C. Dylan Bassett’s poems and book reviews appear or are forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, The Pinch, Salamander, Christian Century, Steam Ticket, SLAB, Inscape and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2012 Morrie Moss Fellowship for poetry.

Michael Biehl has published in Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, Callaloo, Great River Review, the Comstock Review, Verse Wisconsin, Saranac Review and elsewhere. Currently he is an instructor of English as a Second Language to foreign university students and business executives.

Jon Boisvert is originally from a small farm community in Wisconsin, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches college writing. His  work has appeared in many journals, most recently in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cold Mountain Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

Z.Z. Boone lives in Connecticut. His fiction has appeared in New Ohio Review, Tulane Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Pank, Weave, Eclectica, Annalemma, The MacGuffin, Underground Voices, Third Wednesday, Word Riot, and others. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from GoddardCollege, and teaches writing at Western Connecticut State University.

Margaret L. Brown teaches writing, literature, and rock & roll at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where she also practices acoustic guitar, worries about her Qi, and flashes crooked-tooth smiles to all who pass.

Eric Burke works as a computer programmer in Columbus, Ohio. More of his work can be found in elimae, decomP, Thrush Poetry Journal, kill author, PANK, qarrtsiluni, A cappella Zoo, and Weave Magazine. You can read his blog at http://anomalocrinus.blogspot.com/

Sara Catterall was born in Ankara, raised in Minneapolis, and lives outside Ithaca, NY with her family. She has a BFA from NYU, and an MLS from Syracuse University. Her work has been published in Eclectica magazine and The Sun magazine, and she recently completed a novel. Sometimes she is on Twitter @SaraCatterall.

Jeffrey Condran’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The Missouri Review, Jabberwock Review, and Pear Noir!, among others, and has been honored with several awards, including The Missouri Review’s 2010 William Peden Prize and a 2012 Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholarship at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. He is the co-founder of Braddock Avenue Books and is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

After emigrating from Limerick, Ireland, and growing up in the Bronx, New York, Mary Casey Diana worked at many jobs, lived in many places and married many men. Recently retired from teaching English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she has authored academic articles, edited a collection of women’s short stories and is presently traveling and working on completing a memoir.

Satch Dobrey has a B.A. in English from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and an M.A. in International Affairs from Washington University in St Louis. He recently participated in The Summer Writer’s Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and won 1st place for poetry in the Chesterfield Arts 2012 Jade G. Bute Adult Writing Contest. He currently works as a librarian/freelance writer and resides with his wife in Southern Illinois on the old bluffs of the Mississippi River.

Ruth Foley lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English for Wheaton College. Her recent work is appearing or forthcoming in Adanna, The Bellingham Review, Yemassee, and Weave, among others. Her poetry has been nominated for the Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Pushcart anthologies. She also serves as Managing Editor for Cider Press Review.

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas is a six-time Pushcart nominee and Best of the Net nominee. She is the recent winner of the Red Ochre Press Chapbook contest with her entry Before I Go to Sleep. She has authored several chapbooks along with her latest full-length collection of poems: Epistemology of an Odd Girl, newly released from March Street Press. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of online and print magazines including: The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Able Muse, Poets and Artists, The Foliate Oak and many more. According to family lore she is a direct descendent of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Spencer Hayes lives and writes in Philadelphia. His stories are forthcoming in Word Riot, The Adroit Journal, and Out of the Gutter.

Michael Holme is a 40+ year old writer who has written many poems, mainly in the last two years. He has been published both in print and online as far afield as California and Singapore.
He lives with his wife Clare who is disabled and their beautiful Staffordshire bull terrier, Lucy.
Since losing his job in 2010 he has been able to devote more time to Clare. Michael is learning jazz improvisation on the piano.

Zebulon Huset recently received his MFA from the University of Washington where he was the coordinating editor of The Seattle Review. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The New York Quarterly, The North American Review, Karamu, Bayou and The Georgetown Review.

Jillian Koopman was born in Churchville, Pennsylvania and has lived in Tallahassee Florida. Currently she resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches English at Georgia Military College, Fairburn campus. Her two favorite things are being outside and meeting new people.

Lauren Lawrence is the dreams columnist of the New York Daily News, author of the Dell “Dream Keys” series of books, and Private Dreams of Public People. Her TV show “Celebrity Nightmares Decoded” premiered September 2011 on the Biography channel. Lauren is the former “Political Dreams” columnist of John Kennedy’s George magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Karamu, New York Quarterly, Columbia Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Tribeca Poetry Review, Bluestem, Poet Lore, Harvard Advocate, Mississippi Review, Texas Quarterly, Kansas Quarterly and other magazines. She received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2010 for her poem in Karamu.

Mercedes Lawry has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and others. She’s also published fiction and humor as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she’s received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She’s been a Jack Straw Writer, held a residency at Hedgebrook and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, There are Crows in My Blood, was published by Pudding House Press in 2007 and another chapbook, Happy Darkness, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Seattle.

Susan Lerner is a student in Butler’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Her work has appeared in Staccato Fiction, Booth, Monkeybicycle, JMWW and Foundling Review. Susan lives in Indianapolis with her husband, three teenagers and her dog, Mischief. In her spare time she posts book reviews at http://booklerner.blogspot.com.

Stephen Daniel Lewis studies and teaches creative writing in Boulder, Colorado. He edits RobotMelon and is the managing editor for Subito Press. He has a website of bad drawings at stephendlew.com.

Christopher Linforth is the editor of The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction (Anthem Press, 2011). He has had recent fiction published in Chicago Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and The MacGuffin. He has a website at christopherlinforth.wordpress.com.

Éireann Lorsung edits 111O and co-runs MIEL, a micropress. She is the author of Music For Landing Planes By and Her Book (forthcoming, Milkweed, 2013). Recent writing appears in The Collagist, The Colorado Review, and DIAGRAM. She lives in Belgium.

Sarah Marshall’s poetry has most recently appeared in alice blue, Haggard & Halloo, The Roanoke Review, and elimae, and is forthcoming from MAYDAY. She is currently a student in the MA English and MFA Writing programs at Portland State University, where she also serves as editor of the Portland Review and as an undergraduate composition instructor.

Robert Paul Moreira is an English Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas-San Antonio. An award-winning author, his fiction, interviews, criticism, and scholarship have been published in a variety of venues, including Aethlon: Journal of Sports LiteratureStoryglossiaBreakwater ReviewEmprise ReviewMetazen, and the anthologies SOL: Vol. I (SOL, 2012) and New Border Writing (Texas A&M Press, 2013). He is currently editing an anthology entitled Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction (VAO Publishing, 2013). He serves as a Contributing Editor for Dark Sky Books and head intern for American Letters and Commentary.

Kathleen Naureckas was born in Pennsylvania and has lived in Illinois since graduating from Northwestern in 1958. She also earned an MA in English from Northwestern in 1985 and a certificate in poetry writing from the University of Chicago in 2008. She has worked for a trade magazine, a weekly newspaper group, and the Chicago Tribune. Her poems have appeared in Front Range Review, Karamu, Light Quarterly, and Willow Review, among others. Her chapbook, For the Duration, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012.

Melina Papadopoulos lives in a quiet suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She has six wonderful birds. Her work has appeared or will be appearing in several journals including The Adroit Journal, P.Q. Leer, Used Furniture, among others.

Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, and freelance journalist. He has been active for many years in the international underground scene. During the 1999 he was guest of the BREAK 21 FESTIVAL in Ljubliana(Slovenja). His obscure and crazy artworks are present and shown in many,many art galleries in the endless web&in the real world too. Find him online at http://www.claudioparentela.net.

Teresa Petro has publications with Modcloth’s The Written Wardrobe, Dot Dot Dash Magazine, Cave Moon Press, and Radioactive Moat, among others. Her chapbook, Tattered Ride, was published by Asleep on the 4 Train Press in 2009. She is poetry editor for online magazine, Shady Side Review, and she teaches English Composition at Montgomery College in the DC Metro Area.

Patty Dickson Pieczka is the author of the book Lacing Through Time (Bellowing Ark Press, 2011), and a chapbook, Word Paintings, (Snark Publishing, 2002). She was the 2010 recipient of the Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award and was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Award.  She graduated from the Creative Writing Program at Southern Illinois University, completing two internships at The Crab Orchard Review, where she wrote book reviews for their publication.  Writing contributions have appeared in many journals, including The Bitter Oleander, Blue Unicorn, Willow Review, Red Rock Review, California Quarterly, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and The Cape Rock. 

Rion Amilcar Scott has contributed to PANK, Fiction International and Confrontation, among others. Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, he earned an MFA at George Mason University and presently teaches English at Bowie State University.

Marcus Speh is a German writer who lives in Berlin and writes in English only. His short fiction collection Thank You For Your Sperm will be published by MadHat Press in 2012. Marcus blogs at http://marcusspeh.com

Mark Vogel has published short stories in Cities and Roads, Knight Literary Journal, Whimperbang, SN Review, and Our Stories. Poetry has appeared in Poetry Midwest, English Journal, Cape Rock, Dark Sky, Cold Mountain Review, Broken Bridge Review and other journals. He is currently Professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Geoff Watkinson holds a BA in History from Marist College, and a MA in English and Creative Writing from Seton Hall University, where he taught on a fellowship. Currently, Geoff is working on a MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Old Dominion University, where he also teaches composition. His writing has been recently published or is forthcoming in The NewtownerUsed Furniture ReviewThe Red Clay Review, and others. Geoff recently founded the online literary magazine, Green Briar Review (www.greenbriarreview.com).  He lives in a pool house on the banks of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia.  You can find him at www.geoffwatkinson.com.

Holly M. Wendt teaches writing and literature at Casper College in Casper, WY, where she is also the co-director of the Equality State Book Festival. She serves as the assistant fiction editor for Drunken Boat: an online journal of art and literature. Her short fiction has appeared in Memorious and Gray’s Sporting Journal.

When Erik Wennermark was 10-years old he and his father watched the Sly Stallone flick Over the Top in a dingy movie theater in Pattaya, Thailand. Both men remember the experience fondly. Follow @erikwmark or visit erikwennermark.com for more.

Joseph Wilson’s poems have appeared in Assisi, Carcinogenic Poetry, Cooper Point Journal, Arnazella, Slightly West, and Between the Lines. I live in the Seattle area, where I work as a Development Assistant at a local non-profit.

Robert Wilson is a teacher and writer living in Indiana. His essays, stories and poems have appeared in various journals and magazines throughout the years.

Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan teaches independently in Vancouver and has poetry appear in nearly 470 literary publications across 19 countries, including Asia Literary R, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London M, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg, SAND and Taj Mahal R.