Contributors

~ a list of the contributors to hyacinth noir‘s literary and focus issues, given in quasi-alphabetical order for each issue in reverse chronological order ~

lughnasadh (1 august 2014) literary issue:

jean kari serves as an educator and writer in the sometimes hot and festive and sometimes polar vortex-y urban jungle that is Chicago.

lore lippincott is the author of several short stories and a two novellas, The Information Man and The Carols of Holly House.   Please visit her website, Breezy Day Stories, for more details.

beltaine (1 may 2014) literary issue:

amy chang is a queer polyamorous Chinese American woman, born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area.  When she is not sticking acupuncture needles in people or concocting herbal remedies for a living, she enjoys writing, gardening, painting, food, dance, travel, poetry, pain and intimacy.

daisy cains began life as Ian who was in turn a bad barrister, an indifferent teacher, a lazy antique dealer and a nascent novelist.  Ian’s novel ‘The Unsinkable Herr Goering’ a comedy set during WW2 was published by The Cassowary Press in 2013.  Daisy/Ian’s new novel ‘Never Said a Word’ the ‘true’ of the Birmingham Bombings will be published in November to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of that tragic event.  Daisy/Ian increasingly writes as Daisy and also increasingly lives as Daisy.

eve francis has appeared in The Fieldstone ReviewPlunge Magazine, and Gay Flash Fiction.  She has a forthcoming sci-fi series on on JMS Books entitled Metal and Dust.  She lives in Canada and can be found at http://evefrancis.wordpress.com/

sandy hiortdahl lives in East Tennessee with an irascible, lovable cattle dog named Kismo Blue and a crazy Jack Russell inherited from her dear mother.  They spend their days contemplating the seasons.  They watch as she drinks coffee and writes, and they never lecture her about getting back to the business of grading papers.  They celebrate all of the holidays with great fanfare, believing it to connect all, dog and human, to the wider world of spirits and fancy.

jean kari works in her niche, writing and teaching writing, when she isn’t traveling with friends and family, playing cards, wandering the trails of the Indiana Dunes, planting tomatoes in Chicago, or laughing.

lore lippincott is the author of several short stories and a free novella, The Carols of Holly House.   Please visit her website, BreezyDayStories.com, for more details.

lucy mckee is a writer and nurse living in Kansas City.  Her distractions include two dogs, a cat, and a room full of half-finished knitting projects.  Her work has previously appeared in Hyacinth NoirLiterary Orphans and Word Riot.

imbolc (1 february 2014) literary issue:

amy chang is a queer polyamorous Chinese American woman, born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area.  When she is not sticking acupuncture needles in people or concocting herbal remedies for a living, she enjoys writing, gardening, food, dance, travel, poetry, pain and intimacy

anthony rella is a witch, writer, and mental health counselor living in Seattle, Washington in the United States with his husband. He is a long-term student of Morningstar Mystery School, initiate into the Brotherhood of the Phoenix, and a lover of the Kemetic gods

br sanders lives in Denver, CO with their family. By day they work as an analyst in K-12 public education. By night they craft speculative fiction stories with a decidedly queer bent. They blog at brsanderswrites.com

sam thorp is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Classically trained but influenced by comic books, and currently organizes art shows for the Pittsburgh Gay & Lesbian Community Center. Worked with The Gender Dances documentary, Pgh Transpride Showcase, PERSAD Art Auction, the Tranny Roadshow; has donated art for various Top Surgery fundraisers. More info available at graphicanatomy.com

lore lippincott lives in Ohio, USA, dreams of better things, so writes stories to plunge into other worlds and other lives. Find her tales at www.breezydaystories.com, and grab her secular (and free) holiday novella, The Carols of Holly House, released in December 2013

samhain (1 November 2013) literary issue:

michelle kopp is an overworked graduate student and part-time writer in Saskatchewan, Canada.  She resides with a collection of zoo animals and the memories of loved ones gone.  She’s currently practising a type of Reconstructionism, which is not really reconstructionism-by-definition.  Her work has recently appeared in The Diverse Arts Project and Yesteryear Fiction, and has pieces forthcoming in Two Hawks Quarterly and Leaves of Ink

amanda larson is a writer, freelance artist and farmer on Whidbey Island where she lives with her family and menagerie of critters.  As a farmer living alongside woodlands, she’s especially aware of the shifting seasons and the magic each one brings

lore lippincott studies, works and writes in her native Ohio. Check out www.breezydaystories.com for any upcoming scribbles and releases

autumn equinox (22 September 2013) rural literary issue:

teal van dyck crafts poems and stories about his research in the fields of queer time travel and trans survival magic.  Teal enjoys taking care of his chosen family, his feline daughter, and his boots.  He creates multimedia performance work with his primary partner.  He can be found snacking, dishing, and sharpening his claws on conifers in the hills of Western Massachusetts

michelle kopp is an overworked graduate student and part-time writer in Saskatchewan, Canada.  She resides with a collection of zoo animals and is practising a type of Reconstructionism, which is not really reconstructionism-by-definition.   Her work has recently appeared in The Diverse Arts Project, Yesteryear Fiction, and Upon The Prairies

lore lippincott is a fainéant druid who resides comfortably in her native Ohio

k. ann macneil is a teacher and writer living and working at the tip-top of an island (Manhattan), near the bank of an estuary (where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet), at the edge of a two hundred acre forest.  She (and her teenaged daughter) routinely toy with the idea of writing a collection of urban fairy tales set there.  Her work has been published in This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching; The Q Review; and Girls: An Anthology; with a piece forthcoming in Significant Letters: Messages from the Sideline of the Transgender Community

lughnasadh (1 August 2013) spotlight issue:

ohio native lore lippincott started on the naturalist path while young, collecting unusual objects while wandering the woods.  For the last twenty years, she’s been inflicted with an acute case of logophilia, and hasn’t been able to stop writing since.  In the cyber world, Lore is frequently found at her dreamwidth and goodreads pages (where she is in dire need of friendly bibliophiles).  A short story, “The House that Cain Built”, will be appearing in the upcoming anthology Off the Rocks (vol.  17), available soon at Lulu.com.  Check the mentioned sites for short stories yet to see the light of day, and any upcoming releases

summer solstice (21 June 2013) literary focus:

evelyn deshane‘s work has appeared in The Fieldstone Review, Arthur Newspaper, and Absynthe Magazine.  She has an MA in Public Texts from Trent University and is currently pursuing her PhD.  She lives in Canada

beltaine (1 May 2013) literary focus:

lore lippincott is a writer from Ohio.  Her version of religion is beginning to look like a brainstormer’s spider web: one idea shooting out from another, from another, from—well, you get the idea.  She’s usually spinning thoughts in the kitchen or garden if she’s not learning how to deal with the wonders of being an empath in today’s tricky modern society

spring equinox (20 March 2013) coming out literary issue:

emily brooks is a journalist who advocates for other queer and gender-nonconforming people through her writing.  Currently, Emily writes from Brooklyn, New York, where she works with children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing issues, and other special needs

alicia cole lives in Georgia with a photographer, their cat, and two schools of fish.  She enjoys the songs of wind and trees, loves fairy tales, and appreciates flaws.  Queer is one of her favourite words.  Her poetry has recently appeared in Plunge Magazine and Eternal Haunted Summer

lucy mckee is a part-time writer and full-time nurse living on the coast of southwest Florida with her Border Collie Harvey

imbolc (1 February 2013) queer faery tale literary issue:

allison armstrong is a polyamourous queer femme kitchen-witch and animist.  She lives with her wife in Ottawa, Canada, where she writes erotica, runs the Voices of Venus women’s poetry showcase, and gardens whenever possible.  Her work has appeared in Bywords Quarterly, Venus in Scorpio, and The Floating Bridge Review

lore lippincott is a baker, empath and weather prognosticator from Ohio, U.S.A., who has also enjoyed writing for over twenty years.  She studies and practices spirituality as constantly as she’s at work on a new piece of fiction

richard may writes and lives in San Francisco.  He is Irish on his mother’s side and Scottish from his father.  Irish stories and celebration were important to him early on.  He learned the Scottish later on.  Both inform who he is now

yule spotlight (21 December 2012) literary issue:

cathy bryant won the 2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize and is a former blogger for the Huffington Post.  Her stories and poems have been published all over the world in such publications as the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight MagazineStar*LineNight to Dawn and Midnight Times. In 2012, Cathy was runner-up in the SFPA Poetry Contest, as well as winning the Bulwer-Lytton, The Sampad ‘Inspired by Tagore’ Contest, the Malahat Review Monostich Contest and the Swanezine Poetry Contest.  Her collection, ‘Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature‘ was published recently.  Every year Cathy co-edits the anthology Best of Manchester Poets.  To contact her, please email cathy@cathybryant.co.uk

a resident of New York, stephen mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short collage-films and poetry/music mp3s.  Much can be learned of his multi-media work by placing his name in any search engine.  His latest project-in-progress, a collaborative effort with composer Kevin MacLeod, is entitled ‘Whispers of Arias’, a two volume download of narrative poems sung to music (link).  His latest Amazon release, ‘31 Kisses’, a poetry-art hybrid, is a celebration of romance for lovers everywhere regardless of sexual orientation (link)

samhain (31 October 2012) literary issue:

richard ballon has had poetry published in: Social Anarchism, St. Anthony Messenger, Changing Men, Onionhead, Fellowship in Prayer, Fag Rag, Visions International, The Haight Ashbury Review, Poetpourri,  Zuzu’s Petals and many other literary journals.  He has had monologues published in The Caterpillar Chronicles and The Good Ear Review. The Estrogenius Festival included two of his monologues in their 2008 Collection. Richard’s theatre work in NYC  has been at The Estrogenius Festival, Stage Left’sWomen at Work, MamaDrama, and Left Out Festivals, EAT’s One Man Talking, One Woman Standing.  He is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild

cathy bryant is the 2012 winner of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize and a former guest blogger for the Huffington Post.  Her poems and stories have been published all over the world in such magazines as Night to Dawn and Midnight Times.  Cathy co-edits the annual anthology ‘Best of Manchester Poets‘, and her own collection, ‘Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature‘ was published recently.  To contact her, email cathy@cathybryant.co.uk

amanda carl is a writer and musician from New York City.  Her poetry has appeared in Halcyon Magazine and The Normal Review

shoeless carole lives on the edge of open countryside in the Wigan area.  As a child, she grew up in Pendle witch country, giving her a simple knowledge of folk magic and paganism, which has always stayed with her.  She now works as a qualified nurse and herbalist

michelle kopp is an overworked graduate student and part-time writer in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Her creative non-fiction work has recently appeared in The Diverse Arts Project and Upon The Prairies

a resident of New York, stephen mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short collage-films and poetry/music mp3s.  Much can be learned of his multi-media work by placing his name in any search engine.  His latest project-in-progress, a collaborative effort with composer Kevin MacLeod, is entitled ‘Whispers of Arias’, a two volume download of narrative poems sung to music (link).  His latest Amazon release, ‘31 Kisses’, a poetry-art hybrid, is a celebration of romance for lovers everywhere regardless of sexual orientation (link)

joanna owen is a part-time writer and full-time registered nurse living on the coast of southwest Florida.  She’s a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism

le mysterieux carnival (6 October 2012) literary issue:

richard ballon has had poetry published in: Social Anarchism, St. Anthony Messenger, Changing Men, Onionhead, Fellowship in Prayer, Fag Rag, Visions International, The Haight Ashbury Review, Poetpourri,  Zuzu’s Petals and many other literary journals.  He has had monologues published in The Caterpillar Chronicles and The Good Ear ReviewThe Estrogenius Festival included two of his monologues in their 2008 Collection. Richard’s theatre work in NYC  has been at The Estrogenius Festival, Stage Left’sWomen at Work, MamaDrama, and Left Out Festivals, EAT’s One Man Talking, One Woman Standing.  He is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild

zendrix berndt is an emerging multi-racial gay poet.  Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he is currently a college student working towards becoming a successful multi-talented artist. He seeks to broaden the world’s understanding of all minority peoples and challenge the minds of today’s youth through the arts

michelle kopp is an overworked graduate student and part-time writer in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Her creative non-fiction work has recently appeared in The Diverse Arts Project and Up On The Prairies

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