Issue 3 Contributors
Issue 3 Contributors
Mauricio Montiel Figueiras
Mauricio Montiel Figueiras (Guadalajara, Mexico, b. 1968) is a writer of prose fiction and essays, as well as a poet, translator, editor and film and literary critic. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has been Resident Writer for the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in England (2003) and The Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy (2008). In 2012 he was appointed Resident Writer for the prestigious Hawthornden Retreat for Writers in Scotland. He has lived in Mexico City since 1995. In 2011 he started working on a Twitter novel, The Man in Tweed, in part through the account @LamujerdeM.
Gloria Gozi is a Library Assistant and writer from London. She has written for various magazines, including Pie Magazine in Bath, and has a degree in English Literature from Bath Spa University.
Trahearne Falvey is currently reading, writing and travelling in Mexico, but calls Brighton home. He has studied at the Universities of Warwick, Sussex and Bristol and has worked as a teacher, waiter, barista and, briefly, a harvester of lemon verbena in Turkey. He writes short fiction that tends to feature weird dreams, and will eventually get round to editing the first edition of Whippet, a literary zine. Instagram: @trahearne.f
Stephen Toman is the author of the novel, The Philistines Be Upon Thee and its sequel, But God Made Hell. He is also the Creative Director at Malki Press and teaches “words n that” in a high school.
Ely Percy’s first publication was in Big! magazine in 1994. Since then, they’ve released a memoir (Cracked, 2002), graduated with distinction from Glasgow University’s MPhil in Creative Writing (2004) and contributed over fifty short stories to literary journals. Their debut novel Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz was published by Knight Errant Press in March 2019.
Rhiannon A. Grist
Rhiannon A. Grist is a Welsh writer living in Edinburgh, whose weird work has featured in Strix, Monstrous Regiment, The Selkie and Shoreline of Infinity. She writes and performs with Writers’ Bloc. Her favourite ring on the hob is the top right. Follow her on Twitter at @RhiannonAGrist.
“Cool-as-fuck, Black Mirror-esque” – Monstrous Regiment
“Going to be bigger than a kaiju soon” – Ali Maloney
“Sorry, which Rhiannon is this?” – Rhiannon’s mum
Megan Jane is a photographer who likes to capture the things we as humans may ordinarily miss or ignore. Inspired by the phenomena of everyday life, Megan uses her work to look closely at the details of our world, attempting to find a new perspective on the commonplace or familiar.
Veronique Kootstra is from the Netherlands but for the past seventeen years has lived and worked in Edinburgh. English is now the language she writes and, weirdly, dreams in. Her work has appeared in 404 Ink magazine, The London Reader, The Scotsman and in various anthologies and websites. She won a highly commended writing award from the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. She is the Edinburgh Writers’ HQ rep and is currently working on her first novel. @vkootstra
Klara Kofen writes, makes films, directs, designs and builds costumes and sets out of discarded materials. She is the Artistic Director of Waste Paper Opera, a London based experimental music theatre and performance collective. Occasionally, she investigates international trade shows. Her work is influenced by her research into the impact new technologies have on notions of agency and responsibility, mushrooms and microbes, eighteenth-century pornography and the French Revolution. Klara studied at Glasgow University, Oxford University and Guildhall. She was born into a Greek and Polish family in Germany.
Jelle Cauwenberghs is a poet and translator currently based in Glasgow, where he daylights as a bookseller. He is a regular contributor to Caught by the River and is working on a chapbook and a novel. He can be found on twitter. He loves to write about misshapen things, things that are out of place or placeless.
S. P. Hannaway
S. P. Hannaway is drawn to the weird and wonderful. His first story appeared in Litro Online in 2014. Since then his work has cropped up in journals such as Dream Catcher, Brittle Star, Lighthouse, The Incubator, Neon and The Interpreter’s House. He recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. He’s worked as an actor (in a previous life) and now lives in London.
David Redford Palmer
David Redford Palmer is a Glaswegian photographer who concentrates on the details of nature. The resultant images are abstract, painterly forms, universal patterns, or the fractal essence of natural systems. His photography is a kind of meditation, mindful and alert. If the devil is in the detail, then so too, surely, is the celestial.
Michael Uhall is a political theorist and an aficionado of horror and weird prose. He finished his PhD in political science in 2019, and he is currently writing two novels. One is about a revolution on a cruise ship, and the other is a psychogeographical horror story about the bleakness at the heart of American historical experience.
Shane Jesse Christmass
Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novels, Xerox Over Manhattan (Apocalypse Party, 2019), Belfie Hell (Inside The Castle, 2018), Yeezus In Furs (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Napalm Recipe: Volume One (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), Police Force as A Corrupt Breeze (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014). He was a member of the band Mattress Grave and is currently a member in Snake Milker. An archive of his writing/artwork/music can be found at www.shanejessechristmass.tumblr.com. Instagram: sjxsjc | Twitter: @sjxsjc
Rachel Frances Sharpe
Rachel Frances Sharpe is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. She graduated from The Glasgow School of Art MFA programme in 2017. Recent exhibitions include ‘How Strange When an Illusion Dies’ (Leith Theatre, 2018), ‘POKEY HAT’ (New Glasgow Society, Glasgow International 2016) and ‘Who Owns the Cone?’ (Likky Ruth Project Space, 2016). Moving image work has been screened at Deep Trash Romance (Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 2018) and the Fluid Physicalities Conference (Birkbeck University, 2017). In March 2019 she launched a new curatorial moving image project titled Point exploring the queer potentiality of the horror film genre.