Christa Ward is an aspiring wizard who writes poetry and short stories in her space time while moonlighting as a barista to pay the bills. 

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Lesley Bannatyne is a freelance journalist and the author of several books on Halloween.


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Jonpaul Taylor is a fiction writer and poet from Detroit, MI, studying English at Wayne State University.


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Jyothsnaphanija is a PhD research scholar in English Literature from India, whose works have widely appeared in books and literary journals.

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Emily Vanston is a writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. 

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Ashley Hutson has published fiction in Hedge Apple Magazine and The Lascaux Review.  She lives in Sharpsburg, MD.

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Peter Wood, an attorney in Raleigh, NC, has been published by Asimov's and Daily Science Fiction and hopes this story might explain exactly how that boulder kept returning to the valley.

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Marian Rieck has always enjoyed sharing stories with family and friends. She was proud to become a published author in her 80s.

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Lucas Ahlsen lurks in the forests surrounding Portland, Maine, searching for challengers to play cribbage and backgammon.


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Martin Willitts Jr is a Quaker, organic gardener, retired Senior Librarian, winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest, with 6 full-length poetry collections including national ecological contest winner "Searching for What Is Not There" (Hiraeth Press, 2013) and 28 chapbooks including contest winner "William Blake, Not Blessed Angel But Restless Man" (Red Ochre Press, 2014).

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