Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, Oregon. Her chapbook (co-written with Chris Tonelli), A Mule-Shaped Cloud, was published by horse less press in 2008. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jellyfish MagazineNOÖ JournalBurnside Review, The Raleigh QuarterlyCoconutSir!Sixth FinchDiagram, and elsewhere.

Keith Burkholder is a freelance writer who resides in West Seneca, New York. He is currently working on a science fiction novel. He received his bachelor’s degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Gladys Justin Carr, a former Nicholson Fellow at Smith College and University Fellow at Cornell, left her day job as a book publishing executive to write full time. Her work has recently appeared in over seventy publications, including North Atlantic Review, The New York Times, Connecticut ReviewPotomac Review, Salamander, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The South Carolina Review, Pebble Lake Review, Gargoyle, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, and International Poetry Review, among many others. She is the author of a chapbook, Augustine’s Brain–The Remix, and coauthor of the volume, Edge by Edge. She is a winner of a California State Poetry Society Award, and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, probably because she is an internationally known chocoholic.

Hafizah Geter lives in Chicago, Illinois and is a Cave Canem Fellow. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, Plath Profiles, and Packingtown Review.

Rachel B. Glaser is a native of New Jersey and attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  She enjoys making Microsoft paints and watching Bulls/Heat/Nuggets/Thunder/Suns/Lakers basketball.  She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with the writer John Maradik.  Her poems and stories have been published in New York Tyrant, Unsaid, American Short Fiction, and others.  Her poetry chapbook, Heroes Are So Long, was published by Minutes Books and her first collection of stories, Pee On Water, is now available from Publishing Genius Press.

Valerie Hsiung is a cheese-maker who lives and dances in Providence, Rhode Island

Kate Jordan studied writing and literature at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She’s lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Greece, Italy, California, Spain and England, and has worked in just as many fields. Today, she works as a freelance writer in sunny Colorado. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Word Riot and received Honorable Mentions from Glimmer Train and the SouthWest Writers Quarterly Contest. Other work has been published in Animal News, Outdoors in the Pikes Peak Region, and Stapleton’s Front Porch. She is currently completing a memoir. For more information, please visit

Becky Kaiser is the author of many spectacularly clever stories that have not yet been published. A native Minnesotan, she flew South one winter and forgot to return. She is temporarily nesting in Baton Rouge, where she is pursuing her MFA.

Beth Konkoski is a writer from Ashburn, Virginia who balances writing with teaching high school English and spending time with her family.  Her work has been published in Story, Mid-American Review, Potomac Review, and other literary journals.  Her chapbook of poems, Noticing the Splash, is available from Bone World Publishing’s website, or you can order directly from the author by e-mailing

Seth Landman lives in Denver, Colorado, and is part of the Agnes Fox Press collective. Recent poems are (or will be) appearing in jubilat, VOLT, LIT, Forklift, Ohio and other places.

Rebecca McKanna is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She works as a corporate communications writer and lives in Iowa City with her husband and three dogs.

Radha Narayan was born in India and grew up in Saudi Arabia and Canada before moving to the United States. She received the Frank Allen Bullock Prize for creative writing from Oxford University, and studied computer science and philosophy at Cornell University. She currently lives in San Francisco, and sometimes bikes 40 miles to work.

David Newman is a student in the MFA program at LSU and the Fiction Editor for New Delta Review.

Danielle Pafunda is author of Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press 2010), My Zorba (Bloof Books), Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press), and the forthcoming Manhater (Dusie Press Books). She’s an assistant professor of gender & women’s studies and English at the University of Wyoming.

Adam Scheffler grew up in Berkeley, received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a graduate student in English at Harvard. His work has appeared in The Harvard Advocate, Conjunctions, and The Cincinnati Review.

Rob Stephens is an MFA student at Florida State University. He was raised in New Orleans where he learned about rock music and Mardi Gras. His work has previously been published in Crescent City Review and The Stylus, and is forthcoming in an anthology by Dos Gatos Press.

D.J. Thielke is a graduate of the University of Southern California. A twice-produced playwright, she has a short story forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review. This is her first time in print.

John Vanderslice’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Seattle Review, Southern Humanities Review, Sou’wester, Crazyhorse, Exquisite Corpse, and many other journals.   He teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas.  “The Evangelist” is an excerpt from his novel Yellow, a fictional life of Vincent Van Gogh.

Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed an MA in English at Western Washington University and an MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh. She has received the Chicago Literary Award in Poetry, the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize, the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award, the AWP Intro Journals Award for Nonfiction, the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, the Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, and seven Pushcart Prize nominations.  Julie is the author of two collections of lyric essays, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010) and Small Fires (Sarabande, 2011), and a poetry chapbook, Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010).  Currently, she is a doctoral student and graduate teaching fellow in the humanities program at the University of Louisville.

M.O. Walsh is the author of the story collection The Prospect of Magic, winner of the Tartt’s First Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Oxford American, American Short Fiction, and The New York Times, and has been anthologized in Best New American Voices, Best of the Net, and Bar Stories. He lives in Baton Rouge, LA, with his wife Sarah, daughter Magnolia, dog Gus, and is happy.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s recent books are Selenography (Sidebrow Books) and Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press). He lives in Chicago.