Issue #11 Anne of Green Gables

carolyn-agee-smallCarolyn Agee
All Too Beautiful to Last
Carolyn’s writing credits include “Niteblade,” “The Lorelei Signal,” and “Building Red: Mission Mars.” Her novella The Ambiguous Tides of Saudade will be released later this year. Website:

rebecca-bennett-smallRebecca Bennett
Love, by Alexander Graham Bell
Rebecca is a speculative fiction writer in Canada’s capital. Her work has previously appeared on Devilfish Review.

carina-bissettCarina Bissett
After Dark, When White Things Whisper
Carina’s short fiction and poetry has been published in the Journal of Mythic Arts, Mythic Delirium, NonBinary Review, Timeless Tales, and The Horror ‘Zine. She currently teaches online workshops and is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Stonecoast.

gayle-brandeis-smallGayle Brandeis
Gayle is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, Dictionary Poems, and the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage, Delta Girls, and My Life with the Lincolns.

anne-of-green-gablesShari Caplan
Anne&Diana/One Canoe
Shari is the author of Advice from a Siren. Her work is forthcoming from Blue Lyra Review and has earned her a scholarship to The Home School in Hudson, NY as well as a nomination for the Emerging Artist Grant from the Saint Botolph’s Club Foundation.

jan-chronister-smallJan Chronister
On Potato Island
Jan lives and writes in the woods near Maple, Wisconsin. Her chapbook Target Practice was published in 2009 by Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin.

marissa-cohen-smallMarissa Cohen
Anne Shirley Gone Girl
Marissa Cohen is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award nominee for “Cancerland.” Her work has appeared in NonBinary Review, Gather Kindling, and Wilde Magazine, among many other publications.

michelle-donfrio-smallMichelle Donofrio
Raspberry Cordial
Michelle works in advertising and attends DePaul University for her Masters in Writing and Publishing. Michelle has recently been published at Crack the Spine and Postcards Poems and Prose.

meg-eden-smallMeg Eden
I Don’t Think I Ever Read Anne of Green Gables
Meg has been published in Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel Post-High School Reality Quest is forthcoming.

melanie-fishbane-smallMelanie J. Fishbane
The New Girl
Melanie’s YA novel Maud: A Novel Based on the Teen Life of L. M. Montgomery will be released in May 2017. Her essay “My Pen Shall Heal, Not Hurt” is included in L. M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years 1911-1942.

lauren-harwyn-smallLauren Harwyn
A Night in a Wild Cherry Tree
Lauren has been published by Dear Damsels, Witty Bitches and Northern Light and won Soliloquies Anthology’s flash fiction contest.

karen-hayashida-smallKaren Hayashida
Kindred Spirit Can No Longer Keep Secret
Karen calls Honolulu, Hawaii, home. She enjoys writing, vagabonding, and exploring the world of estate planning. Her love of Anne of Green Gables is well documented on her senior yearbook page.

tolonda-henderson-smallTolonda Henderson
Twenty Pounds of Brown Sugar
Tolonda has been writing and performing from the perspective of a fat, queer, neurodivergent African-American woman. Her work has appeared in Freeze Ray Poetry, Yellow Chair Review, and Open Letters Monthly.

louise-hopewell-smallLouise Hopewell
The Ants
Louise has published poetry, as well as short fiction, and regularly performs her original songs. Her work has been published in Seizure, EastLit, FH: A journal of English senryu and Chamber poets anthology: Shots from the chamber.

anna-levine-smallAnna Levine
Kindred Spirits
Anna is the author of Running on Eggs, Freefall, Jodie’s First Dig. Levine lives in Israel and is presently working on a manuscript set in Montreal and Poland.

jennie-macdonald-smallJennie MacDonald
On Reflection
Jennie has published poetry, short stories, opera reviews, and academic pieces. Her essay, “‘I just love pretty clothes’: Considering the Sartorial in Anne of Green Gables” was read at the centennial celebration of the book in Prince Edward Island.

lily-mackenzie-smallLily Iona MacKenzie
The Dollhouse
Lily has published reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, essays, and memoir. Fling! was published in July 2015. Bone Songs will be published in early in 2017. Freefall: A Divine Comedy will be released in 2018.

julian-mithra-smallJulian Tirhma
The Moon Shall Endure
Julian is primarily a performance poet inhabiting subjects with uncomfortable claims on desire, marginality, and power. They also lovingly handmake little collage books and videos from found materials.

rochelle-spencer-smallRochelle Spencer
Guardian Angels
Rochelle’s work appears in Calyx, Callaloo, the African American Review, So to Speak, the Carbon Culture Review, the East Bay Review, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Mosaic, the Crab Creek Review, and other publications.

jj-steinfeld-smallJ. J. Steinfeld
In the Mind of Love
J. J. lives on Prince Edward Island and has published seventeen books, including Would You Hide Me? (Stories), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories) and An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories).

samantha-stiers-smallSamantha Stiers
Samantha has published fiction, poetry, and memoir in Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Black Warrior Review, and many other magazines. She is the recipient of the Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Prize.

Version 2Hazel Kight Witham
The Lady of the Watch
Hazel’s work can be found in Bellevue Literary Review, Rising Phoenix Review and Flash Flash Click. Her middle grade memoir-in-verse, The Thing About Secrets, is out on submission. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

anne-of-green-gablesMeg Yardley
Marilla Calls Her Back From Daydreams
Meg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has previously appeared in Rattle, Hanging Loose, LEVELER, and Right Hand Pointing.