Pace has over 120 short stories, personal essays, poems and non-fiction
articles published in regional and international formats. This includes not
only literary journals in the USA, but also journals in Australia, the UK and
Her poems may be found in several Open To
coffee table books. Her plays have been produced in Seattle,
Portland and at the West Coast Ensemble
in Hollywood, CA. She was a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Seattle
University and recently received an Honourable Mention in NIMROD’S Katherine Anne Porter competition. Most recently, her work
may be found in CALYX, SKIVE, PROLE
and EP;PHANY, and she has work
forthcoming in NIMROD.
Sue has been a presenter at several writer’s conferences and workshops in the
United states and is excited to be making a trip to the UK this fall.


Anna Maconochie is a
writer, filmmaker and DJ living in London, England. Her short story, Derma, was published last summer in Erotic Review.

She is currently
writing other short stories and a short horror film.

Suvi Mahonen

Suvi Mahonen is a former journalist now turned freelance
writer. Her non-fiction has appeared in various newspapers and magazines in
both Australia and Canada including The
Weekend Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald
and Practical Parenting. Her fiction has been widely published in
literary journals and anthologies including in The Best Australian Stories 2010 and Griffith Review. A portion of a longer work-in-progress was
nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. To learn more about her work and keep up
to date you can visit her writing page at:

GC Perry

Perry’s fiction pieces have appeared in Fractured
West, Hobart, Quick Ficiton, Litro, Open Pen
and elsewhere. He lives
in London.


is originally from the north west of England but now lives and works in London.
She previously won the Asham award for women writers and had her winning short
story published in a Bloomsbury
anthology. She has also had other short stories and journalism features
published, and is currently trying to summon the courage to attempt a


Gary Budden is the founder of
independent publisher, Influx Press,
where he is editor-in-chief. He works as fiction editor for Ambit magazine. His
fiction and essays have appeared in The Quietus, The Journal of Wild
Culture, The Cadaverine, Dead Ink Books
and more. His story Knotweed will be appearing as part of
the Galley Beggar press singles
series in 2014. He lives in London.


Deanston is a journalist who grew up in Germany before moving to the US.
She has won several awards for her non-fiction writing. Emma Deanston is
the pseudonym she has adopted for her new adventures in the short
story genre. It’s not her real name.


the past, Stuart Pickford received a major Eric
Gregory Award
from the Society of
His first full and only collection was The Basics that was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection prize. He has had work published in
many magazines and journals including Acumen,
Agenda, Ambit, Fire, Iota, Oasis, Orbis, Poetry Review, Rialto, The North,
Smiths Knoll, Staple, The SHOp
and New


Francis lives, works, and writes poems near Radstock in the wild south-west of
England. She has had one collection of poems, red silk slippers, published
by Circaidy Gregory Press. She also
has some other poems out and about in the world, though she has even more
lazing in her notebooks.


Pat Borthwick is a Lincolnshire Yellow Belly by birth and writes short
stories and poetry. She has twice been
awarded Hawthornden International Writing
. Competition successes include winning the Amnesty Human Rights Prize, the Keats-Shelley and Basil Bunting Poetry Awards and the Templar pamphlet competition. She is currently completing OPEN, her fourth full-length collection
and a pamphlet, Wavelengths, themed
on things sea. Pat is a Creative Writing tutor and Stanza representative for
Rural Yorkshire.


Writer-Davies is a gardener from Letchworth Garden City. Widely published over
the last couple of years, he was shortlisted for the Erbacce Prize in 2012 and Highly Commended in the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize in 2012 and
2013. He is working towards a pamphlet, but then aren’t we all…


Hanson retired to Sheffield in 2003. Since then he has self-published three
collections of poetry, with a fourth in the pipeline. His work has appeared in
several other magazines, including The
Dark Horse, Pennine Platform
and The
Interpeter’s House.


Martin Zarrop started writing poetry
in May 2006 and has published in various magazines: Reach, Prole, Carillon, The Journal, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Cornwall,
Never Bury Poetry, Envoi, Kaffeeklatsch
. In 2011 he completed the MA in
Creative Writing at Manchester University and is aiming to generate a
collection (sometime). Meanwhile he just wants to continue the love affair and
to keep on writing.

Jennifer A. McGowan

Jennifer A. McGowan obtained her PhD from the
University of Wales. Despite being certified as disabled at age 16, she
has published poetry and prose in many magazines and anthologies on both sides
of the Atlantic, including The Rialto and The Connecticut Review.
Her chapbooks are available from Finishing
Line Press
. Her website can be found at and handwritten
versions of her poems can be purchased at .

Stephanie Arsoska

Stephanie Arsoska’s work has appeared
in An Anthology of Motherhood
published by The Emma Press and is
due to be published by Iron Press and
Mother’s Milk Books later this
year. She is the poetry blogger for Word
Bohemia, Co Poetry & Prose
Editor for BritMums and Paperswans
and runs a Virtual Open Mic Night through her blog Find her on twitter

Tobi Cogswell

Tobi Cogswell is a multiple Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Credits
include or are forthcoming in various journals in the US, UK, Sweden and
Australia. In 2012 and 2013 she was short-listed for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In
2013 she received Honorable Mention for the Rachel
Sherwood Poetry Prize
. Her sixth and latest chapbook is Lapses &
, Blue Horse Press.
She is the co-editor of San Pedro River

Rebecca Gethin

Gethin lives on Dartmoor in Devon. She is a gardener and runs writing workshops
in Devon, having been a teacher in various situations all of her working life,
including a prison. Cinnamon Press
published her second poetry collection, A Handful of Water, in 2013 (Oversteps Books having published her
first, River is the Plural of Rain). Her first novel, Liar Dice, won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in
2010 and her second novel, What the horses heard, was published this
year. Brett himself recommended the book, saying it is ‘unsentimental yet
moving, an easy read (that is a compliment to its style) yet full of powerful
scenes and imagery.’

Wendy Pratt

Wendy Pratt was
born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1978. She now lives just outside Filey.
She studied Biomedical Science at Hull University and worked as a
Microbiologist at the local NHS hospital for some years. She is recently
completed a BA in English Literature with the Open University and is hoping to
study towards her MA in creative writing this year.

started trying to fashion a career out of her writing in 2008 and has since
enjoyed publication of her poetry in many journals and magazines including: Interpreter’s
House, Pennine Platform, Prole, Envoi, Other Poetry, Acumen, The Frogmore
Papers and The English Chicago Review
amongst others.

first poetry pamphlet, Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare was published by Prolebooks
in 2011 and was well received, being reviewed favourably in the TLS. The collection centred on the
loss of Wendy and her husband’s baby daughter, who died during an emergency
C-section in April 2010.

Her first
full size collection, Museum Pieces is also published by Prolebooks.
It was launched in Leeds, in January 2014. The concept of the
collection is that of a museum where memories, events, objects, thoughts are
touchstones for something deeper; the poems artefacts to be observed.

will be publishing another pamphlet by Wendy in 2015. Entitled Lapstrake,
it is a collection of poems that revolve around the movement of the sea, and
the movement of love.

Wendy is
the poetry correspondent for Northern
, where she writes a regular column called ‘Northern Accents’. She is
also part of the womentoring project.
Wendy was recently invited to read at the Bridlington
Poetry Festival
in 2014.

Fiona Sinclair

Fiona Sinclair is an
ex-English teacher. Her first full collection will be published by Lapwing Press in November. She is the
editor of the on-line e-zine Message in a

Maria Isakova Bennett

Maria Isakova Bennett lives in
Liverpool, graduated with an MA in creative writing in December 2012, and since
then has had work published online and in print in the UK, US, and Ireland
including previous work in Prole, Crannog, Boyne Berries, Envoi, Orbis, Ink Sweat & Tears and
During 2014 Maria was highly commended in the Gregory O’ Donoghue Poetry Competition, shortlisted in The Munster Literature Chapbook Competition,
and in July she was awarded first prize in the
Ver Poet’s Open Competition Maria is currently working on a
collection of short stories, poems, and associated art work.

David Olsen

David Olsen’s Unfolding
, winner of
the 2013 Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award, will appear in 2015.
Between 2012-14 he has placed poems with Acumen, Envoi, The Journal, Interpreter’s House, Orbis, Prole,
SAW Poetry, and
anthologies from Cinnamon Press, Templar,
Belgrave Press
, and University of London’s Human Rights Consortium (UK); Vermont Literary Review, Bloodroot, Aurorean, Pinyon, Deronda Review,
Scintilla, Strong Voices,
and Touch: The Journal of Healing (US); ROPES (Ireland); and French Literary Review (France). A holder of an MA in creative
writing from San Francisco State University, he has lived in Oxford since 2002.


Elder has had work published in Prole,
Acumen, Envoi
and The Journal
among others. He lives and works in NW London and belongs to Herga Poets in Harrow. He hopes to be
hit by the perfect opening line somewhere along the A40.


Kathryn Daszkiewicz was brought up in
the north east of England but now lives in Lincolnshire. Kathryn did not start
writing until her early thirties and since then has been widely published in
good poetry magazines. She was awarded a writer’s bursary by East Midlands Arts in 2001 and was
selected for their 24-8 project. A
selection of her work appeared in the 2001 Shoestring
anthology of New Writing that same year. In the Dangerous
, her first full length collection, was published by Shoestring Press in October 2006 and her
second, Taking Flight, followed in 2012.

Robin Muers

Robin Muers has been interested in
poetry for as long as he can remember, but it was only after his retirement
from the civil service some years ago that he’s been making serious attempts to
write his own. He enters a number of competitions, partly because that is
an incentive to add that little extra attention or polish. In the rest of
his life, he gardens and rides bicycles

J. J. Steinfeld

J. J. Steinfeld is a Canadian fiction
writer, poet, and playwright who lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is
patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While
waiting, he has published fourteen books, including Should the Word Hell Be
(Stories, Gaspereau
), Would You Hide Me? (Stories,
Gaspereau Press
), An Affection for Precipices (Poetry, Serengeti Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), and A
Glass Shard and Memory
Recliner Books
). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous
anthologies and periodicals internationally, and over forty of his one-act
plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in North America.

Stephen Payne

Payne lives in Penarth, South Glamorgan and teaches at the University of Bath.
His pamphlet, The Probabilities of
, was published by Smiths
in 2010. His first full collection is forthcoming from HappenStance.

Sue Millard

Sue Millard lives in Cumbria. Her website, showcases her
published output of novels and non-fiction which tend to feature horses,
carriage-driving, romance, rural life, history and artistic but inept dragons.
Her poems have been published by, e.g., The
Interpreter´s House, Pennine Platform, Pirene´s Fountain, Butcher´s Dog,
Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin
, and Prole.
Her recent collection, ASH TREE, is
published by Prolebooks,

Mark Connors

Connors is a 44-year-old writer from Leeds, UK. His poetry and short stories
have appeared in a variety of magazines, ezines and anthologies, both in the UK
and overseas, and he regularly performs at open mics and literature festivals,
particularly in the north of England.

D A Prince

D A Prince lives in Leicestershire
and London. Her second collection, Common Ground, will be published by HappenStance Press in September 2014.


Hutson farms a windy
hillside in Halifax. Having read and written
poetry for many years, he has just started performing and submitting
his own work, and has been published in several journals. He coaches
boxing too, and is a member of The Flying
running team.

R. M. Francis

R. M. Francis is a poet from the
Black Country. He is currently living in Leeds and studying for his MA Creative
Writing at Teesside University. He has placed work in many online and print
publications and is an active contributor to the spoken word scene in the North
of England. He regularly collaborates on music and spoken word projects.

Rachael de Moravia

Rachael de Moravia has written
features for national newspapers, edited business and lifestyle magazines, and
has worked as a broadcast journalist and presenter. She now writes fiction and
poetry and in 2013 was long-listed for the Lightship
International Poetry Prize
. She has a Masters with distinction in
Creative Writing.

Stephen Giles

Stephen Giles was born in east
Yorkshire and now lives in the east Midlands. He has been shortlisted for
several poetry awards including the Virginia
and the Plough, and been
runner-up for the Troubadour and Ware Festival prizes.

Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor lives in Devon and has
worked for many years in the helping professions. She writes both poetry and
prose and in 2011 completed the MA in Creative ebsite. She is a member of the
online poetry group 52. Writing at Bath Spa University. She has had poems
accepted for publication in The Broadsheet, The Journal and Obsessed with
Pipework and on The Stare’s Nest w

Tim Youngs

Tim Youngs is Professor of English at
Nottingham Trent University and the author or editor of several books on travel
writing. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Staple, Quartz, Moving Worlds, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Interpreter’s
and Hinterland.

Michael Crowley

Michael Crowley is a poet and
playwright and was for six years writer in residence at HM YOI Lancaster Farms.
His first pamphlet of poetry Close to Home, published by Prolebooks in May of 2012, is in the
words of Sarah Hymas, “an invitation to experience life elsewhere, in another
skin.” As a playwright, he has written for stage and radio, and is
currently commissioned to by Burnley
Youth Theatre
to write a play to mark the centenary of World War One.

Howard Wright

Howard Wright lectures at the Belfast
College of Art. Recent poems have appeared in Arete, Magma and Poetry
. His first collection, King of
, was published by Blackstaff
in 2010; Blue Murder (Templar Press) appeared in 2011.

Kate Wise

Kate Wise fits poetry in around
being a solicitor and mum to two under-threes, composing on her commute. She has recently been
published in New Trad Journal, and
edition 12 of Stepaway
magazine. She was commended in the 2013 Cafe Writers competition, and placed third in the 2014 Ware Poets open competition.

Stella Wulf

Stella Wulf was born in Blackpool,
brought up in North Wales and now lives in South West France with her husband
and a menagerie of animals. A retired interior designer, she now spends her
time painting and writing. Her poems have appeared in The Sentinel Literary Magazine (after gaining third place in their
competition) and The Screech Owl. She
recently had a poetry article published by a Nottinghamshire newspaper.

Dominic Stevenson

Dominic Stevenson is an English-born
writer with his roots in the post-industrial north of England. His aim is to
take part in the global discussions surrounding societal, gender, sexual and
educational equality.

Marilyn Hammick

Marilyn Hammick writes at home in England and
France, and is also found stitching, and on her yoga mat. Her poems have been
published in Prole, The Glasgow Review, The Camroc Press
Review, The Eunioa Review
and Writers
. Follow her on Twitter @trywords and at

Robert Harper

Robert Harper is the founding
editor of Bare Fiction Magazine. Robert runs the Shrewsbury
Poetry Stanza and is currently collaborating with composer Zakiya Leeming
on a new piece for four voices which is based on his poem Hush. Robert
is studying part time for an MA in Creative Writing and has had poems featured
in The Interpreter’s House and Wenlock Poetry Festival Trail.

Paul Surman

Paul Surman is a member of Back Room Poets in Oxford. He has been widely published in
magazines such as Acumen, Magma, Envoi,
and Smiths knoll. His
website is at

David Mark

David Mark Williams has won prizes for his poetry both in the UK and New
Zealand. His debut collection, The Odd Sock Exchange, will be published
by Cinnamon Press in 2015.


Zelda Chappel

Zelda Chappel writes because she has
to and often on the backs of things. Her work has been published in
several magazines and anthologies, both online and in print. Most
recently her work can be found in The
Interpreter’s House, Belleville Park Pages, Popshot
and HARK.

Seth Crook

Crook taught philosophy at various universities before deciding to move to the
Hebrides. He dislikes cod philosophy in poetry, but likes cod, philosophy and
poetry. His poems have recently appeared in such places as the Rialto, Magma, Envoi, Gutter, New Writing Scotland,
Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, Southlight, The Journal, Prole;
and on-line
in Snakeskin, Ink Sweat and Tears,
Antiphon, Message in a Bottle, Streetcake
and Far Off Places.

George Korolog

George Korolog is a San Francisco Bay
Area poet whose work has been widely published in over fifty print and online
journals such as Word Riot, Forge, The
Monarch Review, Naugatuck River Review, Blue Fifth Review, Poets and Artists
Magazine, The Journal of Modern Poetry, Red River Review, Connotation Press,
The Chaffey Review, Thin Air Magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal
and many
others. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of
the Net
. His first book of poetry, Collapsing Outside the Box, was published by Aldrich Press in November 2012 and is available on Amazon.
His second book of poems, Raw String
was published in October, 2013 by Finishing
Line Press

Susan Evans

Susan Evans is a Brighton-based Arts Therapist
(Drama) Lecturer and Performance Poet, born and raised in North
East London, of Anglo Indian and Anglo Irish parentage. Susan is currently
developing her solo `scratch’ show, A bit of Oral. Click here for irregular news on Susan’s poetry

Roger Elkin

Roger Elkin has won 45 first prizes and
several awards internationally, including the Sylvia Plath Award for Poems
about Women
, and the Howard Sergeant Memorial Award for Services to
(1987). His 11 collections include Fixing Things (2012); Marking Time (2012); Bird in the Hand (2012); Chance Meetings (2014). Editor of Envoi, (1991-2006),
he is available for readings, workshops and poetry competition adjudication.

M. Krockmalnik

M. Krockmalnik Grabois’ poems have appeared in hundreds of literary
magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The
Prague Revue,
and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story, Purple Heart, published in The Examined Life in 2012, and
for his poem, Birds, published in The
Blue Hour
, 2013. His novel, Two-Headed
, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state
hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.


Hughes is a cartoonist/artist living in Abergele, North Wales. Self-taught, his
drawings are a combination of twisted observations of the world around him and
the outpouring of his wild imagination. His influences include Ralph Steadman,
Goya, Bosch, Robert Crumb, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Scarfe, Giles..

He works
quickly in ink on paper and complains that most of his work takes longer to dry
than it did to draw.