Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

spurned zine

full of  the most petty, the completely vindictive, the poems about being spurned or giving the boot to someone else. no holds barred kick ass poetry, micro-fiction, and art.

this special release zine is limited to 50 copies. each cover is hand numbered.  cover designed by and zine assembled by our Editor-in-Chief. only available through our website. when they are gone, they are gone.

learn all about our contributing authors and artists below

Failationship by Catherine Lee

Alex Grehy (she/her) is inspired by the natural world around her, her imagination making unique connections expressed in vivid prose and thought-provoking poetry. Her poetry has been featured worldwide by publishers including Gnashing Teeth, Red Penguin Collections and Short Edition. 

Alex Grehy’s Blog

Twitter: @indigodreamers

Facebook: alex.grehy.7

Ashley Dirzis is a reference librarian and writer from Staten Island, New York. She has an MLIS from Pratt Institute and is currently working on a MA in English Rhetoric and Composition at the College of Staten Island.

Twitter and Instagram @ashdirz.

A writer and illustrator, Bri ‘Pi’ Crozier is passionate about the natural cycle of decay as it relates to their experiences as a queer person. Bri can be found in Kansas City, where they are pursuing a MFA in creative writing.
@ear_a_Corn Instagram & Twitter

Brittany Franclemont graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She has previously been published in Anti-Heroin Chic, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Stripes, and Uproar.

Cassandra Sarah Pegg (she/her) studies Honours English Literature and Psychology at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the co-founder/co-EIC of Crab Apple Literary and her poetry and fiction has been published in several magazines. She strives to live in fantasy worlds. 

Catherine Lee is a widely-published neo-Beat who reads solo and performs with improvising musicians “on poem.” Find multimedia poetry, documentary videos, and radio specials archived on Soundcloud and VIMEO. Reach Lee at GetCreativeSanAntonio and

Clara Roberts is a graduate of the MA in Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University. A Best of the Net nominee, her creative nonfiction and poetry have been published in Door is a Jar Magazine, Heartwood Literary Magazine, Portland Metrozine, Idle Ink, Serotonin Poetry, Trampset Journal, Back Patio Press, Ethel Zine and Micro-Press, Journal of Erato, Fragmented Voices, among other venues. She lives in Baltimore where she finds material to write about every day.

Curt Linderman is a student of short poetry forms. They live, read, and write in the Pacific Northwest.

Daniel Mowery lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife, daughter, and dog. He works in construction, writes when possible, and loves being with family. His work can be found in The Chamber Magazine, Suburban Witchcraft, A Thin Slice of Anxiety, and Roi Faineant Press. Twitter – @DMoweryWrites

David Hay’s debut publication is the narrative poem Doctor Lazarus. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Rare Swan Press. He has a collaborative work forthcoming from Soyos Books and has had two novels accepted by indie presses. 

Denis O’Malley (he/him) is an Irishman living in England. He has previously studied Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire. He is a mortuary technician by day and trying to write as often as possible outside of that. twitter: @denisomalley

I am a storyteller, fiction writer, and occasional poet, who writes one poem every 3-5 years and does so when I’m so enraged or aggrieved, I have no choice but to spew words like hot coals that land on the page as stanzas.

Garrett Mostowski’s work has recently appeared in The Galway Review, Across the Margin, Geez, Clerestory, and others. He is a second-year doctoral candidate in public theology and creative writing at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.

Halle (she/her) enjoys writing short romance, sci-fi, and horror stories along with poetry and gets her ideas from random life experiences and fanfiction. When she’s not writing, she’s either watching YouTube or playing Animal Crossing. Her Twitter handle is @YaTheatreNerd and you can check out more of her work here:

Ivan de Monbrison is a schizoid writer from France born in 1969 and affected by various types of mental disorders, he has published some poems in the past, he’s mostly an autodidact.

Jake Farnsworth prefers spending his time playing mandolin around the fire, crafting stories with his friends, and catching old horror flicks. He’s a blogger, a father, and a barbarian. You can find more of his poetry at Trash To Treasure Lit, The Creative Zine, and Alchemy.

Jen Schneider is an educator who lives, works, and writes in small spaces throughout Pennsylvania. 

Her most recent collection, 14 (Plus) Reasons Why, is now available. See: 14 (Plus) Reasons Why | free lines press

Jen White’s work has appeared in Watershed and Flumes. She utilizes a variety of approaches for creative expression and has a talent of spreading herself thin. 

Karina is an Irish writer. Her fifth book, Fourth Industrial Revolution Slut, is coming soon from Tangerine Press. Her work has been featured by the Los Angeles Review of Books, Akashic Books, the International Poetry Studies Institute, and more.

Kendra Whitfield lives and writes at the southern edge of the Northern Boreal Forest. Her work has been published by Community Building Art Works and Beyond the Veil Press.

Liv Gamble is a 28-year-old lesbian writer from the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Creative Writing and is particularly passionate about writing that includes LGBT+ themes. Being a born romantic, poetry is her favoured genre to write in. So far, she has had four poems accepted and published in various collections, including Sapphic Writers and Ice Lolly Review. Find her on Twitter: @ollyolly_olly

Martin Breul lives and writes in Montréal. His work has appeared in Acta Victoriana, Variety Pack, sage cigarettes magazine, and others. Twitter: @BreulMartin

MATT McGEE writes in the Los Angeles area. His story ‘The Legacy of Jose Padilla’ appeared in Gnashing Teeth’s 2019 ‘Heat the Grease’ anthology. When not typing he drives around in rented cars and plays goalie in local hockey leagues.

Mikayla Elias is a queer author from Nashville, Tennessee. Since turning from the world of audio engineering to the world of literature, they have published the poetry collection Bending Toward the Light and have been featured in samfiftyfour, Ouch! Collective, and Pile Press.

Mona Mehas (she/her) is a retired, disabled teacher in Indiana. She’s published in multiple journals, anthologies, and online museums. Mona is a Trekkie on her third time watching Star Trek shows and movies in chronological order. Follow at

Noah Berlatsky has two chapbooks coming from LJMcD Communications and one from above/ground. He tweets too much at @nberlat.

Peter Cashorali is a queer psychotherapist, previously working in community mental health and HIV/AIDS, now in private practice in Portland and Los Angeles. Books are Gay Fairy Tales (HarperSanFranciso 1995) and Gay Folk and Fairy Tales (Faber and Faber, 1997).

R Hamilton (they/them) is returning to poetry following a fifty-year career backstage in the performing arts, a retirement coincident with the pandemic.  Since then, Hamilton’s work has been presented by Boats Against the Current, Bullshit Lit, Crab Apple Literary, dadakuku, Dollar Store, Gnashing Teeth, and Intangible, among others.

R. N. Cogley is an Irish writer. His work has featured in The Wexford Bohemian, With Confetti Magazine, Provenance Journal, and many more. He is the author of The Elemental Witches series. You can find out more at

Sarah Moraghan is an administer by day, writer by night from Ireland. Her short story “Cockfosters” has recently been published by On The Premises online magazine. This is her first poem publication.

A newly-formed collaboration of three women, SOUM (Screams of Unfettered Minds) prefer their art and poetry to speak for them. They describe their style as raw, unfiltered, unpolished, tongue-in-cheek, unapologetic, born from years of shadow-work.
Twitter: @SOUMpoets

Zoe Davis is a writer from Sheffield, England. She loves writing both poetry and prose, and when she is not doing either, can usually be found baking cakes or playing para icehockey- just not at the same time.

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