Birgitte Brøndum was born in Denmark in the early 1980's but is currently residing in Malmö, Sweden. She has a BA in English Studies from Malmö University, where she completed her studies in the summer of 2016 with a thesis on the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell. Birgitte is currently working as a translator. Her personal tagline is "Sometimes I do." 

Evan Farbstein is from Half Moon Bay, California. His writing has appeared in Catalyst Literary Arts MagazinePupil Magazine, and Lundagård. He currently lives in Malmö, Sweden, where he's teaching and completing his first novel, Tillbaka

Stephanie Hayes is a Swedish, Brooklyn-based theater artist. She has performed in Sweden, the UK, Siberia, Canada, and the US. Stephanie is currently an artist in residence at Mabou Mines. She is the Co-Artistic director of newly formed HORSE. Stephanie has an MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama and teaches voice and acting at Yale University’s Summer Acting conservatory. www.stephanielouisehayes.com

Lisa James grew up in an industrial town on the outskirts of Manchester, UK, and now lives in Malmö, Sweden. She finds inspiration in everyday events, with a particular interest in how identity is formed and how devastatingly fragile it can be. This is Lisa’s first publication. 

Lars Landgren is from Hälsingland, in northern Sweden. He has worked with different types of creative art but did not begin writing until about a year ago. Lars enjoys reading English-language Modernist literature and obscure history books, and teaches English and History as an excuse to get paid doing so. English is his second language.

Cecilia Duijts Lindahl has just finished writing her first novel. She enjoys hanging out with Dix-the-Dog, reading, and making elaborate travel plans. Occasionally, she visits reality to meet up with friends or get some work done. She lives in Stockholm, where she freelances as a writer, editor, and proofreader. English is her second language.  

Åsa Melander lives in England and writes in both English and Swedish. She has done a lot of formal writing in her professional career. Writing fiction allows her to explore stories with no set agenda, and to play around with surprising elements. 

Alexandra Mouratidou was born and raised in Greece. She holds a BA in Business Administration & Management from Middlesex University, UK and a BA in English Studies from Malmö University. Currently, she is studying at Lund University, Sweden, in the Language and Linguistics Master’s program, with a specialization in Cognitive Semiotics. English is her second language. Her work has been published online and in print in the Poetry Issues pamphlet and previously in Shipwrights. 

Sofia Omidvar was born and raised in Sweden. English is her second language, but she quickly developed a knack for it by spending too much time binge-watching American sitcoms as a kid. Besides writing, she enjoys music, cooking, and video games. This is her first publication. 

Charbel Sader was born in Lebanon but has lived in Sweden since the early 1990s. Arabic, Swedish, and English are the languages used in both his work and everyday life. Working as a communicator, storytelling through text, photography, and graphic design are key parts of his profession.  

Renata Strzok lives in Kraków, Poland, and English is her second language. An English (BA) and translation studies (MA) graduate, she works as a technical writer and cultivates her interest in translation, creative writing, yoga, and a few other things in her free time.

Alex Widell is a Swedish writer, with stories published in magazines such as Allas and Shipwrights. While primarily a novelist, Alex is also an avid writer of short stories and flash fiction. His signature genres include horror, classic romance, and fantasy.