THEMBA LEWIS holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and the American University in Cairo, and worked as a photojournalist in Cairo during the Egyptian revolution, covering Tahrir Square and the Mubarak Trial. His writing and/or photography has been published by Marion Boyers Publishers, al Jazeera, the Guardian, The American University in Cairo Press, Courrier International, Make/Shift Magazine, FUSE, and others. He can be reached at, is @thembalewis on twitter, @mtpleasantpress on instagram, and maintains a photo website at To read his work, click here.

SARAH KELIHER is a second generation bookseller based in the Pacific Northwest. She has been a long time contributor to local zines and small publications, and writes across genres under various pen names. You can find her as @else_fine on instagram, and as @sarahkeliher on twitter. To find her work, click here.

ZAHRA HANKIR is an Arab/British writer based in London, where she works as a content specialist for Facebook. She has previously worked as a journalist at Bloomberg News in Dubai and London. She likes to write dweeby love letters to her favourite Arab writers, artists, singers, film-makers and activists in an attempt to spread the word on how much brilliance that very troubled part of the world possesses. She presents them on the unrepentantly fabulous Florence of Arabia blog. She is @zahrahankir on Twitter. To read her work, click here.

ABIGAIL ESTCOURT JONES is an intellectually provocative artist, writer, and London resident. Her contributions to public discourse are instantly engaging, combining irreverence with wit, social critique, and disarming intimacy. Her book, Ten Years of Fucking Mayhem, published by Eros Press in 2015, sold out of its first edition and was rushed back to press almost immediately, and it’s not difficult to understand why. You can find her on twitter at @AbigailCE_Jones. To read her work, click here.

GRACE CAMPBELL was born, raised, and educated in New York. She’s punched the clock as a high-ropes instructor in the Adirondack Mountains and as a mixologist making commercial-grade makeup from loose minerals. Grace is the fiction editor at 5×5 Literary Magazine . She is the author of the chapbook Girlie Shorts (2018). She was awarded a June Dodge Fellowship from the Mineral School (2018).  Her chapbook FWIW was a finalist for the Harvey Turnbuckle Chapbook Competition at Split Lip Press. She won third prize in the Atticus Review Creative Nonfiction Flash contest (2018). Her work has appeared widely, in such journals as Gravel, Foliate Oak, New Flash Fiction Review, Jellyfish, The Big Other and Spry. To read her work, click here.



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