MEET OUR AUTHORS

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Santian Vataj
Santian Vataj

Santian was born in the former Yugoslavia to Albanian parents and raised in the Bronx, New York. He currently works as a full-time history teacher in New York City. His work has appeared in The Writers Studio at 30 Anthology, Silver Needle Press and Tin House.

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Wong Wen Pu
Wong Wen Pu

Wen Pu is a Taiwanese sailor. In this life, he has lived in various cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Venice, Varanasi. He presently lives in Ushuaia.

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Brandon Barrett
Brandon Barrett

Brandon is a practicing cardiologist and writer living in Virginia. His stories have appeared with The Carolina Quarterly, Hobart, Passages North, Sixfold, American Chordata and elsewhere.

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Lesley Bannatyne
Lesley Bannatyne

Lesley’s short stories received a first place fiction award at the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books and also the 2018 Bosque Literary Magazine first place award for fiction. Her work has been published in Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on the History Channel, with Time Magazine, Slate, National Geographic, The Atlantic, CNN, and contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia.

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Andrew Oldham
Andrew Oldham

Andrew is a writer, poet and environmentalist journalist. He is a Jerwood-Arvon fiction nominee. His fiction has appeared in MIR, Transmission, Gargoyle, The Times Magazine online and in Unthology 5. His poetry has been heard on BBC Radio Four’s Poetry Please and has been in Ambit, The London Magazine and North American Review. His first poetry collection Ghosts of a Low Moon (Lapwing, Belfast) was published to critical acclaim.

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Juleigh Howard-Hobson
Juleigh Howard-Hobson

Juleigh has been named a Million Writers Award "Notable Story" writer and nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a Rhysling, and the Best of the Net. Her work has appeared in History is Dead (Permuted Prjamin Selesnick is a student at Northeastern University where he studies English and Creative Writing. He plans in the upcoming years to pursue a Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition and one day hopes to teach. His work can be found at Literary Orphans, Spectrum, and now The Cantabrigian.

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Puloma Ghosh
Puloma Ghosh

Puloma is an Indian-American writer living in Boston, MA. She has a BA in English from Tufts University and is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Her short fiction has appeared in Noble / Gas Qtrly and Another Chicago Magazine.

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Michael Agugom
Michael Agugom

Michael is a recipient of a 2018 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. He was shortlisted for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize, and was finalist for the Ezenwa-Ohaeto Poetry Prize. He has work published in Prairie Schooner, The Cantabrigian, Your Impossible Voice, Queer Africa 2: New Stories, ID Anthology: Short Story Day Africa, Bull: Men's Fiction, The Capra Review, Hypertext Magazine, Referential Magazine, and Courtship of Wind.

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James Elkins
James Elkins

James teaches at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. He is the author of What Painting Is, The Object Stares Back, and What Heaven Looks Like.

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Andy Leanza
Andy Leanza

Andy was born in Italy to a British mother and an Italian father and spent most of his childhood holidays in Northern England. After completing his postgraduate studies in the UK, he moved back to Italy to pursue a career in screenwriting. For five years he co-wrote one of the most successful cop shows on Italian television. His work has appeared in Thoughtful Dog and another publication is due shortly in Washington Square Review. He lives in Rome with his wife and daughter.

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Patrick May
Patrick May

Patrick is a writer, filmmaker, and VHS enthusiast from Providence, Rhode Island. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Florida in 2016

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Alexander Danner
Alexander Danner

Alexander Danner is a writer and sound designer living in Cambridge, MA. He is the co-creator of the serialized audio drama Greater Boston. He has published short fiction in varied markets, spent a decade or so writing webcomics, and co-authored two textbooks on the history and craft of comics and graphic novels. He teaches "Writing Audio Drama" and "Game Narrative and Play-Based Storytelling" at The Institute of Art and Design at New England College.

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Michaël Wertenberg
Michaël Wertenberg

Michaël Wertenberg is a French-American author, currently living in Budapest, where he is a regular contributor to Budapest’s many literary, story-telling and stand-up comedy events. His short stories have been published in print and online in various anthologies and reviews: Flame Tree Press, Blyant Publishing, The Literary Hatchet, The Scarlet Leaf Review, Pulp Modern, and many others.

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As a journalist Lesley Bannatyne has covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to dendrochronology to relief workers in Bolivia. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, her most recent book, Halloween Nation, was nominated for a 2011 Bram Stoker Award for non-fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Shooter Literary Magazine, Zone 3, Chicago Literati, and others.

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Douglas Penick
Douglas Penick

Douglas Penick has written opera libretti (Munich Biennale,Santa Fe Opera) and texts for video (Leonard Cohen, narrator) as well as novels on the 3rd Ming Emperor (Journey of the North Star) and about spiritual searches amid social collapse (Dreamers and Their Shadows). He also wrote three book-length episodes from the Gesar of Ling epic on a grant for the Witter Bynner Foundation. Shorter works appeared in Agni, Chicago Quarterly, New England Quarterly, Kyoto Journal, Tricycle, etc.

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Steven Thomas
Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas is an author and songwriter with longstanding ties to Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. Born in Westmoreland County and educated at Allegheny College in the Northwest part of the state, he has been living in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood for over two years after a brief and unrequited love affair with the American Southwest.

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M.S. Coe
M.S. Coe

M.S. Coe has stories published in Antioch Review, Electric Literature, and Matador Review. Coe earned an MFA from Cornell University and has held residencies from Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Petrified Forest National Park, and Ora Lerman Trust. Coe has been a reader for Kore Press and is currently the editor of Eggtooth Editions, a small chapbook press.

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David Shaw Mackenzie
David Shaw Mackenzie

David Shaw Mackenzie is from the North of Scotland. He now lives in London, England. He is the author of two novels, ‘The Truth of Stone’ and ‘The Interpretations’. His third novel, ‘The Last Wolf’ will be published later this year by Thunderpoint Publishing. He has had many stories published in British magazines, journals and ‘Best Short Stories’ anthologies. He is also an artist, specialising in watercolour and pen and ink paintings of trees.

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J. Marshall Freeman
J. Marshall Freeman

J. Marshall Freeman is a writer, musician, and graphic designer. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and a member of the Toronto Writers’ Co-operative. His novel, Teetering, was released in 2016. Upcoming work includes the young-adult urban fantasy novel, The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood, and the children’s books, Rhubarb’s Double Life and Holly, Solly, and Blue.

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Gilbert Allen
Gilbert Allen

Gilbert Allen has published seven books, most recently Catma (a collection of poems from Measure Press) and The Final Days of Great American Shopping (a collection of linked stories from USC Press). His work has received numerous awards, including the Robert Penn Warren Prize from The Southern Review, and he was elected to the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2014. He is the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature Emeritus at Furman University and a founding editor of the Ninety-Six Press.

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Michael Agugom
Michael Agugom

Michael Agugom was born in Nigeria. He served as TV Presenter/Reporter with the largest TV network in Africa. His fiction has been published in The Capra Review, Referential Magazine, Courtship of Wind, Hypertext Magazine, and Queer Africa 2: New Stories (Ma Thoko’s Books) and forthcoming in Your Impossible Voice. He is a recipient of the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award.

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J. Arthur Boyle
J. Arthur Boyle

J. Arthur Boyle is a Minnesotan. He lives in Paris, where he works at San Francisco Book Co, but is soon moving to New York to pursue an MFA at Columbia. He received B.A.s in creative writing and French literature at the University of Denver, where he won the Mary Cass Award, and wrote for the Colorado Ski Museum, Vail Daily, and SKIING Magazine.

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Marsha McDonald
Marsha McDonald

Marsha McDonald is an artist who currently lives in Wisconsin and teaches in Tokyo. Her story "Shutter," will be printed in our first issue.

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Thomas Dodson
Thomas Dodson

Thomas Dodson is a writer, designer, and librarian living in Somerville, Massachusetts. His short stories have been published in Consequence Magazine, Chicago Quarterly Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and elsewhere. He founded the journal Printer's Devil Review in 2010 and served as its editor and designer for five years. He was also the executive editor of the Best Indie Lit New England series. You can read selected stories and essays at thomasadodson.com.

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Camillus John
Camillus John

Camillus was bored and braised in Dublin, Ireland. He has had work published in The Stinging Fly, RTE Ten, Headstuff.org, The Lonely Crowd, Thoughtful Dog, Honest Ulsterman, The Bogman’s Cannon, The Queen’s Head, Litro, Fictive Dream and other such organs of Satan. Recently he killed the Prime Minister of Ireland in fiction in the Welsh literary magazine, The Lonely Crowd, with a piece entitled, The Assassination of Enda Kenny (After Hilary Mantel).

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Jordan Young
Jordan Young

Jordan Young is a show business historian, playwright and theatre critic. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post; his books include Acting Solo, Spike Jones Off the Record, and The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age. His plays have been produced in Hollywood and Off Off Broadway. He has written special material for the Grammy Awards and served as a consultant for BBC Radio. He is a former travel writer for AAA.

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Dawne Marx
Dawne Marx

Dawne Marx is a bit of a nomad who is currently writing and editing in Brooklyn, NY by way of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Minnesota, Washington, and Sydney, Australia (in no particular order). She is wife to David, and mother to Aaron, Adam, Isaac, Isabel, and Elijah (oldest to youngest). She was published pre-children in "The Doula"; this is her first publication since her children have grown and (mostly) left the nest. She has an M.A. from the University of Washington.

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Benjamin Selesnick
Benjamin Selesnick

Benjamin Selesnick is a student at Northeastern University where he studies English and Creative Writing. He plans in the upcoming years to pursue a Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition and one day hopes to teach. His work can be found at Literary Orphans, Spectrum, and now The Cantabrigian.

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Tochukwu Okafor
Tochukwu Okafor

Tochukwu Okafor's No Tokens story, “Some Days”, has been nominated for The 2017 Pushcart Prize. His story, “Leaving,” longlisted for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction, has appeared in an anthology, Migrations: New Short Stories from Africa. His story, “Colour Lessons," originally published in Warscapes and featured in Columbia Journal and Volume 1 Brooklyn, has been shortlisted for the Problem House Press Short Story Prize (2016).

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Michael McGlade
Michael McGlade

Michael McGlade's short fiction has been published in Confrontation, the Saturday Evening Post, Hennessy New Irish Writing, Grain, Downstate Story, and other journals. He holds a master's degree in English and Creative Writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University, Ireland. Represented by the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. Find out the latest news and views from him on McGladeWriting.com.

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Nora Garrett
Nora Garrett

Nora is an LA by way of New York City by way of Colorado based writer and artist. She still remembers learning how to use a parenthetical, and how very cool it made her in the third grade. “Proxima B” is her first published piece of work. Despite what is suggested by her work, she’s unsure if she believes in life on another planet, but she certainly believes in the many lives we have within ourselves. She wouldn’t be here if not for her mother. @noracarrey24 and @NoraEGee

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Matthew Dexter
Matthew Dexter

Matthew Dexter is an American author living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His fiction has been published in hundreds of literary journals and dozens of anthologies. He writes abhorrent freelance pieces for exorbitant amounts of pesos to pay the bills while drinking cervezas in paradise with tourists. He is the author of the novel The Ritalin Orgy (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, 2013). His second novel, third novel, debut memoir, and debut story collection are forthcoming.

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Ryan Findley
Ryan Findley

Ryan Findley founded an online community of millions when he was twenty. Recently he bartended at mid-city Los Angeles's best dive bar (LA Weekly, 2012); highlights include fronting a live band before a Saturday night capacity crowd, filling in as DJ during the weekly drag queen charity event, and finding true love. His story "The Luck Whose Prophecy Worked" was shortlisted for the 21st Annual Parsec Short Story Contest. He and his partner are currently animating rants at flanbites.com

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Jule Pattison-Gordon
Jule Pattison-Gordon

Jule Pattison-Gordon is a writer based in the Greater Boston area, and has worked in news journalism, publishing, and board game writing. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s creative writing program and is the lead writer for the game company Eye4Games. Find more of her work at julepattisongordon.wordpress.com.

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