Alone Along the River

Louella Lester

Louella Lester is a writer & amateur photographer in Winnipeg, Canada. Her Flash-CNF book, Glass Bricks (At Bay Press) is just out. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Daily Drunk, Dribble Drabble, The Odd Magazine, Shorts, Grey Sparrow, Six Sentences, New Flash Fiction, Spelk, and a variety of other journals & anthologies. Louella’s blog, Through Camera & Pen, can be found here and she posts photos daily on Instagram (@louellalester).



cloudassassins is a Scottish photographer focused mostly on nature and landscape photography in black and white or colour. Find out more on Twitter (@cloudassassins).

Still Life – In Pink

Kimberly Madura

Kimberly Madura lives and writes from a cabin in the woods of Vermont. Originally from Chicago, she has been a social worker for 21 years. She has been published in multiple anthologies and literary magazines including Mad Swirl, Northwest Indiana Literary Journal, and Brief Wilderness.

Three Photos

Kiley Brockway

And It Just Blew Away

Saturday Stroll


Kiley Brockway lives in a suburb of Chicago. She has been previously published in Halfway Down the Stairs literary magazine, and was admitted into a young writers workshop through the University of Iowa. You can find more of her work on Instagram (@kiley_a_brockway).


Maria Barleben-Adderley

Maria Barleben-Adderley is an audience researcher, who has been passionate about travel photography for twenty years. She found inspiration in Iceland and South Africa, in New Zealand and Russia, and now resides with her husband and two sons in a beautiful countryside of East Sussex.

Mast at sunrise


cloudassassins is a Scottish photographer focused mostly on nature and landscape photography in black and white or colour. Find out more on Twitter (@cloudassassins).


Foy Timms

Foy Timms is a poet/writer/photographer based in Reading, Berkshire. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Dust PoetryFevers Of The Mind Poetry DigestHypnopomp, Merak Magazine, North of Oxford, Peeking Cat Poetry, Pulp Poets Press, Sage Cigarettes, Selcouth Station Press, Small Leaf Press, Tealight Press and Twist in Time, among others. She is preoccupied with themes such as displacement, departure, solitude, British towns/villages, social exclusion and the socio-political dimensions of living spaces.

NEW: Photography Submissions

For the first time, we are seeking photography submissions for the cover of Briefly Zine (Issues 5-8).

Please send up to 3 images (attached as JPEG files) in an email to

All work must be your own. We are looking for original and unpublished photographs only.

We want creative, thoughtful and thought-provoking images. Photos of people or pets are unlikely to be accepted. Any images that discriminate against a particular group will not be considered.

In the body of your email, please include a short third-person bio. You can also add links to your website/social media, which we would be happy to promote.

We respond to photography submissions within one month, probably sooner. If you haven’t heard back after this time, please contact us to check your email hasn’t gone astray.

Unfortunately, we cannot pay contributors at this time. We will, however, promote you and your work through social media.

You retain the rights to your image(s).

Photo by Marcelo Moreira