Contributing Authors M-Q
A little about some of our contributors. Please feel free to send us a small biography (including roughly where you live) - and a photo - of yourself! Just use the usual email address.
Yasmina Din Madden lives in Iowa and her short fiction and nonfiction feature in The Masters Review: New Voices, The Idaho Review,The Jellyfish Review, Word Riot, Fiction Southeast, Hobart, Carve, and other journals. Her story "At the Dog Park" was recently shortlisted for The Masters Review Anthology: 10 Best Stories by Emerging Authors.
When Martin McConnell isn't writing speculative fiction, he's motivating other authors, stargazing, reading, or playing Kerbal Space Program. He avidly encourages everyone he meets, from his twitter feed @spottedgeckgo or his blog, to drive their own plot.
Barney MacFarlane, formerly of Glasgow's West End, now lives in Eastbourne, Sussex – where it's sunnier. A former full-time hack, he still writes occasional articles for Scottish Field, Aberdeen Press and Journal, Eastbourne Herald, as well as (more recently) the National Scotland newspaper.
V. Karen McMahon was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, recruited by the U.S. Government then transplanted to Washington, DC. but living as far out in Virginia as possible. After years of writing and editing for others, she decided to try to write for herself. See her other works at her own website.
The son of Irish immigrant parents – his father was a member of the IRA – Donal Mahoney grew up, was educated and worked in Chicago most of his life. He lives now in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of his work can be found here.
Born in Israel but now living in New York, Israela Margalit is an award-winning, critically acclaimed playwright, and TV writer, as well as an internationally renowned concert pianist, and recording artist, and now recently-published short fiction writer. Check her out on Facebook.
Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When not writing, he volunteers weekly at the Light Of Life homeless. Check out his blog for his latest poetry and short stories.
Tammy Mezera works in security and has previous experience of work in private investigation and emergency management. She writes poetry, short stories and articles and is currently working on her first novel. She has two children and lives in a suburb of Chicago.
Edinburgh based Greg Michaelson likes to write about how things aren't and how they might be. His short fiction has been published in New Writing Scotland, Valve, Takahe, The Eildon Tree and Firewords and elsewhere. In 2008 novel The Wave Singer was shortlisted for a Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust/Scottish Arts Council First Book Award.
Lyn Miller lives in Edinburgh with her husband and dog. She worked as a G.P. for 27 years, but left in order to devote more time to writing. Her first novel, Taking Medicine, was published in November 2017. More information about Lyn can be found at her website.
Lynn Mundell co-edits 100wordstory, a California-based literary journal dedicated to flash fiction stories, essays, and author interviews. Her work has been published in The Sun, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Blink Ink, FlashFlood, Number Eleven, and other classy places. Catch up and keep in touch with Lynn on Twitter, @lynnfmundell.
Edinburgh-based Ian Murphy has wanted to be a novelist since boyhood, and continues to pursue that dream. His debut novel The Life Lived was published in 2015. Currently, he is working a second novel set in rural Scotland as well as some short fiction – when his two young children allow it.
Len Nourse was raised in South Africa, but has spent recent years mostly in the US and Australia. Today, when he's not researching the role of nutrition in the stress of ill health, he writes children's books based on nightly bedtime stories told to kids for over forty years. So far he has completed eleven books, notably the JP And Animal Detectives series.
Laura Ogryzko lives in Glasgow with her husband and big bear of a dog. Recently graduated with an MA in English, she now hopes to continue with a PhD in Literature. She loves writing short stories and flash fiction in her spare time and really wants to draft her first novel by the time she's 30.
Kasra Omid-Zohoor is a writer living in San Francisco, California. In his younger years, he studied modern American literature at Stanford University. His work has been published in places such as Straylight, Romance Magazine, and The Molotov Cocktail.
Jo Oldani Osborne is a freelance writer and editor working out of The Central Valley of California. She has written for various national and international magazines and newspapers but enjoys the challenge of editing novels, etc. as a first step in getting ready for publishing. She has an Ozzie and two dogs as well as two children.
Joe Pfister’s fiction has appeared in PANK, New World Writing, Juked, and decomP, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their dog, Roary. Visit him online at josephspfister.com or @joe_pfister.
A writer for 20 years, Jenna Pope has produced two books of her own, Apologetics Without Apology and One Woman’s Anthology of Short Stories, Essays and Flash Fiction, as well as contributing to numerous other publications, details of which can be found on her own blog. She and her husband live in Southern California.