Special Episode #11 is live on Twitter right now! Head over there to hear it, or it will be released through all our usual channels on Monday. Let me tell you a little bit about the talented contributors who made it possible.

win_20160730_18_22_05_pro-2Genelle Chaconas is genderfluid, queer, feminist, partially employed, over 30, an abuse survivor, and proud of it. They are a 2015 MFA Writing and Poetics graduate of Naropa University. Their first chapbook is Fallout, Saints and Dirty Pictures (little m Press, 2011). Their work has been published or is forthcoming in The New Engagement, A3, Sonora Review, Olentangy Review, Fjords, WomenArts Quarterly, Jet Fuel Review, Burningword, Exposition Review, Milkfist, Image OutWrite, Menacing Hedge, Crack the Spine, Dirty Chai, Third Wednesday, Crab Fat Magazine, Bombay Gin, Calaveras Station, Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets and others. They are a volunteer submission reader with Tule Review and hosted Red Night Poetry.

img_6588Marina Rubin’s work had appeared in over eighty magazines and anthologies including Asheville Poetry Review, Dos Passos Review, 5AM, Nano Fiction, Coal City, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Lillith, Pearl, Poet Lore, Skidrow Penthouse, The Worcester Review. She is an editor of Mudfish, a literary and art magazine. She is a 2013 recipient of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship and the author of the critically acclaimed flash fiction collection “Stealing Cherries.”


sally2Sally Stevens is a regular here on No Extra Words, having been with us previously on Episode 40, Episode 50, and Episode 54. She is a singer, lyricist and choral director working in film & television in Hollywood. Her short fiction and poetry have been included in Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal and Mockingheart Review. Her song “Who Comes This Night?” (Music, Dave Grusin) was recorded by James Taylor in his first Christmas CD, and her song “There Is Time” (Music, Burt Bacharach) was recorded by Burt and the Houston Symphony in his album Woman. She also sings the Main Titles of the Fox animated TV Shows The Simpsons and Family Guy.

Happy listening,