HWP CONTRIBUTOR SHOWCASEMEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS Filter CategoriesShow AllFictionFlash FictionHWP AwardsPenny FictionPoetryShort Shorts Jacqueline Goodwin READ MORE Jacqueline is a lover of language, mystery, absurdity, and laughter. She believes that mandatory personal lampooners would greatly benefit humanity. Nicole Farmer READ MORE While studying acting in NYC Nicole worked side jobs to get by—artist model, stripper, and bar back. So it goes. Nadia Barghout Brown READ MORE Nadia is a seeker of beauty, the overlapping edges of harmony and dissonance, and the perfect - PERFECT - cup of chai tea. Alice Shechter READ MORE Alice Shechter is constantly shocked at how far down she has to scroll before hitting her birth year. Ruth Ann Dandrea READ MORE Ruth Ann Dandrea is a morning poet, an afternoon storyteller, and a full-time grandmother, and loving it all. Dana Yost READ MORE Former award-winning journalist, author of eight books since 2008. Lou Storey READ MORE Things Lou loves: dogs, the Sunday paper, that patient someone who listens, happy delusions. Things Lou doesn't love: too much reality. Georgi Dwiggins READ MORE Georgi Dwiggins is a writer and end-of-life doula living in Portland, Oregon. She finds purpose working with people, memory, and stories. Marco Romantini READ MORE Marco Romantini is a Milwaukee-based artist, activist, and arts educator, who apparently also writes things in his free time. Rhiannon Catherwood READ MORE Rhiannon spends half the year teaching and the other half road-tripping, doing circus arts, and cuddling her feral cat. Tim Tomlinson READ MORE Tim Tomlinson lays down all thoughts and surrenders to the void. It is shining, shining. Jeffrey S. Markovitz READ MORE Jeffrey S, Markovitz is laboriously completing the AT one state at a time. In between, he teaches, parents, and writes. J.A. Caldwell READ MORE J.A. Caldwell lives in and writes about the weird and magical South. She labors over every word. Drinks all the coffee. Natalie Moore READ MORE Natalie is an ostensibly human software engineer who lives in Boston with her cat. Rachel Hope Crossman READ MORE Rachel Hope Crossman, ex-fry cook, ex-substitute teacher, and retired Montessori teacher, hopes to visit Narnia, Middle Earth, and Mars one day. Davonna Thomas READ MORE Davonna Thomas is a permanently exhausted yet forever grateful teacher of writing. She loves storytelling in all its forms. Karla Hirsch READ MORE Karla is a writer from Germany with a passion for good books, roaming the outdoors and meeting friendly animals. Ellen D. Lager READ MORE Ellen Lager's passions are family and grandkids, Labrador retrievers, short-hair cats, bee-friendly gardening, peaches, chipmunks, pines, hiking, kayaking, cabins, and campfires. Eva Sweeney READ MORE Eva Sweeney is an 18-year-old, nonbinary, Massachusetts-based poet. Their work focuses on their personal experiences and struggles with mental health. Fhionna Mac READ MORE Fhionna is currently studying for her MA in Creative Writing. Her stories have been long-listed and short-listed several times. Garrett Ellsworth-Spotton READ MORE Garrett Ellsworth-Spotton is a writer based out of Montreal, Canada. He believes that rebellion is the purest human act. Shoshauna Shy READ MORE Shoshauna loves hanging out with trees, books, cats, her husband, and chocolate—preferably all at the same time. Geoff Wales READ MORE Geoff Wales is a former aerospace engineer turned kiteboarding instructor and fiction writer. Laura Ohlmann READ MORE Laura loves reading true crime and red wine. In her spare time she's biking with her husband or laying with Ladybug. Keith Huettenmoser READ MORE Keith Huettenmoser is a poet and prose writer from the mountains of New Jersey. T.E. Hahn READ MORE T.E. Hahn is either playing Minecraft with his 6-year-old or writing his dissertation. Annalise Goeke READ MORE Annalise Goeke finds a bit of danger thrilling. Examples? Boxing, solo-hiking, fast cars, and submitting poetry no one else has read. Louis Gallo READ MORE Louis Gallo's dog really wrote these poems. Taylor Stoneman READ MORE Taylor Stoneman is a backpacking poet who sometimes performs legal work. She enjoys observing birds, trees, and sea lions. Susan L. Lipson READ MORE Susan hears poetry while hiking, channels songs during emotional moments, and coaches young writers with assistance from her lively inner child. Pattie Palmer-Baker READ MORE I love crows, their understated beauty and feisty intelligence. They appear in my poetry and artwork an amazing number of times. Jose Varghese READ MORE Jose Varghese is a bilingual writer and translator from India. He is the chief editor of Lakeview Journal and Strands Publishers. John Kenneth Jensvold READ MORE John was president of his high school student council and never again sought office. His garage is his kingdom. Dan Reilly READ MORE Today, Dan Reilly might be falling off his mountain bike doing wheelies or connecting the lost and forgotten to present emotions. Clara Mae Barnhart READ MORE Clara Mae Barnhart is bad at writing bios. Her dogs would say she's pretty cool, shares her food, loves long walks. Alan Sincic READ MORE Alan takes pride in his hominid ancestors. From out the hole in his head, he—hearken now—speaks. Azriel Cervantes READ MORE Azriel Cervantes is a writer, designer, and unapologetic pepper head who thinks Carolina Reapers are mild. Julie Le Blanc READ MORE Julie Le Blanc is a speculative fiction nerd with a love for languages, crafts, and Broadway musicals. Jennifer Weigel READ MORE Weigel creates art in an interdimensional portal under the stairs in semi-rural Kansas; she also documents her horror sightings for posterity. Emily Dunlap Carter READ MORE Emily is a person of motion. She loves moving, mainly outside, where she experiences life and thinks about words. Ai Jiang READ MORE Ai Jiang loves buying more books than she can read and collecting way too many pens. Christa Lubatkin READ MORE Christa lives in the shadow of the Catalina Mountain range of Tucson where writing, hiking and dancing make her heart sing. Tifara Brown READ MORE Tifara is a country girl who loves writing, fishing and protesting racism regularly! Aaron Tillman READ MORE Aaron was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and appeared in a commercial for hair extensions. Writing was the obvious next step. Cynthia Trenshaw READ MORE From deep presence with marginalized people to living on an island floating in the Salish Sea, Cynthia extracts powerful poetic stories. Rafaella Pearl Safarian READ MORE Rafaella can honestly say that she did not improve her baking skills during quarantine. Olivia Lee READ MORE Olivia is a social justice supporter, feminist, book-lover, beach-lover, theatre-lover, non-pandemic traveler, and dog-wrangler. Frankie A Soto READ MORE Frankie loves a window filled with sunrise, a cup of cafe Bustelo, and his son dancing to Sesame Street. Christy O'Callaghan READ MORE When author Maurice Ruffin called Christy dark and weird, it was one of the best days of her life. Jeremy A. Wall READ MORE Jeremy A. Wall is an educator, musician, and writer living in New York's Hudson Valley. Tracy Wetzel READ MORE Tracy Wetzel is a klutz who is surprisingly graceful with a pen. (Don't ask her 3 am notes, though.) Roselili Vargas READ MORE Roselili Vargas is a writer, lover of words, educator, and believer in magic. Adina Edelman READ MORE Adina tutors teens and edits fiction for all ages. She's thrilled she's no longer in school. Chip Jett READ MORE Chip Jett is a teacher at a small school in Georgia. Rick Krizman READ MORE Rick Krizman has done everything on the list except #15, because what responsible father would jump out of an airplane? Chris Biles READ MORE Chris likes chasing shadows and the light of their creation. Lawrence F. Farrar READ MORE Freed from the constraints of expository writing, Farrar is thriving in the vineyard of creative writing. Taylor Leigh Harper READ MORE Taylor Leigh Harper writes in Southern California. She loves nothing more than an ice cold Coca-Cola and her two cats. Nancy L. Davis READ MORE Nancy L. Davis once hiked the Grand Canyon, raced the Slalom, mastered back-flip dives. Now, she performs language-based stunts. Claire "Champagne" Champommier READ MORE Claire Champommier owes $5.20 to her local library and owns no erasers. Her work has appeared in Otis Nebula. Helen Beer READ MORE Helen Beer sells for a living. She writes, mucks stalls, and eats ice cream to maintain some semblance of sanity. Summer Hammond READ MORE Summer Hammond is of the tribe of lonely girls, who read books in trees, alone with the leaves and sky. Diane Englert READ MORE Caffeinated, loquacious, Epicurean fueled by pinot noir, yoga, travel, baking, nature. Inspired by RBG, Mary Shelley, Myrna Loy, and family. Larry Brown READ MORE Each week Larry Brown shakes and stumbles his way through 9 holes of golf and always comes back for more. Judith Sornberger READ MORE Judith's Women's Studies students lovingly called her The Judenator and her colleagues called her Hurricane Judith. Alexandra Weiss READ MORE Alexandra Weiss just wants to write poems that feel like undated entries in a phone notes app. Abiola Regan READ MORE When not writing, Abiola studies pop culture. Her nickname is IMDb because of her encyclopedic recollection of actors' roles. Jennifer Lagier READ MORE Jennifer Lagier is a retired college instructor/librarian and former California Poets in the Schools teacher and area coordinator. Katherine West READ MORE Katherine West loves to combine her poetry with her art and those of other artists in Silver City, New Mexico. Virginia Watts READ MORE Virginia Watts began writing more often when she found herself using her laptop computer for nothing but hidden object games. Ryan McFadden READ MORE Tech writing by day, fiction at night. And when words become too many (or too few) Ryan hikes the Sierras. Beau Lee Gambold READ MORE Beau Lee Gambold still believes in fiction that can provide solace, strengthen resolve, and increase our ability to hope. Jennifer Schomburg Kanke READ MORE Jennifer Schomburg Kanke uses stickers to reward herself for sending out submissions and is over level 2000 in Candy Crush. J.L. Lapinel READ MORE MFA candidate @umassmfa, youngest of seven, daughter of Cuban immigrants, mother of three really great adults, poet, educator, history enthusiast. Richard E. Johnson READ MORE Richard is an aging warrior poet still the Bohemian vagabond. Dick Altman READ MORE A composer's son, music seeded his youth. But Fate gifted him a life in words, in New York, then Santa Fe. Jacqueline Renee Ahl READ MORE Jacqueline Ahl, AKA Miss Anthropy, Madam for the Kingston Poetry Brothel, is a playwright produced in NY, NC, and MO. Lisa Marie Lopez READ MORE Lisa is a coffee drinker, Mustang bass player, and a baseball fan who loves writing fiction more than anything. Amanda Leal READ MORE Amanda Leal comes from the wild west of South Florida. She corrals her toddler and pitbull in her spare time. Gerardo Lara READ MORE Gerardo writes with his eyes closed, it's pretty apparent after reading his work. Sophie Kamryn READ MORE Sophie Kamryn is a massive fan of raccoons, pickles, and the sound of falling snow. In that order. Nicole Fitton READ MORE Nicole Fitton likes to tread lightly across words because she finds them as fragile as glass but twice as sharp. Daniel Paton READ MORE Daniel Paton is a hopeless loser millennial with a battered laptop and some half-cooked ideas. Kaitlin Kerr READ MORE Kaitlin is a nurse, actress, & Victorian poetry enthusiast. She enjoys playing with her Bengal cats & memorizing for fun! Martin Toman READ MORE Martin Toman is a fiction writer who lives in a treehouse, can fix bicycles and is handy with a chainsaw. Katie Strine READ MORE Katie Strine tolerates life through literature, dark beer, and her family of three. Christine McDonough READ MORE Christine used to sing in the opera. Now she's finally shut up, she can write some. Christina Frei READ MORE Christina goes everywhere by bike and has her best ideas while walking her dog. Sylvia Santiago READ MORE Sylvia Santiago enjoys the music of Ólafur Arnalds, the paintings of Remedios Varo, and the sweet lattes of Rosso. Robert Eugene Rubino READ MORE Each Wednesday, Robert Eugene Rubino participates in the poetry open mic at Sacred Grounds Cafe in San Francisco. Milton J. Bates READ MORE Milton Bates’s muses include his wife and a pair of carved wooden bears that belonged to Wallace Stevens. Jan Gross READ MORE Jan loves to discover that words have a mind of their own. Riaz Jahangir READ MORE Riaz Jahangir is a worker of wires, while-loops, and words. Julie Allyn Johnson READ MORE Julie Allyn Johnson digs the unorthodox and the unconventional whether it be art or film, people, poetry, prose or music. Liam Crestwood READ MORE Liam Crestwood is a writer from the Wasatch Front from northern Utah. Rachel Mallalieu READ MORE Rachel Mallalieu is a mom of five by day, an emergency physician by night, and writes in her "spare time." Phebe Jewell READ MORE Irreverent, playful, serious. Phebe Jewell hopes to learn something other than "Amazing Grace" on her ukelele. Arielle Hebert READ MORE Arielle will put on "Peter and the Wolf" after a couple of drinks. Allen Guest READ MORE Allen Guest thinks of words as numbers. His poems are really just equations and proofs. David Anthony Sam READ MORE David Anthony Sam still is trying to write the song of one right word. Emily Fox READ MORE Emily Fox is a writer, social worker, and vintage camper enthusiast. Lauran DeRigne READ MORE Lauran DeRigne is a writer and librarian in St. Louis, Missouri. David J.S. Pickering READ MORE David Pickering is 63 years old, but his mind tells him he's still 26. Yes, you're right. It's a hardship. Liz Jacoby READ MORE I am haunted by women of the past. Laura Besley READ MORE Laura Besley currently lives in land-locked Leicester (UK). She misses the sea a lot and goes at every opportunity. Robin Toon READ MORE Robin is a self-proclaimed comedian who cannot take a joke. She also likes coffee, wine, and dogs. Eileen O'Connor READ MORE Short girl who walks fast, I have many close calls with automatic doors. Natalie Hyde Collins READ MORE Natalie is an enthusiastic hoarder of yarn, books, chocolate, slightly-damaged dogs, and friends. Jay Faulkner READ MORE Jay Faulkner is a disabled writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but most importantly just a husband and father. Bobby Sidna Hart READ MORE Bobby is reclusive, somewhat kind, somewhat diplomatic, enjoys current Americana (folk) music plus the sounds of the 1940's and 1960's. Pamela Sumners READ MORE When Pamela Sumners was six, the FBI was interested in her mail theft. Kimm Brockett Stammen READ MORE Kimm Brockett Stammen was a professional saxophonist. Now a writer, her house is quieter. Elizabeth Markley READ MORE Elizabeth Markley is a mom and a writer and a lover of coffee, wine, and words. Erica Soon Olsen READ MORE Erica Soon Olsen was born in Hollywood and lives in the rural West. Favorite writing spots: desert and mountain wilderness. Robert Schuster READ MORE Robert Schuster teaches English, drinks coffee, pets cats, plays bass, and listens to death metal, though not necessarily all simultaneously. Josh McColough READ MORE Josh McColough is a writer in Chicago. He possesses expert knowledge of two things: crushing debt & 80s hair metal. Ken Farrell READ MORE Ken seeks fractures-- intriguing and inscrutable cracks to explore, from edge of the cosmos to edge of a conversation. Mary Hills Kuck READ MORE Mary Kuck took 15 years to realize she wouldn't finish her quilt. She loves poetry, church, family. Eddie Fogler READ MORE Coffee addict. Wine lover. Tiger mom to two dogs. Gifted procrastinator. Go to karaoke song is "Ring of Fire." Joan Leotta READ MORE Joan Leotta plays with words on page and stage, with poems and stories of food, family, and strong women. Mary Beth Hines READ MORE A long-distance swimmer, MB Hines haunts kettle ponds, lakes, oceans, for creative inspiration. Jeremy Schnotala READ MORE Ingredients for Jeremy potpourri: Nutmeg. Bayberry. Dandelion or Milkweed. Bit of rainy mountain dust. Drop of Patchouli. And a hug. Kindra McDonald READ MORE Kindra McDonald bakes, hikes, makes art, blows glass, throws clay, falls regularly and has always, always been a poet. Swatilekha Roy READ MORE Swatilekha is a fearfully fearless person, unless it's got anything to do with confessing love. Sherry Morris READ MORE A hardcore appreciator of clouds, Sherry loves Elvis, Fireball & crumpets. A good day contains all four. She also swims. Chad W. Lutz READ MORE I'm a glutton for pain and plush pigs. I secretly hope ghosts are real. Booyakasha. Courtney LeBlanc READ MORE Courtney LeBlanc loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. And poetry. Always poetry. Merridawn Duckler READ MORE Merridawn Duckler publishes prose, poetry and plays from Portland, proof she loves alliteration. She’s writing an oratorio of meeting minutes. Nicole K. Braden-Johnson READ MORE Nicole Braden-Johnson's perfect summer day: finding mudpuppies and ring-neck snakes outside, ending with good wine and The Honeymooners at night. Samantha Pilecki READ MORE Dead insect collector. Pet rat owner. Cigar smoker. Dislikes the sun and plastic. Intesar Toufic READ MORE Arab. Gay. Drummer. Kinky. Good intentions. Trilingual. Scholar. International Affairs Aficionado. Former Thief. Current Escort. Future Icon. Always Scandalous. Pat Phillips West READ MORE Pat Phillips West moved so often even her closest friends asked if she was in the Witness Protection Program. John A McCaffrey READ MORE John A McCaffrey is an author and creative writing teacher. Jacqueline Rosenbaum READ MORE Jacqueline Rosenbaum is looking forward to the day that she completes a second story with a beginning, middle, and end. Richard Alan Hadley READ MORE Richard Alan Hadley is a voracious chocolate consumer and caffeine drunk. He speaks in run-on sentences and writes incomplete thoughts. Claire Scott READ MORE Claire loves classical music, hiking, reading and cleaning closets. Also poetry. She is "grammy" to five special grandkids. Janice S Fuller READ MORE Janice S Fuller loves loons, sahuaros, and British crime shows. Jeremiah Bass READ MORE He's a weirdo professor; a renaissance man with more ambition than time. Laurel Radzieski READ MORE Laurel Radzieski enjoys board gaming, alphabetizing and writing poems for strangers. Salvatore J. Lo Monaco READ MORE One-armed master of the macabre, Sal fancies writing poetry and short fiction in between his legal studies. Sarah Bradley READ MORE Sarah Bradley is a part-time writer, full-time mother, amateur baker, and lifelong daydreamer from Connecticut. Courtney Harler READ MORE Courtney Harler writes and teaches in Las Vegas, where, to be perfectly honest, life is (almost) too weird for words. Hannah Whiteoak READ MORE Hannah Whiteoak is a barefoot runner, blues dancer, and bibliophile. Rachel Lauth READ MORE Rachel Lauth is a UMass Amherst graduate, writer, heavy-sleeper, coffee lover, and shares too many pictures of her cat online. Lionel Ray Green READ MORE Lionel Ray Green is ironically a fan of both Bigfoot and hobbits. Nicole Jean Turner READ MORE Nic Jean is a storyteller from New England Emily Strauss READ MORE Emily loves to write, submit, and see what happens, while playing with the dog and cat, and listening to music. Cindy Knoebel READ MORE Murder. Suicide. Loss. Cindy's stories probe the haunted corners of our minds and hearts. She writes what she knows. Richard L Ratliff READ MORE Richard L Ratliff, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Midwest ties have built the foundation and setting for his poetry. Elaine Nadal READ MORE Elaine Nadal teaches Spanish, travels, and enjoys line dancing. She is not related to Rafael Nadal. Mary Riley READ MORE Mary's passions include writing, poetry, photography, travel, cooking, art, museums, astronomy, science - oh yeah, and shiny objects too! Meredith Katz READ MORE Meredith Katz loves monsters and the uncanny. 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