Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, The Bellingham Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Hindu, and others. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and has also taught in India, Italy, and Mexico. Sayantani is also the winner of the recently-concluded Season 3 of Write India, organized by the books division of The Times of India. Contact her at www.sdasgupta.com or on Twitter.
Bella Wick is studying creative writing with a publishing certificate and English with a professional writing certificate. Her most common forms of procrastination include cleaning and helping her friends solve their problems while ignoring her own. She wants to learn everything there is to know and traveling might be cool someday.
Mikaela is a junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, double majoring in Sociology and Creative Writing with a nonfiction focus. She wants to be an investigative journalist one day, and uses her love for writing to expose underlying social justice issues in her own life as well as those around her.
At any given moment, Martina Litty is probably thinking about werewolves or vampires. To any vampires in her immediate area--she's been told by the Red Cross that she has very prominent veins. More of Litty's work can be found in Arsenika, NonBinary Review, Poets Reading the News, Typehouse, and Slippage Lit, among others.
Kaila Byram strives for a life full of various cultural experiences. When she's not writing, she's traveling anywhere the wind takes her. She will be graduating December 2020 with her BFA in Creative Writing and a Certificate in Publishing. That is, if the apocolypse hasn't started yet. And after that? Who knows.
Taylor Parker is a young black writer that specializes in fantasy and poetry. When not writing, she loves reading a good romance. She attends the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is an aspiring immigration lawyer. She was born and raised in North Carolina and loves a good curvy country road.
Makenna is current junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington studying creative writing and digital arts. Her goal is to ultimately write and animate her own films. She is primarily a fiction writer but has found herself drifting between all categories, depending on whatever suits her mood. Maybe one day she will finally finish her novel.
Gerard Sarnat MD’s authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES, Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King. Gerry’s published by Gargoyle, Columbia, Penn, Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Dartmouth, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Buddhist Poetry Review, American Journal Poetry, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times.
Hannah Botkin graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BFA in Creative Writing and certificate in publishing. She enjoys experimenting with poetry to discover the world around her in new ways. She has been published in Atlantis and Tiny Seed Literary Journal with the help of her service dog Gatsby who peer edits all her work.
Ciera Lloyd doesn’t know a world without writing. She earned her BFA in creative writing from UNCW. In September, she will begin her studies for her master of fine arts in creative writing at City, University of London. She, and her other published work, can be found on Instagram @ciera.lloyd.
Makenzie Weeks is often found surrounded by friends in a bar, beer in hand, and talking about horrific subjects. Recently, she graduated from University North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor Degree in Film Studies and a Minor in Creative Writing. While she’s not writing short tales of wicked fun, she’s spending the little money she has on seeing as much of the world as she can.
Stephen Lambros, born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer who isn't necessarily a fan of horror but enjoys writing it to explore fears owned by himself and by society. He plans to double major in creative writing and film studies at UNCW and really hopes that by submitting a piece to Grimsy, he's not getting hexed or anything outlandish like that...
Paul Sean Condon’s love of the arts is almost as his strong as his love for people, who he seeks to understand and study through his work. While primarily a filmmaker, Condon composes music and poetry, writes non-fiction articles and short stories, and studies just about anything he can, especially history. When not working on his next creative project, he can be found starting cults and thinking about dinosaurs.
Sam is a senior at University of North Carolina Wilmington double majoring in Marine Biology and Environmental Science with a minor in Creative Writing. Most of her writing is introspective with strong connections to nature and while she primarily writes poetry she also occasionally dabbles in fiction. She's looking forward to attending NC State University for graduate school, but until then she's planning to enjoy the Wilmington beaches for one last Spring!
R. Gerry Fabian
R. GERRY FABIAN is a retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist, he has been publishing his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines. He has four books of published poems, Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts, and Ball On The Mound. In addition, he has published three novels: Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, and Seventh Sense. His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com. Twitter @GerryFabian2. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Ruth Jackson
JENNIFER RUTH JACKSON writes about reality's weirdness and the plausibility of the fantastic. Her work has appeared in Stranger Horizons, Star*Line, Apex Magazine, and more. She runs a blog for disabled and neurodivergent creatives called The Handy, Uncapped Pen from an apartment she shares with her husband. Visit her on Twitter: @jenruthjackson.
SIERRA THOEMMES graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BFA in creative writing. You can find her work in Atlantis: A Literary Magazine, issues 85 and 86 and Press Pause Press. In her free time, she loves sewing threads of primordial terror through short fiction, watching horror movies, and getting tattoos.
CLAIRE SHAW is a UK-born poet and author whose work has appeared in publications including Horla, The Dawntreader, and Silkworm. She resides in The Netherlands with her husband and two cats, loves to travel, practice her photography and abysmal art skills, and read like it's going out of fashion.
SIDNEY WOLLMUTH'S work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Huffington Post, and No Contact Mag, among others. She was selected for the International Writing Program's Summer Institute in 2020. At the moment, she works as a social media marketer for SSM Creative Collective. Oh, and she makes people laugh. Usually, not on purpose.