Alessa Catterall is a trans poet, musician, and teacher. She currently teaches tai chi chuan and music in the Western Isles of Scotland, and looks to poetry as a relief from, and resistance to, societal pressures and inequalities. She draws inspiration from movement and the sea. On Twitter, she is @alessacatte.
Alex Rollings teaches through the day and writes ridiculous short stories through the night. Alex has long been an avid reader of fantasy and sci-fi and his debut novel Adventuring with Extreme Prejudice is the product of his love for quests, dragons and all things fantastical.
Andria Jane Cooke: I was born and currently reside in North Norfolk. I studied fine art and my main interests are writing and painting. My short stories and poems have been published in various magazines and anthologies.
Becky Varley–Winter writes poetry as well as fiction. Her debut poetry pamphlet is Heroines: On the Blue Peninsula (V. Press); she’s also published a book of literary criticism, Reading Fragments and Fragmentation in Modernist Literature (Sussex Academic Press). She works as a teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing for various universities.
Claire Miller is an MA Creative Writing graduand at the University of Nottingham who spends her free time in other worlds, on-page or on-screen. Her poems typically explore the human impact on the natural world. She has previously been published in Firewords and The Purple Breakfast Review.
Craig Lamont is an academic and writer working at the University of Glasgow. Besides Craig's research specialisms are Scottish Literature and cultural memory. Before his PhD on ‘Georgian Glasgow’ Craig completed a Masters in Creative Writing. He writes short stories mostly.
Danielle Vrublevskis is based in London, but has previously lived in Hong Kong and China. She has previously worked as a translator, and is spending lockdown growing microgreens on her windowsill.
David Brookes is a writer currently living in the UK, from where he runs his editing firm The STP Literary Service. He has stories published in many magazines and anthologies including Scrittura Magazine, Every Day Fiction, Electric Spec, Pantechnicon, Bewildering Stories, Whispering Spirits, Morpheus Tales, The Cynic and Aphelion.
Eithne Cullen was born in Dublin and moved to London when she was six. She writes stories and poems. She has published two novels: The Ogress of Reading and Never not in my Thoughts. She is unashamedly proud of her three grown up children, and endeavours to embarrass them often.
Elou Carroll is a graphic designer and freelance photographer, who writes. She has a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from the University of Chester and a Masters in Publishing from Oxford Brookes. She tweets from @keychild, and spends too much time on Instagram at @keychilde.
Gareth Rees: Writer. Born and raised in Wales, living in Cornwall. Currently experiencing lockdown with his wife, son and Jack Russell Terrier.
Glenn Hubbard lives in Madrid. He has been writing poems since 2013 and his work has been published in a number of print and online magazines. At the time of writing, he has been in lockdown for five weeks.
Ian Inglis: As a Reader in Sociology and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, Ian Inglis has published several books and numerous articles on topics within popular culture. He is also a writer of fiction and his short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and literary magazines in the UK.
Jared Pearce wrote The Annotated Murder of One (Aubade, 2018). His poems have recently been or will soon be shared in American Writers Review, Lucky Jefferson, Full Bleed, and Fleas on the Dog.
Jenny Rowe is a journalist and poet living in Croydon in Greater London. She is also a triathlete and, like many, finds the new lockdown rules difficult.
Joe McGuire lives and works in London. His stories have been published online at the Pygmy Giant, Lager Magazine and Storgy Magazine, and his monologue, Roar, was performed by the Young Pleasance theatre as part of their ‘Words In Progress’ program.
Lauren Aspery is an MLitt student from Middlesbrough, currently researching British children’s poetry at Newcastle University. She is a two-time winner of the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize and has poetry published and forthcoming in Fragmented Voices, Nightingale and Sparrow, and Cypress.
Meghan Malachi is a data analyst and poet from the Bronx, NY. Her work is published or forthcoming in Fresh Air Poetry, Milly Magazine, Isacoustic, Writers With Attitude, and The Honey Mag. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Nicole Pearson’s work has been shortlisted in the Writers & Artists Yearbook Competition and was placed in the Science Me a Story Writing Competition. She works in nature conservation in Scotland and, under normal circumstances, spends more time outside than she does inside.
Ravichandra P Chittampalli’s poems have been published occasionally in India. He was Chair and Professor of English, University of Mysore. He was Northrop Frye Fellow in 1992, University of Toronto. He climbs mountains. His translations from Kannada to English have been published in India by Sahitya Akademi.
Regina G Beach is an American writer living in Bristol. She writes about the arts, culture, travel, wellness and the unique people and places in those spheres. She is most at home peddling her bicycle or on her yoga mat. Read Regina’s writing and listen to her podcast at reginagbeach.com.
Sadbh Kellett is an Irish writer whose poetry and prose have been published in literary journals such as Silver Apples, Boyne Berries, and Sonder. She is currently completing her MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture at the University of St. Andrews from her kitchen table in Ireland.
Sarah Evans has had many short stories published in anthologies, literary journals and online. Her stories have been shortlisted by the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and awarded prizes by, amongst others: Words and Women and the Bridport Prize. Her poetry has also appeared in a number of literary magazines.
Simon Daley’s poems have featured in Nine Muses Poetry. He lives in the Scottish Borders where he is keeping busy as a virus inspired home educator to a five-year-old. He misses his daughter terribly and hopes to see her again as soon as travel is permitted.
Skye Wilson is a glittery, rugby-playing feminist from Scotland. She is working towards an MSc in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University. She is extremely bisexual and fairly anxious. Skye loves ugly shirts, and poems about womanhood, hope, and belonging. Her pronouns are she/her.
Sophie King is an eternal nomad. She lived in 21 houses before the age of 21, has studied half a dozen different degrees, and fills every biographical detail in questionnaires with, "it's complicated." She is the author of several books and volumes of poetry.
Sophie McNaughton: In lockdown, I’ve been working from home and consuming more garlic bread than I care to admit. On the plus side, I’ve started writing more fiction again and discovered a newfound love for Scottish folk and fairy tales. I’ll be (remotely) graduating with an MRes in Creative Writing this July.
Sven Kretzschmar’s poetry has been shortlisted for various awards and competitions in recent years and has appeared in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies in Europe and overseas, among them Writing Home. The ‘New Irish’ Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019) and Turangalîla-Palestine (Dairbhre, 2019).
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Tereza Chanaki: I grew up in Greece, and moved to the UK for university. There, I found my new home of art and inspiration. Because of lockdown I had to flee this new world and go back to my family, counting down the days till I can fly to London once again.