splash NOOR AL-SAMARRAI is a writer and performer from California by way of Mesopotamia. A situationist, psychogeography buff, and milk-lover, her poetry has been published in Plain China, Big Lucks, North American Review, Poems-For-All, Lunch Ticket, and Forklift, Ohio. Now based in Amman, Jordan, Noor is working on a poetry collection about Baghdad and studying oud as a 2016-2017 Fulbright Creative Arts Grant awardee. She has performed with Nomadic Press, the National Queer Arts Festival and the Guggenheim Museum in stillspotting:nyc. You can follow her adventures at her Tumblr or on Instagram @milkkgirl. Her book El Cerrito will be published by Inside the Castle in January 2018.
splash LISA MARIE BASILE is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks. She is working on her first novella, to be released by Clash Books/Clash Media in 2019. Her poetry or essays can be found in Spork Press, Entropy, Atlas Review, PANK, Tarpaulin Sky, and more. Other writings can or will be seen in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Narratively, and The Establishment. Her book Nympholepsy (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein, and finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards) will be released by Inside the Castle in November 2018.
splash SHANE JESSE CHRISTMASS is the author of the novels, Napalm Recipe: Volume One (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014). His book Belfie Hell will be published by Inside the Castle in June 2018.

He was a member of the band Mattress Grave, and is currently a member in Snake Milker.

An archive of his writing/artwork/music can be found here + here.

splash M KITCHELL [w] Born 1986, Illinois. Currently lives & works in the Bay Area.

Learning how to levitate through staring at the sun. Impossible houses and perfect geometry. Bedrooms filled with rocks & succulents. The following ensemble of apparently sovereign behaviors: ecstasy, intoxication, erotic effusion, laughter, sacrificial effusion & poetic effusion.

Read a conversation with M Kitchell on the Fanzine.

splash MIKE KLEINE is the author of Kanley Stubrick (We Heard You Like Books, 2016) and other texts. His book, Lonely Men Club, will be published by Inside the Castle in the spring of 2018 as the inaugural Castle Freak residency project. He currently lives somewhere in the Midwest.

Read a conversation with Mike Kleine on Entropy Magazine.

splash DOUGLAS LUMAN [w] is a writer with poetry and prose published in magazines such as Salamander, Ocean State Review, Rain Taxi, and Prelude. He is Production Director of Container, Art Director at Stillhouse Press, Head Researcher at Applied Poetics, a book designer, and digital human. His book, The F Text, will be published by Inside the Castle in the fall of 2017.
splash GRANT MAIERHOFER [w] lives in Idaho.

He is the author of Postures (Publication Studio, 2015), Grobbing Thistle (2016), and Flamingos (ITNA). His work is available via The Fanzine, Berfrois, 3:AM Magazine, and elsewhere.

splash ALYSSA MORHARDT-GOLDSTEIN is the author of Quiet, winner of The New School University Press contest; semifinalist for her book, Forniphilia, in the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize; and her work can be found in Sporklet, The Mackinac, Prick of the Spindle, Front Porch, and others. She is co-curator of Diorama – an immersive poetry series in NYC, and founding editor of [saUnd] – the literary magazine on contemporary musico-poetics. Her book Nympholepsy (co-authored with Lisa Marie Basile, and finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards) will be released by Inside the Castle in November 2018.
splash JOANNA NOVAK [w] is the author of the novel I Must Have You, published in May 2017. Her stories, essays, poetry, and criticism have appeared widely, in publications such as Salon, Guernica, BOMB, Catapult, Lit Hub, the New Orleans Review, and Joyland. A co-founder of the literary journal, Tammy, she teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Her book-length poem, Noirmania, will be published by Inside the Castle in early 2018.
splash GERMÁN SIERRA [w] is a neuroscientist at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and author of contemporary innovative fiction. He has been included among the “Mutantes” or “Afterpop writers”: a group of Spanish writers who are strongly committed with innovative literature. Most of his fictional work deals with metamediatics and the role of science and technology as cultural discourses in post-postmodern and posthuman societies. He has written five novels. Efectos Secundarios was awarded the Jaen Prize in 2000. His first book composed in English, The Artifact, will be published by Inside the Castle in autumn of 2018. He is on Twitter @german_sierra.
splash JOHN TREFRY [w] is a writer and architect. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Between 1995-2008 Trefry published literary zines in Atlanta and Los Angeles under the name From the Ground. His first novel, Plats, was published by Inside the Castle in 2014. His writing can be found on Entropy Magazine, Minor Literature[s], Full Stop, The Quarterly Conversation, and the Fanzine. He is on Twitter @trefryesque.

Read a conversation with John Trefry on Entropy Mag.

splash CANDICE WUEHLE is the author the chapbooks Vibe Check (Garden Door Press, 2017), curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015). Candice currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she teaches creative writing and composition at the University of Kansas. Her full-length collection Bound will be published by Inside the Castle in August 2018. Find her at candicewuehle.com.