Issue #7 The Woman in White

MANDEM —  The Woman in White (cover)mandemMANDEM is the art name for Maize Arendsee, an art instructor and Studio Art MFA student at Florida State University, and her life-partner, Moco Steinman-Arendsee. MANDEM’s artwork is described as an exercise in categorical violations, simulation, and narrative. With an academic background in classical mythology, gender studies, and critical theory, MANDEM works across media and materials (painting, assemblage/collage, film, sculpture, and book-making), intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM’s artwork has been widely exhibited in art galleries and museums, and it has been featured in over 100 publications.

Prerna Bakshi
Prerna’s work has been published in Grey Sparrow Journal, Silver Birch Press, Wilderness House Literary Review and South Asian Ensemble: A Canadian Quarterly of Literature, Arts and Culture.

Eleanor Bennett
behind ice
Eleanor was the CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of The Year. Her photography was published in British Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Her art is also globally exhibited.

Carina Bissett
Tabula Rasa
Carina spends her time crafting twisted fairy tales and cross-pollinated mythic fiction. Her writing can be found at the Journal of Mythic Arts, NonBinary Review, Timeless Tales and other assorted journals and anthologies.

D G Bracey
Traffic Signals
DG has published short stories in various journals and reports for a weekly alternative press. To keep up with him, like DG Bracey on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and if you see him on the street, give him a wave.

Sarah Brashear
Woman in White Suite
Sarah teaches writing at Lebanon Valley College. She also teaches at Harrisburg Area Community College. Her first book of poetry will be published later this year by Cawing Crow Press.

Alana I. Capria
The Siblings
Alana is the author of Wrapped in Red and Hooks and Slaughterhouse, and the chapbooks Organ Meat, Killing Me and Lilith. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
Estranged Fruit
Adrian’s  poetry has been featured in The Yellow Chair Review, Thick With Conviction, Silver Birch Press and one of his poems was named Cultured Vultures’ Top 3 Poems of the Week.

Gregg Chamberlain
A Colorful Odyssey 
Gregg has about a dozen short fiction credits in sf, fantasy, horror, mystery, and children’s lit genres, including NonBinary Review’s Frankenstein issue and an Alphanumeric appearance in the Arabian Nights issue.

Carla Drysdale
What He Said 
Carla’s  poetry collection Little Venus was published by Tightrope Books. Her chapbook Inheritance is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in PRISM, The Same, LIT, the Literary Review of Canada.

Deborah Guzzi
Leaf One in the Narrative on the Vine of Mrs. Catherick
Deborah’s poetry appears in here/there: poetry, Existere—Journal of Arts and Literature, Tincture, and Cha: Asian Literary Review, Eunoia, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

David Hoenig
The Nurse
David has published in different anthologies with Horrified Press, Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review, Drunk Monkeys Literary, Dark Chapter Press and Nebula Rift Magazine. He is working on his first novel. Slowly.

T. Imel
Paper Girl
T. writes, paints, and acts her way through life at the moment. Coffee is needed here and there, but above all else, she is just a person. Trying things. She has been published in Dirty Chai Magazine and Hypertrophic Press Literary Magazine.

Clinton Inman
Woman in the City
Clinton is a retired school teacher, Renaissance painter, poet, and piano player, born in England, graduated from SDSU in 1977.

Jamal Iqbal
Jamal has been published in Nowhere Near A Damn Rainbow, Sukoon, in Rip/Torn Magazine, Uncommon:Dubai, Five2One Magazine, #thesideshow, The Syzygy Poetry Journal, Pear Drop Journal and Cease, Cows.

David Landrum
Symphony in White
David’s revised fairy tales have been published in Father Grim’s Book of Stories, Arthur King of the Ages Anthology, The Fairy Tale Whisperer, Cliterature, and in Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales.

Idynne MacInnes
The Legend of Anne Catherick
Idynne has been published in Literary Mama, Quantum Fairy Tales, We’Moon 2016, and Roger Morris’s Brain Waves.You can find more of her work at

Nick Nafpliotis
Numbers Game
Nick writes about weird crime, bizarre history, pop culture, and humorous classroom experiences on his blog, He is a television, novel, and comic book reviewer for

Katie Naum
Katie is a writer in Brooklyn with a background in sustainability.


Charles Opara
Charles is a Nigerian-born writer and a speculative fiction novelist whose stories cut across an eclectic range of topics and people. In 2015, his horror fiction story “It Happened” was shortlisted for the Awele Creative Trust short story prize.

Sierra Ortega
On the Road to London 
Sierra works mostly in the genres of found and experimental poetry. She’s had pieces published in various regional publications and in the international politics magazines, The Interdependent and PassBlue.

Beth Overmyer
The Price of Secrets 
Beth writes short and long fiction in any age category and in any genre—except for horror and erotica. She has a middle grade book, In a Pickle, out with MuseItUp Publishing.

Tatiana Ryckman
Tatiana was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the chapbook Twenty-Something and Assistant Editor at sunnyoutside press.

Stephen Spellman
Into Oblivion 
Steven has written more than ten fiction novels. The only thing that comes close to being as important to him as his family is his passion for writing.

Jill Allyn Stafford
Not How Others See Us
Jill is a collage and mixed media artist. In addition to her art, Jill is a legal assistant, serves on the board of directors of a Sacramento children’s literacy non-profit (916 INK), and is an avid do-gooder.

Deborah Walker
Glory Be to the Fake Somebody
Deborah grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children.

Jessica Walsh
In Pursuit of Ugly Women
Jessica’s first full-length collection, How to Break My Neck, comes out in December from ELJ. She is a poet and professor at a community college in suburban Chicago.