Menagerie



Georgia Bellas is the fiction editor at Atticus Review. Her work appears in Lockjaw Magazine, Synaesthesia, Sundog Lit, Cartridge Lit, Bird’s Thumb, WhiskeyPaper, The Collapsar, and [PANK], among other journals. You can follow her teddy bear, host of the award-winning internet radio show “Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon,” on Twitter at @MrBearStumpy.

Jacquelyn Bengfort grew up in a library on the prairie and formerly drove warships for a living. Her work has appeared in Storm Cellar, Luna Luna, and CHEAP POP, among other places. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Oxford, she lives in the District of Columbia and can be found online at here or on Twitter at @jacib.

Adriana Cloud has read Harry Potter in three languages and she likes the word “cinnamon.” Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Armchair/Shotgun, The Nervous Breakdown, burntdistrict, New Orleans Review, and others. She lives in Boston, where she works in book publishing and argues about commas a lot. You can find her on Twitter at @adicloud.

Tasha Coryell is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. She is currently working on a chapbook of pieces about Marianne and a novel about sorority girls. She’s recently had work at [PANK], The Collagist, and Sundog Lit. You can find more work from Tasha at her website. You can also find her tweeting at @tashaaaaaaa.

Justin Lawrence Daugherty lives in Atlanta. He is the co-founder of Jellyfish Highway Press. He manages Sundog Lit and edits for both New South Journal and Cartridge Lit, a lit mag dedicated to work inspired by video games. Recent work appears in The Rumpus, Whiskey Island, Atticus Review, and elsewhere. He’s a regular ol’ sea monster on Twitter at @jdaugherty1081.

Dominic Gualco is from Sacramento, CA. His writing has been published at Hobart, Big Lucks, and elsewhere. Scrambler Books will publish his first poetry collection in 2015.

Joel Hans is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the prose editor for Fairy Tale Review, and co-editor of Cartridge Lit. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Caketrain, West Branch, Redivider, Booth, Necessary Fiction, and others. These three pieces are an excerpt from a collection of stories about extinctions and endlings, Eat the Dreams. He has a website and tweets at @joelhans.

Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Blaze Vox, Matchbook, and elsewhere. He loves 50s sci-fi movies, manga comics, and pre-punk garage bands of the 60s. He blogs here.

Anna Meister is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Sugar House Review, BOAAT, Bodega, and Radar Poetry, where she was a finalist for the 2014 Coniston Prize. Anna edits poems for Mount Island Magazine, works with kindergarteners, and lives in Brooklyn. Find her on Twitter at @arm312.

Emily O’Neill is a writer, artist, and proud Jersey girl. Her recent poems and stories can be found in Gigantic Sequins, Souvenir Lit, and Vector, among others. Her debut collection, Pelican, is the inaugural winner of Yes Yes Books’ Pamet River Prize. You can pick her brain at her website or on Twitter at @tabernacleteeth.

Daniel W. Thompson’s work has appeared recently or is forthcoming at publications like Bartleby Snopes, decomP, Camroc Press Review, Wyvern Lit, and Cheap Pop. He lives in downtown Richmond, VA, with his wife and daughters, cleaning up diapers and dog fur. He tweets at @dwilsonthompson.

Stuart Thursby is an art director, photographer, writer, and maker of mostly-internet things. Born and raised in Toronto, he worked in advertising for a while before spending a year wandering around Europe, before returning to Toronto to get right back at it all again. Follow him on Twitter at @sthursby.

Kyle A. Valenta received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013. His work can be seen in Sixfold, Blackbird, and THEthe Poetry. He was a finalist for the 2013 Susan Atefat Prize administered by Arts & Letters Journal, and in 2014 was both accepted to the Tin House Writer’s Workshop and featured in the Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Reading Series. He is at work on a novel and collection of short stories inspired by the lives of escorts, fat girls, femmes, illegals, Tibetan lamas, and lovers without desire. He lives in New York and you can follow his flash writing here and follow him on Twitter at @KyleValenta.

Sonya Vatomsky is a Moscow-born, Seattle-raised poet and essayist. They balance their time between being active in several feminist communities and cooking elaborate five-course dinners for themselves, alone, in the dark. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy Magazine, The Hairpin, Electric Cereal, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, No Tokens Journal, and WEIRD SISTER. Follow them on Twitter at @coolniceghost.