous short stories also comprise the contents of Dark Moon’s 2018 Primer to Nisi Shawl and PM Press’s 2019 Talk like a Man. In 2005 she co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, the standard text on inclusivity in the imaginative genres. Shawl is a founder of the Carl Brandon Society, and for twenty years has served on the board of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She lives in Seattle and takes frequent walks with her cat.
Keely Shinners is a writer from Fox Lake, Illinois. They graduated with a BA from Scripps College in 2017. They are currently working on their Master’s degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Their work is featured in peer reviewed journals such as James Baldwin Review and Safundi, as well as magazines like Mask, Flaunt, and Autre. They write reviews regularly for arts publications like ArtThrob. How To Build a Home for the End of the World is their first novel.
Gnaomi Siemens holds an MFA from Columbia University School of The Arts, in poetry and literary translation. Her words can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, and American Chordata, among others in the US and abroad. Her manuscript The Wife’s Lament: New Translations From Old English, a selection of poems from The Exeter Book, is forthcoming and will be accompanied by prints by UK artist, Morag Eaton of Foldyard Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed. She lives in New York City.
Fanni Somogyi is a Hungarian born artist currently residing in Clearwater, FL. She has recently completed her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Sculpture and Creative Writing. Her work explores networks (both organic and inorganic), the effects of technology on memories, and how space and distance affect relationships. When she is not fabricating metal sculptures in her studio, she can be found with her nose in a book or avidly composing her next poem.
Brandi Spering has a BFA in Creative Writing from Pratt institute. Her work has appeared in publications such as Stardust Magazine and Cold Brood zine. She has released several chapbooks through BookWook Feminist Press Collective and has worked as a contributor for the Boston Calendar and The Odyssey Online. She resides in Philadelphia where she writes, sews, and paints.
tiny pink is a white queer femme artist whose abstract drawings portray inner experiences that cannot be verbalized. Her influences include bones, geography, bodies, and emotions. Tiny Pink honors the potential for transcendence in all of our earthly experiences and explores the ways in which the most basic of human functioning (emotion, sex, being in the body) can connect us to something much greater.
Lately Anna thinks art is just about embarrassing yourself. Anna lives and works in Los Angeles.
madi giovina is a writer turned computer scientist turned writer again. She was born in Philadelphia. She has her B.S. in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College. super / natural is her first publication. She has a poetry microchap coming out Fall 2019 on Storm of Blue press and a collection of short stories coming Winter / Spring 2020 on Martian Press.
Tiffany Niles has recently obtained her AA in Creative Writing from Long Beach City College. She will be continuing her studies at the University of British Columbia for her BA this fall. Tiffany has grown to love all aspects of the writing/publishing community and hopes to be a full time editor; helping other marginalized writers find their voices and tell their stories. Her story “Secret Admirer” was published in the Charmed Writers Flash Fiction Anthology earlier this year. She is excited to be helping out on Super / Natural, and hopes to continue the partnership in the future.
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