Issue One: Royalty

Our first issue “Royalty” is finally here! Thank you to all of the contributors that made this issue possible! Without further ado, here is what you all have been waiting for……Issue One

Our Amazing Issue One Contributors: 

Shannon Frost Greenstein resides in Philadelphia with her family and spoiled cats. She is a former Ph.D. candidate in Continental Philosophy, meaning she is no fun at parties and has a lot of debt. Shannon harbors an unhealthy interest in Hamilton, Nietzsche, Game of Thrones, and Mount Everest. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee with work that has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Scary Mommy, WHYY…actually, you know what, just Google her.

Courtenay S. Gray is a twenty one year old poet from the North of England. She adores to write and she also adores to read. Literature is one of, if not her biggest passion. It is the only thing she has ever been sure of. Her main poetic influence is Sylvia Plath. She loves the dark and the twisted. She has self published two poetry books.

Juliette van der Molen is a writer and poet living in the Greater NYC area. She is an intersectional feminist and a member of the LGBTQIA community. She is a contributing editor for Mookychick Magazine and author of Death Library: The Exquisite Corpse Collection (Moonchild Magazine, August 2018). Her work has also appeared in Rose Quartz Journal, Burning House Press, Memoir Mixtapes, Collective Unrest and several other publications. Forthcoming books include: Mother, May I? (Animal Heart Press, May 2019) and Anatomy of A Dress (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2019). You can connect with her on Twitter via @j_vandermolen

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart & Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker. Her poetry has stalked magazines like Glass, Yes, Five:2: One, Anti-Heroin Chic, Former Cactus, Occulum, Luna Luna, & many more. She has a chapbook Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), three forthcoming: Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press Jan 2019), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Lit March 2019) Her full length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press). Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie), her weekly poetry column and her website.

Megan Russo is an amateur writer and dungeon master. She attended the University of Cincinnati receiving degrees in Studio Arts and Creative Writing. Megan currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two pugs.

Bára Hladíková is an artist based in Tiohtiá:ke, Montréal. Her work can be found in Cosmonauts Avenue, Seafoam Mag, Charcuterie, The Liar, and elsewhere. Her book Behind the Curtain was recently published by Publication Studio. She tweets @_carodejnice

Kara Goughnour is a queer writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published or forthcoming in Third Point Press, Riggwelter Journal, The Southampton Review, and others. Follow her on Twitter @kara_goughnour or read her collected and exclusive works at  

Josephine Clay is a young writer with a passion for all things literary. She studied English Literature and Linguistics at University and is currently working on her first novel.

Wijnand van der Giessen is a Dutch photographer currently living in North Wales. He has a passion for travel and exploring other cultures. His adventures have taken him to many places in Europe, Asia and the United States. His photography centres around connection with the natural landscape, as well as perspective on historical architecture. To see more of his work you can connect with him on Instagram via: wijnandvandergiessen.

Tucker Lieberman is the author of Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains. His photography is in Barren and his poems are in Snakeskin, Defenestration, Neologism, and Déraciné. He lives with his husband, the science fiction writer Arturo Serrano, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Bina Perino is a University of North Texas student, studying creative writing. Her work can be found in the North Texas Review, Arts of Thought, Awakened Voices, Jungle Tender, and Sonder Midwest. Her work is inspired by her experiences, emotions, and inquiries.

Juliette Sebock is a poet and writer born in small-town Pennsylvania..  After several years of journalism and work with sources like Her Campus Media and The Mighty, she turned her focus to poetry, publishing the chapbook Mistakes Were Made in 2017. Currently, Juliette is working on Nightingale & Sparrow Magazine, lifestyle blog For the Sake of Good Taste, and a variety of poetry and prose pieces.  When she isn’t writing (and sometimes when she is), she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz.

Rickey Rivers Jr. was born and raised in Alabama. He is a writer and cancer survivor. He likes a lot of stuff. You don’t care about the details. He has been previously published in Fabula Argentea, ARTPOST magazine, the anthology Chronos, Enchanted Conversations Magazine, (among other publications). Check out some stuff from him here, You may or may not find something you like there and that’s a promise.

Jasmine Torres is a literature and writing student at University of California San Diego. It gives her great joy to read and create poetry as well as be part of a community that creates safe spaces for creators’ works.  Her work can be seen in Rose Quartz Magazine as she is a regular contributor. Jasmine likes to live her life as best she can with positive energy and love! You can follow her on twitter @relax_kiddo.

Amanda McLeod is an Australian author of fiction and poetry. She revels in good books, warm weather, and rain. You can read her words at Ellipsis Zine, Vamp Cat Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, and other places; and she tweets about literary things @AmandaMWrites

A.H. Lewis is a 26-year-old writer from Pittsburgh, PA. She has her first poetry collection, The Smallness of Everything Else, forthcoming from Dorrance Publishing in May 2019. Her favorite time of year is summer and she absolutely hates winter after living through so many in the snow belt of northern PA for four years at Allegheny College. She has an English degree and, needless to say, loves to read and write! She’s terrified of clowns and hates the feeling of velvet, and she I could go anywhere in the world, it would be somewhere tropical with no phone reception.

Margo Gabriel is a Freelance Writer, Photographer, event host, foodie, music lover, churro aficionado and all around life enthusiast that loves to capture simple moments in her travels. She sells her prints online and via her Instagram page. She lives in Boston, MA and graduated from UMass Boston in 2009 with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, traveling, live music, and hosting exciting events that bring communities together.

Melodie Jones is twenty-two-year-old Ball State University graduate. She majored in English Education and minored in Creative Writing. This is her first published piece of literature. Melodie has been writing poetry for ten years. She currently resides in northern Indiana. Her favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe. She can be found on Twitter @Miss_MJones.

Wanda Deglane is a capricorn from Arizona. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and attends Arizona State University. Her poetry has been published or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Glass Poetry, L’Ephemere Review, and Former Cactus, among other lovely places. Wanda is the author of Rainlily (2018), Lady Saturn (Rhythm & Bones, 2019), and Venus in Bloom (Porkbelly Press, 2019).


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