My name is Philicia Montgomery, I am from Jamaica Queens NY, and I am currently attending Buffalo State College for my M.A. in English. I have been published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Literary Juice, Elm Leaves: A Magazine of the Arts, and The Nickel City Review. Writing has always been the only thing that gives me butterflies. When I get inspired on the train or the bus or in class staring into space, the thought of writing that story or poem makes me all giddy. If I could have one wish, I would wish that I never lose that feeling. Even after I write my first book and many others, I hope that my heart will always skip a beat when an idea eases its way into my mind.
I am a senior Kurdish student from Nashville, Tennessee. I write about my people and culture and have performed at the Kurdish New Year’s Celebration and at Tennessee’s State Level Poetry Out Loud competition. Poetry is a way for me to raise awareness for my often overlooked people and express my controversial view points on issues.
I have had 30 years writing and editing experience for newspapers, magazines, and television, and am currently the managing editor of Managed Care Magazine. I have released a novel, The Pilgrim Soul, and a short story collection, Damage Control. I’ve had hundreds of articles and columns published in outlets including the Philadelphia Inquirer,Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Bulletin. My short stories have appeared inInnisfree, and Kola: A Black Literary Magazine. I have had poetry published inPhiladelphia Stories, Fox Chase Review,and Black Bottom Review. I also wrote the Bloom’s Guide (competitor with CliffsNotes) for The Handmaid’s Tale. I live in Langhorne, Pa., with my wife, Kate, and daughter, Emily.
Paul David Adkins lives in New York and works as a counselor. He served in the US Army for 21 years.
JC Reilly’s poems appear in Southern Women’s Review, the Xavier Review, Flyover Country Review, Dirty Chai, Kentrucky Review, and other journals. She is the author of the Finishing Line Press chapbook, La Petite Mort, and a 25% author of the Poetry Atlanta anthology, On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year which came out this past April. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, three cats, and a sticky-fingered ghost who likes to hide keys and cell phones.
When not walking the moonlit streets of the Night, Falconhead is writing poetry, short stories and plays. His work has appeared in Antiphon, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Wilde Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Thick Jam, Poetica Magazine, Camas: The Nature of The West, Thin Air Magazine, Glitterwolf, Whistling Fire, Two Hawks Quarterly, Rock & Sling, and Adanna Literary Journal, Green Wind Press’s “Words Fly Away” Anthology, among others, and is forthcoming in several publications.
Staci Brush is a student at Full Sail University where she anticipates a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2015. She has five self-published titles available: The Best Part of Me, When We Were Young, Waiting, Holly Molly (and a Stocking Full of Cole), and Of Wishes and Myths.