AJ Bauers is the creator behind the weekly webcomic series This Is Why I Need Therapy. Her illustrations have appeared in NonBinary Review’s #14 and forthcoming #15 issues. She’s also a writer, with short stories printed in Chantwood Magazine and the Bearded Scribe Press anthology Twice Upon A Time: Fairytale, Folklore, & Myth. To find out more, visit www.ajbauers.com.

Diane G. Martin, Russian literature specialist and graduate of Willamette University, has published fiction and memoir in New London Writers, a vignette in Vine Leaves Literary Review, creative nonfiction in Poetry Circle, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters, and Breath and Shadow. Her poetry has appeared in the Willamette Review of the Liberal ArtsPortland Review of ArtPentimento, Twisted Vine Leaves, The Examined LifeWordgathering, Dodging the Rain, and Rhino (in translation), and is upcoming in Dark Ink and Wordsworthing. Her photos have been exhibited in the US, Russia, and Italy, published in Conclave, Slipstream, Dodging the Rain, and soon in Dark Ink and Tulane Review. She has broadcast essays on Maine Public Radio, and has participated in radio programs and documentaries in the US and Russia. She has recently completed a collection of literary memoirs. A long-time resident of San Francisco, Maine, St. Petersburg, and, more recently, Sansepolcro, Italy, Diane has traveled widely, and often (owing to immigration restrictions) reluctantly. Themes of exile, disability, and nomadism pervade her work.

Harshal Desai is an artist, entrepreneur, and writer who loathes the typical 9-5 existence. He documents his thoughts through writing and photography as he takes on societial norms armed with nothing more than his cheeky wit and undeniable charm. His work is published in Verbal Art, Phenomenal Literature, National Geographic, FineFlu, The Type Image, 805Lit, Door is a Jar, Asian Signature, Spark, and SickLit Magazine. He is a co-founder of Parentheses Journal.​ Email him at hersheydesai@gmail.com.

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 Front Porch Review, San Pedro River Review, and more than 300 other publications.

Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems, essays, and photos have appeared in Thema, Sunlight Press, The Bark, and other publications.

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Jenn Powers is a writer and visual artist from New England. She has work published or forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, Jabberwock Review, Calyx, and Zingara Poetry Review, among others. Please visit www.jennpowers.com.