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.

Tina Anton is a freelance writer and artist living in Dayton, Ohio. When she is not working she spends time playing with her cattle dog, Furiosa. She can be found on Instagram as: @ti_does_art

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


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.


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.

Alexis Choi is attending Seoul International School in Seoul, South Korea. This is her first time submitting her artwork to a larger audience, and she is looking forward to receiving feedback. 


Farisha Dannels is a Persian American speculative fiction writer whose background spans from dusty ancient antiquities to dusty stellar nurseries.  Currently based in Los Angeles, California, she finds inspiration in komorebi, dark skies in the desert, and the countless distinct meows her cat articulates throughout the day.

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

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.



Michael Fowler is a humor and science fiction writer living in Ohio. His latest murder-mystery is up at The Horror Zine, and his most recent humor at Rejection Letters.


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.

Kara Gray lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and writes poetry in her head while hiking. She's been many things for a time: baker, farmer, timber framer, tour guide, military reenactor, funeral transporter— but she has always been a writer. You can find her at on instagram.

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.


Hannah Han is from Los Angeles, California. She has received recognition for her writing from the National YoungArts Foundation, Taiwanese American, and Bennington College, and her work has been published in Quarterly West, COUNTERCLOCK, and Sine Theta, among others. In her free time, you can find her sketching plants, eating freshly made churros, and sleeping in.

Sam Haviland is a high school senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. Their work has been published in Lumiere Review, Ninth Letter, and Blue Marble Review. Originally from Mamaroneck, NY they like dogs and tattoos.

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. 

Born in Belfast on Valentine’s Day, Suki Hollywood is a writer and poet. Her work has been featured in Gutter, Clav Mag and The Selkie, with a forthcoming publication in Spam. Her pamphlets HEART EYES and This Suit are available now. Jesus Freaks, her debut novel, will be released in 2023. Find out more at

Janis Butler Holm served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal, and currently works as a writer and editor in sunny Los Angeles. Her prose, poems, art, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and the U.K.
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, 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.

Deanna Hu is a writer from San Diego suburbia whose poetry and prose has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and small publishers. She writes for her school's literary magazine and enjoys eating (fruit!), swimming, and running away from nature.



Ryan T. Jenkins (he/him) is based in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and daughter. A former managing editor at Tor Books, he now runs his own freelancing business as a fiction copyeditor. His short stories have been published in Twelve Winters, Dark Horses, and Abandon Journal. Learn more about his writing at

Alyssa Jordan is a writer living in the United States. She likes to make surprise balls and drink coffee. In 2020, she won The Molotov Cocktail's Flash Monster contest. You can find her on Twitter @ajordan901 or Instagram @ajordanwriter.


Willow Kang is a writer from Singapore. After school, find her reading thick history textbooks, aimlessly writing poems, and solving frustrating math problems, in a futile attempt to conquer boredom. Just make sure that her coffee bowl stays full.

Thekla Kenneison is a web developer who tripped and fell into writing horror. Previously published in The Magnus Archives podcast feed for The Budding, a winning Rusty Fears submission, Thekla likes to write pieces that unsettle, unnerve, and gently thrill. He’s also known to occasionally post to his Twitter, @thekla_ken.

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.


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.

Kirsten Liang is fourteen years old but wishes she were seventeen so she could watch R-rated films. Her work has placed in many competitions for students: on an international level in the 2021 National Flash Fiction Day Competition hosted by fingerscommatoes, on a national level at the 2021 and 2022 Scholastic Writing Awards, and on a state level at the 2022 National History Day Competition. She is in love with too many celebrities.


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.

Clare McMillan began writing, fiction and poetry, in the early days of the pandemic. “Begone” is inspired, loosely, by the Kafka parable “Die kaiserliche Botschaft” (“The Imperial Message”) and is an attempt to express the stubbornness of hope in dark times. Clare lives in Ithaca, New York.

Trenton McNulty is an emerging writer, artist, and narrative designer with a love for speculative fiction. He is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing. While he’s published work on Harry Potter’s death-mirror symbolism in Mythlore, a journal of fantasy scholarship, this is his first published work of fiction. He’s currently hard at work on his quarantine-born dream project: ROSETIA, a science fiction role-playing game about first contact with a race of tree-hugging turtles. Moral conundrums ensue. You can follow his work on Instagram @terrulean.

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. 


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

Fergus Navaratnam-Blair is a writer, researcher, and occasional game show contestant from Brighton, UK, now living in South London. He has had poetry published by The Poetry Society and The Crank, and is a former Foyle Young Poet of the Year.

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. 

Fred Nolan is a speculative fiction writer from Texas. He has published short stories, technical construction articles and a novel.
Fred lives near McKinney with his wife, two children and their well-fed retriever. Please say hello on Twitter, @The_Fredwords.


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. 


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.


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.


Stephen A. Roddewig is an award-winning storyteller and playwright from Virginia (USA). He was named a finalist in the Summer 2021 Owl Canyon Press Hackathon, and his stories have been featured in Abyss & Apex and the A to Z of Horror: N is for Nautical anthology from Red Cape Publishing. When not writing, he enjoys collecting records and running races.


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 (1)(2) is a writer, journalist, and amateur witch. She is a 2021 graduate of Ithaca College, NY with a BFA in Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media, and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Her hometown is Grand Island, NY, but now resides in Los Angeles in hopes of having a career in TV and film. Her work has also been published in The Buffalo News, The Ithacan, Buzzsaw Magazine, and Stillwater Magazine. You can follow her on Instagram @darieneseifert. 

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.

Richard Su is a Chinese-Canadian poet. His work has been featured in Ice Lolly Review, WORK-IN-PROGRESS, and Crab Apple Literary.

Nora Sun is a Chinese-American writer living in Chicago. She loves language, iliac crests, and brevity's talent for breeding mystery.



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. 


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.



Ange Yeung (they/them) is a writer from BC. They edit at The Plumbago and Surging Tide Magazine. You can find their other work in X-R-A-Y Lit Mag and the Flat Ink. They love water and Mitski. 

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. 


Charissa Xin Zeigler is a Chinese-American adoptee and an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz studying philosophy and psychology. Her work has been longlisted by Surging Tide’s 2023 Summer Writing Contest and published in Blue Marble Review and Eunoia Review. You can find her trying to get off twitter @CharissaZeigler.

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.