Nathan Holic teaches writing courses at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Since 2006, he has worked as the Graphic Narrative Editor at The Florida Review, and is currently compiling an ongoing "Comics About Comics" series. He is also working with Orlando-based Burrow Press to organize a project called “15 Views of Orlando,” a literary portrait of the city featuring short fiction from fifteen Orlando authors young and old, local and far-removed, established and aspiring (the first installment was posted on the Burrow web site in early June, and the final installment will be posted in two weeks). His traditional fiction has been published in The Portland Review, Iron Horse, and The Roanoke Review, but he also publishes stories that drift between forms, including a hybrid short story alternating between text and comic page in The Saranac Review, a narrative told entirely through Wikipedia pages in Rip-Rap, and other short fiction incorporating oil stains, receipts, and advertising logos. His comics have most recently been published in Welter and Red Fez, and are forthcoming from Sweet and Palooka.
"The kind of flinty, lyrical acrobatics and emotive spell-casting we see in Judy’s poems obviously takes time; more than that, though, it takes primal love and dedication that remind me of Michelangelo craning his neck at that chapel ceiling, mounting scaffolds he built himself, brushes clamped between his teeth." -Poetry Editor Michael Meyerhoffer, Introduction
Meet Nick Antosca: November’s Featured Fiction Writer
"I write what I know in terms of doing an instinctive gut check to make sure the emotions seem real, even when the behavior is crazy." -Nick Antosca, Interview
Meet Melissa Diem: November’s Mixed Media Artist
Melissa Diem has an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin and was awarded a Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship. She has published the novel, Changeling [Pan (UK) and Gill & Macmillan (Ireland)] and poetry in several journals including Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Shop, The Sunday Tribune, and Rival. Experience Appraisal .
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