Alec Kissoondyal is a Florida-based writer and a recent graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. His fiction has appeared in several publications, including The Los Angeles Review and Cornice Magazine. He is also the winner of TEA magazine’s 2023 Palmetto Prize for Prose. You can find more of Alec’s writing on his website,


K.S. Baron is a poetry editor at Last Leaves Magazine and an all-around creative. She grew up a stone’s throw from waterfalls and spent her childhood hiking in gorges, only to translate those experiences into work that has been published in Capsule Stories, Havik Poetry, Burnt Pine Magazine, and more. She has a soft spot for sharp things, like cats and cacti, and finds herself drawn to the moon.


Nnadi Samuel (he/him/his) holds a B.A in English & literature from the University of Benin. Author of 'Nature knows a little about Slave Trade' selected by Tate.N.Oquendo (Sundress Publication, 2023). A 3x Best of the Net, and 7x Pushcart Nominee. He won the River Heron Editor's Prize 2022, Bronze prize for the Creative Future Writer's Award 2022, UK London, the Betsy Colquitt Poetry Annual Award, 2022(Texas Christian University), the Virginia Tech Center for Refugee, Migrants & Displacement Studies Annual Award, 2023, and recently won the 2023 Stacy Doris Memorial Award(Fourteen Hills) San Francisco State University Review.

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