James Cato lives in the Pennsylvania backwoods. Look for him in SmokeLong Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Atticus Review, Gone Lawn, and Daily Science Fiction, among others. Feel free to follow his writing at Twitter @the_sour_potato, or read more at his website James Cato.

Barbara DanielsTalk to the Lioness was published by Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hole in the Head Review, Random Sample, and I-70 Review. She received four fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the most recent in 2020.

Tommy Dean is the author of two flash fiction chapbooks, Special Like the People on TV (Redbird Chapbooks, 2014) and Covenants (ELJ Editions, 2021). Hollows, A collection of flash fiction is forthcoming from Alternating Current Press. He lives in Indiana where he currently is the editor at Fractured Lit and Uncharted Magazine. A graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program, he is currently working on a novel. A recipient of the 2019 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction, his writing can be found in Best Microfiction 2019 and Best Microfiction 2020, Best Small Fictions 2019, Monkeybicycle, and Atticus Review. He taught writing workshops for the Gotham Writers Workshop, the Barrelhouse Conversations and Connections conference, and The Writers Workshop. Find him at Tommy Dean Writer, and on Twitter @TommyDeanWriter.

Nickolas Duarte is a writer and director based in Tucson, Arizona. His film work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, NALIP, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., and online platforms Vimeo Staff Picks, Omeleto, and Short of the Week. He has recently begun sharing his poetry for publication with pieces appearing in The Avalon Literary Review, The Ignatian, and Evening Street Review, and soon to appear in The Cape Rock, and The Conglomerate.

Steven John’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous online magazines and printed anthologies including Best Microfiction 2019 and Best Microfiction 2020. He is joint managing editor at The Phare literary magazine and is a part-time creative writing lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, England. He lives next to a river that’s prone to flooding, in a house described as “a bit Wind in the Willows.” Twitter: @StevenJohnWrite. Website: Steven John.

Peter Krumbach, born in what used to be Czechoslovakia, lives and writes in Southern California. His most recent short fiction has been published in Hobart, New World Writing, Okay Donkey, Wigleaf, and X-R-A-Y.

Michael Meyerhofer’s fifth poetry book, Ragged Eden, was published by Glass Lyre Press. He has been the startled recipient of the James Wright Poetry Award, the Liam Rector First Book Award, the Brick Road Poetry Book Prize, and other honors. He is also the author of a fantasy series and serves as the poetry editor of Atticus Review. For more information and an embarrassing childhood photo, visit Michael Meyerhofer.

Lorrie Ness, originally from Indiana, currently lives and writes in Virginia, where she takes her inspiration from the outdoors. When not writing, she can be found hiking, birding, and otherwise digging in the dirt or disappearing into the woods. Her work can be found at numerous online journals including Palette Poetry, THRUSH, Typishly, and The Shore. Her chapbook, Anatomy of a Wound, was published in 2021 by Flowstone Press.

Jane Snyder’s stories have appeared in Broadkill Review, Atlas & Alice, and Blue Lake. She lives in Spokane.

Victoria Toma is an emerging writer from Washington, D.C., and Bucharest. She has contributed to The Year anthology (Crack the Spine, 2020). She is, indeed, an old Zoomer.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 58 | Fall/Winter 2021