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Roisin Craig

Roisin grew up in West Yorkshire and now lives in North London. In the past 7 years she has worked as a sub-editor for a magazine, a freelance writer, and an accountant (amongst other jobs) but currently spends her days working for a youth-focused charity. She continues to write prose… Read More

Alanna Duffield

Alanna Duffield is a writer and poet based in London. Her work, which frequently explores themes of womanhood, love, grief and sex has been published by the BBC, Stylist, Aurelia Magazine and features on Spotify. She has also performed as a headline poetry act for VERSES, and at the Luxembourg… Read More

Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt currently lives in Metro-Detroit but plans to move to New York City very soon. She is a freelance writer, part-time muse, and full-time wearer of many hats. Her favourite things are, in no specific order: the month of June, iced Americanos, Joan Didion essays, and posting snippets of… Read More

Rebecca Lambert

Having overcome the terrifying prospect of sharing her work with others, Rebecca recently achieved a Masters degree with Distinction from the University of Hull. During her studies, her strengths emerged in writing very short fiction and writing from life. Her piece Little Red was longlisted for the 2021 Bridport Prize… Read More

Ruby Norman-Curran

Ruby is an award-winning, neurodivergent writer and storyteller. She studied English at Exeter University, is a proud ‘Write Poetry Like A Grrrl’ alum, and makes up one third of London-based poetry group The Imposter Poets with Emily Prescott and Elizabeth Finney. Read More

Ann Howells

Ann Howells edited Illya’s Honey for eighteen years. She has been named a Distinguished Poet of Dallas. Recent books: So Long As We Speak Their Names (Kelsay Books, 2019) and Painting the Pinwheel Sky (Assure Press, 2020). Chapbooks Black Crow in Flight and Softly Beating Wings were published through contests. Read More

Ellen Perry

Ellen Perry is a writer and editor based in south-west England. Her writing has appeared in Creative Countryside magazine, and she blogs at… Read More

Alexandra Burton

Alexandra Burton currently lives in Leeds, where she works for the NHS. She writes a range of creative non-fiction, short stories and poetry, with a short story featuring in Dear Damsels’ collection on female friendship, Let Me Know When You’re Home. She’s also a big fan of a lengthy Instagram caption. Read More

Zena Spiers

Zena grew up in Southend-on-Sea and relocated to Scotland in 2018 where she now lives with her partner, and their pug, Snape.  Zena’s work draws on her own experiences of loss; that of her father and stepmother who both passed away in their 40s. Zena has had her poetry published… Read More

Gerry Stewart

Gerry Stewart is a poet, creative writing tutor and editor based in Finland. Her poetry collection Post-Holiday Blues was published by Flambard Press, UK. Totems is to be published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2022. Read More

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