Dani Couture is the author of three collections of poetry and the novel Algoma (Invisible Publishing). Her new collection of poetry, Listen Before Transmit, was recently published by Wolsak & Wynn.
Darren Greer is the author of four novels and a book of essays. He has been nominated for numerous awards, and won the Thomas H. Raddall Award in 2015 for his novel Just Beneath My Skin, the 2004 ReLit Award for Still Life With June and the 2017 Dartmouth Book Award for Advocate. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in magazines across North America and Europe and his fifth novel Outcast will be released in the fall of 2018.
Anthony Oliveira is a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Toronto. His dissertation, entitled “Exit the King: Sovereignty and Subjectivity in the Literature of the English Baroque,” is a nominee for the ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award, while his writing on pop culture and politics has appeared on Birth/Movies/Death, Torontoist, and The Queer Bible, while his recent editorials for Hazlitt Magazine have garnered him nominations for Best New Magazine Writer and Best Essay. You can follow his work on twitter.com at “meakoopa” (ME-A-KOOPA) where he tweets (incessantly) about the arts, politics, and LGBT culture, or on his podcast, The Devil’s Party, as he reads through Milton’s Paradise Lost and its demonic twists and turns.
Charlie C. Petch is an award winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch is touring two spoken word theatre pieces, their multimedia piece "Daughter Of Geppetto" and their vaudeville play "Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum's Rush" which won "Best of 2017" from Electric City Magazine for the radio play accompanying album "Mel Malarkey, Odes & Acts". They have published books with Wordpress and LyricalMyrical and poems with Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Oratorealis journals. Petch is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam" a multi-city touring poetry slam series. www.charliecpetch.com
Natalie Wee is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). She has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and two Pushcart Prizes. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents of Peranakan descent, she currently resides in Toronto.