Summer 2016 Contributors


Timothy B. Dodd is from Mink Shoals, WV. His stories have appeared in Yemassee, The Owen Wister Review, Glassworks Magazine, Main Street Rag, The William & Mary Review, and elsewhere. He is currently in the MFA program at the University of Texas El Paso.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, South Carolina Review, Gargoyle and Silkworm work upcoming in Big Muddy Review, Main Street Rag and Spoon River Poetry Review.

Debbie Labedz is a writer and independent web developer based in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Michigan State University and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. Debbie has studied fiction through private workshops in Evanston, IL and the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival and will attend the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop in July 2016.

Jeffrey H. MacLachlan has recent or forthcoming work in New Ohio Review, Eleven Eleven, The William & Mary Review, among others. He teaches literature at Georgia College & State University. He can be followed on Twitter @jeffmack.

Robert McGuill is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Narrative contest winner whose stories have been shortlisted for awards in Glimmer Train, The New Guard, Leapfrog Press, St. Lawrence Press, and American Fiction 2015. He lives and writes in Colorado.

Lyn Millner is the author of The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet (University Press of Florida, 2015). The work of narrative journalism tells the story of Cyrus Teed and his followers who, in 1894, moved from Chicago to a mosquito-infested jungle in Florida to build the city of their dreams, where they believed they would live forever. “Brilliantly written and strangely moving,” wrote Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories. “Millner resurrected the lost history of a cult devoted to a utopian vision as pure as it was outlandish.” Lyn has also written and produced stories for NPR’s Morning Edition, the New York TimesUSA Today, the Miami HeraldOxford American, and others.

Carolyn Ogburn lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she takes on a variety of worldly topics from the quiet comfort of her porch. Her writing can be found in Numero Cinq, Ploughshares blog, Potomac Review, Indiana Review, and more. She’s currently at work on her first novel.

Cliffton Price‘s work has appeared in Little Patuxent Review, Rio Grande Review, Lunch Ticket, Literary Orphans, Artichoke Haircut, Gingerbread House, and elsewhere.

Kimberly Rose started her writing career as a contributing writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Boat International magazine, and PostMortem, the first weekly South Beach newspaper.  She has also published creative nonfiction and stories in The Miami Herald, The Superyachts, Yahoo! and Medium. Her memoir “PhotoFinish” is included in the anthology The Moment (Harper Perennial 2012). A native Floridian from Coconut Grove, Kim left Florida after Hurricane Andrew and now lives in Boston with her three children.  Her website is

Jessica Simms holds an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she works as a freelance ghostwriter. Her short prose won the 2015 Cardinal Sins fiction contest and has also been published in Transient, Weave Magazine, and Ampersand Review.

Cody Smith Cody Smith is a Louisianan studying poetry in the Northwest where he’s an MFA candidate at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers. He spends most days lamenting creole food, sea level, and humidity. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Louisiana Literature, South 85Permafrost, Glass Mountain, Cactus Heart, among others. He is the editor-in-chief at The Swamp Literary Magazine.

David Stallings was born in the U.S. South, raised in Alaska and Colorado before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Once an academic geographer, he has long worked to promote public transportation in the Puget Sound area. His poems have appeared in several North American, U.K. and Swedish literary journals and anthologies, and in Resurrection Bay, a recent Evening Street Press chapbook.

Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the co-founder of The Poetry Marathon. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including: Eleven Eleven, Tar River Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, and Killer Verse.

Samuel K. Wilkes is a writer, attorney, and bedroom musician living in Fairhope, Alabama. He has a love-hate relationship with Alabama, but consistently draws inspiration from his home. His short fiction has been published in WhiskeyPaper, Crack the Spine, Foliate Oak, On the Premises, Deep South Magazine, Fiction on the Web, Steel Toe Review, Page & Spine, and several others. One of his short stories was nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize.