Bios and notes
Lana Bella was recently nominated for the Pushcart Award, and has works of poetry and fiction published and forthcoming with over 120 journals, including a chapbook with Crisis Chronicles Press (Spring 2016), Ann Arbor Review, Chiron Review, Coe Review, Literary Orphans, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Quarterly, White Rabbit (Chile), among others. She divides her time between the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is the wife of a talking-wonder novelist, and the mother of two young children. (Lana's Website)
Rob Santana's work has been published by ShortStory.Me and ShortStory.Net.
Colin James has a chapbook of poems, A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity, out from Pski's Porch Press.
Adam Kluger is a NYC writer and street artist and descendant of British sculptor Jacob Epstein. Kluger attended the same high school as Jack Kerouac and draws inspiration from diverse literary sources that include Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Ernest Hemingway and Herman Melville and artists Jean Dubuffet, Marc Chagall, Bob Ross, Eric Payson and Pablo Picasso. Kluger is one of the leaders of New York's growing Anti-Art movement.
Jay Merrill's story, "Juggling in the Goldhawk Road," is a spin-off from a series called "Trev's Friends" in the Big Issue, a journal on homelessness in the UK.
Fiction by Jay will be published shortly by 3 AM Magazine, Matter Press, Prairie Schooner and tNY Press. Jay is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her stories have appeared recently in Anomalous, Corium, Epiphany, Foliate Oak, Literary Orphans, SmokeLong Quarterly, Spork, Wigleaf, et al.. She has two short-story collections published by Salt (Astral Bodies and God of the Pigeons) and is the winner of the Salt Short Story Prize. Jay lives in London and is currently writer in residence at Women in Publishing.
Geoff Wode, a former wrestler, nightclub bouncer, and derivatives trader in London, England, is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, and has published numerous short stories. He lives in North London.