All contributors (starting with regulars) will be added to this page, eventually. If you have been published in Tigershark please feel free to submit a short bio and links to any relevant sites (max. 5). Names appear alphabetically.
Fiction in issues: 27
Sobia Ali has an MA in English Literature. Her work has appeared in Atticus Review, The Indian Quarterly, The Bosphorus Review of Books, Gone Lawn, The Punch Magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, trampset, Lunate, Kitaab, ActiveMuse, The Cabinet of Heed, Ombak Magazine, Secret Attic, Indian Periodical, Dream Journal, Literary Yard, The Short Humour Site, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel.
Poetry in issue: 11
E. Amato is a Berlin-based published poet, award-winning screenwriter, and established performer who loves coffee, pizza, and red wine and thinks they love her back. She’s made books. She’s in books. She’s performed a lot of places. She’s run a lot of events.
E. Amato has had three poetry collections released by Zesty Pubs: Swimming Through Amber, Will Travel, and Daughters of Invention. She has been featured in KCET’s LA Letters as one of five emerging female writers. Her poetry is included in Tia Chucha Press’s The Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles, Voices from Leimert Park Redux: Los Angeles Anthology, and 1001 Nights: Twenty Years of Redondo Poets. Visit her site.
Fiction in issues: 11
C.R. Berry is a British author with designs on building his own time machine. Till then, he’s making do with time travelling through his books. His other preoccupation is with mysteries, urban legends and conspiracy theories, which is why his forthcoming novel, Million Eyes, is a time travel/mystery/conspiracy mash-up. Think Doctor Who meets The Da Vinci Code meets 24. He’s also working on a series of loosely linked short stories set in the Million Eyes universe. The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, published in Issue 11, is one of those stories.
You can follow C.R. Berry on his website (crberryauthor.wordpress.com) and get his take on government cover-ups, unsolved murders, UFOs, monsters, ghosts and curses. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook (@CRBerry1).
Fiction in issues: 12
Steve Carr began his writing career as a military journalist and has had short stories published in Fictive Dream, The Wagon Magazine, CultureCult Magazine, Literally Stories, Sick Lit Magazine, Viewfinder, the Utopia/Dystopia Anthology by Flame Tree Publishing, among numerous others. His stories will be coming out soon in Visitant Literary Journal, A Door is A Jar, The Spotty Mirror and in anthologies by Centum Press and Fantasia Divinity Publications. He is a 2017 Pushcart prize nominee.
Fiction in issues: 28
Fiction in issues: 15, 26
Tony Concannon grew up in Massachusetts. After graduating from college with a degree in English and American Literature, he taught for 18 years in Japan, where much of his fiction is set. Since returning to the United States, he has been working in human services. Stories of his have appeared in Columbia Journal, Litro, On the Premises, Oasis Journal, The Taproot Literary Review, Origins, Here Comes Everyone, The Lost River Review and Eastlit.
Fiction in issues: 22
Louise Cooper is a new British writer – she has only just started to try and write professionallyin the past year. She is a full-time special needs English teacher; before that, she taught in mainstream education for 11 years. She has always loved to write creatively and is enjoying the current process of writing for magazines and competitions before working up to writing her novel. Her writing focus is on the ordinary and how that can, in itself, be extraordinary. She is currently working and writing whilst preparing for motherhood – a very ordinary yet extraordinary experience which will soon, no doubt, feature in her writing!
Fiction in issues: 20
Melodie Corrigall is an eclectic Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Litro UK, Foliate Oak, Toasted Cheese, Emerald Bolts, Earthen Lamp Journal, Halfway Down the Stairs, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Corner Bar, Persimmon Tree, Literally Stories and The Write Place at the Write Time. www.melodiecorrigall.com
Fiction in issues: 2, 3, 8, 12
Poetry in issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Aeronwy Dafies is a Welsh poet. According to a review in Krax magazine, her work is “consistently readable.” She has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Fiction in issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 22, 26
Poetry in issues: 1, 2, 19, 21, 23
Andrew Darlington has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Fiction in issues: 7, 16, 29, 30
Poetry in issues: 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 24, 26, 31
Layout: Issue 6 onwards.
Editor of Tigershark. DS Davidson, earlier, was the founding editor of satirical ‘zine Garbaj (which he edited alone for 15 issues and co-edited for three more, before handing over the reins to DJ Tyrer). He has an Atlantean Publishing wiki Page.
Poetry in issue: 24, 25, 29, 31
Judy DeCroce is a poet / flash fiction writer and avid reader. She has been published in Plato’s Cave online, Pilcrow & Dagger, Amethyst Review, The Sunlight Press, and many others. She is a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre, as well as, leading workshops in flash fiction. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband writer/artist Antoni Ooto.
Fiction in issues: 17
Agrippina Domanski’s work has been published in The Lampeter Review (The Bosnian War), Current Accounts, Dumas de Demain (in French, twice: La Guerre en Bosnie, Rachelle), On Religion, and 34th Parallel. One of her short stories has won the Mearnes Award (The Truffle Box) and another has placed among the winners of the Audio Arcadia short story competition (Marshes). Most recently, my short story The Hairy Tooth was published in the Bunbury magazine; another story, Everybody and His Mother, has just been published in Luna Station Quarterly.
Poetry in issues: 21, 24, 30, 31
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Penumbra, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Leaves On Pages and Memory Outside The Head are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Lana Turner and Held.
Poetry in issues: 7
Drummond Henderson (1900-61) was the father of Neil K. Henderson.
Neil K. Henderson
Fiction in issues: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Poetry in issues: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23
Non-Fiction in issues: 21
Neil K. Henderson was born in 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland, he is the son of artist and mountaineer Drummond Henderson (1900-1961) and maternal grandson of artist and illustrator Harry Keir (hence the K.), and has been submitting his own brand of idiosyncratically humorous and bizarre works of imaginative self-expression for publication since 1987. He has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page and a detailed bio to download.
Lana Dean Highfill
Poetry in issues: 16
Lana Dean Highfill holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. She writes poetry in Southern Indiana, where she is an English professor. Her interests include live music, comic books, sci-fi, and marine biology. She has had poems published by Thurston Howl Publications, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Slipstream Press, Lost Tower Publications, Halcyon Days Magazine, Blue Horse Press, you are here: the journal of creative geography, Three Drops Press, & Rose Red Review. You can read more about Lana at lanahighfill.wordpress.com.
Fiction in issues: 20, 21, 26
Stephen Howard is a writer from Manchester whose work often features the speculative and the uncanny. He self-published his first novel, a comic fantasy titled Beyond Misty Mountain, in 2013. You can find links and more at: www.stephenhowardblog.wordpress.com
Fiction in issues: 15, 17
Tushar Jain is a Bombay-based Indian poet, playwright, and author. He was the winner of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, 2012, the Poetry with Prakriti Prize, 2013, the RL Poetry Award, 2014, the DWL Short Story Contest 2014, the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing, 2016. His work has been published or is upcoming in myriad literary magazines and journals such as aaduna, The Literary Heist, Papercuts, The Nervous Breakdown, Antiserious, Raed Leaf India, The Young Ravens Review, The Bangalore Review, Streetcake Magazine, The Sierra Nevada Review, Into the Void Magazine, The Cape Rock Journal, Miracle, Dryland Magazine, Edify Fiction, Gramma, decomP Magazine, Barking Sycamores, The Bookends Review, Priestess and Hierophant Magazine.
Michael Lee Johnson
Poetry in issues: 16, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32
Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Mr. Johnson published in more than 1012 publications, his poems have appeared in 35 countries, he edits/publishes 10 different poetry sites. He also has 150 poetry videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos. He is the Editor-in-chief of the anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530456762 and Editor-in-chief of a second poetry anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses which is now available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1545352089
Fiction in issues: 27
Milagros Lasarte is an Argentinian writer. She has a Bachelor in English from the Sorbonne and an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Through her fiction, she likes to explore the complexity of the human psyche as well as the tension that arises from all that is left unsaid.
Her work is featured in the From Arthur’s Seat anthology (2019) and in The Same Havoc Anthology (The Selkie, 2020). You can find her on Instagram @footnote_ml.
Artwork in issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Layout: Issues 1-5.
David Leverton co-founded Tigershark with DS Davidson and created the logo which appears in every issue. He has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Non-Fiction in issues: 17
Fiction in issues: 30
Rebecca M Lewis was born in Derbyshire, UK but in 1989 she moved to Tuscany in Italy where she still lives today. Fascinated by history and languages she speaks Italian, and French and has taught herself to read Old English (Anglo Saxon). Her love of Anglo Saxon traditions and magic and Italian folklore has greatly influenced her writing.
She began writing in 2013 when wrote her first article for a language magazine called Speak Up. After having several articles published there, she decided to write her first novel, The Witches of Derbyshire, a paranormal thriller which was published as an e-book in 2015 by Extasy Books. Her second novel, a thriller entitled The May Moose was published as an e-book in 2016 by Extasy Books.
Frida, is set in the mountains near Lucca and is based on true facts that happened to her.
Poetry in issues: 24, 29
LindaAnn LoSchiavo’s SFF writing has appeared in Altered Realities, Bewildering Stories, Priestess & Hierophant, Panoplyzine, Peacock Journal, Night Picnic Press (in English & in Russian), Underwood Press, Utopia Science Fiction, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbooks Conflicted Excitement (Red Wolf Editions, 2018) and Concupiscent Consumption (Red Ferret Press, 2020) along with her collaborative book on prejudice (Macmillan in the USA, Aracne Editions in Italy) are her latest titles.
Frederick J. Mayer
Fiction in issues: 2, 3
Poetry in issues: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 25
Artwork in issues: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 25
Frederick J. Mayer was presented the International Clark Ashton Smith Poetry Award and was nominated for a record eight Balrog Awards, winning three for ‘Best Poet’. He is listed in The Ultimate Science Fiction Poetry Guide as one of the “significant Fantasy Poets” of the modern era and was the first to hold the Poet Laureate position at the World Science Fiction Convention (Denver, 1981). A founding member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA), he has been nominated for its Rhysling Award. he has also been the introduction writer and editor for such works as Joseph Payne Brennan’s poetry collection Webs of Time, for which he also provided the cover art. He has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Poetry in issues: 24, 25, 29, 31
Antoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer. He came to writing late after many years working as a well known abstract expressionist artist. Through reading and studying many poets, Antoni found his voice. He has been published in Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Young Ravens Literary Review, and many others. He lives and works in upstate New York with his wife poet/ storyteller, Judy DeCroce
Fiction in issues: 21
John Ord has been published in Dark Lane Anthology Vol 7 and at Horla.org. He’s on Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnordwriter
Poetry in issues: 21
Cristina Patregnani – 1987, from Milan. Italian poet and barlady. She writes poems both in English and Italian. One of her poems, Trance Romance has appeared in Rx Magazine by Rough Night Press (Amsterdam), and other two, titled Diaries and A different love appeared in New River Press Yearbook 2018-2019.
Ruth Sabath Rosenthal
Poetry in issues: 23
Fiction in issues: 15, 17
Sabrina Mei-Li Smith is a writer, community artist and PhD scholar with De Montfort University. She is the lead writer on Leicester City Council’s ‘Memories into Healing Words’ Programme and shadow writer with Writing East Midlands’s ‘Elder Tree’ Project. She teaches creative writing for De Montfort University, Writing School East Midlands and Leicester City Council.
Her fiction has been published by Ink Pantry Press, and her blogs on intersectional feminism by Feminist Trash Store. She reviews for The Society of Authors and The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. She has written for the BBC, The Royal Court Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Theatre and more. She was part of De Montfort’s conference for National Writing Day and Practice Research 2020. Hear her read from her first novel Zazen here.
Poetry in issues: 22
Max Sparber is a poet and author from Minneapolis. His poetry has appeared in such diverse publications as Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit, Cowboy Poetry Press, The Poet’s Republic, Three Drops from a Cauldron, and VisualVerse.org.
J. J. Steinfeld
Fiction in issues: 14, 15, 29
Poetry in issues: 11, 12, 25, 29
J. J. Steinfeld is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published seventeen books, including Disturbing Identities (Stories, Ekstasis Editions), Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), An Affection for Precipices (Poetry, Serengeti Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), Word Burials (Novel and Stories, Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions), and and An Unauthorized Biography of Being (110 Short Fictions Hovering Between the Absurd and the Existential, Ekstasis Editions).
Poetry (in translation) in issue: 24
Born in Martinique in 1976, Ketty Steward is a poet and writer living in Paris. Since 2003 her work has regularly appeared in magazines and anthologies. In 2017 and 2018, she edited special issues of Galaxies on Africa. Her books include Connexions interrompues (2011), Noir sur blanc (2012), and Confessions d’une séancière (2018).
Rachel Cathleen Stewart
Poetry in issues: 17
Rachel Cathleen Stewart holds a B.A. in English: Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her poems have appeared in Sequoya Review, Mannequin Envy, Poems Niederngasse, Unlikely Stories, and Slow Trains Literary Journal. Her non-fiction prose has appeared on XOJane.
Fiction in issues: 21
Lucy Stone is a freelance writer, lexicographer, and mother of one. She has written for BFS Horizons, Unfading Daydream, Every Day Fiction, Electric Spec, and Between These Shores. She has also completed a lavish, meandering Harry Potter fanfic entitled Sympathetic Magic. She can be found on Twitter @LucyStoneWriter. Writing fantasy stories is the most exciting part of her day. Johnson, who described a lexicographer as a ‘harmless drudge’, had obviously not tried motherhood.
Fiction in issues: 30
Artwork in issues: 30
Alicia Thompson grew up on a farm north of Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from UTS, and has worked as a bookkeeper, photographer, editor, adventure tour leader in the Middle East and China, business analyst, writing teacher and general herder of cats. Her published work includes numerous book reviews, travel articles and a short story, A Fistful of Earth, published in the 2013 UTS Writers’ Anthology The Eveninglands. Her debut novel Something Else was released in October 2021 by NineStar Press and she is now neck-deep in novel two. Alicia posts @aliciathompsonauthor on Facebook and Instagram. More can be found on her website www.efolio.com.au
Collections: One Vision (poetry)
Fiction in issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Poetry in issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Non-fiction in issues: 16, 25, 26, 30
DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing (which has been going for two decades), was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and was short-listed for the 2015 Carillon ‘Let’s Be Absurd’ Fiction Competition. DJ’s fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree), Steampunk Cthulhu (Chaosium), and Sorcery & Sanctity: A Homage to Arthur Machen (Hieroglyphics Press). DJ’s poetry has appeared in The Rhysling Anthology 2016, issues of Cyaegha, Illumen, The Pen, Scifaikuest, Sirens Call, and California Quarterly, and online at Makata, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Bindweed, Poetry Pacific, Scarlet Leaf Review and The Muse. DJ has released several chapbooks of poetry and fiction (available through Atlantean Publishing), three e-publications (available to download for free from the Atlantean Publishing website), and has a novella available in paperback and on the Kindle, The Yellow House (Dunhams Manor). DJ has a website, a Facebook page and an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Fiction in issues: 23
Jordan Whatman is a Nottingham-based writer from Eastwood, once renowned as the home of D.H. Lawrence and now better known for the large Swedish furniture store nearby. He studied Philosophy and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University and now works for a Local Authority, meeting lots of characters along the way. Having previously written match reports for Nottingham Forest in a local fanzine, he has now begun writing fiction and has recently completed his first manuscript for a science fiction novel.
Fiction in issues: 11
Neal Wilgus is a lifelong resident of the American Southwest who has been writing poetry, short fiction, satire and book reviews for over fifty years, much of it science-fiction/fantasy/horror related. Born in Arizona in 1937, he has lived in New Mexico since the early 1960s. He is the author of The Illuminoids (1978) as well as six chapbooks of poetry, a collection of his LEAK News Service satires, a scattering of short stories and a volume of author interviews. He has an Atlantean Publishing wiki page.
Artwork in issues: 15
Non-Fiction in issues: 15
A self-taught artist as a sculptor, painter and anything that comes along. She has had 30 exhibitions in circulation and was the recipient of the Kampala National Discoveries Award for her Turifanya Art installation. She was commissioned to produce a life-size work of The President of Rwanda. Her website is at naki-muli.com.