Contributor’s Notes (Volume III, Issue 1/2)

Zach Bartlett is a former New Englander living in New Orleans, which usually means he’s dressed in too many layers. His fiction has been published by Gallery of Curiosities and Mad Scientist Journal, and he performs regularly with the New Orleans reading series Esoterotica. A collection of his humorous stage work, Northern Dandy, was published last year. You can find more of him online at

Peter Damien lives and works in the Seattle area with his family, his cats, and roughly one billion books. He publishes short stories all over the place, and publishes an awful lot of articles at He nervously suspects he would the first to die in a slasher film, to prove that the situation is Getting Serious.

E.B. Fischadler

J.G. Formato

Justin Hunter is currently working on his MFA at Arcadia University. He has been nominated for a Best Small Fictions award. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Corvus Review, Typehouse Magazine, and Centum Press, among others.

Janna Layton lives in San Francisco. Her poetry and fiction have been published in various literary journals, including NonBinary Review, Apex, Jersey Devil, Goblin Fruit, and Mythic Delirium. She blogs at

Joe Giordano‘s stories have appeared in more than ninety magazines including Bartleby Snopes, The Saturday Evening Post, decomP, The Summerset Review, and Shenandoah. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. His second novel, Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller will be published by HSE in May 2017. Read the first chapters and sign up for his blog at

Peter Mackey saw his first words in print as a satirical columnist in his high school newspaper. Since then, he’s been an experimental filmmaker, corporate speechwriter, interactive media producer, software developer, and a Professor of Digital Arts. Now he’s devoted to writing speculative fiction. His stories have appeared in Far Sector and Fictious Force.

Steve Toase lives in North Yorkshire, England and Munich, Germany. In 2014 Call Out (first published in Innsmouth Magazine) was reprinted in The Best Horror Of The Year 6. He is also a regular Fortean Times reviewer.