William Aime is an American writer whose work premiered last month on Lit.Cat. He cooks for money and writes as a hobby, though he'd much rather the two were reversed. Currently, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his partner, Rachel.

JK Anowe lives and writes from somewhere in Nigeria. He's a 2015 recipient of the Festus Iyayi Award for Excellence in poetry, University of Benin. Poems have appeared in Brittle Paper, Gnarled Oak, Poetry Life & Times, Expound Magazine and African Writer. His chapbook, a parable for paranoia, is available for download at Praxis Magazine Online.

Sarah Askins is a short story writer, poet, and hopeful novelist. Her short stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, The Drabble, Sick Lit Magazine, Quaint Magazine, and Writing Tomorrow. Currently, she is working on a short collection, poetry chapbook, and a novel. When she is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband Mark and three dogs, and she loves teaching high school English at both her county's non-traditional high school and its early college. 

Uchenna Awoke lives and writes in Nsukka, Nigeria. His story, 'Badlands' is forthcoming in Transition.

Stacey Balkun is the author of Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak & Lost City Museum. A Finalist for the 2016 Event Horizon Science Poetry Competition as well as the Center for Women Writer's 2016 Rita Dove Award, her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Muzzle, Bayou, and others. A 2015 Hambidge Fellow, Stacey served as Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013. She holds an MFA from Fresno State and teaches poetry online at the Poetry Barn.

Ankush Banerjee is a mental health professional and Ethics & Organisational Behaviour consultant with the Indian Navy. He is the author of An Essence of Eternity (2016), published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. He is the recipient of the 2014 USI Gold Medal for his essay on Military Ethics. His work has appeared in Indian Literature, Muse IndiaEclecticaCha: An Asian Literary Journal and Linden Avenue Literary Journal. He blogs at:  

Smita Bhattacharya is an award winning short story writer based out of Mumbai. Though, seeking to write the next big novel, she considers short stories her pièce de résistance. Smita works as a management consultant and travels the world. When not working, and sometimes even when, she stares out of coffee shop windows and wonders about the hidden stories behind the passing faces.

Zachary Bos studied poetry in the graduate program at Boston University. He edits for The New England Review of Books, and has had writing published most recently in Istok ("East", in Serbia); Lotus-Eater (Rome), Public Pool, Unbroken Journal, and Written River.

Kateri David is a chaotic writer with a taste for the biting and milk-sweet. Her work in both poetry and prose has been recognized regionally by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In between playing tennis and fan-girling over tv shows, she can be found blogging at

K. Eltinaé is a Sudanese poet of Nubian descent. His work has appeared in Ink in Thirds, Peeking Cat Magazine,  The Ofi Press, Poetic Diversity, Chanterelle’s Notebook, and Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices from Around the World Volume IV. He is the editor of  21 a Poetry Magazine in Granada, Spain. He currently resides in Spain.

Catherine Moore is the author of three chapbooks including Wetlands (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her work appears in Southampton Review, Cider Press Review, Blue Fifth Review, Caesura, Still: the Journal and in various anthologies. A Walker Percy fellow, she won the 2014 Gearhart Poetry Prize and has work included in The Best Small Fictions of 2015. She was also awarded a Nashville MetroArts grant. Catherine earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tampa and teaches at a local college. She’s tweetable @CatPoetic.

Wale Owoade is the Founder and Managing Editor of EXPOUND. His works have been published and are forthcoming in: African American Review, Common Ground Review, Pine Hills Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Spillway, Transition and several others. He has received Pushcart Prize nomination and his poems have been translated into Bengali, German and Spanish. He is a Research Institute for World History (Tokyo) scholar and is currently polishing his debut poetry manuscript.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than one hundred other publications.

Gay Pasley is a community award winning activist, professional nurse , writer and photographer and a graduate student at the Oklahoma City Red-Earth MFA Program. Gay’s writing is featured in Thread Literary Magazine and Hard Crackers Press. She has forthcoming  publications in Transitions and Amistad.  Her photographic art is featured in  Loud Zoo at Bedlam Publishing and Blavity. For more about Gay, go to

Barbara Tramonte is a professor and poetry teacher and has had poems, stories and research published in literary and other anthologies. 

Tlotlo Tsamassee is a Botswana writer. Her work has appeared in The Fog Horn magazine, Design Genro, Terraform, An Alphabet of Embers, Strange Horizons and is forthcoming in: DOM publishers’ Sub-Saharan Africa: Architecture Guide

Richard Weaver lives in Baltimore Maryland where he volunteers with the Maryland Book Bank. One day to hopes to make the last payment on his student loans. During the winter months he acts as an unofficial snowflake counter for the weather bureau. His book, The Stars Undone, was taken from a larger collection about the Mississippi artist, Walter Anderson. Four poems became the libretto for a symphony, Of Sea and Stars, composed by Eric Ewazen of Juilliard. The symphony has been performed four times to date.

His 2016 publications or acceptances include Aberration Labyrinth, Allegro, Clade Song, Conjunctions, Crack the spine, Dead Mule, Five 2 One, Gingerbread House, Gloom Cupboard, Gnarled Oak, Kestrel, Little Patuxent Review, Louisville Review, Magnolia Review, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, OffCourse, Quiddity, Red Eft Review, Southern Quarterly, Steel Toe Review, Stonecoast Review, The Literateur, & Triggerfish.