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In Issue 14:

Hayden Barr, ‘Beyond the Twilight’: Hayden lives in the city he loves, Auckland. This story is for C.D.

Connie Buchanan, ‘Roadside Goat’: Connie lives in Hamilton with her husband and two boys. She works as a communications manager.

Poppie Johnson, ‘Nights of Everywhere’: Poppie is a 33-year-old writer and teaches English at Wakatipu High School. She grew up between Christchurch and Aoraki-Mt Cook and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Creative Writing through the University of Edinburgh.

Sue Kingham, ‘Blown off Course’: Sue lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, although many of her stories are inspired by her north of England roots or her travels. Sue is a tutor at the School for Young Writers and writes articles, poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. She is currently working on a historical novel.

Wes Lee, ‘Brio’: Wes currently lives in Wellington. Her fiction has appeared in The Stinging FlyThe Lampeter Review, Landfall, The London Reader, The Listener, The Sleepers Almanac, Going Down Swinging, and many other publications. She was the recipient of The BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award, and has won a number of awards for her writing. Most recently she was selected as a finalist for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2018. Her latest poetry collection Body, Remember was published in London as part of the Lorgnette Series (Eyewear Publishing, 2017).

Emer Lyons, ‘Chicken Skin’: Emer has poetry and fiction published in The Cardiff Review, Southword, Mimicry, TurbineQueen Mob’s Tea House and more. She is a PhD candidate in contemporary queer poetry at the University of Otago, Dunedin.

Siobhan Rosenthal, ‘There’s Nothing to Tell, Really’: Siobhan is published amongst others in Jewish Fiction, Jewish Currents, The Times (London), New Zealand Poetry, the Fib Review and Internet Void. She has three children, and is very proud of them all. She was inspired to write this piece by the bravery shown by her eldest son that night. It is retrospectively dedicated to the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting, who were also not expecting trouble at shul.

Annalise Taylor, ‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Pencil Sharpener’: Annalise is from Auckland and has been living in London for the last 16 years. ‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Pencil Sharpener’ is her first published piece. She is currently writing a YA novel when not working as a librarian at an international school in Central London.

Kirsteen Ure, ‘The Amazing Crocodilian’: Kirsteen was born in Auckland and has since lived in Port Moresby, London and Hong Kong. She has worked in publishing and corporate communications and graduated from the University of Auckland’s Creative Writing Masters programme in 2018. Her essay Puriri Moth was commended in the 2018 Landfall Essay Competition.

Kathryn van Beek, ‘Speaking in Tongues’:  Kathryn is a writer, communications professional, and momager of a famous cat.

David Whitehead, ‘Rite of Passage’: David has published six academic books and numerous journal articles, the latest in the Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He has a historical fiction novel under review. This is his first fiction short story.

Justine Whitfield, ‘The Standing Stones’: Justine is originally from Porirua City but now lives in Nelson. Her writing has appeared in The Pantograph Punch, Kiss Me Hardy and the Nelson Arts Festival and was commended in the 2018 Landfall essay competition.

Rebecca Zhong, ‘Teng’: Rebecca is currently studying English Literature, Creative Writing and Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She is a feature writer for the University paper.  She is interested in writing about the intersectionality of being a young asian woman, and the struggles and obstacles that come with that.