Monic Ductan has an undergraduate degree in English from Georgia State University and she is currently working toward her M.F.A. at Georgia College. Her stories and poems have appeared in Bartleby Snopes, DOGZPLOT, Crab Creek Review, Subtle Fiction, Prime Number Magazine, and several other journals. She was a finalist for the spring 2013 Diana Woods Memorial Award in creative nonfiction. Monic is currently compiling a collection of short stories and also writing a novel about two cousins growing up on a Georgia sea island. She blogs at Musings of a Would-Be Writer.
Jennifer Finstroms work has appeared in several publications including RHINO, Cider Press Review, Wisconsin Review, and most recently in The Abstract Quill. She has been the poetry editor of Eclectica Magazine since October 2005 and currently teaches composition and tutors in writing at DePaul University, where she previously attended the M.A. in Writing and Publishing program.
Matthew Harrison writes and teaches in Western Massachusetts. His
work has most recently appeared or will soon in Yemassee, JMWW,
The Cincinnati Review, The Boiler, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review,
Ping Pong, and others.
Justin Hyde lives in Iowa.
Caroline Klocksiem is the author of the chapbook Circumstances of the House and Moon from Dancing Girl Press. Most recent poems can be found in or are forthcoming from: YEW, Rufous City Review, Owl Eye Review, Heron Tree, and the forthcoming anthology The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast. A Swarthout Award and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship recipient, she is a native South Carolinian living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
David Mohan is based in Dublin, Ireland. He has been published in Word Riot, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, NANO, Flash International, and The Chattahoochee Review. He has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.
Gary Moshimer has stories in Word Riot, SmokeLong Quarterly, PANK, Bluestem, Storyglossia, Necessary Fiction, and other places.
Kate Nacys writing has appeared or is forthcoming in apt, Bodega, Fleeting, The Milan Review, Prick of the Spindle, SAND, Untoward, and other places. She lives in Berlin.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including free e-books and a complete bibliography, please visit his website.
Michael Dwayne Smith is a California desert native and graduate of the creative writing program at the University of California, Riverside. Hes editor-in-chief at Cease, Cows literary journal and has been a professor since long before the cows came home. Most recently nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, his work has won the Hinderaker Prize for poetry and the Polonsky Prize for fiction. Poems and stories appear in burntdistrict, Word Riot, decomP, >kill author, Heavy Feather Review, Monkeybicycle, and The Cortland Review. He lives near a ghost town with his wife and rescued animalsfollow him at Dig Infinity.
Steven D. Stark is the author of several books of nonfiction and his fiction and poetry have recently been published (or will be) in The Doctor T. J. Eckelburg Review, 3:AM, LITnIMAGE, Mudlark, McSweeneys, The Cafe Review, HOOT, Otoliths, OccuPoetry, Eclectica, Mobius, fleeting, among others, and Clapboard House, where he won the short story prize.
Shelby Stephensons Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the Bellday Poetry Prize in 2008, Allen Grossman, judge. Shelby Stephensons forthcoming book of poems is Maytles World (Evening Street Press).
Jeanann Verlee is author of Racing Hummingbirds (Write Bloody Publishing), recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry. She has also been awarded the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, failbetter, and >kill author, among others. She is a poetry editor for Union Station Magazine and director of Urbana Poetry Slam in New York City. Verlee wears polka dots and kisses Rottweilers. She believes in you.
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