William C. Blome writes short fiction and poetry. He lives wedged between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and he is a master’s degree graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His work has previously seen the light of day in such fine little mags as The Alembic, Amarillo Bay, PRISM International, Fiction Southeast, Roanoke Review, Salted Feathers, and The California Quarterly.

Kevin Casey is the author of Ways to Make a Halo (Aldrich Press, 2018) and American Lotus, winner of the 2017 Kithara Prize (Glass Lyre Press, 2018). And Waking … was published by Bottom Dog Press in 2016. His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Rust+Moth, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Ted Kooser’s syndicated column “American Life in Poetry.” For more, visit his website: and waking …

Michael Cohen has practiced law in the Pacific Northwest for over four decades. He has worked as a Washington State Supreme Court law clerk, a white-collar-crime prosecutor, founded his own law firm, and today remains affiliated with a multinational law firm where he was a senior partner for over a decade. Mike’s first novel, Rivertown Heroes, published in 2017 and recommended by Kirkus, is a vivid coming-of-age story and gripping legal mystery. His short stories have been published in Streetlight, Adelaide, and Storgy magazines. Born in the Midwest, Mike currently lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.

Ava C. Cipri is a poetry editor for The Deaf Poets Society: An Online Journal of Disability Literature & Art. She holds an MFA from Syracuse University, where she edited Salt Hill. Ava’s poetry is forthcoming in Stirring’s Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities anthology, among others. Her first chapbook, Queen of Swords, is forthcoming in winter 2017 (dancing girl press). Her second chapbook is forthcoming in spring 2018 (Stranded Oak Press); it was a Robin Becker Chapbook Series Finalist. She resides at Ava C. Cipri and tweets at @AvaCCipri.

Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of three poetry collections. Her most recent, At The Narrows, won the 2015 Delmarva Book Prize. She is a former Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence at Washington College, where she taught English and creative writing in addition to serving as vice president for communications and marketing. Her website: Meredith Davies Hadaway.

Jeff Landon has published two short-short collections, Emily Avenue (Fast Forward Press) and Truck Dance (Matter Press) and they can be found in Goodwill stores and Jeff Landon’s closet. He has also published many (not that many) stories in magazines including Mississippi Review, Crazyhorse, Another Chicago Magazine, Phoebe, and F(r)iction. Also, shorter stories, online, in SmokeLong Quarterly, FRiGG, Wigleaf, Hobart, and others. He lives with his empty-nested family in Richmond, Virginia, teaches at John Tyler Community College, and takes the occasional stroll.  

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems, published by box of chalk, 2017. For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities,” please visit his website at Simon Perchik.

Tim Raymond teaches high school in South Korea. His fiction is forthcoming in Salt Hill, New South, Wigleaf, and elsewhere. He also makes comics, which can be found here: i am sitting in a room.

Mary Lynn Reed’s fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Colorado Review, The MacGuffin, Litro Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, among other places. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Maryland, and she is co-editor of MoonPark Review.

Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Our One-Way Street (NYQ Books, 2017), Waiting at the Dead End Diner (Bottom Dog Press, 2014), Cadillac Men (NYQ Books, 2012), Falling Forward (sunnyoutside, 2009), and several chapbooks including Common Wages, which she co-authored with poet Don Winter. She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Claire Scott is an award-winning poet who has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has been accepted by Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Enizagam, and Healing Muse, among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 50 | Fall/Winter 2017