Renata Dolz

      Renata Dolz, a former marketing executive, is the mother of two college-aged daughters and an artist and writer who believes in the power of the written word to inspire, teach and heal.

Alicia Alcantara-Narrea

      Alicia Alcantara-Narrea is an undergraduate at the University of Houston studying Creative Writing and an associate editor for the literary magazine Glass Mountain of UH.

Joe Dinnetz

      Joe Dinnetz is a Colorado native, ACC student, and Littleton Public Schools teacher.

Bob Chikos

      Bob Chikos teaches special education at Crystal Lake Central High School and lives in Cary, IL with his spouse Aileen and son Martin.

Alejandro Lucero 

      Alejandro is a creative writing student at the University of Colorado Denver. His work can be seen in Progenitor 2016 and 2018, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Pat Deebel 

Part time student, full time retiree.

Kera Morris

      Kera Morris is a mess. She's a newbie journalist and has a bit of prose scattered about online.



Heather Wheat 

Writer's Studio Contest Winner 

      Heather Wheat is a mother, wife, daughter, writer, teacher, book-lover, reader. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Long Exposure Magazine, on GFT Press’s “Ground Fresh Thursday” web series, in GFT Press: One in Four, and in Broad! Magazine; her other work and essays are on BUST.com, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, in Richmond Magazine, and on The Washington Post’s education blog.

Robert Beveridge 

      Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH.

Recent/upcoming appearances in Cough Syrup, Penumbra, and Lowestoft Chronicle, among


Ari Noble 

        Ari Noble is a student at Arapahoe Community College and has been writing for three years. She currently has two articles published.

Brett Dionysius

     B. R. Dionysius lives in Brisbane, Australia where he is an English teacher, was founding

Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival and in his spare time watches birds.

Marilyn Moody 

       Marilyn K. Moody writes poetry and short stories. Her dream of living in Colorado came true last year.

Leticia Chairez

      Leticia Chairez is currently a student at the University of Colorado Denver. She would like to

finish her education and eventually become a teacher in English.

Stephen Cloud 

      Stephen Cloud lives and writes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recent publications include work

in Confrontation, Portland Review, and Nimrod. Recent hikes include Joshua Tree and Zion.

Jonathan Montgomery 

      Born 1980 Akron, Ohio. B.A. Sarah Lawrence College. M.F.A. Naropa University. Books: “The Reality Traveler,” “Pizzas and Mermaid.” Teaches English at FRCC Westminster. Lives in Boulder.

Monica Fuglei 

      Monica Fuglei is a composition and creative writing instructor here at Arapahoe Community College and lives in Littleton, CO. A native of Nebraska, her most recent publication was in The Untidy Season, an anthology of Nebraska women poets.

Susan Harman 

​      Susan Harman has a mystical connection to the created, natural world.  Nature grounds her in the Present; she has learned to slow down for the details of her life. Writing poetry is a spiritual practice for her.


Kate Niles

      Kate Niles lives in Durango, CO and has published two novels, a book of poems, and numerous pieces across genres in many journals and magazines. Her first novel, The Basket Maker, won ForeWord Magazine's Best Fiction Award for Independent Presses, and she is the recipient of a Colorado Individual Artist Award as well. She holds an MFA from Vermont College in Fiction. She works as a psychotherapist in her day job, is a mother to a 21 year old son, and resides with husband and cat at this point. She is deeply interested in the intersection of writing, the human story, and reconnection in a fragmented society.

Trina Kurilla 

      Trina Kurilla is a copywriter for a Las Vegas resort. She’s been published in Tales from the Silver State II and formercactus.

Stephanie Mark 

      Stephanie Mark lives in Denver, Colorado and writes fiction focused primarily on the experiences of marginalized women. She has been published in The Festival Review and accepted for publication in Hair Trigger 2.0 and an upcoming Thorntree Press anthology. You can follow all her creative products at                   https://www.patreon.com/junesayers.

Leah Rogin-Roper

      Leah Rogin-Roper is from the part of Virginia where they bring squirrel-brain gravy to potluck lunches but has lived in Colorado ever since she was old enough to choose. She writes poetry when she’s angry, essays lately, and fiction usually.  This year, her poem “Devil’s Triangle” was featured in the Rumpus’s Enough series, a flash fiction piece “Little Red Corvette” was published by Cliterature, and her essay and collaborative book list, “108 Books You Should Read Before You Read Another White Dude” was published by Literary Citizen. She lives in the mountains west of Denver.

Rich Glinnen

      Rich Glinnen is a market researcher by day and a writer by night. He enjoys bowling and eating Gruyere with his cats at his home in Bayside, NY. He was nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology. His work can be read in Kenneth Warren’s Lakewood House Organ, at foliateoak.com, petrichormag.com, underwoodpress.com/ruescribe and

richglinnen.tumblr.com. His wife calls him Taco.