Laurinda Lind

Laurinda Lind keeps adding insulation in New York’s North Country in the U.S. In honor of Compose Journal, here are her publications/acceptances that start with C: Chautauqua, Chiron Review, Cokefish, Cold Mountain Review, Coldnoon, Communion, Comstock Review, Conclave, Constellations, The Cortland Review, and Corvus Review.

nicole v basta

nicole v basta is the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based art collective/performance night “Say Yes.” Her chapbook ‘V’  was the winner of The New School’s 2016 annual contest and will be published in the fall of 2017. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Compose, Forth, The Gravity of the Thing, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Public Pool, Juked, Canary, and […]

Iris Anixter

Iris Anixter is a former poet and photographer turned essayist, who hopes to soon be retired from the non-profit sector. Her non-fiction has appeared in Hippocampus. You can reach her at

Stephanie Dickinson

Stephanie Dickinson, an Iowa native, lives in New York City. Her novel Half Girl and novella Lust Series are published by Spuyten Duyvil, as is her Love Highway based on the 2006 Jennifer Moore murder. Her other books include Port Authority Orchids, Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg, The Emily Fables (ELJ Publications), and Flashlight […]

William C. Crawford

William C. Crawford is a writer & photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. He has published extensively in various formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, book reviews, and essays. He had a parallel career as a social worker and community organizer. There, he wrote biting editorials on behalf of […]

Julie Paul

Julie Paul is the author of three books: two collections of short fiction, The Jealousy Bone (Emdash, 2008) and The Pull of the Moon (Brindle & Glass, 2014) and the poetry collection, The Rules of the Kingdom (MQUP, 2017). The Pull of the Moon was awarded both an IPPY award and the Victoria Book Prize […]

Cathie Sandstrom

Cathie Sandstrom’s work has appeared in The Southern Review (and TSR Audio Gallery), Ploughshares, Ekphrasis, Cider Press Review, Comstock Review, and Lyric, among others, and is published by the Academy of American Poets on Anthologies include Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. A poem and essay appear in The Poetry Mystique. Her […]

Linda Ryma

Linda Ryma is a landscape photographer residing in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Accredited in Nature, Botanical, and Night Photography by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Linda considers all of Northwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota to be her canvas. In addition, she is the official photographer for James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution, a local blues band.

Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas has published two collections of poems with Four Way Books: Inscriptions (2014) and Cathedral of Wish, which received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in The Missouri Review, Salamander, Ocean State Review, The Maine Review, and Off the […]

Margo Orlando Littell

Margo Orlando Littell grew up in a coal-mining town in southwestern Pennsylvania. She earned an MFA from Columbia and has spent the past fifteen years in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Barcelona, Sacramento, and, now, northern New Jersey, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Each Vagabond by Name, her first novel, won a Gold Medal […]