David Bersell’s essays have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, New South, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He lives in Nashville and tweets @davidbersell.
Kendra DeColo is the author of My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, forthcoming from Third Man Books in July 2016, and Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Load Writers Conference, the Millay Colony, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is book editor at Muzzle Magazine and she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
James Dunlap is currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Heron Tree, The Dirty Napkin, and storySouth.
Robert Evory is a poet and musician from Detroit, Michigan. He is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Western Michigan University where he is the Poetry Editor for Third Coast; he is also the Managing Editor and co-founder of the poet’s billow. In July of 2015 he was the artist-in-residence at Gettysburg National Military Park. He earned an MFA from Syracuse University where he was the poetry editor for Salt Hill. His poetry is featured or is forthcoming in: Spillway, Spoon River Review, The Baltimore Review, Natural Bridge, The Fat City Review, Wisconsin Review, Ghost Town, The Madison Review, Arroyo, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere.
Brianna Flavin lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota where she grows a garden and works as an adjunct professor and at a cafe. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Rock & Sling, Reservoir and The Cresset, among others.
Ebony Flowers is a PhD candidate in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is also a cartoonist. You can find more of her work here.
Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbook Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), recently included on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List. His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets 2014, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, and Sixth Finch, among others. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brandi Nicole Martin’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Washington Square Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Salt Hill, Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, and the minnesota review, among others. She is at work on an MFA in poetry at Florida State University, where she was the winner of the Creative Writing Emerging Writer’s Spotlight award for poetry, judged by D.A. Powell.
Nick Mullins uses pen-and-ink to explore narratives of art, gender, and self-delusion. He recently finished a 190 page wordless graphic novel titled Carnivale. To sample his work, visit here.
Naomi Shihab Nye has written or edited more than 33 books — poems, essays, short stories, children’s novels. Her 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has worked in education as a freelance visiting writer in hundreds of schools and many countries since her graduation from Trinity University.
Fikret Pajalic came to Melbourne as a refugee and learned English in his mid-twenties. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in USA journals Hotel Amerika, Minnesota Review, Wisconsin Review, Antipodes, Fjords Review, Sheepshead Review, Bop Dead City and in Australia in Meanjin, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, Etchings, Sleepers, The Big Issue and elsewhere.
Christopher Petruccelli is an associate poetry editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection and currently interviews writers for Lyric Essentials at the Sundress Publications blog. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Appalachian Heritage, Connotation Press, Cider Press Review, Still: The Journal, Rappahannock Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Action at a Distance, is available from Ulndy’s Etchings Press. In his free time, Chris enjoys smoking cigarettes and drinking whiskey with older women.
John Poch’s most recent book, Fix Quiet, won the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize. He teaches at Texas Tech University.
Marielle Prince is a poet and editor living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has served as managing editor of Bull City Press, poetry editor for the journal Meridian, and count intern for VIDA. Marielle received her MFA from the University of Virginia. Her recent and forthcoming publications include work in The Offending Adam, storySouth, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Weekly Rumpus.
Sara Quinn Rivara’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary magazines, most recently RHINO, Split Lip, Devil’s Lake, Word Riot, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Poemeleon, Blackbird, The Cortland Review, Midwestern Gothic, Bluestem, and many others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart, featured at Late Night Library, and recipient of Midwestern Gothic’s Lake Prize. She is the author of a chapbook, “Lake Effect” (Aldrich 2013) and of the forthcoming book Animal Bride from ELJ Publications in 2017. A native Midwesterner, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and children.
Anthony Veasna So is a gay “man,” a Cambodian-American “son,” and a recent graduate of Stanford University, where his writing and art won several awards and grants. He was raised on stories of the Khmer Rouge Genocide that, somehow, always ended with a joke. So far, his fiction has appeared in decomP magazinE.
Jenniey Tallman lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their 3 sons. Her work is published or forthcoming in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Slice Magazine, Gargoyle, The Summerset Review, and The Rumpus, among others. She keeps a website.
John Allen Taylor is a knower of small things. Among these things are goldfishes, California poppies, and 1940s glassware. His work lives in Booth, Faultline, The Cossack Review, The Boiler, Dialogist, and elsewhere. He currently resides in Boston, MA and serves as the Redivider poetry editor. Say hello @johna_taylor / johnallentaylor.com
Chelsea Velaga is an artist living and working in Nashville. Her work visually intertwines interior aspects of domesticity and exterior samplings of nature to create fluid spaces and compositions that reflect a soft nihilism. Many of these drawings are in pen and ink, yet are influenced by printmaking processes such as lithography and screen printing.
Jackie Yang is a native of Tampa, Florida and currently lives in Coral Gables, where she is studying neuroscience and creative writing at the University of Miami. Her work has previously appeared in Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2014 and Mangrove. She serves as a fiction reader for The Adroit Journal and as an editor for the school newspaper, The Miami Hurricane.