Shelby Hartness
she/her / half moon bay, ca
Shelby Hartness is a writer & poet based in Northern California. Her work has appeared in passerby, Silver Operation, Spectra Poets, The Skirt Chronicles, and WONDER, among others. She is the editor of Elizabeth Wolfe's (@bloodhound.jpg) forthcoming poetry project 7 POEMS FOR 7 MEN: a love letter to vegas. Find more on www.shelbyhartness.com.

Abu Bakr Sadiq
he/him, Minna, Nigeria

Abu Bakr Sadiq is a Nigerian poet. He is the winner of the 2022 IGNYTE award for Best Speculative Poetry. His work is nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Rhysling Award and is published/forthcoming in Boston Review, Mizna, Palette Poetry, FIYAH, Uncanny Magazine, Augur Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Covert Literary Magazine, Zone 3 Press Magazine, Iskanchi Press and Magazine, Lolwe, The Lit Quarterly, Rockvale Review, Best of New Myths Anthology and elsewhere. He writes from Minna. Find him on Twitter @bakronline.

they/them, Rochester, Michigan


BEE LB is an array of letters, bound to impulse; a writer creating delicate connections. they have called any number of places home; currently, a single yellow wall in Michigan. they have been published in en*gendered mag, FEELS Zine, JAKE, Ouch! Collective, and G*Mob, among others.

Artist portrait by @bachz.art

Rigel Portales
he/him/his, Las Piñas City, Philippines


Rigel Portales is a 20-year-old Filipino poet afraid of disappearing. Fortunately, his works have appeared/are soon to appear on Kritika Kultura, Nat. Brut Magazine, The Drift, and Cha with a poetry chapbook, DEAD BOYS MAKE THE BEST MEN, forthcoming from FlowerSong Press in the US. He's currently the poetry editor of the Malate Literary Folio and a reader for Palette Poetry. You can find him on his Twitter account @rijwrites where he writes to preserve and preserves to write.

Lilith Noah
she/her, Vienna, Austria


Lilith Noah is a 23 year old poet and artist from Austria. She fell in love with poetry when she saw a poetry slam on YouTube in 2018 and has been writing ever since. Her poems are written on things that would otherwise land in the dustbin: on receipts, tickets or flyers, turning it into a canvas for art. She posts her receipt poetry on Instagram and her first poetry collection titled "Receipts" has been published in 2021.