Submittable Nuggets: Author Bios Way Better than their Stories

Claudia Castagnoli is a mandolin-playing literary fashionista from the beating heart of Florence, Italy. Her poetry has appeared in Devil’s Galleyway, Brush-Fire Magistrate, Carezza da Rosa Periodico, and Fancy Abbey Review. Aside from her writing, Claudia can be found sitting under the same olive tree in her front yard attempting to perfect Vivaldi’s C Major; feeding and hugging her pet Alpaca, who she will argue until her dying day is better than owning a dog; or longboarding
down the steepest ridges of the Apennine mountainside.

Sean Christie O’Mallohan, PhD is an English instructor at Magdalen College in Oxford. His poetry, essays, academic articles, and book reviews have been published in enough journals to make any reading emcee lose their ever-loving mind. On the days he doesn’t have lectures, isn’t pacing around a classroom full of students, or grading any of their papers, he’s lounging in the study at his getaway flat on the seaside cliffs of Downey, Ireland, staring at an angry sea, smoking an antique corn-cob pipe, and playing the vinyl sets of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

Timothy Sweetwater is the gossip columnist for Fever for the Flavor of the Month Quarterly Rebuttal. His photography and writing have been featured in HOT PINK Monthly, Gutter & Glitter, BEETLEBUM, and New Varsity Review. In addition to his tireless work making barely viable rumors about celebrities all over the Sunset Strip, Timothy is a nervous wreck bullshitting his resume at pool parties to yet another disinterested crowd. You can find him on twitter @YourHolyPoperazzi or at his website at

Janet Lareno is a fiction writer, single mom, and scientific scholar from El Paso, Texas. Her academic work and articles have been featured or are forthcoming in Scientific Juggernauts and The American Journal of Emotionally Exhausted Scientists (TAJEES). Although she is a scientist, her toughest genre is science fiction; however, since her purchase of The Hugo Winners Vol. 1 and 2: 1955-1970 Anthology from an antique shop a few miles from Galveston Beach, she has slowly but surely been getting better at the whole “separating fact from science in order to make science fiction” thing.

  1. Jason Bucknell is an avid hiker, cyclist, writer, high school English teacher, and full-time dad from Des Moines, Iowa. His stories, poetry, travelogues, and photography have been featured in numerous journals around the world. He has come clean about his passion for dad poetry because—as sweet as it sounds—he knows it can be really fucking annoying. It’s something he’s slowly working on, one poem about trees at a time.
  2. Megan Mayer Colberschmidt is a fiction writer, poet, Star Wars cosplay extraordinaire, and a level-7 dungeon master in her all-women weekly Dungeons and Dragons group. If published, this would be her first piece of non-fan-fiction. She lives in Brooklyn.
  3. Chip Mosely is a visual artist, book illustrator, and writer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His art has been showcased in galleries across the globe from London to Chicago to a wall of décor in his friend Scotty’s surf shack in the Florida Keys. You can find his writings and illustrations in BOHEMIAN IS STILL A WORD, Kaleidoscope Sunset, and Artists Spiraling Out of Control Collective. When he isn’t writing, painting, or drawing, Chip is either desperately trying his hand at Instagram influencing, overstaying his welcome at an already unwelcoming diner with at least ten cups of black coffee in his system, or finding therapy in the snuggles of his two beloved cats Mimosa and Magpie.

J.B. Stone is a neurodivergent/autistic slam poet, writer and reviewer residing in Buffalo, NY. INHUMAN ELEGIES (Ghost City Press 2020). He’s the Editor-In-Chief/Reviews Editor at Variety Pack. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in BlazeVOX, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Peach Mag, [PANK, Gravel, and elsewhere. He tweets @JB_StoneTruth.

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