Issue #15 We Have Always Lived in the Castle

AJ Bauers
Roll For the Moon
AJ is the creator behind This Is Why I Need Therapy, a weekly webcomic series. Her digital art has previously appeared in NonBinary Review’s Hans Christian Andersen issue.

Meghan Elaine Bell
Shelley’s Arm
Meghan is a northern California transplant and avid horror lover living in Portland, Oregon, with her girlfriend, Carly, and her cat, Midnight Monster. Her work can be found in the current issue of RFD Magazine.

Carina Bissett
The Sweet Sleep of Roses, or, After the Fall
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 was the recipient of the 2016 HWA Scholarship.

Michael Chin
Take Me Home
Michael’s hybrid chapbook, The Leo Burke Finish, is available from Gimmick Press. He has work published or forthcoming in The Normal School, Passages North, and Hobart. He works as a contributing editor for Moss.

Jan Chronister
Constance Blackwell
Jan lives and writes in the woods near Maple, Wisconsin. She wishes she had a garden close to her kitchen like Constance and neighbors who leave her eggs. She serves as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

Lizz Donnelly
Lizz’s stories have appeared in Circuits and Slippers and Neologian: Kano: Mark II. She also runs an after school writing club for 6th graders and is perpetually revising an alternate history novel.

Rick Duffy
Good Bones
Rick was born in New Jersey and now lives in Colorado. His stories have appeared in the Providence Journal and the anthology Adventures in ZooKeeping. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association.

Fabiyas M V
Aachu’s Kaleidoscope
Fabiyas is the author of Kanoli Kaleidoscope, Eternal Fragments, and Moonlight And Solitude, and was published by Pear Tree Press, Zimbell House Publishing, Shooter, Nous, Structo, Encircle Publications, and Zoetic Press.

Jack Granath
Ghost in the Way
Jack is a librarian in Kansas.


Daniel Hales
How to Protect Your Home
Daniel’s hybrid book, Run Story, is forthcoming from Shape&Nature Press. He has three poetry chapbooks, most recently Shake My Ashes.

Deb Jannerson
Deb is the author of Rabbit Rabbit (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and the winner of the 2017 So to Speak Nonfiction Award. Her second book of poetry, Thanks for Nothing, is forthcoming in 2018. She lives in New Orleans with her wife.

Jessica Jernigan
The Ladies
Jessica is a writer and editor living and working in central Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in Rose Red Review and Conjunctions Online.

Judith Lloyd
There is a place out past the garden
Judith is a social construct. There’s a chance when you look at Judith Lloyd what you are actually seeing are elements of her external environment and your personal history manifesting a distinct entity which, in reality, has nothing to do with Judith Lloyd at all.

Jennie MacDonald
Patterned in Shadow
Jennie has published in a wide range of genres, including poetry, short stories, and articles concerning 18th and 19th century Gothic literature and theatre.

Tanis MacDonald
Page 143: Shirley
Tanis’ book of essays, Out of Line: Writing Outside of the Big City will appear from Wolsak and Wynn in Spring 2018. She is the co-editor of GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times.

Christine Makepeace
Melody Gloucester Pegasus Jonas
Christine currently lives in the Pacific Northwest where she watches movies and explores the outdoors. Links to her work, a short story collection and a Gothic horror novel are at

MANDEM is a media-fluid artist conglomerate. Their work on disability poetics, the visceral body, gender and childhood is in critical dialogue with art history, religious iconography/mythology, and various -punk aesthetics. MANDEM serves as art editor for The Deaf Poets Society journal. They have recently been artist-in-residence at Il Palmerino (Florence, Italy) and Negative Space Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio). MANDEM’s current painting series, Hypermobility, is documented online here.

Barbara Martin
Fool’s Journey
Barbara belongs to the Oregon Society of Artists and is a member of several galleries and artist groups in Oregon. Her work has been featured in galleries, shows and museums around the country, as well as in Norway.

Sarah Nichols
Merricat Heart
Sarah lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of four chapbooks, including Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, forthcoming, 2018) and She May Be a Saint (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016).

David JS Pickering
Merricat in the Dining Room With a Sugar Bowl
David’s poetry has been published in the Raven Chronicles, Sunday Oregonian, Portland Review, Gertrude Journal, and in the anthology Salt: A Collection of Poetry on the Oregon Coast.

Richard Schiffman
Shroom Apocalypse
Richard’s latest book is What the Dust Doesn’t Know published by Salmon Poetry poems. He has work in the Southern Poetry Review, the Alaska Quarterly, the New Ohio Review, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Elizabeth Twist
The Crowning
Elizabeth lives and writes in Hamilton, Ontario. Her work has appeared in AE: a Canadian Science Fiction Review and Daily Science Fiction, among other venues.

Holly Lyn Walrath
We Have Always Lived
Holly’s poetry and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, The Fem, Literary Orphans, and Liminality among others. She wrangles writers as a freelance editor and volunteers with Writespace.

Heather Whittington
Down in the Boneyard
Heather lives in Alaska. Her work has appeared in anthologies from Pill Hill Press, Breathless Press, SNM Horror Magazine, Bards and Sages Quarterly, and Wicked East Press.

Jane Yolen
Uncle Julian
Jane is the author of 366 books, including 9 books of adult poetry. NY Times bestselling children’s book author. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work.