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Joy Overbrook

Joy Overbrook is a short fiction and poetry writer and Managing Editor of Wax Seal Literary Magazine. She is based in Hatboro, PA, where she shares a home with her husband and son. Joy loves to settle in with a warm cup of herbal tea or glass of dry red, preferably with some micro-fiction to entertain her. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.


Nerisha Kemraj

Nerisha Kemraj is an avid poet and writer. Hailing from Durban, she currently resides in Gauteng, South Africa with her engineer husband, Hiren Ramjiwan and two young daughters. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science from the University of South Africa and is a freelance writer and proofreader.
Find her published works here: (February 2017); Youth Imagination (June 2017); Ariel Chart (August 2017); for news on forthcoming works, visit her Facebook page. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Ethan Hedman

Ethan Hedman is a speculative fiction writer from Cutler Bay, Florida who spends most of his time trying to lure new, compelling stories out of his imagination. More of Ethan’s published works can be found on, his little corner of the internet. View his work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Richard King Perkins II

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications. View his work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Anna Kander

Anna Kander is a writer in the Midwest. “Dear Reader” is a preface to her first book of poetry, currently under consideration by publishers. Kander’s poems (about a girl, her brother, and her teacher) are published or forthcoming in several journals, including Star*Line, Leveler, and Train. Find more at View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

Mea at Georges 2011

Rochelle Sherbert

Writing is a second calling for Rochelle Sherbert, one she now explores fervently. She has been published by Grey Wolfe Publishing, Channel 10 News Sacramento, and Point Reyes Light. She has also read at Why There Are Words in Sausalito. A California native, she is intrigued by its history and beauty, and often uses it for inspiration. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

Maribel Pagan

Maribel C. Pagan is a Latina writer. She has appeared in Foliate Oak, 7×20, Cuento, Blue Marble Review, Zaum, Persephone’s Daughters, and others. She has also appeared in The Box Under the Bed, a bestselling horror anthology. She has received the Presidential Scholarship from Mohawk Valley Community College and has received 4th Place in the Word Weaver Writing Contest, among other prestigious awards. Additionally, she is the Editor-in-Chief of Seshat, a Prose Reader for Apprehension, a Poetry Reader for Frontier Poetry, and a singer and musician forThe Angelic Family Choir. Visit Maribel at View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

M. Stone

M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, SOFTBLOW, Calamus Journal, and numerous other print and online journals. She can be reached at View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


E.B. Gula

E.B. Gula is a Canadian writer just breaking into the publishing world who dabbles in both speculative and contemporary fiction, in English and in French. She is currently employed as an audiologist, but literature has always been her deep-seated passion. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

MK Smyth

MK Smyth is passionate about motherhood, art making and minding her words in the wilds in the foothills of Los Angeles. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a major and pediatrician in the US Air Force, married with a daughter and six pets. Currently home is the Mojave Desert. Poems of Jake’s are in or forthcoming from Radius, The Ekphrastic Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Cossack Review and elsewhere. He won 1st place in the 2017 SFPA speculative poetry contest and was a finalist in the Rondeau Roundup’s 2017 triolet contest. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). View his work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

Benjamin Niespodziany

Benjamin Niespodziany is a night librarian at the University of Chicago. He runs the multimedia art blog [neonpajamas] and has had work published in Ghost City PressHOOT Review (forthcoming), Occulum, and formercactus. View his work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Jessica Bergquist

Jessica Bergquist is a student at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. Her fiction is forthcoming in Vessel Press and (semi-)frequently writes for her site at and very frequently tweets @jrbergq. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

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Joanna M. Weston

Married; has one cat, multiple spiders, raccoons, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses. Her middle-reader, ‘Frame and The McGuire’, published by Tradewind Books 2015; and poetry, ‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’, published by Inanna Publications, 2016. Other books listed at her blog: View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.

Lauren Suchenski

Lauren Suchenski has a difficult relationship with punctuation and currently lives in Yardley, PA. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize as well as twice for The Best of the Net and her chapbook “Full of Ears and Eyes Am I” is available from Finishing Line Press. You can find more of her writing on Instagram @lauren_suchenski or on Twitter @laurensuchenski. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Linda Wojtowick

Linda grew up in Montana. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she can indulge her cinematic obsessions without restraint. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has most recently appeared in Noble/Gas Quarterly, Visitant, Calamus Journal, Sooth Swarm, Abramelin, Occulum, and Riggwelter Press. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter at @LindaWojtowick. View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


SaraGrace Griffin

SaraGrace Griffin is a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, double majoring in Creative Writing and Psychology in an attempt to comprehend their existence. They love traversing their native North Carolina backwoods and baby-talking to all dogs they encounter. Follow them on Twitter @born2blossom. View their work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.


Angela Caravan

Angela Caravan lives in Vancouver, BC. She is the author of the micro-chapbook Landing (post ghost press) and was 2nd runner-up for Pulp Literature’s 2018 Magpie Poetry Award. Her work has also appeared in Longleaf Review, Reel Honey Mag, and Screen Queens. You can find her on Twitter at @a_caravan View her work for Wax Seal Lit Mag here.