Jeffrey Alfier is a two-time Pushcart prize nominee, and a nominee for the UK’s Forward Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared recently in Vallum (Canada) and Post Road, with work forthcoming in New York Quarterly. His latest chapbook is Before the Troubadour Exits (2011). His first full-length book of poems, The Wolf Yearling, will be published in 2012, by Pecan Grove Press. He serves as co-editor of San Pedro River Review.

Bob Bradshaw
lives in a state that is drifting slowly towards Asia.  Bob is inching towards retirement.  It is unclear who will reach their destination first.  Recent work of his can be found at Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Eclectica.

Born in 1981, Australian Sam Byfield has been published in most leading journals at home; internationally including in The National Poetry review, Cream City Review, The Asia Literary Review, and The Warwick Review; and extensively online. His first chapbook, From the Middle Kingdom, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press, and his first full length collection is currently under consideration. He has been a Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net finalist.

Gary F. Clark is a retired Professor of Art from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he taught studio arts since 1972. He holds a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as an M.A, in Sculpture from West Virginia University. Professor Clark is an award-winning artist who has exhibited his work in numerous ehxhibitions in the United States, Canada and Europe. His work was also showcased in a solo exhibition at the United States Senate, Russell Rotunda, in Washington, D.C. He has given presentations related to the Global Awareness Society in Seoul, Korea, and the Democracy Project National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His "Essential Humanity" project, including portraits and stories of the homeless in New York City and North Eastern Pennsylvania has been featured on "All Things Considered," on National Public Radio and a feature Television Story produced by TV Globo, an international network based in Brazil. His work has appeared in numerous publications including a chapter devoted to his homelessness photos in the "" published by Thames and Hudson in London, England.

Matt Hohner, a Baltimore native, holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he won the 1996 Ted Berrigan Scholarship and the 1996-97 Honors Scholarship.  His work has appeared in numerous publications, including American Tanka, Articulate, The Baltimore Review, Dancing Shadow Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Pasta Poetics, The Pearl, WordWrights!, September Eleven: Maryland Voices, Poets Against the War (online), and most recently, The Potomac (online). His voice can be heard on two spoken word CDs: Word Up Baltimore! and The Road Less Taken: The Saint Valentine Sunday Poetry Marathon 2001. Hohner also has appeared on "Poetry Jam," a Baltimore-area cable TV program.  His chapbook States was published by Third Ear Books. Today Hohner teaches high school English and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, gardening and landscaping, and sea kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay.

Ariel Magidson is a recent graduate from Lake Forest College and is native to Detroit. She spent four years ripping her mind open while studying philosophy. In her spare time she observes and examines the world, searching for moments. Everything everywhere is filled with these moments, and they are both beautiful and sad. She is open to both. Every single time she touches her camera she learns something. Ariel uses nikon.

Dion OReilly writes predominantly about Santa Cruz, California where she has spent most of her life. Her writing and/or artwork have been published previously in Lily Literary Review, as well as in the Cerise Press, Porter Gulch Review, Antithesis Common, Dark Sky Magazine, The Psychology Quarterly, The Lifeline, Writing Raw, Existere Journal, The Doula, The  Istanbul Review, and the upcoming issue of the Redwood Coast Review. Her essay about the death of Michael Jackson was anthologized in the text, Goodbye Billie Jean. Currently she teaches English, Spanish, and ESL at a local high school. 

Jessy Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road Press, 2007) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She has a collection of collaborative poems with Daniel M. Shapiro, Interruptions, forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press in 2011, and a solo collection, Injecting Dreams into Cows, forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2012. Her website is:

Cheryl Snell's books include two novels, Rescuing Ranu and Shiva's Arms, and poetry. Visit her blog at for the big picture.

John Sweet, b. 1968, lives 10 minutes north of the state line, in between the hills and the river.  A believer in writing as catharsis, opposed to a great many things, indifferent to others.  Recent collections include IN THE PALACE OF DYING LIGHT (Ten Pages Press) and CONTINUUM (Kendra Steiner Editions).  Most of the major details of his life appear in his writing, usually as heavily disguised as possible.

Elvira Vila writes, "Although my academic training is very different from photography, I have a degree in law and I work in INECO, a Spanish public company of engineering projects, I am a photographer. I started taking photos in particular when traveling. Now I can not hang the camera and it is always with me. I studied photography at the School Ultravioleta in Madrid, Spain and also with some Spanish photographers such as Rafael Roa, Jorge Ontalba, Carlos Alvarez. I am member of the Royal Spanish Photography Society and I published in some magazines such as I am delighted that Lily has been fixed in my work and it is a pleasure for me to collaborate with the magazine"

Marysia Wojtaszek writes, ''I'm new to photography but already would feel bereft without my 'third eye' - hoping to show the extraordinary that exists in the ordinary. I have previously been featured in Turntable and Blue Light and now am happily here in Lily. I feel honoured to be a part of both. My work can currently be seen on saatchionlinegallery and facebook and I am hoping to have my own website soon."

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