Aje Björkman is a writer and designer currently based in Stockholm. His creative work in English has appeared in Bitterzoet MagazineThe Coachella ReviewGyroscope Review, and One Throne Magazine, among others. Visit him at www.ajebjorkman.se or aje.bjorkman on Instagram.  

Lydia Duprat was born and raised in Brazil. She moved to Sweden in her late teens, where she continues to live. Lydia is trained as a journalist, and most of her articles are accessible online. She has recently published a collection of poems, Skorpion, in collaboration with a friend.

Evan Farbstein was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Malmö, Sweden. His writing has appeared in Pupil MagazineLundagård, Catalyst Literary Arts Magazine, and a previous issue of Shipwrights. He was born in 1993.

Amanda Gardfors Granberg likes to write about the surreal and the unspeakable. In her fiction she wants to create a sense of heavy atmosphere and the feeling that anything can be real. She currently works as a teacher in storytelling through different media at Fridhems Folkhögskola in Skåne, Sweden. 

Jen Hall is from the North of England, but she currently lives in Copenhagen, where she works as a chef. She is studying in the English Literature Master’s Program at Lund University in Sweden. “It’s Time” was written as part of the Creative Writing course at Malmö University and is one of Jen’s first poems. 

Ella Hillströmis a writer and researcher from Stockholm doing an MA in anthropology at the New School in New York. She has previously published with Platform Glasgow but is new to the poetry world. Her research interest lies in designing (dis)ability robotics and dance. 

Louise Hart’s passion for poetry and fiction led her to study creative writing at Malmö University. Originally from New Zealand, she’s lived in Malmö for nineteen years. She has a degree in biology and a background as a Medical Writer. Some of her poems have been published in Pupil Magazine 

Robert Johansson was born and raised in southern Sweden, and English is his second language. A railroad engineer by day and a poet by night, he finds his inspiration in motion and traveling. This is his first publication. 

Efi Kalogeraki was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied law in both Greece and France and worked for a few years as a lawyer. A new home and job in Copenhagen gave her the time to start writing. English is her second language and this is her 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. He enjoys reading English-language Modernist literature and obscure history books, and teaches English and history. English is his second language. 

Cecilia Duijts Lindahl lives in Stockholm, where she freelances as a writer, editor, and proofreader. Her work has previously been published in Shipwrights. When not writing, she enjoys reading, gardening, and making elaborate travel plans with her poodle Charley. Occasionally, she visits reality to meet up with friends or get some work done. English is her second language. 

Maya Norell was born in Stockholm in 1985 and raised by a mother who passed down her love for literature. English is Maya's second language, and this is her first time being published. She likes to use realistic fiction to highlight and probe relevant issues in life and society. 

Silje Wessel Pettersen divides her time between Norway and Namibia. She explores universal themes like love, loss, identity, and a sense of belonging through fictionalized travels and expat experiences. She is currently doing her MA in literary translation at the University of Oslo and studies creative writing at Malmö University.  

Zarah Virtanen Windh has written prose and poetry her entire life. In 2017, she self-published a poetry book. This, with a nudge from her roommate, inspired her current contribution, “Black Market Poetry.” It is her first published fiction in English. She’s currently writing a post-apocalyptic drama with her best friend.