Allen Ashley is a regular contributor to "Sein und Werden" and has also previously guest-edited two issues: "The Unnatural World" and "The Restless Consumer". His poem "Sergeant Pepper Shuffle" featured in "Sein und Werden - Black-Out". He works as a creative writing tutor, running five groups across north London, including the advanced science fiction and fantasy group Clockhouse London Writers. He is also the judge for the annual British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition. http://www.allenashley.com/
Carol Barbour is a visual artist and poet living in Toronto. She has produced four artist books, which combine creative writing, drawing and painting. Her writing has been published by Transverse Journal, The Fiddlehead, Toronto Quarterly, Impulse, Resources for Feminist Research and Matriart. She holds an MA from the University of Toronto, and an associate degree in studio art from the Ontario College of Art and Design. A new collection of poetry is forthcoming from Guernica Editions.
Amy Baskin writes poetry, stories, picture books and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in publications including The Gorge Literary Journal, Mothers Always Write, and McGraw-Hill Big Books. She's had the pleasure of working on the revision process with Oregon's former poet laureate Paulann Petersen.
A Pushcart nominee, Lana Bella is an author of two chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicle Press) and Adagio (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press), has had her poetry and fiction featured with over 190 journals, Chiron Review, Coe Review, Columbia Journal, Elohi Gadugi, Foundling Review, Fourth & Sycamore, Galway Review, Gravel Review, Harbinger Asylum, Literary Orphans, Lost Coast Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Quarterly, Roanoke Review, Sentinel Quarterly, Toasted Cheese, and elsewhere, among others. She resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps. https://www.facebook.com/Lana-Bella-789916711141831/
Dean Anthony Brink teaches comparative literature and bilingual creative writing at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Recent poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Exquisite Corpse, Formosa, Going Down Swinging, New Writing(UK), Portland Review, the anthology In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights, and Japanese tanka in Taiwan kadan. His sf short story "Mr. Coffee" appeared in Every Day Fiction. He also composes atonal piano pieces and sound art. His website is interpoetics.blogspot.com
Oliver Cato was born in Southport, Australia. He has lived the majority of his adult life in Europe, mainly Berlin and London where he currently resides with his wife and three children.
Cecelia Chapman uses video, photography, mixed-media, and text in works that examine knowledge and the narrative of the image. ceceliachapman.com
Clockhouse London Writers have featured collaboratively or individually in several previous issues of "Sein und Werden", including "Songs That Won The War" in "Sein und Werden - Black-Out". Their collaborative story "The New Curiosity Shop" was recently published in the debut issue of "Tales" magazine. Clockhouse London Writers is an advanced writing group focused mostly on science fiction and fantasy in the short form. Please address all membership enquiries to Allen Ashley at email@example.com
B. Drew Collier notes that written evidence of ritualized hole chants can be traced as far back as Etruscan mythology, however 20th century variants divest the myth of spiritual significance, focusing instead on the recursive narrative, and in some cases transfiguring the sylvan elements into synthetic materials such as high density polyethylene. The juxtaposition of cretaceous period vertebrates may be significant and requires further investigation.
Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and dark red explosions. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications. You can find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com
Lucía Damacela's work has appeared in various journals and collections, including RiverLit, Poetry Quarterly, Cha, Mulberry Fork Review, and Slippery Elm. Lucia, currently living in Singapore with her family, blogs at https://notesfromlucia.wordpress.com/ and tweets as @lucyda.
PT Davidson is originally from New Zealand, although he has spent the past 24 years livingabroad in Japan, the UK, Turkey and the UAE. He currently lives in Dubai. His poetry has appeared in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, streetcake, After the Pause, and Sein und Werden. He has poems forthcoming in Clockwise Cat, Futures Trading, Your One Phone Call, Tip of the Knife and foam:e. His first book of poetry, seven, is due out soon.
Mark Dixon lives in the pretty cathedral city of Durham and pays the mortgage teaching creative writing, film and media. He pens experimental fiction and cites influences that include Richard Brautigan, Victor Pelevin and Mark Danielewski. To read more of his work check out his blog at insidethemachines.blogspot.co.uk
Phil Doran blogs at http://thespaghettifaction.blogspot.com. He lives on a narrowboat. He narrowly escaped fame as a stand-up comedian by performing inappropriate verse. Latterly, dense poetic prose and lyrical excursions with live and recorded music via The Spaghetti Faction, The Pastafarians and as Magic Phil with Marmalade Atkins. He wants to transcend the boundaries of third person narrative and pack his ego into something more post-modern and minimalist.
When not consorting with the medieval creatures of his forefather's kingdom, FALCONHEAD is begetting a bestiary of poetry, drama, fiction and essays. His work has appeared in Straylight, Antiphon, FictionWeek Literary Review, The Red Line, Naugatuck River Review, Poetry Potion, Poetica Magazine, Camas: The Nature of The West, Thin Air Magazine, Adanna Literary Journal, Plath Profiles and Green Wind Press's "Words Fly Away" Anthology and KY's"Getting Old" Anthology, among others, and is forthcoming in several more publications. For his poem "Man-Made God or Poem In Which The Hypochondriac Gets His Way" Emerge Literary Journal awarded him "runner-up" in their 2014 poetry contest. You can follow Falconhead @ LINK
Gaetano Giuffrè lives and works in Rome. After classical studies and a degree in philosophy, he entirely devoted himself to sculpture. His work was exhibited in group and solo shows throughout Italy since 1995. His website is at http://gaetanogiuffre66.wix.com/gaetano-giuffre
Kris Hall is a writer and event coordinator for Ogopogo and Da'daedal from Seattle, WA. Author of the chapbooks Dillinger on the Beach (Horse Less Press) and Notes for Xenos Vesparum (Shotgun Wedding). His work has been featured or is set to appear in Juked, Dreginald, Fog Machine, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, The Monarch Review, Pismire, and TheEEEL.
Paul Hostovsky's latest book of poems is The Bad Guys (FutureCycle Press, 2015). Visit him at www.paulhostovsky.com
A.J. Huffman has published twelve solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) and A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press) are now available from their respective publishers and http://www.amazon.com/ She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2400 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry Northwest and Crazyhorse. A chapbook is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
Rick Hutchinson was born, sucked air and probably eventually will die in Baraboo, Wisconsin. But within that time period, guided by his subconscious, he painted some very fine pictures (no wait.... edit... too egotistical) he painted some pretty okay with an occasional burst of adequate pictures. Some of which have been recognized in National and International exhibitions, magazines and art collections of some seriously warped, but admirable individuals. Mr. Hutchinson is represented by the Marion Royael Gallery Beacon, New York and occasionally in his own backyard, but only on the third Sunday past a total Lunar Eclipse occurring in the month of May.
Nick Jackson enjoys rooting around in the abandoned lumber rooms of the history of science and uncovering, if possible, a not-quite-congealed fragment of semi-fiction. He sometimes thinks of sewing the fragments together and infusing them with a half-life. His own life continues, as yet unblogged. One might track his work down at Chomu Press.
Jessie Janeshek's chapbooks Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish and Rah-Rah Nostalgia are forthcoming from Grey Book Press and dancing girl press respectively. Her full-length book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). Website: jessiejaneshek.net.
Zoltán Komor, 29, is from Hungary and writes surreal short stories. He started to translate some of his works to English, and published in Caliban Online, Thrice Fiction, The Phantom Drift, Gone Lawn, Bizarro Central, etc. His first book titled Flamingos in the Ashtray was just released by Burning Bulb Publishing.
Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded author of poetry, nonfiction books and essays. Her chapbook, Where the Meadowlark Sings, won the 2014 Encircle Publication's Chapbook Contest. Her newest collection, which is the third in a series of chapbooks about women's midlife years, has been released as an internal chapbook, Love Me Tender in Midlife, in IDES from Silver Birch Press. Other recent work has received the Women's National Book Association's Poetry Prize, Best Individual Collection from Purple Patch magazine in England for Stroking David's Leg, the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest win for Red for the Funeral and The Aurorean'sChapbook Spring Pick for Wild as in Familiar. Ellaraine teaches poetry workshops and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh. She is currently judging the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contests for Winning Writers.
Tom Leins is a disgraced ex-film critic from Paignton, UK. His short stories have been published by the likes of Akashic Books, Shotgun Honey, Near to the Knuckle, Revolution John and Spelk. He is currently working on his first novel: Thirsty & Miserable. Get your pound of flesh at https://thingstodoindevonwhenyouredead.wordpress.com/
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in the DC area. Recent chapbooks are out or forthcoming from Grey Book Press, Dancing Girl Press and Shirt Pocket Press. Her first full length collection is forthcoming from Lucky Bastard Press. Recent work can be seen at Jet Fuel Review, Pith, Freezeray, So to Speak, Entropy, Right Hand Pointing, and decomP. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/
meryem nuh is a 20 y/o spanish sudani, living in india. she writes poetry about being black, being woman, being muslim, and the self. she is trying to make it through grad school without becoming a fugitive. her interests (obsessions) vary from cats to malcolm x. her work has appeared in vagabond city literary journal. she works as a writer for qahwa project is the editor-in-chief at artrefurbish and outreach director at vagabond city literary journal. you can find her on her instagram, twitter, and tumblr.
Toti O'Brien's mixed media work has been exhibited in group and solo shows. She has illustrated two children books and two memoirs. Her artwork has appeared in Colorado Boulevard, Like a Girl, Six Little Things, Hystrio, IFF, Speechless, Sein und Werden and Maudlin. More is about to be published in Adroit, Melusine and Rogue Agent. http://totihan.net/artist.html
Ken Poyner often serves as unlikely eye-candy at his wife's powerlifting meets. His latest collection of brief fictions, "Constant Animals", can be located through links on his website, www.kpoyner.com and at www.amazon.com. He has had recent work out in "Analog", "Asimov's", "Poet Lore", "Sein Und Werden", and a several dozen other places, both in print and on the web.
AE Reiff is a scribe of the medicinal southwest and operates a balaclava pastry near Marfa Texas. Sightings of these mythogmas are indexed at encouragementsforsuch
Tammy Robacker won the 2015 Keystone Chapbook Prize for her manuscript, "R". Her second poetry book "Villain Songs" is forthcoming with ELJ Publications in 2016. Tammy published her first collection of poetry, "The Vicissitudes," in 2009 (Pearle Publications). Tammy's poetry has appeared in Arsenic Lobster, Menacing Hedge, Chiron Review, VoiceCatcher, Duende, So to Speak, Crab Creek Review, WomenArts, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. Currently enrolled in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program in Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University, Tammy lives in Oregon. Visit tammyrobacker.com
Tara Roeder is an Associate Professor of Writing Studies in New York City. Her experimental poetry has appeared in venues including E Ratio, Haggard and Halloo, and The Bombay Gin.
Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere and nowhere. She experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize among 20 others, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison also writes book and music reviews, and is a staff book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. Alison's chapbook, Clockwise Cats, released by the venerable Fowlpox Press, will subvert your dissonant dystopia into a euphonious utopia of Zen-Surrealist bliss.
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 sixteen books, including Disturbing Identities (Stories, Ekstasis Editions), Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), An Affection for Precipices (Poetry, Serengeti Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), and Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions). 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. http://www.ekstasiseditions.com/recenthtml/madhouses.htm
David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. Cestrian Press has published three of his poetry collections. First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014) and Not Really a Stranger (2016). He writes in English, Welsh and Italian. His blog is at http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/davidsubacchi
Born in Glasgow in 1955, Ally Thompson attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1975 to 1980, gaining a B.A. First Class Honours in Fine Art, and a Diploma in Post Graduate Studies with high commendation and a travelling scholarship. In 1989, a solo exhibition of his work ran in Glasgow; when it was visited by the international art promoter Norbert Binotti, who then, over a three year period, with a one-man show in New York and major exhibitions in Paris, brought Thompson to international prominence, particularly in America and France. He subsequently steadily consolidated his international reputation with exhibitions in Britain, Europe and North America. A contemporary and close friend of Peter Howson, his paintings, drawing and collages are held in private collections throughout the world. Greatly affected by the loss of his father, he died in January 2016 after a seven year battle with depression and alcoholism. More of his work can be found at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rona.macdonald1/allythompson/ANRT-01.htm
David Turnbull is a writer of short fiction and a member of Clockhouse London Writers. His most recent works appear in 'Beware the Little White Rabbit' Leap Books, 'We Can Improve You' (Boo Books), 'Kitchen Sink Gothic' (Parallel Universe) and Devolution Z Magazine www.tumsh.co.uk
David Webb is a previous contributor to Sein und Werden (Spring 2015) and has seen various bits and pieces published, most recently by Hic Dragones, Kind of a Hurricane Press, The Casket of Fictional Delights and The PRS Review. He likes writing creepy stories, but ought to know better by now.
Parker Weston is a multimedia artist residing in Mesa, Arizona (voted the most conservative big city in the United States) mainly focused on assemblage/sculpture. When he was a child, an overpaid psychic told his mother that he would be a writer someday. He was relieved later that she was spared the news that along the way he would be an adult shop janitor and backpacking drifter before this writing business ever came into effect. His musical entity, Stembreo, explores surreal/dadaist soundtracks (oft ephemeral with absurd humor intact) of phantasms that screen behind our eyelids, for a world in which modern silence does not exist. There is unintentional music everywhere that goes too ignored. Weston is the founder of experimental label Piety Circuit Productions.
Phil Wood was born in Wales. He works in a statistics office. He enjoys working with numbers and words. His poems can be found in various publications including: Clear Poetry, Dactyl Zine, and most recently in Autumn Sky Poetry: https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/2016/01/14/the-retirement-of-the-lighthouse-keeper-by-phil-wood/