Amanda Kimmerly, Elizabeth Renee Smythe, Brandon Ney, and Zakk Pollard of “We Put Words On Paper”

For Wednesday July 6, the entire staff of We Put Words On Paper will be present to talk about who they are and what they do.

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Amanda Kimmerly went to school for journalism, and after two years of slinging coffee, is finally putting those skills to use! She edits novels for author Robert Stikmanz and is the Editorial Director for Confabule, a brand new publishing company based in Austin, Texas. Her fiction has appeared in Storychord and Keourac’s Dog, with poetry appearing in Poetry For The Masses and forthcoming in Pear Noir!, REAL, and Strong Verse. Reach her at MessyMuse.WordPress, where she blogs about sci-fi conventions, road trips, new books, and moon cycles. Her first work of fiction will appear in print before the year’s end.

Elizabeth Renee Smythe is working towards her B.A. in English at the University of Texas at Austin. She primarily writes poetry, but is growing more interested and adept at fiction. Her main expertise is science fiction and victorian literature. She is currently writing the first draft of a fantasy series.

Brandon Ney graduated from UT in 2010 with a BA in Rhetoric & Writing. He likes words; the best toys anyone can have. Plus, they’re free! Brandon uses words to build screenplays, novels, short stories, comics, and other great wonders. Some of his favorite words are found in the works of television/movie/comics extraordinaire — Joss Whedon, also, transgressive word playa’ — Chuck Palahniuk, and finally, fantasy guru — J.K. Rowling. Sometimes Brandon drops words at BrandonNey.WordPress. He reads for Fringe Magazine. Most recently, his work can be seen on StanleytheWhale. He lives the good life with a supportive wife, their two crazy dachshunds, and one very old cat.

Zakk Pollard doesn’t remember where he was born. He may be 24, but he’s on the fast track to mediocrity, pursuing a career as a writer of fiction—particularly literature—after attaining a degree in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese. His first fiction piece is forthcoming in Quite Curious. He also contributes to a music website, His idols– Jack Kerouac, Bruno Schultz and Haruki Murakami, along with the mind-altering influence of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, OSI and Sigur Ros–have insured that this writer’s confusing and strange body of work will undoubtedly remain in obscurity, even after his death.