54 contributors on Chill Subs! 🙃
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Contributors on Chill Subs (54)

Kristin Houlihan

Elliot Brady

Wilmington, NC, United States
"Writer and filmmaker from North Carolina. "

Kurt Van Ristell

London, United Kingdom
"Kurt Van Ristell is a Bengali/British poet, author, and artist living in South London. He works in education, which is a storyteller’s boon."

Sarah O'Malley Graham

Austin, TX, United States

nat raum

Baltimore, MD, United States
"nat raum (b. 1996) is a disabled artist, writer, and genderless disaster. They’re a current MFA candidate at the University of Baltimore, and also the editor-in-chief of fifth wheel press."


Harrisonburg, VA, United States
"☭ poet"

Rachel Lloyd

Somerville, MA, United States
"I am a Boston-based writer of short stories and flash. A late-to-the-literary-party dyslexic, I am a voracious reader eager to make up for lost time. I love cooking, everything about racoons, and cumulus clouds. "


Minneapolis, MN, United States
"Sadee Bee is ever-evolving as living with mental illness is never a straight line and hopes to be a voice and advocate for those like her. She is inspired by strange dreams, magic, and creepy vibes. Visual Arts Editor, Sage Cigarettes Magazine "

Sol Kim Cowell

London, United Kingdom
"Transmasc nonbinary and mixed Korean writer with a passion for the weird and sexy. Contemplative by nature. he/it."


Ottawa, Canada
"Interested in writing my way out of this mess."

Abigail Chang

Taipei, Taiwan
"Abigail Chang is a writer based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Cortland Review, the Citron Review, the Shore, Gone Lawn, Gulf Stream, Parentheses Journal and elsewhere. "

Tori Walters

Jason McGlone

Cincinnati, OH, United States
"I run Pencilhouse & Zero Readers."

Sophie Panzer

Philadelphia, PA, United States
"Sophie Panzer's work appears in Whale Road Review, Menacing Hedge, Lammergeier, The Hellebore, and others. She is the author of three chapbooks and her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Microfiction, and Wigleaf Top 50. "

Deviant Bates

Waco, TX, United States
"Deviant Bates is a Texan-Taiwanese writer and poet. Their work reflects upon experiences of madness, grief, and longing. "


L M Cole

Raleigh, NC, United States
"Poet, Artist, Editor of Bulb Culture Collective, Reader for Moss Puppy Magazine. "

Lucas Scheelk

WA, United States
"[they/them] autistic queer white Jew; they’re a Pushcart Prize nominated poet, a degree-less college-dropout, and the author of A PRAYER FOR A NON-RELIGIOUS AUTISTIC (Mason Jar Press, 2022)."

Trent England

Duxbury, MA, United States
"My work has appeared in Conjunctions, Fiction, The Masters Review, and other places. I recently won the 2022 Bridport Prize for short fiction. Recently: 'Dedication' at SVJ Lit"


MI, United States

Bryan Edward Helton

Newnan, GA, United States
"Bryan Edward Helton is a poet and fiction writer from Georgia, USA. The Manic Joy of the Dead is his first book of poems."

Fran-Claire Kenney

Bronxville, NY, United States
"writer, photographer, student editor for Love & Squalor at Sarah Lawrence College"

Christian Garduno

Corpus Christi, TX, United States
"Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 100 literary magazines. He is the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry. He lives & writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan."


United States

Myriam Legault-Beauregard

Gatineau, Canada
"Translator (English to French) Poet (French and English) Mother of two & PHD student Pronouns: she/her"

Chris Vanjonack

Champaign, IL, United States
"Chris Vanjonack holds an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, DIAGRAM, Electric Literature, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere."

Tanya Žilinskas

CA, United States


Cincinnati, OH, United States
"I write various stuff and work in a public library. Published in X-R-A-Y, Maudlin House, Chill Subs, Five on the Fifth, Across the Margin, JAKE, Buzgaga, Blue as an Orange, BULLSHIT LIT, Bear Creek Gazette, FATHERFATHER and others."

Olivia Payne

London, United Kingdom
"A librarian, living in London, working on my first novel. "

Alex Shenstone

Lincoln, United Kingdom
"Hi there! I'm Alex Shenstone (He/Him), a UK-based trans writer and Master's student. I love writing poetry, prose, script, anything really - though I do like playing with the darker themes of our world 🖤"

Keira Armstrong

New Orleans, LA, United States
"Keira Armstrong is a young author and poet, is the founder of Verum Literary Press and a staff contributor at Cloudy Magazine. Their work has been published or is forthcoming in Healthline Zine, Eggplant Tears & Sage Cigarettes."

Oskar Leonard

Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
"Oskar Leonard is a trans author from the UK and a senior creative writer at TUGZ Magazine. He has written ten books and his short works have been featured in publications such as Adoxography Literary Magazine, The Meadowlark Review and Juven."

Rana Bickel

"Rana Bickel (she/they) is a queer Jewish poet from Maryland. Their work has appeared in Stone of Madness Press, Thimble Literary Magazine, and the Jewish Literary Journal. She loves books, community, and rainstorms. "


MI, United States
"BEE LB is an array of letters, bound to impulse; a writer creating delicate connections. they have experience as a poetry reader, a published poet, and a workshop facilitator both online & in-person. they are working on many manuscripts all at once."

Melanie Brydges

san jose, CA, United States
" Melanie Brydges (she/her) is a Transsexual poet based in the bay area. She has been publishing in She is a self proclaimed slut, and drug addict, and roams the streets of San Jose as a Tranny."



Bratislava , Slovakia
"Severín (he/him) is a digital artist and amateur poet based in Slovakia."

salem paige

Ottawa, Canada
"poet, essayist, maybe one one day i'll finally write the horror story that's been kicking around my brain. freelance editor in the works, building my portfolio."

Wendy BooydeGraaff

Grand Rapids, MI, United States
"writer of fiction, poems, cnf, and books for kids"

sophia mcgregor

Tampa, FL, United States
"publication editor of the echo literary magazine and award winning slam poet🪴🪷🐑"

Jason M. Thornberry

Seattle, WA, United States
"MFA • Teaching Writing • Finishing 1st novel • Currently publishing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. "


Brooklyn, NY, United States
"Garth Miró is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of The Vacation out with Expat in 2022. His stories have appeared in Litro, Sundog Lit, XRAY, and Maudlin House among others. He currently works as a handyman."

Natalie D.C.

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
"19-year-old artist, reader & writer // she/her // writes about erratic mental health & paradoxical queer half-Moroccan identity // published in // Ralph Munn Creative Writing Anthology // Rune // The Echo // Dipity Literary Mag // Porridge Mag."

Susan L. Lin

United States
"Susan L. Lin is a Taiwanese American storyteller who hails from southeast Texas and holds an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She enjoys sewing dresses, dancing to '90s hits, eating potatoes, reading mysteries, and streaming TV."

Rebecca Macijeski

"Poet and Professor (Dr/She/Her)"

Joshua Jones Lofflin

Frederick, MD, United States
"Joshua Jones Lofflin’s writing has appeared in The Best Microfiction 2020, The Best Small Fictions 2019, The Cincinnati Review, CRAFT, Fractured Lit, Moon City Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Maryland."

Nicholas Claro

Wichita, KS, United States

Hannah Siden

Vancouver, Canada
"Poet and filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. "


Houston, TX, United States
"Editor in Chief for Defunkt Magazine. MFA at Texas State. Copy Editor for Porter House Review. Queer. Mixed-Race Black-Mexican. Work in The Forge, Stanchion, Rejection Letters, etc. "

Sheeks Bhattacharjee

Malvern, PA, United States
"I write sometimes | Founder and EIC of Vocivia Magazine | Co-Founder of Astral Cognition"


Winchester, United Kingdom
"21 year old queer trans poet from the UK. my writing explores gender, self love and lots more besides. Currently studying Creative Writing BA at uni. @hannahsswords on Instagram and Twitter"

Sydney Koeplin

Charlotte, NC, United States
"Editor and writer with a special interest in speculative fiction. She won the Elmira Nelson Jones Prize for Creative Writing from Colby College in 2021."

Angela Acosta

United States
"Angela Acosta (she/her) is a bilingual Latina poet and scholar from Florida. She is a 2022 Dream Foundry Contest for Emerging Writers finalist. "

Clair Willden

Minneapolis, MN, United States
"Clair Willden (they/them) is a fiction and fiction-adjacent writer living in Minnesota. They are the EIC of Sad Goose Cooperative (sadgoosecoop.weebly.com). "

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