"Laying on Hands"
Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Reed, Poet Lore, Chiron Review, Poem, Adirondack Review, Florida Review, Slant, Nebo, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Roanoke Review, and many other journals in eleven countries. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel, The Weight of the World, and The Story of My Lives.
"The blue faces"
Neha is a 17 year old aspiring artist who lives in India. To her , the process of making art is like an escapade from her reality , and her artwork is a depiction of her thoughts.
"Berserk as Prized Possession"
Aneska Tan is a student from Singapore who likes to write when she is not fighting her way through academia. Her work is upcoming in Rust + Moth and Riggwelter Press among other journals. She hopes to own a writing hut someday (much like Mark Twain’s!) and in the after hours you’ll usually find her wallowing in her inability to leave the house.
"Open the door to you"
Sofia Fey is a Queer and Non-Binary writer living in North Hollywood, California. Primarily they are a theatre maker, filmmaker, and a writer of poetry and cartoons. They have just written and produced a short film that is called Midwestern and it is in post-production. Most recently their work has appeared in Hooligan Magazine, Hominum Journal, and Homology Magazine. Currently, they are the founding editor at Cabaret Contributor’s Journal. They are hoping to eventually write for TV and publish a chapbook of their poetry.
Doaa Elhassan is an artist that is currently a Junior at Hammond High School in Columbia, Maryland. She is an African-American Muslim woman from Sudan. She enjoys using art as a tool to express her emotions, specifically, her identity and how she sees the world. She has been published in 'Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition at the Montpelier Arts Center' and “Celebrating Arts.” When she is not drawing, she is exploring the beauties of nature and finding out how to fit into this unusual world.
Kanchan Naik is a junior at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin and the Teen Poet Laureate for the City of Pleasanton. Kanchan is the Youth Editor of the India Currents Magazine and the Editor-in-chief of Quarry Lane’s news-zine The Roar. When she’s not doodling or writing poetry, she is most likely untangling her earphones or looking for something that happens to be -- much like herself -- lost.
"The Day After Independence"
Thomas Elson’s short stories, poetry, and flash fiction have been published in numerous venues such as Calliope, Pinyon, Lunaris, New Ulster, Lampeter, Selkie, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Adelaide Literary Magazine. He divides his time between Northern California and Western Kansas.
"Reflections of Humanity"
Jacqueline Wu is an artist from Long Island, New York. She has also won art competitions and awards, such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is forthcoming in Teenmind, ReadThis, and Celebrating Art. Jacqueline enjoys painting, drawing, writing, and playing the viola, and she hopes to continue to inspire and empower through her words.
"The Inverted Yield Curve"
Tom Barlow an Ohio writer whose work has appeared in journals including The Stoneboat Literary Journal, Ekphrastic Review, Voicemail Poetry, Hobart, Tenemos, Redivider, Harbinger Asylum, Heron Clan, The Remington Review, Your Daily Poem, and many more. See more at tombarlowauthor.com.
"Man Painting in China"
Emma has been an artist for 16 years, 5 of those years she was based in London whilst studying photography at the Camberwell College of Arts at the UAL. From there she received a BA Honours in Photography and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. She has exhibited her artwork internationally in the US in New York, LA, Art Basel Miami & San Francisco and Athens in Greece and Budapest in Hungary. She has also exhibited nationally in the UK and London several times where she currently lives and works. She has also been published in several independent art magazines in the UK and exhibited her video art work in international film festivals around the globe.