Philip Elliott was born in Dublin in 1993 and it wasn’t long before the world baffled him. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Into the Void, and his own writing can be found in various journals in 9 countries. His first book, Dreaming in Starlight (CTU Publishing Group), a prose collection of fictional letters from a 26-year-old Southern American hermit, was published in early 2017. Philip has a degree in Ancient Classics, likes to blur the boundaries between fiction’s many genres, and prizes above all writing that is honest and heartfelt. He lives in Dublin, where he hangs out with dogs more often than people, and writes about things that never happened to people who never existed. Stalk him at philipelliottfiction.com.
Amanda Gaines is the nonfiction and poetry editor of Into the Void, and a graduate of WVU’s Creative Writing program. She has poetry and prose published in Calliope, Mind Murals, Gravel, Straylight, The Oyez Review, and The Meadow. When she’s not reading or writing, she can probably be found watching black and white movies and knitting. A born and bred Appalachian, Amanda’s interests include femininity, region, and lineage.
Heath Brougher is a poetry editor at Into the Void. He attended Temple University, PA, is the poetry editor of Five:2:One Magazine, and has published three chapbooks, A Curmudgeon Is Born (Yellow Chair Press, 2016), Digging for Fire (Stay Weird and Keep Writing Publishing Co., 2016) and Your Noisy Eyes (Stay Weird and Keep Writing Publishing Co., 2017). A Best of the Net nominee, his work has been translated into Albanian and published in over 25 countries. He was the judge of Into the Void’s 2016 poetry competition and edited the Luminous Echoes anthology. Heath is 37 years old and has been writing his entire life but didn’t begin to submit his work for publication until mid-2014, and so feels he has a lot of catching up to do. When not writing, he helps the charity Paws Soup Kitchen, which gives out free dog/cat food to low income families with pets.
Laura Halpin is the flash fiction editor of Into the Void. She is a copywriter and creative writer living in Dublin, and has always had a keen interest in language, particularly in the way it shapes who we are and how we think. Her love of tiny things has led to a special affection and admiration for flash fiction. She is a Best Small Fictions 2017 nominee, and searches for writing that delivers an impact so strong it makes you react out loud, even alone. If you’d like to read of some of her own work, visit laurahalpinwriting.com, or Wordtures (pictures made from words) project on Instagram @wordtures.