Ben Black teaches at SFSU, where he also got his MFA. His work has been published in the Southampton Review, New American Writing, Harpur Palate, The Los Angeles Review, and other journals. His stories have been finalists for the Calvino Prize, the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Contest, and the Fairy Tale Review Award in Prose. He can be reached at benpblack.com.
Emma Bolden is the author of three full-length collections of poetry—House Is An Enigma (forthcoming from Southeast Missouri State University Press), medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) and Maleficae (GenPop Books)—and four chapbooks. The recipient of a 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA, her work has appeared inThe Best American Poetry, The Best Small Fictions, and such journals as the Mississippi Review, The Rumpus, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Madrid, TriQuarterly,the Indiana Review, Shenandoah, the Greensboro Review, and The Journal. She currently serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief for Tupelo Quarterly.
Dorothy Chan is the author of Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, forthcoming April 2018) and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and her work has appeared in Blackbird, Plume, The Journal, Spillway, Little Patuxent Review, The McNeese Review, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. Chan is the Assistant Editor of The Southeast Review. Visit her website at dorothypoetry.com.
Peter Giebel is a writer and educator living in Denver, CO. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from DIAGRAM, Lana Turner, Prelude, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere.
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of the chapbooks Unseasonable Weather (dancing girl press) and Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press). Her work can be found in Granta, Indiana Review, Redivider, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Foglifter Press and lives in sunny Oakland, California.
Jess deCourcy Hinds was the 2014-15 winner of the Pen Parentis fiction fellowship, and runner up in the 2016 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize judged by Lauren Groff. Her fiction has appeared in Brain Child, and non-fiction in Ms., The New York Times, Newsweek and others. She lives in NY with her husband and daughter, and works as the library director and author series coordinator of Bard HS Early College Queens. She is working on a novel while a collection of short fiction containing "Contributor's Note" tugs at her sleeve. Learn more at jessdecourcyhinds.com.
Jackson Holbert is originally from eastern Washington and now lives in College Station, Texas, where he works as a librarian. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Colorado Review, FIELD, and Best New Poets. He is the recipient of a fellowship from Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry and a poetry editor at the Adroit Journal. He can be found on twitter @JacksonHolbert.
Elizabeth Knapp is the author of The Spite House (C&R Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 De Novo Poetry Prize. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and River Styx, among others. She teaches at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Ravi Mangla is the author of the novel Understudies (Outpost19). His essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, and The Paris Review Daily. He lives in Rochester, NY.
Kate Myles lives in Los Angeles and has spent the bulk of her adult life kicking around the entertainment industry. She’s worked as an actress, television host, and now mostly writes and produces for television and online video. Her short stories have appeared in Necessary Fiction and Storm Cellar Quarterly.
Cait Weiss Orcutt’s work has appeared in Boston Review, Chautauqua, FIELD, Hobart, Juked, and more. Her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets 2016, and her manuscript VALLEYSPEAK (Zone 3, 2017) won Zone 3 Press’ First Book Award, judged by Douglas Kearney. Cait has an MFA from The Ohio State and is currently getting her Ph.D. in Poetry from the University of Houston.
Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press, teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature: Language Theory, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in the Poetics Program; she is now pursuing her M.F.A. at Miami University (OH). She is the author of numerous chapbooks including Trauma Mouth (Dusie 2015) and The Lover is Absent (above/ground press, 2017) and two full-length books of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006) and Life-List (Chax Press 2015).
A 1-man band armed w/ a 4-track, unknown artist was the name assigned by modern software when these old home-grown tapes from the late '80s were recently digitized + it seemed apropos. After recording these tapes, he graduated from UC Santa Cruz (w/ a degree in math), sold all of his instruments + wandered the earth never to make music again.
Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and AHouse of Many Windows (Sundress, 2013) as well as eight chapbooks, most recently The Girl (Porkbelly Press).
Dean Young’s next book, Solar Perplexus, will be out in 2019. Currently he works in a sewer in Austin, TX.