Halfway Down the Stairs is a quarterly literary magazine created to publish cutting-edge fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by promising new writers. New issues will be published every March, June, September, and December.
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Jeannie E. Roberts has authored four poetry collections, including The Wingspan of Things, a poetry chapbook (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Romp and Ceremony, a full-length poetry collection (Finishing Line Press, 2017), Beyond Bulrush, a full-length poetry collection (Lit Fest Press, 2015), and Nature of it All, a poetry chapbook (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is also the author and illustrator of Let’s Make Faces!, a children’s book dedicated to her son (author-published, 2009).
Alison Stedman lives in New Zealand and works in the public sector. She has grown accustomed to earthquakes and enjoys playing music and escaping to the mountains. She has a cat named Hermione Granger, and a long list she would like to use to name more animals after fictional characters.
Carrie Bachler lives in Michigan, where she works in academic services. She enjoys traveling to wineries and brewpubs with her husband; playing make believe with her five-year old son; cuddling her newborn; working endlessly on house renovations, and losing herself in novels with the company of her cat or her bed.
Sherri Miller is the founder and senior editor of A Golden Place. She is the former editor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Jude Bridge newsletter, and the Cincinnati, Ohio, United Italian Society La Voce II newsletter. As a classically trained musician, Sherri performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra between the ages of ten and seventeen, and attended college at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Sherri resides in sunny Southeast Florida.
Stacy Wennstrom lives in Southeast Michigan. She likes cooking spicy vegetarian foods, hiking, Zumba, brewpubs, and Hitchcock movies. She loves to travel and is currently longing to go every place that she cannot afford.
Milena Nigam lives in southwestern PA. She is working on a collection of short stories, and likes to balance her fiction writing time with personal essays. Milena recently made her first from-scratch cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, loves her garden but is haunted by weeds whenever she closes her eyes, and wishes she spent more time watching movies and musicals.