Allen Ashley is a writer, editor, poet, tutor and critical reader. He has featured many times in "Sein Und Werden" over the years and was the special guest editor for "The Unnatural World" issue. He is currently editing "The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica" for Alchemy Press - an anthology of astrologically themed stories. He is also the sole judge for the British Fantasy Short Story Competition 2013. www.allenashley.com
Dmitry Borshch is an American artist of Soviet origin. He was born in Dnepropetrovsk, studied in Moscow, today lives in New York and exhibits internationally. His work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club (New York), Brecht Forum (New York), Exit Art (New York), CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Salmagundi Club (New York), ISE Cultural Foundation (New York), Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (New York), Triangle Arts Association (New York), Parish Art Museum (Southampton), International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University (Chicago), the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege' (Saint Petersburg), Agora Collective (Berlin), Mindpirates (Berlin), Frieze Art Fair (London).
Cecelia Chapman is an artist working in film, writing and visual media. Black Love Letters with Jeff Crouch, from the Mail Art Dossier, at ceceliachapman.com.
Robert Coleis fiction editor for Cease, Cows and currently lives in Norman, Oklahoma. He is among the 2013 Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Competition winners. Robert's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Sein und Werden, Erbacce, Willows Wept Review, THIS Literary Magazine, Thirteen Myna Birds and GlassFire. His collaborative chapbook with Juliet Cook,MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARMwill be published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014.
B. Drew Collier regularly applies hermeneutic analysis to snack food ingredients labels in order to uncover hidden (typically apocalyptic) subtexts.
Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared within Arsenic Lobster, Barn Owl Review, Menacing Hedge, PEEP/SHOW, Ping Pong and many more print and online sources. She is the editor/publisher of Blood Pudding Press (print) and Thirteen Myna Birds (online). Juliet's first full-length poetry book, 'Horrific Confection' was published by BlazeVOX. She also has oodles of published poetry chapbooks, most recently including FONDANT PIG ANGST (Slash Pine Press), Tongue Like a Stinger (Wheelhouse), POST-STROKE (Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 5), Thirteen Designer Vaginas (Hyacinth Girl Press) and her newest 2013 offering, POISONOUS BEATYSKULL LOLLIPOP, published by Grey Book Press. A new collaborative collection between Juliet Cook and Robert Cole, MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014. You may find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com
Sean Gill is a writer, filmmaker, and playwright who has studied with Werner Herzog and Juan Luis Buñuel, followed public defenders for National Geographic, worked as a bouncer in Times Square, and was an artist-in-residence at the Bowery Poetry Club from 2011-2012. His work can also be seen in this month's issue of Full of Crow.
Robert F. Gross is a theatrical director, playwright, poet and sometime teacher. His work has most recently appeared in Philosophy After Dark, The Camel Saloon, Danse Macabre, Dead Snakes and Epigraph. Currently residing in Rochester, New York, he is preparing to set out on a life of vagabondage
Zachary Scott Hamilton is the author of fourteen zines, including Temple of Sinew, The Orchestra of Machines, Wallet of Hexagons and HAIR LAND (named Zine of the month by the Independent Publishing Resource Center). His work appears in varies magazines including: Ignavia Press (issue 4.1), Otiliths (a journal of many e-things), Sein und Werden and Karawane magazine. He recently went on tour with the band Holy! Holy! Holy! And installed artwork with partner Molly Pettit for a photo series, which appears online at his website. His book, The Teacup of Infinity will be released in February of 2012 by The Black magic LSD sex cult. Contact: www .zachabstract.blogspot.comLINK
Rhys Hughes is tired of talking about himself. If you liked his story you can track down his other work easily enough. If you didn't, you don't have to.
Rick Hutchinson was born 1960 in, and still resides at, Baraboo, Wisconsin. It was there at the age of 11 he found his passion for painting when his art teacher gave him a tin of watercolors. Even then Rick drew inspiration from the corridors of the subconscious, his first painting was composed of purple & brown dogs floating over a primordial landscape. Today, even after venturing through various upper academic institutions, Rick still relies on the minds inner realm to provide images for the worlds he creates with Acrylics on wood panel. Rick has artwork in collections throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Russia. More of Rick's work may be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rick_hutchinson/
Rachel Kendall edits this zine.
Tom Leins is a disgraced ex-film critic from Paignton, UK. He is currently working on two novels: Thirsty & Miserable and All Is Swell In The Grinding Light. Get your pound of flesh at Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead
Marc Lowe is the author of the ebook Nothing Man (Smashwords 2013), as well as a chapbook and ebook from ISMs Press. He currently resides in Japan.
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens has poems published in Superstition Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Red Savina Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Burningwood Literary Journal, The Apeiron Review, Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag, Star 82 Review, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rufous City Review, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Untitled with Passengers, Gravel Magazine, and Iowa City's 2013 Poetry in Public Project. She has poems forthcoming in Eunoia Review, The New Poet, and Scapegoat Review.
Sissy Pantelis writes fantasy- comics and prose. Her short stories have been published in Greece, France, UK, US. Currently, she is mainly working on graphic novels with various publishing houses in France, US and in the UK..
Rob Plath lives with his cat Daisy and his trusty car Number Three in a neighborhood better known as Illegal Mistakes. Moose the Dog lives upstairs and guards the place. Rob also owns a Ninja 1200 for protection. His drink of choice these days is dandelion juice. He dreams of owning one of Walter Mercado's capes. Check out Rob's latest collection of poetry Death Is Dead published by Epic Rites Press.
Madhvi Ramani grew up in London, where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing at university. Her second children's book, Nina and the Kung Fu Adventure (Tamarind Books), is out in October. She lives in Berlin, where she spends her time speaking terrible German, drinking coffee, and making things up.
Nelly Sanchez is a French collagist since 10 years. She's publishing very often in the American review MungBeing and the French one Temporel. In 2010, she illustrated some poems of Terry Finch. In 2013, she illustrated La Falaise était nue, written by B. Baritaud and imagined the cover of Le Mausolée d'amour, a Jean Déchamps novel. In 2012, some of her artworks were showed at the AAB gallery at Paris, during the exhibition titled "Femmes/hommes, les stéréotypes à l'oeuvre". At present, she exposes at the Van der Meer gallery at Pézenas.
Tom Sheehan served in 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951. Books are Epic Cures, 2005, and Brief Cases, Short Spans, 2008, Press 53; A Collection of Friends and From the Quickening, 2009, Pocol Press; and three manuscripts tendered. He has19 Pushcart nominations, is in Dzanc Best of the Web 2009, and has 313 stories on Rope and Wire Magazine and work in 5 issues of Rosebud Magazine, 5 issues of The Linnet's Wings and 8 issues of Ocean Magazines. His newest eBooks from Milspeak Publishers are Korean Echoes, 2011 and The Westering, 2012, the latter nominated for a National Book Award. His work is in/coming in 3 A.M. Magazine, Nazar Look, In Other Words Merida, Nervous Breakdown, Stone Hobo, Faith-Hope-Fiction, Canary, Subtle Tea, See Spot Run, Nontrue, Danse Macabre, Nashwaak Review, and Qarrtsiluni.
Karina Sims is a 27 year old writer from beaver Falls who loves spiders. She says "Everyime you see a beautiful woman, just remember, somebody got tired of her."
Janice D. Soderling's fiction, poetry and translations appear/are forthcoming one or several times in over a hundred literary journals, print and online, including Hobart, Literary Bohemian, Penduline Press, MiCrow, ditch, Word Riot, Flash, and 100 Word Story. Her work is found in several anthologies, most recently The Centrifugal Eye 5-year Anthology, and soon in the Leodegraunce Anthology.
Yvette Sohl moved to New York City to attend Parson's, earning a degree in photography. Later she worked in the fashion industry for a few years. The hectic, glamorous fashion world did not allow her to pursue her own path in art. Then the economy crashed, allowing her time to photograph again. She creates worlds for herself that are outside the everyday routine of life. Nobody knows what is going on behind the curtains inside. As people are moving along in their daily existences she is putting on her cheongsam style dress and animal mask.
Stefan Wanzl-Lawrence was born 1965 in Germany and works as an painter, illustrator, graphic- and web-designer. He made several single and group exhibitions in Germany and teaches part time at faculty of design, University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg.
Alyssa Yankwitt is a poet, teacher, bartender and earth walker. Most recently, her poems have appeared in Stone Highway Review, Halfway Down the Stairs, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Milk Sugar, Bone Parade, Cease, Cows, and is forthcoming in Houston & Nomadic Voices. Alyssa has incurable wanderlust, enjoys drinking whiskey, hates writing about herself in third person, and loves a good disaster.