Meet our Featured Writers
We are always excited to bring you new voices with their own stories to tell. Our featured writers each bring their unique perspective to storytelling through prose, poetry and essays. You’ll find their bios and links to their work here.
Occasionally, writers will come to us with stories to tell but who cannot use their names. We offer them the opportunity to publish their work under a pseudonym or anonymously.
A story about teaching, stress and using humor to manage it.
A writer shares their story about connecting across cultures and languages, about saying good bye, and about hope.
Ayla Bayli (She/her) is a poet based everywhere; coming to you from in between planes and bedroom corners. her work has been published in magazines such as Snowflake Magazine, MiniMag, Trash to Treasure Lit and her university’s Creative Society Zine. You can find her work and reading list @bayliwrites.
Amruta Gaiki (She/Her) is an Indian graduate student majoring in English. She likes reading, writing, and going on walks with earphones plugged in. Her work has been published by Rejection Letters, Livina Press, Bubble, and Alien Buddha Zine. She is an editor at The Milk House. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram @flames_n_ice and read her blog at: https://goingliterary.wordpress.com/.
Kat Gál (she/her) is a bookworm and cat-lover. Kat is a freelance health writer and enjoys creative writing, running, and traveling in her free time. You can find her at katgalwriter.com.
Read: A Second Chance at Love
Valerie Hughes is a writer from New York, NY. She has been published the websites Breadcrumbs Mag and Paragraph Planet. She writes fiction (long form, flash) and the occasional poem. She is currently working on a novel about re-exposure to trauma, desire itself and desire to gain control over the past through the present. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @_valeriehughes
The Lavender Librarian
Miss Kate (she/they) or, as she’s best known online, The Lavender Librarian, is an openly autistic, queer, and disabled children’s librarian based in South Western Ontario. Kate is the founder of Storytime Solidarity, a website and social media community that supports librarians, teachers, and educators in developing diverse, equitable, and inclusive early literacy programming and book collections.
Paige (she/her) is a special education teacher with a bachelor’s degree in English Literary studies. She enjoys reading, writing, long boarding, and spending time with her puppies. She lives in Utah with her partner Kenzie.
David O’Mahony (he/him) is an experienced copy editor and newspaper designer from Cork, Ireland, whose first love is writing. He specialises in horror and ghost stories but is interested in everything from Gothic fiction to science fiction. He has worked in Ireland and the Arabian Gulf, has been a tutor at university, has written opinion pieces for the Irish Examiner on history-related topics, and holds a PhD in history.
Read: Losing Your Grip
Amy Osella is an insufferable poet/rat/apparition that can be found in your local bodega. When not self-loathing or watching modern family on an endless loop she can be caught attending classes at Pratt Institute as a senior creative writing major.
Read: Home and Other Poems
(he, him) is an English teacher and researcher from Aotearoa/New Zealand. His work touches on Colonialism, Public Pedagogy, National Memory, and Intimacy. As a childhood immigrant from Germany, Lorenz writes to think about strangeness in a settler-colonial territory. Platforms where his work has appeared include: Shotglass Journal, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Tarot, and Landfall. This photo was taken on the occasion of Lorenz’s second marriage.