Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of BRIGHT LINES (Penguin 2015). She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume and candle line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her story Legend appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
John Benditt had a long career as a science journalist, including stops at Scientific American, Science magazine and MIT’s Technology Review. His debut novel, THE BOATMAKER, was published by Tin House in 2015. He lives in Brooklyn. His story Bear appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Chioma Ebinama is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is visually attracted to sweetness, femininity, and the dark side. She is currently completing the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Follow her on Instagram/Twitter @chi0maaaaaa. Her illustrations for the story Legend appear in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Sara Lautman is a cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey. She is the author of the 8-year-old anthology series MACROGROAN and several other books of cartoons and comics essays, with her fourth due in September 2015. As an editorial cartoonist, she has contributed to The Pitchfork Review, The Awl, Bitch Magazine, The Morning News, Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. She is an associate editor at the comics magazine Darling Sleeper and a comics columnist at Jezebel.com. We thought she was so awesome after she illustrated for us, we hired her and she's now our Editor of Illustrated Features! Her illustrations for the story The Chains That Keep appear in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Eric Boyd lives in Pittsburgh and is working on his first short story collection, BROWNFIELDS. His writing has been published by Guernica, The Missouri Review, PEN Journal, Bridge Eight, Cheap Pop, Brooklyn Vol. 1, and Luna Luna Magazine. He appeared in Akashic Books’ Prison Noir anthology and Trinity University Press’ Words Without Walls. He is a winner of the PEN Prison Writing Award—a program for which he now mentors—and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His story The Chains That Keep appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Yolanda Oreiro Lago aka Mitucami Mituca grew up in Galicia, North West of Spain. The Galician rain and clouds filled her head up with such humidity levels that she had to travel to the Mediterranean Barcelona. There she is currently trying to balance her creative world adding up some sunshine in order to grow and bring up juicy fruits. Her illustrations for the story The Birthday Present appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Anuradha Arasu has a Masters in Creative Writing from City University and a BA in medical journalism, and has written for a variety of publications. She loves writing in the mornings and the thrill she gets when she reads something that makes her think and feel. Her story The Birthday Present appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Kim Herbst is a half-Chinese freelance illustrator who spent time in Taipei, Tokyo, New Jersey, Baltimore, and Brooklyn before heading out to reside in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, children’s educational materials, and gallery shows. Her illustrations for the story Instructions on Owning a Body appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Zanna Goldhawk is originally from Penzance in Cornwall. Her upbringing by the seaside has heavily influenced her illustrations which are usually inspired by Nature. Day to day she runs her little Illustration business Papio Press with her partner Harry Marshall, where you can buy their illustrations on various products. Her illustrated interpretation of the story The Fly appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Hannah Nahar is a writer and student in Boston, where she reads and thinks a lot and tries not to worry too much. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Palooka and One Sentence Poems, and perhaps other places in the future. She is currently a junior editor for Siblini Art and Literature and a prose reader for Transcendence Magazine. She loves words, coffee shops, and things that are unexpected. Her story Instructions on Owning a Body appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Cindy Vattathil, a Bohemian mother of two from Houston, Texas, has been saving scraps of paper her whole life. Little did she know they would serve as a channel for her artistic voice. Like Matisse, she has found a youthful happiness when “painting with scissors,” and prefers the medium of collage to her old acrylic paints. Her illustrations for the story Bear appears in #2 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Judy Chicurel's writing has appeared in national and regional publications, including The New York Times, Newsday and Granta. Her new novel-in-stories, If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go is out now from G.P. Putnam's Sons. Her story A Love Story appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Bill Roorbach's newest novels are The Remedy for Love and the bestselling Life Among Giants, both from Algonquin Books. Life Among Giants is in development at HBO for a multi-year drama series. His story Just Fine appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Dawn Bailey is a writer who lives and works in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. She loves writing, trees, writing about trees, and drinking sweet tea. Her story I Want What You Want appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. Jeffrey has self-published ten issues of his comic book series Fuff, and Jeffrey's writing, illustrations, comic books and music have been featured by The Guardian, The History Channel and The New York Times (among other places). His illustrations for Just Fine appear in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Jago has produced illustrations for over 40 books, a couple of TV shows and a few magazines. He has recently finished a book called An Ambush of Tigers that is being published by Millbrook Press in the US. He is also the illustrator of our beautiful cover. His illustrations for A Love Story appear in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Rachelle Meyer graduated with a degree in Studio Art from UT Austin. Her talents have been used to interpret the work of authors such as Dave Eggers, Audrey Niffenegger and Nick Ortner. She now lives in Amsterdam with her English husband, her Dutch son, and her cranky old New York cat. Her illustrations for The Seagull appear in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Meridith Burchiel grew up in Portland, finding her way in the world through line and shape, making her own map from the inside out. She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and has found new roots in Los Angeles. Her illustrations for I Want What You Want appear in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Max Allbee is an illustrator, muralist and teaching artist from San Francisco, currently living in Brooklyn. Max has a deep love of hand lettering, extreme detail and sepia toned themes of nostalgia. His illustrations for Dabble and Driftwood appear in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
David Novak is a writer who graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in City and Regional Planning. He now works in a fairly serious job that's constantly sending him to strange and mysterious places all across the great state of New Jersey. His story The Seagull appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Brandon Reese likes to draw pictures. He likes to write stories too. Sometimes he does both together. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and son. On rare occasions, he leaves his studio and says hello to them. His graphic short story Little Cloud appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.
Patrick Pink works as a writer and a special education teacher. He has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A staunch Midwesterner at heart, he now calls New Zealand his home. His story Dabble and Driftwood appears in #1 of The Sixpenny Magazine.