Contributors – Past Issues

The Greenwich Village Literary Review
Fall 2014, Vol. I, Issue 2

Sarah Bates‘ short fiction has appeared in the San Diego North County Times and the literary magazine Bravura.  She is the author of Twenty-One Steps of Courage, an Army action novel published in 2012 and co-author of the short story collection, Out of Our Minds, Wild Stories by Wild Women. Her historical fiction novel, an account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s girlhood, is due out in 2015. Bates was an English Department writing tutor at Palomar College in California for ten years and continues to privately tutor both academic and creative writing students.

V. Conejero, D.A. is the founder and director of the very successful writing critique group, The NYU-Village Writers (http://www.NYUVillageWriters.webs.com). Her stories appeared in Writing Raw Magazine, during 2011-2012.  Her fiction and poetry have been accepted for a forthcoming issue of London’s new ezine, The Wand. Dr. V. Conejero was born in Havana, Cuba. She holds three academic degrees in music. She is a professional orchestra conductor (www.VivianConejero.com) and is  the director of an international music festival (www.DMajorInternationalMusicFestival.com).

Clark Cook is a Canadian poet, a retired English instructor at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, and former Program Head of the Communication Dept. at the BC Institute of Technology (Canada’s second-largest Polytechnic University). Clark has been active online in recent years–about 30 of his poems and a few stories are available at http://moonfroth.hubpages.com. Clark’s poetry has been included in two recent anthologies: The Poetic Bond III (Sept. 2013), and Bridge of Fates (Lost Tower Publications March 2014).  Another of his poems will be published in The Poetic Bond IV (October 2014).  His poetry explores the vagaries of love and our perceptions of Self in a shifting world, all of this with a wry sense of humour and a reverence for the efficacy of myth and landscape in our attempts to recognize Truth.

Robert J. Cooney is a native New Yorker. He earned his B.A. in Economics from CUNY Hunter College, in 2013.  Currently, he drives a truck and works in Operations for UPS. For twenty years, he was a bartender, entertaining guests from Brooklyn, NY to Laguna Beach, CA. Robert has been writing since his teens.

Erin Cunningham earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She recently moved back to NYC after a stint in Michigan. She is currently living in Brooklyn and loving every minute in this great city. She recently wrote her first play, The Suitcase, which was produced this summer at the Midtown International Theater Festival. Her writing has been published in NY Magazine.

Zdravka Evtimova was born in Bulgaria where she works as a literary translator from English, German and French. Her latest short story collections are: “Carts and Other Stories,” Fomite Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2012, and “Impossibly Blue,” SKREV Press, UK, 2013. Her novel SINFONIA BULGARICA was published by Fomite Books, USA in 2014. Her short stories have been published in a number of countries in the world including USA (Massachusetts Review, New Sudden Fiction, Antioch Review, and others), Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, and other countries.

Meghan Horvath is a filmmaker and writer based in London. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School in 2001 and received an MSc from the London School of Economics in 2006. She has been writing short stories for as long as she can remember and has previously published in The Greenwich Village Literary Review. www.meghanhorvath.com

John Lysaght is a poet from Long Island, NY, who has a BA in English from the University of Scranton. He has been writing poetry since undergraduate school, graduating in 1968.  He has had a rich work history, which has included teaching English in secondary schools in Syosset, NY, and Livonia, NY.  John has had the good fortune of having poems published in Esprit, the literary journal of the University of Scranton, Poet`s Choir and Avocet, A Journal Of Nature Poems.

John F. McCullagh was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. He graduated from Queens College in 1976. After ten years with the Federal Government he made a career change into real estate appraisal. John began writing on 09/11/2002 with the poem “ A year ago today”.  John is a narrative poet  who counts among his influences Browning,  Hopkins and most especially Robert Service.

Richard Merli is a New York-based editor and investigative journalist whose career spans 25 years. Merli began his career as an investigative reporter for Gannett Company and has written on subject matter as diverse as politics, pharmaceuticals, the environment and textile management. A number of his investigative pieces exposed accidents, occupational illnesses and fatalities in the industrial workplace. He has edited a magazine, two newspapers and two digital publications. Merli completed his first screenplay in September, 2013. He is the author of hundreds of poems and sonnets and is devoted to poetry, both classical and new, as a creative craft and medium.

Dirk van Nouhuys is a native of Berkeley with a BA from Stanford in creative writing and an MA from Columbia in contemporary literature. He is married with three grown children. He worked for decades as a tech writer and manager. A few years ago, Dirk devoted full time to fiction. He writes short stories, some experimental forms, and occasionally verse, but mostly novels, which have been published only in excerpts or serially. About 70 items of fiction and  poems have appeared in literary or general magazines. He occasionally publishes translations and photography. You can learn more at his web site, www.wandd.com.

Ann Ormsby is a freelance writer with a master’s degree in journalism from NYU. Her work has been seen in The Newark Star-Ledger, The Huffington Post, The Alternative Press, patch.com and other outlets. Her debut novel, The Recovery Room, is now available on Amazon.com.

Miguel Vera is a never before published, retired attorney, a graduate of Rutgers University and the former Antioch School of Law.

Charlene Wexler graduated from the University of Illinois. She has been a teacher, and dental office manager. In retirement, she found her true calling–writing. She has published four books and several short stories and articles. Charlene lives in Illinois with her husband.


The Greenwich Village Literary Review
Spring 2014, Vol. I, Issue 1

Lois Adams works in children’s publishing in New York. She is the author of the chapbook Body and Soul and one of the co-authors of To Genesis (both published by Five Spice Press).

Janet Chalmers is a New York writer and photographer with an MFA from Columbia University. She has published poems, reviews and social commentary in many literary publications such as Bellevue Literary Review, Barrow Street, New Millennium Writings, Fogged Clarity, Chelsea, Inkwell, and the Kenyon Review (online). She has been nominated for the 2014 anthology, Best New Poets. Chalmers attended the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference in 2013. She is currently working on a series of poems about Picasso’s mistress, the artist Dora Maar.

V. Conejero, D.A. is the founder and director of the very successful writing critique group, The NYU-Village Writers. Her stories appeared in Writing Raw Magazine, during 2011-2012. Her fiction and poetry have been accepted for the premiere issue of London’s new ezine, The Wand. Dr. V. Conejero was born in Havana, Cuba. She holds three academic degrees in music. She is a professional orchestra conductor (www.VivianConejero.com) and is the director of an international music festival (www.DMajorInternationalMusicFestival.com).

Tim Coover attended St. John’s College in Maryland, where he studied philosophy and literature. He went abroad shortly after graduation, and has spent most of the last two years in China, teaching English. Since coming home, he has split his time between working at the Strand, and writing, in an attempt to make some sense of his experience abroad through fiction. His short story represents the first chapter of what he hopes may someday be a novel about American expats in China.

Emily Duncan is a New York-based writer and comedian, Emily Duncan got her BFA from NYU. Her plays have been produced in New York City, California and Canada and she has worked in theater, film and television production. She is a contributing writer for PolicyMic.com and BustedTees and, as of 2014, a published poet. Additionally, Emily has written and performed sketch comedy at UCBNY, the PIT, the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, and a variety of other places along the east coast. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Emily enjoys plaid, scotch, and long walks on the beach even when the beach is pretty cold.

Debralynn Fein has been writing professionally since 2002. Her articles and stories have appeared in Wee Ones MagazineHackwriters.Com, run from Falmouth College of Arts, and New York Examiner respectively. Her undergraduate major was English Literature at the state University of New York at Stony Brook. She also earned a Master’s degree in Elementary education from Queens College, City University of New York in 1987. She is also in the process of editing a realistic fiction novel called Aaron and Me, Works in Progress. She has a fresh new voice most will enjoy.

Primwatee Groover is a nonfiction editor with a publishing house that specializes in eastern philosophy. She’s also a documentary filmmaker and photographer.

Meghan Horvath is a filmmaker based in London. She works across documentary and fiction and is currently developing projects in both genres. She is a graduate of New York University and the London School of Economics and although she has been writing stories for many years, These Days is her first publication. www.meghanhorvath.com

Barbara J. Hughes
I grew up in New York City and graduated summa Cum Laude from Hunter College where I received a BA in American Literature and Psychology. I worked as a copywriter, graphic designer and Advertising Manager for 25 years at several major book publishers including Doubleday and Columbia University Press. This career followed a childhood of reading all forms of literary works, both present and past.
I am continuing to write a volume of poetry and working on various pieces of art while studying at The Art Student’s League.

Laura Hymers has worked as director and writer in multi media theatre with Charles Wiseman, with voiceover and video of Timothy West OBE and Kate Smurthwaite; they are also founders of the London Peace Through Com set up after London’s riots to help those who have been supportive of and involved with young people in the arts, raising awareness of the dispossessed. She is also a painter.

Bill Kahn comes from a family of writers. He wrote and performed his poetry as a teenager and young adult. After a 30 year hiatus, he is writing again. Bill completed his NYU Graduate School degree, in 1977. He has since enjoyed a successful career in educational administration. Bill lives and works in the New York City area. He limits his use of gadgets and still reads three newspapers a day.

Justine Manzano is a writer of many genres who lives in Bronx, NY with her husband, son, and a cacophony of cats. Her short fiction appears in the anthology Things You Can Create and Sliver of Stone Magazine.  She also works as a fiction reader for Sucker Literary Magazine.  Her blog, where you can find all her news and views about writing and life, can be found at JustineManzano.com.

Patricia Markert was born and grew up in Syracuse, New York. She currently works as a librarian in New York City. Her work has appeared in American Poetry ReviewPoetry EastHome Planet News, among other literary journals, and in the anthology, To Genesis. Her chapbook, Watched You Disappear, was published by Five Spice Poetry.

Richard Merli is a New York-based editor and investigative journalist whose career spans 25 years. Merli began his career as an investigative reporter for Gannett Company and has written on subject matter as diverse as politics, pharmaceuticals, the environment and textile management. A number of his investigative pieces exposed accidents, occupational illnesses and fatalities in the industrial workplace. He has edited a magazine, two newspapers and two digital publications. Merli completed his first screenplay in September, 2013. He is the author of hundreds of poems and sonnets and is devoted to poetry, both classical and new, as a creative craft and medium.

Robin Leigh Morgan is a retired NY City employee who’s been married for twenty years sans children. While “I Kissed a Ghost”, a YA [Young Adult] Paranormal/Time Travel/First Kiss romance, is her first self-published romance endeavor, it’s not the first romance she’s tried to write. Robin is currently in the process of writing four books.

Ann Ormsby is a freelance writer with a master’s degree in journalism from NYU. Her work has been seen in The Newark Star-Ledger, The Huffington Post, The Alternative Press, patch.com and other outlets. Her debut novel, The Recovery Room, is now available on Amazon.com.

Suhaey Rosario is a Taino, born in New York City. She was the managing editor of Columbia University’s Quarto magazine, before graduating from the Classical Literature-Writing Program. She earned her B.A. in 2006, with an expertise in letters. Her work has appeared on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. She also blogs.

Barbara Schoenberg received a BA in English Literature from St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn, NY.). She followed these studies with literature and writing courses at New York University’s School of Continuing Education and at The New School. She has studied Latin American, South American, Japanese and Russian literature and is currently enrolled in workshops for writing at Bard College. Now retired, she writes often and has done some self-publishing.

Malik Sullivan is a twenty-six year old graduate of the undergraduate Creative Writing program at Hunter College in New York City. His poetry and short fiction have appeared previously in both print and online independent publications. Malik is extremely proud and honored for the opportunity to be part of this unique and fresh publication.

Alan Wexler is a New York-based freelance writer. He is the author of The Atlas of Westward Expansion and Who Was Who in World Exploration, both published by Facts On File. Alan has a B.A. in history from the State University of New York at Oneonta and an M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Nancy Winslow’s paternal Grandmother was a published poet and her Dad, wrote as well. She was always very proud of her Grandmother’s work but it was her dad who influenced her to write. Ms. Winslow grew up in Massachusetts but resides in New York City where she moved to attend school and work in the apparel industry. Writing has become her greatest outlet for creativity and while lines of poetry pour from her whenever it is ready, her true passion is screen writing.

Charles Wiseman has been a writer of blogs as well as a director of theatre, working with some of the top names in British theatre. The work he is most proud of is his raising funds for the homeless in Berlin, £50 000 to put the homeless on stage to portray themselves, which resulted in a Homeless Ensemble at Volksbuhne. This also led to working as an actor and mentoring of homeless work becoming a Millennium Fellow from Camelot Lottery grant to aid in the involvement of dispossessed in writing, filming and editing short films.

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