About Our Writers


Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 14.58.37Amy Roberts (a.k.a Alabama Roxanne) is a writer, blogger and multidisciplinary artist based in Liverpool, UK. She’s published internationally, in print and online, and recently had a guest editorship at Queen of the Track zine. Her poetry explores the mythologies of the Final Girl, which is the basis of her collection-in-progress. She was featured on a panel of David Lynch experts at a Northern Film & Media event in early 2015, and is the bassist for crust-punk band Aüralskit. Her blog ‘I Never Knew You Were Such A Monster‘, fiction and non-fiction about the horrors of everyday life, was shortlisted in the Blog North Awards two years running. She’s interested in illustration, photography, go-go dancing and Timothy Olyphant. She is vehemently, batshit insanely, Team Catalano.


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Amy Mackelden (a.k.a. July 2061) is an Entertainment Writer at Bustle. Her writing has been featured in heat magazine, Kinkly, New Statesman onlineThe Independent onlinexoJane, and Hello Giggles. Her first book, Adele: The Other Side, a guidebook about the “Hello” singer, is out in 2016 with Squint Books/Eyewear. She co-founded poetry magazine Butcher’s Dog, and is developing a theatre show called MS is my boyfriend, about life with multiple sclerosis.


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AJ McKenna is the author of the poetry pamphlets A Lady of a Certain Rage and names and songs of women, and the album …the gunshots which kill us are silenced. Her poetry film Letter to a Minnesota Prison was screened at the South Bank Centre in 2012, and she performed her spoken word show, Howl of the Bantee, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. AJ previously served as So So Gay‘s Deputy Editor. She is about to embark on the Apples & Snakes tour, Public Address III, which is being directed by Hanna Silva. She lives in Newcastle with two cats and two lesbians.

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 15.27.44Laura Tansley’s creative and critical writing has been published in a variety of places including Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, The Island Review, Kenyon Review Online, New Writing Scotland and NANO Fiction. She recently co-edited Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determining the Form (Gylphi 2015). C.J. Cregg is her TV inspiration and Jonathan Ames’ insecurity is her reality.