The Impressment Gang

Volume I Issue III  •  February 2015

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Contributors' Notes


Jane Campbell is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, where she served as Prose Editor of PRISM international during the 2013-2014 academic year. Her work appears in Magnolia, Grain, and Revolver.

Kevin Cooley is a prose writer and poet from Lake View, NY, just outside of Buffalo. He is currently a Graduate Fellow at St. Bonaventure University, and is publisher-fishing for his debut novel, The Minimum Wage: A Plot-Dry Novel in Which Not a Whole Lot Happens.

Hilary Maloney-Nevin is 23 years old. She was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, and is from the Indian Brook First Nation. She has had an interest in public speaking and writing since a young age. In previous years, she has attended the University of King’s College’s Bachelor of Journalism program, which she did not complete. Currently, she is doing some work for the Nova Scotia Native Women. Her goals include organizing a prevention program for aboriginal youth before they fall into the justice system or system abuse. She hopes that her story of faults and mistakes can help relate and make positive changes for her people. 

Brett Marie’s stories have appeared in Words & Images Press, New Plains Review and the online journal Bookanista. He is currently shopping his first novel. 

Lily Ross-Millard ’s education as a theatre person: the sources are diverse. She has experienced several of these enlightening theatre “Oh!” moments with the Caravan Farm Theatre, Convergence Theatre­, in her childhood home, the TTC, and during long hours of theatre stewing with Wheelwright Theatre. With her roots deeply entrenched in collective theatre, she loves to write with actors, musicians, and other schemers. The process of 1, 2, 3 Woyzeck! has been a joy for her.

Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of three books, most recently We Bury the Landscape (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and Grim Series (Popcorn Press, 2012). Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous publications, the likes of Boston Review, Sou’wester, and Southword, as well as in Canadian journals like Adbusters, The Puritan, and Riddle Fence. Muslim serves as poetry editor for LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, a literary journal published by Epigram Books in Singapore.

Jen Neale is a writer from Vancouver, BC. Her work has appeared in Little Fiction, OCW Magazine, and the collections Writing Without Direction (Clark-Nova) and Joke Time (Pemberton-Templeton). 

Kenneth Pobo has a new book forthcoming from Blue Light Press called Bend Of Quiet. His work has appeared in: Windsor Review, Indiana Review, Mudfish, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere.

Michaela Stephen recently completed her Bachelors of Arts with honours in English and Creative Writing from Dalhousie University in May 2014. She is currently residing in Kamloops, BC. She enjoys fiction, poetry, winter weather and cats.

Mark Swan recently left the regular work-a-day to focus on writing, travel and music, not necessarily in that order; poems out this year in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Garbanzo, Nerve Cowboy and The Echo Room, among others.

P. C. Vandall is the author of three collections of poetry: Something from Nothing, (Writing Knights Press) Woodwinds (Lipstick Press) and Matrimonial Cake (Red Dashboard). She has work forthcoming in Room and Poetry Pacific. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. When Pamela is not writing, she’s sleeping. She believes sleep is death without the commitment.



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