Issue No. 3: JAN. 2019

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Author/Poet/Artist Bios:

  • Omotoyosi Salami is a writer from Nigeria, whose poetry is inspired by inequalities and injustices. She is on Twitter as @yorubasnflwr.
  • Diana Humble is a junior pursuing Pre-Med with a double major in Creative Writing and Communications with a minor in English at Waldorf University. In her free time, she’s inducing early arthritis by virtue of her Guitar Hero addiction.
  • Maya Elena Jackson is a female author and musician hailing from the Sonoran Desert. She is a regular contributor for rose quartz magazine, and her writing has most recently appeared in the third issue of OUT/CAST, in the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Contest, and was selected as one of the winners of the Hotel Congress 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. You can hear her spoken word pieces on her local Tucson, Arizona radio station KXCI, and catch her resting in the hot desert sun, most likely with her pets.
  • Jacqueline Ridge is a goofball who loves taking risks. Her greatest accomplishments are her two anarchist children.
  • Cat Dixon is the author of EVA and TOO HEAVY TO CARRY (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014) and her chapbook, THE BOOK OF LEVINSON, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. She teaches creative writing at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She has poems (co-written with Trent Walters) in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018).
  • Satya Dash has been a cricket commentator, dabbled with short fiction and has a degree in electronics from BITS Pilani, Goa. He lives in Bangalore and recites his poetry in the city’s cafes.
  • Nadia Delgado is first-generation Latinx writer currently
    enrolled in a dual MFA/MA program at Chapman University for Creative Writing and English. Through her creative non-fiction and memoir work she explores her upbringing as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and Romanian refugee and the contradictions she feels her existence embodies today as a young American.
  • Jacob Fowler is an elementary school teacher living in Oakland, CA who recently graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in World Literature. His poetry has appeared in Barren Magazine, Levee Magazine, Ghost City Review, and Riggwelter Press, among others. You can find him on Twitter @jacobafowler.
  • Amy Baskin‘s recent work has appeared in VoiceCatcher, Cirque, and Friends Journal. Amy is a 2018 and 2016 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Poetry honorable mention recipient. When Amy is not writing, they are matching international students at Lewis & Clark College with local volunteers to help make them feel welcome and at home during their stay.
  • Robert Boucheron grew up in Syracuse and Schenectady, and he worked as an architect in New York and Charlottesville, where he lives. His flash fiction appears in Bending Genres, Cold Coffee Stand, Fiction Pool, Fictive Dream, The Green Light, Mojave River Review, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Moonchild Magazine, and Spelk.
  • Katie Minor is a multimedia artist whose work mixes abstract and figural elements. They warp the human figure using bright colors and abstract forms relating to fantasy and other realities to express self doubt and body/face dysmorphic struggles. In their abstract pieces, they use form and movement to reflect nature and life at the biological level.
  • m. leon stewart (he/they) is a queer writer from Pennsylvania who can be found on twitter @mleonstewart. Previous & forthcoming publications include Fledgling Rag, Riggwelter Press, and East Jasmine Review.
  • Chloe Morris is an Arkansan currently earning her MFA in Creative Writing-fiction at Butler University. She earned her Bachelor’s in English with a Creative Writing Specialization at Southern Methodist University.
  • Vincent Corsaro is an MFA student at Butler University. He’s had fiction appear in the Canvas Literary Arts Journal and multiple poems in publications like The Flying Island and The Tipton Poetry Journal. He is an avid rock climber, musician, writer, and, most importantly, person. Please note, this is a simultaneous submission.
  • Kyle Clark lives and writes in Carmel, Indiana. His work has appeared in Tributaries, Manuscripts, The Labyrinth, and elsewhere.
  • Liz Wride is a short fiction writer from Wales, UK. Recent words can be found in: Okay Donkey Mag, POP TO Magazine (forthcoming), and Occulum Journal
  • Ashleigh Mower is a jack of all trades. She dabbles in jewelry making, painting, illustration, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Having a Bachelors Degree in visual journalism from Brooks Institute to now getting a Master’s in Art Therapy from Herron School of Art + Design, she has never felt comfortable in one medium. In her free time, she loves beach combing for sea glass with her dog Gus and indulging in chocolate cake.
  • Shawn Anto is a 23-year-old from Bakersfield, California. He’s originally from Kerala, India. He currently studies at Cal State Bakersfield looking to receive his B.A. in English & Theatre. His writing has been featured or are forthcoming in The Paragon Press, Edify Fiction, Susan/The Journal, Internet Void, Ink & Voices, Harbinger Asylum and Mojave Heart Review.
  • None of your damn business is exactly that – none of your goddamn business. With a formal education in the tech field, writing and art is an outlet for self-expression and emotion for this author. The five-part series published in the exquisite Turnpike Magazine is their first published work. Enjoy, bitches.
  • tara martin is an aspiring writer from Avon, Indiana. She spends most of her time in high school or on social media or both
    (@taraislame).

Author: turnpikemagazine

Turnpike is a literary and art magazine devoted to positive themes and underrepresented voices.

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