Andrea Mejia Amezquita is a Mexican writer, translator, and cookie monster who moved from the hectic and beautiful Mexico City to the magical Edinburgh in search of new adventures and stories. She is an English Literature graduate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a Creative Writing MSc graduate from the University of Edinburgh. Her debut novel, Los Sueños Más Oscuros (‘The Darkest Dreams’) has been presented in festivals for independent authors in Mexico.
Robin Fuller lives in Dublin and is working on fiction. His writing has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Journal and The Dublin Inquirer.
Angela Huskisson is UK born and bred of Anglo-Indian origins holding a lifetime desire for word conjuring. Ex English/Drama teacher with an OU. BA. (Hons), specialising in Creative Writing. I have one self-published novel plus several on line successes with both flash and short stories. I taught a local writing group until they all got so good that I made myself redundant. I am political, teach yoga, love theatre, literature and film. I have one husband, three children and am greedily collecting beautiful grandchildren and live in a most lovely Devon village where life is very good.
Jennifer Lynn is a writer and poet from Los Angeles, based in Ireland for the last twenty years. She currently lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She holds a BA and MA in English and has completed the Stinging Fly Writer’s Workshop in Dublin. She has had work published by The Honest Ulsterman, Crow of Minerva and has a forthcoming publication with Anti-Heroin Chic. She was funded with an Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award in 2021 and is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Sairithvika Mallina is a 10-year-old student with a keen interest in the environment
Conchubhar Mac Cana. Rural Derry red hair. BA in English. Now lives beside the River Great Ouse with their partner.
George McComas is a fourth-year English student at the University of Aberdeen, brought up on the shores of Loch Ness and currently living in Stonehaven. He has been writing for about as long as he can remember, owns six different ponchos and spends too much of his time wandering the beaches of the North-East, thinking up new and exciting words to rhyme with ‘seagull’.
Dr Frank O’Connor and Jude Sherry are sustainable designers, activists and urban explorers. They are directors of the global agency anois, set up to create value through systems design for sustainability, circularity, responsibility, equality and social justice. Combined they have over 50 years’ experience working on sustainability projects all over the world, with governments on policy, businesses on strategy and educational institutes on curriculum development. They are both transdisciplinary, multi-award-winning, educated to doctorate and masters level respectively and are viewed as international leaders in their field. For context Frank first called for a Circular Economy in Ireland in 1989 and Jude was recently awarded Irish Tatler Woman of the Year in Art & Design. They have published widely and are regular media contributors including newsprint, magazines, radio, TV and podcasts.
Anita Ponton is a writer and visual artist, with an interest in exploring subversive characters in dark tales of revenge and, on occasion, redemption.
She was educated at Central St. Martins School of Art and at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK. Her art practice is multi-disciplinary and over the past 25 years, she has exhibited, performed and taught internationally.
Anita is currently focussing on writing and has published several short stories. She is working on her first novel.
For more information, go to www.anitaponton.com
Caitlin Pyper is 17, attending 6th Form and living in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Scarlet Katz Roberts is 23 and originally from London. She is currently studying on the Poetry MA at UEA. In 2021, she was the recipient of the Graham Midgely Memorial Prize for poetry. Her work is largely concerned with the altered states that relationships propel us to, and has been featured in Crow of Minerva journal as well as BlueHouse.
Aideen Henry lives in Galway. Her collection of short stories, Hugging Thistles, is published with Arlen House. Her two collections of poetry, Hands Moving at the Speed of Falling Snow and Slow Bruise, are published with Salmon Poetry. Her radio play Parked was broadcast on RTÉ Radio’s Drama on One.
Aisling Walsh is a freelance writer and translator based between Ireland and Guatemala, with stories, essays and features published or forthcoming in Barren, Rejection Letters, Cordella Mag, Pank, Entropy Mag, Refinery29 and The Irish Times. Her personal essay ‘The Center of the Universe’ was selected as runner up in So To Speak journal’s creative non-fiction prize for 2021. She is currently working towards a PhD in sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, supported by the Irish Research Council’s Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarship in Conflict Resolution, where she is researching decolonial and feminist practices of healing justice in Guatemala.
Anna Walsh is an Irish writer living in Glasgow. Their poetry has been published by the Stinging Fly, Bad Betty Press, SPAM, the Honest Ulsterman, and others. Their fiction has been published by 3ofCups Press, Gutter Magazine, and the Wild Hunt. Their essays have been published by Monstrous Regiment Publishing, Abridged, 3ofCups, and others. They are currently writing a novella and a short story collection.
Amy Cameron is a teacher by day and an avid reader by night. She is an occasional writer of short prose and is, very slowly, working on a novel which she hopes is funny. She lives in the Scottish Highlands with her husband, son, tortoise and new baby. She tweets @AmyOCameron
Ayla Douglas is a Scottish-Turkish writer who enjoys creating short works of fiction. She has written and edited articles and books for trade press. She is a part-time lawyer and became a mum for the first time in March 2020.
Bradford Gyori is an American expat writer and teacher based in Winchester, England. His writing has appeared in Interactive Storytelling and Flow. He has written for television networks such as FX, MTV, VH1 and E! and was the head writer of the Emmy winning series Talk Soup. He leads the MA in Creative Writing and Publishing at Bournemouth University.
Clair Mangan is a twenty-eight-year old writer, playwright and poet based in Dublin. She is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Dublin City University.
Daniel Paton is a young writer who studied Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. He has published short fiction in anthologies and online journals, and also writes screenplays and stage plays, one of which was performed at Stroud Theatre Festival 2018.
He currently lives in Belfast, having just completed his master’s degree at Queen’s University, where he looks to work on his debut novel.
David Fyfe was born in Scotland, currently resides in Glasgow and is trying to write. After a multifaceted career in factories, post offices, supermarkets and call centres, he now does something with spreadsheets for money, and writes little stories for fun. Initially wary of social media, he now has a twitter @davidfyfewrites that he doesn’t really know how to use.
Eva Hibbs is a fiction writer, living in southeast London. After her experience working in the care sector, she writes about social issues in the UK and beyond. She’s currently working on a novel about the experience of a non-binary person and their best friend, an advocate for the rights of young people.
Ian McKenzie lives in Scotland. His jottings have recently appeared in The London Reader, The Scottish Review and Shetland’s Gaada Quarantzine.
Issy Thompson stays in Oban with a wee collie dog named Jill. To date, Jill has eaten three books – one of them was The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy, so that might have been an honest mistake for a stick.
When they’re not digesting books, both can be found out on the hill or wandering the shore.
John Tinney is a working-class Glaswegian. You can find some of his work in 404 INK Literary Magazine, A Kist of Thistles, Every Day Fiction, Razur Cuts Magazine, Creeping Expansion and other venues.
Judy Upton is an award-winning playwright with plays produced by Royal Court, National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, BBC Radio 4 and others. She’s had two feature films and a TV drama produced, plus a novella Maisie and Mrs Webster published by Orion Books. Her first novel Out of the Frying Pan has just been published by Hobart Books.
L Murphy is a writer from Dublin. She has recently completed the MA in Creative Writing from Dublin City University with a First-Class Honours. Her work has appeared in the Epoque Press Ezine, on idler.ie,
and in DCU’s literary journal Lazarus. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Lisa Jones is a writer and performer from Glasgow. Her amplified muttering has been just-about-heard at the Scottish Writers’ Centre, PRRPL Kitty: Queer Spoken Word & Music Night, Project Café, The Hug and Pint, and the CCA.
She has contributed writing to Forest Publications, Product Magazine, The Queer Dot, The Hunterian, GAADA, The Newbridge Project, Neon Horror: Queer Horror Anthology, Flying Moon Festival, and From Glasgow to Saturn.
She has self-published two issues of a zine on domestic tedium titled Happy Birthday, Glen and Phyllis. She also writes, sings and performs with the band Dragged Up.
Website: lisajones.mystrikingly.com Insta: @concernedsmile
Luke Brennan is a writer from Kerry. He has an MA in writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. His work has previously appeared in Banshee. He lives in Limerick.
Mairi Griffin is a mother residing in the west coast of Scotland. She studied Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and has returned to writing following several years working for a political communications company in Edinburgh.
Matthew Farrelly grew up, lives and works in Dublin. He writes fictional reveries of life in between the headlines. The point where the gears meet and grind inside the M50 belt.