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In this summer edition of the Fly on the Wall Magazine 18 artists, writers and poets cook up a frenzy of food with pens as wooden spoons.

Food as a weapon. Unwanted gifts. Sensual flavours, indecently delicious. Healing chicken soup. The last supper, a hunger for salvation. A first date. 

Unwrap these stories with your favourite dish in secret: indulge.


B. D. Love has published in novels, short fiction and poetry, as himself and under the pseudonym Lan Yan. He taught university writing for many years in Los Angeles, although he now resides in rural New Jersey for reasons he has yet to divine. He, as lyricist, released a CD of art and pop songs: Maura Kennedy: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love to critical acclaim. More at

Brendon Booth-Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Block Magazine in Amsterdam. Brendon’s work has appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, Amaryllis, Botsotso, The Blue Nib, Ghost City Review, Odd Magazine, Peeking Cat, Scarlet Leaf Review, Zigzag and elsewhere. Brendon won the 2019 White Label Competition for his debut poetry collection, Vertigo to Go, which will be published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2020. Find him on Facebook @brendonboothjoneswriter

Clive Donovan devotes himself full-time to poetry and has published in a wide variety of magazines including The Journal, Agenda, Acumen, Poetry Salzburg Review, Prole, Stand and The Transnational. He lives in the creative atmosphere of Totnes in Devon, U.K. often walking along the River Dart for inspiration. 

Jacqueline Jules is the author of three chapbooks, Field Trip to the Museum (Finishing Line Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications), and Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String, winner of the 2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Prize from Evening Street Press. Her work has appeared in over 100 publications including The Paterson Literary Review, Beltway Poetry News, Cider Press Review, Potomac Review, Inkwell, Hospital Drive, and Imitation Fruit. She is also the author of 45 books for young readers. Visit

James Thurgood was born in Nova Scotia, grew up in Windsor, Ontario, and now lives in Calgary, Alberta. He has worked as a general labourer, musician, and teacher. His poems have appeared in various journals, anthologies, and in a collection (Icemen/Stoneghosts, Penumbra Press).

Joan Leotta is a writer and story performer. Her poems have been published in The Lake, on The Short Humor Site, the A-3 Review, Hobart Review, PineSong, the Ekphrastic Reivew,and many other journals in the UK and US. Her work has been read at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. Her essays, articles, and short stories are also widely published. On stage, she tells folk and personal tales of food, family, and strong women.


Kate Lewington is a writer/poet and blogger. She writes on the themes of belonging, loss, mental illness & hope. She is passionate about learning, social justice, food, music and comedy.

Kathleen Gregg lives in the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky (USA) with her husband and one cat, where storytelling is as much a tradition as horse racing and bourbon distilling are. Kathleen studied under the current Kentucky Poet Laureate, Jeff Worley, for a year through the Author Academy program at Carnegie Center in Lexington. Her poems have been published in Lady Literary Magazine, Gyroscope Review, Workhorse Publishing, Highland Park Poetry, among others.

Marge Herman is half French. She returned to the UK to be an illustrator. She has worked in the publishing field for thirty years and ventured into story writing in the last three years. She is working on two collections of short stories, exploring narrative platforms, traditional and contemporary; visual and written. The stories explore themes such as memory; eating disorders; tackling anxiety and isolation; mortality. She lectures in Visual Communication/Illustration at NUA, Norwich and at OCA.


Sam J Grudgings is a poet perpetually on the edge of collapse, more frequently found yelling his words at audience because it’s cheaper than therapy and less physically taxing than pornography. There is a prophecy concerning him and the end of the world but he is too polite to ask what it actually is.

Sarah Wallis is a poet & playwright based in Scotland. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an Mphil in Playwriting from Birmingham University. Theatrical residencies include Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate Theatre and a poetry chapbook, Medusa Retold, is due from Fly on the Wall Press Dec 2020, you can find her @wordweave on Twitter.

Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena and the poetry co-director at Rockvale Review. His manuscript, History of Forgetfulness, has been a finalist at the Bibby First Book Competition, the Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition, the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize.

Shannon Elizabeth Gardner: The ethereal mood of Shannon’s work reaches the extreme and addresses the taboo. Her use of watercolor, line and dot work assists the viewer to observe the Asian aesthetic Wabi Sabi; appreciation of imperfections. Through her work she explores natural and organic techniques used to imitate nature.

Penny Blackburn lives in the North East of England and writes poetry and short fiction. Her publications include pieces online in Bangor Literary Journal, Atrium, Black Bough and Ink, Sweat & Tears and in print with Paper Swans Press, Poetry Society News, Broken Spine and Maytree Press. She is on Twitter and Facebook as @penbee8


Phil Wood was born in Wales. He has worked in Education, Shipping, and a biscuit factory. His writing can be found in various publications, including: Ink Sweat and Tears, The Runcible Spoon, Streetcake, and Califragile.

Rachael Ikins is a 2016/18 Pushcart, 2013/18 CNY Book Award, 2018 Independent Book Award winner, & 2019 Vinnie Ream & Faulkner poetry finalist. She is author/illustrator of 9 books in multiple genres. She lives by a lake with her dogs, cats, saltwater fish, a garden that feeds her through winter.

Rupert Locke is a teacher and poet based in Galway. His poetry can be found online at ‘Picaroon’, ‘Nine Muses Poetry’ and ‘Ink, Sweat and Tears’ as well as in print in ‘Sarasvati’ and ‘Fly on the Wall Press Magazine’. He has also appeared in two anthologies: ‘Lost Things’ by Reading Room Café Project Publishing, and ‘Planet in Peril’ by Fly on the Wall Press.

Tina Morganella is a freelance writer and copy editor with an MPhil in creative writing from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Tina is most interested in short fiction, memoir and travel literature and has most recently been published in Rush (US), STORGY Magazine (UK), Tulpa Magazine (Australia), Sky Island Journal (US), Entropy (US), Sudo (Australia), La Piccioletta Barca (forthcoming) and Borderless Journal. 

Food Magazine (Issue Six)

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