Pure Slush

flash ... without the wank

Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press). His work has appeared in Conduit, Otoliths and Queen Mob’s Teahouse.

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Robert Beveridge

Robert Beverage makes noise at xterminal.bandcamp.com and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent appearances include Chiron Review, Riverrun, and Third Wednesday, among others.

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Elizabeth Bruce

A DC-based writer/theatre artist, Elizabeth Bruce is originally from Texas. Her debut novel, And Silent Left the Place, won Washington Writers’ Publishing House Award, with distinctions from Texas Institute of Letters & ForeWord Magazine. She has been published in Gargoyle, FireWords Quarterly, Inklette, Bare Back Magazine, Lines & Stars, Gravity Dancers, Long Short Story, Washington Post and you can find more about her at her website here.

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Megan Crosbie

Megan Crosbie is a queer writer who lives in Scotland with her partner. She spends most of her free time writing very short fractured fairy-tales and other works of flash-fiction. Her writing has been published around the world, both online and in print. When not writing she enjoys urban exploring, drag shows, and too much wine.

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Mamta Dalal

Mamta Dalal works in the technology industry by the day. She writes now and then and also loves cinema and travel. Her stories and features have appeared in various publications including StoryHouse, India Currents, HuffingtonPost, and National Geographic Traveler India, among others. Two of her works were also part of international anthologies. She is based in Mumbai, India.

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Daniel de Cullá

Daniel de Cullá is a writer, poet, and photographer. A member of the Spanish Writers Association, Earthly Writers International Caucus, Poets of the World, he is also the Director of Gallo Tricolor Review, and Robespierre Review. He has participated in Festivals of Poetry, and Theater in Madrid, Burgos, Berlin, Minden, Hannover and Genève, and has exhibited in many galleries from Madrid, Burgos, London, and Amsterdam.  

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Cameron Filas

Cameron Filas writes short, flash, and micro-fiction. His work is forthcoming or published at Yellow Mama, Shotgun Honey, Jitter Press, 365 tomorrows, Nailpolish Stories, and Five 2 One Magazine, among others. He lives in sun-baked Mesa, Arizona, with his fiancée. Read his other stories and follow his blog at cameronfilas.com.

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Jennifer Fliss

Jennifer Fliss is a Seattle-based fiction and essay writer. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Narratively, Prairie Schooner, The Citron Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. When not writing, she can be found with her kid and / or cat, running, reading, and on the flying trapeze. Seriously. Follow her @JFlissCreative and learn more on her website, www.jenniferflisscreative.com.

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Bear Jack Gebhardt

Bear Jack Gebhardt is an old guy living in the foothills of Colorado, USA, with his patient wife of a hundred years. Two of his most recent books are The Potless Pot High: How to Get High, Clear and Spunky without Weed, and The Smoker’s Prayer: Spiritual Healing of Tobacco Addiction with or without Chantix, Nicotine Patches, Hypnosis, Jail Time or Duct Tape. You can find also one of his websites by clicking here.

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Steven Gowin

Steven Gowin is a corporate video producer in San Francisco. His fiction has appeared in The Santa Fe Literary Review, In Case We Die, Insomnia and Obsession, Olentangy Review, and others. Gowin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He blogs here: http://thebayviewsg.wordpress.com.

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Robert Herron

Robert Herron is a student from New York. He thinks of poetry as a wave that could be ridden if you make sure that you’re prepared to surf in it. He himself is tall compared to his family at 5’8 and has been asked about his height.

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James Croal Jackson

James Croal Jackson is a US-based writer, composer, and occasional filmmaker originally from Akron, Ohio. He rediscovered his love for poetry during time spent in Los Angeles. His work has been recently published in Whale Road Review, Euphemism, Rust+Moth, and other journals. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. Visit him at jimjakk.com.

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Robert Knapman

Originally from Sydney, Robert Knapman has been described as a visual poet who intuitively sees emotion. Robert discovered writing in his 20’s to help process his travel experiences. Recently his poems were featured on a number of Sydney bus shelters. His Jonny and Dave street art project (Sydney 2010-2013) was featured in Verity La and shows how Robert combines words and his love of visual images. His Facebook poetry page is Sweet Dark Scent.

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Larry Lefkowitz

Larry Lefkowitz writes stories, poetry and humor and has been widely published in journals, anthologies, and online. His humorous fantasy collection, Laughing into the Fourth Dimension is available from Amazon books. His humorous literary novel, The Novel, Kunzman, the Novel! is available as an eBook and in print from Lulu.com and other distributors.

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Lara Lillibridge

Lara Lillibridge is a recent graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s MFA program in Creative Nonfiction. In March of 2016 she was a top 5 finalist for DisQuiet’s literary prize in Creative Nonfiction, judged by Phillip Graham. She has had essays published in Polychrome Ink, The Feminist Wire, Airplane Reading, Thirteen Ways to Tell a Story, and Weirderary Literary Magazine. Some of her work can be found on her website here.

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Winston Plowes

Winston Plowes lives aboard his floating home in Calderdale with his lucky black cat, Fatty. He teaches creative writing and was Poet in Residence for The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2012-14. His collection of surrealist poetry Telephones, Love Hearts & Jellyfish, Electric Press was published in northern spring 2016. Find his website by clicking here.

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Melisa Quigley

Melisa Quigley is a writer and poet who came second in the 2015 City of Glen Eira My Brother Jack Awards for her short story, The House on the Hill and commended for her poem, Ice Cream. You can find other examples of her work at her website.

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Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan has had 24 books published, been nominated for National Book and Military Book Awards, has 30 Pushcart nominations, won short story awards from Nazar Look for 2012- 2015 and had multiple work in Rosebud, Linnet’s Wings, Serving House Journal, Copperfield Review, Literary Orphans, Indiana Voices Journal, Frontier Tales, Western Online Magazine, Provo Canyon Review, Nazar Look, Eastlit, Rope & Wire Magazine, The Literary Yard, Green Silk Journal, and others.

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Neil Silberblatt

Neil Silberblatt has published two poetry collections: So Far, So Good (2012), and Present Tense (2013). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he is also the founder of Voices of Poetry – which has presented poetry events, featuring distinguished poets & writers, at various venues throughout CT, NYC and Cape Cod – and host of the Poets Corner program on WOMR/WFMR (out of Provincetown, MA), for which he has interviewed acclaimed poets both on and off Cape Cod.

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Rita A. Simmonds

Rita A. Simmonds received her BA from Hofstra University and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a three-time winner of the Best Original Poetry category at the annual Catholic Press Association Awards. In 2012, fourteen of her poems were featured in the bestselling MAGNIFICAT Year of Faith Companion, and 49 original poems in MAGNIFICAT Year of Mercy Companion. In 2013, she published her first book of poems, Souls and the City

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Kaytie Rose Thomas

Kaytie Rose Thomas is a writer of sorts from Southern California, who now resides in the lovely grey city of Aberdeen, Scotland. When not writing, she can be found wearing yellow sweaters, and crying about Haruki Murakami. Her poetry has been previously featured in The West Wind, Whale Road Review, and Rust + Moth. You can follow her at twitter.com/neptunesongs.

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James Wade

James Wade lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes fiction for his wife and two dogs. His wife is encouraging, but the dogs remain unimpressed. He is the Winner of the 2016 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest for Historical Fiction. His work has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, Skylark Review, Bartleby Snopes, After the Pause, Potluck Magazine, Typehouse Magazine, and others. Visit his website here.

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Aaron Wiegert

Aaron Wiegert has penned two chapbooks, Evil Queen (2013) and The Last Railroad Spike (2016), both from Budget Press. He is also Poetry Editor at Drunk Monkeys webzine. Aaron’s works have appeared in literary journals and anthologies throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Austria, and Nigeria. Send him an email at aarondwiegert@gmail.com.

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