Contribution: Author of "Approval" story in Issue 2
Bio: Mansour Chow is a failing/failed writer, editor, publisher, actor, stand-up comedian and human-being. He co-edits literary and art magazine, The Alarmist. He often tweets, but those tweets are usually dogshit.
Contribution: Author of "Remnant Street" story in Issue 2
Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire
Bio: Richard Smyth's first novel, Wild Ink, was published in 2014 by Dead Ink Books. His short fiction has appeared in magazines including The Fiction Desk, The Stinging Fly, Riptide Journal and Litro, and he is the author of three books of popular history. In 2013, his story 'Deep' won the LS13 Prize for West Yorkshire writers under 40.
Contribution: Author of "Stepping Stones" story in Issue 2
Location: York, UK
Bio: Mick Lynch is an award-winning artist whose work embraces various genres including film, photography, design, music and writing. Trained as a graphic designer at the York School of Art, he worked for several London design studios before becoming the Editorial Artist for a daily newspaper. He is currently studying for a joint honours degree in Creative Writing/English Literature and has just completed his first book, '24 Exposures', a collection of 'snapshots in words'.
Contribution: Author of "Backyard Diplomacy" poem in Issue 2
Location: Little Falls, NJ
Bio: Jason Graff's verse can be found in South85, Shuf Poetry, In Parentheses, Subterranean Quarterly, Third Wednesday, The Monarch Review, Meat for Tea, Canyon Voices, Ol'Chanty, BrickRhetoric, and the Split Rock Review. His fiction has been featured in Bosque Magazine, Per Contra, The Rampallian, The Vehicle, Sterling Magazine, Independent Ink, The Examined Life Journal, Amsterdam Quarterly and the Romantic Ruckus Anthology. He lives in Little Falls, NJ with his muse, wife and editor Laura.
Contribution: Artist for "Backyard Diplomacy" in Issue 2
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Bio: Daniel is a designer and illustrator with a degree in journalism, so print couldn't be closer to his heart. He spent some time in London, designing newspapers but now lives up in sunny Edinburgh, drawing pictures and setting type for a living. He makes music as Daniel & The Lion and sometimes writes articles for glossy mags. He's a fan of good food, good Bourbon and good grammar.
Contribution: Author of "How to Not Get Eaten by Tigers" story in Issue 2
Bio: Vicki Jarrett is a novelist and short story writer from Edinburgh. Her novel, Nothing is Heavy, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year 2013. Her short fiction has been widely published, shortlisted for the Manchester Fiction Prize and Bridport Prize and also appears in SALT's Best of British Short Stories 2014.