Sally Cantirino is a comic artist and illustrator from New Jersey, currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Her recent work includes “Last Song” from Black Mask Studios, “We Have To Go Back” with Jordan Alsaqa, and illustrations for “Protest Singer” and “Cobwebs” from World Champ Game Co. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @thisquietcity.
Charlie Clark was a 2019 NEA fellow in poetry. His first book, The Newest Employee of the Museum of Ruin, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in fall 2020. His poems have appeared in New England Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, West Branch, and other journals.
Sophie Crocker is a writer and performance artist currently based on the unceded lands of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples. Her previous publications include The Fiddlehead, Room, and Plenitude.
Deirdre Danklin holds an MFA from Johns Hopkins University. Her work was a finalist in the Split Lip Magazine 2019 Flash Fiction Contest and has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Hobart and Pithead Chapel. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and orange tabby cat.
Sasha Debevec-McKenney was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the 2018 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing at New York University, where she is currently pursuing her MFA.
Michael Dhyne earned an MFA from the University of Virginia where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. His poems have recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, and The Rumpus.
Tyler Flynn Dorholt is the author of the prose poem and photography book American Flowers (Dock Street Press), and five chapbooks. He co-edits and publishes the print journal and press, Tammy, edits the online journal Unearthed, and is a Lecturer of writing and storytelling at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He lives with his wife and their two sons in Syracuse, NY.
Kelsey Down has a bachelor’s degree in English, and she also studied creative writing as an Oxford University summer scholar. She lives in Nashville with her partner, daughter, dog, and cat. Her writing has placed in the Ann Doty Short Fiction Contest and the David O. McKay Essay Contest, and her short story “Heartbeat” was published in the literary magazine Storm Cellar. She is represented by Becky LeJeune at Bond Literary Agency. You can follow Kelsey on Twitter @kladown23.
Lilia Marie Ellis is a trans woman writer from Houston. Her work has appeared in publications including Kanstellation Magazine, River River Journal, and For Women Who Roar. Follow her on Twitter @LiliaMarieEllis!
Beatriz Espejo was born in 1939 in Veracruz, Mexico. She has won numerous Mexican literary awards for her short stories, essays, and journalistic work, and since 2001, an annual short story prize (Premio Nacional de Cuento Beatriz Espejo) has been awarded in her name. She works as a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Alyssa Froehling is a poet from the Chicagoland area currently living in Columbus, OH with her dog. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at The Ohio State University and poetry editor of The Journal. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Juked, Mid-American Review, New Delta Review, and Radar Poetry. In 2017, she won f(r)iction‘s spring poetry contest judged by Maggie Smith.
Hilah Kohen is the News Editor of Meduza in English (meduza.io/en), the Anglophone edition of an independent Russian-language news outlet. Kohen’s work on the intersections of Russophone literature and politics can also be found in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Music & Literature, and elsewhere. Her translations of poetry by Lida Yusupova are forthcoming in a volume published by Cicada Press.
Brittany Matter and Heather Ayres are, by day, journalists who cover the release of upcoming comics, and, by night, comic book writers seeking to tell their tales through the medium they love. Their comics journalism has been published in the award-winning magazine IMAGE+. Find more of Brittany’s writing on Marvel.com, and Heather’s at Sartorial Geek; and, check out the Kickstarter for their new comics anthology, Kith + Kin, here: http://bit.ly/2Wx0QcH. When not immersed in a graphic novel or making comics, they can be found on Twitter @brittanymatter and Instagram @heatherayreswrites.
Lucien Darjeun Meadows is a writer of English, German, and Cherokee ancestry born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. An AWP Intro Journals Project winner, Lucien has received fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, American Alliance of Museums, Colorado Creative Industries, National Association for Interpretation, and University of Denver, where he is working toward his PhD.
Nina Perrotta is a literary translator and current editorial fellow at Words Without Borders. Her translation work is forthcoming from the Iowa Review and has been published by Asymptote. She recently completed a Fulbright grant in Curitiba, Brazil.
John Reid is an architect and poet from N. Ireland, who is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Poetry at Queen’s University in Belfast. He has been selected twice for the Seamus Heaney Summer School in Belfast and won scholarships twice from the Irish Writer’s Centre in Dublin to the WB Yeats School in Sligo.
Rob Shapiro received an MFA at the University of Virginia where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. His poetry has recently appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ecotone, and Prairie Schooner, where his work received the Edward Stanley Award. He lives in New York City.
Robin Wolfenden is an internationally renowned artist of various mediums. After receiving her BFA from Syracuse University, she worked in New York as a fabric designer, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio with her husband to raise their family. Robin now shares her time between West Palm Beach, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee, where she regularly participates in group exhibitions. Robin’s work has been featured at Art & Invention Gallery, Modern Remains Design Atelier, Art & Soul Cooperative, and St. George’s Episcopal Church. She is presently working on a project with Franklin Bridge Golf Club. To see more of her work, please visit RobinWolfendenArt on Instagram and Facebook.
Lida Yusupova‘s work has facilitated the rise of a new generation of queer Russophone poets. She is the author of numerous journal publications as well as collections such as Ritual C-4 (2013), Dead Dad (2016, winner of the Razlichiye Prize), and a volume in English translation that is forthcoming from Cicada Press. She lives in San Pedro, Belize, and Toronto, Canada, with Juju the dog, who frequently finds herself wearing the cone of shame.