Fiction: Patrick Kelling is a doctoral candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. He graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado in 2008, where he was an editor for Square One literary magazine. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and to Best New American Voices.
Poetry: Adam Van Alstyne spent some time in Pueblo, before spending some time in Boulder, and now spends his time in Littleton. He works as a tester, freelance writer, editor, and gardener. Adam was Mayor of Avondale for seven years before losing the coat in 2010. He reads too much news, drinks too much coffee, and only hears the drum beats.
Visual Art: John Cross makes his home in Longmont where he teaches painting. He received his BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his MFA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. John spends most of his time reinforcing his hypocritical stance on life and seeking out the weird in the most common places.
Flash Fiction: Jenna Park graduated from the University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience, of all things. Jenna writes flash fiction and screenplays; her work has been published more than once on her mother’s refrigerator. Beyond writing, her favorite things are rock climbing, cycling, and big dogs. Jenna resides in Los Angeles, pursuing her MFA in Screenwriting.
Photographer: Megan, known to some as Meg-nesium Sulfate, graces the offices of Gambling the Aisle as our staff photographer. Megan’s work has been praised in the Denver art world and has most recently been featured at the Von Tornow Gallery.
Social Media: Rebecca Roybal is a Colorado native and recent high school graduate. Becca’s hobbies include hustling innocent park dwellers in a game of basketball and taking pictures with her dog. Look, Becca is fabulous, ok? She’s an incredible dresser, she’s a hoot and a half, and she’s got a killer rack…of ribs that she won’t eat because she’s also a vegetarian.
Sydney Jones hails from Carnegie, Nebraska but defected to Denver where he studies all forms of writing including tax returns, Chinese restaurant menus, and the backs of cereal boxes at abnormal hours and in varying degrees of sobriety. When he isn’t recovering from such intellectual excursions he is busy navigating (/fleeing) the complexities of his bosses’ personalities and pondering the laws of cooking at altitude.
Andrew Cannon was raised on a livestock farm outside of Edmond, Oklahoma. He is the son of a Baptist minister and an obstetrician’s assistant. When he is not playing with his band “Sexy Jeff and the Merritones” he can be found with foil in hand, because he is an excellent and accomplished fencer. Really.