The Avalon Literary Review
Contributors Fall 2022
David Bradley’s short stories and poetry have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Down in the Dirt, The Dark City, Main Street Rag, Broken Pencil, The South Carolina Review, and elsewhere. His non-fiction book The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawford is available from McFarland Publishing. He spent a dozen years as a newspaper reporter and columnist in Northern Virginia.

Cecily Cecil is a fiction writer and poet from Manhattan, KS. Her work has recently appeared in Deep Overstock. She received her MA in English from Kansas State University and is currently an MFA student in Lesley University’s fiction program.

Angela D'Agostino is from New Jersey.

Richard Danner taught for many years at Ohio University (French and interdisciplinary themes), and he has also offered courses at Nashua Community College, Southern New Hampshire University, and Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE). He has published a book (on irony in the Fables of La Fontaine), articles on literary topics, poetry, and reviews. Poems by Danner have appeared most recently in Dawn, On and Off the Road: Poems of New Hampshire (an anthology by Peterborough Poetry Project), and Bear Creek Haiku.

Linda Griffin retired as fiction librarian for the San Diego Public Library to spend more time on her writing, and her stories have been published in numerous journals, including Eclectica, Thema. The Wild Rose Press has published her five novels, including Bridges  (2022).

Marc Janssen has been writing poems since around 1980. Some people would say that was a long time but not a dinosaur. Early decrepitude has not slowed him down much; his verse can be found scattered around the world in places like Pinyon, Slant, Cirque Journal, Off the Coast and Poetry Salzburg also in his book November Reconsidered. Janssen coordinates the Salem Poetry Project - a weekly reading, the occasionally occurring Salem Poetry Festival, and was a nominee for Oregon Poet Laureate.  

Ruhi Jiwani has been published in The Eclectic Muse, The Binnacle, Off the Coast, Muse India, The Four Quarters Magazine, Femina, North Dakota Quarterly, Jubilat, and OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters. She has a Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is currently working on a chapbook of poetry.

Sarah Lattimer Jensen writes and teaches literature in Central Florida. She earned her PhD at Florida State University. She and her husband live in an old house suitably surrounded with moss-covered oak trees with their cat, Skipjack.

Peter Mladinic’s fourth book, Knives on a Table is available from Better Than Starbucks Publications. An animal rights advocate, he lives in Hobbs, New Mexico, USA.

Amy Morrison is a researcher and writer living in New York. However, she still has her Floridia cell phone number! Her writing has appeared in The Hairpin, Slackjaw, The Haven and other humor publications. Follow her on:

Ryan Nelson lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and enjoys time spent relaxing around the campfire. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Hummingbird, The Lincoln Underground, Broad River Review, Blue Unicorn, Haiku Journal, and in Plainsongs, where Slow Bite was published as an award poem.

Jane Rosenberg LaForge’s next collection of poems (with two essays) will be My Aunt's Abortion from BlazeVOX [books] in February 2023. She is the author of a memoir, two novels, four full-length collections of poetry, and four chapbooks. Her website is 

Daphne Seefeldt lives with her husband Aaron in Fargo, North Dakota. She works as a church administrator, and she hopes to return to grad school soon to study theology and write academically to God’s glory. She enjoys reading (of course), finger knitting, coloring, organizing, and walking in nature with her husband.

Harvey Silverman is a retired physician who writes nonfiction primarily for his own enjoyment. His nonfiction stories have appeared in Queen's Quarterly, Hypertext, Cherry Tree, and elsewhere. He lives in New Hampshire.

Greg Stidham is a retired pediatric intensivist (ICU physician) currently living in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife Pam and their two foundling "canine kids." Greg's passion for medicine has yielded in retirement to his other lifelong passions – literature and creative writing. He is the author of a memoir, a short story collection, and one poetry chapbook.

Marc Swan lives in coastal Maine. Poems recently published in Gargoyle, Crannóg, Sheila-na-gig, Speckled Trout Review, among others. His fifth collection, all it would take, was published in 2020 by tall-lighthouse (UK).

Isi Unikowski lives in Canberra, Australia.  He has been widely published in Australia and overseas, including Best Australian Poetry 2022 and shortlistings for the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize (US) and the Bridport Prize (UK). His published poetry can be viewed at His first collection, Kintsugi, was published in August 2022 by Puncher & Wattman, New South Wales. 

Eileen Van Hook has had her work published in various journals and anthologies. She placed first in a poetry contest in Writer’s Journal, has been recognized four times in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Eileen lives and writes in the wilds of northwestern New Jersey.

Kim Venkataraman grew up in Maine, where she is still lucky enough to spend summers. She is currently working on a book of linked short stories set on an island in Maine.

Nancy H. Williard returned to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina after twenty years outside Yosemite. A librarian, educator, editor, and writer with an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, she coaches beginning writers. Her current project is a novel about a clock with no hands but immense power. (she/her)