Us? You want to know who we are? How flattering!
I'm the editor, I go by the monicker of "ed" if I'm making snide
corrections to someone's copy, or by the sig of DA if the stuff is
mine. I write for a national magazine, run some
web-sites and, err... that's it really.
The Doktor is a wit, a musician and songwriter, a poet, a
photographic artist, a sarcastic bugger, a doctor of english. His recent
near-death experience has given him food for thought
Our senior contributor is JBP. He's a much published
author and award-winning poet who is, quite frankly, slumming it here in our
company. He's had a film made from one of his his novels you know!
The Weevil has the benefit (or handicap) of youth. He did the
art-work (except for the crappy bits I did) and he writes and records
music. He can write too. He
designs web-sites and stuff with computers.
Miss Winamop has mop number five. And why not indeed! She even
wrote a story.
JA is a contemporary of JBP. He was a novelist, a literary
biographer, a poet and he has penned
a script or two. He died in 2009.
BGZ was a thinker with a devilish sense
of humour. Life was cruel to him and he liked to get his own back through his
writing. He died in 2001 and that shouldn't have happened. (We couldn't send
him a mop as we don't have his current address...)
Wayne H.W Wolfson is a California
based author. He recently completed a collaboration with Boston based producer
composer Grenadier on a CD The Last Martini. For more information on
Wayne, or to buy the CD, go to www.waynewolfson.com
JH is a teacher of history, an avid reader and a Shakespeare
enthusiast. She has an MA in the bard's work.
Chris Major is the proud owner of Mop 9, he sent us
some poetry, so could you!
TEXTBEAK is Mopmaster number 10. He supplied "Nets The S'ize of Souls" & others
Sean McGahey is from Wolverhampton and contributed several poems
to us including "Threesome", "Day dream" and
Marc Fiszman lives in Cornwall and is the author of the Teleport
Chronicles. Chapter one of book 1 is featured on
Unlucky Alf was awarded his mop for not sending us any of
his terrible poetry. The mop was damaged in the post and Alf cut himself on the
splintered remains after which he rushed to the bathroom, banged his head on
the cupboard, fell into the bath which he'd forgotten to empty and caught a
chill. His brand new Girls Aloud T-shirt was ruined. Aren't you glad you didn't
get mop 13?
Ashok Niyogi was born and educated in Calcutta and now divides his
time between Delhi, Moscow and California. His works have appeared in Books
("Reflections in the Dark" and "Crossroads" by A-4 Publications, India),
magazines in the UK, the USA, New Zealand and Australia and on-line. His book
of poems is on sale in in the USA as of March 2005.
Marion Hudson lives in Croydon, South of
London, and is an enthusiastic and erudite supporter of the performing arts.
She sent this.
Jane Wright is from the West Midlands of
England and sent her first story to us... and won a
Al Baker is a musician (he used to play in
the same bands as The Doktor) and writer. He now lives in the North of
Scotland. Not too far from the Old Man of
Claudio De Luca has been writing
poems and stories since his
school days. He lives in South Africa.
Martin Friel lives in London and writes for
"Spark Plug Monthly" or somesuch publication. He has penned a few
page 94s and some excellent stories and poems for
Nancy Gauquier is from California and has
contributed a comedy piece and some
poetry to Winamop. She likes mops.
Clifford K. Watkins, Jr. also known as RoTun, has sent
us many poems over the last few years for which we are very grateful. Check out
his web-site at http://www.myspace.com/rotun.
Eleanor Watson is from Northern Ireland. She has sent
us some excellent poems. We like her.
P.L. George is a writer based on Oklahoma. He has sent
us several pieces and this is one of them.
Pete Lee's former occupations include: army
sergeant/counterintelligence agent, federal intelligence operations specialist,
private investigator, newspaper reporter, and social worker. He now enjoys a
relatively serene life in the middle of nowhere. His
poetry has appeared in hundreds of electronic and print publications.
Michael Estabrook earned mop 25 with
these poems. He writes: "I love poetry but I love
my wife more and am interminably grateful that she has not yet run off with the
Martin Green is a
retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, CA. He's had over 300 pieces in
local and senior papers and over 100 short stories in lit and online magazines.
His self-published short story collection is available online at
Daniel S. Irwin sent us some comic
poetry. He explains: "Et moi? I'm an artist/writer (some would argue about
either or both) who works as a medic in a maximum security prison 'cause my
creditors expect to be paid and I gotsta eat."
Josh is a man , who once was a boy. This boy loved and
learned, held close and tightly but never forgot to let go lightly. He grew and
changed, developed and adapted. Josh is the one some called friend and others
will never understand. He writes and reads, tells stories
and his point of view. Josh is South African and has been writing for a long
Iranian born Sheema Kalbasi is a
human rights activist, a poet, and literary translator. She is the director of
Dialogue of Nations Through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of
Iranian Women, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the associate
director of the Other Voices International Project. Furthermore she has created
the horizontal and vertical poetry and is the first Iranian poet to have
co-authored in English. Her works have been published and translated or are
forthcoming in various anthologies, literary journals and on line magazines.
Her latest collection, Echoes in Exile is due publication this fall. Kalbasi
has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in
Pakistan, and in Denmark.
Today she lives with her husband and daughter in
the United States.
Maxwell Chandler is Our Man On The Coast
bringing you insights into music of many colours, from Fado to Bebop and
beyond. His fame has now spread far and wide and he writes for several
journals.. but we had him first!
Laurel Sparks writes radio advertising copy for a
career, but composes personally for love, money, chocolate and any other
interesting pursuits she deems necessary (perhaps eating and paying rent?). Her
work has been seen in Seven Seas Magazine, Denver Syntax, Cautionary
Tale, and Willow Lake Press.
David McLean has an e-chapbook at
a chapbook on sale at Erbacce Press at
He has a full length poetry collection forthcoming at Whistling Shade Press out
around April 2008. There are round 500 poems now in, or forthcoming in, just
over 210 magazines online and/or in print. Details are at his blog at
He is a wicked man.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of
three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin
Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He has
been pubbed at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step
Away, and The Other Room. He blogs at
http://upatberggasse19.blogspot.com/. He is obsessed
with 60s and early 70s garage and psychedelic music.
Valentina Cano is a student of
classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her
works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train,
Magnolia's Press, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals and will
appear in the upcoming editions A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The
Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner
Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations
Literary Journal, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling and Perhaps
I'm Wrong About the World. You can find her here:
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15
year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National
Geographic,The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winstons
Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham science , Fennel and Fern and
Nature's Best Photography. She has had her photographs published in exhibitions
and magazines across the world including The Guardian (2010), RSPB Birds(2010)
, RSPB Bird Life (2010), Dot Dot Dash (2010 and 2011), Alabama Coast (2010),
Alabama Seaport (2010) and NG Kids Magazine (2010). She was the only person
from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus
run, and the only visual artist published in the Taj Mahal Review June 2011.
Youngest artist to be displayed in Charnwood Art's Vision 09 Exhibition (2009)
and New Mill's Artlounge Dark Colours Exhibition (2011).Youngest to be
published in Grey Sparrow Press (2011). Featured artist in Able Muse (2011)
Yvette Managan is a writer who
works by day maintaining the chemical integrity of the Banana River. At night,
she acts as intermediary between the horse, the hound-dog and the Sun Conyer.
She is taking bets. Yvette reads to remember, writes to forget and re-enacts
the American War Between the States to teach that war is never healthy. She
acts as fiction editor for The Linnets Wing and her works have recently
been seen in Every Day Fiction, Open Magazine, Masons Road, Flashshot,
Sporkpress, Eclecticflash, Killer Works, All Things Girl, Literal Translations,
Polluto 6, Mirror Magazine, and Sinister Tales.
Martin Jaeger has been published
or is to be published in print and online magazines. He tries to create
imaginative pieces that will intrigue the reader, who will then have a greater
appreciation for writers. His credits include: Matilda Ziegler Magazine For The
Blind; L. A. Daily Journal; The Jewish Magazine; The Montana Senior News; The
Ozark Senior Living Magazine; Nuthouse Magazine; Pill Hill Press; 50-Word
Stories; The Cynics Online Magazine; Gumbo Press. He was also the Editor of a
Long Island University Magazine.
Gary Beck has spent most of
his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he
couldnt make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His
poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations
(Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk,
Civilized Ways, Displays (Winter Goose Publishing). Fault Lines, Perceptions,
Tremors and Perturbations will be published by Winter Goose Publishing.
Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Press). His novels
include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press).
Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). Call to Valor will be published by
Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth
(Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by
Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere,
Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction
and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives
in New York City.
Bruce Harris worked in
teaching and educational research in the U.K. for over thirty years, publishing
articles research-based articles in the national and educational press,
including the Independent, the Guardian and the Times
Educational Supplement. He has achieved the longlist for the Bridport
Prize and the Bristol Prize , and won prizes, commendations or
shortlistings in competitions including Writers Bureau (twice);
Grace Dieu Writers Circle (twice); Biscuit Publishing, Milton
Keynes Speakeasy, Fylde Writers, Segora, Sentinel Quarterly, Southport
Writers Circle, Lichfield Writers Circle, Cheer Reader, JB
Writers Bureau and others, and has also been published in Morbid
Outlook (Canada), Linnets Wings (Ireland), The Recusant,
Hackwriters, Ranfurly Review, Delivered, Neonbeam, Writers Muse, Carillon
and others. Full listing and samples of his poetry, fiction and journalism
can be seen at www.bruceharris.org
Tameka M. Sharrette is an
aspiring writer from Louisiana who loves expressing herself through poetry.
When Tameka is not writing she spends her time blogging on Tumblr. You can
check out her poetry blog MEKA'S BOUDOIR at
for more of her work.
A.J. Huffman has published
thirteen full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one
joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases,
The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl
Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar
Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers.
She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and
has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals,
including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone
Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor
of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
A.g. Synclair is the editor
& publisher of The
Montucky Review, a journal of poetry and prose. He is widely published,
despite not having an MFA in anything. He lives, writes, and otherwise
collaborates in southwestern Montana with his partner in crime, the artist and
poet Heather Brager.
Esther Greenleaf Murer lives in
Philadelphia. She has been writing poems since age 6, and got serious about
learning the craft after she turned 70. Her poetry has appeared in various
ezines, and her first collection, Unglobed Fruit, was published in 2011.
Occasionally she remembers to update her blog at
Christopher Barnes won a
Northern Arts writers award in 1998. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones
bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he
debuted at Newcastles famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems.
Each year he reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partakes
in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection Lovebites
published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
In addition to radio, film and arts projects Christoper has
written poetry reviews for Poetry Scotland and Jacket Magazine and in August
2007 made a film called 'A Blank Screen, 60 seconds, 1 shot' for Queerbeats
Festival at The Star & Shadow Cinema Newcastle, reviewing a poem...see
On September 4 2010, he read at the Callander Poetry Weekend hosted by Poetry
Scotland and hasrecently become an art critic published in Peels Magazine.
Phil Robertson lives and
works in his adopted home town of Bolton. He has had prose and poetry published
online and in print. In his spare time, he co-edits Prole, Poetry and Prose.
Harry Downey retired after a
career shared between industrial management and antiques. From Lancashire
originally, he now lives in West Dorset but spends the English winters in
Spain. A number of his stories have been accepted by various UK small
magazines. A collection of 20 of these published stories under the title of
Time for a short? and a crime novel Tie a yellow ribbon
are both currently available through Amazon and Kindle.
April Salzano teaches
college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg,
Pyrokinection, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel
Saloon, The Applicant, The Mindful Word, Napalm and Novocain, The Second Hump,
Jellyfish Whispers, The South Townsville Micro Poetry Journal, The Weekender
Magazine, and is forthcoming in Inclement , Poetry Quarterly, Decompression,
and Daily Love. She is working on her first collection of poetry and an
autobiographical novel on raising a child with Autism.
Christina Murphy lives
and writes in a 100 year-old house along the Ohio River in the USA. Her poetry
is an exploration of consciousness as subjective experience, and her most
recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Knotting House Review, StepAway
Magazine, Pear Noir! and Emerge Literary Journal. The poets she most admires
are Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, and Jane Hirshfield for their undaunted (and
impeccable) sense of the interrelationship of language, imagery, and
Dee Sunshine is an artist, writer,
musician, yoga teacher, tantric massage therapist and new age hobo. He
gave up the life of the homesteader in August 2006 and has since then spent
most of his time in Spain, India, Thailand and Indonesia. He is the
author of three poetry collections
The Bad Seed (Stride,
1998) and Dropping
Ecstasy With The Angels (Bluechrome, 2004) &
Visions Of The
Drowning Man (Skylight, 2012). His has also published a novel,
>From The Lips Of God (Bluechrome, 2004).
Dee has put blood, sweat and tears into being of service to other
writers and artists, most notably in the time-consuming production of the free
resources on his website,
especially The AA Independent Press Guide, which he edited, in one form or
another, from 1998 until 2011. He also edited two print magazines, Dada
Dance (1984-1990) and the short-lived, but sweet, Acid Angel (1998-2000).
He also edited the charity poetry anthology, The Book Of Hopes And Dreams
art is frequently used
in print and internet magazines and has graced the book jackets of collections
by Janet Buck, Clarinda Harriss, Rupert Loydell, Norman Jope and many others.
Dee's art is now available in high quality, inexpensive reproduction prints,
posters and cards from Red Bubble and on
various gift items like t-shirts, mouse mats, mugs and fridge magnets from
You can check out more of Dees creative output
on his website and on his
Facebook page. Dee
welcomes contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holly Day is
a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches
needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently
appeared in Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream, and
she is a recent recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College.
Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One
for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated
into French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.
Virginie Colline is a French
translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, The
Electronic Monsoon Magazine, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, Frostwriting,
The Rusty Truck, The Indian Review, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press and
StepAway Magazine, among others.
Mary Cresswell is from Los
Angeles and lives on New Zealands Kapiti coast. Her third book, Trace
Fossils, was published in 2011. Shes appeared in a variety of journals in
New Zealand, the US, and other English-speaking places. Please also see:
Bobbi Sinha-Morey is a poet
living in the peaceful countryside of Colusa, California. Her poetry has
appeared in such places as Open WIndow Review, Taproot Literary Review,
Plainsongs, Enhance, and others. Her latest book of poetry, The Glass Swan, is
available at www.writewordsinc.com,
and her website is http://bobbisinhamorey.wordpress.com.
Martin David Edwards is a
writer based in London. He enjoys writing stories with quirky themes and
eccentric characters. Martin has previously published short stories with
Psychopomp, The Metric, Streetcake and Bento Box magazines, and in the
collection Allusions of Innocence published by Solarwyrm Press in 2014.
Martin's website is www.storiesbymartin.com.
Kerruish is originally from Edinburgh. She has recently had work
published in Gold Dust, Dawntreader, Dream Catcher, Bunbury,
Inkapture, and Spelk among others. One of her short stories was included in
Steven Kay's 'Joe Stepped off the Train and other stories', published
earlier this year in support of War Child.
Katie Lewington likes to review
the books she reads, listen to music, daydream, watch Cary Grant films, help
The Pithead Chapel journal and Transcending Shadows review and Punks Write
Poems Press sift through their submissions, sniff 50 year old poetry tomes and
enjoy the aesthetic display of many literary magazines (she has been published
in some of these) Contact her through Twitter @idontwearahat and her blog
Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in
Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various
magazines and journals worldwide. He has published four poetry chapbooks
including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moons Cloth
Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer!
(Fowlpox Press, 2014), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014).
He also wrote a book of fiction titled Green Cemetery (Moment Publications,
2014). Some of his poems have been translated into German, Greek, Turkish,
Italian and Spanish. He keeps a blog about Tunisian literature at
and you can see more of his work on his blog at
Allison Grayhurst is a member of
the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 600 poems published in more than 300
international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was
published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published
eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited
Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book
published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her
poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher
above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was
published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in
October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication
this Fall with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She
also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com
Samuel Moulton is a current
resident of New Orleans, Philosophy-student-by-day, poet-by-night and
non-believer in the Oxford comma. His work is structurally conscious in an
effort that rhythm and emotion build upon each other. Backed by Peter Cooley in
the power struggle, he was recently appointed head poetry editor of the Tulane
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the
site 17Numa.wordpress.com where
links to his published work can be found. His chapbook "Songs of A Dissident"
is forthcoming through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared
recently in venues such as Words Surfacing, Yellow Chair Review, Harbinger
Asylum, Dead Snakes, and The Mind[less] Muse.
Adam Kluger is a
NYC writer & artist. His work has been featured in Literary Magazines like
Winamop, Meat for Tea, Literary Juice, Outsider, Turk's Head Review and others.
Natalie Rodriguez is a writer
and filmmaker from Walnut, CA. She developed a passion for writing, television
and film as a child and started out in theater acting. In 2010, she was
recognized with a California Legislature Award for the completion of a young
adult novel, which started out as a fifth grade school assignment. The book is
now active in literary agent submission.
Kevan Youde was born in
Derbyshire and has spent most of his professional career in Europe, working as
a marine scientist and writing fiction in his spare time. He has had work
selected recently for publication in Dream Catcher, Bunbury and Spelk Fiction
Richard Schnap is a poet,
songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A two-time Best of
the Net nominee, his poems have most recently appeared locally nationally and
overseas in a variety of print and online publications. His debut chapbook, "A
Wind From Nowhere", is available from Flutter Press.
Sofia Kioroglou is a feature writer, prolific
blogger and award-winning poet from Greece. She is a wife, a missionary, a
painter and a nature lover. She believes in small kindnesses, daily chocolate,
and happy endings. Her work has appeared in a dozen literary journals and
printed anthologies such as Verse-Virtual, Asvamegh, Silverbirchpress, Writink
Page, the Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Universal Values Anthology,
Halkyon Days to name but a few. To read more of her poetry, visit
Blanca Alicia Garza is a Poet from Las Vegas,
Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Her
poems are published in the Poetry Anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow
Haze", and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" now available at Amazon.com.
Blanca's work can be found in The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop
Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Raven's Cage Ezine, Scarlet Leaf
Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1.
Anita Nabonne is a keen writer
of poetry, stories and verses for children, and of late a prolific blogger. She
hails from England's beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne and lives with her
American husband and dog, Bobble. Early years saw some pieces published in a
few anthologies, and she enjoys writing to raise money for charity and for
Conservation; writing small booklets of illustrated romantic poetry and also
children's illustrated poetry - printed free of charge by kind businesses -
which sold over time to raise vital funds. Her blog can be found at:
Jane Seaford's novel
Archies Daughter was accepted by Really Blue Books (nothing
to do with porn) and e-published in 2012. It has received excellent reviews.
Several of her short stories have been placed, highly commended or short-listed
in international competitions. Many have appeared in anthologies or magazines.
Others have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. As a freelance journalist she
had a column in Bonjour magazine and sold pieces to the Guardian,
the Independent and other British publications. She is the joint fiction editor
for Takahe, a New Zealand literary magazine.
Taunja Thomson's poetry has
appeared in The Cincinnati Poets' Collective, The Cincinnati Poetry Review, The
Licking River Review, The Aurorean, Lime Hawk Collective Arts Journal, Really
System, Squalorly, Wild Age Press, This Dark Matter, Melted Wing, The Cahaba
River Journal, Sandy River Review, Watershed, Portage Magazine, Panoply
Magazine, and Amore - an anthology of love poetry. In August of 2016, her work
will appear in Potomac, and she has co-authored a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry
that has recently been accepted for publication. Two of her poems have been
nominated for the Pushcart Award: "Seahorse and Moon" in 2005 and "I Walked Out
in January" in 2016. Her writer's page is on Facebook at
and she resides in Kentucky with her husband and six cats, where she practices
collage craft, terrarium creation, and water gardening.
Vesna Main was born in Zagreb,
Croatia, where she studied comparative literature before obtaining a doctorate
from the Shakespeare Institute in Birmingham, England. She was a lecturer at
universities in Nigeria and the UK and has worked at the BBC and as a college
teacher. She has written for numerous journals and has had two novels
published: A Woman with No Clothes On (Delancey Press 2008) and The Reader the
Writer (Mirador, 2015) She lives in London and Capestang, France.
Geoff Anderson teaches
foreigners how to break into the Queen's English in Columbus, Ohio. His work
can be found in Wherewithal, Rust + Moth, and Cider Press Review, among
Lisa Zaran is a poet and the
author of 8 collections including Dear Bob Dylan, The Blondes Lay Content, If
It We and the sometimes girl. She is founder and editor of Contemporary
American Voices, an online journal of poetry celebrating its tenth year of
publication. When not writing Zaran spends her days in county jail facilitating
a Hope group for women. Current work of hers can be found in Peregrine Muse,
Modern Creative Life and A Little Poetry.
John D Robinson was born in
63 in the UK; his poems have appeared widely in
the small press and online literary journals; Rusty Truck; In Between
Hangovers; The Sentinel literary Quarterly; Winamop.com; BoySlut; Hobo Camp
Review; Eunoia Review; Outsider Poetry; The Beatnik Cowboy; Chicago Record; he
is a contributor to the 48th Street Press 2016 Broadside Series; His book of
poems 'When you hear the bell, there's no hide' carries an introduction by John
Martin David Edwards is a
writer living in London. He has published short stories in Psychopomp, Bento
Box, The Metric, Street Cake, Storyboard, on Winamop (C is for Cromer"),
and in the collection Allusions of Innocence by Solarwyrm Press.
When not writing he terrifies himself with an 8 foot tall hedge cutter.
Martins website is www.storiesbymartin.com.
Sheikha A. is from Pakistan and
United Arab Emirates. Her work appears in a variety of literary venues that can
be accessed on her blog sheikha82.wordpress.com. She is the author of a short
poetry collection Spaced (Hammer and Anvil Books, 2013 - available on
Kindle) and she edits poetry for eFiction India.
Adam Golub is an associate
professor of American Studies who teaches courses on literature, childhood,
music, and monsters at California State University, Fullerton. His creative
work has appeared in Sirens Call and has twice earned honorable mention in the
New Millennium Writings Award for Fiction. His nonfiction writing has appeared
in Film and History, Anthropology Now, American Quarterly, and elsewhere. Adam
is co-editor of a book of essays on teaching monsters in the arts and
humanities, forthcoming from McFarland.
Fabrice B. Poussin is the
advisor for The Chimes, the Shorter University award winning poetry and arts
publication. His writing and photography have been published in print,
including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris, and more than 60
other art and literature magazines in the United States and abroad. Fabrice
teaches French and English at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia. Author of
novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and
more than two dozens other magazines. His photography has been published in The
Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than seventy other
John Gabriel Adkins
is a Pushcart-nominated writer of antistories, microfiction and other oddities.
A member of the Still Eating Oranges arts collective, he has been published in
The Escapist, Gone Lawn, Squawk Back, Foliate Oak
Literary Magazine and Apocrypha & Abstractions.
James Diaz is the founding
editor of the literary arts & music journal Anti-Heroin Chic. His work had
appeared in HIV Here & Now, Chronogram, Ditch, Cheap Pop Lit, Foliate Oak
and Indiana Voice Journal. He lives in upstate New York.
Sudeep Adhikari is a
structural engineer/Lecturer from Kathmandu, Nepal. His poetry has found place
in many online/print literary journals, the recent being Red Fez , Kyoto , Your
One Phone Call, Jawline Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Yellow Mama, Fauna Quarterly,
Beatnik Cowboys and After The Pause. He is also looking forward to run for
mayor-ship of Gotham, provided Batman backs him up.
Madhusankha is currently an undergraduate reading for a BSc Special
Degree in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Colombo.
Even though he is academically involved with the subjects of Mathematics and
Statistics, he also pursues a successful career in the field of English
language and literature as a budding young researcher, reviewer, poet and
content writer. Basically, he explores the miscellaneous complications of the
human existence through his poetry by focussing on the burning issues in the
contemporary society. Moreover, Indunils works have been featured in many
international anthologies, magazines and journals.
Andrew Lee-Hart was born in
Yorkshire many years ago but now lives on the Wirral in North West England
where he writes stories and works as a support worker. His stories have
appeared on various websites and in print magazines.
Gerard Sarnat has recently been
nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Hes authored four collections: HOMELESS
CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016)
which included work published in Gargoyle, Lowestoft, American Journal of
Poetry and Tishman Review plus was featured in New Verse News, Songs of Eretz,
Avocet, LEVELER, tNY, StepAway, Bywords, Floor Plan. Dark Run, Scarlet Leaf,
Good Men Project, Anti-Heroin Chic and Tipton Journal feature sets of new
poems. Mount Analogue selected Sarnats sequence, KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY,
for distribution as a pamphlet in Seattle on Inauguration Day 2017 as well as
the next morning as part of the Washington DC and nationwide Womens
Marches. For Huffington Post/other reviews, readings, publications, interviews;
Harvard/Stanford educated, Gerrys worked in jails, built/staffed clinics
for the marginalized, been a CEO of healthcare organizations and Stanford
Medical School professor. Married since 1969, he has three children, four
John Grey is an Australian
poet, US resident. Recently published in the Tau, Studio One and Columbia
Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Examined Life Journal and
Michael Lee Johnson lived
ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. He is a Canadian and USA citizen.
Today he is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer,
small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in more than
930 small press magazines in 33 different countries or republics, and he edits
10 poetry sites. Author's website http://poetryman.mysite.com/. Michael
is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom (136 page book) ISBN:
978-0-595-46091-5, several chapbooks of poetry, including From Which Place the
Morning Rises and Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago Poems. He also has
over 130 poetry videos on
YouTube as of
2015: Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for
poetry 2015 & Best of the Net 2016. Visit his
Group and join. He is also the editor/publisher of anthology,
Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow
Haze: A second poetry anthology,
Dandelion in a Vase of Roses,
Editor Michael Lee Johnson, is now available.
Bradford Middleton was born
in London in 1971 but eventually found himself in Brighton in 2007 and began
writing because he knew no one and had no money. He's accrued over 300 unique
publications so far, including a novel from New Pulp Press and a couple of
poetry chapbooks from Crisis Chronicles Press and Holy & Intoxicated Press.
His work is dotted all over the internet and in several magazines and journals.
He is on facebook at bradfordmiddleton1.
Gale Acuff has had poetry
published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, Descant, Adirondack Review, Ottawa Arts
Review, Worcester Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, South
Carolina Review, Arkansas Review, Carolina Quarterly, Poem, South Dakota
Review, Santa Barbara Review, Sequential Art Narrative in Education, and many
other journals. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel
(BrickHouse Press, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The
Story of My Lives (BrickHouse, 2008). He has taught university English in the
US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank.
Jake Sheff is a major and pediatrician
in the US Air Force, married with a daughter and three pets. Currently home is
the Mojave Desert. Poems of Jakes are in Marathon Literary Review, Jet
Fuel Review, The Cossack Review and elsewhere. His chapbook is
Looting Versailles (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). He considers life
an impossible sit-up, but plausible.
is a Washington, DC-based formalist poet/writer who holds an MA in Nonfiction
Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry appears/will appear in
Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Clementine Unbound, Eastern
Structures, Ekphrastic Review, Literary Hatchet, Lonesome
October Lit, Midnight Lane Boutique, Palettes & Quills,
Quarterday Review, Red River Review, Snakeskin, and
Ann Christine Tabaka lives in
Delaware. She is a published poet and artist. She loves gardening and cooking.
Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her most recent credits are The
Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, Metaworker, Raven Cage Ezine,
RavensPerch, Anapest Journal, Sick Lit Magazine, Mused, Indiana Voice Journal,
Halcyon Days Magazine, and The Society of Classical Poets.
Orbindu Ganga is known by his
pen name in poetic world as Orlando Blake. He is a post-graduate in science and
the first recipient of Dr. Mitra Augustine gold medal for academic excellence.
He touches the nuances to get imbibed in psychology, counselling, philosophy,
spirituality, travelling and music. He is writing his first fiction, poetry has
been his first love. His poems have been published in various international
publications like Sahitya Anand, Spillwords Press, OPA and Atunis.
George Aitch George is a
physician from the UK. On his days off, he writes. You may find his work both
in print and online with Storgy, Litro, Bunbury Magazine and The Crazy Oik
among others. His essay What Do You Do When It All Goes Wrong was
recently shortlisted by Ascona. Previously he edited for Medic Mentor and North
Many more contributors are waiting in the wings. If they see us
crash and burn they'll fade away, if it's a success they'll claim it was their
idea... c'est la vie. Come and join us if you dare!
Unfortunately we've now ceased sending out mops, it was getting
a bit tiresome (and it cost us money!) so future contributors will only have
the kudos that comes from an appearance on Winamop.