Dave K. writes for Adweek and Barnes & Noble, and his fiction/essays/poetry have appeared in Front Porch Journal, Battered Suitcase, Cobalt, Artichoke Haircut, The Avenue, Welter, TRUCK, and on the LED billboard in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. He is also the author of stone a pig and MY NAME IS HATE, both self-published. He is also a very large outer main-belt asteroid.
His upcoming novel, The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado, follows a homeless, one-armed man haunted by both his own past and the brides of a debauched plutocrat who steal him away to a party that never, never ends.
Available Fall 2017, Mason Jar Press.
dave ring is a speculative fiction writer. dave is also the co-chair of the OutWrite LGBTQ Literary Festival in Washington, DC and a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow in Genre Fiction. His short stories have been published in the journals Helen and SPECS journal of art and culture as well as a number of anthologies.
He is the editor of Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was, forthcoming from Mason Jar Press in Summer 2018.
Black Ladies Brunch Collective
The Black Ladies Brunch Collective's Poetry Anthology, “Not Without Our Laughter,” is a collection of humorous and joyful poems, riffing on Langston Hughes’s novel “Not Without Laughter.” It explores topics of family, work, love and sexuality. The women of BLBC believe, like Hughes, that even in these currently tense racial times, laughter and the celebration of life is crucial. Historically, it is what African Americans have done and will continue to do, no matter what challenges face them.
The Black Ladies Brunch Collective is (clockwise from top-left): Teri Cross Davis, Anya Creightney, Katy Richey, celeste doaks, Saida Agostini, and Tafisha Edwards.
Michelle Junot is the author of and the floor is always lava. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her latest collection, Notes From My Phone (A Self-Portrait in Her Twenties), is available now through Mason Jar Press. Check it out.
Stephen Zerance’s poems have appeared in journals such as West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Assaracus, Knockout, and others. He has also been featured on Lambda Literary and Split This Rock. He received his MFA from American University where he received the Myra Sklarew award. He resides in Baltimore, MD.