Bear Creek Gazette

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Justin Moritz (They/He) is a non-binary writer of queer horror, exploring the grotesquely campy and the filthy underside of society. Raised on true crime and horror movies from way too young of an age, their work tends to explore the terror of living as a queer person in modern times, while adding a speculative and often disgusting and comedic twist. They spent four years studying chemistry at the University of Colorado-Boulder, only to abandon a doctoral program to pursue an MFA in Screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. Their short fiction and poetry have been featured in Leviathan Libraries’ Twisted Anatomy: A Body Horror Anthology, Death Knell Press’ Nightmare Sky: Stories of Astronomical Horror, and several upcoming Scare Street anthologies.  You can follow them on Twitter at @jeepers_justin.

Melissa Flores Anderson is a Latinx Californian whose creative work has been published in Maudlin House, The Write Launch and Rejection Letters, among others. She was nominated for Best of the Net for CNF. She is a reader/editor for Roi Fainéant Press’. Follow her: Twitter @melissacuisine or IG @theirishmonths.

Tim Frank’s short stories have been published in Wrongdoing Magazine, Eunoia Review, The Metaworker, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Menacing Hedge, Maudlin House and elsewhere. He is the associate fiction editor for Able Muse Literary Journal and lives with his wife in North London, England. 

Jo Withers writes short fiction from her home in South Australia. A selection of her previous dark work appears in Molotov Cocktail, SmokeLong and XRAY. If she was a Halloween monster she'd be Pinhead, if she was a Halloween heroine she'd be Erin Harson. Twitter @JoWithers2018

Karen writes short in a low Canadian basement. Her work is in or forthcoming in FlashBack Fiction, Reflex Fiction, Funny Pearls, Emerge Literary Journal, Bullshit Lit, Blank Spaces, Janus Literary, Versification, and others. She/her. @MeKawalker883 

Zary Fekete has worked as a teacher in Hungary, Moldova, Romania, China, and Cambodia. They currently live and work as a writer in Minnesota. Some places they have been published are Goats Milk Mag, JMWW Journal, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and Zoetic Press. They enjoy reading, podcasts, and long, slow films. Twitter: @ZaryFekete

Colin Gee (@ColinMGee) is founder and editor of The Gorko Gazette (@GorkoThe), a daily that publishes fake news, cartoons, reviews, and poetry. Work in Misery Tourism, Expat Press, A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Bear Creek Gazette, Outcast Press Poetry, and elsewhere.

Caleb Bethea is an MFA at UofSC, studying fiction by night. By day, he works as a copywriter. But, the best of his time is spent with his wife and two goblins by the ocean. You can read his work elsewhere in HAD, Maudlin House, hex, Twin Pies, and elsewhere. He tweets at @caleb_bethea_

Mathew Gostelow (he/him) is a dad, husband, and fledgling writer, living in Birmingham, UK. Some days he wakes early and writes strange tales. His stories and poems have been published by The Ghastling, Ellipsis, Stanchion, Cutbow, Myth & Lore, and others. He has won prizes in contests run by Bag of Bones Press, Bear Creek Gazette, and Beagle North. You can find him on Twitter: @MatGost

R.L. Summerling is a writer from South East London. In her free time she enjoys befriending crows in Nunhead Cemetery. She has stories with Ghost Orchid Press, Seize The Press and forthcoming in Apex's Strange Libations anthology. You can find her at rlsummerling.com and on Twitter @RLSummerling

Courtenay Schembri Gray is a Northern writer of the weird, the eerie, and the macabre. She is the author of The Maple Moon newsletter on Substack: https://themaplemoon.substack.com 

Steve Gergley is the author of the short story collection, A Quick Primer on Wallowing in Despair (LEFTOVER Books '22), and the forthcoming novel, Skyscraper (West Vine Press '23). His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Barren Magazine, New World Writing, and others. In addition to writing fiction, he has composed and recorded five albums of original music. He tweets @GergleySteve. His fiction can be found at: https://stevegergleyauthor.wordpress.com/

Wes Viola is a pen name of Wes White. Wes is an Elder Bard of Glastonbury, which is apparently a real thing acknowledged by other people. You can explore his several and various writings at http://linktr.ee/wesviola, including 'Vice Cream', first published in Bear Creek Gazette #8.

David Hay's debut publication is the Brexit-inspired narrative poem Doctor Lazarus. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Rare Swan Press. His debut novel No Birds Sing is schedule for release by the end of the year from Alien Buddah Press. 

Alex Sinclair is an English teacher originally from London who has avoided his responsibilities as a man by hiding in Cambodia for eight years. He enjoys horror in its various forms and can hold his breath for almost two minutes. He has read two books in his lifetime, one during secondary school and another one on a caravanning holiday to Weymouth. He counts Harry Crews and Seth Morgan as his favourite writers by default. His work has been published by such establishments as Misery Tourism, Terror House press and Literally Stories, where he has an authors page which you can find by typing his name into the search bar. He is currently working on his first book, a collection of Cambodian Noir and murder ballads. He lives in Phnom Penh

Katy Naylor is actually a vampire. Think twice before inviting her to readings.

David Tay Ang Shun is a Sarawakian living in Singapore. He writes about everyday emotions and automatic thoughts. Say hi to him on Twitter and Instagram (@oidavidah). His works can be found in Briefly Zine, Discretionary Love, Provenance Journal, Yuzu Press, and Brave Voices Magazine.

Noah Micah is a half Filipino he/they that lives in the midwest. He is drawn to exploring themes of isolation, queer and trans identity, loss, and mixed racial identity, often through the lens of body horror and other ways that remind us that our bodies are more vulnerable than we want them to be. They have never been accepted into other lit magazines before

Margo has worked in public education for over thirty years and is the mother of two daughters and to the best rescue dog ever, Harley. Some of Margo's work has appeared in Bending Genres, Twin Pies Literary, The Dillydoun Review, and Roi Fainéant Press. You can find her on Twitter @67MGriffin.  

Kirsti MacKenzie has published in HAD, Identity Theory, Rejection Letters, and JAKE. She studied creative writing at Humber College and Memorial University but learned the most from bathroom graffiti in dive bars. She lives in Ottawa and can be found perpetually on her bullshit@KeersteeMack

Alex Antiuk can be found @letsbamboobaby on Twitter. My debut collection, 'Dumb Music' was published by Soyos Books.

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