Brett Harrington has published poetry in The Inflectionist Review, Third Coast, Pebble Lake Review, and Glass Mountain. He lives in the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon.

Nicholas MacDonnell is a writer and teacher living in Kansas City, Missouri.  His works have been featured in Literally Stories, Sixfold Magazine, Second Hand Stories, The Provo Canyon Review, Oscillate Wildly Press, and elsewhere.​

Dan Pinkerton lives in Urbandale, Iowa. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Pank, Fjords Review, Natural Bridge, Permafrost, Spry, Barrow Street, Apt, 32 Poems, 5×5, and Canteen.

Jasmine Reimer received a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2009 and a MFA from The University of Guelph in 2015. Recent exhibitions include ‘Small Obstructions’ and ‘Coherent Disorder and Confused Arousal’ at Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto and ‘the harder softer side’ at The Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. Past awards include The Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council Project Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award and the Canadian Millennium Achievement Award. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and included in private collections across Canada. In 2017, she released her first book of poetry titled, Small Obstructions.

Mark Smith, a novelist with grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Ingram Merrill foundations and the NEA, lives in DeLand, Florida. He has published close to a hundred poems. His poem, “When We Live Again So Does Red Campion” was published earlier in Bluestem.

Cameron Steele is a poet in the first year of the Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her master’s in creative writing from UNL last spring. Before that, she spent three years as an investigative reporter at The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and The Anniston Star in Alabama. Her poems and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, Wherewithal, Ivy Hall Review, and Northern Colorado Writers’ “Pooled Ink” edition. Her first chapbook, Attribution, was published in 2014 by the South Dakota State Poetry Society after winning the society’s chapbook contest.

Olivia Tandon is a graduate of Columbia University’s creative writing program, specializing in creative nonfiction and short-form fiction. Her creative work has been published in Creative Nonfiction, Gravel, Bluestem, Kudzu House Quarterly and others, and several of her essays on teaching in NYC have been published in New York Teacher. She is also the New York editor of Two Cities Review, an online literary magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog.

Barbara Tramonte has had poems, essays and stories published in many literary journals and academic publications. She has a poetry chapbook accepted for publication in Fall, 2017. She has worked as poet-in-the-schools in New York City, a professor in the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College, and as a writing teacher in the Bard College Clemente course in the humanities.

William Watkins was born and raised in South Carolina; he later moved to Ohio to study at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where he received degrees in Russian Literature and Violin Performance. He currently resides in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he works as an English teacher and part-time translator.

Shanley Wells-Rau is working on her MFA in poetry at Oklahoma State University after spending 20 years as a writer/editor in the corporate world. Her poetry has been published in ByLine Magazine, Writers’ Journal, and Poetry Quarterly, among others. She serves as an editorial assistant for Cimarron Review.