Contributors

Wild Musette’s contributors include not only the best in American literature, but poets, writers, and artists from around the world. We’re immensely proud of their hard work, impressed with their skills, and honored to count them as contributors to our press.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please see our submissions page.


Gershon Ben-Avraham grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and currently lives in Be’er Sheva, Israel. His story, “Grandma’s Postcard,” was published in the Winter/Spring 2016 edition of Steel Toe Review. His story, “The Janitor,” was published in Issue 18 of Jewish Fiction .net, in September, 2016. When not writing, Gershon can be found walking his collie, Kulfi, in one of the many parks in Be’er Sheva.

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Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier is an internationally published writer, poet, and visual artist. She has been a Vine Leaves Literary Journal cover artist and featured in New York’s Calliope Magazine and WebSafe2k16, Toronto’s The Scarborough Big Arts Book, and Long Exposure Magazine. She designs for San Francisco’s VIDA supporting their Literacy for Life program.

www.kcbgphoto.com

@KBG_Tweets

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Salena Casha‘s work has appeared in over thirty publications. Her fiction has been included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her first three picture books are housed under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing umbrella.

www.salenacasha.com

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Kersten Christianson is a raven-watching, moon-gazing, high school English-teaching Alaskan. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry through the Low-Residency Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016. Her recent work has appeared in Cirque, Tidal Echoes, Inklette, We’Moon, Sheila-Na-Gig and Pure Slush among other literary journals.  Kersten co-edits the quarterly journal Alaska Women Speak.  When not exploring the summer lands and dark winter of the Yukon Territory, she lives in Sitka, Alaska with her husband and photographer Bruce Christianson, and daughter Rie.

www.kerstenchristianson.com

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Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet  raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She has three published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press, 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon, 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series, Dragons & Magic, was published in October 2015. Her third novel, Centaurs & Magic, was published November 2016. Her poetry collection Sing Your Own Song is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.

www.facebook.com/Linda-M-Crate-129813357119547/

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Victor Cypert is writer of short stories and poetry. His work has appeared in Lamplight and Illumen magazines. He is pursuing an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. He lives in Alabama.

www.victorcypert.com

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R.C. Davis is a fiction writer and poet who lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa. While he grew up in the rolling hills that form the western banks of the Mississippi River, his interests in people, places, and genres are cosmopolitan in scope. His published works consist of The Light In The Window (Route 3 Press), Cane Pole Logic (Amber Waves of Grain-Shapato Publishing) and Snow Fall On Dead Leaves (Daily Palette-Iowa Writes). This also includes six poems, published in venerated collections throughout North America. R.C. has a passion for music & culture, and has backpacked Ireland, Scotland, England and the European continent, many times over.

www.rcdavis-tellinstories.com

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Ellen Denton is a freelance writer living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, three cats, and an extended family of deer and other wildlife that appear now and then outside her house. Her writing has been published in over a hundred magazines and anthologies.

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B.H. Findley is a medievalist and fiction writer. Her short fiction has appeared in Quantum Fairy Tales and Aether and Ichor. She lives on a farm in central Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.

www.bhfindley.com

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John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident. He has been published in New Plains Review, Stillwater Review, and Big Muddy Review, with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Columbia College Literary Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

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Christine Hillingdon was born in England and migrated with her family to Adelaide, South Australia in 1963. In 2011 she self published a book through Peacock Publications about her 27 years working as a psychiatric nurse at Hillcrest Hospital. She is the author of the children’s fiction book THE GIRL FROM FAR AWAY (Gnome On Pig Productions, 2016) and a novel THE MADDEST KIND OF LOVE (Driven Press, 2016).

www.christinehillingdon.com

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Jeehyun Hoke is an illustrator living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Jee specializes in fanciful art for children’s books. She has illustrated Goldilocks is Back, Beaver’s Cave Expedition, My Lemonade Stand Can’t Stand Me, and develops her own books and artwork.

illustrativeadventures.com

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Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle. She has work appearing in Nature, Flame Tree Press’s Murder Mayhem and Dystopia Utopia anthologies, Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod, Grimdark, and others. She recently caught the editing bug and has finalized her third anthology for an independent press.

www.gerrileen.com

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Cynthia June Long is a librarian, occasional storyteller, and student of faerie folklore. Her fiction has been published in Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination, her poetry at Miscellanea: The Transdimensional Library and her creative nonfiction at Transient magazine. She earned her M.F.A. in Fiction from Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA in 2016 where her novel draft of The Stolen Child was awarded Thesis of The Year. She is writing an urban fantasy novel featuring faeries in America, and blogs about literature, spirituality, and Celtic culture.

cynthiajunelong.wordpress.com

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Virginia M. Mohlere was born on one solstice, and her sister was born on the other. Her Southern drawl is pronounced. She is aware that there is a Santa Claus. Her work has been seen in Jabberwocky, Lakeside Circus, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, and Through the Gate.

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Matthew Mutiva is a professional writing major with a creative writing minor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is a former Assistant Editor of The Driftless Review literary journal. His poem “Hood Superheroes” won first place in the 2015 Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Awards Contest.

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Joel Reeves’ stories have appeared in several small press magazines, including Tales of the Unanticipated and the anthology Return to Deathlehem. Three of his fantasy novels, Of Quills and Kings (2009), Walpole Unbound (2011), and Dreams, Schemes, and Spiny Machines (2014) were published by Double Dragon Press. He lives in Northwest Michigan with his family and a pet cat, Penguin.

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Alexandra Renwick is a dual Canadian/US writer of noir,  mythpunk, and literary fabulism. Under various iterations of her birth name, her eclectic poems and stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies ranging from Beneath Ceaseless Skies to The Baltimore Review to The Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. Her award-nominated collection Push of the Sky got a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was an official reading selection of the Powell’s Books SF Book Club. She currently splits her time between Portland, Austin, and Ottawa.

alexcrenwick.com

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Terry Sanville lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his artist-poet wife (his in-house editor) and one skittery cat (his in-house critic). He writes full time, producing short stories, essays, poems, and novels. Since 2005, his short stories have been accepted by more than 230 literary and commercial journals, magazines, and anthologies including The Potomac Review, The Bitter Oleander, Shenandoah, and Conclave: A Journal of Character. He was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize for his stories “The Sweeper,” and “The Garage.” Terry is a retired urban planner and an accomplished jazz and blues guitarist—who once played with a symphony orchestra backing up jazz legend George Shearing.

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Lorraine Schein is a New York writer. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Strange Horizons, Nonbinary Review, Mad Scientist Journal, Evil Girlfriend Media, and the anthologies Gigantic Worlds, Aphrodite Terra, and Mosaics: An Anthology of Independent Women. Her poetry book, The Futurist’s Mistress, is available from mayapplepress.com.

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Judith Skillman’s work has appeared in Shenandoah, Poetry, Zyzzyva, FIELD, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Awards include an Eric Mathieu King Fund grant from the Academy of American Poets. Her collection Kafka’s Shadows was published by Deerbrook Editions in February 2017.

www.judithskillman.com

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Susan Spalt lives in Carrboro, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies including Annapurna (Red Dashboard Press, 2015) and Disorder (Red Dashboard Press, 2014) and Pinesong (NC Poetry Society). Susan is one of four poets featured in Carrboro Poetica (Old Mountain Press, 2012). Longer If It’s Raining (Red Dashboard, 2016) is her first chapbook.

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Bill Vernon served in the United States Marine Corps, studied English literature, then taught it. Writing is his therapy, along with exercising outdoors and doing international folk dances. Five Star Mysteries published his novel Old Town, and his poems, stories and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies.

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Shannon Connor Winward is the author of the Elgin-award winning chapbook, Undoing Winter (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her writing has earned recognition in the Writers of the Future Contest and has appeared (or is forthcoming) from Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, The Pedestal Magazine, Pseudopod, Literary Mama, Cast of Wonders, and Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. In between writing, parenting, and other madness, Shannon is also a poetry editor for Devilfish Review and founding editor of the forthcoming Riddled with Arrows Literary Journal.

www.shannonconnorwinward.com

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Brooke Wonders’ fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, and The Dark (among others), and has been anthologized in the &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing and the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa.

girlwonders.wordpress.com

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