Ace Boggess, "Recording Studio", "Am I Going to Find My Treasure?", "White Line Fever", "Keep the
Change", and "Will You Drown My Scream?"
Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). His novel, A Song without a Melody, is forthcoming from Hyperborea Publishing. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

Don Brogan"Headshots"

Glen Brogan"Peace"

Thomas Collins"Faulty Wiring"

Justin Cornell, Untitled Pieces

Thomas Collins"Faulty Wiring"

Timothy B. Dodd"Shiftwalker", "The Devil’s Friend", "Caveblind", "Long Past the Third Day"
Timothy B. Dodd is from Mink Shoals, WV, and graduated from Charleston High School in 1989. His poetry has appeared in The Roanoke Review, Stonecoast Review, Ellipsis, Broad River Review, and elsewhere. His stories have appeared in Yemassee, Coe Review, The William & Mary Review, and many others.

Torri Halstead"Happy as a Sham", "Heart of Gold"

Most Exalted, "Untitled"

Randall Nichols"I Don’t Miss the Green"

Heather Noble"Forever Corn", "Ame Damnee"

Danos Philopoulos"The Origin of Legend"
Damianos 'Danos' Philopoulos resides in Athens, Greece and while he studied economics, his main interest lies in the pursuit of his creative passions of art, illustration and storytelling. He has previously contributed short stories and illustrations for various small press anthologies and publishers.

Ian Rogers"I Got Yelled At in the Books-A-Million Café For Reading a Sex Scene"
Ian Rogers is a graduate of Bennington College who writes and organizes mail-order art swaps in his spare time. In the past he's worked as a housepainter, an ESL teacher, a remover of underwater milfoil, a sleep-study research participant, a gardener, a technical writer, a science lab assistant, and a facial cream salesman; at present he's at work on a novel about English teachers in corporate Japan who slack off a lot at their jobs. He blogs about the hazards faced by creative people with day jobs at http://butialsohaveadayjob.com.

Anna Schles"Invasion", "I Accept That We Only Have So Much Time Together", "Are We The Ones Who Wait?", and "King Hal, Beef Jerky, and the Meaning of Life"
Anna Schles, a proud Charlestonian and West Virginian, is a 2014 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School.  She is a junior at West Virginia University studying English and History.  When she is not writing, she can be found listening to the Beatles, studying, reading, making short films, playing chess, or drawing, sometimes all at the same time.  Her main talent is being droll, although she is also gifted at wearing outlandish hats, catching computers on fire, and spelling.

Bennet Siffrin"The Executioner’s Nocturne", "Monkey Bars and Creek Beds"
Bennet Siffrin grew up in Wetzel County. He is a Marshall University graduate and currently lives in Charleston. He gives his thanks to Jerry Rea Ellis for being an inspiration and a good friend.

Laszlo Tamasfi"The Stowaway"
Laszlo Tamasfi writes a weekly webcomic at www.observatorycomics.com

Akhmad Yusuf Marzuki Wijaya"The Stowaway"
Akhmad Yusuf Marzuki Wijaya is a comic artist working mostly on sequential pencils art. He lives in Surabaya, Indonesia. You can see more of his work at his gallery http://marzookie.deviantart.com/gallery/.







Lost Arno"The Cry" and "Oswald"
Lost Arno is a comic book artist living in France. He worked for InComics and Red Leaf Comics.
His work can be seen at http://lostarno.deviantart.com/.

Terry Bartley"Growth"
Terry Bartley is an avid board gamer and longtime comic book reader.  He recently completed his Bachelors Degree in English Literature from the University of Phoenix.  He is currently working on a comic book mini-series called Quest for Fame, about a wannabe pop star in a traditionally fantasy world.  On the personal side, Terry is also trying to check off life goals from his list of 30 things to finish before he turns 30 before his birthday in June.  These things include writing and recording an album, self-publishing his own comic and running a marathon.

Sam Beller, Untitled Pieces

Justin Cornell, "Ana Falz Paper Doll"

Don Brogan"Music Day"

Perry Bennett"Judgey Byrd"

Steven Cline"Bored Gods"

Joshua Didriksen"Fabulous Meat City 1", "Fabulous Meat City 6"and "Fabulous Meat City 8"

E.T. Dollman, "Aenictus Gigantus"
E.T. Dollman is an Italian letterer and designer. He has lettered comics for Image Comics, AC Comics, Arcana, Moonstone Books ,and Big Dog Ink. More information and samples of his work can be found at etdollman.com.

Brooklyn Ewing of Dirt Candy Photography, "Dope"

Andrea Fekete, "Husband Yells at His Wife on the Beach"
Andrea Fekete's debut novel "Waters Run Wild" (2010 Sweetgum Press) is a work of historical fiction about the coal mine wars of West Virginia. She has one poetry chapbook, "I Held a Morning" (2012 Finishing Line Press).
Her work has appeared in such publications as: "Borderlands---Texas Poetry Review", "ABZ Journal", "The Kentucky Review", "The Montucky Reivew," And most recently, in an anthology of out of WVU Press titled "Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Fiction & Poetry from West Virginia."
She sometimes teaches writing to college students. She notices she has far fewer friends since she got sober but happily resides in West Virginia anyway with her adopted street-cat Nosey, who also, incidentally, has sworn off booze as well.

Fishspit, "A Swim in Your Drink!"

Gabriel Fix, "Pibe No"

Brian Gilman, "Aenictus Gigantus"
Brian Gilman is a professional illustrator and concept artist working in comics and video game art. Find out more about his art at gilmancomics.blogspot.com.

Torri Halstead, "Masons"

Kevin Learn"Fear of Love"
Contact: kevinm.learn@gmail.com

Dirt Lux, "Purple People"

Randall Nichols"Scars."

Heather Noble"Suburban Camouflage" and "Treacle"

Eric N. Peterson"People Eaters"

Chas! Pangburn"Fear of Love"

Kayleigh Phillips"Peasant’s Revolt"
Kayleigh Phillips is a freelance graphic designer, sign painter and illustrator from Charleston, WV.

Debra RayhillUntitled Pieces
Contact: dlrayhill@gmail.com
instagram: @astronautfalcon

Ian Rogers"On the Rationality of Couplehood"
Ian Rogers is a graduate of Bennington College who writes and organizes mail-order art swaps in his spare time.  In the past he's worked as a housepainter, an ESL teacher, a remover of underwater milfoil, a sleep-study research participant, a gardener, a technical writer, a science lab assistant, and a facial cream salesman; at present he's at work on a novel about English teachers in corporate Japan who slack off a lot at their jobs.  He blogs about the hazards faced by creative people with day jobs at http://butialsohaveadayjob.com.

Devan Rollyson, "Junebug"

Steve Rupp, "Self Portrait"

Anna Schles, "Before there was a you or a me", "I must work to forget you", "Screaming Eyeless Monster", and "Halloween"
Anna Schles, a proud Charlestonian and West Virginian, is a 2014 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School.  She is a junior at West Virginia University studying English and History.  When she is not writing, she can be found listening to the Beatles, studying, reading, making short films, playing chess, or drawing, sometimes all at the same time.  Her main talent is being droll, although she is also gifted at wearing outlandish hats, catching computers on fire, and spelling.

Nellie Seuss"Grandma Wrecked My Tricycle" and "The Cookie Grandma Made"

Bennet Siffrin"Where He Lacks in Sin, I Indulge in Imbalance", "Cornucopia to the Siren", "Concussion Parade", and "Goodnight, Driftless Hellkite"
Bennet Siffrin grew up in Wetzel County. He is a Marshall University graduate and currently lives in Charleston. He gives his thanks to Jerry Rea Ellis for being an inspiration and a good friend.

Jacob Slater, "A Memory From Before the Flood"
Raye Trippett is a senior art student at Fairmont State University. 
Contact: raye.trippett@gmail.com 

M. Lynne Squires"On Reading Her Work"
A native West Virginian award-winning author, M. Lynne Squires primarily writes creative non-fiction. Her memoir Letters to My Son – Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century is a different perspective of Appalachian living during the mid-20th century years. It is a fascinating glimpse into perhaps the most mislabeled population in America – Urban Appalachians. 
Her next book Mid-Century Recipes from Cocktails to Comfort Food, is scheduled for release in October 2016, features recipes for dishes and libations that were trending mid-century.  
A member of the WV Book Team for the Charleston Gazette Mail, she regularly reviews works by West Virginia authors. She is the author of Looking Back, a monthly column in Charleston Home and Living magazine. Her blog The View from My Cup features reflective little musings that remind us that every cup has a story!

Marcus E.T."Fear of Love" and "Prayers for a Son"
Bio: Marcus E.T. has been passionate about writing sci-fi and fantasy since he was eight years old. Writing short comics and prose in his spare time and submitting them to anyone willing to read them, he seeks to educate, inspire, and entertain with his stories, just as he was by the stories from his childhood.

Laszlo Tamasfi"The Cry", "Oswald", and "The Embrace"
Laszlo Tamasfi writes a weekly webcomic at www.observatorycomics.com

Marta Tanrikulu, "Aenictus Gigantus"
Marta Tanrikulu is a writer and editor of stories in various genres. Her work has appeared in anthologies published by Red Stylo Media, GrayHaven, Aazurn, Stache, and others. A list of titles can be found at vizyonentertainment.com.

Raye Trippett"Reminiscing Old Lovers" and "these are the ways that you’ll be okay"
Raye Trippett is a senior art student at Fairmont State University. 
Contact: raye.trippett@gmail.com 

Sarah Ann Waldron"Empathy of the Addicted"
Contact: sarahannwaldron1991@outlook.com
Instagram: @mary_jane_in_wonderland

Akhmad Yusuf Marzuki Wijaya"The Embrace"
Akhmad Yusuf Marzuki Wijaya is a comic artist working mostly on sequential pencils art. He lives in Surabaya, Indonesia. You can see more of his work at his gallery http://marzookie.deviantart.com/gallery/.

Nicole Yurcaba"Climbing the Rocks at Dolly Sods"
Nicole Yurcaba is a Ukrainian-American writer, an internationally-recognized poet, and an English instructor at Bridgewater College. She has been published in venues such as The Atlanta Review, The Bluestone Review, Philomathean, Midway. Still, The Tishman Review, VoxPoetica, and many others. Yurcaba is also the 2nd place winner of Australia's Sans Frontieres Hemingway Contest and a finalist for Salem College's International Poetry Rita Dove Award.







Jay Armstrong, "Opal Equanimity"

Ellen Bae, "Stories" and "Black Swan"

Adria Baratta, "Rainy Season"
Adria Baratta is an Los Angeles-based writer and performer originally hailing from the NYC-area. Her work is scattered around the internet, but she has a comedy YouTube show called Women Do Whiskey (www.youtube.com/rosieandadria).

Terry Bartley, "Certainty"
Terry Bartley is an avid board gamer and longtime comic book reader.  He recently completed his Bachelors Degree in English Literature from the University of Phoenix.  He is currently working on a comic book mini-series called Quest for Fame, about a wannabe pop star in a traditionally fantasy world.  On the personal side, Terry is also trying to check off life goals from his list of 30 things to finish before he turns 30 before his birthday in June.  These things include writing and recording an album, self-publishing his own comic and running a marathon.

Ace Boggess, "Bourbon Balls", "Lying Down", "Winter", and "Fauna"
Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). His novel, A Song without a Melody, is forthcoming from Hyperborea Publishing. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia

Don Brogan, "Snowy Morning on Capitol Street"

Shan Cawley, "Chronos the Sad Bastard"
Shannon Cawley is an 18 year old writer from Weirton, West Virginia. She plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall of 2016, and is an alumna of West Virginia Writers’ Workshop. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram
@indishanajones.

Randy Cobbs, "Untitled"

Justin Cornell, "D-069-P", "D-070-P", "Mermanatee", and "The Call"

Amberly Denslow, "Untitled"

Joshua Didriksen, "Untitled"

Different Breed Photography, "Untitled"

Brooklyn Ewing of Dirt Candy Photography, "Dope" and "Dope"

Adicus Ryan Garton, "MOUSETRAP"
Adicus Ryan Garton is originally from Huntington, WV. He now lives on the Arctic Circle with his wife and his cat. Santa Claus once mistook him for a Hungarian.

Torri Halstead, "Pink" and "Food for Thought"

Haraldo, "Keeper of the Dark Curse"

Daniel Heyman, "Setting Out" and "Silent  Noise"

Branko Jovanovic, "Icon" and "Pilgrimage"

Emily Mintz, "Woodcock" and "Ratskullhead"
Emily Mintz is New York based artist and instructor, working primarily in oil, graphite, and sculpture, who's work focuses on the intersection between the natural sciences and the human condition. Through her art she highlights the importance of conservation and the lasting effects humanity and nature have upon one another. EmilyMintzArt.com

Miranda Moonchild, "Dope" and "Dope"

Most Exalted, "Untitled", "Untitled", and "Untitled"

Randall Nichols, "Limousine"

Heather Noble, "Not the Bride"

Eric N. Peterson, "One arm indeed!!!", "Another God", "Remember People?", and "Yawn"

Heather Pettry, "Crying Wolf"
Heather Hill Pettry hails from Boone County, West Virginia. She attended Marshall University and has a B.A. in Secondary English Education. Now she is on the other side of the teacher's desk at her alma mater. She is married and had two children.

Ian Rogers, "Blissful Ignorance, Namelessness, and the Cigarette Smoking Man From The X-Files"
Ian Rogers is a graduate of Bennington College who writes and organizes mail-order art swaps in his spare time.  In the past he's worked as a housepainter, an ESL teacher, a remover of underwater milfoil, a sleep-study research participant, a gardener, a technical writer, a science lab assistant, and a facial cream salesman; at present he's at work on a novel about English teachers in corporate Japan who slack off a lot at their jobs.  Follow him on Twitter @IantheRoge, or read more of his musings at awaveofthehand.blogspot.com.

Devan Rollyson, "Spelunkers"

Sam Roman, "Classic Movie Monsters"

Anna Schles, "Before there was a you or a me", "I must work to forget you", "Screaming Eyeless Monster", and "Halloween"
Anna Schles, a proud Charlestonian and West Virginian, is a 2014 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School.  She is a junior at West Virginia University studying English and History.  When she is not writing, she can be found listening to the Beatles, studying, reading, making short films, playing chess, or drawing, sometimes all at the same time.  Her main talent is being droll, although she is also gifted at wearing outlandish hats, catching computers on fire, and spelling.

Bennet Siffrin, "Not The Radius", "iron alcove, cradle us in the marble dark", "eight ball ballet", and "no•năh•mĕ"
Bennet Siffrin grew up in Wetzel County. He is a Marshall University graduate and currently lives in Charleston. He gives his thanks to Jerry Rea Ellis for being an inspiration and a good friend.

Laszlo Tamasfi, "Icon", "Pilgrimage", and "The Call"
Laszlo Tamasfi writes a weekly webcomic at www.observatorycomics.com

K.J. Tom, "CRATER LAKE"

Raye Trippett, "Reminiscing Old Lovers" and "these are the ways that you’ll be okay"
Raye Trippett is a senior art student at Fairmont State University. 
Contact: raye.trippett@gmail.com 

Randi Ward, "Skull Run", "Reins", "Thrown", "Gourd", "In Dutch", "Pledge", "Morgantown", "No Loitering", and "Make Way"
Randi Ward is a writer, translator, lyricist, and photographer from Belleville, West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Nadia Christensen Prize. Ward is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, AsymptoteBeloit Poetry JournalCimarron ReviewThe Cortland ReviewThrush Poetry JournalVencil: Anthology of Contemporary Faroese LiteratureWorld Literature Today, and other publications. For more information, visit: www.randiward.com/about   

Jeffrey Webb, "White Smoke"

Sherrell Wigal, "Gleaning Linguistics", Songs From The Earth", and "Blessing of Beulah Land"
Sherrell Wigal, a native of West Virginia who grew up surrounded by words and people in love with words. Her most recognized poetry centers on the themes of nature and family. Sherrell presented poetry workshops this past year at West Virginia Writers, Inc., Conference June 12-14, 2015. She was also the writing instructor at Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops June 22-27, 2015, in Marlinton, WV, and at the Pearl S Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro WV on September 19, 2015. She frequently presents her poetry at various festivals throughout West Virginia, and her poems have been published in numerous publication throughout the Appalachian region and beyond.







Lost Arno, "Freefall"
Lost Arno is a comic book artist living in France. He worked for InComics and Red Leaf Comics.
His work can be seen at http://lostarno.deviantart.com/.

Dave Baker, "Sadness File: 037"

Glen Brogan, "High Score"
  
John Butterworth, "Fatalism"
John Butterworth was raised in a rural community outside the Paris of Appalachia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  After attending Bethany College and West Virginia University he has worked in local government as a Community Planner.  His interest in poetry is cyclical, writing mostly when he is too angry or sad to speak.  His interest in Appalachian writing was spurred by the work of Don West, among others.  John lives on Snag Creek outside Hurricane, West Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Rebecca Cale Camhi, "Dicey, Blossom, and Ernestine"

Justin Cornell, "Walk for the Cure"

Adicus Ryan Garton, "Chicago Overcoat"
Adicus Ryan Garton is a writer and musician who lives lives on the Arctic Circle with his wife and cat, Adun. Santa Claus once mistake him for a Hungarian. He occasionally blogs at academersatz.tumblr.com.

Nicole Goux, "Sadness File: 037"

Mareth Griffith, "The Last Bend in the Road"
Mareth Griffith works as a wilderness guide in Alaska, and bounces between the Alaskan coast and various warmer locations during the winter months.   Her writing has previously been featured in the Redoubt Reporter, and Pen the Kenai, an essay exhibit documenting life on Alaska’s Kenai coast.   A West Virginian by birth, she frequently visits the Charleston area, and can occasionally be heard as part of the pit band of local musical theatre productions.   Mareth plays violin well and rhythm guitar badly, and has several yet-to-be-published novels taking up space on her hard drive.   To learn more about life in the intermittently-frozen north, visit her blog, notesfromanaccidentalnaturalist.blogspot.com.

RN Healey, "A Quick Excerpt From A Long Story About Nothing"

Janus Lu, "Hambot"
Janus Lu  (Loo Chin Choong )
A comic artist who likes to draw busty women, robots, monsters and a lot of fantasy stuff. You can find him in on:
twitter.com/Janus_Lu
www.facebook.com/janusluart
januslu.tumblr.com/

Michael Malatini, "In Plain Sight"
Michael Malatini lives in Ancona, Italy. He is a comic book artist who loves science fiction and superheroes. He worked on the first numbers of Booker T's GI Bro by Last Sentry Comics and you can find his work here: http://mikaelnoon92.deviantart.com/gallery/

Randall Nichols, "The Norse Star"

Gabe Ostley, "Hambot"
Gabe Ostley is the artist for DC Comics' The Hammer, as well as Hero Action Persons, Snatcher Bodies, and My Date With Medusa, published by Devil's Due Digital. In 2014, he adapted the play, Moth, into a graphic novel for The Cincinnati Review. He was born in Minnesota and graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. After working in illustration and licensed characters in New York City, he moved to Hong Kong to the post of Artist-in-Residence for Yew Chung Education Foundation. His work has expanded to include murals and large scale sculptures in addition to paintings in exhibitions around Hong Kong. He now lives in Portland Oregon with his wife and two sons.

Ian Rogers, "One Nation, Indivisible"
Ian Rogers is a graduate of Bennington College who writes and organizes mail-order art swaps in his spare time.  In the past he's worked as a housepainter, an ESL teacher, a remover of underwater milfoil, a sleep-study research participant, a gardener, a technical writer, a science lab assistant, and a facial cream salesman; at present he's at work on a novel about English teachers in corporate Japan who slack off a lot at their jobs.  Follow him on Twitter @IantheRoge, or read more of his musings at awaveofthehand.blogspot.com.

Anna Schles, "I mean"
Anna Schles, a proud Charlestonian and West Virginian, is a 2014 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School.  She is a junior at West Virginia University studying English and History.  When she is not writing, she can be found listening to the Beatles, studying, reading, making short films, playing chess, or drawing, sometimes all at the same time.  Her main talent is being droll, although she is also gifted at wearing outlandish hats, catching computers on fire, and spelling.

Laszlo Tamasfi, "In Plain Sight" and "Freefall"
Laszlo Tamasfi writes a weekly webcomic at www.observatorycomics.com

Raye Trippett, "2005" and "Coney Island"
Raye Trippett is a senior art student at Fairmont State University. 
Contact: raye.trippett@gmail.com 

Andrea Tsurumi, "So obvious"
Andrea Tsurumi is an illustrator and cartoonist who likes history, absurdity, dogs and monsters (in no particular order). She likes funny stories and lives in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Nib, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, The New York Times, and Spongebob Comics, among other places. You can see her work at andreatsurumi.com

Randi Ward, "Box Turtle", "Nightshade", "Iris", "Butterfly", "Private Property", and "The Lot"
Randi Ward is a writer, translator, lyricist, and photographer from Belleville, West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Nadia Christensen Prize. Ward is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, The Cortland Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Vencil: Anthology of Contemporary Faroese Literature, World Literature Today, and other publications. For more information, visit: www.randiward.com/about 

John Wiswell, "Making Her"

Sarrah J. Woods"We Need You to Be Yourself"
Sarrah J. Woods is a native of Charleston, WV. Although she works in the insurance industry for her day job, writing is her passion. She is currently working on a young adult novel, and she blogs at www.ABringerOfNewThings.Wordpress.com. Her other passions include literature and education, and she volunteers at the Charleston Secular Humanist Community Center. Sarrah lives in Charleston with her husband and their three cats.