Paula Bomer is the author of Inside Madeleine, Nine Months, and Baby and Other Stories. She is from South Bend, Indiana, and lives in New York.
Daphne Buter is a writer and artist. She lives in the Netherlands. She has published two books in Dutch with De Bezige Bij Publishers. Her stories written in English have appeared in the print magazines Cadenza (U.K.), Snow Monkey (U.K.), Night Train (U.S.), NOÖ Journal (U.S.), and Sleeping Fish (U.S.). Her stories have also appeared online in SmokeLong Quarterly, FRiGG Magazine, Dicey Brown, The Beat, and Edifice Wrecked. Her artwork appears in many issues of FRiGG. She was nominated for the StorySouth Million Writers Award in 2011, and her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at the Anderson Center at Tower View, the 2014 Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellow at Ragdale, and a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry. Luisa holds an M.F.A. from Boston University. Born in Colombia and raised in New York City, Luisa left the legal profession to pursue her passion for writing. She has received various awards for her poetry and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Nashville Review, Jelly Bucket, PALABRA, Sunken Garden Poetry 1992-2011, and elsewhere.
Emile DeWeaver is a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee and a monthly columnist for Easy Street magazine. He has creative works published or forthcoming in The Lascaux Review, The Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, Drunk Monkeys, Upstreet, Nth Degree, and The Ignatian. You can find his work (and occasional rants) on Tongue Paintings.
Kathy Fishs stories have been published widely in print and online. She is the author of three collections of short fiction. She has recently joined the faculty of the Mile High M.F.A. program at Regis University where she will be teaching flash fiction. She blogs at Kathy Fish.
M Ross Henry lives and writes in the lower Missouri River Basin. The motto of the state where M lives is ad astra per aspera, meaning to the stars through difficulties, which captures not only the essence of the human condition but also the attempt to capture that condition in and through poetry.
Patricia Parkinson is the single mother of three children who make her laugh at herself and other things she once took too seriously. Her work has appeared in various publications in print and online. She is happy.
Gail Siegels work has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, from Agni, Ascent, and Elm Leaves to Matter Press, Night Train, and Post Road. She has an M.F.A .from Bennington College and lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Jay Sizemore brought the high-five out of retirement. He still sings Ryan Adams songs in the shower. Sometimes, he massages his wifes feet. His work has appeared online and in print with magazines such as Rattle, Prick of the Spindle, Revolution John, Arsenic Lobster, and Still: The Journal. Hes never won an award. Currently, he lives in Nashville, TN, home of the death of modern music. His chapbook Father Figures is available on Amazon.
Barbara Tramonte has had poems published in many literary magazines and anthologies. She owned a childrens bookshop in Brooklyn for many years and was a poet-in-the schools in New York City. She is currently a professor in the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College.
Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press, 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012), and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines, including Poetry International, RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, Confrontation, Altered Scale, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.
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