Issue #4 Bulfinch’s Mythology

Kristin Agudelo
Kristin grew up in Malaysian Borneo and exotic New Jersey. An emerging poet, she currently resides in Maine, where, when she is not writing, she is a Waldorf high school Humanities teacher.

Alessandra Bava
Bound to Her Father’s Spear Hurled Over the River’s Current
Alessandra is the author of Nocturne and Guerrilla Blues. Her first chapbook, They Talk About Death, is available from Blood Pudding Press. Her forthcoming chapbook will be released by Dancing Girl Press.

Katharine Beutner
The Moon Dog
Katharine’ss first novel, Alcestis—also a myth-based adaptation—was published in 2010 by Soho Press. Her writing has appeared in The Toast, TriQuarterly, Humanities, Public Books, and other publications.

Carina Bissett
Tuning Philomel’s Steely Strings in the Wasteland’s Dark Matter 
Carina wrote travel articles and books about the Southwest. These days, she spends her time crafting twisted fairy tales and cross-pollinated mythic fiction. She is currently at work on the first novel in her five-book Elements series.

Kerry B. Black
Asphodel Blooming
Kerry remains happily lost in the mists of tales and myths. She resides in a little house in a little suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with spouse, children, and pets all shoehorned within.

Andrea Blythe
Eve and Pandora
Andrea writes poetry and fiction. Her poetry has appeared in Chiaroscuro (ChiZine), Strange Horizons, Perigee, Linden Avenue, Z-composition, Bear Creek Haiku, and Chinquapin.

Michael Cornelius
The Labors
Michael wrote The Snow Vampire, and Tricks and Treats. He has work in Velvet Mafia, St. Sebastian Review, Icarus, Collective Fallout, The Spillway Review, Future Mysterious Anthology Magazine, The Brasilia Review.

Chella Courington
Chella is the author Flying South and Love Letter to Biology 250. Her poetry and fiction appear in The Los Angeles Review, SmokeLong, and The Collagist. With another writer and two cats, she lives in California.

Susan Duncan
Susan was executive director for San Francisco’s Beach Blanket Babylon, California Shakespeare Theater, and Chanticleer. Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Blast Furnace, The MacGuffin, River Oak Review, and Thema.

Meg Eden 
After the Tourist Bus Stops
Meg’s work has been published in B O D Y, Drunken Boat, Mudfish, and Rock & Sling. Her collections include Your Son, Rotary Phones and Facebook, and The Girl Who Came Back. She teaches at the University of Maryland.

Joel Enos and Angela Enos
Joe has published stories in Flapperhouse and A Café in Space. He’s also edited comics, books and tons of manga, including the best-selling Godchild series.

Angela is a Chicago-based costume designer, artist and performer who has published fiction in Flapperhouse and A Café in Space. Her theatre work has been seen from Georgia to California to Detroit.

Ruth Foley
Ruth work appears in Redheaded Stepchild, The Bellingham Review, Yemassee, and Sou’wester. Her chapbook Dear Turquoise is available from Dancing Girl Press. She serves as Managing Editor for Cider Press Review.

Sonia Greenfield
Drink Responsibly
Sonia has been published in The Bellevue Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, and The Best American Poetry 2010. “Drink Responsibly” won second place in the Edward W. Moses Graduate Creative Writing Competition.

Deborah Guzzi
Martial Acts
Deborah writes for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry appears in magazines in the UK, Exsistere in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha:Asian Literary Review, China, others in India, Greece, and the USA.

Kyle Hemmings
Father Dunne’s School for Wayward Boys: Dream Brothers
Kyle has been published in Your Impossible Voice, Night Train, Toad, Matchbox and elsewhere. His chapbooks are Underground Chrysanthemums and Terminal.

Jesse Janeshek
Minotaur Nutrition
Jesse first book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008).

Sonja Johanson
Spring Quartet
Sonia has work appearing in The Albatross, Off the Coast, and the Unrorean, and was a participating writer in the Found Poetry Review’s 2013 Pulitzer Remix Project and 2014 Oulipost Project.

Les Kay
Les is the author of the chapbook The Bureau. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Southern Humanities Review, RomComPom, Apt, Sugar House Review, The White Review, The Boiler Journal, and elsewhere.

Llanwyre Laish
The Capitalist: A Fantasy
Llanwyre’s most recent story, a tale about a magical fish, has appeared in Solarwyrm’s Latchkey Tales collection. She teaches academic writing for a living and lives on the east coast with her husband, cat, and pet rats.

Jenna Lê
Ode to Dorothy Gale
Jenna is the author of Six Rivers. Her work has appeared in AGNI Online, Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Measure, Pleiades, and 32 Poems. She lives in New York, where she works as a physician.

Marie C Lecrivain
Philemon’s Gambit
Marie is the editor of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, and her work has been published in A New Ulster, Edgar Allen Poetry Journal, The Kentucky Review, NonBinary Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, and others.

Geri Lipschultz
Aphrodite in Manhattan
Geri has pieces in 5X5, Helen Literary, The Toast, New York Times, College English, Black Warrior Review, and others. She has a story in Pearson’s college lit anthology and in Spuyten Duyvil’s Wreckage of Reason II.

Kate Litterer
I Ran Past Consent
Kate’s poems appear in Coconut, h_ngm_n, Forklift, Ohio, The Destroyer, and phantomb limb. One of her poems will be included in the anthology Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poems for the Next Generation.

Christina Lloyd
Christina holds a master’s in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the U.K. Her work appears in various journals, among them The Crab Creek Review and The North (U.K.)

Lennart Lundh
Man Proposes
Lennart is a short-fiction writer, poet, historian, and photographer. His work has appeared internationally since 1965. Len and his wife, Lin, live in northern Illinois.

Asterios, Daphne (cover)
MANDEM works across media and materials, intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM is a Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Nominee and recipient of the FSU Florence Teaching Award.

Mary McMyne
Prayer to Athena
Mary’s work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Painted Bride Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, Pedestal Magazine, Word Riot, Contrary Magazine, New Delta Review, Midwestern Gothic, and Poetry International.

John Meuter
The Return of Orestes
John is an educator, composer, pianist and writer. His short fiction has appeared in various journals. When not writing stories he teaches at the University of Kansas.

Carrie Naughton
Carrie is a freelance bookkeeper who writes speculative fiction and poetry. The harrowing journey into the bookkeeping world led her to seek refuge in the book writing world, while hopscotching around the American West.

Weslyn Newburn
Orchis Feasting
Weslyn’s work has appeared in the Eyrie, The Blue Hour, and Along the Forgotten Coast: Selected Poems from Big Bend Poets. She likes photographing and macerating roadkill to create spooky stuff.

Julia Older
Cloaking Devices 
Julia translated Blues For A Black Cat stories by Boris Vian and Boris Vian Invents Boris Vian (songs, stories, essays, poems). Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Furious Fictions, Exquisite Corpse, and The New Yorker.

Alexis Quinlan
The State of Southern California; Or Persephone
Alexis has work in The Paris Review, Drunken Boat, as well as a series of interventions on and responses to Sigmund Freud’s essay, “Mourning and Melancholia.”

Janeen Rastall
Proserpina Awake
Janeen is the author of In the Yellowed House. Her poetry has appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Heron Tree and Atticus Review. Wayne State University Press nominated her poems for a Pushcart Prize.

Paul Rogov
Paul’s work has appeared in Danse Macabre, Exterminating Angel Press, Stepping Stones Magazine, Femicatio Magazine, Cultural Weekly and others. The Fallen Years, his  debut novella, was released in October 2011.

Keely Sarr
Keely studied creative writing at Cornell University, where she received the Dorothy Sugarman Poetry Prize and the George Harmon Coxe Award for Fiction. Keely’s work has appeared in Spellbound, inkscrawl, and Leodegraunce.

Lillian Slugocki
Orpheus and Eurydice
Lillian has been published by or in Seal Press, Heinemann Press, Newtown Press, Spuyten Duyvil Press, Bloom/The Millions, Beatrice, HerKind/Vida, Deep Water Literary Journal, Beatriece and The Nervous Breakdown.

Joseph Spece
Real Life
Joseph is founding editor and publisher at Fathom Books, SHARKPACK Poetry Review, and SPR Annual, and non-fiction editor at Noble / Gas Qtrly. His first book of poems, Roads (Cherry Grove), appeared in 2013.

David Taylor
The Alliteriliad
David has worked as a journalist and as a biotechnologist, and has read Lolita 11 times, each Jim Thompson novel once, and War and Peace for the bragging rights. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Elizabeth Vegvary
Here Proserpine Was Playing…
Elizabeth is a half-centurion woman living in the wild woods. A professional photographer and lactation educator by trade. A writer by drive. She loves dogs, mules, tattoos, and reading poetic prose.

Jaclyn Weber
My Stripper Name is Medusa
Jaclyn has work in Collision Literary Magazine and Write Bloody Publishing and she has been published in The Feminist Wire and Zaum Literary Magazine.

Laura Madeline Wiseman
Local Monsters
Laura is the author of Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience, Queen of the Platform, Sprung, and Spindrift, and the collaborative book Intimates and Fools with artist Sally Deskins.

Meg Withers
Persephone – The Real Story
Meg has two books of poetry, Must Be Present To Win, and A Communion of Saints, as well as a collaborative photo/poetry book, Shadowed: Unheard Voices, published by The Press at Fresno State.

Elizabeth Zuckerman
Launcher of Ships
Elizabeth’s work has appeared in Timeless Tales Magazine, and the anthologies Rapunzel’s Daughters and Playthings of the Gods. She lives in Philadelphia, and occasionally blogs about myths and fairy tales