Justin Brouckaert’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, Passages North, Smokelong Quarterly and NANO Fiction, among other publications. A James Dickey Fellow at the University of South Carolina, he serves as fiction editor at Yemassee and Banango Street. @JJBrouckaert
Charlie Buckley opened a full-time studio in Oxford, Mississippi focusing on commissions and personal work after graduating from the University of Mississippi (BFA/ Painting) in 2004. In 2007 Buckley accepted a Graduate Assistantship in the MFA program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he lived, worked, and taught for two years, graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2009. www.buckleystudio.com
Alma García’s short fiction has been published as an award-winner in Narrative Magazine, Enizagam, Passages North, and Boulevard; is forthcoming in Duende and Kweli Journal; and appears in the anthology, Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador). A past recipient of a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, she makes her home in Seattle, where she teaches fiction writing at the Richard Hugo House and is a private editing consultant as well as a violin instructor. She is currently at work on a novel. @Writer_Alma
Jeff Hardin is the author of two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows (GreenTower Press) and The Slow Hill Out (Pudding House), as well as two collections, Fall Sanctuary, recipient of the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press, and Notes for a Praise Book, selected by Toi Derricotte for the Jacar Press Book Award. His third collection, Restoring the Narrative, received the Donald Justice Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2015. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry Northwest, Hotel Amerika, Southern Poetry Review, Meridian, and elsewhere. He teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. His website is www.jeffhardin.weebly.com.
Tim Hillegonds is a Chicago-based writer whose work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brevity, RHINO, Midway Journal, and r.k.v.r.y. quarterly. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University, and was recently nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. He’s currently hard at work on a memoir about his time in Colorado. @TimHillegonds
Jessie Janeshek ‘s first book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). JessieJaneshek.net
Sarah Kahn is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction at the University of Montana. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Map Literary, Cobalt Review, Sweet, and Empty Sink Publishing.
Linda Parsons Marion is an editor at the University of Tennessee and the author of three poetry collections. She was poetry editor of Now & Then magazine for many years and has received literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as the Associated Writing Programs’ Intro Award and the 2012 George Scarbrough Award in Poetry, among others. Marion’s work has appeared in journals such as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Birmingham Poetry Review, Nimrod, Louisiana Literature, Negative Capability, in Ted Kooser’s syndicated column American Life in Poetry, and in anthologies including Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, The Movable Nest, Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia and Volume VI: Tennessee.
Ellene Glenn Moore is a poet and MFA candidate at Florida International University. She is the recipient of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship in Poetry and is a 2014/15 Artist-in-Residence at The Studios of Key West. Ellene has taught poetry workshops in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and throughout South Florida in prisons, women’s shelters, and high schools. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caliban, Ninth Letter Online, Chautauqua, Jai-Alai Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her at elleneglennmoore.com.
Amy Pence authored the poetry collections Armor, Amour (Ninebark Press, 2012) and The Decadent Lovely (Main Street Rag, 2010). She’s also published fiction, book reviews, interviews and essays in Silk Road, The Conversant, The Rumpus, Colorado Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and Poets & Writers, among others. In 2014, she won the Claire Keyes Poetry Award from Soundings East.
Vincent Poturica’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Baltimore Review, Birkensnake, Columbia Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, and New Ohio Review. He has worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka and Minnesota, but he now lives with his wife in Long Beach, CA.
Molly Rideout is a writer and Co-Director of Iowa’s only artist residency Grin City Collective, in Grinnell, Iowa. Her fiction has been published in the book Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the Midwest (Ice Cube Press 2014) as well as WarBing Magazine, Driftwood Press, The Grinnell Review, and The Wisconsin State Journal. You can find documentation of her other work at www.mollyrideout.com
Emily Schulten is the author of Rest in Black (New Plains P). Her poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, North American Review, Salamander, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, New Orleans Review, and others.
Paige Sullivan is currently an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at Georgia State University, where she also works as an English composition instructor and an assistant editor for Five Points. Her work appears in or is forthcoming from The Red Clay Review, Naugatuck River Review, Sugared Water, and other journals.
Liza Nash Taylor received a BA in Fine Arts in 1981 from Mary Baldwin College. Five years ago, her love of literature prompted the pursuit of a degree in English, but that was sidelined by a novel writing course in 2013. She has attended the Novel Workshop at the Vermont College of Fine Art and has completed the One Book program at Queen’s University, Charlotte, and the St. Augustine Writer’s Workshop, and is currently studying at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. This summer she will attend the Left Bank Writer’s Workshop in Paris. Her short story Scrapbook is currently appearing in Microrchondria II, the literary magazine of the Harvard Bookstore. She is working on her first novel. Her website is lizanashtaylor.com, Facebook: Liza Nash Taylor
Jim Warner is the Managing Editor of Quiddity Literary Journal and the author of two poetry collections: Too Bad It’s Poetry and Social Studies (Paper Kite Press). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The North American Review, [PANK] Magazine, The Minnesota Review, and Smartish Pace. @whoismisterjim