Issue Eighteen Contributors

Dan Cavallari
is the editor of Waterlogged August Magazine. He is a freelance writer, English teacher, musician, and novelist. He is currently working on his fifth novel, The Elton Balcony. His work has appeared in Slow Trains Literary Magazine, Please Welcome Magazine, Hemlock Magazine, The Maine Review, Dirt Rag Magazine, and other various publications. For more information, e-mail

Carissa Halston is one half of Aforementioned Productions and the author of A Girl Named Charlie Lester.   Her work has been published online and in print, in the United States and the UK.   Two of her shorter pieces were recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.   Of late, she's been spending far too much time at her Etsy shop where she's selling copies of her books and illustrated versions of her prose and verse.   Keep your eyes peeled for the impending release of her new mini-comic, Itty Bitty Hipster.

Delphine Lecompte is thirty years old and lives in Bruges.   She used to write short stories, a collection of them, Kittens in the Boiler, was published by Thieves Jargon Press.   Now she writes poems and plays.

Robert Lietz has completed several print and hypertext collections of poems for publication, including Character in the Works: Twentieth-Century Lives, West of Luna Pier, Spooking in the Ruins, Keeping Touch, and Eating Asiago & Drinking Beer.   His favorite pie is blueberry.

Kristian Markus is working towards a secondary teaching credential in English.   He also holds a BA in Sociology.   He is new to the world of publishing and at the moment is working with Michael Neff, editor of WebdelSol Magazine on a blog that will soon be featured on his site.

Wyn Preston , 24 and male, is the first to admit that he's pretentious, but the last to admit that there's a tongue firmly planted in his cheek as he acts in such a way.   His writing is born out of frustration, as opposed to any real creative intent. Rather predictably then, his influences remain as Kafka, Nietzsche and Dylan (of the Bob variety).   Other things that should be made clear are that he rarely indulges in humour and that he dislikes the overuse of brackets (usually).

Austin Roberts wrote a play called Italics Mine.   It was produced at the University of Puget Sound.   Austin currently teaches high school in Seattle.   He adores many pies, but will always have a fondness for pumpkin (the only pie that requires no plate).

Peter Schwartz has more styles than a Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon.   He's been published in Arsenic Lobster, Epicenters, Tiger's Eye, 42 Opus, Verdad and VOX.   His chapbook ghost diet will be published by Altered Crow Press in late 2009.   See the extent of his shenanigans at

Felino Soriano is a Californian philosophy student and case manager working with developmentally and physically disabled adults.   His chapbook Exhibits Require Understanding Open Eyes was published by and is available through Trainwreck Press, 2008.   An E-book is also forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books, Among the Interrogated, in 2008.   The juxtaposition of his philosophical studies with his love of classic and avant-garde jazz explains his poetic stimulation.   Visit for a publication history and for more information.

William Southern is fifty-eight years old and did his first writing in the third grade, so you could say that he's been writing for fifty years. He has been published in Amelia, ACM, Danforth Review, and Carve Magazine. He has a BS degree, half a music degree, and various certificates. He comes from a family of writers; his father—being a professor of English Literature—set the tone for the rest of them. William does not consider any of his stories perfect, although he does work them to the point where he believes they say what he wanted to say in the first place.

Ray Succre currently lives on the southern Oregon coast with his wife and baby son.   He has been published in Aesthetica, BlazeVOX, and Pank, as well as in numerous others across as many countries. His novel Tatterdemalion was recently released in print and is available most places.   He tries hard.

Elissa Michele Zacher is a writer with publications in The Northeast Poetry Journal (as in the U.K) (no she is not a Geordie but many of her friends are) and the Freedom Press. She moves about and works at a variety of jobs that have little to do with her degree (archaeology). Her poetry finds its base in her travels, observations and the mood of the day. It is her way of capturing moments and memories by creating visuals with words. As to pies - there was and only ever will by her late Grandma's apple pie - heavy on the cinnamon. She is more savoury than sweet, anyway.