Nicholas Alti, originally from rural Michigan, is an optimistic depressive with trigeminal neuralgia, poor timing, an extensive criminal history, and a modest criminal record. Recent yowls have found homes at Puerto del Sol, Really System, Into the Void, The /temz/ Review, and Always Crashing. He currently resides in Alabama.

Z.Z.Boone’s fiction has appeared in FRiGG, New Ohio Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, PANK, and other terrific places. He is the author of Off Somewhere, a 2015 Indie Award nominee for Best Short Story Collection. Z.Z. is currently working on a novel tentatively titled Down in the Dirt with Poppa Slurpee.

Roger D’Agostin is a writer living in Connecticut. His most recent work has appeared in jmww, Pif Magazine, and Fiction SouthEast. He is currently working on a book of short stories.

Katherine Fallon is the author of The Toothmakers’ Daughters (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Juked, Meridian, Foundry, and Best New Poets 2019, among others. She shares domestic space with two cats and her favorite human, who helps her zip her dresses.

Wendy J. Fox is the author of the collection The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories; the novels The Pull of It and If the Ice Had Held; and the forthcoming short story collection What If We Were Somewhere Else. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and Self, as well as in literary magazines including Washington Square, Euphony, and Painted Bride Quarterly. More at Wendy J. Fox.

Zebulon Huset is a teacher, writer, and photographer living in San Diego. His writing has recently appeared in Meridian, The Southern Review, Louisville Review, Fence, Rosebud, Atlanta Review, Texas Review, and Fjords Review, among others. He publishes a writing prompt blog NotebookingDaily.com with its print companion Notebooking Periodically, and is editor of the fledgling journal Coastal Shelf.

Jay Merill lives in London, UK. She hosts literary events and is a Creative Partner of the Bloomsbury Festival. Jay is Writer in Residence at Women in Publishing, is runner-up in the 2018 International Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the Salt Short Story Prize. She is the author of two collections (both Salt): God of the Pigeons and Astral Bodies. She is currently working on a collection in the absurdist tradition. Her latest stories are forthcoming in The London Magazine and Reliquiae Journal. Previous work is published in 3AM Magazine, A-Minor, CHEAP POP, The Citron Review, Crack the Spine, Entropy, Epiphany, Eunoia Review, Foliate Oak, Ginosko, Gravel, Heavy Feather Review, Hobart, Jellyfish Review, Literary Orphans, Lunch Ticket, Map Literary, matchbook, Matter Magazine, New World Writing, Occulum, Per Contra, Pithead Chapel, Prairie Schooner, SmokeLong Quarterly, Thrice Fiction, Toasted Cheese, upstreet Literary Journal, Wigleaf, and other greats.

Jen Michalski is the author of the novels The Summer She Was Under Water and The Tide King (both Black Lawrence Press); a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books); and two collections of fiction (From Here and Close Encounters). Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Poets & Writers, Psychology Today, The Literary Hub, and the Washington Post. She’s also editor in chief of the literary weekly jmww, and lives in California.

J Pascutazz is a nonbinary writer with Asperger’s syndrome. Raised in rural Ohio. Graduate of Bennington College. Resident of Brooklyn. Published by Dime Show Review, Miracle Monocle, Cleaver, and others. Forthcoming in The Fabulist: Words and Art. A poetry chapbook, Lichen Land, will be published by The Operating System.

Gary Percesepe is the author of eight books, including The Winter of J, a poetry collection forthcoming from Poetry Box in May 2020. He is associate editor at New World Writing (formerly Mississippi Review), where he has worked closely with executive editor Frederick Barthelme for many years. Before that, he was an assistant fiction editor at Antioch Review. His work has appeared in Brevity, Story Quarterly, N + 1, Salon, Mississippi Review, Wigleaf, Westchester Review, PANK, The Millions, Atticus Review, BULL, The Good Man Project, Word Riot, Necessary Fiction, Solstice, and other places. He resides in White Plains, New York, and teaches philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx.

Ken Poyner’s collections of brief fictions, Constant Animals, Avenging Cartography, Revenge of the House Hurlers, and Engaging Cattle; and poetry, The Book of Robot and Victims of a Failed Civics, can be located at Amazon.com, most online booksellers, and through links at Barking Moose Press. He spent 33 years in information systems management, is married to a world-record-holding female powerlifter, and has a family of several cats and betta fish. Individual works have appeared in Cafe Irreal, Analog, Danse Macabre, The Cincinnati Review, and several hundred other places. He has a fancy for the speculative, and a liking for the surreal and irreal.

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of seven books, most recently Tricks of Light, a poetry collection. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan, during the 2020 shutdown.

Faith Shearin’s books of poetry include The Owl Question (May Swenson Award); Moving the Piano, Telling the Bees, Orpheus, Turning (Dogfish Poetry Prize), Darwin’s Daughter, and Lost Language (forthcoming, Press 53). She has received awards from Yaddo, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have been read aloud on The Writer’s Almanac and included in American Life in Poetry; her short stories have appeared in Missouri Review, Meridian, Atticus Review, and Literal Latte, among others. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Greg Tebbano’s fiction has appeared in Nimrod, Third Point Press, and is forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review. He has been a resident at Vermont Studio Center and a finalist for the Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. If you are a literary agent interested in reading his unpublished first novel, If She Doesn’t Exist, Why Do I Miss Her? (a lovers’ tragedy which reads like a broken bottle), please contact him at Greg Tebbano.

B.A. Varghese graduated from Polytechnic University (New York) with a degree in electrical engineering and is currently working in the information technology field. Inspired to explore his literary side, he has earned a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida. His works have appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Apalachee Review, STORGY Magazine, and other literary journals. Visit him at B.A. Varghese.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 55 | Spring/Summer 2020