Monic Ductan - Collin Kelley - Jayne O' Connor - Chris Martin
Collin Kelley is the author of the novels Conquering Venus and Remain In Light, which was a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. His poetry collections includeBetter To Travel, Slow To Burn, After the Poison and the forthcoming Render. Kelley is also the author of the eBook short story collection, Kiss Shot. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and Goodreads Poetry Award, Kelley’s poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. By day, he’s the editor of Atlanta Intown magazine.
Monic Ductan’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in scissors and spackle, DOGZPLOT, Crab Creek Review, Storm Cellar, Bartleby Snopes and elsewhere. She currently studies poetry writing in the MFA program at Georgia College. Monic is midway through writing her first novel.
Christopher Martin is the author of the poetry chapbook A Conference of Birds (New Native Press 2012). He is currently the featured poet of Town Creek Poetry. Chris’s poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia, Shambhala Sun, Ruminate Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, Drafthorse, Still: The Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Loose Change Magazine, and elsewhere. His poem “Marcescence,” published as a broadside by Thrush Press in October 2012, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Chris is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Flycatcher and is a contributing editor atNew Southerner, where he writes the monthly blog Kairos and Crisis on race, religion, and social justice in the South. He is pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University. Chris lives with his wife and their two young children in the northwest Georgia piedmont, between the Allatoona Range and Kennesaw Mountain. His poetry collection Starting from Kennesaw, as yet unpublished, was recently named a finalist in the Texas Review Press Breakthrough Prize: Georgia.
Jayne O’Connor is a local Atlanta writer who lives with her dear sweet puggle, Brodie who makes cameos in most of her work. She is the proprietor of HydeATL and curates a monthly variety show at the music room, Push, every second Friday of the month. Jayne writes a monthly sex and dating advice column, Jayne Says, in Fanzine. Her chap book When You Meet The Devil Tip Your Hat will be available this Spring from Safety Third Press.