Notable Contributors to the NY Literary Magazine

Dr. Emily Bilman is an eminent, widely published poet, author of several poetry books, and the representative of the London Poetry Society Stanza.

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter. His co-authored volume, Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo, 2016), won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, the New England Book Festival Award, and others. His recent collection, The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat, was selected in the Stephen F. Austin University Press Prize contest, and his volume Almost a Second Thought was runner-up for the Salmon Run National Poetry Book Award, selected by X.J. Kennedy.

He has also received the Bordighera Poetry Prize for Forty Floors from Yesterday (CUNY); the Grolier Prize for Later on Aiaia; a Van Rensselaer Award, selected by Kenneth Koch; multiple Pushcart Prize nominations; and other honors.

Massimilla has recent work in AGNI, American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Chelsea, The Collagist, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Diode, Epoch, Fogged Clarity, The Literary Review, Marlboro Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Posit, Provincetown Arts, RHINO Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review, Tampa Review, Verse Daily, and many other journals and anthologies. He holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches literary modernism, among other subjects, at Columbia University and The New School.

Andy Betz
With degrees in Engineering Physics, Chemistry, and Fire Science, Andy Betz has tutored and taught mathematics, chemistry, physics, fire science, and CPR for 30 years. He collects occupations (the current tally is 91) and currently teaches high school (during the day) and college (during the evening). Fairly new to writing, he embraces each opportunity each publication/editor/contest offers. Married for nearly 25 years and currently diverting his kitten from his computer, he enjoys the color green, bad puns, and the entire catalog of the Beatles.

Palma Mingozzi is a published author and president of the South Shore Artist Group, Staten Island New York.

Lorcán Black is a widely published poet and Editor in Chief at the Anomaly Literary Journal.

Deva Shore is an award-winning short story author, poet and children’s writer whose work has been published worldwide. Her ten-minute play titled, ‘Why Mummy,’ has been produced in Sydney, Australia. She has also been a feature writer with Burial Day Books in the US and Little Raven Publishing in Australia. Her book Secrets of the Tomb was written while completing her Diploma in Writing and Editing at Adult Education Centre in Melbourne, and published by World Castle Publishing in 2015.

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk. She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books. She is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals.
Daginne started to write English poetry five years ago and posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her website. She has been published in some online Poetry Review Magazines with a pending publication at the Contemporary Poet’s Group anthology ‘Dandelion in a Vase of Roses’.

Alan Balter
My name is Alan Balter, and when I was young, I was a university professor. I enjoyed a 35 year career at the University of Illinois and Chicago State University where my job was to prepare teachers for children and adolescents with special needs. When I retired, I took to writing fiction, personal essays, and poetry. This kept my neurons firing and helped to preserve my dear wife’s sanity. My poetry ranges from sad to silly and has been published in a number of literary journals and magazines.

Spencer Ratcliff is a retired journalist and award-winning poet.

Jennifer Criss works at the Ball State University, is a widely published poet, and an Editorial Assistant for the Indiana Voice Journal.

Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist (MM, DMA, The Juilliard School), college professor, private piano instructor, composer, arranger and voice actor. She has contributed to Broad Street Review since 2008, and also blogs for Huffington Post. Her first novel, Choices, was published by Kensington.

Robert Black is a New Zealand author of The Fake Celebrity in China, Cusala, The Control Sickness, and many other short stories and poems.

Lana Bella is a widely published poet, a Pushcart nominee, and the author of two chapbooks.

Eithne Reynolds is an award-winning, widely published poet.

Soodabeh Saeidnia is a published Persian poet who lives in NYC. She got her Pharm D and Ph.D. of Pharmacognosy and has worked as a researcher, assistant and associate professor in the Kyoto University (Japan), TUMS (Iran) and University of Saskatchewan (Canada).