Issue #9 A Study in Scarlet

NBR9AlvarezsmallIvy Alvarez
Extract of brown, Extract of red
Ivy’s second poetry collection is Disturbance (Seren, 2013). She is the author of several collections, including Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press, 2015) and The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016). A recipient of writing fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hawthornden Castle and Fundacion Valparaiso, her work appears in journals and anthologies in many countries and online, with selected poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.

NBR6BarrsmallBrian Barr
A Dreamy, Vacant Expression
Brian has been published in New Realm, Nebula Rift, Under the Bed, Queer Sci Fi’s Discovery, NonBinary Review, Dark Chapter Press’s Kill for a Copy, and Mantid Magazine. Brian collaborates with Chuck Amadori and Marcelo Salaza on the comic book series Empress. His novel, Carolina Daemonic, Book 1: Confederate Shadows, was published by J. Ellington Ashton Press in 2015.

SherlockShinjini Bhattacharjee
In which Lucy dying from a broken heart explains why she didn’t leave behind her shadow near the boulder
Shinjini’s work has been published in Cimarron Review, DecomP, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Red Paint Hills Poetry and elsewhere. Her chapbook There is No Way to Alter the Gravity for a Doll is forthcoming from dancing girl press. She is also the founding editor of Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal and Press.

NBR6Boissonneault-GauthiersmallKaren Boissonneault-Gauthier
The Clue, Eye Spy
Karen is a writer and visual artist published internationally here and there.


Jenna Burns
Our First Draft
Jenna aspires to be an inspiring story-teller via page and screen. She also dreams of living in London and owning a cat- whichever comes first.

Jenn Cavanaugh
Pinker’s Study
Jenn’s poems and stories have appeared in America, Parabola, and Mars Hill Review. She currently lives in Paris.

Gregg Chamberlain
Moriarty’s Music Hall Memories
Gregg has had work in Daily Science Fiction, and NonBinary Review, anthologies like 100 Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories and the Alternative Hilarities series from Strange Musings Press, and magazines like Apex and Weirdbook.

NBR9CrisantemosmallFelipe Crisantemo
A Monograph on the Identifying Characteristics of Cigarette Ashes
Felipe was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He writes fiction, essays and the occasional humorous poem.

NBR9FigginssmallKristen Figgins
Kristen teaches at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Her work has appeared in Dunes Review, The Gateway Review, Puerto del Sol, Sleet Magazine, and Hermeneutic Chaos, and is forthcoming from The Whale Road Review. Her first chapbook, A Narrow Line of Light, is available from Boneset Books and her debut novel Nesting is forthcoming in 2017 from ELJ Publications.

NBR9FissendensmallEmma Fissenden
Emma is Noble / Gas Qtrly’s EIC and a writer of all trades. She has been referred to as “f*cking multimedia”, which is probably the greatest compliment she’s ever received.


NBR9FricksmallAdri Frick
A Letter to the Editors of Strand Magazine
Adri literary criticism has been praised in The Waste Land at 90: A Retrospective as “of some substance” and “less persuasive,” while she herself has gained a reputation as “the de facto headmistress of this small town’s coven.”

NBR9GlazmansmallDiane Glazman
Scarlet in the Study
Diane’s work has been published in CALYX and sparkle + blink. She is an award-winning photographer and freelance writer.


NBR9Haile1smallResa Haile
Extracts from the Diary of Lucy Ferrier in the Days of Her Captivity
Resa, writer and Sherlockian, has been published in the Baker Street Journal and the Proceedings of the Pondicherry Lodge (poetry). She will have an essay in the upcoming anthology, About Sixty: Why Every Sherlock Holmes Story Is the Best.

NBR9Hemmestad2smallJustine Johnston Hemmestad
The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes
Justine has a BLS degree from The University of Iowa, and she will pursue a graduate degree in literature through Northern Arizona University. She hopes to one day publish her novels and teach creative writing.


Deborah HermanDeborah Herman
Deborah has been published in Silver Birch Press’ Half New Year and Noir Erasure anthologies, Silver Apples Magazine, Vallum, and Existere. She has also written for The Baker Street Journal, a quarterly of Sherlockiana.

NBR5HoenigsmallDavid Hoenig
He Paints for Dilettantes and a Single Connoisseur
David is a practicing physician for whom writing is his second career. He’s had work published in Horrified Press, Zoetic Press/NonBinary Review, Drunk Monkeys Literary, Dark Chapter Press, Elder Signs Press, and Nebula Rift Magazine. He continues to work on his first novel. Slowly.

NBR3-LandrumDavid Landrum
The Baker Street Irregulars: Thirty Years After
David’s fiction has appeared in Silver Blade, Fiction on the Web, and Nebula Rift. A novella, The Sorceress of Time, is in production at Eternal Press.


NBR9LaytonsmallJanna Layton
Millenial John and Sherlock Meet Via Craigslist
Janna’s poetry and fiction have been published in Menacing Hedge, Caesura, Zone 3, Literary Bohemian, and Up the Staircase Quarterly.


NBR4LephotosmallJenna Lê
A Bloody Dim Harlot
Jenna is the author of Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011) and A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Anchor and Plume Press, 2016). Her poems appear in AGNI Online, Bellevue Literary Review, The Best of the Raintown Review, The Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, The Village Voice, and elsewhere.

NBR9LeechsmallJames Leech
The Study
James is a graphic and motion designer based in England.


NBR9LettersmallKristie Betts Letter
Kristie’s poems and short stories have been published in The Massachusetts Review, The North Dakota Quarterly, Washington Square, Passages North, Pangolin Papers and The Southern Humanities Review (among others.) Her novel, Snow and White, was just picked up by KT Literary.

Judith Lloyd
Murdering a Mad Dog
Judith is an artist, writer, and monologist whose first publication, Read It Back, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2014. She has contributed previous work to NonBinary Review as well as Unbroken and 100 Word Story.

NBR9LynchsmallChristina Lynch
A Study in Scarlet, CA
Christina is a novelist, television writer and professor of English. She teaches at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, and lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.


NBR9MacbainStephenssmallJennifer MacBain-Stephens
Jennifer is the author of two forthcoming full length poetry collections. Her chapbook Clown Machine is forthcoming from Grey Book Press. Recent work can be seen at Jet Fuel Review, Pith, Freezeray, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Inter/rupture, and decomP.

MANDEM is the art name shared by Maize Arendsee (MFA, Studio Art) and their life-partner, Moco. MANDEM’s work has been widely exhibited and published. In 2016, Maize taught art at a university in Florence, Italy, where MANDEM had a concurrent artist residency at the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino and multiple European art exhibitions in the works.

NBR9ManismallMack W. Mani
A Study in Watson, or (You Have Been in Afghanistan, I Perceive)
Mack is a Forward Prize nominated poet, playwright, and author. His work had appeared in various literary magazines including Neon, New Myths, and The Pedestal Magazine. His poem “and then the stars…” was featured in The 2016 Rhysling Anthology.

NBR9MartinsmallDiane Martin
Diane’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Field, Zyzzyva, Harvard Review, Narrative, New England Review, and other journals and anthologies. Her first collection, Conjugated Visits (Dream Horse Press, 2010) was a National Poetry Series finalist. Her newest manuscript, Hue and Cry, is seeking a publisher.

NBR9MasonsmallErica Gerald Mason
i think i need a friend
Erica is a freelance writer and traveling poet. Her poetry has appeared in The Indie Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival, the HIV Here & Now project, and is forthcoming in Found Poetry Review.

NBR9MetsmallJennifer Met
Pantoum in B Minor
Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in Gulf Stream, Zone 3, Apeiron Review, Moon City Review, Juked, Sleet Magazine, Weirderary, and many other journals. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she’s Assistant Poetry Editor for the Indianola Review.

NBR9NoblesmallRandon Billings Noble
69 Inches of Thread, Scarlet and Otherwise
Randon is an essayist whose work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Brevity, Fourth Genre and elsewhere. She is a nonfiction editor at r.kv.r.y quarterly, Reviews Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and a reviewer for The A.V. Club.

NBR9PapenfussmallAmanda Papenfus
In the Centre of the Black
Amanda has poetry forthcoming in Whirlwind and has appeared in The Montreal Review and other publications. Fiction has appeared in Two Thirds North, The First Line, and elsewhere.


NBR9PaynesmallMichael H. Payne
A Study in Sorrel 
Michael’s stories have appeared in the Sword & Sorceress anthology. His novels The Blood Jaguar and Rat’s Reputation are available from Sofawolf Press, and he helps curate fanfiction for Equestria Daily and the Royal Canterlot Library websites.

NBR9PerretsmallRobert Perret
How Hope Learned the Trick
Robert is an avid Sherlockian and pastiche artist whose recent works have included “The Canaries of Clee Hills Mine” for An Improbable Truth and “For King and Country” for The Science of Deduction.

NBR9PreblesmallJoy Preble
A Seduction in Scarlet
Joy is the author of seven novels for young adults, including last year’s Finding Paris, and the forthcoming, It Wasn’t Always Like This. She enjoys guacamole, clever cocktails, a large-ball of twine, and quirky travel.

NBR9SeibergsmallEffie Seiberg
The Apothecary’s Handbook
Effie is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her most recent short stories can be found in Analog, Fireside Fiction, and Galaxy’s Edge. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns.

NBR9ShankarsmallShloka Shankar
Of Deduction
Shloka’s work has recently appeared in Failed Haiku, Thank You For Swallowing, Poetry WTF?!, Right Hand Pointing, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of Sonic Boom.

NBR9YskampsmallAmanda Yskamp
Amanda’s work has appeared in Threepenny Review, Hayden Review, caketrain, Redivider, and The Georgia Review. She teaches writing from her online schoolhouse.