Issue 562 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


October 2022


Daniel DiStefano’s writing has appeared in Indiana Review and The Missouri Review. He disguises himself as a copywriter while living in Baltimore, Maryland, with his partner and their mutt.


Bill Glose lives in Yorktown, Virginia, and finds peace in his morning runs. He is the author of five books of poetry. His fiction debut, All the Ruined Men: Stories, was published by St. Martin’s Press in August.


Barbara Kingsolver is an essayist, novelist, and poet. She has written more than fifteen books, and her latest novel, Demon Copperhead, comes out this month. She lives in southwestern Virginia.


Elana Kupor lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two cats who occasionally tolerate each other. She works as a licensed mental-health counselor and is mildly to moderately obsessed with writing, gardening, and drinking jasmine tea.


Mark Leviton lives in Nevada City, California, where he reads Wallace Stegner novels, broadcasts a weekly radio show, and perfects his quesadilla recipe.


Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City, where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub, and drove a taxi. He leads writing workshops in the United States and abroad.


Steve Pett is old enough to remember his first stories taking shape on a typewriter, and he’s grateful they still find him. He is the founding editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment and divides his time between New Mexico and Minnesota.


John Paul Scotto was diagnosed as autistic at age thirty-five. He loves when readers email him at



JaMarcus Bullock is a portrait photographer who lives in Warren County, North Carolina. He enjoys modifying classic BMWs and painting. You can follow him on Instagram: @jamarcus.b.


Kris Chambas is a retired pediatric nurse practitioner. She and her husband recently moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where they are building a house on a lake.


Jonathan Collantine lives in the UK and makes wooden furniture using sustainable timber.


Hilda Conrade is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives in Kansas and enjoys baking and exercising. Her image in this issue is her first publication.


Alyssa Elza likes abandoned houses and vintage furniture. She lives in Geneva, Illinois.


Cyoakha Grace is a photographer, singer-songwriter, and poet who lives in Bend, Oregon.


Grayson Morrow lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, and does communications work for a design firm, but her heart lies in capturing families on film. Her photography has been published on the Leica Camera Blog.


Stephanie Holler Morrow’s work has appeared in The Empty Closet. She volunteers as a photographer for Habitat for Humanity and Mercy House and lives in Rochester, New York.


Michael Stepansky likes to say that on good days he’s an administrator and on bad days he’s a bureaucrat, but any day he’s taking pictures is a good day. He lives in an old Massachusetts farmhouse and will never run out of home projects.


On The Cover

Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Portland, Oregon, and recently acquired an old Royal typewriter. She realizes now that she really should have taken typing lessons in high school, as her parents suggested. Her fifth book of photography, I Hope You Find What You’re Looking For, was published this summer. She took the image on this month’s cover at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

image © Grayson Morrow

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