Contributor News!

Below are updates from my wonderful anthology contributors about the great work they’ve put out and other successes they’ve had recently!


Tanya Bryan’s story, “Death: A List,” will be reprinted in the upcoming Funny Horror anthology from UFO Publishing. She also has a poem forthcoming in the Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty) anthology from Tesseract Books (imprint of Hades Publications, Inc) this spring.

Arthur Doweyko’s short story, “Andrew The Last,” won first place as best science fiction short story  in the recently completed 2016 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. It was previously honored with an Honorable Mention by the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Competition.

David Haendler recently had a story called ‘The Hero of Magdeburg’ published in World Unknown Review: Volume III.
Anne E. Johnson’s humorous science fiction novel Red Spawn Delivery, third book in the Webrid Chronicles, will be released March 1 by Candlemark & Gleam Publishing.

Last year, Jessica Knauss’s paranormal urban fantasy Awash in Talent was published by Kindle Press after winning a contract though the Kindle Scout program. Her epic of medieval Spain, Seven Noble Knights, was published by Bagwyn Books in ebook in December and in paperback in January. She will be giving a reading from Seven Noble Knights at the Harvard Book Store on May 3. She has also earned a residency at the women writers’ retreat Hypatia-in-the-Woods.

Gabrielle Lee’s frst novel, COMFORTS WE DESPISE, will be released later this year from Zoozil Media. COMFORTS WE DESPISE is a choose-your-own-adventure, historical-fiction novel focused on the life of Cleopatra VII, and Zoozil Media is an educational publisher targeting reluctant readers. Her illustrated, serialized novella, JENNY & THE LABYRINTH, will be released later this year from Monthly Fiction. She has a poem appearing in DRYLAND this spring–“After Bruce Conner’s SEÑORITA.” This spring, she will be working on writing a music album in collaboration with Los Angeles-area producer and composer Ethan Castro, aiming for release this fall.
Bryanna Licciardi has been nominated for a Pushcart  by Inklette Magazine, a poetry project published and discussed on Fourth & Sycamore‘s website, and a collection of poems forthcoming this week on Peacock Journal. 
Greg Luce’s poem “April Haiku” was chosen for Moving Words in Arlington. It will appear on ART buses this spring and summer.  He will be reading in the Deaf Poets Society event at the Writers Center on Sunday 2/26, 2-4 pm. On April 28 he‘ll be reading in a resistance themed Hear at Martha’s.
Jason Steinhauer has been appointed the full-time director of Villanova University’s new Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest.
Katie Manning’s first full-length poetry book, Tasty Other, was published in November as the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.
Jim Norman’s screenplay, The Case of the Tattooed Redhead, took the Grand Prize in the TV Pilot category at the Mountain Film Festival.  Another TV Pilot of his, Deli Takeout, set in 1925 Brooklyn, N.Y., took 3rd place in the same category.
Juliana Rew has a fantasy story, “The Twelfth Witch,” out in the new “Arcane Arts” anthology edited by Kai Herbertz. She’s excited that there are plans to translate the anthology into a German edition. It’s available on Amazon in ebook and paperback (shortly) at
Julia Rocchi’s first published short story just appeared in Issue 6 of Mulberry Fork Review! (Hot off the presses as of yesterday.)
Some of Karen Rockwell’s most recent publications include the following: Poem “Dad” was Ontario Poetry Month feature for Morel South&West online at; “Curious Connections,” her flash fiction chapbook, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in April 2016; three poems in Latchkey Lyricality, an anthology of The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS); her poem “Silencing Intimate Voices” was featured in Scattered Ecstasies, a collaborative arts project by Sho Art Spirit Performance; two haiku were published in “Haiku to F*ck To” an anthology by Spark the Word Press.
Alina Stefanescu’s new publications include the following: “About the Author”Menacing Hedge, Winter/17; “Holding“, Mulberry Fork Review, Issue 6, 2/17; “Pop-Ups“, New Orleans Review Online, 2/17; “All Those Love Notes Swarm Like Insects”Pif Magazine, Issue 237, 2/17; “Between One Refugee and Another”Spilled Milk, Issue 5; “When You Send an Email Asking for Money to Support That Mission Bringing Jesus to Romania“, Writers Resist, January 2017. She also has a new poetry micro chapbook, Ipokimen, out from Anchor & Plume.
Judy Swann has two new pieces:  “Talking Elizabeth Cady Stanton” in NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology and “Fool”  in The Mom Egg Review, MER 15. Forthcoming, April, 2017.
Sarena Ulibarri took over as Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press in March 2016. (They’re currently open to submissions.) Her surreal science fiction story “Astra, the Falling Star” was published by KasmaSF Magazine in February 2017, and her solarpunk story “Riding in Place” will be in the Biketopia anthology from Microcosm Publishing, which is Kickstarting now.
Tim Wendel’s 13th book, The Cancer Crossings, will be out early next year from Cornell Press.
Gary Wosk’s essay “Tom, Oscar and Jimmy” was just published by Dime Show Review in the anthology Dime Show Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2017. His work represents modern-day truth: beauty, pain, curiosity, and humor. The essay recalls his days as a teenager and early adult playing basketball along with his friends at the local community gymnasium against three much older men during three on three basketball.



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