The Great Merlan Dies in Agony Live on Stage!

You’ve been studying The Great Merlan’s autobiography. Cover to cover. Word for word. If you are to become the next Great Merlan, then you must understand her backstory. But it’s aimless and scattered, like so many bits of fabric stitched together with cheap thread. Your agent sends out a press release that The Great Merlan,…

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Chelsea Sutton

Chelsea Sutton is a playwright, fiction writer, director, and immersive experience devisor for weird, fantastical dystopias with a sense of humor. She was a 2016 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow and is a member of the Clarion UCSD 2020/21 Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. Her short story collection, Curious Monsters, was the runner-up for the 2018 Madeline P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize. Her fiction has also appeared in Bourbon Penn, The Texas Observer, Exposition Review, Cosmonaut Avenue, Luna Station Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Blood Orange Review, and Sequestrum. She got her MFA at UC Riverside. Find out more at

Bradley Clayton

Bradley Clayton is an illustrator living in Brooklyn. He lives with his cat and makes comics. He most enjoys drawing spooky things and women in mid-century fashions. Things he will make time in his day to talk about: Glenn Close’s Cruella made some valid points, Sabrina Spellman is one of the most interesting onscreen antagonists in years, and conspiracy theories. The weirder the better.

First Featured In: No. 19, summer 2023

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