April Bradley, Editor and Publisher
April is a Durham, North Carolina-based writer. Her fiction and essays appear or are forthcoming in Blink Ink, CHEAP POP, CRAFT Literary, Heavy Feather Review, jmww, NANO Fiction, Narratively, New Flash Fiction Review, and Smokelong Quarterly, among others. Her work has been honored by residency support from Vermont Studio Center and Rivendell Writer’s Colony. She serves as an associate editor for fiction at Pidgeonholes and as a submissions editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. April is a recent Best American Essays, Best of Microfiction, Best of Small Fictions, and Pushcart Prize nominee, and a graduate of Yale Divinity School. Find her online at aprilbradley and on Twitter at april_bradley.
Amy Barnes has food-friendly words at a variety of publications including McSweeney’s, The Dot, Allrecipes, The Spruce Eats, Parade (Relish), The Daily Drunk, Forbes, Gnashing Teeth’s “Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up some Poetry” anthology, Tom Hazuka’s “Flash Nonfiction Food: 91 Very Delicious, Very True, Very Short Stories” anthology, Neighborhoods, Chowhound, Farm Flavor, Simplemost and Clean Plates. She’s an associate editor at Fractured Lit, co-editor for Gone Lawn and volunteers at Taco Bell Quarterly, CRAFT Literary, Narratively and The MacGuffin. Her debut collection of flash fiction Mother Figures was published by ELJ Editions in June, 2021. Her collection of food essays Clean-up On Aisle Five was published by The Daily Drunk in June, 2021. A full-length volume of flash fiction Ambrotypes is forthcoming from word west press in Spring, 2022.
Leonora once tried to impress a boy by cooking him hot dogs and French fries. Unfortunately, she might not have been aware of the fact that you do not make fries by boiling them on the stove. On a good note, no one died. When she is not poisoning people with her cooking or ordering takeout, Leonora is writing stories. Some of these have appeared in River Styx, Passages North, Black Warrior Review, and in Columbia Journal, where she was chosen as a finalist by Ottessa Moshfegh. She has been anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2019, Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020, and the Wigleaf Top 50 (2019 and 2020). She is fiction editor for Pidgeonholes.
Jessie writes novels, short stories and flash fiction. She is working on a speculative novel, drawing on her scientific background to create a recognizable world with a twist. Her love of gardening and nature inspires her work. Her novella-in-flash was a finalist in the Black River Chapbook competition. Her work was shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize and has appeared in Ambit and Popshot Quarterly, amongst others. Her fiction is represented by Sara Langham at David Higham Associates.
Hugo Esteban Rodríguez Castañeda
Hugo is a writer and educator hailing from Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of “…And Other Stories” (2018, La Casita Grande Editores) as well as other short stories, poems, and essays that have appeared in places like The Airgonaut, The Acentos Review, Picaroon Poetry, Neon Mariposa, Mathematician Transmission and the Texas Poetry Calendar. He is a graduate from the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas at El Paso. His fiction has been recommended as part of Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net slates and was longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50. He also has previously worked for Bartleby Snopes and Interstellar Flight Press as a reader. A fountain pen enthusiast, he lives in Northwest Houston and is most at home at coffeehouses, shopping malls, and mosh pits.
Amie Souza Reilly
Amie Souza Reilly lives in Connecticut. She is the former Feminist Fridays writer for the Adroit Journal and her other nonfiction has appeared in Catapult, Assay, and Pithead Chapel. Her fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared on Wigleaf’s Top 50 and can be found in trampset, SmokeLong Quarterly, Barren, and elsewhere. She holds an MA from Fordham University and an MFA from Fairfield University and currently teaches in the department of Languages and Literature at Sacred Heart University.
Jennifer Martillie Bradley
Jennifer is a project architect with 13 years of experience, based in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has worked on a variety of projects, including higher education, performing arts centers, and large-scale housing. With dual graduate degrees in both history and architecture, Jennifer is especially intrigued with the intersection of history, site, and design, and how the built environment infuses meaning into our everyday experiences. She has also taught several courses at the University of Tennessee, ranging from technology courses to graduate-level theory seminars. She is an avid gardener and cook, a voracious reader, and brings her interest and experience in technical writing, editing, food culture, and foodways to RUBY.
Hillary is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (CCM Press/The Accomplices 2019) and Aura, a hybrid memoir forthcoming from Future Tense Books in 2022. She is the founder and owner of Alchemy Author Services & Workshop, teaches at Lighthouse Writers, and is a professor at The Professional Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. She also teaches Tarot and Tarot writing workshops focusing on strengthening divination abilities as well as writing and is a registered member of the Tarosophy Tarot Association and The Monroe Institute and is a student at The College of Psychic Studies. She was a Kenyon Review Workshop alumni and scholarship recipient in 2021. Her writing can be found in both print and online in Best Small Fictions (2021), The Rumpus, Entropy, The Missouri Review, and numerous other journals both in print and online. She lives in Denver with her partner, son, and cat, Larry. Find more of her writing at hillaryleftwich.com and her author editing services at alchemyauthorservices.com.
Georgiana Nelsen was a poor, smart kid who had no real ambition beyond writing stories and baking perfect cookies, until good teachers pushed her to apply for scholarships and go to college. A college advisor explained that writers were too plentiful, and cookies were out of fashion. Since so many ambitious bright women had paved the way, she should go to law school. So, she did. After decades of practicing business law, she returned to words, and now bakes perfect cookies for her grandchildren. She writes all lengths of fiction. Her current projects include a Southern Gothic Novel-in-Flash and a contemporary thriller. Her fiction has appeared in Tiferet Journal, Bending Genres, Cheap Pop, Ellipsis Zine, the National Flash Flood, and others. Her work was longlisted in the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2019 and the Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2021.
Lesley Mahoney O’Connell
Lesley lives on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Her fiction has appeared in Post Road, Psychopomp, and Solstice, and has earned honorable mention recognition from Glimmer Train and Carve. She’s currently at work on a linked collection. When she’s not making up stories, she’s content strategizing and writing development and marketing copy; searching out, writing about, and making interesting food; and spending time with her husband and young son.
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