Connor Doyle is a photographer and filmmaker based in the Chicagoland area. Using a number of analog film formats, Doyle’s work focuses on the idiosyncratic details of daily life in Northern Illinois, specifically his native Wheaton, IL. Though often trivial, his subjects capture the formal beauty and potency of these everyday sites, urging his viewers to reflect on the significance of their lived experiences. Connor’s work has been published in the Hole In The Head Review, Humana Obscura, the Parliament Literary Journal, and Burningword Literary Journal. You can visit his website at https://connordoylephotographyfilmmaker.cargo.site/
Carella is a poet and digital artist who splits her time between the ethereal world of dreams, and Toronto, Canada, depending on the weather. Her work involves themes of mental health, nature and sexuality, often in a surrealist tone. Carella is the recipient of the Stanley Fefferman Prize in Creative Writing (2006) and 2nd place winner in the Open Minds Quarterly BrainStorm Poetry Contest (2017). Recently, she has been published in Margins Magazine, Wrongdoing Magazine, Shuf Poetry, Myth & Lore and Solstice Literary Magazine. Forthcoming publications include Paddler Press, Fragmented Voices, Querencia Press, Stripes Literary Magazine, Door is a Jar, Deep Overstock, Writeresque and Free Verse Revolution.
Christopher Paul Brown is known for his exploration of the unconscious through his use of improvisation and his cultivation of serendipity and synchronicity via alchemy. His first photography sale was to the collection of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, and his video You Define Single File was nominated for the Golden Gate Award at the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival in 2004. Over the past four years his art was exhibited twice in Rome, Italy, in Belgrade, Serbia, and his series of ten photographs, titled Obscure Reveal, were exhibited at a Florida museum in 2017. His work is in two hardcover books released by Manifest Gallery and in Tusis, Manipulated Images, a Dek Unu book from 2019. Brown earned a BA in Film from Columbia College Chicago in 1980. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa and now resides in North Carolina, USA.
Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after a rewarding career in public health research. With graduate degree from Howard University, in seven years he’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, hybrid, and plays in over 175 journals and anthologies on five continents. Photo publications include Bombay Gin, Burningword, Camas, Columbia Journal, Feral, Stonecoast and Typehouse. Photo essays include Barren, Kestrel, New World Writing and Sweet. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals and grandparents of five little ones—split their time between city and mountains.
Amanda is a freelance writer and photographer. She has her BA in English Lit & Criticism, and her MA in Professional Writing & Communication. In addition to writing and taking photographs, she enjoys baking and running a “bookstagram” account. One time she was almost run over by Robin Williams on a bicycle.
Gregory Hom makes cut-and-paste collage works. His work has appeared in the Shanghai Literary Review and Catamaran Literary Reader. Hom makes a living as a librarian, and is rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find more of his work at https://theoretical-mutant-4734.tumblr.com/
Issue 106, published April 2023, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Elizabeth Curley, Johanna DeMay, Alan Elyshevitz, J.V. Foerster, Lena N. Gemmer, Kimberly Goode, Ken Haas, John Robert Harvey, Gloria Heffernan, Ken Hines, Richard Holinger, Kate Hopper, Jennifer Randall Hotz, Michael Hower, DB Jonas, Eun Seo Kim, Cyn Kitchen, Mary Dean Lee, Paul Macomber, Victoria Melekian, Jahin Claire Oh, Hari B Parisi, Min Sung Park, Julia Poole, Paul Rabinowitz, Caroline Reddy, Lisa Rigge, Jim Ross, Yujin Suh, Ron Theel, Cristina Trapani-Scott, and Joan M. White.
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