Seb Jay is an Illustrator/Artist hailing from the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. After earning a BA Hons in Illustration from UCLAN and spending the last few years working in Graphic Design, he has recently decided to re-enter the world of art and illustration. He enjoys creating artwork and illustrations that capture the seemingly ordinary, trivial or even mundane elements of everyday life.
Seb has created the cover art for Issue Three, based on Honey and Home.
Natalia Balza works as a graphic designer from 9am to 6pm while taking any chance she can to work as an illustrator on the side. She loves creating small worlds through her art, and losing herself in books. She’s a romantic, a lover of stories.
Natalia has created the accompanying artwork for NAGEZ-VOUS!.
Samantha Carr lives in the South-West and despite travelling across the world she feels most at home betwixt the sea and the moors. She is currently studying MA Creative Writing at Plymouth University. She has been published online at 101 Words and has previously had esoteric non-fiction published in Paranormal and Heretic Magazines.
As a classically trained dancer, Emma Lister has always been drawn to story-telling. Throughout her career she danced in many of the traditional and neo-classical ballets: Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and Carmen. She now works as a freelance rehearsal director for dance and contemporary circus. In 2016 she co-founded Makeshift Company, a performing arts company dedicated to telling stories through interdisciplinary collaborations. Their first full-length theatre piece, Insomniac’s Fable, premiered in Finland in 2017. She is currently studying at the Open University for a BA in Art History.
Hannah Ewing is a Canadian author from Vancouver, BC, currently residing in Europe. Her work has been previously published in the Pearls anthologies by Douglas College. In her free time, she teaches English and plays with her dog Soup. She currently lives in the South of France, where she continues to write short fiction.
Thomas Redjeb was born in 1995 and raised in Berkshire. He completed an Undergraduate Degree in English at Bath Spa University before attaining a Masters Degree from the University of Reading. His love for English and fiction has led him to write short stories and a number of poems.
Donald Zagardo is a former Professor of Modern World History at St. John’ University. He has a life-long passion for literature and has studied writing at NYC’s Gotham Writers Workshop. In the past few years he has directed his writing efforts toward short stories. He is presently assembling a collection of his own work and is truly grateful to have his Madman out there, for the first time. Donald lives and writes in New York City. He enjoys international travel, foreign languages and photography.
David Turton is an author of horror and dark fiction, with his work appearing in several magazines, websites, podcasts and anthologies. Described as ‘A new voice for horror fans everywhere’ by the Gehenna Post, Turton has already reached several readers, with his anthology The Gull and Other Short Tales of Terror, downloaded hundreds of times by fans of the horror genre. His debut novel, The Malaise, will be published in December by Cosmic Egg Books.
Bryan Keon-Cohen lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He practised as a barrister for 35 years, was appointed Queens Counsel in 1996, and retired in 2016. He has lectured and published extensively on native title issues; was Secretary of Liberty Victoria (1980s – 90s); and was appointed Adjunct Professor at Monash University Law School, (2005-2008). Bryan has published short fiction in Australian journals and is married to June, another lawyer. They have three daughters and four grandchildren. Bryan plays golf badly.
Alisdair Hodgson is a Scottish writer of poetry and prose. He is currently based in the city of Stirling, where he is concluding an MLitt in Creative Writing. His writing subjects extend between the everyday and the abstract, whether dark, humourous or melodramatically melancholic. This year, he is also publishing with Adjacent Pineapple, BONSAI Journal (13 Alphabet) and Stryvling Press.
Dominika Olszówka moved from Poland to the UK two years ago, and is currently going into her third year of BA Film and Creative Writing at the University of Essex, and hoping that anytime soon she will come up with her dissertation idea. She is most interested in exploring what makes good people do bad things, bonus points if it’s set in space. It’s her second online publication, but first in an English magazine.
Lily Hawkes is based in Hertfordshire. She graduates in September with first class honours in Media and Creative Writing and received a prize for the highest mark in her programme. Lily writes young adult fiction and is currently seeking representation for a coming of age novel. When she isn’t writing, Lily runs her own business selling handmade gifts and cakes, she also has a small but noisy dog who always manages to get up to mischief. She used to work in a bookshop and envied every single name on each spine, and hopes one day her own can join the ranks!
Alycia Barboza is a fiction writer currently living in Knoxville, Tennessee with her partner and their two cats. She is in the process of obtaining degrees in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies and spends her weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons. When she's not busy attempting to finish her first novel, she watches reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and drinks a lot of craft beer.
Callum Colback is a Scottish born writer based in Bedfordshire, UK. He writes across all genres, although Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror are closest to his heart. When not writing he can be found sketching, playing guitar, and chipping away at the ever growing to-be-read pile of books stacked around the house.
Andrew Newall lives near Falkirk in Scotland and writes fiction in his spare time. In the past ten years, his short stories have placed in various competitions and been published in print or online. His work can be found in anthologies from Dark Tales, The Writer’s Notebook and Earlyworks Press. This year, in addition to appearing in Bandit Fiction, he has been published online by Black Petals, Friday Flash Fiction and, more recently Soft Cartel.
K. Lorraine Kiidumae is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Writer's Studio, fiction cohort, and the Humber School for Writers. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Emerge 2011 and Emerge 2012, and her award-winning story The Girl In the Grey Dress was published in the anthology Emails From India (Seraphim Editions). She shares her time between Vancouver and Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, where she recently completed her first book of short stories and is working on a novel