Katy Avila is a writer and teacher living in Oakland, CA. She's got a Scorpio sun and a Leo moon and knows that means nothing to most people but a lot to her. She loves spiders and butterflies and helping people discover the magic of their words and voices. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and has been published in Tiferet and Lunch Ticket.
Allie Marini is a cross-genre writer holding degrees from both Antioch University of Los Angeles and New College of Florida. She has been a finalist for Best of the Net and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her masthead credits include Lucky Bastard Press, Lunch Ticket, Spry Literary Journal, The Weekenders Magazine, Mojave River Review and Press, and; The Bookshelf Bombshells. She has published a number of chapbooks, including Pictures from the Center of The Universe (Paper Nautilus, winner of the Vella Prize) and Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild (Hyacinth Girl Press, finalist for the SFPA’s Elgin Award for 2 consecutive years.) In addition to her work on the page, Allie was a member of Oakland’s 2017 National Slam Team. A native Floridian now freezing to death in the Bay Area, Allie writes poetry, fiction, and essays. She can be found online @kiddeternity or to book, contact Sugar Booking Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branden Boynton is earning his MFA in creative writing at San Diego State University, where he acts as the submissions manager for Poetry International. He has served as an editor for The B-Side JournalandThe Magee Park Poets Anthology. He writes to where he feels at home: the stars, sky, and ocean, desert-scapes, Disneyland, California highways, concert venues, and conifer trees.
A.S. Coomer is a writer, musician, artist, taco fanatic(,) and perpetual rain dog. Novels include: Rush’s Deal (Hammer & Anvil Books) & The Fetishists (Grindhouse Press)(,) as well as two yet to be announced novels by two yet to be announced publishers in the yet to be announced future. He runs Lost, Long Gone, Forgotten Records, a “record label” for poetry. Five of his original compositions were recently featured in the Museum of Americana's The American Songbook. www.ascoomer.com, www.lostlonggoneforgottenrecords.wordpress.com, www.ascoomer.bandcamp.com @ascoomer Head shot by Rising Sun Photography