Contributors


Thank you to all our contributors for allowing Wintermute to be a home for your writing! Find below a complete list of our contributors in alphabetical order. This list is regularly updated and includes upcoming contributors.


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Bennett Aikey is a student at the New College of Florida who studies political science and writes fiction. When he isn’t writing fiction, he’s probably drinking copious amounts of caffeine, reading a Kurt Vonnegut novel, or keeping abreast of current events.

MP Armstrong is a disabled queer writer from Ohio, studying English and history at Kent State University. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Perhappened, Prismatica Magazine, and Hominum Journal, among others, and their debut chapbook, who lives like this for such a cheap price?, is forthcoming from Flower Press. Find them online @mpawrites and at mpawrites.wixsite.com/website.

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Don Mark Baldridge has wandered the world professionally, and though he lived for some years in Asia—and visited parts of the world adjacent to the setting of this story—there is no sense in which either the events, locations or persons appearing in it are anything other than fictional. He currently teaches digital art in one of those ancient, shade strewn private colleges that dot Pennsylvania. When he's certain of staying put for a bit, he'd like to adopt a cat.  

Brian Beatty is the author of four poetry collections: Borrowed Trouble, Dust and Stars: Miniatures (Cholla Needles Press, 2019 and 2018), Brazil, Indiana: A Folk Poem (Kelsay Books, 2017), and Coyotes I Couldn't See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). He is working on a book, to be called Hobo Radio.

Dana Blatte is a high school senior from Massachusetts. Her work is published or forthcoming in Fractured Lit, The Shore, Peach Magazine, and Lunch Ticket, among others, and has been recognized by YoungArts, The New York Times, NaNoWriMo, and more. She is a 2021 alumna of the Adroit Mentorship, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and the Alpha Young Writers Workshop. Besides writing, she loves linguistics, illustration, book blogging, and honey almond butter. 

William C. Blome wedges in-between Baltimore and Washington, DC. He once swiped an MA from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, and his stories and poems have appeared in fine little mags such as Poetry London, Amarillo Bay, PRISM International, Bangalore Review, Salted Feathers, and The California Quarterly.

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Maya Chhabra writes poetry that has appeared in Mythic Delirium, Abyss & Apex, Through the Gate, Liminality, Mezzo Cammin, Kaleidotrope, Anathema, The Cascadia Subduction Zone, Star*Line, and Timeless Tales. Her novella Toxic Bloom is forthcoming from Falstaff Books, and her short fiction has appeared in Cast of Wonders and Anathema.

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Caroline Dinh is a high school student from Rockville, Maryland. She thrives in the grey area between technology and art—when she’s not writing stories, she’s writing oddly-structured poems or computer programs, sometimes both at the same time. You can find her online at https://cyborg48.github.io/.

Glenn Dungan is currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. He exists within a Venn-diagram of urban design, sociology, and good stories. When not obsessing about one of those three, he can be found at a park drinking black coffee and listening to podcasts about murder.

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Dhwanee Goyal (she/her) is a fifteen-year-old student from Maharashtra, India. Pretty buildings make her heart beat fast, and she likes puns, double-sided blankets, sentences that trail off and… Her work appears or is forthcoming in Claw & Blossom, The Meadow and Blackbox Manifold, amongst others. Her twitter handle is @pparallell.

Peter Milne Greiner is the author of Lost City Hydrothermal Field, a hybrid volume of poetry and science fiction short stories published by The Operating System. His work has appeared in Motherboard, Dark Mountain, Fence, So & So, Big Echo: Critical Science Fiction, and will be anthologized in Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (forthcoming from University of Arizona Press). Peter teaches at a high school in Manhattan from his kitchen table in Brooklyn, gardens on the roof, and is working on a new book of poetry and other forms about the paranormal.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in New World Writing,  Dalhousie Review and Blood And Thunder. Work upcoming in Hollins Critic, Redactions and California Quarterly.

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Natalie Hampton is a junior at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Creative Writing Department. She has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Harris County Department of Education, the Young Poets Network, the Pulitzer Center, and Ringling College of Art and Design. She serves as an editor at Polyphony Lit and Cathartic Literary Magazine. She has taken online workshops and classes with Iowa, Brown, and Sewanee. She can be found @nataliehamptonn.

Felipe Rodolfo Hendriksen (1)(2) studies Literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. He currently lives in Quilmes. 

Maria Hromcenco is a Russian-American rising junior at University Scholars Program, PALCS. Her artwork has been published in numerous art journals, such as Celebrating Art and The Junebug Journal. She also has a blog and art shop at imperfect-recovery.com, which includes a variety of poems, short stories, and blog posts relating to her recovery from anorexia. 100% of the proceeds from her shop go to mental health organizations. Maria loves STEM, specifically calculus and biology; she hopes to go into molecular biology or pre-med.

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Anna Kiesewetter is a high school senior from Issaquah, Washington. She has been recognized as a 2020 Scholastic American Voices Award nominee, and her work is published or forthcoming in the Blue Marble Review, the Trouvaille Review, Kalopsia Literary Journal, the Lumiere Review, and elsewhere. When she's not scribbling down stories, she's probably exploring the bowels of classical violin music or deliberating between coffee and matcha flavored ice cream. Most often she chooses the latter.

FRANCES KOZIAR has writing published in 40+ literary magazines, and is seeking an agent for a diverse NA fantasy novel. One of her poems shortlisted for the 2019 Molotov Cocktail Shadow Award Contest, and her poetry has appeared in Acta Victoriana, Snapdragon, and Thin Air Magazine. She is a young (disabled) retiree and a social justice advocate, and she lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Keith LaFountaine is a writer from Vermont. He has had short fiction published in a variety of literary magazines, including Red Fez Literary Journal, Page & Spine Literary Magazine, and Dark Dossier Magazine. In his free time, he likes to curl up with a stiff drink, a good (preferably scary) book, and his cats.

Paris LeClaire is a teenaged reader, writer, and thinker. She's been telling stories since before she could hold a pencil, and she never plans to stop. In her spare time, Paris edits for the Paper Crane Journal, learns languages, and obsesses over weather patterns.

Avalon Felice Lee is an Asian-American Californian. She has been writing poetry and prose since the age of eleven. When not writing, she’s probably practicing cello, assaulting the ears of nearby victims.

Keianna Lewis loves a good story. She has come to rely on writing as a means of escapism, resolving real-world grievances by hiding in the comfort of her wacky fictional multiverse. (It's only a little unhealthy.) Her short story, Cavea Thoracis, received a Scholastic Art & Writing award. Much to her regret, Keianna also once shaved off her left eyebrow completely, and hopes literary success will eventually overwrite that memory.

Aliza Li is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, studying writing and cognitive science. Her work has been recognized by Aerie International, Canvas Teen Literary, and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She spends most of her free time glued to a computer screen or hanging out with friends at a boba shop.

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Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. Some recent credits include cover art for Society Of Misfit Stories June 2021 and poetry in Star*line 44.3 summer 2021. In 2020 his website celebrated 20 years on the web. Also in 2020 his artwork is for sale for the first time. The link is on his website.

Jeff Mann lives in Fort Erie Ontario Canada, which for those who don't know, is just across the bridge from Buffalo. His studio is currently a steel shipping container which makes a great studio since there's lots of heat/sparks involved.

Isabella Melians (she/her) is a sophomore attending school in south Florida. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Fever Dreams, NonBinary Review, the B’K, and Southchild Lit. You can find her pieces worldwide, including in India, Ireland, and the Channel Islands. She is also a poetry editor with Outlander Zine and Kalopsia Literary. Insta: @isabellam_04. 

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Tanvi Nagar is a student of class 12 at Delhi Public School, Gurgaon. She has been writing for the past eight years and is passionate about public speaking, travelling, playing sports and reading. To know more visit her website at tanvinagar.com.

Rebecca Anne Nguyen (she/her) is the co-author of Where War Ends (New World Library, 2019), a 2019 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Silver Award winner for Autobiography & Memoir. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and on MSNBC, and her writing can be found in Mamamia, Frazzled, the Write Launch, and the Military Times. She lives in Milwaukee with two children, seven houseplants, and an incalculable number of Legos. 

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Chinonye Omeirondi is a high school junior from Southern California who often prefers the flexible world of fiction rather than harsh reality. She has a love-hate relationship with writing, but she keeps practicing her craft for the sake of a childhood dream. In her free time, she listens to music and stresses about how humans are destined for destruction. Chinonye has prose published in The Heritage Review, The Incandescent Review, and is a co-editor-in-chief of the newly created Elysian Review. She also hates onions. 

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Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of all things speculative. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Book Smugglers, Lightspeed Magazine, and many more. When not hunting Hodags across the wilds of Wisconsin, you can find him gushing about short fiction (and his cats) on Twitter as @ClowderofTwo.

Harper Petrasovich (she/they) is a student at Bennington College, where she studies literature and creative writing. She grew up in New England.

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer. Her work has appeared in the The Temz Review, Canthius, The Puritan, Quill and Quire, and Strange Horizons, among others. She is currently the poetry editor of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative literature journal. Terese has also previously volunteered with Shab-e She’r poetry reading series, and facilitated creative writing workshops. Terese lives and works in Toronto. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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Helen Qian is an artist and writer from Maryland. She is the editor-in-chief of Farside Review, and her work can be found in The Adroit Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Aerie International, L’Éphémère Review, Poetry Quarterly, and more. A National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medalist, Helen has also been recognized by One Teen Story, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, and Hollins University, among others. In her spare time, she enjoys dreaming up universes and tracking down words she’s lost on the tip of her tongue. She studies at Vanderbilt University as a recipient of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship.

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Author of Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed: Unauthorized and Haunted Cedar Point (Omnium Gatherum, 2020), E.F Schraeder is an admirer of strange wonders, sleights of hand, and carousels. Often inspired by not quite real worlds, Schraeder's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Pulp Modern, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Terror Politico, Birthing Monsters, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and other journals and anthologies.

Dariene Seifert is a 2021 graduate of Ithaca College with a BFA in Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media, with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She currently lives under the reign of her cat in Grand Island, NY but will be travelling to Los Angeles in August for her internship. She has been published in The Buffalo News, The Ithacan, Buzzsaw Magazine, and Stillwater Magazine.

Elizabeth Shvarts (1)(2) is a 16-year old writer and spoken word poet hailing from Staten Island, NY. Her work in poetry and activism has been highlighted by The New Yorker, PBS, the United Nations, the Apollo, NY1, Grist Magazine, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Alliance for Climate Education, and more. In addition to being recognized for spoken word poetry, Elizabeth is a 2021 National YoungArts Finalist in Play/Script, with written work published in Frontier Poetry, Twin Pies Literary, Hadassah Magazine, jGirls Magazine, and more. An advocate through entrepreneurship as well as art, Elizabeth is the co-founder/co-director of Bridge to Literacy, a global, U.S Department of State-funded nonprofit that fosters a love of language through literacy-based mentorship in 100+ youth across 6 continents.

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Surina Venkat (1)(2) is is a writer from West Melbourne, Florida who has short stories and essays published in Wretched Creations Magazine, Flash Frontier, and more. When she isn't reading or writing, she can be found on a run with her dog or listening to a podcast. 

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Hally Winters is a writer living in and writing about Sunland, California. She received her BA from Berkeley and her MFA in creative writing from California Institute of the Arts. Her work can be found at drDOCTOR, Two Sisters Writing and Publishing, Neuro Logical Literary Magazine, and more.

Victoria Wraight is a recent graduate with a BA in English from SUNY Fredonia. When she isn't reading or writing fantasy, she can be found searching for the cryptic and strange in her hometown of Buffalo, New York. Her work is featured in Miniskirt Magazine and Not Deer Magazine.

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Iris Yu is a Chinese-American student from Ohio. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Hobart After Dark, [PANK], and GASHER Journal, among others. She enjoys eating soup. 

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Yuchi Zhang is currently a junior in Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies. He loves reading and writing science fiction, especially about extraterrestrial travel and colonization. His previous work After the Floods received a Scholastic Best-in-Grade 2020 Award. Yuchi strives to make his work as convincing as possible, as if his stories could really take place someday in the future.

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