Author Collective

An alphabetical list of all the authors featured on the cloth pages of the Safety Pin Review.

James Tadd Adcox is the author of The Map of the System of Human Knowledge, available here. He lives in Chicago. (Issue Forty-Nine.)

Barry Basden edits Camroc Press Review. His writing has appeared in many fine places. He lives in Texas but never hunts. (Issue Eight.)

Ken Baumann is. For more, see (Issue Forty.)

Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel Freight. Visit him at (Issue Thirty-Nine.)

J. Bradley is the author of Bodies Made of Smoke. He lives at (Issue Two, Issue Twenty-One, Issue Forty-Six.)

Doug Paul Case ( recently graduated from Emerson College, where he edited The Emerson Review. His work has appeared in PANKAnnalemmaWord Riot, and others. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University. (Issue Seven.)

Tucker Cummings channels all her creativity into her stories at, which is why the name of her Twitter account (@TuckerCummings) and blog ( are so goshdarn obvious. (Issue Nine.)

mensah demary, whose prose has appeared or is forthcoming in various publications, is co-founder & editor-in-chief of Specter. Find him at (Issue Eighteen.)

Thomas Michael Duncan is living the dream in Syracuse, NY. Stalk him on Twitter @ThomasMDuncan. (Issue Fourteen.)

Berit Ellingsen’s work has or will appear in various places, such as ThunderclapPure SlushSmokeLongMetazen and decomP. Berit’s debut novel is The Empty City. (, Twitter @BeritEllingsen) (Issue Sixteen.)

Diane D. Gillette (@digillette) is a grad student in education.  You can stalk her at She lives in Chicago with the love of her life and their two cats. (Issue Thirty-Eight.)

Cassandra Gillig is 20 and lives in New Brunswick, NJ. (Issue Forty-Five.)

Tyler Gobble is a member of the Magic Helicopter Press team, lead editor of Stoked Journal, and a contributor with Vouched Books. He is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Goodness is a Fine Thing to Chase, part of The Fullness of Everything featuring Christopher Newgent and Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012). Find more at (Issue Forty-One.)

Alisa Golden is the editor of Star 82 Review and teaches at California College of the Arts, where her students set their words in metal type and print them via letterpress ( (Issue Fifty.)

Krystin Gollihue is the design editor for Black Warrior Review, a printer, pet astrologist, and candidate in the MFA program at the University of Alabama. (Issue Fifty-One.)

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. ( (Issue Twenty-Two.)

David Greenspan is the author of the chapbooks A COLLECTION OF MY GREATEST HITS (panguar ban party 2012), i tried to bear the elephants and lost (NAP 2012), and the forthcoming chapbook THEN (turtleneck press). Find him at (Issue Thirty-Two.)

Laura Hallman (@l_hallman) can be found within the archives of Dr. Hurley’s Snake Oil CureSea Giraffe Magazine, and 3:AM Magazine.  She appears regularly in Peripheral Surveys and Side B Magazine. (Issue Twenty.)

Casey Hannan‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANKWigleafSmokelong Quarterly, and Annalemma. He accounts for his time at (Issue Nineteen.)

Rebecca Haze is sixteen and confused. Twitter: @hazerebecca (Issue Thirteen.)

Harper Hull, born in England, now lives in the sultry southern United States. He has work published or about to be published in 4 continents and can’t wait to hit that dark, mysterious fifth. More info at: (Issue Eleven.)

Brian Hurley is the editor of, a staff writer for Hipster Book Club, and a columnist for The Outlet. His short fiction has been published in >Kill AuthorVestal ReviewGigantic, and other magazines. (Issue Five.)

Joseph Jacobs is an elementary school teacher.  He lives in Buffalo, NY. (Issue Forty-Two.)

Simon Jacobs (@mohawko) is the editor of the Safety Pin Review and the flash fiction editor of Flywheel Magazine, and his blog resides at (Issue Zero.)

Mike Johnson teaches math and English at Ivy Tech Community College.  He lives in Centerville with his wife and two children. (Issue Fifteen.)

B.J. Jones (@beej_jones) writes poetry, nonfiction essays, short fiction, and short short fiction. His poetry, nonfiction, and short short fiction have been published in various literary journals. He needs to work on his short fiction. (Issue Thirty.)

David James Keaton‘s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Pulp ModernNeedle, and Crime Factory, among others, and he’s the editor of Flywheel Magazine, which will soon contain a lot more wheels. ( (Issue Six.)

I am Benjamin King. My dumb Internet name is rollerfink. I publish Kirk Cameron fan fiction and Gilmore Girls spoiler alerts at (Issue Twenty-Seven.)

Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State.  His work appears widely in print and online at such places as Juked, The Camel Saloon, In Between Altered States and The Cricket Online Review.  Every few days he writes about nothing at (Issue Three.)

Sharanya Manivannan’s writing has appeared on Drunken BoatKilling the BuddhaThe Nervous BreakdownMonkeybicycle and elsewhere. She can be found online at and on Twitter as @ranyamanivannan. (Issue Twenty-Three.)

A.K. Mayhew is working on her undergraduate degree in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She writes about literature at and for The Specter Collective. (Issue Twenty-Five.)

Natalie McNabb was shortlisted for The Micro Award and Glass Woman Prize in 2011. Her writing appears in Norton’s Hint FictionWigleaf and other publications. Please visit her at (Issue Twelve.)

Ben Nadler lives in Brooklyn, New York.  His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Jewish FictionListen PartyHarpur Palate, and The Fairy Tale Review.  His novel, Harvitz, As to War was recently published by Iron Diesel Press. (Issue Ten.)

Chad Patton is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and lives in Grand Rapids, MI. His works can be seen in Unstuck‘s Twitter Fiction Contest, Specter Magazine, and Commas and Colons. He is currently working on a novel about Nicaragua. You can find his tweets under @chadisman. (Issue Thirty-Four.)

Chad Redden wrote a small book about Thursday titled Thursday (Plain Wrap). He lives at (Issue Thirty-Seven.)

Steve Roggenbuck is a traveling poet and video blogger. Here are his website and twitter and facebook. (Issue Thirty-Five.)

Noelle Rose lives and writes in Chicago. (Issue Forty-Three.)

Rion Amilcar Scott lives in Beltsville, MD with his wife and son. He tweets @reeamilcarscott. (Issue Forty-Seven.)

David Sklar writes in the spaces between the impossible magic of legend, the inscrutable magic of dreams, and the breathtaking, everyday magic of the world in which we live. (Issue Twenty-Eight.)

Lorrie Sprecher is the author of the punk, lesbian novel Sister Safety Pin.  She resides in Syracuse, New York with her dog Kurt. ( (Issue Thirty-One.)

Rich Strouse likes to write down whatever is in his head. This is all you need to know. (Issue Seventeen.)

Rachel Swirsky (same on twitter) writes short stories for a variety of magazines and anthologies and sometimes gets nominated for awards. Her collection: Through the Drowsy Dark. (Issue Twenty-Nine.)

David Tomaloff is a writer, photographer, musician, and all-around bad influence. His work has appeared in chapbooks, anthologies, and fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, & PANK. (Issue Twenty-Six.) (Issue Forty-Eight.)

Helen Vitoria’s poems can be found in elimae, PANK, MudLuscious Press>kill authorFRIGG Magazine and others.  Her poetry collection, Corn Exchange, is forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Winter 2011. Find her here: (Issue Four.)

Sonja Vitow is a writer in Boston, MA. Her work can be found in recent issues of SPR, Gulf Coast Magazine, and The Meadowland Review. (Issue Twenty-Four.)

Brandi Wells is Managing Editor of The Black Warrior Review and a web editor at Hobart. She is the author of Please Don’t Be upset (Tiny Hardcore Press) and Poisonhorse (Nephew, An imprint of Mudluscious Press). Her writing can be found in SalamanderMid-American ReviewGargoyleForklift Ohio14 Hills and many other journals. (Issue Thirty-Six.)

Russ Woods co-edits Red Lightbulbs and Love Symbol Press with Meghan Lamb.  He lives in Chicago and you can find more of his work at  This piece is part of an ongoing series of stories about Sara and her dog that he hopes to someday collect into a book called The Existence of Fire. (Issue Thirty-Three.)

xTx is a writer living in Southern California. She has been published in places like PANK, Hobart, Smokelong, Monkeybicycle, Storyglossia, >Kill Author and Wigleaf. Her new story collection, “Normally Special,” is available from Tiny Hardcore Press. She says nothing at (Issue One.)

Joshua Young is the author of collaborative collection written with Chas Hoppe, The Diegesis (Gold Wake Press), To the Chapel of Light (Mud Luscious Press/Nephew), and When the Wolves Quit: A Play-in-Verse (Gold Wake Press). He teaches writing and co-edits the Columbia Poetry Review. For now, he lives in Chicago with his wife, their son, and their dog. For info on his writing, films, and other projects visit (Issue Forty-Four.)

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